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March 15, 2006 - Industry News

TCA Names Grand Prize Fleet Safety Award Winners

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has announced the grand prizewinners of the 2005 National Fleet Safety Awards

March 15, 2006 - Industry News

Country Music’s Trace Adkins Joins IdleAire National Roll-out

Country music giant Trace Adkins joined executives from IdleAire Technologies this week to announce a unique partnership.

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March 14, 2006 - Industry News

Driver Lauded for 4 Million Safe Miles With Earl R Martin Inc.

Kenneth E. Koser, Ephrata, Pa., has been honored for driving 4 million accident-free miles for Earl R. Martin Inc., a 41-year-old fleet based in East Earl, Pa.

March 14, 2006 - Industry News

Road Dog to Broadcast from MATS Next Week

Sirius Satellite Radio is re-launching its Trucking Network channel 147 as Road Dog Trucking, and rolling out new talent and programs for America’s truckers, and create an entertaining lifestyle destination for trucking culture and concerns.

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March 14, 2006 - Industry News

2005 Surface Trade with Canada, Mexico Up 10% From 2004

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 10 percent higher in 2005 than in 2004, the second consecutive year of growth of at least 10 percent,

March 14, 2006 - Industry News

ZF Sachs to Supply All Shocks to Holland Suspensions

ZF, which supplies driveline and chassis technology, is now the sole supplier of heavy-duty shocks to The Holland Group’s truck and bus suspension systems

March 13, 2006 - Industry News

Control Instruments Acquires Share Majority in Tripmaster Corp.

Tripmaster Corp. has announced that Control Instruments Group Ltd. of South Africa has acquired a majority shareholding in Tripmaster

March 13, 2006 - Industry News

Wal-Mart Picks GE's Telematics for Trailer Fleet

The Trailer Fleet Services division of GE Equipment Services announced it will provide Wal-Mart Stores with trailer tracking technology for its fleet of 46,000 over-the-road trailers.

March 13, 2006 - Industry News

Barry Pottle Named TCA Chairman for 2006-2007

Barry Pottle, chief executive officer of Pottle’s Transportation in Bangor, Maine, has been elected as 2006-2007 chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA).

March 13, 2006 - Industry News

TMW Debuts DriverSeat for Driver Retention

TMW Systems, which develops management software designed specifically for the trucking industry, has introduced DriverSeat, a Web-based solution designed to increase job satisfaction, enhance company loyalty and improve driver retention.

March 13, 2006 - Industry News

Arsenault Offers Customer Management for Dossier

Arsenault Associates, a leading provider of vehicle maintenance management software solutions, has introduced Customer Management, a new software module for Arsenault’s Dossier Maintenance Software.

March 13, 2006 - Industry News

Dana Hopes to Emerge From Bankruptcy Within 18 Months

Dana Corp. says it hopes to emerge from bankruptcy within 18 months. The Toledo, Ohio-based company filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this month because of rising energy costs that drove up production cost

March 11, 2006 - Industry News

Speedco Opens Store in Ripon, California

Speedco Inc., specializing in on-highway lube and tire service, has announced the opening of a new store in Ripon, Calif. The store is located off SR 99, exit Jacktone Road

March 11, 2006 - Industry News

Irish Pub Night Toasts North American Truck Show

The North American Truck Show (NATS) will host an Irish Pub Night after the opening day of the show on April 20, 2006.

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March 10, 2006 - Industry News

Volvo Unveils New Hybrid Technology

The Volvo Group says it is testing an efficient hybrid solution for heavy vehicles that promises to offer fuel savings of up to 35 percent.

March 10, 2006 - Industry News

Million-dollar Grosses for Buddy Moore Drivers

Buddy Moore Trucking announced that company driver David Harris became the first company driver to gross $1 million. The milestone came with the delivery March 1 of a load in Atlanta, Ga

March 9, 2006 - Industry News

Western Star Now Offering Idle Solutions as Options

Western Star Trucks is now offering an integrated auxiliary heating/air conditioning and power generation package as optional, factory-installed original equipment on new 4900-Series truck models

March 9, 2006 - Industry News

ACTN Hikes Contribution to TRIB

The American Commercial Tire Network (ACTN), a TRIB member since 2004, has increased its financial contribution to the Tire Retread Information Bureau for its 2006 TRIB dues

March 9, 2006 - Industry News

Volvo Joins in Idle Reduction Program

Volvo Trucks North America has been chosen to participate in a demonstration of mobile idle reduction technology (MIRT) systems for heavy-duty trucks. These systems can reduce the amount of time trucks idle

March 9, 2006 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Launches Trucking Employment Assessment Monitor

Barr-Nunn Transportation has launched T.E.A.M. (Trucking Employment Assessment Monitor). This system allows any driver or owner-operator looking for employment to log on to www.barr-nunn.com and compare

March 9, 2006 - Industry News

Mack Partners With Allison for Automatic Tranny Option

Mack Trucks Inc. has partnered with Allison Transmission in the Allison EDGE Program to make the company’s transmissions the exclusive automatic transmission offering in Mack Granite, Vision, Pinnacle, CH, and MR models.

March 9, 2006 - Industry News

TransCore's GlobalWave Wins HERO Certification

TransCore's GlobalWave data communication terminal was awarded the Department of Defense's (DoD) hazards of electromagnetic radiation to ordnance (HERO) certification, making it available to fleets responsible for transporting DoD freight.

March 8, 2006 - Industry News

Red Ball Uses RFID Technology For Military Relocations

When military families are transferred overseas, they soon will be able to track their possessions via the Internet during the shipping process.

March 8, 2006 - Industry News

FMCSA Appoints Its First Medical Review Board

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta this week named the five medical experts who will serve on the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) Medical Review Board (MRB).

March 8, 2006 - Industry News

House OKs Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act

The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has applauded passage this week by the House of Representatives of the “Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act.”

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