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November 6, 2006 - Industry News

Alcoa Wheels Now Standard on Volvo Trucks

Alcoa Wheel Products is now the standard supplier of forged aluminum truck wheels for Volvo Trucks North America

November 6, 2006 - Industry News

Decker Truck Line, ISA Announce ‘Million Mile Haul’

The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and Decker Truck Line announce the commencement of the “Million Mile Haul,” designed to complete a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive fuel impact study that examines the effects of soy biodiese

November 6, 2006 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Rail Crossing Guide for Truckers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hopes to reduce the number of truck collisions at railroad crossings by distributing new safety tip cards to every truck driver. The cards are designed to help reduce the more than 700 truc

November 6, 2006 - Industry News

Benchmark Announces New Transportation Services Company

Benchmark Performance Group, which develops and supplies specialty chemicals for the oil and gas pressure pumping services industry, has launched its new transportation services company, Benchmark Distribution Services, L.P. (BDS).

November 3, 2006 - Industry News

TMC Hosts 2007 Annual Meeting, Exhibition Feb. 6-9 in Tampa

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) will hold its 2007 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition Feb. 6-9 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla

Tags: Events

November 3, 2006 - Industry News

Haldex Reman Plant Cuts Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Haldex, which manufactures air brake and suspension control systems, said it will save more than 3,900 tons in carbon dioxide emissions in 2006 through its remanufacturing process. This decrease is the result of energy saved by remanufacturin

November 3, 2006 - Industry News

FedEx Express Hikes Average Shipping Rates 3.5 Percent in 2007

FedEx Corp. will increase the net average shipping rate for FedEx Express by 3.5 percent, which is composed of a 5.5 percent average increase in standard list rates, offset by a 2.0 percentage point reduction in its fuel surcharge.

November 3, 2006 - Industry News

Decker Truck Line Names October’s Drivers of the Month

Decker Truck Line has announced that Daniel Welsh has been selected as the October 2006 Driver/Owner-Operator of the Month for the Flatbed division. Welsh lives in Pittsburgh, Pa., and has been with Decker since March 1, 2002.

November 3, 2006 - Industry News

Aurora Trailer Opens New Corporate Headquarters

Aurora Trailer Holdings, parent company for Aurora Trailer Parts & Accessories, Aurora Trailer Leasing & Rental and Aurora Trailers Sales, has moved into its new St. Louis headquarters,

November 3, 2006 - Industry News

Broker Office Training Grads Form New Companies

Broker Office Training has announced the creation of a new company by members of its April 06 graduating class. Called Logistics Bank.com, it will be the nation’s first property brokering cooperative, manned by trained agents

November 2, 2006 - Industry News

SkyBitz Intros Smart Sensor Tracking

SkyBitz has introduced Smart Sensor Tracking, a new type of trailer tracking that provides fleet managers with essential trailer and load arrival and departure information.

November 2, 2006 - Industry News

Driver Shortage Tops List of Trucking's Top 10 Concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research institute, has unveiled its list of the Top 10 critical issues facing U.S. truckers

November 2, 2006 - Industry News

Mack Makes Stability Protection Standard On Big Trucks

Mack Truck without Road Stability Advantage (RSA) by Bendix.

Mack Trucks Inc. has announced that the company is making its Road Stability Advantage by Bendix (Mack RSA) system standard on all of its new highway vehicles.

November 1, 2006 - Industry News

KLLM Honors 36 Drivers At Million Mile Safe Driver Banquet

KLLM Transport Services, based in Richland, Miss., held its annual Million Mile Safe Driver Banquet late last month, honoring those drivers who have driven 1 million or more accident-free miles during their tenure with KLLM

November 1, 2006 - Industry News

Alcoa Wheel Products Extends Contract With Mack

Alcoa Wheel Products has signed a contract extension with Mack Trucks Inc. This contract extends Alcoa as Mack’s primary supplier of forged aluminum truck wheels in North America. Alcoa invented the forged aluminum whee

November 1, 2006 - Industry News

SkyBitz Develops Smart Sensor Tracking

To offer trucking companies a new type of trailer tracking with arrival and departure notification for more effective trailer utilization, SkyBitz announces Smart Sensor Tracking that provides fleet managers with essential trailer and load arrival and departure information.

November 1, 2006 - Industry News

McLeod Software Opens New Office in Salt Lake City

McLeod Software has opened its western U.S. headquarters office in Salt Lake City, Utah. The new office, which is located at 4001 S. 700 East, Salt Lake City, will provide sales and training suppor

November 1, 2006 - Industry News

Sales Up for ALK’s CoPilot Live Navigation System

As the demand for smartphones continues to grow rapidly, sales of CoPilot Live | Smartphone, ALK’s GPS satellite navigation system, are on the rise as well. CoPilot Live is a GPS navigation add-on solution for any Windows Mobile smartphone

November 1, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Opposing Privatization of U.S. Toll Facilities

The board of directors of the American Trucking Associations this week voiced strong opposition to the privatization or leasing of existing toll facilities to fund highway infrastructure projects

Tags: Highways

November 1, 2006 - Industry News

Frozen Food Express Industries Announces 3Q Results

Frozen Food Express Industries Inc. said its third-quarter total revenue was $127.0 million, as compared to $137.5 million during the same quarter of 2005. Third-quarter 2006 total revenue included fuel surcharges of $22.2 million

November 1, 2006 - Industry News

Schneider Offers Drivers Free Health In-house Health Services

Schneider National has signed a multi-year agreement with Atlas Ergonomics to provide drivers a range of needed health services at in-house Operating Centers (company-owned truckstops) across North America — at no cos

October 31, 2006 - Industry News

Maptuit, PeopleNet Partner for Navigation Program

Maptuit Corp. has partnered with PeopleNet to provide Maptuit NaviGo truck-specific navigation content via its new enhanced driver displays. The content will also be integrated into PeopleNet’s PACOS Geofencing platform

October 31, 2006 - Industry News

Billings Utility Trailer Dealership Expands

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer of reefers, dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner curtainsided trailers in North America, said its independent dealer, Big Sky Utility Trailer Sales in Billings, Mont.

October 31, 2006 - Industry News

GE Invests $10 Million in Trailer Maintenance System

GE has announced a $10-million investment to help trucking firms analyze and better control their maintenance cost on leased and customer-owned trailers. The news came during the American Trucking Associations annual Management Exhibition & Conference

October 31, 2006 - Industry News

EPA Honors Trucking Companies for Environmental Excellence

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized trucking companies for environmental excellence during an award ceremony this week at the American Trucking Associations annual conference in Grapevine, Texas.

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