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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.

Tags: Events

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

September 13, 2005 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Assists Customers Hurt by Katrina

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

September 12, 2005 - Industry News

Repairs Under Way on I-10 Twin Span Bridge in New Orleans

Work began Monday to repair the hurricane-damaged Twin Span Bridge that carries Interstate 10 traffic between New Orleans and Slidell, La., U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta said.

Tags: Highways

September 12, 2005 - Industry News

CVSA Meeting Moved from Biloxi to Indianapolis

The destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina has made it impossible for the MGM Beau Rivage Hotel in Biloxi, Miss., to accommodate CVSA's Fall Workshop this month

Tags: Events

September 12, 2005 - Industry News

SysOn Debuts BT Smart Blue GPS Receiver

Illinois-based SysOnChip has introduced the SysOn BT Smart Blue GPS receiver – a tiny, lightweight GPS navigator for auto, home or business.

September 12, 2005 - Industry News

Coastal Transport Names Million Miles Drivers

Coastal Transport recently recognized two of its drivers of the Bridgeport, Ala., terminal for achieving one million accident-free miles

September 12, 2005 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Helping Customers Affected by Katrina

DaimlerChrysler Services Truck Finance has implemented the following actions for its customers in portions of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi:

September 12, 2005 - Industry News

Unisys Predicts 2006 Will Be RFID's Inflection Point

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology will reach a significant turning point by the end of 2006, according to Unisys Global Visible Commerce experts.

September 12, 2005 - Industry News

ACS Launches New FreightForm EXPRESS Product

Affiliated Computer Services Inc., a provider of business process and information technology outsourcing solutions, has launched FreightForm EXPRESS, a new product designed to serve the needs of freight brokers, drivers and logistics companies

September 11, 2005 - Industry News

Freightliner Transferring American Le France Business

North America's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, Freightliner LLC, said it intends to divest its American La France fire and emergency services manufacturing business unit

September 9, 2005 - Industry News

Yellow Roadway Updates Guidance, Names New Roadway Express President

Yellow Roadway Corp. said it expects third quarter 2005 adjusted earnings per share (EPS) to be in the range of $1.40 to $1.45.

September 9, 2005 - Industry News

Update on Mississippi, Louisiana Emergency Trucking Services

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) continues to deliver pre-sorted relief supplies from Jackson, Miss., to damaged coastal areas from a 17-door staging area/warehouse.

September 9, 2005 - Industry News

Great Dane Joins Red Cross in Hurricane Rescue Effort

In response to the devastation left behind by Hurricane Katrina, Great Dane Trailers has provided the use of refrigerated trailers over an extended period of time to the American Red Cross for its emergency response efforts.

September 9, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Urges Congress to Address Escalating Fuel Prices

The American Trucking Associations has called upon Congress to address the skyrocketing price of fuel as part of ongoing efforts to limit the negative effects of fuel prices on the trucking industry, and ultimately, the national economy.

September 8, 2005 - Industry News

UPS Joins Louisiana Emergency Relief Team

UPS has begun working directly with the governors of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to support the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

September 8, 2005 - Industry News

MHC Kenworth-Denver Wins Customer Support Dealer of Year Award

MHC Kenworth - Denver was named Kenworth Customer Support Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada at the recent 2005 Kenworth Parts Leadership meeting in Bellevue, Wash.

September 8, 2005 - Industry News

New Road Tractor Due Out From International in Early 2007

Dealers check out new International Class 8 interior.

International Truck and Engine Corp. announced this week that it is preparing a new highway tractor to replace certain existing models, adding the new aerodynamic conventional will emphasize driver comfort and safety, fuel efficiency and long service life

September 7, 2005 - Industry News

Ol’ Blue, USA Rolling Out for Truck Show Latino

Ol’ Blue, USA (United Safety Alliance Inc.) will be an exhibitor at Truck Show Latino, scheduled Oct. 13-15, 2005 at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

Tags: Events

September 7, 2005 - Industry News

Forbes Names J.B. Hunt Among 100 Best Mid-Cap Stocks

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. one of the nation's largest publicly-held transportation companies, has been named to Forbes Magazine's List of 100 Best Mid-Cap Stocks.

September 7, 2005 - Industry News

Heil Sells Distributorship to Arizona Refuse Sales

Heil Environmental has sold the assets of its Heil Arizona distributorship and assigned the territory covering Arizona to Arizona Refuse Sales of Phoenix, effective immediately.

September 7, 2005 - Industry News

ATA: Trucking to Spend $85 Billion on Diesel This Year

The American Trucking Associations Wednesday revised the trucking industry’s projected fuel costs for 2005 in light of the energy impact caused by Hurricane Katrina and the Energy Information Administration’s newly released fuel price forecast.

Tags: Economy

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