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September 7, 2005 - Industry News

Saia Keeps Trucks Rolling Despite Hurricane Katrina

SCS Transportation Inc. said operations at its wholly owned subsidiary, Saia, have been impacted in selected markets due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina

September 7, 2005 - Industry News

Peterbilt’s Denton Manufacturing Facility Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Peterbilt General Manager and Paccar Vice President Dan Sobic addressed the crowd of about 2,000 employees and guests during the recent celebration.

In August of 1980, the first Peterbilt truck to be manufactured in Denton, Texas – a white Model 359 – rolled off the line.

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September 7, 2005 - Industry News

Consolidated Metal Products Celebrates 60th Birthday

More than 100 employees gathered recently to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Consolidated Metal Products Inc

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September 7, 2005 - Industry News

TNT Logistics Gets 3rd-Party Logistics Award

TNT Logistics, a leading provider of supply chain services, has again been selected a Top 10 logistics provider by the 200,000 readers of Inbound Logistics

September 7, 2005 - Industry News

Navistar Reports 3Q Income Up 28 Percent

Navistar International Corp., the nation's largest combined commercial truck, school bus and mid-range diesel engine producer, has reported improved earnings for its third fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2005.

September 7, 2005 - Industry News

TCI Tire Centers Opens Birmingham Retread Plant

TCI Tire Centers commercial and retread divisions have announced the opening of a new Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT) facility in Birmingham, Ala.

September 7, 2005 - Industry News

Jobs Available for Katrina’s Driver, Mechanic Victims

Hoovestol/Major Transport Inc., headquartered in Eagan, Minn., says it is offering employment and relocation assistance for about 20 drivers and six mechanics who are victims of Hurricane Katrina

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

Schneider National Doing Atypical Emergency Deliveries

Schneider National Inc. said Tuesday it is working with FEMA, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Navy to create a critical diesel supply chain needed to fuel emergency vehicles and generators being used for hurricane rescue

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

NATSO Urges Fuel Card Companies to Reduce Fees in Katrina Aftermath

NATSO President and Chief Executive Officer Lisa Mullings is urging all fuel card companies to reduce or suspend their fuel card transaction fees in the wake of a national crisis and record-high fuel prices brought on by Hurricane Katrina.

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Close Cleveland Parts Distribution Facility

ArvinMeritor Inc. has announced its decision, through a letter of intent, to close its Mayfield Village, Ohio, commercial vehicle aftermarket distribution facility near Cleveland in order to streamline its North American parts distribution system

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

Twice-weekly Fuel Price Reports Urged by ATA

The American Trucking Associations and its President and CEO Bill Graves Tuesday asked Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman to direct the Energy Information Administration to report fuel prices semi-weekly until fuel price volatility eases.

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Hurricane Relief Team Says Dry Vans Needed Immediately

The American Trucking Associations' Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort team is working with the Mississippi Emergency Management Administration (MEMA) in Jackson, Miss., to determine trucking needs for MEMA’s current relief effort.

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

ATA’s Hurricane Team Says Dry Vans Needed Immediately

The American Trucking Associations' Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort team is working with the Mississippi Emergency Management Administration (MEMA) in Jackson, Miss., to determine trucking needs for MEMA’s current relief effort.

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

Two Missouri Fleets Add SkyBitz Tracking

SkyBitz – a leading satellite-based trailer tracking and information management service – announced the addition of two Missouri-based fleets to its roster of more than 140 customers

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

ABF Limits Fuel Surcharge Through Early October

ABF Freight System Inc., Fort Smith, Ark., announced Tuesday that it will limit its standard fuel surcharge through Oct. 4, 2005 due to the extremely volatile fuel prices resulting from Hurricane Katrina.

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

First Fleet Conducts “Real World” Fuel Consumption Study Of Truck Fleets

America’s private truck fleets are being dramatically affected by two events that have a major impact on their overall cost per mile: new engine emissions standards that have negatively affected fuel economy,

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

Centerpointe Truck/Equipment Selling East Trailers

Looking to expand its product offering, Southern California’s Centerpointe Truck & Equipment Sales Inc. has been named an authorized dealer for East Manufacturing.

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

Bowman Group Gives Restored 1929 Fire Engine to Volunteer Fire Company

Don Bowman, chairman and president of Bowman Group LLP, handed over the keys to a restored 1929 Seagraves fire engine to the Williamsport, Md., Volunteer Fire Company during the city’s recent Canal Days celebration.

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September 6, 2005 - Industry News

DOT Cites Most Recent Disaster Relief Action

The Department of Transportation is coordinating a massive operation involving airplanes, buses, commercial trucks and ships designed to get supplies and personnel into affected regions and evacuate citizens out of New Orleans.

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Driver of the Month on the Fast Track

Barr-Nunn Transportation Inc. has announced that Jim Pardoe has been recognized as a Driver of the Month.

September 2, 2005 - Industry News

Paccar Donates $1 Million for Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

Washington-based truckbuilder Paccar Inc. said it is making a $1-million contribution to the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund to support humanitarian efforts for those impacted in the United States Gulf Coast area.

September 2, 2005 - Industry News

SMC³ Creates Fund for Katrina Disaster Relief

Transportation industry association and technology provider SMC³ is establishing a special fund with the American Red Cross to provide aid to survivors of Hurricane Katrina

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September 2, 2005 - Industry News

Mack Trucks Cancels “Bulldog Roundup” Event for 2005

Mack Trucks Inc. announced it has decided not to hold the annual “Bulldog Roundup” community event in Hagerstown, Md., this year, due to major construction activity underway at the Pennsylvania Avenue facility

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September 2, 2005 - Industry News

UTA Sends Aid to Hurricane Victims

The Used Truck Association (UTA) will be sending cases of bottled water and $5,000 to assist in the relief efforts of the Hurricane Katrina victims

September 2, 2005 - Industry News

Exhibitor List Grows to 155 for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

More than 155 supplier companies have signed on to exhibit at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week conference/show in late January, and the numbers continue to grow

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