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November 17, 2006 - Industry News

CTL Transportation Names Bull Dog Award Winner

CTL Transportation LLC has announced that Jan Fetter of Florida is the winner of the November 2006 Bull Dog Award. Fetter is a CTL driver payroll veteran who just recently achieved her 15th anniversary with CTL

November 17, 2006 - Industry News

Central Hauling Driver Wins Truck for Recruiting Efforts

Artemus Collins, a Central Hauling company driver from Amite, La., recently won an FLD Freightliner truck for recruiting the highest number of new drivers to either Central Hauling Company or its sister company, CalArk International.

November 17, 2006 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens $5.2 Million Bridgeport, N.J. Facility

Penske Truck Leasing is celebrating the grand opening of a new facility in Bridgeport, N.J., located on 508 Heron Drive. The 15,500-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, employing 20 associates,

November 17, 2006 - Industry News

Bendix Recognized for Commercial Vehicle Safety System

Advanced safety technologies stemming from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ ABS-6 antilock braking system platform have received attention from outside of the trucking industry

November 17, 2006 - Industry News

Peterbilt, Chevrolet Rank Highest in Satisfaction With Medium-Duty Trucks

Peterbilt ranks highest in customer satisfaction among conventional cab medium-duty trucks, while Chevrolet ranks highest in medium-duty truck dealer service satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power and Associates

November 16, 2006 - Industry News

Roehl Transport Named Nation’s Top Fleet for Loss Prevention

Roehl Transport recently won the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) top award for excellence in claims/ loss prevention. The Marshfield, Wis.-based trucking company received the award,

November 16, 2006 - Industry News

Meritor WABCO Brake Standard on International Medium-Duty Trucks

Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems has entered into an agreement with International Truck and Engine Corp. to supply its new hydraulic power brake system as standard equipment on select models of the truck maker's medium-duty models.

November 16, 2006 - Industry News

ALK Launches CoPilot Live | Laptop 10

ALK Technologies Inc., a worldwide developer of GPS navigation, mileage, mapping and route guidance software, has introduced version 10 of CoPilot Live for laptops and ultra mobile PCs (UMPCs).

November 16, 2006 - Industry News

DENSO Named Original Equipment Supplier of the Year

The National Pronto Association has awarded DENSO Sales California (DSCA) the Original Equipment Supplier of the Year Award. The award was presented during the National Pronto Group's fall membership meeting.

November 16, 2006 - Industry News

QualComm Acquires nPhase

QualComm Inc. has acquired Chicago-based nPhase LLC, a provider of machine-to-machine solutions that allow enterprises to manage and monitor widely dispersed, fixed machine assets.

November 16, 2006 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor’s Kline Elected Chairman of HDMA

Dennis Kline, vice president of worldwide truck sales and marketing for ArvinMeritor Commercial Vehicle Systems, Troy, Mich., has been elected 2007 chairman of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA)

November 16, 2006 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Acquires Fouts Bros. UD-GMC Inc. in Georgia

Rush Enterprises Inc., which operates the largest network of heavy-duty and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America and a John Deere construction equipment dealership in Houston, Texas, has acquired Fouts Bros. UD-GMC Inc.

November 16, 2006 - Industry News

SkyBitz Follows The Capitol Christmas Tree Online From Seattle To D.C.

Want to follow the 2006 Capitol Christmas Tree online as it makes its 4,300 mile trek from Seattle, Washington to Washington, D.C.? Starting today, visitors can go to www.trackthetree.com

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November 15, 2006 - Industry News

International Truck Systems, Devices Reduce Aerodynamic Drag

Great Dane deployed underbody “skirts”  to improve aerodynamics  particularly in the presence of crosswinds.

International Truck and Engine Corp. has developed systems and devices that reduce the aerodynamic drag of Class 8 tractor-trailer applications, substantially increasing fuel efficiency and potentially saving millions

November 15, 2006 - Industry News

Schneider National Ranks 17th on G.I. Jobs’ List

Schneider National Inc., has been ranked 17th on G.I. Jobs’ annual list of Top 50 Military-Friendly Employers. The company received the distinction for its successful recruiting efforts and benefits programs for reservists

November 15, 2006 - Industry News

Freightliner’s New Wind Tunnel Demonstrates Fuel Efficiencies

Freightliner LLC, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), recently completed a comprehensive two-year study on the impact of aerodynamics on fuel efficiency. Utilizing its custom-built wind tunnel

November 15, 2006 - Industry News

Eaton Gets Patents for Hybrid Electric Power System

Eaton Corp. has been awarded several United States patents for the company’s Hybrid Electric Power System. The system will be commercially available through several major OEMs in 2007.

November 15, 2006 - Industry News

U.S. Offers Loans To Help Truckers Save Money, Reduce Emissions

Small trucking companies can save money and reduce pollution with a new loan initiative that will help pay for fuel-saving technologies. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is partnering with the Small Business Administration

November 15, 2006 - Industry News

IdleAire Technologies’ Revenues Up 133% in 3rd Quarter

IdleAire Technologies Corp., provider of Advanced Truck Stop Electrification (ATE) services for the long-haul trucking industry, reported third quarter 2006 revenues of $4.7 million, a 133 percent increase over $2.0 million revenues in third quarter 2005.

November 15, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Forecast Says Trucking Will Continue to Dominate Freight Movement

Trucking will increase its share of the nation’s freight pool and continue to dominate domestic freight movement into the next decade, the American Trucking Associations reports in its newly released U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2017.

November 14, 2006 - Industry News

Decker Truck Line Participating in Biodiesel Study

Fort Dodge, Iowa-based Decker Truck Line Inc. has announced it will participate in the “Two Million Mile Haul,” a B20 Field Documentation Program.

November 14, 2006 - Industry News

Schneider National Introduces Mexico Express Intermodal Service

Schneider National Inc. introduced a new Intermodal solution – Mexico Express – in June to deliver greater capacity and faster service between the Eastern Seaboard of the United States and Mexico.

November 14, 2006 - Industry News

Distributors Have Until Friday to Register for HDAW One-on-One Business Meetings

Distributors may now register online for the One-on-One Business Meetings program at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) Conference. HDAW 2007 will be held Monday, Jan. 22,

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November 14, 2006 - Industry News

Volvo Displays Aerodynamic Devices For Improved Fuel Economy

Relatively simple modifications to heavy truck aerodynamics could provide a welcome decrease in fuel costs for the average over-the-road truck, according to research by Volvo Trucks North America.

November 14, 2006 - Industry News

Mack Research Shows Potential 8% Fuel Economy Improvement

Truck operators could improve their fuel economy by as much as 8 percent by facilitating smooth air flow around their tractor-trailer units during highway travel, according to a new study by Mack Trucks Inc.

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