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2014-09-16 12:21:21

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, American Trucking Associations' America's Road Team and Share the Road professional drivers will be participating in AAA Mid-Atlantic's IDrive program to educate young drivers on the importance of highway safety, particular around trucks. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO "Safety is the trucking industry's most important value," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "We're always happy for events like...

2014-09-15 12:21:16

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations is taking this week, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, to honor the 3.2 million professional truck drivers that deliver America's freight safely and securely, every day. "I just wanted to take a moment to say 'Thank you to the 3.2 million professionals, men and women, who safely move products for this country and provide for the quality of life that Americans have come to appreciate," ATA...

2014-09-02 23:10:25

In search of the trucking industry’s top tech, the Illinois Trucking Association (ITA) recently held it’s first technician competition at Universal Technical Institute in Lisle, Illinois. JX Peterbilt was the Title Sponsor. Lisle, IL (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 In search of the trucking industry’s top tech, the Illinois Trucking Association (ITA) recently held it’s first technician competition at Universal Technical Institute in Lisle, Illinois. JX Peterbilt was the Title Sponsor....

2014-08-17 00:20:15

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Jeffrey Langenhahn, a Con-way Freight professional truck driver based in Plover, Wisc., was named the 2014 Bendix Grand Champion at the 77th annual National Truck Driving Championships. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140523/90962 "The National Truck Driving Championships competitors are the best of the best - the safest, most skilled and most knowledgeable among professional drivers," said ATA President and CEO Bill...

2014-08-16 08:20:21

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The finalists for the 2014 National Truck Driving Championships were announced early this morning after a three day competition that tested driver's knowledge of safety, equipment, the industry and driving skills. Considered the "Super Bowl of Safety," the competition is in the midst of a drive-off. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO The top five drivers in each of the eight competing categories, along with the affiliated...

2014-08-13 16:20:34

MADISON, Ind., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The increasing use of aluminum and other "exotic" materials in vehicle design has led to evolving repair procedures. Long gone are the days of pulling out every dent. But even as the use of sectioning and parts replacement grows, the foundation of a solid collision repair remains the trusty frame rack, backed by a reliable measuring system. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140813/135905 Although high-strength steel and...

2014-08-12 16:21:38

READING, Pa., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brisbane, Australia-based Penske Commercial Vehicles has announced a new venture with U.S.-based Penske Truck Leasing, Co., L.P. to offer commercial truck rental services in Australia. The venture, Penske Commercial Leasing Australia will operate under the brand name Penske Truck Rental. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140812/135393 The collaboration combines Penske Truck Leasing's fleet operations expertise with the market knowledge...

2014-08-12 16:20:45

TMAF Aims to Reach Million Dollar Goal; Asking for $5 Donation from Each GATS Attendee WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trucking Moves America Forward movement introduces the "High-5 and Show Your Pride" campaign, which will debut at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on August 20, and encourages each attendee to donate five dollars to the TMAF movement to reach its goal of one million dollars its first year, emphasizing the pride within the industry....

2014-08-12 12:21:40

CALGARY, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - In its investigation report (R13C0008) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that the January 2013 collision between a tractor-trailer and a Canadian Pacific train at a level crossing was due to a number of factors, such as unfamiliarity with the route, a lack of compelling audio and visual cues at the crossing, and a restricted view from the truck's cab. The truck driver and two train crew members sustained minor...

2014-08-08 16:20:36

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has suspended the operating authority registration of Michigan City, Indiana-based Francisco Espinal Quiroz, which does business as Espinal Trucking, USDOT No. 2170514, for failing to cooperate in an investigation of the carrier's compliance with federal safety regulations. On July 21, 2014, a tractor-trailer operated by Espinal Trucking...


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