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June 14, 2005 - Industry News

Diesel Rises Again; OPEC Says Prices Out of Their Control

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said it is operating close to full capacity and has little power to lower refined oil product prices -- particularly diesel -- on open world markets

Tags: Economy

June 14, 2005 - Industry News

UPS, Overnite Deal Clears Regulatory Hurdle

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has declined to take action in the purchase by United Parcel Service Inc. of Overnite Corp. That means the deal will not be blocked by government authorities and can go forward as planned

June 14, 2005 - Industry News

Schneider Brings Office Ergonomics to the Truck Cab

Truckload giant Schneider National Inc. announced it is working with Atlas Ergonomics to provide in-cab health and safety improvements for its more than 12,000 drivers

June 14, 2005 - Industry News

Clark Named VP of Operations for Con-Way Southern Express

Con-Way has promoted Tom W. Clark to vice president of operations for Con-Way Southern Express (CSE). He most recently served as a region manager in New England for Con-Way Central Express

June 13, 2005 - Industry News

Governors Call Speeding a Serious Problem 10 Years After National Speed Limit Repeal

The association's report, “Survey of the States: Speeding,” can be found at www.ghsa.org.

The Governors Highway Safety Assn. on Monday released a new survey of its member jurisdictions detailing efforts to control speeding by motorists

Tags: Highways

June 13, 2005 - Industry News

NTEA Annouces Economic Outlook Conference

The National Truck Equipment Assn. (NTEA) will host its annual Economic Outlook Conference Sept. 21, 2005 at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn, Dearborn, Mich

Tags: Events

June 13, 2005 - Industry News

Mack Rides In D.C. Memorial Day Tributed to Veterans

Mack Trucks Inc. announced that a special Mack Vision model was produced at Mack's New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Va., in tribute to America's veterans

Tags: Events

June 13, 2005 - Industry News

Mack To Celebrate 100 Years In Pa.’s Lehigh Valley With Open House and Bulldog Dress-Up Contest

Macks like this Granite Axle Back model are made in the Macungie plant where the celebration will be held.

Mack Trucks Inc. announced it will host a community open house on Father’s Day, June 19th, to celebrate Mack’s 100th anniversary in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley

Tags: Events

June 9, 2005 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Load Securement

In its June 9 newsletter to members, the American Trucking Assns. reported that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

June 9, 2005 - Industry News

Aftermarket Week Exhibitor List Grows

Twenty-nine major supplier companies have signed on to exhibit at the industry’s first Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week product and technology show.

Tags: Events

June 9, 2005 - Industry News

Exhibitor List Growing for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

Twenty-nine major supplier companies have signed on to exhibit at the industry’s first Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week product and technology show.

Tags: Events

June 9, 2005 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler: U.S. Truck Manufacturing Boom to Continue into 2007

According to the Reuters news agency, DaimlerChrysler expects a truck boom in the key U.S. market to continue until at least 2007

Tags: Economy

June 9, 2005 - Industry News

Sprint to Move to D.C. Suburb in Nextel Merger

The Washington Post reported that telecommunications provider Sprint Corp., which has purchased one-time wireless rival Nextel, plans to concentrate on its wireless business

June 9, 2005 - Industry News

eCredit Launches Solution for Transportation and Logistics

eCredit, Deham, Mass., a provider of online solutions for credit and collections professionals, last week introduced eCredit Transportatio

June 9, 2005 - Industry News

Freightliner Demonstrates Advanced Truck Technologies at DaimlerChrysler Innovations Symposium

The Freightliner Group showcased the latest heavy-duty truck safety technologies at the DaimlerChrysler Innovations Symposium in Washington, D.C., last week

Tags: Events

June 9, 2005 - Industry News

SiriCOMM Announces the Launch of Prepaid InTouch Service

SiriCOMM Inc., Joplin, Mo., has introduced prepaid InTouch Internet access accounts. SiriCOMM is a wireless network and applications provider that also offers wireless Internet access hot spots at various locations

June 9, 2005 - Industry News

Quality Distribution Names Detter Chairman, President and CEO

Quality Distribution Inc., Tampa, Fla., announced the appointment of Gerald L. Detter as chairman of the board, president and CEO

June 9, 2005 - Industry News

Knight Selects Terion's FleetView 3 Trailer Tracking

Terion Inc., Plano, Texas, announced that truckload carrier Knight Transportation has purchased FleetView 3, Terion's patented Cargo Sensor and Tractor ID for its fleet

June 9, 2005 - Industry News

20 International Trucks and a Touch of Barnum & Bailey

International Truck and Engine Corp. announced it will conduct a 20-truck, cross-country road tour this summer

Tags: Events

June 9, 2005 - Industry News

Billings Study: LTL Customers Would Rather Surf Than Call

Acccording to Carrier Logistics Inc., Tarrytown, N.Y., customers at Billings Freight Systems Inc. prefer tracing shipments and determining rates by clicking on a web site as opposed to leaving voice mails

June 9, 2005 - Industry News

Infosite Technologies Announces Dispatch-Mate 5.2

Infosite Technologies, Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada, has released Dispatch-Mate version 5.2, the latest version of their fleet management software

June 8, 2005 - Industry News

Bear Stearns Downgrades Truckload Stocks

MarketWatch reported yesterday that trucking stocks fell as broker Bear Stearns predicted slower growth, an increase in capacity and higher costs

Tags: Economy

June 8, 2005 - Industry News

FMCSA Asks Comments on Phone-Based Driver Log Exemption

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration yesterday published a request for comment on an application from Xora Inc. for an exemption from the FMCSA rule

June 8, 2005 - Industry News

Mack Adds Memphis Parts Distribution Center

Mack Trucks Inc. has opened a new parts distribution center in Memphis, Tenn. The new facility joins Mack’s existing centers in Reno, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Baltimore and Toronto

June 8, 2005 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel to Continue Collaboration with U.S. DOE

Detroit Diesel Corp. announced it will build on its long-standing relationship with the U.S. Department of Energy to continue developing advanced diesel engine technologies

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