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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.

June 13, 2006 - Industry News

TMCA Recognizes Compass Award Winners

The Transportation Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA) recently announced the recipients of the 2006 Compass Awards.

June 13, 2006 - Industry News

UPS ''Green Fleet'' Passes 100 Million-Mile Mark

The UPS fleet of alternative fuel trucks recently hit a major milestone, surpassing more than 100 million miles in delivering packages to homes and businesses.

June 12, 2006 - Industry News

All Freight Systems Hikes O-O Pay to 91 CPM

All Freight Systems Inc., a truckload carrier based in Kansas, has raised its owner-operator pay from 88 cents per mile to 91 cents per mile.

June 12, 2006 - Industry News

OOIDA Backs Bill Limiting Background Check Costs

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association applauds a bill just introduced in the U. S. House of Representatives that limits the amount professional truck drivers can be charged for the background chec

June 12, 2006 - Industry News

Ward Trucking Implements ALK Solutions

ALK Technologies has announced that Ward Trucking has added two new applications to its suite of ALK solutions. Ward has implemented ALK|FleetSuite Tolls and PC*MILER|Streets for use by all three of its operating divisions

June 12, 2006 - Industry News

Heartland Express Raises Pay for Jacksonville Drivers

Heartland Express Inc. of Iowa is raising pay for its drivers in the Jacksonville, Fla. region to 43-cents per mile. Michael Gerdin, president of Heartland Express said, “We were given a direction by our chairman and

June 12, 2006 - Industry News

Tech Talk With TMC Celebrates First Year on Radio

This month marks the first anniversary of "Tech Talk with TMC," produced jointly by the American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council and long-time trucking radio personality Dave Nemo.

June 12, 2006 - Industry News

TMC’s RP Manual Now Available on CD-ROM

One of the trucking industry's best resources for truck maintenance, testing and specification information is now being made available on CD-ROM by the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Associations

June 12, 2006 - Industry News

TravelCenters Expands Its Buffet Offerings at 100 Sites

TravelCenters of America is serving up its new Spice of Life Buffet at nearly 100 TA locations. The improved buffet offers an expanded and enhanced selection of entrees, side dishes and soups

June 12, 2006 - Industry News

Maverick Acquiring Specialized Division of Schneider National

Schneider National Inc., the nation's largest truckload provider, has announced the impending sale of its Specialized Division to Maverick USA Inc., a leading flatbed transportation and logistics provider.

June 12, 2006 - Industry News

Andrew Firestone Launching Historic Truck Convoy This Friday

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has invited Andrew Firestone to be the official launch master, sending off the caravan that is recreating – in reverse – the historic Transcontinental Motor Train of 1919.

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June 12, 2006 - Industry News

Decker Takes Delivery of Its 1,000th Peterbilt

From left to right, are Dan Sobic, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice president; Don Decker, Decker Truck Line president and CEO; and Eric Jorgensen, JXE president and CEO.

Marking a business relationship that began a quarter of a century ago, Decker Truck Line Inc. and Peterbilt Wisconsin, celebrated the carrier taking delivery of its 1,000th Peterbilt purchased through Peterbilt Wisconsin’s Madison location

June 9, 2006 - Industry News

Iowa 80’s Truck Showroom Bigger Than a Truckstop

The World’s Largest Truckstop has widened the gap with an addition that is larger than most truckstops. The new multi-million dollar Super Truck Showroom at Iowa 80 Truckstop is now open

June 9, 2006 - Industry News

Transport America Raises O-O Pay to 92 CPM

Transport America, a Minnesota-based truckload carrier, said it is increasing owner-operator pay beginning July 1. Under the new pay plan, Owner Operators will earn 92 cents per mile on all miles – loaded and empty.

June 9, 2006 - Industry News

Volvo Picks Suppliers, Test Fleets for Idle Reduction Field Test

Volvo Trucks North America and North Carolina State University (NCSU) announced that two supplier and fleet partners have been chosen for their mobile idle reduction technology (MIRT) field operational test.

June 9, 2006 - Industry News

Ryder Honors Top Carriers of the Year

Ryder System Inc. , a global leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, has named its top carrier selections for the 2005 Ryder Carrier Quality Award

June 9, 2006 - Industry News

Petro Introduces New Iron Skillet Summer Menu

Petro Stopping Centers announced the introduction of a new summer Iron Skillet Restaurant menu, now available at all Iron Skillet Restaurants nationwide.

June 9, 2006 - Industry News

TMC Names Driver of the Quarter

TMC Transportation, a division of Annett Holdings Inc., one of the largest privately-held flatbed carriers in the nation, honored TMC Driver Chuck Spurr with the Driver of the Quarter Award for the first quarter of 2006.

June 9, 2006 - Industry News

International Ends 16-week EPA Education Campaign

International Truck and Engine Corp. has completed the final educational session of a 16-week-long drive that helped prepare more than 2,000 customers in 30 communitie

June 9, 2006 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Drivers Nominate New Driver Advisory Council

Barr-Nunn Transportation says its Driver Advisory Council is a vital part of its culture, emphasizing the importance of including drivers in the decision-making processes of the company.

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