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September 6, 2005 - Industry News

ATA’s Hurricane Team Says Dry Vans Needed Immediately

The American Trucking Associations' Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort team is working with the Mississippi Emergency Management Administration (MEMA) in Jackson, Miss., to determine trucking needs for MEMA’s current relief effort.

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

Two Missouri Fleets Add SkyBitz Tracking

SkyBitz – a leading satellite-based trailer tracking and information management service – announced the addition of two Missouri-based fleets to its roster of more than 140 customers

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

ABF Limits Fuel Surcharge Through Early October

ABF Freight System Inc., Fort Smith, Ark., announced Tuesday that it will limit its standard fuel surcharge through Oct. 4, 2005 due to the extremely volatile fuel prices resulting from Hurricane Katrina.

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

First Fleet Conducts “Real World” Fuel Consumption Study Of Truck Fleets

America’s private truck fleets are being dramatically affected by two events that have a major impact on their overall cost per mile: new engine emissions standards that have negatively affected fuel economy,

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

Centerpointe Truck/Equipment Selling East Trailers

Looking to expand its product offering, Southern California’s Centerpointe Truck & Equipment Sales Inc. has been named an authorized dealer for East Manufacturing.

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

Bowman Group Gives Restored 1929 Fire Engine to Volunteer Fire Company

Don Bowman, chairman and president of Bowman Group LLP, handed over the keys to a restored 1929 Seagraves fire engine to the Williamsport, Md., Volunteer Fire Company during the city’s recent Canal Days celebration.

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September 6, 2005 - Industry News

DOT Cites Most Recent Disaster Relief Action

The Department of Transportation is coordinating a massive operation involving airplanes, buses, commercial trucks and ships designed to get supplies and personnel into affected regions and evacuate citizens out of New Orleans.

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Driver of the Month on the Fast Track

Barr-Nunn Transportation Inc. has announced that Jim Pardoe has been recognized as a Driver of the Month.

September 2, 2005 - Industry News

Paccar Donates $1 Million for Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

Washington-based truckbuilder Paccar Inc. said it is making a $1-million contribution to the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund to support humanitarian efforts for those impacted in the United States Gulf Coast area.

September 2, 2005 - Industry News

SMC³ Creates Fund for Katrina Disaster Relief

Transportation industry association and technology provider SMC³ is establishing a special fund with the American Red Cross to provide aid to survivors of Hurricane Katrina

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September 2, 2005 - Industry News

Mack Trucks Cancels “Bulldog Roundup” Event for 2005

Mack Trucks Inc. announced it has decided not to hold the annual “Bulldog Roundup” community event in Hagerstown, Md., this year, due to major construction activity underway at the Pennsylvania Avenue facility

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September 2, 2005 - Industry News

UTA Sends Aid to Hurricane Victims

The Used Truck Association (UTA) will be sending cases of bottled water and $5,000 to assist in the relief efforts of the Hurricane Katrina victims

September 2, 2005 - Industry News

Exhibitor List Grows to 155 for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

More than 155 supplier companies have signed on to exhibit at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week conference/show in late January, and the numbers continue to grow

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September 2, 2005 - Industry News

Schneider Brings Fun to Family Road Trips

Schneider National Inc., one of America's most recognizable truckload carrier due to its distinctive orange fleet, has released a new travel game called "Pumpkin Picker."

September 2, 2005 - Industry News

2005 Intermodal Expo and TransComp Slated Nov. 12-15 in Anaheim

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) and The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) have set the dates for the co-located 2005 IANA Intermodal Expo and NITL TransComp.

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September 2, 2005 - Industry News

Fikes Truck Line Launches New Corporate Web Site

Fikes Truck Line, a leading flatbed specialist with headquarters in Hope, Ark., and terminals in Texas, Colorado and Kentucky, announced the launch of a new corporate web site, accessible at www.fikes.com.

September 2, 2005 - Industry News

Jacobs in Joint Venture With China’s VIE Vehicle Systems

Jacobs Vehicle Systems and the VIE Group Co. announced the formation of Jacobs VIE Vehicle Systems, Ltd., a Joint Venture based in Zhuji City China.

September 2, 2005 - Industry News

CFI to Pay Drivers Based on Practical Miles

CFI (Contract Freighters Inc.), an international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., announced it will begin compensating drivers based on Rand McNally Practical Route Miles rather than the industry-standard Short Route Miles

September 1, 2005 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week Exhibitor List At 155 And Growing

More than 155 supplier companies have signed on to exhibit at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week conference/show in late January, and the numbers continue to grow

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September 1, 2005 - Industry News

TCA’s Web Site Offers Hurricane Updates, Emergency Info, Road Closures

The Truckload Carriers Association announced Thursday it is working to keep drivers informed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

September 1, 2005 - Industry News

International Offers Dump Trucks, Water Tankers and Logistics in Katrina Effort

International Truck and Engine Corp. has offered use of a 7,750-square-foot facility in Shreveport, La., to serve as a logistics center or staging area to help distribute emergency relief supplies to victims of the devastating hurricane that hit

August 31, 2005 - Industry News

Automotive Suppliers Offer Aid to Hurricane-Ravaged States

Automotive suppliers who opened their hearts to aid tsunami victims earlier this year are coming to the aid of states hit by Hurricane Katrina in an effort spearheaded by the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Assn. (MEMA),

August 31, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Lauds Opening of Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The American Trucking Assns. and ATA President and CEO Bill Graves applauded President Bush’s decision to open the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to ensure a steady supply of oil to the United States as well as help refineries badly crippled by Hurricane Katrina

August 31, 2005 - Industry News

Technicians Who Keep Big Rigs Running Vie for Prizes at TMC Competition

The best trucking industry technicians from all 50 states will soon bring their tool boxes to Valley Forge to compete for awards and prizes at TMCSuperTech2005, the Technology & Maintenance Council's inaugural National Technician Skills Competition.

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August 30, 2005 - Industry News

Hart Among Fast Growing Firms in Northeast Florida

The Jacksonville Business Journal has named Hart Transportation Inc. one of the 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Northeast Florida.

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