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November 3, 2006 - Industry News

FedEx Express Hikes Average Shipping Rates 3.5 Percent in 2007

FedEx Corp. will increase the net average shipping rate for FedEx Express by 3.5 percent, which is composed of a 5.5 percent average increase in standard list rates, offset by a 2.0 percentage point reduction in its fuel surcharge.

November 3, 2006 - Industry News

Decker Truck Line Names October’s Drivers of the Month

Decker Truck Line has announced that Daniel Welsh has been selected as the October 2006 Driver/Owner-Operator of the Month for the Flatbed division. Welsh lives in Pittsburgh, Pa., and has been with Decker since March 1, 2002.

November 1, 2006 - Industry News

KLLM Honors 36 Drivers At Million Mile Safe Driver Banquet

KLLM Transport Services, based in Richland, Miss., held its annual Million Mile Safe Driver Banquet late last month, honoring those drivers who have driven 1 million or more accident-free miles during their tenure with KLLM

November 1, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Opposing Privatization of U.S. Toll Facilities

The board of directors of the American Trucking Associations this week voiced strong opposition to the privatization or leasing of existing toll facilities to fund highway infrastructure projects

Tags: Highways

November 1, 2006 - Industry News

Frozen Food Express Industries Announces 3Q Results

Frozen Food Express Industries Inc. said its third-quarter total revenue was $127.0 million, as compared to $137.5 million during the same quarter of 2005. Third-quarter 2006 total revenue included fuel surcharges of $22.2 million

November 1, 2006 - Industry News

Schneider Offers Drivers Free Health In-house Health Services

Schneider National has signed a multi-year agreement with Atlas Ergonomics to provide drivers a range of needed health services at in-house Operating Centers (company-owned truckstops) across North America — at no cos

October 31, 2006 - Industry News

National Van Lines Bringing Capitol Christmas Tree to D.C.

National Van Lines will soon begin moving the 2006 Capitol Holiday Tree eastward, strapped on a Fontaine expandable trailer. By the time it reaches Washington, D.C. on Nov. 27th, the tree will have traveled more than 4,300 miles

Tags: Events

October 27, 2006 - Industry News

HDAW One-on-One Business Meetings Deadline is Nov. 17

The deadline for distributors to register for the One-on-One Business Meetings program at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) Conference is fast approaching. HDAW 2007 will be held Jan. 22-25 at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nev

Tags: Events

October 27, 2006 - Industry News

Dart Transit Names Contractors of the Month

Minnesota-based Dart Transit Co. has announces its July 2006 Contractors of the Month: Juan Garcia of the Dallas Operating Center and Jeff Dahlgren of the Eagan Operating Center.

October 27, 2006 - Industry News

Express-1 Pays Drivers for College Courses Taken on the Road

Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc., Buchanan, Mich., said it is now offering tuition reimbursement and scholarships for courses in an accredited college program that truckers can take in the comfort of their cabs

October 27, 2006 - Industry News

SmartWay Launches Grow & Go Renewable Fuel Program

Promoting the environmental benefits of renewable fuels is the focus of the new SmartWay Grow & Go program, launched last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 26, 2006 - Industry News

Old Dominion 3rd Quarter Earnings Increase 26%

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced revenue for the third quarter increased 22.7 percent to $337,569,000 from $275,076,000 for the third quarter of 2005.

October 26, 2006 - Industry News

P.A.M. Reports Operating Revenues Up 8.1% for Q3

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc., Tontitown, Ark., reported net income of $3,268,194 or diluted and basic earnings per share of $.32 for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2006, and $13,692,941 or diluted and basic earning

October 25, 2006 - Industry News

Truck Show Latino Draws Large Crowds to Pomona Fairplex

Show-goers look on as Jaime Avila accepts keys to a brand new Ford F150 at Truck Show Latino last weekend.

Truck Show Latino, the first truck show specifically targeting the Latino truck driver, opened to large crowds this past Saturday, drawing nearly 5,000 visitors – many of whom returned to the Fairplex exhibit halls on Sunday.

Tags: Events

October 25, 2006 - Industry News

“Innovation Is Key,” Speakers Tell Trucking Executives

Innovation holds the key to survival and growth, top executives from leading LTL companies learned at the annual Executive Summit sponsored by Carrier Logistics Inc. at the Tarrytown House in Tarrytown, N.Y., late last month

Tags: Events

October 24, 2006 - Industry News

Fikes Recognizes Top Contractors for 2006

Fikes Truck Line, Hope, Ark., has named Derrell Hearnsberger as Contractor of the Year for 2006. The award was presented at Fikes Annual Fall Festival.

October 24, 2006 - Industry News

3Q Revenues Up 4% for Covenant Transport

Covenant Transport Inc. said revenues for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2006 were up 4 percent to $176.7 million from $169.9 million in the same quarter of 2005.

October 24, 2006 - Industry News

Smithway Reports Record Third Quarter Earnings

Smithway Motor Xpress Corp., Fort Dodge, Iowa, said net earnings improved 6 percent to $1.7 million for the third quarter this year compared to $1.6 million for the same quarter in 2005. For the first nine month

October 24, 2006 - Industry News

HD Dialogue ’07 Features Heavy-hitter Speakers

The 2007 HD Dialogue, organized by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), will feature a stellar lineup of analysts and industry experts forecasting the future of the heavy duty industry on Monday, Jan. 22,

Tags: Events

October 23, 2006 - Industry News

FTR Associates Says Transportation Outlook Unclear for 2007

According to FTR Associates, a leading transportation forecasting and research firm, factors that are likely to affect the overall 2007 economy are currently giving a mixed picture.

Tags: Economy

October 23, 2006 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Acquires Roads West Assets

Knight Transportation, Phoenix, Ariz., has purchased most of the trucking assets of Roads West Transportation Inc., according to Knight Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kevin P. Knight

October 20, 2006 - Industry News

Transport America Recognizes Top Drivers

Minnesota-based truckload carrier Transport America announces its August 2006 Drivers of the Month. These drivers are recognized for their outstanding service to Transport America and its customers during the month of August.

October 20, 2006 - Industry News

TRL Announces New “Two-for-One” Program for Company Drivers

Transcontinental Refrigerated Lines (TRL), a nationwide temperature-controlled and dry van carrier, is now offering all company drivers a “Two-for-One” program – two weeks on the road gets drivers one week guaranteed off the road

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

CFI Honors September’s Top Drivers

CFI, an international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., has announced the monthly driver award recipients for September 2006

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Schneider Hosts Grand Opening of New Facility in Portland

Schneider National Inc. has unveiled its new state-of the-art Operating Center in Portland, Ore., funded with the help of a $610,000 financing package from the Portland Development Commission (PDC)

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