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August 2, 2007 - Industry News

'Ice Road Truckers' on Road Dog Radio Show Today

Rick Yemm of The History Channel's "Ice Road Truckers" series talks with hosts Meredith Ochs and Chris T. on Sirius Road Dog Trucking Radio, channel 147, at 1:30 p.m. (ET) today

Tags: Events

August 2, 2007 - Industry News

Central States Trucking Shows 100% Growth Since 2003

Bensenville, Ill.-based Central States Trucking is projected to double its revenues in the past four years from $21 million to $42 million, based in large part to its dedicated contract carrier division.

July 31, 2007 - Industry News

Target Honors J.B. Hunt as Domestic Carrier of the Year

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has been recognized by Target Corp. as the recipient of the prestigious 2006 Domestic Carrier of the Year award. While there are many criteria used to select the winner, Target noted J.B. Hunt's

July 30, 2007 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Opens 2 New Brokerage Service Centers

Knight Transportation Inc. has opened two new brokerage service centers in Indianapolis, Ind., and Carlisle, Pa. The two centers will be operated by Knight Brokerage LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Knight Transportation Inc.

July 30, 2007 - Industry News

Tests Show Roadranger Lubes Improve Fuel Efficiency

Roadranger has released the results of fuel economy tests that it says show a fuel savings of more than 1 percent with use of the newest generation of Roadranger Synthetic Lubricants for transmissions and axles. The tests, whic

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 27, 2007 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls Another 0.1% in June

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.1 percent in June, marking the third consecutive month-to-month drop. Tonnage fell 1.3 percent in May and has dropped 3.5 percent since March.

Tags: Economy

July 26, 2007 - Industry News

NPTC Hosts National Safety Conference Sept. 13-14

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) will hold its fifth annual National Safety Conference Sept. 13-14, at the Holiday Inn Arlington in Arlington, Va., just outside Washington, D.C. "Private fleets have earned a reputation fo

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July 26, 2007 - Industry News

Orders for Manufactured Durable Goods Up 1.4% in June

New orders for manufactured durable goods increased 1.4 percent in June, led by new orders for non-defense aircraft and parts, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. New orders fell 2.3 percen

Tags: Economy

July 26, 2007 - Industry News

Schneider National Wins Training Development Honor

Schneider National Inc. has received an Excellence in Practice Citation from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). This is the second consecutive year that Schneider National has been recognized by AST

July 25, 2007 - Industry News

Covenant Transportation Revenues Up 4.8% for Quarter

Covenant Transportation Group Inc. announced that for the second quarter, total revenue increased 4.8 percent to $177.4 million from $169.4 million in the same quarter of 2006. Freight revenue, which excludes fuel surcharges

July 23, 2007 - Industry News

QMI Fuel Treatment for Gas and Diesel Engines

Water contamination in fuel has always been a problem with both industrial and transportation fleets. In today's engines, with some injector tolerances of 3-5 microns, it has become acute. Further, the new ultra low sulfur diesel is responsibl

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 23, 2007 - Industry News

Marten Transport Revenues Up 5.3% in Second Quarter

Marten Transport Ltd., Mondovi, Wis., said operating revenues - consisting of revenue from truckload and logistics operations - increased 5.3 percent to $138.8 million in the second quarter of 2007 from $131.9 million in the 2006 quarter.

July 20, 2007 - Industry News

Maverick Recognizes Top Second-Quarter Drivers

Maverick Transportation has announced second quarter recipients of Driver of the Month honors for 2007. These include April Driver of the Month Kenny Lewis of Altus, Okla.; May Driver of the Month Gerry Pierson of Ozark, Mo.

July 19, 2007 - Industry News

Roehl Transport Named Nation's Best for Loss Prevention

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) recently honored Roehl Transport, Marshfield, Wis., with its top award for Excellence in Claims/Loss Prevention. This is the second consecutive year Roehl has wo

July 19, 2007 - Industry News

Several Top Speakers Lined Up for Heavy Duty Dialogue

Heavy Duty Dialogue's 2008 Annual Conference for heavy-duty trucking executives will be held Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at The Mirage Las Vegas, immediately preceding Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week. Following the daylon

Tags: Events

July 19, 2007 - Industry News

Heartland Express Revenues Up 4.2% for Quarter

Iowa-based Heartland Express Inc. said operating results for the second quarter were up 4.2 percent to $149.1 million from $143.1 million in the second quarter of 2006. Operating income for the quarter was negatively impacted

July 19, 2007 - Industry News

Knight Posts Record Revenues, Net Income

Phoenix-based Knight Transportation Inc. said second quarter revenues increased 8.7 percent to $180.2 million from $165.8 million for the same quarter of 2006. Revenue, before fuel surcharge, increased 9.0 percent, to $153.0 millio

July 19, 2007 - Industry News

Landstar Reports Record Second Quarter Earnings

Landstar System Inc. reported net income for the 13-week period ended June 30, 2007, of $29.7 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, compared to net income of $29.5 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the 2006 second quarter.

July 19, 2007 - Industry News

Small Revenue Increase Seen at Werner Enterprises

Werner Enterprises Inc. said revenues increased slightly to $531.3 million in second quarter 2007 compared to $528.9 million in second quarter 2006. Earnings per share decreased 15 percent to $.30 per share in second quarter 2007 compared

July 17, 2007 - Industry News

Goodyear Supplies Dart Network Truck Tires, Retreads

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has been awarded a supply arrangement by Dart Transit Co., the nation's 14th largest truckload dry-van carrier, and its network of companies, based in Eagan, Minn

July 16, 2007 - Industry News

Second-quarter Revenues Up 2% for J.B. Hunt

J. B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced second-quarter 2007 net earnings of $63.9 million versus earnings of $55.3 million in the same period last year. Included in the latest results is a benefit of $10.3 million

July 16, 2007 - Industry News

ExxonMobil Announces Charlie Daniels Band Promotion

ExxonMobil, in partnership with Petro Truck Stops, will offer owner-operators a chance to win a trip to New York City to meet and see a live performance by the Charlie Daniels Band

Tags: Events

July 16, 2007 - Industry News

HDAW '08: Focus on Building Relationships Into the Future

"Face to Face: Building Relationships Into the Future," has been selected by the sponsors of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2008, as the conference theme. HDAW, scheduled Jan. 21-24 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, is the premier heavy-duty busines

Tags: Events

July 16, 2007 - Industry News

PA Proposes Tolls for I-80 and 25% Hike on PA Turnpike

Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell has proposed to put tolls on Interstate 80, the principal East-West highway across north central Pennsylvania connecting New Jersey and Ohio

Tags: Highways

July 16, 2007 - Industry News

Con-way Acquires CFI in $750 Million Transaction

Con-way Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Contract Freighters Inc. (CFI), a privately held North American truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., in a transaction valued at $750 million

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