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August 28, 2006 - Industry News

World’s Largest Truck Convoy Slated Sept. 16

In an attempt to maintain Guinness Book of World Record status, law enforcement and truckers throughout the United States and Canada will join forces to hold the World’s Largest Truck Convoy on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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August 28, 2006 - Industry News

Petro Opens Franchise in Napoleon, Ohio

Petro Stopping Centers has opened a new Petro franchise location in Napoleon, Ohio at U.S. Highways 6 & 24 at the Industrial Drive Exit. The new location is the fifth Petro in the state of Ohio,

August 28, 2006 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Transportation Has New O-O Payment Program

Barr-Nunn Transportation offers a new program for northeast regional owner-operators that guarantees them $425 a day ($2,125 a week), $1.19 guaranteed fuel protection, 100 percent fuel surcharge, payment of excess fuel taxes and guaranteed home time.

August 24, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.7 Percent in July

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index increased for the third time in the last four months, rising 0.7 percent in July. The latest increase followed a 0.4 percent contraction in June.

August 24, 2006 - Industry News

Big Truck Crash Fatalities, Injuries Down in 2005

A new report on 2005 highway crashes issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows a small decline in the number of fatalities from large truck crashe

August 24, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Unveils Model Motor Carrier/Broker Agreements

The American Trucking Associations has released two model agreements that can be used to help structure contractual relationships between motor carriers and brokers. The model contracts – a short and a long version – were develope

August 22, 2006 - Industry News

B.C. Inspector Wins 2006 North American Inspectors Championship

Richard Roberts, a commercial vehicle inspector from the Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada, took top honors at the North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC) held in New Orleans Aug. 14-20.

August 22, 2006 - Industry News

International Supplying Ford with New Diesel Engine

International Truck and Engine Corp., a Navistar company, said Tuesday it will supply Ford Motor Co. with a new 6.4-liter Ford Power Stroke Diesel engine for the 2008 Ford F-Series Super Duty

August 22, 2006 - Industry News

Terion Product Tracks, Monitors Intermodal Containers

Terion has announced the launch of FleetView 3C — a product extension designed specifically for managing domestic intermodal containers.

August 21, 2006 - Industry News

Hyundai Translead Adds New Master Parts Dealer

Stuart James, vice president of sales, has announced the addition of Aurora Parts as a master parts dealer for Hyundai Translead, as well as the complete restructuring of Hyundai Translead’s Aftermarket Department.

August 21, 2006 - Industry News

OTA Joins the EPA’s Smartway Partnership

The Ontario Trucking Association is the first Canadian-based organization to become an affiliate member of the Smartway partnership program. The SmartWay Transport Partnership program is an innovative voluntary collaboratio

August 21, 2006 - Industry News

CVSA Checking Rigs for Bad Brakes Next Week

Beginning Aug. 27 and running through Sept. 2, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be inspecting heavy-duty vehicles throughout the country for bad brakes during its Brake Safety Week

August 21, 2006 - Industry News

Nominations Sought for Automotive Communicator of the Year

The Automotive Public Relations Council (APRC) has created the APRC Communicator of the Year award to recognize the efforts and accomplishments of these industry professionals

August 21, 2006 - Industry News

J. J. Keller Designs Alcohol, Drug Testing Training Program

J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. has introduced “Alcohol & Drug Testing: Driver Awareness Training,” a program designed to help companies comply with DOT’s alcohol and drug testing and training requirements

August 21, 2006 - Industry News

F.T. Silfies Wins Big Award at Carlisle All Truck Nationals

Shown are several of the spruced-up F.T. Silfies trucks.

F.T. Silfies Inc., a regional mid-Atlantic dry bulk carrier, entered 10 tractor-trailer combinations in the 16th Annual Carlisle All Truck Nationals in Carlisle, Pa., held Aug. 4-6, 2006. The fleet was honored with the Bill Miller’s Choice Award –

August 21, 2006 - Industry News

Mack Trucks Adds Florida Parts Distribution Center To Its Network

Mack Trucks Inc. has significantly expanded its customer and dealer support with the addition of a new parts distribution center in Jacksonville, Florida. The new facility joins existing PDCs in Reno, Chicago, Dallas, Baltimore, Memphis and Toronto

August 21, 2006 - Industry News

Volvo Opens New Parts Distribution Center in Jacksonville

Volvo Trucks North America has opened a new parts distribution center in Jacksonville, Fla. The new center allows overnight ground shipment of Volvo parts to customers throughout Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and parts of Alabama

August 21, 2006 - Industry News

Used Truck Association Hosts Management Seminar Oct. 10-12

The Used Truck Association is now taking reservations for its Used Truck Management Seminar Oct. 10-12 at the Clarion Airport Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. Topics for discussion include:

August 21, 2006 - Industry News

TruckMovers.com Equips Drivers with GPS

Kansas City-based TruckMovers.com Inc. said it is equipping all of its drivers with Sprint PCS mobile phones that include Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Through GPS, customers are now abl

August 18, 2006 - Industry News

CTL Announces Bull Dog Award Winner

CTL Distribution Inc. announced that Illinois native Roy Witthoft is the winner of the August 2006 Bull Dog Award. The Bull Dog Award, which is presented to acknowledge an employee’s

August 18, 2006 - Industry News

Freightliner Closing Reconfigured Daycab Plant

Freightliner LLC has announced that it is closing its Reconfigured Day Cab manufacturing operation in Tooele, Utah. Shutdown of manufacturing operations will occur on a phased basis through October and early November.

August 18, 2006 - Industry News

Autero Backing Alert System Easy to Install

Fleet owners have claimed their No. 1 obstacle to installing safety technology on their vehicles is the high cost. Autero has eliminated that excuse with cutting-edge wireless technology that is simple to install.

August 18, 2006 - Industry News

Yokohama Announces Price Hikes for All Tires

Due to the soaring cost of raw materials, Yokohama will increase prices on all products starting Oct. 1, 2006. The continued record escalation of raw material costs, petroleum-related material costs and energy costs have made cost increases a necessity

August 18, 2006 - Industry News

New Kenworth T660 Features Enhanced Fuel Economy

The new aerodynamic and highly efficient Kenworth T660 model is attracting considerable customer interest as Kenworth begins accepting orders for customer delivery with 2007 EPA-compliant engines

August 17, 2006 - Industry News

PacLease Announces New Locations to Serve Texas

Paccar Leasing Co. (PacLease) continues to steadily expand its franchise network in North America with the addition of three Texas locations in Corpus Christi, Laredo, and Pharr. The new branch locations

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