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March 27, 2006 - Industry News

TravelCenters Kicks Off TA National Chili Cook Off

Whether their choice in chili leans toward Southwest sizzle, Cajun cookin’ or Great Plains goodness, TravelCenters of America (TA) invites professional drivers to enter their chili recipes in the TA National Chili Cook Off.

March 27, 2006 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Gets DaimlerChrysler Contract

ArvinMeritor’s Commercial Vehicle Systems (CVS) group has been awarded a contract to supply 100 percent of the exhaust aftertreatment device packaging for DaimlerChrysler’s heavy-duty engines for the U.S. market in 2007.

March 25, 2006 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Develops ActiveClean Plasma Fuel Reformer

ArvinMeritor has introduced ActiveClean plasma fuel reformer technology, which it says is a key component in 2010 exhaust aftertreatment systems for diesel engines.

March 25, 2006 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Backs NHTSA Braking Proposal

ArvinMeritor's Commercial Vehicle Systems business supports the intent of braking systems improvements proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that would reduce stopping distances by 20-30 percent

March 24, 2006 - Industry News

National Van Lines Names Top Driver

Dale Nolf has been named National Van Lines Driver of the Quarter, according to Mike Yost, vice president of New Products

March 24, 2006 - Industry News

Eaton Creates Vehicle Solutions Business Unit

Eaton Corp. has announced the creation of the Vehicle Solutions Business Unit (VSBU). This allows Eaton's Truck group to realign its VORAD and MD Tools Mobile Diagnostics product lines

March 24, 2006 - Industry News

FMCSA: Driver Behavior Causes Most Truck Crashes

Drivers of large trucks and other vehicles involved in truck crashes are 10 times more likely to be the cause of the crash than other factors, such as weather, road conditions, and vehicle performance

March 23, 2006 - Industry News

Eaton Gets $65-Million Contract from IdleAire

Eaton Corp. has received a $65-million contract from IdleAire Technologies Corp. for a system that eliminates most diesel truck idling at truckstops. This advancement provides immediate and long-term improvements in air quality and fuel conservation.

March 23, 2006 - Industry News

Terion Granted FleetView Cargo Sensor Patent

Terion Inc. has been granted a new patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office covering the FleetView Cargo Sensor.

March 22, 2006 - Industry News

WayPoint GPS Saves Fleets Time, Money

Using a GPS navigation system for optimized routing can shave time off every stop, leading to big savings. That’s one of the reasons FleetBoss Global Positioning Solutions Inc. is offering the fleet industry Mobile Crossing’s WayPoint GP

March 22, 2006 - Industry News

CLI Hosts User Conference for LTL System Operators

LTL system operators from throughout North America will learn best practices of the CLI Facts system, a freight management system, at the 2006 annual Carrier Logistics Inc. (CLI) User Group Conference.

March 22, 2006 - Industry News

MAGTEC, Qualcomm Team Up for Remote Asset Protection

MAGTEC Products Inc., manufacturer of the M5K onboard control device, said it is working with Qualcomm Inc., to integrate MAGTEC’s M5K with Qualcomm’s OmniTRACS system to allow dispatcher

March 21, 2006 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Acquires Great Southern Peterbilt

Rush Enterprises Inc., which operates the largest network of heavy-duty and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America and a John Deere construction equipment dealership in Houston,

March 21, 2006 - Industry News

Roehl Transport Cited as One of Nation’s Safest Trucking Companies

Roehl Transport of Marshfield, Wis., turned in one of the nation’s top safety records among large (over 100 million miles per year) truckload carriers last year, despite the fact that nearly 50 percent of its drivers are new

March 21, 2006 - Industry News

Volvo Showcasing Idle Reduction Technology at MATS

Volvo Trucks North America will display two trucks equipped with mobile idle reduction technology (MIRT) at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. on March 23-25.

March 20, 2006 - Industry News

Schneider Addresses Driver Comfort Issues With Bottom-Line Results

Schneider National Inc.'s safety and loss prevention team had a significant impact on the company's bottom-line improvement last year, helping to reduce workers compensation costs by more than nine percent

March 17, 2006 - Industry News

Celadon Among Top 15 ‘Best Place to Work in Indiana’

Celadon Trucking Services has been selected among the “Best Places to Work in Indiana” by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

March 17, 2006 - Industry News

Big Rig Racer Mike Ryan Will Be at MATS

Mike Ryan, Hollywood stunt driver and founder of Mike Ryan Motorsports, will show his hand-built Freightliner Century Class S/T race truck at the Mid-America Trucking Show this week in Louisville, Ky

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March 16, 2006 - Industry News

New Hires at Barr-Nunn Get NASCAR Race Package

Barr-Nunn Transportation of Granger, Iowa, has announced that it is offering a once-in-a-lifetime NASCAR VIP race package opportunity for all new hires.

March 16, 2006 - Industry News

MTIS by PSI Sponsoring TRIB Tire Contest at MATS

The Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI will be the sole sponsor, along with TRIB (Tire Retread Information Bureau), of the Pump ’Em, Don’t Thump ’Em Contes

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March 16, 2006 - Industry News

Dates for 2007 HDAW Announced: Jan. 22-25 in Las Vegas

Declaring the first Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) a resounding success, HDAW organizers have announced dates for next year’s event – Jan. 22-25, 2007. The event will again be held at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nev

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March 16, 2006 - Industry News

CVSA Hosts Annual Charity Fundraiser

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual charity fundraiser this year will raise money for the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation.

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March 16, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Intervenes in Public Citizen HOS Challenge

ATA has filed a motion to intervene in Public Citizen’s latest challenge to the FMCSA hours of service rules.

March 16, 2006 - Industry News

PTDI Certifies Schneider Driver Training Academies

Schneider National Inc. announced that its Schneider Driver Training Academies in Green Bay, Wis., and Dallas have been certified by the Professional Truck Driving Institute (PTDI).

March 16, 2006 - Industry News

Saving Fuel Costs with GeoLogic’s ADV Monitor

GeoLogic Solutions, which provides mobile communications and tracking systems to the trucking industry, has announced that Accelerated Freight Group is reporting significant fuel savings using the ADV Monitor feature available with its MobileMa

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