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December 1, 2005 - Industry News

Greenbriar Acquires Western Peterbilt

Greenbriar Equity Group LLC has acquired majority stakes in Western Peterbilt Inc. and Western Truck Parts and Equipment Coo. LLC, a leading operator of heavy-duty truck dealerships in the Pacific Northwest

December 1, 2005 - Industry News

'Truckers’ Ball' a Fancy Black-Tie Affair Feb. 18 in Hershey, Pa.

Radio show psychologist Sheryl Youngblood of KnightTime Inc. and Don Siekerman, safety director of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, have announced the first-ever Truckers’ Ball on Feb. 18, 2006,

Tags: Events

December 1, 2005 - Industry News

Sitton Buys MobileMax Units Equipped with New GPRS Technology

GeoLogic Solutions has announced that Missouri-based Sitton Motor Lines has purchased the company’s newest GPRS-equipped MobileMax units.

December 1, 2005 - Industry News

American Leak Detection Selects Teletrac

American Leak Detection, with headquarters in Palm Springs, Calif., has named Teletrac Inc. as a preferred vendor for Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) and fleet management systems.

December 1, 2005 - Industry News

CFI Honors its Drivers of the Month

CFI, an international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., has named its monthly driver award recipients for September 2005

December 1, 2005 - Industry News

DOT Provides $40 Million for Hurricane-Damaged Highways and Bridges

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta has provided an additional $40 million to Louisiana and Mississippi as part of the federal government’s commitment to help Gulf Coast states rebuild roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane Katrina

Tags: Highways

November 30, 2005 - Industry News

October’s ATA Truck Tonnage Index Up 0.3 Percent

For the second consecutive month, the American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.3 percent.

Tags: Economy

November 30, 2005 - Industry News

Final Day to Save 25% on HDAW Registration is Dec. 15

December 15 is the last day to save 25 percent on the registration fee for the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW), scheduled Jan. 23 through Jan. 27, 2006, at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

Tags: Events

November 29, 2005 - Industry News

Workhorse Producing Its First International Diesel Chassis

Workhorse Custom Chassis has marked another first in Union City, Ind., by starting production on its first diesel chassis with an International diesel engine

November 29, 2005 - Industry News

SiriCOMM Expands Network With Growth of Pilot Travel Centers

SiriCOMM Inc., an applications service provider and nationwide broadband wireless network operator serving the highway transportation industry, has expanded its SiriCOMM Wi-Fi hotspot network

November 28, 2005 - Industry News

Ford Honors Schneider National with Q1 Certification

Schneider National Inc., announced that its automotive customer service team recently received Ford Motor Co.’s Q1 certification,

November 28, 2005 - Industry News

New Dodge Sprinter to be Produced in Charleston, S.C.

DaimlerChrysler has announced it will produce the next generation of Dodge Sprinter vans in Charleston, SC

November 28, 2005 - Industry News

Eaton Test Shows Fuller UltraShift HV Delivers Better Fuel Economy

Eaton Corp. said it has confirmed the fuel economy benefits of the Fuller UltraShift HV (Highway Value) medium-duty transmission with recent independent test results showing fuel savings from 7 percent to 19 percent,

November 28, 2005 - Industry News

ATA, Councils Join TMC in 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Associations (ATA) will observe its 50th anniversary - Celebrating Excellence in Truck Technology - in a grand way

Tags: Events

November 28, 2005 - Industry News

McLeod Among Top Tech Firms in Alabama

McLeod Software was named among the top three technology companies of those nominated for the 2005 Alabama Information Technology Association (AITA) Leadership in Technology

November 28, 2005 - Industry News

Under-Bunk Storage Standard on Freightliner Models

Freightliner Trucks said all 70-inch Mid- and Raised-Roof SleeperCabs for the Classic XL, Classic and FLD SD truck models are now available with a standard under-bunk storage compartment as part of the integral lower bunk

November 23, 2005 - Industry News

Kennesaw Gives Its Top Drivers $10,000 Bonus

For the last three years, Kennesaw Transportation has been giving a $10,000-seniority bonus to all of its company drivers with five years of loyal service

November 22, 2005 - Industry News

SelecTrucks Offers Fuel Cards to Truck Buyers

As owner-operators and small fleets continue to navigate a market impacted by record fuel spikes and natural disaster, SelecTrucks is offering some relief to small businesses

November 22, 2005 - Industry News

AFTC Testifies in Senate on Ag Transport, Energy Issues

The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference of the American Trucking Associations provided written testimony to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for a hearing on agricultural transportation and energy issues

November 22, 2005 - Industry News

Schneider National Named AARP Featured Employer

Schneider National Inc. was recently named an AARP Featured Employer for being committed to aggressively recruiting, hiring and retaining mature workers

November 22, 2005 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Wins Alexander Hamilton Award

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., Lowell, Ark., has been recognized by Treasury and Risk Management magazine with the bronze 2005 Alexander Hamilton award for outstanding performance within the Insurance category.

November 21, 2005 - Industry News

Kenworth Adds Eaton’s VORAD System with SmartCruise as Option

Kenworth Truck Co. now offers Eaton’s VORAD Collision Warning System with SmartCruise adaptive cruise control as an option for Kenworth’s T600, T800, T2000 and W900 models

November 21, 2005 - Industry News

Thermo King Hosts TriPac APU Demonstrations Nov. 30

Thermo King will hold a Truck Stop Day event at three locations on Nov. 30. The events will take place at Petro Stopping Centers in Kingman, Ariz. and Fargo, N.D., as well as the Flying J trucksto

November 21, 2005 - Industry News

Wal-Mart Names Dart Transit Carrier of the Year

Wal-Mart Stores recently recognized Dart Transit Co. as the recipient of the company’s annual “Rising Star Carrier of the Year” award

November 18, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Flexibility in Passport Requirement for Drivers

Nearly a year after President Bush signed the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, the trucking industry is seeking flexibility in the Act’s regulatory implementation so that commercial drivers are not mandated to carry a passport,


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