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December 4, 2006 - Industry News

Still Signs of Strength in Construction

Nonresidential construction spending has been flat for the past two months but still has many areas of strength, says Ken Simonson, chief economist for The Associated General Contractors of America.

Tags: Economy

December 4, 2006 - Industry News

Moderate Economic Growth, Slower Freight Demand, Says Fed Report

Despite continuing softness in automobile and housing-related sales, consumer spending in most areas of the country increased in October and early November, and the outlook for holiday sales was “cautiously optimistic,”

Tags: Economy

December 1, 2006 - Industry News

Prime Inc. Trucker Named Missouri’s Driver of the Month

The Missouri Motor Carrier’s Association recently selected William “Bill” Girdler of Pomona, Mo., as Missouri Driver of the Month for August 2006. Representatives from the Missouri State Highway Patrol

December 1, 2006 - Industry News

Manufacturing Slowing but Economy Still Growing

Manufacturing activity in November declined to its lowest level in 42 months, registering below 50 percent on the Purchasing Managers Index for the first time since April 2003, according to the latest Manufacturing Report on Inde

Tags: Economy

November 29, 2006 - Industry News

Decker Announces Drivers of the Month

Decker Truck Line Inc. has announced that Warren Erxlebren was selected as the November 2006 Driver/Owner-Operator of the month for the Flatbed division. Erxlebren, who lives in New Liberty, Iowa, started with Decker Truck Line in September of 2005.

November 28, 2006 - Industry News

October Durable Goods Orders Fall 8.3%

New orders for manufactured durable goods in October dropped 8.3% from September, the biggest decline in more than 6 years, according to data released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Tags: Economy

November 27, 2006 - Industry News

Swift Transportation Rejects Moyes Bid

Swift Transportation has rejected a buy-out proposal from former Chairman and CEO Jerry Moyes. Earlier this month Moyes offered $29 per share for the company’s outstanding common stock

November 27, 2006 - Industry News

Kenworth’s Mid-America Concert Features Big & Rich

Big & Rich will headline Kenworth Truck Co.’s 19th annual “Customer Appreciation Concert” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening, March 23, at the 2007 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Cowboy Troy also will appear with Big & Rich

Tags: Events

November 22, 2006 - Industry News

Dart Transit Named Tier 1 Core Carrier

Alcoa has awarded Minnesota-based Dart Transit Company with its 2006 “Van Tier 1 Core Carrier Award” for outstanding commitment and service. The award recognizes Dart for its competitive costs, meeting Alcoa business performance expectations

November 22, 2006 - Industry News

KLLM Receives Third Consecutive Award for Safety

For the third year in a row, KLLM Transport Services of Richland, Miss., has received the Great West Risk Management Platinum Award for Safety and Operational Excellence.

November 21, 2006 - Industry News

CFI Honors Drivers of the Month

CFI, an international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., has announced its monthly driver award recipients for October 2006: • Company Driver of the Month: Francis Untiedt started driving for CFI in 1996

November 21, 2006 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Audio Conference on Contract and Accident Litigation

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is sponsoring a lunch hour audio conference on Tuesday, Dec. 14 called “Contract and Accident Litigation Hazards and How to Address Them.” The audio conference will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Tags: Events

November 20, 2006 - Industry News

The Work Truck Show Features Ride-and-Drive, Pavilion and Summit

Work Truck Show 2007 attendees can take part in a Ride-and-Drive event on March 7–8, 2007, at the Indiana Convention Center & RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Ind., featuring the highest level of advancement in hybrid technology or alternative fuel applications

Tags: Events

November 20, 2006 - Industry News

Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicle Confab is Feb. 13-15 in LA

The 2007 engine and fuel regulations are finally here and the impacts of their implementation are reverberating throughout the heavy-duty vehicle industry. Yet even as it reaches this milestone, additional challenges –

Tags: Events

November 17, 2006 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Owner-Operators Get $600 Appreciation Bonuses

Starting in January, Barr-Nunn Transportation will add to its Owner-Operator Pay Program with a $600 Appreciation Bonus. This bonus will be paid out every 60,000 safe miles that an owner-operator drives.

November 17, 2006 - Industry News

CTL Transportation Names Bull Dog Award Winner

CTL Transportation LLC has announced that Jan Fetter of Florida is the winner of the November 2006 Bull Dog Award. Fetter is a CTL driver payroll veteran who just recently achieved her 15th anniversary with CTL

November 17, 2006 - Industry News

Central Hauling Driver Wins Truck for Recruiting Efforts

Artemus Collins, a Central Hauling company driver from Amite, La., recently won an FLD Freightliner truck for recruiting the highest number of new drivers to either Central Hauling Company or its sister company, CalArk International.

November 16, 2006 - Industry News

Roehl Transport Named Nation’s Top Fleet for Loss Prevention

Roehl Transport recently won the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) top award for excellence in claims/ loss prevention. The Marshfield, Wis.-based trucking company received the award,

November 16, 2006 - Industry News

SkyBitz Follows The Capitol Christmas Tree Online From Seattle To D.C.

Want to follow the 2006 Capitol Christmas Tree online as it makes its 4,300 mile trek from Seattle, Washington to Washington, D.C.? Starting today, visitors can go to www.trackthetree.com

Tags: Events

November 15, 2006 - Industry News

Schneider National Ranks 17th on G.I. Jobs’ List

Schneider National Inc., has been ranked 17th on G.I. Jobs’ annual list of Top 50 Military-Friendly Employers. The company received the distinction for its successful recruiting efforts and benefits programs for reservists

November 14, 2006 - Industry News

Decker Truck Line Participating in Biodiesel Study

Fort Dodge, Iowa-based Decker Truck Line Inc. has announced it will participate in the “Two Million Mile Haul,” a B20 Field Documentation Program.

November 14, 2006 - Industry News

Distributors Have Until Friday to Register for HDAW One-on-One Business Meetings

Distributors may now register online for the One-on-One Business Meetings program at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) Conference. HDAW 2007 will be held Monday, Jan. 22,

Tags: Events

November 6, 2006 - Industry News

Benchmark Announces New Transportation Services Company

Benchmark Performance Group, which develops and supplies specialty chemicals for the oil and gas pressure pumping services industry, has launched its new transportation services company, Benchmark Distribution Services, L.P. (BDS).

November 3, 2006 - Industry News

TMC Hosts 2007 Annual Meeting, Exhibition Feb. 6-9 in Tampa

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) will hold its 2007 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition Feb. 6-9 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla

Tags: Events

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.

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