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September 28, 2006 - Industry News

Grote “Thrill of the Grill” Promotion Heats Up

Grote is promoting three of its hottest new lighting lines with the “Thrill of the Grill” sales contest. When participating in this heavy duty promotion, Grote distributors can choose two of three product grouping

September 28, 2006 - Industry News

Registration Under Way for The Work Truck Show 2007

Online registration for The Work Truck Show 2007, held in conjunction with the 43rd Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention, is now under way.

Tags: Events

September 28, 2006 - Industry News

Hino Certified for ’07 Compliant Engines

Hino Trucks has received Certification of Conformity from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for all of its 2007 model year engines, adhering to stringent EPA standards of emission

September 28, 2006 - Industry News

Contract Freighters Upgrades with GeoLogic Solutions

GeoLogic Solutions, a provider of multi-mode communications and tracking systems, has announced that Joplin, Mo. -based Contract Freighters Inc. (CFI) will upgrade its MobileMax mobile communications and fleet management system

September 27, 2006 - Industry News

Truck Show Latino Teams With Construction Expo Oct. 21-22 in Pomona

The second annual Truck Show Latino will be a combo plate of sorts this year, with the addition of the Construction Truck & Equipment Expo. The combined event will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-1

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September 27, 2006 - Industry News

Siemens VDO Introduces New Control Center for Trucks, Fleets

By the end of the decade, Siemens VDO says it will have ready for production a Vehicle Control Center that offers trendsetting new services such as truck-specific navigation, innovative vehicle diagnostics and intelligent fleet management solutions

September 26, 2006 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Named to InformationWeek 500

Penske Truck Leasing announced that it ranked 11th overall on the 2006 InformationWeek 500 for the technological innovation it demonstrates in the transportation and logistics industries.

September 26, 2006 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Announces Franchise Opportunities

TravelCenters of America (TA) has issued a call for successful, independent travel center operators who are interested in becoming TA franchisees.

September 26, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Dips 2.1% in August

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 2.1 percent in August. The setback was preceded by a 0.7 percent gain in July

September 26, 2006 - Industry News

BorgWarner Develops Two-stage Turbocharger for Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

For 2006, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is using the benefits of two-stage regulated turbocharging (R2S) from BorgWarner Turbo & Emissions Systems for its new four-cylinder diesel engine. This innovative turbocharger

September 26, 2006 - Industry News

Perkins Specialized Transportation Donates Trailer for National Health Tour

Perkins Specialized Transportation of Indianapolis, Ind., has donated a 48' trailer to Truck Stop Events, to use on its 2007 National Health Tour

September 26, 2006 - Industry News

Free Webinar Discusses Protecting Intellectual Property

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s Brand Protection Council is offering a free webinar from 2-3 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 11, called “Identifying and Taking Action Against IPR Violations at AAPEX.”

September 26, 2006 - Industry News

Stand-Up Right-Hand Drive Now Available for Freightliner Truck Models

Freightliner Trucks has made available Stand-Up Right-Hand Drive (SURHD) as a factory-warranted option for Business Class M2 106 and 106V truck models. SURHD is an option designed for refuse,

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

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