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June 19, 2005 - Industry News

FleetCross Challeges FleetPortal to a Showdown in Federal Court

A Rochester, N.Y., company, that threatened legal action in a March letter to members of the Technology & Maintenance Council, has filed suit in an attempt to stop the TMC’s FleetPortal service

June 18, 2005 - Industry News

Winds Sweep Truck Off Minnesota Highway, Seatbelt Saves Driver

According to Keloland TV, Sioux Falls, S.D., trucking veteran John Deneui was driving from Minneapolis to Sioux Falls earlier this month when a violent storm rolled across the prairie

Tags: Highways

June 18, 2005 - Industry News

Agricultural Carriers Group Endorses CAFTA

The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference of the American Trucking Associations has endorsed the enactment of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) now before Congress

June 16, 2005 - Industry News

FTR 2005 Freight Transportation Conference Set for September in Indianapolis

FTR Associates, Nashville, Ind., has scheduled its 2005 conference “America’s Freight Transportation Through 2009” for Sept. 7th in Indianapolis, Ind

Tags: Events

June 16, 2005 - Industry News

Caterpillar Opens Waco Work Tools Facility

Caterpillar, Peoria, Ill, announced that in response to growing demand the company will begin production of work tools at a facility in Waco, Texas

June 16, 2005 - Industry News

DriveCam Names Lurie Vice President, Marketing and Business Development

DriveCam Inc., San Diego, Calif., announced that Doron Lurie has been named vice president, marketing and business development

June 16, 2005 - Industry News

FMCSA May Fund System to Advise Drivers of Parking Availability in 50-Mile Radius

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is considering funding projects using commercially-available technologies to provide real-time parking availability to truck drivers on the road

June 16, 2005 - Industry News

Dupre’ Transport, FleetRisk Program Identifies Driver Risk Factors

Truckload carrier Dupre’ Transport LLC, Alpharetta, Ga., today announced the results of the pilot project undertaken with FleetRisk Advisors to identify and remediate risk factors that may contribute to accidents

June 16, 2005 - Industry News

Hyundai Translead Increases Tijuana Trailer Manufacturing Capacity

Hyundai Translead announced it plans to invest $15 million in assembly line capacity at its plant in Tijuana, Mexico

June 16, 2005 - Industry News

Technical Assistance Program Brings Auxiliary Engine Back to Market

With assistance from the NASA-funded Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP), an Albuquerque, N.M., small business has resumed production of its Pony Pack auxiliary engin

June 16, 2005 - Industry News

Webb Wheel Products Opens New Transit Business Facility

The Transit Business Unit of Webb Wheel Products has opened a new 32,000-square-foot facility for the manufacture and distribution of drums for the transit industry

June 16, 2005 - Industry News

Upcoming Study: Distractions Contributed to Crashes

ABC News reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is preparing to release a new study on distracted driving

June 16, 2005 - Industry News

Splinter Labor Coalition Agitates for Aggressive, Coordinated Organizing Campaigns

The Los Angeles Times reported that the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has joined a coalition of dissident labor unions critical of the AFL-CIO leadership

June 16, 2005 - Industry News

TCA Contractor of the Year Picks Up His New International

In March, the Truckload Carriers Assn. announced that Jerry Johnson with O&S Trucking of Springfield, Mo., had been named TCA Contractor of the Year. Johnson has driven more than four million miles in his 40 years on the road

Tags: Events

June 16, 2005 - Industry News

DuPont Offers SMART Seminars

Fifteen years ago, DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) introduced a one-day seminar titled “Building Your Business for the '90s and Maximizing Your AOQ Investment.

June 16, 2005 - Industry News

Navistar Announces Joint Manufacturing Venture in India

Navistar International Corp., Warrenville, Ill., said its operating company, International Truck and Engine Corp., will enter into a joint venture with Mahindra & Mahindra of India to produce and market light, medium and heavy commercial vehicle

June 15, 2005 - Industry News

Davis Joins Arsenault to Provide Client Consulting Services

Arsenault Associates, Atco, N.J. announced that John Davis has joined its staff to provide clients with executive and operational level software deployment, educational and consulting services

June 15, 2005 - Industry News

Look! Up on the Dash! It’s Super-Phone!<br> ALK, Nextel and Motorola Introduce Communications, GPS and Truck-Specific Driver Directions in a Mobile Phone

ALK Technologies, Nextel and Motorola this week announced the launch of ALK’s PC*MILER|Mobile, a break-through service available, with a subscription, on select Nextel Java- and GPS-enabled

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&#39;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

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