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January 10, 2007 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor to Develop First Diesel-Electric Drivetrain for Wal-Mart

ArvinMeritor Inc. and Wal-Mart Transportation, Bentonville, Ark., have agreed to development of a dual-mode, diesel-electric drivetrain for a Class 8 tractor, based on an International Class 8 ProStar tractor and powered by an engine developed by Cummins Inc

January 10, 2007 - Industry News

Census Bureau: ‘05 Revenues Hit $292 Billion for Truck, Courier and Storage Industries

Truck transportation, couriers and messengers, and warehousing and storage revenues reached $292 billion in 2005, up from $266 billion the year before, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday

January 9, 2007 - Industry News

SC&RA Conference April 10-14 in San Antonio

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) will hold its Annual Conference, April 10-14, at The Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio. The conference is expected to attract more than 550 attendees from all facets of the industry.

Tags: Events

January 9, 2007 - Industry News

Fed Predicts Moderate but Good Economic Growth

Conditions appear to be in place for a good year for the U.S. economy, which is likely to be marked by moderate, sustainable growth and lower inflation, Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman Donald Kohn recently told the Atlanta Rotary Club.

Tags: Economy

January 9, 2007 - Industry News

Manufacturing Bounces Back in December

Manufacturing activity expanded in December following a decline the previous month, according to the latest manufacturing Report on Business issued by the Institute of Supply Management.

Tags: Economy

January 8, 2007 - Industry News

DOT Provides Model Legislation for Private-sector Transportation Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday provided model legislation that would give states flexibility to contract with the private sector to invest in and manage transportation projects.

Tags: Highways

January 8, 2007 - Industry News

Dana Completes Sale of Trailer Axle Manufacturing Assets to Hendrickson

Dana Corp. said the company and its subsidiary, Dana Canada Corp., have completed the sale of their trailer axle manufacturing assets to Hendrickson USA – a subsidiary of The Boler Co. – and its affiliates.

January 5, 2007 - Industry News

CFI Names Its Drivers of the Year for 2006

CFI, an international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., is pleased to announce its drivers of the year. Each driver who was honored as a driver of the month during the year 2006 was an automatic nominee for driver

January 5, 2007 - Industry News

Bendix ABS Stability Technology Focus of TV Show

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ ABS-based electronic stability technology will be the focus of a segment on cable television’s “World Business Review” highlighting innovative safety technologies

Tags: Events

January 5, 2007 - Industry News

Iowa.80.com’s First Kiosk Installed at Truckomat

Iowa80.com has unveiled its new interactive kiosk at the Truckomat in Indianapolis, Ind. The kiosk accesses www.iowa80.com. Customers can browse the web site

January 4, 2007 - Industry News

Highway Watch Partners with Inside the Outdoors TV

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) Highway Watch program has announced a promotional collaboration with Inside the Outdoors, the outdoor network for professional truck drivers that reaches thousands of drivers inside their cabs daily.

January 4, 2007 - Industry News

International Adds Double Coin Tires as Option

International Truck, a Navistar company, has added Double Coin Tires to its list of primary tire suppliers, the company announced Wednesday. In an effort to provide dealers and customers with viable and cost-effective alternative

January 4, 2007 - Industry News

Cummins Announces Certification of 2007 On-Highway Engines

Cummins Inc. has announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified the Cummins heavy-duty and mid-range truck engines for 2007. Full production of the new engines begins this month

January 4, 2007 - Industry News

Navistar Receives $1.3 Billion Loan Commitment

Navistar International Corp. said it has received a commitment for a five-year senior unsecured term loan facility and synthetic revolving facility in an aggregate amount of $1.3 billion. The facilities will be provided by J.P. Morgan Chase Ban

January 4, 2007 - Industry News

Manufacturing Orders Up Slightly in November

New orders for manufactured goods in November were up 0.9 percent from October, according to the U.S. Commerce Dept. This followed a 4.5 percent decrease in October.

Tags: Economy

January 3, 2007 - Industry News

Jan. 18 TCA Audio Confab Covers '07 Economic Landscape

The Truckload Carriers Association is hosting an audio conference from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET Jan. 18 entitled, “Navigating the Economy and Capital Markets.

Tags: Events

January 3, 2007 - Industry News

CAT Scale Celebrates 30th Anniversary

CAT Scale turns 30 this year, marking three decades of providing commercial drivers with the most accurate weights possible. Founded by Iowa 80 Truckstop entrepreneur Bill Moon, CAT Scale Co. revolutionized the trucking industr

January 3, 2007 - Industry News

USA Truck Opens Southeast Regional Operations Center

Arkansas-based USA Truck Inc. has announced the official opening of its newest regional operations center, located in Spartanburg, S.C. The new facility will provide an operational base for the company’s short- to medium-haul dry van truckload

January 3, 2007 - Industry News

TransCore and Telenor Satellite Services Sign International Accord

TransCore and Telenor Satellite Services, a subsidiary of Telenor ASA of Norway, have signed a five-year agreement for Telenor to serve as a distributor of TransCore's GlobalWave asset tracking products throughout Europe

January 3, 2007 - Industry News

HOS Survey Shows Most Drivers Have Violated HOS Regs

An online survey about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s hours of service regulations shows three out of four drivers admit to have violated the agency’s hours of service regulations, and that 55 percent

January 2, 2007 - Industry News

MEMA Announces Merger of MISG and ANXeBusiness

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) announces the merger of Management Information Systems Group Inc. (MISG) – MEMA’s commercial business-to-business data interchange subsidiar

January 2, 2007 - Industry News

NTEA Welcomes New MVP Members

The latest round of NTEA members qualified for the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Member Verification Program (MVP) is published below.

January 2, 2007 - Industry News

Decker Truck Names Drivers of Month

Fort Dodge, Iowa-based Decker Truck Line has named Dan Welsh as the December Driver/Owner-Operator of the Month for the flatbed division. Dan resides in Pittsburgh, Pa. Selected as Driver of the Month for the reefer/van division was Dean Filmer.

January 2, 2007 - Industry News

Doonan Trailer Corp. Becomes Doonan Specialized Trailer

Doonan Trailer Corp. has been purchased and is now known as Doonan Specialized Trailer, LLC, according to Michael Gordy, Elgen Reynolds and a third “silent partner” in the enterprise

January 2, 2007 - Industry News

Don’t Thump ’Em, Pump ’Em Posters Available

The Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB) is offering free copies of its “Don’t Thump ’em, Pump ’em” poster. The poster promotes the use of tire gauges as a way to keep truck tires properly maintained

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