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September 16, 2005 - Industry News

Cummins, Shaanxi to Produce ISM Heavy-Duty Engines in China

Cummins Inc. and China's Shaanxi Automobile Group Company Ltd. have signed an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture company, Xi'an Cummins Engine Co. (XCEC), to produce the Cummins ISM 11-liter heavy-duty engine in Xi'an

September 16, 2005 - Industry News

IRS Extends Diesel Fuel Penalty Relief Due to Hurricane Katrina

The Internal Revenue Service, in response to the continued shortages of diesel fuel caused by Hurricane Katrina, will extend the penalty relief when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway.

September 16, 2005 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Acquires GMC and Isuzu Medium-Duty Dealership; Introduces Peterbilt Line

Rush Enterprises Inc., which operates heavy-duty and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America and a John Deere equipment dealership in Houston, has acquired certain assets of Barrett Trucks LLC.,

September 15, 2005 - Industry News

Tom Ridge Headlines ATA Confab in October

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves said Tom Ridge, the nation’s first Secretary of Homeland Security, and superstar comic Jeff Foxworthy will headline ATA’s 2005 Management Conference and Exhibition (MC&E) in Boston Oct. 15-18, 2005

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September 15, 2005 - Industry News

ATD Moves 2006 Convention to Atlanta

The American Truck Dealers (ATD) announced it will hold its 2006 convention and exposition in Atlanta, Ga., next year instead of New Orleans,

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September 14, 2005 - Industry News

Kenworth Celebrates Its 700,000th Truck

Kenworth Truck Co. celebrated the 700,000th truck produced in the company’s 82 years during recent ceremonies at Kenworth’s manufacturing plant in Renton, Wash

September 14, 2005 - Industry News

First Stop for Share the Road Rig: Katrina Disaster Area

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and Mack Trucks Inc. have unveiled a new custom-designed truck and trailer that will tour the country as part of the ATA’s “Share the Road” highway safety program.

September 13, 2005 - Industry News

Brown Gets Greener in Sacramento

UPS, the world's largest package delivery company, has completed the installation of technology that will significantly reduce the number of miles driven by its familiar brown package cars on Sacramento roads, subsequently reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

September 13, 2005 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Dialogue Aims to Counter ‘Perfect Storm’

The 2006 Heavy Duty Dialogue, a conference that brings together leaders from all segments of the heavy truck business, will focus on “2007 and Beyond, Managing the Business Cycle.

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September 13, 2005 - Industry News

Tim Lynch Heads ATA’s Federation Relations and Strategic Planning

Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, Tuesday named Timothy P. Lynch to the new position of senior vice president, Federation Relations and Strategic Planning.

September 13, 2005 - Industry News

Fikes Truck Line Aids Katrina Relief Efforts

Fikes Truck Line, Hope, Ark., is lending equipment and drivers, and covering fuel costs in the delivery of food, water, personal care items, blankets, medicine kits, and more to the areas in the South

September 13, 2005 - Industry News

Navistar Financial Offers Deferred Payments for Customers Affected by Hurricane Katrina

Navistar Financial Corp., a wholly owned finance subsidiary of Warrenville, Ill.-based International Truck and Engine Corp., announced a plan to assist its customers affected by Hurricane Katrina.

September 13, 2005 - Industry News

Mack Offers Assistance to Customers Affected by Hurricane

Mack Trucks Inc. customers affected by Hurricane Katrina can take advantage of a payment assistance program from Mack Commercial Finance to skip payments until Jan. 1, 2006

September 13, 2005 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Assists Customers Hurt by Katrina

Volvo Trucks customers affected by Hurricane Katrina can take advantage of a payment assistance program from Volvo Commercial Finance to skip payments until Jan. 1, 2006

September 12, 2005 - Industry News

Repairs Under Way on I-10 Twin Span Bridge in New Orleans

Work began Monday to repair the hurricane-damaged Twin Span Bridge that carries Interstate 10 traffic between New Orleans and Slidell, La., U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta said.

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September 12, 2005 - Industry News

CVSA Meeting Moved from Biloxi to Indianapolis

The destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina has made it impossible for the MGM Beau Rivage Hotel in Biloxi, Miss., to accommodate CVSA's Fall Workshop this month

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September 12, 2005 - Industry News

SysOn Debuts BT Smart Blue GPS Receiver

Illinois-based SysOnChip has introduced the SysOn BT Smart Blue GPS receiver – a tiny, lightweight GPS navigator for auto, home or business.

September 12, 2005 - Industry News

Coastal Transport Names Million Miles Drivers

Coastal Transport recently recognized two of its drivers of the Bridgeport, Ala., terminal for achieving one million accident-free miles

September 12, 2005 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Helping Customers Affected by Katrina

DaimlerChrysler Services Truck Finance has implemented the following actions for its customers in portions of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi:

September 12, 2005 - Industry News

Unisys Predicts 2006 Will Be RFID's Inflection Point

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology will reach a significant turning point by the end of 2006, according to Unisys Global Visible Commerce experts.

September 12, 2005 - Industry News

ACS Launches New FreightForm EXPRESS Product

Affiliated Computer Services Inc., a provider of business process and information technology outsourcing solutions, has launched FreightForm EXPRESS, a new product designed to serve the needs of freight brokers, drivers and logistics companies

September 11, 2005 - Industry News

Freightliner Transferring American Le France Business

North America's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, Freightliner LLC, said it intends to divest its American La France fire and emergency services manufacturing business unit

September 9, 2005 - Industry News

Yellow Roadway Updates Guidance, Names New Roadway Express President

Yellow Roadway Corp. said it expects third quarter 2005 adjusted earnings per share (EPS) to be in the range of $1.40 to $1.45.

September 9, 2005 - Industry News

Update on Mississippi, Louisiana Emergency Trucking Services

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) continues to deliver pre-sorted relief supplies from Jackson, Miss., to damaged coastal areas from a 17-door staging area/warehouse.

September 9, 2005 - Industry News

Great Dane Joins Red Cross in Hurricane Rescue Effort

In response to the devastation left behind by Hurricane Katrina, Great Dane Trailers has provided the use of refrigerated trailers over an extended period of time to the American Red Cross for its emergency response efforts.

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