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August 14, 2007 - Industry News

RigMaster, DCL Debut New APU at GATS

RigMaster Power Corp. and DCL International Inc. are pleased to announce the introduction of RigMaster's 2008 model APU complete with Tier 4a compliant engine and diesel particulate filter (DPF) at this year's Great American Trucking Show.

August 14, 2007 - Industry News

Hornsby and Skaggs Headline ATA Conference

Country and bluegrass superstars Bruce Hornsby and Ricky Skaggs will bring their own brand of musical magic to the 2007 American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MC&E)

Tags: Events

August 14, 2007 - Industry News

ATA's IT Council Makes its Debut - Again

The American Trucking Associations is bringing back its Information Technology and Logistics Council (ITLC) after shutting it down seven years ago in an reorganization of the association

August 14, 2007 - Industry News

ALK Releases Latest Version of ALK|FleetSuite

ALK Technologies has released ALK|FleetSuite 21, an updated suite of fleet management technologies. ALK is a developer of routing, mileage and mapping software, including their flagship product PC*MILER.

August 13, 2007 - Industry News

Michelin Invests $350 Million in South Carolina Facilities

Michelin North America is investing $350 million to improve and expand every major manufacturing facility in South Carolina over the next four years. This latest round of Michelin investments will upgrade the company's manufacturing facilitie

August 13, 2007 - Industry News

IdleAire Opens Sites 123 & 124 Along I-10 Corridor

Tennessee-based IdleAire Technologies Corp. has opened its 123rd and 124th Advanced Travel Center Electrification (ATE(R)) installations along the heavily traveled I-10 corridor. The Conoco Travel Center in Baytown, Texas

August 13, 2007 - Industry News

Schneider National Fattens Driver Paychecks Up To $4,500 Per Year

Schneider National Inc., the nation's largest truckload carrier, this week announced a major pay increase for its company driver fleet. Under the new pay package, effective Sept. 30, drivers will earn up to $4,500 more per year

August 13, 2007 - Industry News

Noregon Systems Releases Version 2.7 of JPRO

Noregon Systems Inc., a leading developer and supplier of vehicle diagnostic software and communication adapters to the heavy-duty industry, has announced the release of its newest version of JPRO Fleet Diagnostics.

August 13, 2007 - Industry News

NTEA Report Details Financial Performance of Truck Equipment Manufacturers

From a high of 9.7 percent to a low of 3.1 percent, pre-tax profits varied widely among manufacturers in the work truck industry. The gap widened even more so when return on investment (ROI) between the typical manufacturer

August 13, 2007 - Industry News

NTEA Hosting 3 'Closing the Gap' Seminars

Improving how business people relate to their customers will be the topic of regional Closing the Gap seminars hosted by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA). A series of meetings will be offered in suppor

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August 10, 2007 - Industry News

PEI Seeks Comments on Storage Tank RP

The comment period is now open for the Petroleum Equipment Institute's latest draft, called the Recommended Practices for the Inspection and Maintenance of Underground Storage Tank Systems. This latest Recommended Practices draft was produce

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 9, 2007 - Industry News

NPTC Safety Confab Sept. 13-14 in Virginia

An all-star line-up featuring some of the nation's top safety practitioners has been confirmed for fifth annual National Safety Conference sponsored by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Sept. 13-14, 2007 at the Holiday Inn Arlingto

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August 9, 2007 - Industry News

Kenworth Alaska Opens New Facility in Fairbanks

Kenworth Alaska recently relocated its Fairbanks dealership to a new facility that offers customers increased service capacity and expanded parts availability. Kenworth Alaska's new location offers triple the amount of servic

August 9, 2007 - Industry News

Xi'an Cummins Now Producing ISM 11-Liter Engine

Xi'an Cummins Engine Co. Ltd., a 50/50 joint venture between Cummins Inc. and China's Shaanxi Automobile Group Co. Ltd., officially began production of the Cummins ISM 11-liter heavy-duty engine on Thursday

August 9, 2007 - Industry News

Hendrickson Unveils New Automatic Tire Inflation System

Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems has introduced TireMaax CP (Constant Pressure), a new configuration of its popular automatic tire inflation system for trailers. With the launch of TireMaax CP, the original TireMaax

August 9, 2007 - Industry News

Eaton Producing Hybrid Systems for Medium-Duty Trucks

Eaton Corp. announced Thursday that its medium-duty hybrid power systems are now commercially available and will be ready for customer deliveries in 2008 on the chassis of several major North American commercial vehicle manufacturers

August 9, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Highlights Importance of Trucking Industry at GATS

The American Trucking Associations will salute the importance of the trucking industry at the Great American Truck Show (GATS) in Dallas Aug. 23-25. ATA programs designed to enhance and expand the industry will be showcased

Tags: Events

August 7, 2007 - Industry News

Fed Won't Lower Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve Board's Open Market Committee decided Tuesday to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 5-1/4 percent, citing lingering inflation concerns

Tags: Economy

August 7, 2007 - Industry News

Air-Weigh Scales Now an Option on Western Stars

Air-Weigh 5800-series tractor scales are now a factory option for all Western Star Trucks with rear air suspensions. The Air-Weigh scales are spec'd through the custom application engineering offered by Western Star.

August 7, 2007 - Industry News

Rotary Lift Acquires Hanmecson International

Rotary Lift Consolidated, a vehicle service lift manufacturer, has purchased Hanmecson International, effective immediately. Hanmecson is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and manufactures vehicle lift

August 7, 2007 - Industry News

Transport America Recognizes Top Drivers

Minnesota-based truckload carrier Transport America recently announced its May and June Drivers of the Month for 2007. Each driver is recognized for his outstanding service to Transport America and the company's customers.

August 6, 2007 - Industry News

ALK Debuts PC*MILER Web Services

ALK Technologies Inc., which develops global routing, mileage, mapping and route GPS navigation software, has introduced PC*MILER Web Services, a hosted interfacing application that provides map data and functionalit

August 6, 2007 - Industry News

National Truck Driving Championships Host Charity Drives

The trucking industry will kick off the 2007 National Truck Driving Championships with two charity drives aimed at helping both those in the local Minneapolis community and nationwide. The National Truck Driving Championships includes th

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August 3, 2007 - Industry News

IdleAire Opens Its 122nd Location - This One in Oregon

Tennessee-based IdleAire Technologies Corp. has opened its 122nd Advanced Travel Center Electrification (ATE) installation in Troutdale, Ore., at the TravelCenters of America facility at Exit 17 (NW Frontage Road) on I-84

August 3, 2007 - Industry News

Polaris Labs Provides Fluid Analysis for Terex

Terex Roadbuilding and Polaris Laboratories announced this month the implementation of the equipment manufacturer's new managed maintenance fluid analysis program.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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