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February 5, 2007 - Industry News

Bentz Acquires 135,000-square-foot Facility

Bentz Transport Products Inc. has acquired a new facility for its operations. The 135,000-square-foot facility, a former tier 1 automotive facility, is located on 18 acres in the Ossian Industrial Par

February 5, 2007 - Industry News

Hoekstra Transportation Honors Its Driver of the Year

Hoekstra Transportation, St. Anne, Ill., has honored Ron Leoni as its Driver of the Year for 2006. Leoni joined Hoekstra in 2005 with a background in the transportation business

February 5, 2007 - Industry News

DOT Budget Seeks $67 Billion for Road Construction, Congestion, Safety Programs

The Bush Administration is requesting $67 billion for 2008 to finance key transportation construction, congestion relief and safety programs, and to provide the framework for reforming the aviation system

February 5, 2007 - Industry News

Mystik Heavy Duty Engine Oil Exceeds Emission Standards

New Mystik JT-8 Emissions Management Technology (EMT) engine oil is specifically formulated to exceed the American Petroleum Institute’s CJ-4 requirement for today’s high-performance diesel engines.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 5, 2007 - Industry News

PeopleNet Enhances Its PerformX Vehicle Management System

PeopleNet has announced two major enhancements to PerformX, its vehicle management system. Fault codes, the first enhancement, will enable PerformX to alert fleet maintenance managers of vehicle malfunctions and future maintenance issue

February 2, 2007 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks North America Sets Truck Sales Record in 2006

Volvo Trucks North America sold a record number of trucks in 2006, and increased its market share for the fourth consecutive year

February 2, 2007 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Selling its Emissions Technologies Business

ArvinMeritor Inc. announced Friday that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Emissions Technologies business group to One Equity Partners (OEP), an equity investment firm based in New York.

February 2, 2007 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor to Sell Emissions Technologies Group

ArvinMeritor Inc. announced Friday that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Emissions Technologies business group to One Equity Partners (OEP), an equity investment firm based in New York.

February 1, 2007 - Industry News

14 Projects Make the Cut for Future Corridors

Big plans to reduce traffic tie-ups on several of the nation’s busiest highways are one step closer to becoming a reality as a short list of interstate corridors under the Corridors of the Future program

Tags: Highways

February 1, 2007 - Industry News

Vibrating Earpiece Seen as Driver Fatigue Buster

Amsterdam-based Safety-Ear Europe says it has developed an affordable fatigue detection device that might prevent many serious accidents every year.

February 1, 2007 - Industry News

Saia Announces Acquisition of Madison Freight Systems

Saia Inc., a leading multi-regional less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier, has acquired Madison Freight Systems Inc., a less-than-truckload carrier.

February 1, 2007 - Industry News

Isuzu Introduces All-new N-Series for 2008

For the 2008 model year, Isuzu Truck is introducing a new N-Series that delivers more cab room, enhanced safety features and more power. The N-Series – the best-selling low cab forward truck in its segment –

February 1, 2007 - Industry News

Fed Leaves Rates Alone

The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it will leave interest rates where they are, at least for the time being. "Recent indicators have suggested somewhat firmer economic growth

Tags: Economy

January 31, 2007 - Industry News

Safety Means More Paid Miles For Roehl Drivers

Roehl Transport Inc., the Wisconsin-based carrier has a safety record that puts more dollars in its drivers’ pockets every day

January 31, 2007 - Industry News

International ProStar Rolls Off Assembly Line

International Truck’s new aerodynamic Class 8 tractor, the flagship International ProStar, is rolling off the assembly line as scheduled at the company’s state-of-the-art Chatham, Ontario, plant. A gradual ramp-up is planned for this new-from-the-tires-up vehicle.

January 31, 2007 - Industry News

Caterpillar Reman Acquires Remy Subsidiary Companies

Caterpillar Inc. and Remy International Inc. announced today that Caterpillar is acquiring certain assets of Franklin Power Products Inc. and International Fuel Systems Inc., subsidiaries of Remy International. The deal is expected to close soo

January 31, 2007 - Industry News

AAIA Publishes 5 Market Research Reports

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) recently published five market research reports, analyzing trends in the aftermarket industry. Topics range from collision repair and equipment purchasing trends to reports on brakes and filters

January 31, 2007 - Industry News

Schneider National Wins 2006 INFORMS Prize

Schneider National Inc. has been named the winner of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences’ (INFORMS) annual INFORMS Prize. The international scientific society recognized Schneide

January 31, 2007 - Industry News

Bostrom Seats Available as Option on International Trucks

Accuride Corp. has announced that truck seats from its Bostrom Seating division are now available as options on International trucks sold in North America. Available options for International are Bostrom

January 31, 2007 - Industry News

Fittipaldi Enhances Asset Visibility at Averitt Express

Fittipaldi Logistics Inc., which develops software focusing on the freight transportation industry, will begin implementing its proprietary Emmologic software to provide visibility of internal assets for Averitt Express' Integrated Services Unit.

January 31, 2007 - Industry News

Decker Truck Names Drivers of the Month

Decker Truck Line Inc. has named Mike Juhl as the January 2007 Driver/Owner-Operator of the Month for the Flatbed division. Juhl has been at Decker Truck Line for four years and lves in Somers, Iowa with his family

January 31, 2007 - Industry News

Economic Growth Outpaces Expectations

The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2006, outpacing predictions by most economists, according to preliminary estimates by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Tags: Economy

January 31, 2007 - Industry News

Truck Idling Regs Available for Drivers and Fleets

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) said the latest version of its Idling Regulations Compendium is now available online at www.atri-online.org

January 30, 2007 - Industry News

Prime Driver Named Missouri Driver of the Month

The Missouri Motor Carriers Association recently selected Harvey Williams as Missouri Driver of the Month for December 2006. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the State Highway Patrol,

January 30, 2007 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Selects PAR Logistics Management Systems

PAR Technology Corp. has announced that J.B. Hunt Transport Services has selected PAR’s Refrigerated Trailer Tracking system for its fleet of refrigerated trailers. J.B. Hunt will roll out

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