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June 28, 2005 - Industry News

ATA: Driver Appreciation Week is Just Around the Corner

The American Trucking Assns. has issued a reminder that National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2005 will begin Sunday, Aug. 21, and run through Saturday, Aug. 27

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June 27, 2005 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Coming Up July 14-15

The Iowa 80 Truckstop is reminding the trucking community that the 26th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held July 14-15. Of course it takes place at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa

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June 27, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Shows Moderate Rise in May

The American Trucking Assns.' for-hire Truck Tonnage Index released on Monday rose 0.7% for May as tonnage volumes increased slightly. The increase marked the first sequential rise in tonnage volumes since January

Tags: Economy

June 26, 2005 - Industry News

Mack Crowns Winning Bulldog Idol

Mack Trucks Inc. said the winner of the first ever Bulldog Idol contest that took place during the company’s Community Open House on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 1

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June 26, 2005 - Industry News

Cincinnati Enquirer: Upgrades Coming For I-75 in Ohio

“Trucks will continue to travel up and down Interstate 75 during construction. That's because lanes will be narrowed only from 12 feet to 10 feet during work - still wide enough for big trucks to navigate.

Tags: Highways

June 24, 2005 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Drivers Of The Month Get A Taste Of Life In The Fast Lane

Senior company driver, Keith Badtram co-drove the #44 Coast Guard Shield of Freedom Chevrolet Monte Carlo racecar hauler for the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 at the Phoenix International Raceway in Phoenix in April.

Barr-Nunn Transportation Inc., has recognized drivers Scott Adair, Keith Badtram and Wayne Johnson as its Drivers of the Month.

June 23, 2005 - Industry News

Crude Oil Tops $60 a Barrel, Stocks Tumble

Crude oil prices soared to a record $60 a barrel Thursday, and stocks tumbled after FedEx Corp. said high fuel prices will hurt profits

Tags: Economy

June 21, 2005 - Industry News

Driver Turnover Takes One Small Step Back From Historic High

The American Trucking Associations reported Tuesday that driver turnover fell from its record high for large truckload carriers during the first quarter as pay increases improved driver retention

June 20, 2005 - Industry News

Schneider Acquires Port Service Company With Operations in Six Major U.S. Ports

Schneider Logistics Inc., Green Bay, Wisc., announced Friday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire American Port Services, a U.S. provider of port transloading/deconsolidation, warehousing, and distribution services

June 20, 2005 - Industry News

Yellow Roadway Unit Shuts Down USF Dugan in Operational Realignment

Yellow Roadway on Monday announced the first major operational changes since its purchase of USF, including the shutdown of one operating company, USF Dugan

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 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

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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

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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'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

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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

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June 13, 2005 - Industry News

Mack To Celebrate 100 Years In Pa.’s Lehigh Valley With Open House and Bulldog Dress-Up Contest

Macks like this Granite Axle Back model are made in the Macungie plant where the celebration will be held.

Mack Trucks Inc. announced it will host a community open house on Father’s Day, June 19th, to celebrate Mack’s 100th anniversary in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley

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June 9, 2005 - Industry News

Aftermarket Week Exhibitor List Grows

Twenty-nine major supplier companies have signed on to exhibit at the industry’s first Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week product and technology show.

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June 9, 2005 - Industry News

Exhibitor List Growing for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

Twenty-nine major supplier companies have signed on to exhibit at the industry’s first Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week product and technology show.

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June 9, 2005 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler: U.S. Truck Manufacturing Boom to Continue into 2007

According to the Reuters news agency, DaimlerChrysler expects a truck boom in the key U.S. market to continue until at least 2007

Tags: Economy

June 9, 2005 - Industry News

Freightliner Demonstrates Advanced Truck Technologies at DaimlerChrysler Innovations Symposium

The Freightliner Group showcased the latest heavy-duty truck safety technologies at the DaimlerChrysler Innovations Symposium in Washington, D.C., last week

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