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August 8, 2006 - Industry News

TCA Audio Conference Covers Workers’ Comp Trends

The Truckload Carriers Association will host an audio conference from noon to 1:30 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, Aug. 17, called “Workers’ Compensation Trends: Managing the Far Flung Driver Workforce.

Tags: Events

August 8, 2006 - Industry News

Kenworth of South Florida Named as New Dealer Franchise

Kenworth Truck Co. has named Kenworth of South Florida as a new dealer serving the south Florida region that includes the counties surrounding Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Fort Pierce, Vero

August 8, 2006 - Industry News

Schneider National Adopts Mitchell 1’s Tractor-Trailer.net

Mitchell 1, which provides technical information for vehicle maintenance, service and repair, has announced that Schneider National Inc. has signed a contract to use Mitchell 1’s Tractor-Trailer.net

August 7, 2006 - Industry News

CTL Announces Bull Dog Award Winner

CTL Distribution Inc. has named Joey Noah, professional tank truck driver of the company’s Mobile, Ala., terminal, as the winner of the July 2006 Bull Dog Award.

August 7, 2006 - Industry News

Survey: Driver Shortage, Fuel, Operating Costs Top Fleet Concerns

America's private truck fleets are increasingly employing telematics to help drive down the cost of doing business, according to industry leaders responding to a survey commissioned by PHH FirstFleet.

August 7, 2006 - Industry News

Caterpillar Engines Compatible with Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel

To meet United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) engine emissions regulations for on-highway applications, ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel must be used in all on-highway diesel engines for 2007

August 7, 2006 - Industry News

Iowa80.com Unveils Kiosk in New Showroom

Iowa80.com has unveiled a new interactive kiosk, located in the new Iowa 80 Truckstop Super Truck Showroom located on I-80 exit 284 in Walcott, Iowa.

August 7, 2006 - Industry News

Reno's TruckerFest: A Bright, Loud and Festive Event

TruckerFest, which has become a sizzling part of Hot August Nights these past few years, returned to Reno, Nev., last weekend, blending right in with the hot rods and hot rides

Tags: Events

August 7, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Offers Savings Program for Small Fleets

The American Trucking Associations has announced a new membership benefit aimed at generating greater purchasing power for small motor carriers

August 4, 2006 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Touts FreedomLine, Discontinues Meritor Manual Tranny

ArvinMeritor will be placing greater emphasis on selling the FreedomLine automated manual transmission by ZF Friedrichshafen in Germany. ArvinMeritor will discontinue manufacturing Meritor manual transmissions

August 4, 2006 - Industry News

John Hill Confirmed as FMCSA Chief

The Senate late last week confirmed safety veteran John Hill as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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August 3, 2006 - Industry News

IC Launches 'Pay-As-You-Go' Phone Service for Truckers

Interstate Connections Ltd., a retail provider of wireless solutions to the interstate trucking industry, has partnered with telSPACE Inc. to launch a mobile virtual network operator product. Called RoadCom Wireless, the pay-as- you-go phone servic

August 2, 2006 - Industry News

UPS Opens First Retail Centers in China

UPS has opened two UPS Express retail centers in Shanghai, China. This is the first retail endeavor launched by UPS in China.

August 2, 2006 - Industry News

382 Truck Drivers Off to New Orleans for Truck Driving Championships

Just days to go before 382 top professional truck drivers from across the United States arrive in New Orleans for the 2006 National Truck Driving Championships set for Aug. 15-19 in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Tags: Events

August 1, 2006 - Industry News

Con-way LTL Carriers, Employees Honored for Safety

Con-way Freight, a subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has been honored by two state trucking associations for exemplary safety performance, while two of the company's driver sales representative

August 1, 2006 - Industry News

Dometic, Lombardini Team Up for Idling Solution

Dometic Environmental Corp. and Lombardini Italy have announced an agreement to integrate Dometic’s auxiliary air conditioning systems with Lombardini’s Ecowind Power 702 auxiliary power unit (AP

August 1, 2006 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Opens Boise Service Center

Knight Transportation Inc. has announced the official opening of its 31st service center. This new service center is located in Boise, Idaho, and will provide dry van transportation services

August 1, 2006 - Industry News

Ambest Adds 3 Little America Locations

Ambest Inc., a Nashville-based member-owned truckstop organization, has added three Little America locations to its member roster

August 1, 2006 - Industry News

Paschall Truck Lines Announces May Awards

Paschall Truck Lines (PTL) has recognized the winners of the May Company Driver and Owner-Operator of the Month Awards. Vivian Eubanks is the Company Driver of the Month and Rudy Melendez

August 1, 2006 - Industry News

Averitt Express Chooses Transportation Costing Group

Transportation Costing Group (TCG), specialists in Profitability Management Tools and activity-based cost analysis for the transportation industry, said Tennessee-based Averitt Express has adopted the company’s

August 1, 2006 - Industry News

Construction Exposition Joins Truck Show Latino

The Construction Truck & Equipment Expo has been added to this year’s Truck Show Latino, the nation’s only truck show produced for Latino fleet owners, company drivers and owner-operators

Tags: Events

August 1, 2006 - Industry News

Roadside Vehicle Inspectors Vie for Top Honors

Roadside inspectors from across the continent will convene in New Orleans and compete to become the best commercial vehicle inspector during this year's annual North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC) Aug. 14-20.

July 31, 2006 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel's Series 60 Rated No 2 on 'Best Diesel Engines Ever' List

Detroit Diesel Corp.'s flagship Series 60 heavy-duty diesel engine was recently recognized by Diesel Power Magazine as the No. 2 ranked "Best Diesel Engine Ever" on a list compiled by the publication.

July 31, 2006 - Industry News

PacLease Announces New PacTrac System

Paccar Leasing Co. (PacLease) has announced the immediate availability of PacTrac, a telematics system that reduces customer operating costs, improves productivity and enhances service in private fleet logistics

July 31, 2006 - Industry News

SKF Records 22.6% Increase in Profits

The SKF Group has reported record profits and record sales for the second quarter of 2006. Operating profit increased by 22.6 percent and sales were up 5 percent. The market demand for SKF's products and service

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