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August 14, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Thanks Truck Drivers By Offering Free Calls

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) will once again roll out its "phone home" campaign to help America's truck drivers celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation (NTDAW) week Aug. 20-26.

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August 14, 2006 - Industry News

Jevic Wins Quest for Quality Award

Jevic Transportation Inc. announced it has won Logistics Management magazine's 23rd annual Quest for Quality Award. This prestigious prize is based solely on customer evaluations and is considered among the transportation industry's highest honors.

August 14, 2006 - Industry News

Eaton, EPA Display Hydraulic Hybrid UPS Truck

Eaton Corp. and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have showcased the first-ever hydraulic hybrid diesel urban delivery vehicle. The EPA's patented hydraulic hybrid diesel technology is

August 14, 2006 - Industry News

BorgWarner Thermal Systems Standard on Freightliners

BorgWarner Thermal Systems fans and fan drives will be standard equipment on all Freightliner Class 8 trucks, beginning Jan. 1, 2007. The three-year agreement between Freightliner and BorgWarner Thermal Systems will provide customer

August 11, 2006 - Industry News

NAST Kicks Off 2006 Truck-Lite Trophy Season

The Monroe County Fairgrounds in Monroe, Mich., marked the beginning of the 2006 National Association of Show Trucks (NAST) Truck-Lite trophy series

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August 11, 2006 - Industry News

Truckomat Truck Wash Opens in Wytheville, Va.

Truckomat Corp. has announced the opening of a new location in Wytheville, Va. at I-81 Exit 77. Truckomat facilities are opened 24 hours a day, seven days a week

August 11, 2006 - Industry News

Wabash National Wins PSI Customer Excellence Award

Pressure Systems International (PSI) has presented Wabash National with its 2005 Customer Excellence Award. Wabash National was chosen by PSI to receive this annual award in recognition of its continued

August 11, 2006 - Industry News

Prime Honors Missouri’s Driver of the Month

The Missouri Motor Carrier’s Association recently named Robert Conger as Missouri’s Driver of the Month for June 2006.

August 11, 2006 - Industry News

Webb Wheel Obtains Trademark for Parts Numbers

Webb Wheel Products Inc., a leading U.S. brake drum manufacturer, has obtained United States federal trademark registrations for its part numbers in order to stop the use of its numbers by other manufacturers

August 11, 2006 - Industry News

Maverick Transportation Names Top Drivers

Maverick Transportation has announced its second-quarter recipients of Driver of the Month honors for 2006

August 11, 2006 - Industry News

NTEA Releases 2006 Distributor Profit Report

By controlling specific factors of high-profit performance, a typical distributor can increase profits annually by 5 percent or $300,000, concludes the 2006 National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) Distributor Profit Report.

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August 11, 2006 - Industry News

International Truck to Offer Continental, General Tires

Continental Tire North America Inc. (CTNA) has signed an agreement with International Truck and Engine Corp. to supply International branded trucks with Continental tires.

August 10, 2006 - Industry News

Old Time Truck Show Sept. 1-2 in Ohio

Old trucks are fun, and the Old Time Truck Show, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 1 and 2, brings all the fun to the Warren County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Ohio.

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August 10, 2006 - Industry News

Truck Web Services Launches New, Improved Web Site

Truck Web Services, a recently established realm within Trader Publishing Co.’s Vehicle Web Services division, has launched a new web site that boasts technology designed to be an all-inclusive business solutio

August 10, 2006 - Industry News

Decker Truck Line Announces Drivers of the Month

Fort Dodge, Iowa-based Decker Truck Line Inc. has announced that Gary Moneypenny was selected as the July 2006 Driver of the Month for the Flatbed division. Moneypenny is a company driver who has been with Decker since March of 2002.

August 10, 2006 - Industry News

Old Dominion Installs Iteris Safety Technology

Old Dominion Freight Line will install Iteris' Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system in 1,200 tractors in its existing fleet with plans to make LDW part of its standard specification on all new truck purchases in the future.

August 10, 2006 - Industry News

Chevron’s Lubricants University Has New Courses on Gear Lubrication, Coolants

Chevron’s Lubricants University, an educational web site focused on lubrication and coolant issues, is introducing two new courses, “Fundamentals of Industrial Gear Lubrication” and “Fundamentals of Heavy Duty Coolants,

August 10, 2006 - Industry News

Dart Transit Lauded for Safety, Operational Excellence

Great West Casualty has awarded Dart Transit Co. with its “Platinum Award” for safety and operational excellence.

August 9, 2006 - Industry News

CAT Scale Announces Weigh To Win Truckstop Tour

As part of the CAT Scale Weigh To Win Sweepstakes that will begin Aug. 24th, the grand prize – a bright yellow International CXT – will be making a tour of CAT Scale truckstop locations late this summer.

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August 8, 2006 - Industry News

Cummins Opens First Technical Center in China

Cummins Inc. further strengthened its engine research and development capability in China by officially opening its first technical center in central China's Wuhan City this week.

August 8, 2006 - Industry News

TCA Audio Conference Covers Workers’ Comp Trends

The Truckload Carriers Association will host an audio conference from noon to 1:30 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, Aug. 17, called “Workers’ Compensation Trends: Managing the Far Flung Driver Workforce.

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August 8, 2006 - Industry News

Kenworth of South Florida Named as New Dealer Franchise

Kenworth Truck Co. has named Kenworth of South Florida as a new dealer serving the south Florida region that includes the counties surrounding Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Fort Pierce, Vero

August 8, 2006 - Industry News

Schneider National Adopts Mitchell 1’s Tractor-Trailer.net

Mitchell 1, which provides technical information for vehicle maintenance, service and repair, has announced that Schneider National Inc. has signed a contract to use Mitchell 1’s Tractor-Trailer.net

August 7, 2006 - Industry News

CTL Announces Bull Dog Award Winner

CTL Distribution Inc. has named Joey Noah, professional tank truck driver of the company’s Mobile, Ala., terminal, as the winner of the July 2006 Bull Dog Award.

August 7, 2006 - Industry News

Survey: Driver Shortage, Fuel, Operating Costs Top Fleet Concerns

America's private truck fleets are increasingly employing telematics to help drive down the cost of doing business, according to industry leaders responding to a survey commissioned by PHH FirstFleet.

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