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January 2, 2007 - Industry News

MEMA Announces Merger of MISG and ANXeBusiness

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) announces the merger of Management Information Systems Group Inc. (MISG) – MEMA’s commercial business-to-business data interchange subsidiar

January 2, 2007 - Industry News

NTEA Welcomes New MVP Members

The latest round of NTEA members qualified for the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Member Verification Program (MVP) is published below.

January 2, 2007 - Industry News

Decker Truck Names Drivers of Month

Fort Dodge, Iowa-based Decker Truck Line has named Dan Welsh as the December Driver/Owner-Operator of the Month for the flatbed division. Dan resides in Pittsburgh, Pa. Selected as Driver of the Month for the reefer/van division was Dean Filmer.

January 2, 2007 - Industry News

Doonan Trailer Corp. Becomes Doonan Specialized Trailer

Doonan Trailer Corp. has been purchased and is now known as Doonan Specialized Trailer, LLC, according to Michael Gordy, Elgen Reynolds and a third “silent partner” in the enterprise

January 2, 2007 - Industry News

Don’t Thump ’Em, Pump ’Em Posters Available

The Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB) is offering free copies of its “Don’t Thump ’em, Pump ’em” poster. The poster promotes the use of tire gauges as a way to keep truck tires properly maintained

January 2, 2007 - Industry News

Western Growers Teams With C.H. Robinson for Shipping Needs

Western Growers of Irvine, Calif., in conjunction with C.H. Robinson Worldwide, has launched a transportation solution designed to improve cost of transportation, service and equipment availability to Western Grower’s members

January 2, 2007 - Industry News

2007 Could Be the Year of Biomethane, Says Fleets & Fuels

Biomethane, chemically the same as natural gas yet available from most organic waste, is emerging as a viable renewable alternative to fossil fuels

December 28, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Plunges 3.6 Percent in November

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index plunged 3.6 percent in November after falling 1.9 percent in October.

Tags: Economy

December 28, 2006 - Industry News

Midland Courier Picks Carrier Logistics for Software System

Midland Courier, a Canadian package delivery company, has teamed with Carrier Logistics Inc. to streamline its freight management system through the use of the CLI Facts operations management and accounting system

December 22, 2006 - Industry News

Karmak Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Illinois-based Karmak, Inc. is celebrating its 25th year of providing business management software systems to heavy duty truck parts distributors, dealers, manufacturers, service shops, lease/rental facilities and fleets

December 22, 2006 - Industry News

Loading Automation Buys Advanced Handling Systems from Morgan Truck Body

Loading Automation Inc. of Wilmington, N.C., has acquired Advanced Handling Systems Inc., a materials handling and systems integration firm based in Morgantown, Pa., from Morgan Corp.

December 22, 2006 - Industry News

Autocar, Cummins Produce ’07 Engine Package

Autocar, working together with engine supply partner Cummins, said it has met the tough new emissions requirements that went into effect this week. The essential problem was to handle the 30 percen

December 22, 2006 - Industry News

Paccar Expands Its Presence in China

Paccar is expanding its business in Asia by opening an office in Shanghai, China. The office will open this year and will focus on purchasing production parts for worldwide operations, as well as the sale of Paccar

December 21, 2006 - Industry News

Maverick Raises Pay for OTR Company Drivers

Maverick Specialized, a division of Maverick Transportation LLC, announced a pay raise that will go into effect Jan. 28 for current and potential drivers. “This pay raise is being instituted to recognize specialized driver

December 21, 2006 - Industry News

Bridgestone Building New Large Tire Plant in Japan

Bridgestone Corp. has announced it will construct a plant to produce large and ultra-large radial tires for mining and construction vehicles in response to growing global demand for those tires. Plans are to build the new plant

December 21, 2006 - Industry News

Top 5 New Aftermarket Products To Be Recognized At HD Aftermarket Week

Suppliers of the five best products introduced into the aftermarket in 2006 will receive awards from Heavy Duty Trucking magazine in late January

Tags: Events

December 21, 2006 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes New Entry Standards, Roadability Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration late this week proposed two new rules – one to toughen standards for entry into the trucking business and the other to require owners of intermodal chassis to maintain that equipment

December 20, 2006 - Industry News

7 Chassis Manufacturers Unveil New Vehicles at The Work Truck Show

Seven leading chassis manufacturers — Dodge, Ford, General Motors, International, Isuzu, Kenworth and Sterling — will unveil new vocational trucks as well as product innovations at The Work Truck Show 2007

Tags: Events

December 20, 2006 - Industry News

Smartway Loan Program Assists Small Fleets

SmartWay Transport is using Small Business Administration lending programs to help small trucking companies save fuel and reduce pollution through “SmartWay Transport Truck Loans.”

December 20, 2006 - Industry News

Wabash Offers TSE Brakes as Standard Equipment

Wabash National has signed a long-term agreement with TSE Brakes Inc. to establish TSE as the standard equipment supplier of air brake actuators on Wabash trailers, including trailers manufactured by its subsidiary, Transcraft Corp.

December 20, 2006 - Industry News

Navistar Says Speculation of Sale ‘A Joke’

A spokesman for Navistar International Corp. Wednesday denied news reports that the company may be open to buyout offers, saying Navistar’s CEO was making light of a question about taking the company private

December 20, 2006 - Industry News

Navistar Says Speculation of Sale ‘A Joke’

A spokesman for Navistar International Corp. Wednesday denied news reports that the company may be open to buyout offers, saying Navistar’s CEO was making light of a question about taking the company private

December 20, 2006 - Industry News

Freightliner Building New Truck Plant in Mexico

Freightliner LLC said it plans to construct a new $300 million truck manufacturing plant in Saltillo, Coahuila, in northern Mexico. Dedicated to the production of Freightliner and Sterling trucks,

December 20, 2006 - Industry News

Hendrickson Gets OK to Buy Dana’s Trailer Suspension and Axle Business

A New York bankruptcy court has authorized Dana Corp. to sell its trailer axle business to Hendrickson USA, which means Hendrickson will assume control of the Lugoff, S.C., trailer products manufacturing facilit

December 20, 2006 - Industry News

GDP, Inflation Slower in Third Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) slowed during the third quarter of 2006 and inflation abated, according to preliminary estimates by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Real GDP increased 2.2 percent compared to 2.6 percen

Tags: Economy

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