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September 26, 2006 - Industry News

Bosch Developing Common-rail Systems for Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicles

Modern commercial vehicles are cleaner and more economical than ever before, and Bosch says its diesel direct-injection systems have contributed significantly to this progress. The high-injection pressures and the accuratel

September 26, 2006 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Dealership in Indiana Expands

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., which manufactures reefers, dry freight vans, flatbeds and Tautliner curtainsided trailers in North America, said its independent dealer, Utility/Peterbilt of Fort Wayne, Ind.,

September 26, 2006 - Industry News

CAT Scale Opening Its 1,000th Truck Scale

CAT Scale Co. will be celebrating the opening of its 1,000th truck scale on Oct. 10, 2006, at the Kangaroo Express truck stop, U.S. Hwy 70 & New Bern Rd in Kinston, N.C.

September 26, 2006 - Industry News

International PayStar Sound Insulation Package Cuts Noise by 60%

International Truck and Engine Corp. has announced that a new cab sound insulation package that can decrease interior sound levels by up to 60 percent is now in production. It will be standard in the International PayStar 5900

September 26, 2006 - Industry News

Truckstops Direct Will Solicit SiriCOMM Wi-Fi to Membership

SiriCOMM Inc. has announced an agreement with Truckstops Direct Inc. to solicit to its membership SiriCOMM's Wi-Fi service and to resell the company's InTouch (wireless Internet access) service

September 26, 2006 - Industry News

PHH Arval Introduces PHH Collision Prevention

PHH Arval, a subsidiary of PHH Corp., has introduced PHH Collision Prevention, a new fleet safety program that has the potential to reduce major collision costs by up to 40 percent.

September 26, 2006 - Industry News

Priority Equips New Trailers with Meritor Tire Inflation System

Priority Transportation’s most recent trailer order placed with Stoughton Trailers included the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI.

September 25, 2006 - Industry News

New WABCO Trailer EBS Premieres at IAA

WABCO introduced its enhanced Electronic Braking System for trailers – the Trailer EBS E generation – offering a high level of integration that paves the way for simpler trailer braking.

September 25, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Lauds VDOT Decision to Withdraw Truck-only Lanes

The American Trucking Associations said it applauds the Virginia Department of Transportation for withdrawing from plans to build tolled truck-only lanes on Interstate 81

September 23, 2006 - Industry News

Volvo Link Sentry, Volvo Action Service Standard For Trucks with '07 Engines

All Volvo trucks with ’07 engines come with instant access to technical expertise and round-the-clock service support as standard features. That is because Volvo Link two-way satellite

September 22, 2006 - Industry News

Health, Government, Trucking Groups Host Biodiesel Forum

Leaders of health and environmental organizations came together last week with government officials and industry representatives at the first Air Quality and Alternative Transportation Fuel Forum, where they learned

September 22, 2006 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Developing Tailored Australian Heavy-Duty Engine

Detroit Diesel is putting a significant amount of testing and development effort into a unique 1,850-power rating for the Series 60 heavy-duty diesel engine. The engine will be fully compliant with the Australia's emissions

September 21, 2006 - Industry News

Two Virginia Rest Areas To Close For Reconstruction

Two Virginia rest areas will be closed for reconstruction starting Sept. 29

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September 21, 2006 - Industry News

Siemens VDO Unveils Truck Navigation System

Siemens VDO says such time-consuming nuisances as unexpected dead-end streets, forced U-turns and too-low bridges will soon be things of the past for truck drivers using the company’s true truck navigation system.

September 21, 2006 - Industry News

WABCO’s Lightweight Air Disc Brake Premiers for Heavy Trucks

WABCO introduced its new generation Air Disc Brake for heavy class trucks and buses at this week’s IAA Commercial Vehicles 2006 in Hannover, Germany. The new WABCO Air Disc Brake technology for heavy class vehicles improve

September 21, 2006 - Industry News

Scania Rejects MAN Takeover Bid

Swedish truck maker Scania has turned down a 9.6 billion euro ($12.2 billion) bid from Germany’s MAN AG, but industry watchers say merger talks aren’t dead

September 21, 2006 - Industry News

Volvo Delivers I-Shift Automated Transmission for North America

Volvo Trucks North America has introduced the Volvo I-Shift automated transmission for Model Year 2008 Volvo trucks. I-Shift can be ordered now for delivery in the second quarter of 2007

September 20, 2006 - Industry News

VIPAR Heavy Duty Pushing HDX Price File Library

VIPAR Heavy Duty has agreed to actively participate in the HDX Services Price File Library (PFL) project, and will encourage its major supplier partners to provide their pricing and product information through the PFL.

September 20, 2006 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Displays 'Clean Air Solutions' Portfolio at Hannover

ArvinMeritor has developed a portfolio of original equipment aftertreatment products for the commercial vehicle market in Europe called its Clean Air Solutions portfolio. This high-tech collection is intended to help operators

September 19, 2006 - Industry News

Siemens VDO Debuts Piezo Diesel Technology for Commercial Trucks

Piezo injection technology has been used successfully for emissions reduction in diesel and four-stroke gasoline engines for years. Now Siemens VDO is implementing this fast, precise, clean injection technology into light commercial vehicles.

September 19, 2006 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Supplies Trailers for ‘Trick My Truck’

Barr-Nunn Transportation has been chosen to provide trailers to the set of the hit TV series “Trick My Truck,” which is now airing on CMT. The cast of Trick My Truck picks one lucky trucker every wee

September 18, 2006 - Industry News

Public Safety Interest Group Pushes for 68-mph Speed Governors on Trucks

In what is believed to be the first Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) petition jointly filed by a public safety interest group and a group of motor carriers, Road Safe America and Schneide

September 15, 2006 - Industry News

Hendrickson Establishes Aftermarket Parts Division

Hendrickson officials have announced the launch of Hendrickson Parts North America, a stand-alone division for the commercial vehicle parts aftermarket

September 15, 2006 - Industry News

Driver Turnover Rate Down But Market Remains Tight

The driver turnover rate among truckload carriers declined during the second quarter of this year, but the job market for professional drivers remains tight, the American Trucking Associations reported Friday.

September 14, 2006 - Industry News

Covenant Transport Acquires Star Transportation

Covenant Transport has purchased 100 percent of Star Transportation's outstanding stock from the prior owners in exchange for approximately $40 million in cash. Covenant funded the purchase price

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