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June 19, 2007 - Industry News

Webb Wheel, Leland Brake Form Partnership

The aftermarket business units of Webb Wheel Products Inc. and Leland Brake & Wheel Parts have formed a strategic partnership to source and supply brake systems components to the heavy-duty aftermarket.

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Ships Packages to Reservists in Iraq

Some 17 National Guard reservists serving in the nation's military had their day brightened recently with the arrival of "care packages" from their co-workers at Con-way Freight. The company's employees recently completed their sixth Con-way Cares drive

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

Smith System Offers Driver's Log Series

Smith System, a professional driver training organization, has introduced The Driver's Log, a new educational series that ties the results of driver training to the real-world management issues of both truck and car fleets

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

SuperRigs Event Runs Thursday Through Saturday at Joplin Petro

The 25th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition gets under way this Thursday through Saturday, June 21- 23 in Joplin, Mo., at the Joplin Petro Stopping Center, I-44, exit 4. The SuperRigs competition is the premier truck beauty contest

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June 18, 2007 - Industry News

Heartland Express Named Top Supplier for Sears Holdings

Heartland Express Inc. recently received top honors at the Sears Holdings' 2006 Partners in Progress awards, picking up the award for 2006 Supplier of the Year

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

PLM Trailer Leasing Equips Units with StarTrak

StarTrak Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Alanco Technologies, has entered into a long-term agreement with PLM Trailer Leasing (PLM) for the purchase of ReeferTrak monitoring and control systems, with initial product deliveries expected to exceed $1 million.

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

DENSO in China to Produce Diesel Common Rail Systems

DENSO Corp. has established DENSO (Changzhou) Fuel Injection System Co. Ltd., to produce common rail systems for diesel vehicles in Changzhou, Jiangsu, China. The investment will total approximately 4 billion yen

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

TMC Driver Wins Wheel Master Award

TMC Transportation, a division of Annett Holdings Inc., among the largest privately held flatbed carriers in the nation, honored TMC driver Bill Copenhaver with the highest driver honor given by TMC, the Wheel Master Award for 2006.

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Named Supplier of the Year

Schneider Logistics Inc., has been named 2006 Supplier of the Year by PolyOne Corp., a global supplier of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions.

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Earns Safety Award for a Third Year

Barr-Nunn Transportation has received a Silver Award by Great West Casualty Co. as part of the 2006 National Fleet Safety Awards Program. The Fleet Safety Award Program drew more than 525 entries from across the country.

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

Averitt Express Adds SkyBitz to 4,000 Trailers

Averitt Express, a provider of freight transportation and supply chain management, has chosen the patented Global Locating System (GLS) trailer tracking technology from SkyBitz.

June 18, 2007 - Industry News

Espar Certifies Fuel-operated Heaters to CARB Regs

Beginning next year, all fuel-operated heaters (bunk heaters and engine pre-heaters) are required to meet the California Air Resource Boards ULEV II (Ultra Low Emission Vehicle's) idling emissions reduction requirements. This regulation affects all Class

June 15, 2007 - Industry News

Smithway Shareholders OK Acquisition by Western Express

Shareholders of Smithway Motor Xpress Corp. approved the company's acquisition by Western Express Inc. late last week, following an announcement made earlier this year

June 15, 2007 - Industry News

NTEA Sets Dates for 2008, 2009 Work Truck Shows

The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) announces that The Work Truck Show will return to Atlanta, Ga., in 2008, and will be held in Chicago, Ill., for the first time in 2009. The association holds the work truc

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June 15, 2007 - Industry News

Expanded AAIA Aftermarket Factbook Now Available

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) announced that the 2007/2008 Aftermarket Factbook Expanded Version is now available to the automotive aftermarket. The 310-page report contains both the traditional AAIA Aftermarket Factboo

June 15, 2007 - Industry News

Dashboards Software Offered to Small, Mid-Sized Fleet

Operators of truck fleets and other vehicles can now take advantage of the same type of software used by Fortune 500 companies to display and monitor essential business activity and performance

June 15, 2007 - Industry News

Marten Transport Orders 2,000-plus Thermo King TriPac APUs

Marten Transport Ltd. of Mondovi, Wis., has placed an order for more than 2,000 Thermo King TriPac Hybrid Auxiliary Idle Reduction and Temperature Management Systems (APUs). The systems will be installed over the next 18 month

June 14, 2007 - Industry News

Schneider National Provides Pro-TREAD Training to Entire Fleet

Schneider National has signed an agreement with Instructional Technologies Inc. (ITI), of Vancouver, Wash., to provide Pro-TREAD Driver Training to its entire fleet. Schneider is the largest truckload carrier to adopt this program

June 13, 2007 - Industry News

Hendrickson Hosts ACOFAS Technician Training Clinic

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) has announced its September technician training clinic, this one to be held at the Hendrickson-International training facility in Woodridge, Ill.

June 13, 2007 - Industry News

Riverside Truck & Equipment Opens Sacramento Branch

Riverside Truck & Equipment Inc. is opening a new branch in mid-July to serve Northern California, Northern Nevada and the greater Northwest. The address is 3025 Evergreen Ave., West Sacramento, CA 95691.

June 13, 2007 - Industry News

Pacer's Distribution Opens LA Warehouse

Pacer Distribution Services Inc. (PDS), the warehousing and distribution arm of Pacer International Inc., has opened a new 52-door transload center in Carson, Calif., to support increased demand for transloading services

June 13, 2007 - Industry News

Decorated Mack CH Sleeper Helps Honor Nation's Heroes

A Mack CH mid-rise sleeper and more than 100 motorcyclists from the New River Valley plant in Dublin, Va., traveled to Washington, D.C. this past Memorial Day weekend to participate in the annual Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom" rally.

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June 13, 2007 - Industry News

Las Vegas Show Truck Winners Announced

Mike Most won Best of Show-Bobtail with this yellow beauty.

Stars & Stripes Truck Show Events held its 7th truck beauty show at the Truck Show Las Vegas June 7-9, featuring a lineup of eye-popping trucks and trailers sporting unique paint schemes and plenty of chrome.

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June 13, 2007 - Industry News

Montana Trucking CEO Ray Kuntz Named ATA Chairman

Ray Kuntz

Montana trucking executive Ray Kuntz has been named chairman of the American Trucking Associations, the nation's premier trucking industry trade and advocacy group. The action came as ATA completed its Executive Committee meetin

June 12, 2007 - Industry News

Sterling Truck Rolls Out its New 360 Model

Sterling Truck Corp. continues to expand its growing light commercial vehicles line with a new model introduced this week - the Class 3 Sterling 360. The new truck is the lightest product in Sterling's full rang

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