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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 27, 2006 - Industry News

Volvo Cutting Hagerstown Powertrain Workforce by 600 Workers

Because of an expected industry-wide decline in demand for heavy-duty trucks equipped with new technology necessary to meet the stringent U.S. emissions standards going into effect on Jan. 1, 2007

October 26, 2006 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Equipping Entire Fleet with ALK’s CoPilot Truck

ALK Technologies said U.S. Xpress Inc. will deploy ALK’s CoPilot Truck GPS navigation system across its entire fleet of more than 5,000 power units, becoming the largest major motor carrier to provide its drivers with spoken, truck-specific, turn-by-turn directions.

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

Scania and DAF Offer Iteris Systems as Options on Heavy Trucks

Iteris Inc. an Anaheim, Calif.-based developer of vision-based technology that enhances driver safety, has announced that Scania and DAF, two of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks for heavy transport applications

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 26, 2006 - Industry News

Donaldson Co. Earns CARB Verification

Donaldson Co. Inc., a top manufacturer of filter systems and replacement parts, said the California Environmental Protection Agency's Air Resources Board (ARB) has verified the company's diesel particulate matter low-temperature filter (LTF) muffler

October 26, 2006 - Industry News

TMC Diesel Truck Technician Scholarship Winner Named

Matthew Lingro of Mantua, Ohio, is the second recipient of the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC)/WyoTech Diesel Truck Technician Scholarship.

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

International To Build Big-Bore Engines In Alabama

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, left,  and Navistar and plant officials applaud the unveiling of the new MaxxForce big-bore engine to be built in Huntsville.

International Truck and Engine announced Wednesday that it is building a new engine assembly facility at its Huntsville, Ala., engine plant to assemble its new MaxxForce family of big-bore commercial truck diesel engines

October 25, 2006 - Industry News

Rand McNally Releases API for IntelliRoute

Rand McNally has released an application programming interface (API) that allows carriers to integrate their transportation management systems with Rand McNally's IntelliRoute Fuel, IntelliRoute Lane Rates and

October 25, 2006 - Industry News

Great Dane Names New Chicago-area Dealer

Great Dane Trailers has announced the addition of Transportation Repairs & Services Inc. (TRS) as an authorized parts and service dealer in the Chicago metro area. The latest addition to Great Dane's network

October 25, 2006 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Enterprises Using DriverTech DT4000s

DriverTech, a firm that provides onboard computers for the trucking industry, said U.S. Xpress Enterprises has adopted the DriverTech DT4000 TruckPC with Tri-Mode Communications for significant rollout throughout its fleet

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

ALK Technologies Releases PC*MILER|FuelTax 12

ALK Technologies Inc. has announced the release of PC*MILER|FuelTax 12, a comprehensive and accurate fuel tax reporting software that is now available for motor carriers and private fleets.

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

Haldex Warns Of Imitation Automatic Brake Adjusters

Haldex, a world leader in automatic brake adjusters, recently launched a campaign warning distributors, dealers, fleets and owner-operators in the commercial vehicle industry to beware of imitation automatic brake adjuster

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

SiriCOMM and TransCore Sign Reseller Agreement

SiriCOMM Inc. has announced an agreement with TransCore to resell the company's InTouch (wireless Internet access) service and utilize the network for its new digital advertising application.

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

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