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November 15, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Forecast Says Trucking Will Continue to Dominate Freight Movement

Trucking will increase its share of the nation’s freight pool and continue to dominate domestic freight movement into the next decade, the American Trucking Associations reports in its newly released U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2017.

November 14, 2006 - Industry News

Decker Truck Line Participating in Biodiesel Study

Fort Dodge, Iowa-based Decker Truck Line Inc. has announced it will participate in the “Two Million Mile Haul,” a B20 Field Documentation Program.

November 14, 2006 - Industry News

Schneider National Introduces Mexico Express Intermodal Service

Schneider National Inc. introduced a new Intermodal solution – Mexico Express – in June to deliver greater capacity and faster service between the Eastern Seaboard of the United States and Mexico.

November 14, 2006 - Industry News

Distributors Have Until Friday to Register for HDAW One-on-One Business Meetings

Distributors may now register online for the One-on-One Business Meetings program at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) Conference. HDAW 2007 will be held Monday, Jan. 22,

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November 14, 2006 - Industry News

Volvo Displays Aerodynamic Devices For Improved Fuel Economy

Relatively simple modifications to heavy truck aerodynamics could provide a welcome decrease in fuel costs for the average over-the-road truck, according to research by Volvo Trucks North America.

November 14, 2006 - Industry News

Mack Research Shows Potential 8% Fuel Economy Improvement

Truck operators could improve their fuel economy by as much as 8 percent by facilitating smooth air flow around their tractor-trailer units during highway travel, according to a new study by Mack Trucks Inc.

November 14, 2006 - Industry News

Cummins Unveils Exhaust Aftertreatment Facility to Meet ’07 EPA Regs

Cummins Emission Solutions (CES) has announced that its North American exhaust aftertreatment manufacturing facility has begun producing the diesel particulate filters that will play a key role in enabling engine manufacturer

November 13, 2006 - Industry News

Cummins Recon ISX Engines Coming Off New Production Line

Cummins Inc. is remanufacturing ISX engines on a new state-of-the-art production line at the San Luis Potosi, Mexico, plant, according to Allen Pierce, general manager of Parts and Service Manufacturing

November 13, 2006 - Industry News

Volvo Cutting Workforce at New River Valley Plant

The New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Va., which assembles vehicles for Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks Inc., plans to reduce employment by about 1,000 positions during the first quarter of 2007

November 9, 2006 - Industry News

Volvo’s New Engines Certified to U.S. ’07 Standard

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified that Volvo Trucks North America’s new engines for 2007 will meet new lower emissions requirements taking effect the first of January. This means Volvo’s new engines

November 9, 2006 - Industry News

Mack Gets Thumbs Up From EPA for MP Engine

Mack Trucks Inc. announced Thursday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified its MP engine series to the 2007 emissions standards that go into effect Jan. 1.

November 8, 2006 - Industry News

McLeod Upgrades LoadMaster and PowerBroker

McLeod Software has unveiled Version 8 of its LoadMaster and PowerBroker enterprise software products. LoadMaster is McLeod Software’s flagship management solution for private and for-hire fleets, while PowerBroker is the company’s

November 8, 2006 - Industry News

DENSO, Bosch to Develop, Manufacture Diesel Particulate Filters

DENSO Corp. and Robert Bosch have agreed to set up a fifty-fifty joint venture in eastern Europe to develop and manufacture diesel particulate filters. The joint venture is planned for establishment in early 2007

November 8, 2006 - Industry News

Peterbilt to Unveil its Advanced Hybrid Technologies

Peterbilt Motors Co. will display a hybrid-electric medium duty truck – outfitted with a fully integrated bucket lift body – at the Hybrid Truck Users Forum National Meeting in San Diego this month

November 8, 2006 - Industry News

Parker Hannifin Joins Get Nitrogen Institute

In an effort to increase fuel efficiency through promoting nitrogen tire inflation, Parker Hannifin Corp. has joined the Get Nitrogen Institute.

November 7, 2006 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Makes Bendix Automatic Slack Adjuster Standard

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems' trailer products business announced that Utility Trailer has added the Bendix ASA-5 automatic slack adjuster as standard equipment on all new trailer models. Production began in August

November 6, 2006 - Industry News

Teletrac Announces Turn-By-Turn Automated Navigation System

Teletrac Inc. of Garden Grove, Calif., has introduced the FleetDirector Turn-By-Turn (TBT) vehicle routing and navigation system. The TBT software module provides speed-calibrated, real-time,

November 6, 2006 - Industry News

International Debuts New Family of MaxxForce Engines

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International Truck and Engine Corp., a Navistar Co., has announced its lineup of MaxxForce International Diesel Power engines for 2008 model year trucks, and provided specifications and technical details

November 6, 2006 - Industry News

Alcoa Wheels Now Standard on Volvo Trucks

Alcoa Wheel Products is now the standard supplier of forged aluminum truck wheels for Volvo Trucks North America

November 6, 2006 - Industry News

Decker Truck Line, ISA Announce ‘Million Mile Haul’

The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and Decker Truck Line announce the commencement of the “Million Mile Haul,” designed to complete a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive fuel impact study that examines the effects of soy biodiese

November 6, 2006 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Rail Crossing Guide for Truckers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hopes to reduce the number of truck collisions at railroad crossings by distributing new safety tip cards to every truck driver. The cards are designed to help reduce the more than 700 truc

November 6, 2006 - Industry News

Benchmark Announces New Transportation Services Company

Benchmark Performance Group, which develops and supplies specialty chemicals for the oil and gas pressure pumping services industry, has launched its new transportation services company, Benchmark Distribution Services, L.P. (BDS).

November 3, 2006 - Industry News

TMC Hosts 2007 Annual Meeting, Exhibition Feb. 6-9 in Tampa

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) will hold its 2007 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition Feb. 6-9 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla

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November 3, 2006 - Industry News

Haldex Reman Plant Cuts Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Haldex, which manufactures air brake and suspension control systems, said it will save more than 3,900 tons in carbon dioxide emissions in 2006 through its remanufacturing process. This decrease is the result of energy saved by remanufacturin

November 3, 2006 - Industry News

FedEx Express Hikes Average Shipping Rates 3.5 Percent in 2007

FedEx Corp. will increase the net average shipping rate for FedEx Express by 3.5 percent, which is composed of a 5.5 percent average increase in standard list rates, offset by a 2.0 percentage point reduction in its fuel surcharge.

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