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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.

August 30, 2005 - Industry News

Transport Capital Partners Assists in NAVL/Gainey Transaction

Transport Capital Partners recently assisted in the sale of North American Van Lines’ flatbed business – which is owned by SIRVA Inc. – to Gainey Transportation Services of Grand Rapids,

August 30, 2005 - Industry News

Utility Trailer’s Dealer Opens in Monroe, La.

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., a leading manufacturer of durable and lightweight dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, and Tautliner curtainsided trailers – has announced that its dealer, Utility Trailer Sales of Mississippi, has opened the door

August 30, 2005 - Industry News

Comdata, Fiscal in POS/Back Office Marketing Accord

Comdata Corp., which provides payment systems for the transportation and retail industries, has announced a marketing agreement with Fiscal Systems, a provider of integrated back-office and point-of-sale systems for travel centers, to market Fiscal’s Trav Star 1 system.

August 30, 2005 - Industry News

Werner Enterprises Launches Million Mile Club Web Site

Werner Enterprises, the Omaha, Neb.-based truckload transportation company, has launched its Million Mile Club web site at www.werner.com

August 30, 2005 - Industry News

DOT Launches Labor Day Drink and Drive Crackdown

Federal transportation officials have joined New York City metropolitan area traffic safety officials to kick off the largest ever “You Drink & Drive, You Lose” national enforcement crackdown.

August 29, 2005 - Industry News

Roadway Express Drivers Earn Six NTDC Awards, Including Rookie of the Year

Don Jepson, a Roadway Express driver account specialist from Milwaukee, Wis., was named Rookie of the Year at the 2005 National Truck Driving Championships held in Tampa, Fla.

August 29, 2005 - Industry News

Iridium Signs Value-Added Accord With Quake Global

Maryland-based Iridium Satellite has signed a value-added manufacturer agreement with Quake Global.

August 29, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Fuel Price Effects from Motor Carriers and Drivers

The American Trucking Assns. has launched an online initiative asking motor carriers and truck drivers to share anecdotal information about the effects of high fuel prices on their business.

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