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October 16, 2007 - Industry News

PA Opens Idle Reduction to Public Comment

A new regulation approved for public comment Tuesday by the Environmental Quality Board will help clean Pennsylvania's air and save trucking companies millions of dollars in diesel fuel. The regulation, developed by th

October 16, 2007 - Industry News

C-TPAT Director Headliner at Cargo Security Forum

The eyefortransport 6th North American Cargo Security will feature Brad Skinner, new director of C-TPAT at U.S. Customs & Border Control. The forum will be held Dec. 4, 5 and 6 at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza in Washington D.C.

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October 16, 2007 - Industry News

Werner Enterprises Revenues Dip 6% for Quarter

Omaha-based Werner Enterprises Inc. said revenues decreased 6 percent to $510.3 million in third quarter 2007 compared to $541.3 million in third quarter 2006. Earnings per share decreased 5 percen

October 16, 2007 - Industry News

J.D. Power: Cat, Cummins Rank Highest in Customer Satisfaction

Caterpillar and Cummins rank highest in satisfying customers with heavy-duty truck engines and transmissions, in their respective segments, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Heavy-Duty Truck Engine/Transmission Study

October 15, 2007 - Industry News

Eaton Sales Up 7% in Third Quarter

Eaton Corp. announced record net income per share of $1.71 for the third quarter of 2007, an increase of 6 percent over net income per share of $1.62 in the third quarter of 2006. Sales in the quarte

October 12, 2007 - Industry News

Volvo Sponsors OOIDA Safe Driving Award

Volvo Trucks North America said it will sponsor the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association's (OOIDA) Safe Driving Award Program. The program recognizes and rewards OOIDA members for their safe

October 12, 2007 - Industry News

FMCSA, Former NASCAR Driver Promote Trucker Seat Belt Use

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has unveiled a public service announcement featuring former NASCAR driver Rusty Wallace, currently an analyst for ESPN and ABC Sports, who reminds trucker

October 12, 2007 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Raises Owner-Operator Pay Again

Iowa-based Barr-Nunn Transportation is offering its owner-operators a fourth pay raise in 2007. Starting Dec. 14, over-the-road owner-operators with a hazmat will receive starting pay of 90 cents for practical miles.

October 12, 2007 - Industry News

Nov. 16 is Sign-up Deadline for HDAW One-on-One Business Meetings

The deadline for distributors to register for the One-on-One Business Meetings program at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) Conference is Friday, Nov. 16. HDAW 2008 will be held Monday, Jan. 21

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October 12, 2007 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Shows Decline in 3Q Earnings

J.B. Hunt Transport Services announced third quarter 2007 net earnings of $50.8 million, or diluted earnings per share of 38 cents versus 2006 third quarter earnings of $57.8 million, or 39 cents per diluted share

October 12, 2007 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Enterprises Goes Private

Patrick E. Quinn and Max L. Fuller, on behalf of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based New Mountain Lake Acquisition Co., announced Friday the successful completion of their planned purchase of U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc

October 12, 2007 - Industry News

Eaton Continues UltraShift Family Expansion

Eaton Corp. has announced that the company's family of automated medium- and heavy-duty transmissions now includes 49 configurations that are currently operating in North America. The announcement follow

October 11, 2007 - Industry News

Arsenault 2008 Dossier Fleet Calendar Features Photo Winners

The 2008 wall calendar from Arsenault Associates will feature 12 winners of a Dossier fleet photo contest. The calendar will be distributed to Dossier users and is available free on request to other fleet professionals.

October 11, 2007 - Industry News

Tax Break for Safety Systems Proposed

A new bill in Congress would give heavy-duty trucks a tax break for using safety technologies such as collision and lane departure warning, as well as stability and brake-stroke monitoring. "The goal is to get safety system

October 11, 2007 - Industry News

Goodyear Named Tire Supplier for International Truck

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said Thursday its commercial tires are now available for specification on all International Truck & Engines vehicles, adding it has been named an International Truck primary tire supplier

October 10, 2007 - Industry News

Illinois To Keep Split Speed Limits

Illinois lawmakers Wednesday failed to overturn Gov. Rod Blagojevich's veto of legislation to raise the speed limit for trucks to 65 mph on rural interstates

October 10, 2007 - Industry News

Decker Recognizes Top September Drivers

Decker Truck Line Inc. has honored Dean Zeisneiss from Decker's Flatbed division and Jerry Sonsalla for the Reefer/Van division as drivers of the month for September

October 10, 2007 - Industry News

Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel: A Year Later

Monday will mark the one-year anniversary of ultra low sulfur diesel's arrival at U.S. fueling stations nationwide.

October 10, 2007 - Industry News

GeoLogic, McLeod Integrate Auto Alerts and LoadMaster Software

GeoLogic Solutions, which provides multi-mode communication and tracking systems for the trucking industry, has announced the completion of an interface between its Auto Alerts - Arrival & Departure and McLeod Software's LoadMaster

October 10, 2007 - Industry News

Heil Expands Half/Pack Front Loader Line

The newest member of the Heil Environmental family of Half/Pack front loaders is also the smallest. Heil introduces a 20-cubic-yard Half/Pack on a single-axle chassis with a tag axle.

October 9, 2007 - Industry News

Kenworth Introduces New T170 Class 5 Model

Kenworth Truck Co. is expanding into the Class 5 market with the introduction of the Kenworth T170 model, a straight truck in a 4 x 2 configuration with a GVWR up to 19,500 pounds. Standard features include th

October 9, 2007 - Industry News

Utility Debuts Trailer Prep Package for Hybrid Refrigeration Units

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. has introduced a new Prep Package for trailers equipped with hybrid refrigeration units. With the introduction of hybrid transport refrigeration systems to the industry, Utility has designed

October 9, 2007 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Releases Fleet I.Q. Version 4.0

Penske Truck Leasing has released the Fleet I.Q. version 4.0 - the next generation of fleet management tools. Available exclusively through Penske's Precision Plus full-service lease, Fleet I.Q. enables fleet manager

October 9, 2007 - Industry News

California Truckers Eye Clean Air Plans for Ports

Calling the current strategy to retrofit and replace trucks moving goods through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach unfeasible, the California Trucking Association is pushing port officials to develop an alternative plan that will still meet emission goals.

October 9, 2007 - Industry News

TMC Honors 5 with Silver Spark Plug Award

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations has awarded its highest honor - the Silver Spark Plug Award - to five trucking industry professionals

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