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June 8, 2007 - Industry News

XTRA Lease Enhances Trailer Tracking Features

Idle trailers could become scarce for fleets using leased trailers, thanks to a new set of trailer tracking features launched by XTRA Lease. With new custom landmarking tools and the ability to isolate dormant trailer

June 8, 2007 - Industry News

Speedco Opens Newest Location in Irving, Texas

Speedco has opened a new location in Irving, Texas, featuring three lube bays. The store plans to open tire lanes later this year

June 8, 2007 - Industry News

Mack Truck Performance Tour Hits the Road

Twenty Mack Granite and Pinnacle trucks will fan out across North America later this month to demonstrate performance and power of these vehicles equipped with '07-certified Mack MP engines. The trucks are part of the "Mack Performance Tour"

Tags: Events

June 7, 2007 - Industry News

'Choose Your Wheels' Winner Opts for 2007 Ford Pickup

Michael Haas of Saint Regis, Mont., is driving a brand new 2007 Ford 4x4 pickup truck as part of the Trans-System's "Choose Your Wheels" referral program. Each referring employee was entered in a drawing for the grand priz

June 7, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Warns 4-wheelers About Dangers of 'Drafting'

The American Trucking Associations is urging automobile drivers to avoid the dangerous practice of tailgating heavy trucks in efforts to increase fuel economy. The nation's largest trucking industry trade group als

June 7, 2007 - Industry News

Averitt Express Picks Fuller UltraShift for 500 New Trucks

Eaton Corp. has announced that Averitt Express of Cookeville, Tenn., has recently taken delivery of 500 new trucks for its fleet - all equipped with new Fuller UltraShift LST (Linehaul Standard) heavy-duty automated transmissions

June 6, 2007 - Industry News

Mike Ryan Drives In Discovery Channel's "MythBusters" Tonight

Big Rig racer and Hollywood stunt driver, Mike Ryan, makes his Discovery Channel debut in the hit show "MythBusters" tonight at 9 p.m. (E/P

Tags: Events

June 6, 2007 - Industry News

Celadon Group Acquires Truckload Assets from Air Road Express

Celadon Group Inc. has announced that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries has purchased the truckload business and certain tractors and trailers of Air Road Express Inc.

June 5, 2007 - Industry News

Kenworth Tech Tour Now Includes Bendix ESP, Air Disc Brakes

Bendix air disc brake

Kenworth Truck Co. has added the Bendix ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes from Bendix Spicer Foundation Brakes as part of the Kenworth Clean Power Technology Tou

Tags: Events

June 5, 2007 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Touts Fuel Protection Program

Barr-Nunn Transportation said is continuing with its fuel protection program, offering fuel at $1.29 per gallon for all purchases from June 24 through Dec. 23, 2007

June 5, 2007 - Industry News

Averitt Express Names 8 to 'Over 20 Team'

Cookeville, Tenn.-based Averitt Express recently honored eight of its associates for 20 years of service. Recognized were Fred Ansert, of Louisville, Ky.; Clarence Brooks, Blountsville, Ala.; Kenny Daugherty, Hartford, Ky.

June 4, 2007 - Industry News

Paccar Financial Completes European Acquisition

Paccar Financial Services (PFS) has completed its acquisition of Truck Center Hauser GmbH in Germany. "This acquisition accelerates the launch of the PacLease brand in Europe and sets the stage for rapid deployment in German

June 4, 2007 - Industry News

HDT, RoadStar Editors Win 9 ASBPE Awards

Newport Communications announced that its editors have won nine awards in the 2007 Awards of Excellence competition held by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). Founded in 1964, ASBPE is the professional association for full-time and freelance editors

June 4, 2007 - Industry News

Roadranger.com Features Point And Click Clutch Selection

A new interactive clutch selector is now available online at Roadranger.com to help maintenance professionals select and order Fuller replacement clutches. The Fuller Aftermarket Clutch Selector provides customized results

June 4, 2007 - Industry News

Economy Still Growing, Albeit Slowly

June opened with a series of reports indicating slow economic growth, but growth nonetheless. The Institute for Supply Management's latest Manufacturing Report on Business logged the fourth consecutive month of expansion.

Tags: Economy

June 4, 2007 - Industry News

Southeastern Freight Lines Shops Attain 100% ACE Certifications

Southeastern Freight Lines has announced that its shops in Kinston and Raleigh, N.C., have attained 100 percent ACE certification for all 12 associates and two supervisors. Average scores for both shops were 92 percent

June 1, 2007 - Industry News

Bridgestone Americas Completes Bandag Purchase

Saul Solomon

Bridgestone Americas Holding (BSAH) has completed its $1.05 billion acquisition of Bandag Inc. Former BSAH Vice President and General Counsel Saul Solomon has been named chairman, CEO and president of Bridgestone Bandag

June 1, 2007 - Industry News

NationaLease Gets PIC USA Transportation Contract

NationaLease has been awarded a $12 million contract to provide Integrated Transportation Logistics Services to PIC USA, Hendersonville, Tenn., the leading supplier of pork breeding stock in the United States.

June 1, 2007 - Industry News

Schneider National Bulk Carriers Gets Responsible Care Certification

Wisconsin-based Schneider National Bulk Carriers, a division of Schneider National Inc., has been awarded the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care Certification.

June 1, 2007 - Industry News

ConocoPhillips Upgrades 76 Super Diesel Synthetic Blend to CJ-4 Quality

ConocoPhillips Co. has announced that 76 Super Diesel synthetic blend motor oil has been upgraded to API CJ-4 quality. 76 Super Diesel is specially developed for use in diesel engines

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 1, 2007 - Industry News

Driving School, Fleet Backing Women in Trucking Inc.

The Women in Trucking Association (WIT) has announced that women who receive their certificate in driver training at Arkansas State University - Newport's Commercial Driver Training Institute, will automaticall

June 1, 2007 - Industry News

Navistar Wins $623 Million Contract for Mine-resistant Military Vehicles

Navistar International Corp.'s military subsidiary has been awarded a $623 million contract by the U.S. Marine Corps to provide 1,200 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles to be delivered by the end of February 2008.

May 31, 2007 - Industry News

CFL Wins Grand Trophy for Safety Program.

Central Freight Lines Inc., an LTL carrier and one of the largest intrastate carriers in Texas, has won the Texas Motor Transportation Association's Grand Trophy for Safety. CFL was up against seven other strong companie

May 31, 2007 - Industry News

Transport America Recognizes 2006 Drivers of the Year

Minnesota-based carrier Transport America has recognized company driver Troy Kasprowicz and contractor Douglas Gardener as its 2006 Drivers of the Year. The two were honored with their families at ceremonie

May 31, 2007 - Industry News

Rihm Kenworth Opens Southern Minnesota Facility

Rihm Kenworth has expanded customer support with the opening of a new full-service facility in Albert Lea, Minn., located near the intersection of Interstate 90 and Interstate 35. A member of the Kenworth dealer network

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