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January 4, 2006 - Industry News

IdleAire Completes Financing for 35-State, 210-Location Network

IdleAire Technologies Corp. says it now has the funding to install its Advanced Truckstop Electrification (ATE) system at about 210 locations in up to 35 states, resulting in 13,200 new parking spaces

January 4, 2006 - Industry News

SiriCOMM Teams With TruckersB2B to Offer InTouch to Fleets

SiriCOMM Inc., an applications service provider and nationwide broadband wireless network operator serving the highway transportation industry, has been selected by TruckersB2B as the wireless Internet access vendor for its member fleets

January 3, 2006 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Dialogue Focuses on Business Cycle Management

A full day of speakers will address trends and challenges for the trucking industry in this year’s Heavy Duty Dialogue, Monday, Jan. 23, at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

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January 3, 2006 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Dialogue Focuses on Business Cycle Management

A full day of speakers will address trends and challenges for the trucking industry in this year’s Heavy Duty Dialogue, Monday, Jan. 23, at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

January 3, 2006 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week a Hub for Suppliers, Distributors

A dozen heavy duty aftermarket associations and marketing groups are participating in the inaugural Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW), Jan. 23-27, 2006, at The Mirage in Las Vegas, making it the industry’

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January 3, 2006 - Industry News

Maverick Recognizes 15-Year Safe Driver

Maverick Transportation recently presented driver Kirl Tartt of Grenada, Miss., with a 15 year Safe Driving Award. Tartt has been with Maverick for 15 years and received numerous safety awards from the Arkansas based flatbed carrier

December 23, 2005 - Industry News

Nation’s 10 Worst Traffic Incidents of 2005

Metro Networks, the largest traffic gathering and reporting operation in America, has unveiled the list of The Top Ten Worst Traffic Incidents of 2005. Compiled by Metro Networks traffic experts from across the country, the list covers top incident from 10 top U.S. markets

Tags: Highways

December 23, 2005 - Industry News

ACT Driver Wins Holiday Cash Giveaway

Ronnie Bertrand, a dedicated company driver with American Central Transport (ACT), recently won $2,000 worth of holiday cash. As part of the company’s referral program, $100 was placed in a fund for each new hire,

December 22, 2005 - Industry News

Tailwind Announces Truck E-Manifest Solution

Tailwind Management Systems Inc. has introduced an Electronic Manifesting Solution for its trucking company clients.

December 22, 2005 - Industry News

Freightliner Laying Off 130 at Oregon Plant

Freightliner LLC announced Thursday it is laying off 130 plant workers, citing the company’s plan to build fewer Western Star Trucks next year and more Freightliner commercial vehicles

December 22, 2005 - Industry News

Southwestern Motor Transport Announces Rollout of Cheetah Freight

Southwestern Motor Transport announced it has nearly completed the automation of its regional LTL operations. Southwestern’s president, Chris Withers, says implementation of the Cheetah Freight system has been completed at 14 of its 20 terminal

December 21, 2005 - Industry News

Distributors Have Plenty of Choices at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

Numerous educational programs, one-on-one business meetings and an aftermarket-focused trade show are among the many options available to distributors who attend the first-ever Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week,

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December 21, 2005 - Industry News

CFI Raises $20,000 for Children and Seniors at Christmas

CFI, an international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., recently raised $20,000 through an in-house raffle to purchase Christmas gifts for local children and senior citizens.

December 20, 2005 - Industry News

Contest Asks: How Do You Use Your Loctite?

Henkel Corp. has launched an applications contest for its Loctite brand in the automotive and heavy-duty aftermarkets.

Tags: Events

December 20, 2005 - Industry News

McLeod Software Announces New Maptuit Partnership

McLeod Software recently partnered with Maptuit Corp. to integrate Maptuit’s FleetNav Suite into McLeod’s LoadMaster v7 enterprise transportation management software.

December 20, 2005 - Industry News

APRA Brake, Transmission Clinics Scheduled Jan. 23

Top heavy duty brake and transmissions experts will offer information on new products and market forecasts in two concurrent clinics offered by the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA)

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December 20, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Lauds House OK of Pension Protection Law

The American Trucking Associations has hailed House passage of comprehensive pension-reform legislation designed to improve the solvency of single, multi-employer and so-called hybrid pension plans.

December 20, 2005 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Launches G2 Technician Program

Detroit Diesel Corp. is making certain that it's in top shape to support its customers with the launch of G2 – or the Guild 2.0. service technician program. With the launch of the new program, service outlets are increasing

December 19, 2005 - Industry News

NHTSA’s Proposed Stopping Rule Changes Imminent

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is about to publish proposed revisions to its current air brake regulations, but those rules will most likely be less sweeping than some industry people expected

December 19, 2005 - Industry News

WIX Filters Continues Box Top Program

WIX Filters will continue its popular Box Top program in 2006, allowing professional technicians and other customers to turn in WIX box tops to earn gift certificates to their favorite retailers.

December 19, 2005 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Adds New Ohio Franchise

TravelCenters of America (TA) has added a new franchise facility in Napoleon, Ohio, to its growing network. The Fuel King Travel Center, now called “TA Napoleon,” is located on U.S. Routes 6 and 24

December 19, 2005 - Industry News

Sterling to Unveil New Low COE Truck at NTEA Show

Sterling Truck Corp. announced plans Monday to unveil a new low cab-over-engine truck at NTEA's Work Truck Show in Atlanta, March 1-3, 2006. With the introduction, Sterling says it will be the only truck OEM in the industry to offer a full line of Class 3-8 commercial vehicles

December 19, 2005 - Industry News

CFI Honors Drivers of the Month

CFI, an international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., has announced its monthly driver award recipients for October 2005: Company Driver of the Month is Franklin Harner

December 19, 2005 - Industry News

UTA Announces 2006 Training Schedule

The Used Truck Association (UTA) is continuing with its educational and training programs designed specifically for those involved in the used truck industry. There are specific workshops for both managers and sales professionals

December 16, 2005 - Industry News

Eaton Wins $6.7-million Truck Safety Contract

Eaton Corp., makers of the VORAD Collision Warning Systems, was recently awarded a $6.7 million contract by the United States Department of Transportation as part of a $31.6 million program to develop technologies to help drivers avoid crashes

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