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November 20, 2007 - Industry News

VDOT Opens Traffic Management Center in Salem

Just in time for the Thanksgiving travel holiday, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has opened its new Salem Traffic Management Center. The 19,400-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will serve

Tags: Highways

November 20, 2007 - Industry News

Grote Industries' Robotic LED Production Wins Award

Grote Industries Product Development Engineer Edward Sitarski, had more than a good idea when he proposed automating manual terminal connector LED production. What he had was a manufacturing breakthrough.

November 20, 2007 - Industry News

Conference Board: U.S. Households to Spend More on Christmas This Year Than Last

U.S. households are expected to spend an average of $471 on gifts during the holiday season, up from last year's estimate of $449, The Conference Board reported Tuesday. The Conference Board is the world's preeminent business

Tags: Economy

November 20, 2007 - Industry News

MSM Canadian Transport Among LA's Fastest-growing Firms

MSM Canadian Transport has been named one of the 100 fastest-growing private companies in Los Angeles for the second consecutive year, according to the Los Angeles Business Journal

November 19, 2007 - Industry News

ITLC Names J. Braxton Vick to Chairman Post

The Information Technology & Logistics Council of the American Trucking Associations has named J. Braxton Vick and Vicki L. Schluter to serve as the council's first chair and vice chair in 2008.

November 19, 2007 - Industry News

1-10 Closure in Louisiana Extended Up to 15 Days

Interstate-10 in Louisiana between Lafayette and Baton Rouge will be closed another 12 to 15 days while crews battle a natural gas well fire near Ramah, state Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) officials said Monday

Tags: Highways

November 19, 2007 - Industry News

2008 Shipper Symposium April 22-24 in Northwest Arkansas

Transplace Inc., a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, will focus its 2008 Shipper Symposium on sustainability in the transportation industry, and has moved the sixth annual signature

Tags: Events

November 19, 2007 - Industry News

NLM Redesigns its Web Site to Reflect New Identity

Non-asset based third-party logistics provider NLM - which recently combined four independently operated logistics providers into the unified NLM - has re-launched its web site. The new web site, located at

November 19, 2007 - Industry News

TireVigil Pro 2.8 Debuts for Fleet Customers

TireStamp has released TireVigil Pro 2.8 for fleet customers and tire service providers. TireVigil Pro 2.8 is a fully integrated and interactive tire alerting and monitoring solution that gives full tire maintenance throug

November 19, 2007 - Industry News

Lowe's to Build Flatbed Distribution Center in Purvis, Miss.

Lowe's Cos., Inc. announced plans to build a new flatbed distribution center in Purvis, Miss., a $15 million facility that will supply products to more than 60 Lowe's retail stores in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida

November 19, 2007 - Industry News

Alcoa Delivers Aluminum Truck Bodies to Belgian Firm

Alcoa said a team from its Alcoa Auto and Truck Structures business in Hungary delivered custom lightweight aluminum truck bodies in three months to a company in Belgium. These new truck bodies, made from aluminum extrusions

November 19, 2007 - Industry News

Roadmaster Drivers School Acquires North Carolina Location

Roadmaster has acquired Interstate Driving Academy in Dunn, N.C., 40 miles north of Fayetteville. Renamed Roadmaster Drivers School of North Carolina, Roadmaster offers truck driver training and CDL exam preparation at the new location.

November 16, 2007 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Audio Confab on FMCSA's COMPASS Program

An audio conference called "One-stop Shopping for All Your FMCSA Data," which introduces FMCSA's COMPASS program, will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. (Eastern Time on Dec. 13, hosted by the Truckload Carriers Association

November 16, 2007 - Industry News

Michelin Retread Technologies Celebrates its First Decade

In the past 10 years, Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT) has grown to include 45 franchisees, with 77 retread locations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. During that decade, MRT has opened

November 16, 2007 - Industry News

CNBC Postpones Interview With ATA President

CNBC postponed its interview with ATA President and CEO Bill Graves that had been scheduled for this morning. ATA will issue another notice when he is rescheduled to appear on Squawk Box.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 16, 2007 - Industry News

Heavy Enrollment Prompts HD Dialogue '08 Move to Danny Gans Theatre

With a theme of "Insight: The Future of the Global Commercial Vehicle Industry," this year's annual Heavy Duty Dialogue '08, scheduled for Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, has moved to the Danny Gans Theatre at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

Tags: Events

November 16, 2007 - Industry News

Used Motor Oil Used as Free Heat for the Winter

Truck service centers can get free heat this winter by using Clean Burn energy systems. Used motor oil removed from vehicles on a daily basis at service centers is "fed" into a Clean Burn used oil furnace

November 15, 2007 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Facility Gets $1 Million Facelift

Penske Truck Leasing celebrated the grand reopening of an existing facility in San Leandro, Calif., located on 10755 Bigge St. The Penske-owned two-story building received a $1 million renovation,

November 15, 2007 - Industry News

Idealease Celebrates Its Silver Anniversary

In 1982, against long odds and a bleak economic landscape, the former International Harvester Co. transitioned its full service lease franchise to 11 International Truck dealers who launched Idealease of North America Inc.

November 15, 2007 - Industry News

CFI Unveils Driver-Inspired Pay Package - with More Paychecks

Contract Freighters Inc. (CFI), based in Joplin, Mo., has unveiled a new driver pay package that increases pay by $.01 per mile across the board and offers numerous other driver-requested enhancements.

November 15, 2007 - Industry News

NPTC, J.J. Keller Host Driver Performance Scorecard Webcast

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) is again teaming with J. J. Keller & Associates to present a free webcast on "Driver Performance Scorecards." The webcast will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (Central time) on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

November 14, 2007 - Industry News

House Passes Ban on Cross-Border Truck Program

The House of Representatives Wednesday passed the transportation spending bill that includes a ban on funding the Bush administration's cross-border truck program. Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said he fully expected the funding ban to win fina

November 14, 2007 - Industry News

Right Weigh Expands to Canada and Australia

Right Weigh's international presence is expanding with the addition of new distributors in both Canada and Australia. The Oregon-based company has named Inpro Marketing of Canada, and Smart Truck Solutions of Australia

November 14, 2007 - Industry News

Todco Enhances its Web Site with New Features

Todco, which manufactures and services overhead doors, swing doors and walk ramps for the trucking industry, has given its web site a sleek new look that's not just cosmetic, according to Scott Blackford, vice president of marketing and sales

November 14, 2007 - Industry News

Vipar to Sponsor and Participate in HDAW '08

Vipar Heavy Duty, a leading North American network of independent aftermarket truck parts distributors, has announced its active participation and sponsorship of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW)

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