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June 27, 2006 - Industry News

Transport America Recognizes Drivers of the Month

Minnesota-based truckload carrier Transport America announces its April 2006 Drivers of the Month. These drivers are honored for outstanding service to Transport America and its customers during the month of April.

June 27, 2006 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Approaching Full Production Speed at Brake Facilities

ArvinMeritor ratified a contract with the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) at its Commercial Vehicle Systems brake facility in Tilbury, Canada on June 14. Employees at that facility returned to work

June 27, 2006 - Industry News

TIA, Trucking Groups at Odds Over Model Contract

The American Trucking Associations and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association are cautioning members about the use of a model broker-carrier agreement recently released by the Transportation Intermediaries Association.

June 27, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Lauds Panel’s Action on Hazmat Background Checks

The American Trucking Associations said it approves of actions last week by a House subcommittee to narrow the application of fingerprint-based screening requirements to drivers who transport security sensitive materials.

June 27, 2006 - Industry News

Falcon Transport Announces Pay Increase

Falcon Transport of Youngstown, Ohio, is implementing a pay increase for all company drivers in their van divisions.

June 27, 2006 - Industry News

EPA Issues Final Report on Boutique Fuels

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report by the Boutique Fuels Task Force to analyze the impacts of boutique fuels, or fuel blends, used by states to help meet clean air standards.

June 27, 2006 - Industry News

ATRI Names 3 New Board Members

The American Transportation Research Institute announced Monday it has appointed three new members to its board of directors. The new directors were appointed by ATRI Chairman Doug Duncan

June 26, 2006 - Industry News

Schneider, Rail Execs Launch Ohio Valley Train Service

Schneider National Inc., national railroad executives and elected officials gathered in Marion, Ohio, last week to celebrate the arrival of dedicated train service to manufacturers and businesses in the Ohio River Valley.

June 26, 2006 - Industry News

Paccar and Cummins in Class 6 and 7 Engine Accord

Paccar Inc. and Cummins Inc. Monday announced an agreement for the Cummins’ 6- and 8-liter engines to be installed exclusively in Peterbilt and Kenworth’s North American conventional medium-duty commercial vehicles

June 26, 2006 - Industry News

Al Stecklein Elected 2006-2007 MEMA Chairman

Alfred L. (Al) Stecklein, group president, Worldwide Aftermarket Division of Gates Corp., Denver, Colo., has been elected 2006-2007 chairman of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) Board of Directors

June 26, 2006 - Industry News

Mineta Sets Departure Date of July 7

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta said his last in office will be Friday, July 7. Mineta’s letter of resignation to President Bush was made public late last week

June 23, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Applauds Bill To Modify Hazmat Security Checks

The American Trucking Associations applauded actions by a House subcommittee to narrow the application of fingerprint-based screening requirements to drivers who transport security-sensitive materials

June 22, 2006 - Industry News

Truckers Offered Chance to Save Environment – and Save Cash

Small-to-medium trucking firms in Oregon, California and Washington have a new way to become more environmentally friendly while saving money.

June 22, 2006 - Industry News

Engine Group Looks At Higher Biodiesel Blends

The Engine Manufacturers Association announced the release of a test specification for biodiesel fuel to facilitate testing and evaluation of how blended biodiesel fuels perform in today's clean-burning diesel engines

June 22, 2006 - Industry News

ALK Product Addresses Toll Jitters

Major North American businesses are moving quickly to deal with the looming impact of tolls on their transportation costs, according to ALK Technologies, provider of map and location-based technologies for the transportation industry

June 21, 2006 - Industry News

EPA Unveils Unique Hydraulic Hybrid Diesel Delivery Truck

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday unveiled the first-ever series hydraulic hybrid diesel urban delivery vehicle, which will provide dramatic improvements in fuel economy

June 20, 2006 - Industry News

Peterbilt Names 2005 North American Dealer of the Year

Don and Terry Pasiuk, dealer principals of Peterbilt Pacific – Abbotsford (British Columbia), were recently named the 2005 Peterbilt Dealer of the Year

June 20, 2006 - Industry News

Truck Show Las Vegas Stars and Stripes Winners Announced

Winners of the Truck Show Las Vegas Stars and Stripes Truck Beauty Contest have been announced. The event was sponsored by Peterbilt Motors Co., Chevron DELO, Newport’s RoadStar Magazine,

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June 19, 2006 - Industry News

Capacity Issues Continue to Affect Trucking

According to FTR Associates, a leading transportation research firm, truck industry capacity is expected to remain tight through 2006 and 2007.

June 19, 2006 - Industry News

Some Diesel Fuel Additives Shouldn’t Go in 2007 Diesel Engines

Diesel fuel additives that are not clearly labeled as approved for use in model year 2007, or newer engines, should not be used in new diesel motor vehicles according to the Automotive Specialty Products Alliance (ASPA)

June 18, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Calls California Diesel Bill Costly, Unwise, Redundant

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves urges the state Senate Transportation and Housing Committee to reject a pending California state “magnet bill” that would authorize local air districts

June 16, 2006 - Industry News

Historic Interstates Motor Convoy Gets Rolling in San Francisco

Lt. Col. Dwight D. Eisenhower, right, shown in 1919 photo at Harvey Firestone farm during transcontinental convoy.

In a two-hour event highlighted by speeches, music, a color guard and early-morning views of San Francisco Bay, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) sent a 25-vehicle motor convo

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June 14, 2006 - Industry News

Country’s Trace Adkins to Greet Drivers at Las Vegas Show

Those attending the Truck Show Las Vegas will have the opportunity to meet country music superstar Trace Adkins this Saturday. He’ll be will be signing autographs and talking to drivers at IdleAire Technologies

June 13, 2006 - Industry News

Truck & Trailer Frame Straightening Clinic Sept. 6-7 in Ohio

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS), is holding a truck and trailer chassis frame straightening clinic Sept. 6 and 7 in Akron, Ohio

June 13, 2006 - Industry News

MHC Kenworth Expands South Dallas, Waco Facilities

MHC Kenworth recently expanded services to its customers in Dallas and Waco by relocating MHC Kenworth – South Dallas and MHC Kenworth – Waco into two brand new facilities.

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