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September 19, 2005 - Industry News

Freightliner Sponsors Get SMART Event Thursday

Freightliner Trucks will sponsor Anvil's Third Annual Get SMART Gala Event, taking place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Holocene in Portland, Ore.

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September 19, 2005 - Industry News

Magtec Introducing Truck Management Technology

Magtec Products Inc. will introduce state-of-the-art technology that focuses on asset protection and prevention of cargo theft at an ATA Florida conference in October.

September 19, 2005 - Industry News

Diagnostic Innovations Introduces New Product

Diagnostic Innovations, Southfield, Mich., has introduced the latest addition to the Digital Diagnostic Assistant for truck mechanics.

September 19, 2005 - Industry News

Maine Drivers Host Kids Convoy Oct. 2

The Trucking 4 Kids Convoy, sponsored by the Maine Professional Drivers Association and the Lions Club of South Portland, will be held Sunday Oct. 2, at Scarborough Downs in Scarborough, Maine

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September 19, 2005 - Industry News

Averitt Express Hurricane Efforts Total Near $200,000

As the U.S. Gulf Coast continues to recover from the effects of Hurricane Katrina, Averitt Express is responding with a variety of relief efforts to aid those affected, including its own associates based in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama

September 19, 2005 - Industry News

Idlebuster Offering Dometic APU Systems

Idlebuster has announced it is now offering Dometic air conditioning and heating systems integrated with its auxiliary power units for truck sleepers

September 19, 2005 - Industry News

Peapod Using Cube Route Service

Cube Route, a provider of on demand logistics services, announced that Peapod, an Internet grocer, has rolled out the Cube Route Visibility Service across 13 of its 15 warehouses, which are located in 13 markets across the United States.

September 19, 2005 - Industry News

Heartland Express Expands in Western United States

Heartland Express Inc. said it has expanded to the western United States, with operations in Phoenix, Ariz. and plans to expand to other western markets

September 19, 2005 - Industry News

Dana Chief Discusses Industry Future at Dialogue '06

Mike Burns, president and CEO of Dana Corp., will launch Dialogue ‘06 with his discussion of doing business in today’s environment from a global product manufacturer’s perspective.

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September 19, 2005 - Industry News

Noregon Expands Line of JPRO Fleet Service Tools

Noregon Systems has expanded its JPRO product offerings in support of vehicle fleet maintenance professionals.

September 17, 2005 - Industry News

David Oren to Head Dart Transit Co.

David and Don Oren

Dart Transit Co., Eagan, Minn., has announced that David D. Oren will become company president Oct. 1

September 17, 2005 - Industry News

International Technical Data Available to Fleets on TMC FleetPortal

The Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations said it has reached a non-exclusive data exchange agreement with International Truck and Engine Corp

September 16, 2005 - Industry News

Cummins, Shaanxi to Produce ISM Heavy-Duty Engines in China

Cummins Inc. and China's Shaanxi Automobile Group Company Ltd. have signed an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture company, Xi'an Cummins Engine Co. (XCEC), to produce the Cummins ISM 11-liter heavy-duty engine in Xi'an

September 16, 2005 - Industry News

IRS Extends Diesel Fuel Penalty Relief Due to Hurricane Katrina

The Internal Revenue Service, in response to the continued shortages of diesel fuel caused by Hurricane Katrina, will extend the penalty relief when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway.

September 16, 2005 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Acquires GMC and Isuzu Medium-Duty Dealership; Introduces Peterbilt Line

Rush Enterprises Inc., which operates heavy-duty and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America and a John Deere equipment dealership in Houston, has acquired certain assets of Barrett Trucks LLC.,

September 15, 2005 - Industry News

Tom Ridge Headlines ATA Confab in October

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves said Tom Ridge, the nation’s first Secretary of Homeland Security, and superstar comic Jeff Foxworthy will headline ATA’s 2005 Management Conference and Exhibition (MC&E) in Boston Oct. 15-18, 2005

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September 15, 2005 - Industry News

ATD Moves 2006 Convention to Atlanta

The American Truck Dealers (ATD) announced it will hold its 2006 convention and exposition in Atlanta, Ga., next year instead of New Orleans,

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September 14, 2005 - Industry News

Kenworth Celebrates Its 700,000th Truck

Kenworth Truck Co. celebrated the 700,000th truck produced in the company’s 82 years during recent ceremonies at Kenworth’s manufacturing plant in Renton, Wash

September 14, 2005 - Industry News

First Stop for Share the Road Rig: Katrina Disaster Area

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and Mack Trucks Inc. have unveiled a new custom-designed truck and trailer that will tour the country as part of the ATA’s “Share the Road” highway safety program.

September 13, 2005 - Industry News

Brown Gets Greener in Sacramento

UPS, the world's largest package delivery company, has completed the installation of technology that will significantly reduce the number of miles driven by its familiar brown package cars on Sacramento roads, subsequently reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

September 13, 2005 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Dialogue Aims to Counter ‘Perfect Storm’

The 2006 Heavy Duty Dialogue, a conference that brings together leaders from all segments of the heavy truck business, will focus on “2007 and Beyond, Managing the Business Cycle.

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September 13, 2005 - Industry News

Tim Lynch Heads ATA’s Federation Relations and Strategic Planning

Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, Tuesday named Timothy P. Lynch to the new position of senior vice president, Federation Relations and Strategic Planning.

September 13, 2005 - Industry News

Fikes Truck Line Aids Katrina Relief Efforts

Fikes Truck Line, Hope, Ark., is lending equipment and drivers, and covering fuel costs in the delivery of food, water, personal care items, blankets, medicine kits, and more to the areas in the South

September 13, 2005 - Industry News

Navistar Financial Offers Deferred Payments for Customers Affected by Hurricane Katrina

Navistar Financial Corp., a wholly owned finance subsidiary of Warrenville, Ill.-based International Truck and Engine Corp., announced a plan to assist its customers affected by Hurricane Katrina.

September 13, 2005 - Industry News

Mack Offers Assistance to Customers Affected by Hurricane

Mack Trucks Inc. customers affected by Hurricane Katrina can take advantage of a payment assistance program from Mack Commercial Finance to skip payments until Jan. 1, 2006

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