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May 22, 2006 - Industry News

SelecTrucks Extends Warranty Program to Medium-Duty Trucks

SelecTrucks has extended its comprehensive warranty program to medium-duty trucks. Entitled Buyer’s Assurance, the SelecTrucks plan was originally developed to cover Class 8 vehicles.

May 22, 2006 - Industry News

ATRI Picks Teams to Evaluate Idle Reduction on Trucks

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) Monday announced the selection of three project teams to demonstrate and evaluate mobile idle reduction technologies on heavy-duty trucks.

May 19, 2006 - Industry News

Texas Trucker Wins Volvo’s ‘Treasure’ Sweepstakes

Chuck Harter already knew he was a winner when his boss gave him a new Volvo VT 880 with a 625-horsepower Volvo D16 engine. But Harter proved to be exceptionally lucky when he was chose

Tags: Events

May 19, 2006 - Industry News

Michelin Building New Tread Plant in Mexico

To meet the growing demand for Michelin Retread Technologies products, Michelin is constructing a new tread pressing plant in Mexico, adjacent to its Michelin Mexico headquarters and passenger tire plant in Queretaro

May 19, 2006 - Industry News

DENSO Wins EPA 2006 Climate Protection Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a 2006 Climate Protection Award to DENSO Corp. for developing a new technology – Ejector Cycle – that reduces energy use and greenhouse gas emission

May 19, 2006 - Industry News

Schneider Hosts Job Fair Tuesday in Memphis

Schneider National Inc., the nation's largest truckload provider, will host a job fair to hire 150 new professional truck drivers in Greater Memphis, Tenn

May 19, 2006 - Industry News

Ward Truckload Now Paying Practical Miles

Ward Truckload Express, Altoona, Pa., has recently moved to paying on Practical Miles rather than PC miles, resulting in a raise of about $3,000 per year for its drivers

May 18, 2006 - Industry News

A Dozen Drivers Earn SC&RA Million Miler Award

Twelve professional drivers in the specialized carrier industry received a Million Miler Award for Safety Excellence from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) during its recent conference in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

May 18, 2006 - Industry News

SC&RA Names Its Truck Driver of the Year

Howard Ronken, Midwest Specialized Transportation Inc., Rochester, Minn., has been named Truck Driver of the Year by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA).

May 18, 2006 - Industry News

TMC Transportation Launches New Web Site

TMC Transportation, the Des Moines, Iowa-based open-freight transportation company, has launched a new web site at www.tmctrans.com

May 18, 2006 - Industry News

Goodyear Produces 1 Millionth G395 Steer Tire

Goodyear's Danville, Va., tire plant has produced its 1 millionth Unisteel G395 LHS medium-truck steer tire. Now in its third year, the G395 LHS reached this milestone four years faster than its predecessor, the G397.

May 18, 2006 - Industry News

Expedited Trucking Career Fair June 9 in Ohio

If you’ve ever thought about a career in expediting or are currently in the business, you might consider the Expedited Trucking Career Fair on Friday, June 9, at the Howard Johnson Inn - Perrysburg, Ohio (just outside Toledo)

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May 18, 2006 - Industry News

Trucking Symposium June 8-10 in Toledo

The National Alliance of Transportation Educators’ (NAOTE) “Trucking Educational Symposium” comes to Toledo, Ohio, Thursday June 8 through Saturday June 10 at Howard Johnson Inn off I-280.

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May 18, 2006 - Industry News

Kenworth Names 2006 Parts Council Members

Kenworth Truck Co. has named its 2006 Kenworth Parts Council members. The council consists of leading parts managers from Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada.

May 18, 2006 - Industry News

Terion Integrates Trailer Tracking With Add On

Terion Inc. and Add On Systems Inc. have completed the first phase of a web-services integration for AS400 dispatch applications.

May 18, 2006 - Industry News

Mitchell 1 Offers Schools Discounts on Tractor-Trailer.net

Mitchell 1, a leading provider of technical information for vehicle maintenance, service and repair, has announced that qualifying technical schools will receive a significant discount off the list price of its newly released

May 18, 2006 - Industry News

Michael Gerdin to Head Heartland Express

Iowa-based Heartland Express Inc., has announced the promotion of Michael Gerdin to president. Russell Gerdin, president since 1978, will continue to serve as chairman and chief executive officer.

May 17, 2006 - Industry News

Mineta Names Kendall to Head Highway Funding Commission

A federal commission to study new ways to pay for the nation’s highway and transit systems now has an executive director.

Tags: Highways

May 17, 2006 - Industry News

ExxonMobil Joins EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

ExxonMobil has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, a voluntary collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficienc

May 17, 2006 - Industry News

EVI Begins Installation Contract for Titan America

Emergency Vehicle Installation Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of GHL Technologies Inc. specializing in third-party installation of GPS/telematics systems in commercial and government fleet vehicles

May 17, 2006 - Industry News

Bush Nominates John Hill to Head FMCSA

President Bush has nominated transportation veteran John Hill as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the White House announced Wednesday

May 17, 2006 - Industry News

New Show Dates for Truck Show Latino

Truck Show Latino, the only major U.S. truck show designed to attract the Hispanic/Latino fleet owner and owner-operator, features new show dates and new attractions for 2006

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May 17, 2006 - Industry News

Nation's Cities Ranked by Road Rage

The first-ever “In The Driver's Seat Road Rage Survey,” commissioned by AutoVantage, a national auto club, found that the least courteous city in the country is Miami, followed by Phoenix and New York.

May 16, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Backs Single Process for Screening Transportation Workers

The American Trucking Associations said this week that the Transportation Security Administration should implement a single, coordinated, cost-effective process for screening transportation workers that would enhance the nation’s security while minimizing unnecessary screening costs and procedures.

May 16, 2006 - Industry News

More Trucks Repossessed – But They're Reselling Fast

Repossessions and liquidations of tractor-trailer trucks nationwide have been high for the past five quarters, reports Nassau Asset Management. Yet, those same trucks are reselling at a brisk pace, illustrating

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