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October 4, 2005 - Industry News

I-10 Bridges at Lake Charles, Pascagoula to Open This Week

Road crews are working in Texas and Louisiana to clear downed trees and power lines off bridges and roads, and two I-10 bridges should open within days, said U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta

October 4, 2005 - Industry News

Boyd Bros. Announces Pay Raises, Insurance Programs and More

Boyd Bros. recently announced a three-cent raise for owner-operators, and will also begin using Blue Cross/Blue Shield as its group health insurance administrator.

October 4, 2005 - Industry News

Freight Brokering Seminars Offered Across U.S.

According to Entrepreneur Magazine, a freight brokerage is one of the Top 10 Best Businesses to Start.

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October 4, 2005 - Industry News

UPS Adds 354 to its ''Circle of Honor'' for Safe Drivers

UPS has announced the induction of 354 drivers into its "Circle of Honor," pushing to 3,956 the total of active elite drivers who have steered clear of accidents for 25 years or more.

October 4, 2005 - Industry News

Manufacturers’ Report Shows New Orders Up

New orders for manufactured goods in August increased $9.7 billion or 2.5 percent to $395.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

Tags: Economy

October 3, 2005 - Industry News

Fuel Costs, Security Top ATA Conference Agenda Oct. 15-18

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves said ATA’s 2005 Management Conference and Exhibition (MC&E) will feature former U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge as keynote speakers.

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October 3, 2005 - Industry News

STEMCO Has Tips on Submerged Tractor, Trailer Wheels

STEMCO, a leader in the technology and manufacture of heavy duty truck and trailer wheel-end systems and components, has released a Tech Tip to address the inspection, rebuild and reassembly of submerged tractor and trailer wheel end

October 3, 2005 - Industry News

77 Companies Are Among the Second Round of NTEA Members

The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has announced that 163 Distributor and Manufacturer members have achieved Member Verification Program (MVP) status as of Oct. 1.

October 3, 2005 - Industry News

Maddocks Teams with SkyBitz System

Maddocks Systems, which provides software solutions to the transportation and logistics industry, and SkyBitz, a leader in satellite-based asset monitoring and information management services,

October 3, 2005 - Industry News

Freightliner Delivers Medical Supplies to Gulf States

Freightliner Trucks recently teamed up with Portland-based Northwest Medical Teams to send a truckload of vital supplies to devastated areas in Louisiana and Mississippi.

October 3, 2005 - Industry News

Celadon Using Brake Sentry Equipment

Brake Sentry of Asheville, N.C. has announced that Celadon Trucking Services Inc., one of North America’s top international truckload carriers, has been equipping all of its new trailers at the OEM with BrakeSentry visual brake stroke indicators.

October 3, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Lauds California’s Trucking Fairness Legislation

The American Trucking Associations and its Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference applauded new trucking fairness legislation recently signed into law in by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

September 30, 2005 - Industry News

Mineta Announces Record Safety Belt Usage in the U.S.

A record 82 percent of Americans wear their safety belts while driving or riding in their vehicles, according to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta

September 30, 2005 - Industry News

Millions Available to Georgia if it Strengthens Seat Belt Law

Georgia is eligible for a $20,698,353 grant if it strengthens its seat belt law to allow law enforcement officers to stop and issue citations to pick-up trucks occupant

September 29, 2005 - Industry News

New Hours of Service Rule Goes Into Effect Tomorrow

The new hours of service rule goes into effect this Saturday, Oct.

September 29, 2005 - Industry News

TMC Bestows Its Highest Award on Council Leaders

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Associations awarded its highest honor – the Silver Spark Plug Award – to six trucking industry professionals during the Council's 2005 Fall Meeting

September 29, 2005 - Industry News

Anderson Trucking Driver Wins Arctic Cat ATV

Anderson Trucking Service has awarded a 2005 Arctic at ATV to driver Warren “Russ” Coyle of Middlefield, Ohio

September 29, 2005 - Industry News

Coastal Transport Names Million Mile Drivers from Apollo Beach

Coastal Transport recently recognized these outstanding drivers of the Apollo Beach, Fla. terminal:

September 29, 2005 - Industry News

Avery Graphics Begins Choice Awards Competition

Avery Dennison Graphics Division, Painesville, Ohio, is now accepting entries for the first-ever Avery Graphics Choice Awards competition and is asking for photos of outstanding uses of Avery Graphics media to compete for prizes in a variety of categories.

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September 29, 2005 - Industry News

Park-Ohio Named Exclusive Provider to International Truck

Park-Ohio Industries Inc., a subsidiary of Park-Ohio Holdings Corp., has announced that its Integrated Logistics Solutions (ILS) business has recently entered into an exclusive, multi-year agreement with International Truck and Engine Corp

September 29, 2005 - Industry News

Starting Bid is $25,000 for Lincoln Mark LT-inspired Chopper

It's big. It's bad. It's up for bid. After revving up fans at auto shows and Lincoln Mercury dealerships nationwide, the Mark LT Chopper will head home with a lucky motorcycle lover next month

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September 28, 2005 - Industry News

Donate $100 and Maybe Win a 2006 Peterbilt 379

A hundred bucks gets anyone the chance to win a bright red, extended-hood 2006 Peterbilt 379 tractor, complete with a 70-inch sleeper

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September 28, 2005 - Industry News

CRST Veteran Chalks Up Two Million Safe Miles

Timothy Downs, who has been driving for CRST Malone for 21 years, was recently recognized for two million miles of safe driving

September 28, 2005 - Industry News

Mack Displays Heavy-Duty Hybrid Electric Vehicle on Capitol Hill

Mack Trucks Inc. this week, in conjunction with the United States Air Force Advanced Power Technology Office, displayed on Capitol Hill a prototype hybrid electric powertrain for Class 8 heavy-duty trucks.

September 28, 2005 - Industry News

Volvo Powertrain Hosts Swedish Ambassador

Ambassador Gunnar Lund and the staff of the Embassy of Sweden toured Volvo Powertrain North America’s production facility in Hagerstown, Md., recentl

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