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August 30, 2006 - Industry News

Free CD Lets You Tour a Modern Retread Plant

The Tire Retread Information Bureau has a new Retread Plant Tour CD available to all truckers and others who would like to see how truck tires are retreaded in a modern, state-of-the-art, ISO certified retread plant

August 29, 2006 - Industry News

Carrier Upgrades GeoLogic Solutions Systems

GeoLogic Solutions, which provides multi-mode communications and tracking systems, has announced that Alabama-based Southern Cal Transport Inc. has renewed its service agreement with GeoLogic

August 29, 2006 - Industry News

NASTC Picks Willis APU as Preferred Vendor

The National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC) recently selected Auxiliary Power Dynamics, manufacturers of an integrated professional-grade auxiliary power unit, as a preferred vendor

August 29, 2006 - Industry News

ALK Technologies Debuts CoPilot Truck/Laptop 9

ALK Technologies has introduced CoPilot Truck/Laptop 9, an enhanced version of its truck-specific, voice-guided navigation solution with the latest routing and map data.

August 29, 2006 - Industry News

Sentry Insurance Sponsors MTRN Safety Program

The Midnight Trucking Radio Network (MTRN) has announced a new alliance with Sentry Insurance that will provide owner-operators and fleets of all sizes with up-to-date safety information.

August 29, 2006 - Industry News

Averitt Honors Two Associates for 20 Years of Service

Tennessee-based Averitt Express, a provider of freight transportation and supply chain management, recently honored Wallace Smith of Jackson, Tenn., and Joseph Caissie of Fayetteville, Tenn.,

August 29, 2006 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens Kansas City Facility

Penske Truck Leasing has opened the first of its newly designed, state-of-the-art facilities at 1111 N. Century Ave., Kansas City, Mo. The facility, which incorporates new design elements and advanced technology feature

August 29, 2006 - Industry News

Celadon Participates in “Highway 2 Health” Program

As health care costs continue to rise as a percentage of payrolls, many employers are looking at options that include a medical and health promotions presence onsite. Celadon Trucking Services, a major transportation firm in Indianapolis,

August 29, 2006 - Industry News

National Liftgate Parts in New Facilities

National Liftgate Parts Inc. has combined multiple offices in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area into one 20,000-square-foot facility. The new facility, in the heart of Cincinnati

August 29, 2006 - Industry News

California Starts Selling ULSD This Friday

With only six weeks remaining until the "Go Live" date that federally mandates making ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) available at fuel stations, retailers in California announced they will begin selling the new fuel on Friday

August 28, 2006 - Industry News

Keisler Engineering Buys GM Manufacturing Line

Keisler Engineering, which manufactures manual overdrive transmission systems for classic Ford, GM and Chrysler vehicles, is now gearing up to expand its inventory to include replacement transmission

August 28, 2006 - Industry News

Averitt Express Wins "Truckload Carrier of the Year" Award

Averitt Express has been honored by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with its "2005 Truckload Carrier of the Year" award. The award, honoring Averitt for its exceptional service, was issued as part of

August 28, 2006 - Industry News

East Trailers Names New Regional Manager

Charlie Wade recently joined East Manufacturing Corp. as South Central regional manager, announced Mark Holtz, vice president of sales and marketing. In his new position, Wade will be responsible for custome

August 28, 2006 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens Kansas City Facility

Penske Truck Leasing has opened the first of its newly designed, state-of-the-art facilities at 1111 N. Century Ave., Kansas City, Mo. The facility, which incorporates new design elements and advanced technolog

August 28, 2006 - Industry News

TA Rebuilds Facility in New Haven

TravelCenters of America (TA) recently rebuilt its travel center in New Haven, Conn. Located on I-95 at Exit 56, TA New Haven now features a contemporary look that sets it apart from the ordinary highway truckstop

August 28, 2006 - Industry News

Decker Truck Lines Wins Award of Excellence

Hormel Foods Corp. has presented Decker Truck Lines Inc. with its Spirit of Excellence award for a 10th year since 1995. Eleven transportation companies, including Decker Truck

August 28, 2006 - Industry News

Western Star Redesigns Truck Cab Front Wall

Western Star Trucks has redesigned its cab front wall to feature updated system diagnostic capabilities and streamlines air and electrical routing with improved accessibility and serviceability

August 28, 2006 - Industry News

Freightliner Introduces Medium-Duty Hybrid Prototype

Freightliner LLC President and CEO Chris Patterson recently introduced a proof-of-concept prototype utility truck and discussed the company's plans to bring medium-duty hybrid vehicles to the market

August 28, 2006 - Industry News

Navistar, Caterpillar in Accord on Relationship

Navistar International Corp., the nation's largest combined commercial truck and mid-range diesel engine producer, has reached an agreement with Caterpillar Inc. on a new ongoing business relationshi

August 28, 2006 - Industry News

Freightliner Ready to Launch a Trio of ’07-compliant Engines

Freightliner LLC announced that it is continuing with its rigorous preparations for the three EPA '07-compliant engines it will launch early next year – the heavy-duty Detroit Diesel Series 60 and MBE 4000 and the medium-duty MBE 900.

August 28, 2006 - Industry News

Epes Transport Celebrates 75th Anniversary

North Carolina’s largest privately owned trucking company will celebrate its 75th Anniversary on Oct. 8, 2006. Epes Transport System Inc. started out delivering tobacco and manufactured goods

August 28, 2006 - Industry News

World’s Largest Truck Convoy Slated Sept. 16

In an attempt to maintain Guinness Book of World Record status, law enforcement and truckers throughout the United States and Canada will join forces to hold the World’s Largest Truck Convoy on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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August 28, 2006 - Industry News

Petro Opens Franchise in Napoleon, Ohio

Petro Stopping Centers has opened a new Petro franchise location in Napoleon, Ohio at U.S. Highways 6 & 24 at the Industrial Drive Exit. The new location is the fifth Petro in the state of Ohio,

August 28, 2006 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Transportation Has New O-O Payment Program

Barr-Nunn Transportation offers a new program for northeast regional owner-operators that guarantees them $425 a day ($2,125 a week), $1.19 guaranteed fuel protection, 100 percent fuel surcharge, payment of excess fuel taxes and guaranteed home time.

August 24, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.7 Percent in July

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index increased for the third time in the last four months, rising 0.7 percent in July. The latest increase followed a 0.4 percent contraction in June.

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