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November 17, 2005 - Industry News

Risk Higher for Truckers in the 11th Hour

The crash risk for truck drivers in the last hour of a now legal 11-hour day behind the wheel is more than three times higher than during the first hour, a Penn State research team has found

November 16, 2005 - Industry News

Transport Canada Publishes New ‘No Surprises’ Canadian HOS Rule

OTTAWA – Canadian truck drivers are going to have a new HOS rule in place by January 2007.

November 16, 2005 - Industry News

CSTK Acquires 4 Thermo King Dealerships

Central States Thermo King Inc. (CSTK), a provider of temperature control products and related services, has acquired the assets of Thermo King of Philadelphia Thermo King of Lehigh Valley, Allentown, Pa.; Thermo King of

November 16, 2005 - Industry News

New Truck Safety Research Targets Work Zone Crashes

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, has released a study that analyzes truck-related work zone crash data and offers ways to reduce those accidents.

November 15, 2005 - Industry News

Truck Driver Labor Availability Declines

According to FTR Associates, driver labor availability fell in October for the first time since June of this year with the largest decline since January 2005.

November 15, 2005 - Industry News

PSI Executive Elected to IANA’s Executive Board

Frank Sonzala, executive vice president of Pressure Systems International was elected to the executive board of Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) as vice chair for 2006

November 15, 2005 - Industry News

CVSN Plans First-Ever Meeting in Louisville

The Council of Fleet Specialist and The National Wheel and Rim Association have announced a preliminary agenda for the first-ever meeting of the new Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network.

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November 15, 2005 - Industry News

Des Moines Transportation Selects SkyBitz

With more than 60,000 units in the field SkyBitz – the satellite-based trailer tracking and information management service – said it has signed Des Moines Transportation to its customer base.

November 14, 2005 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Introduces its new City Tractor

Hino Trucks has joined with Fontaine Modification to introduce a Class 7 city tractor version of its Model 338 straight truck.

November 14, 2005 - Industry News

Getloaded.com Picks ObjectFX to Visualize Load Availability

ObjectFX Corp. has announced that Getloaded.com has enhanced its Internet Load Board for the Transportation Industry by deploying a new Load Availability Map based on SpatialFX,

November 14, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Outlines Truck Safety Initiatives

The head of the nation’s largest trucking group today asked the governors of 25 states to push for adoption of primary safety belt laws in their respective states.

November 11, 2005 - Industry News

Truck Drivers Needed in New Orleans To Help Spur Recovery

The Port of New Orleans is putting out the call nationally to attract truckers to haul cargo in and out of New Orleans and to help rebuild the economy of the Crescent City

November 10, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Disappointed by House Leaders’ Decision on Arctic Oil Drilling

Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, announced the trucking industry’s disappointment that House leaders this week stripped Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas drilling

November 9, 2005 - Industry News

Iteris Receives Yankee Cup Award for Technology Innovation and Ingenuity

Iteris Inc., Anaheim, Calif., which develops vision-based technology that enhances driver safety, has received the Yankee Cup Award for its innovative Lane Departure Warning (LDW) technology

November 8, 2005 - Industry News

PacLease Opens Three New Locations to Serve Maryland and Virginia

Paccar Leasing Co. has added three new PacLease Peterbilt franchise locations. The new PacLease locations will offer its customers lease and rental programs for Peterbilt heavy duty and medium duty trucks,

November 8, 2005 - Industry News

Emissions Compliance Could Cost $5,000-$10,000 Per Engine

Stricter diesel emissions standards starting with 2007 models could add $5,000 to $6,000 to the price of a new medium duty engine and $7,000 to $10,000 to a big bore Class 8 engine,

November 8, 2005 - Industry News

XATA Gets Fleet Contract for 420 of its Systems

XATA Corp., which provides onboard fleet management systems for private fleet transportation, has received a contract for the deployment of 420 XATANET systems into one of the nation's largest private truck fleets

November 8, 2005 - Industry News

Duncan Named Chairman of ATRI, Trucking’s Research Institute

Douglas G. Duncan, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Freight, has been appointed chairman of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s not-for profit research organization.

November 7, 2005 - Industry News

Iteris Among Fastest-growing Tech Firms in OC

Iteris Inc., Anaheim, Calif., has been named one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Orange County by Deloitte & Touche LLP in its prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program.

November 7, 2005 - Industry News

International Hosts Heavy Truck Symposium

An International 9200i transport truck, demonstrates avoidance maneuvers at recent International Heavy Truck Symposium and Ride & Drive.

Earlier this fall, International Truck and Engine Corp. hosted its first-ever International Heavy Truck Symposium and Ride & Drive at its Class 8 truck plant in Chatham, Ontario.

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November 7, 2005 - Industry News

HDAW Announces Educational Programs, Speakers for Jan. 23-27 Event

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week has released a preliminary schedule of seminars and events designed to help parts and service distributors improve their businesses

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November 7, 2005 - Industry News

TransCore Developing DSRC, GPS and Satellite Communications Modem

TransCore, which manufactures transportation-based radio frequency identification (RFID) products, has developed a combined dedicated short-range communication

November 4, 2005 - Industry News

Tailwind Rolls Out I.F.T.A. Fuel Tax Module

Tailwind Management Systems Inc. is offering its clients a more efficient way to handle their I.F.T.A. Fuel Tax paperwork

November 3, 2005 - Industry News

HDAW Educational Programs, Speakers Announced

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week has released a preliminary schedule of seminars and events designed to help parts and service distributors improve their businesses

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November 3, 2005 - Industry News

TMC’s 2006 Meeting a 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) will observe its 50th anniversary – Celebrating Excellence in Truck Technology – as it holds its 2006 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition Feb. 14 through 17, 2006,

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