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October 23, 2006 - Industry News

New Organization Aims To Increase Number Of Women In Trucking

A new organization called Females in Trucking has been formed with the goal of "Solving the OTR driver shortage ... one woman at a time.

October 20, 2006 - Industry News

InCab U, ITI Offer Pro-TREAD Driver Training

InCab University (InCab U), an accredited college education program for truck drivers, has signed an agreement with Instructional Technologies Inc. to offer its Pro-TREAD computer-based driver training within InCab U’s curriculum.

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 20, 2006 - Industry News

TruckMax Expands to Florida’s Ft. Pierce

Miami-based TruckMax, among Florida’s largest medium-duty commercial truck dealers and the country’s No. 1 commercial truck dealer for HINO Motors, announced it has expansion into Ft. Pierce.

October 20, 2006 - Industry News

TMC Accepting Maintenance Supervision Award Nominations

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Associations (ATA) is now accepting nominations for its 2007 Maintenance Supervision Award. The award, presented annually,

October 20, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Petitions NHTSA to Limit Truck Speed to 68 mph

The American Trucking Associations on Friday petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to limit the maximum speed of large trucks at the time of manufacture to no more than 68 mph.

October 20, 2006 - Industry News

Texas First to Receive OK to Raise Private Bonds for Highway Work

Texas can move forward with plans to raise more than $1.8 billion for work on State Highway 121 outside Dallas now that the federal government has approved its request to seek private-sector funds

October 20, 2006 - Industry News

Mack Cutting About 450 Jobs Over Next 6 Months

Mack Trucks Inc. announced today it plans to reduce employment over the next six months by about 450 positions at its Macungie, Pa., truck assembly plant. The company said the move is in response to an anticipated market downtur

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

PacLease Newsletter Focuses on Technology Changes in 2007

Paccar Leasing Co. (PacLease) has published a newsletter detailing technology changes in 2007 and how full-service truck leasing can play an increasing role for private fleets

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Trimac USA Joins American Trucking Associations

Trimac USA has joined the American Trucking Associations in a move to support ATA initiatives on current and pending legislative issues

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Quest Companies Sells computrucks.com

North Carolina-based Quest Companies Inc. has announced the sale of its online subsidiary, computrucks.com to Omaha-based Just4Dealers.com, an online heavy truck auction company

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)

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

L&M II Intros MACBOX Event Data Recorder

Logistics & Management II Inc. (L&M II) is introducing a mobile accident camera/crash box called the MACBOX. The MACBOXTM is a rugged, compact, lightweight (5 pounds), Intel PC processor,

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

PeopleNet Programming Technology Earns a U.S. Patent

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent to PeopleNet for its OTAP (Over-The-Air Programming) technology. OTAP enables PeopleNet to update software on truck-cab computers remotely wherever the vehicle might be.

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Cummins Builds 1.5-millionth Turbo Diesel for Dodge

Cummins Inc. said it has shipped its 1.5-millionth Cummins Turbo Diesel built at its MidRange Engine Plant, signifying both the growing popularity for diesels in the automotive market and the Cummins Turbo Diesel.

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Transport America Renovates Ohio Support Center

After nearly a year of planning and construction, renovations are now complete at Transport America’s support center in North Jackson, Ohio, improving the comfort and convenience of the 200-plus drivers domiciled at the facility.

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Hino ’07 Engine Surcharge: $3,950

Hino Trucks announced to its dealers that the 2007 EPA compliant engine surcharge will be $3,950. Nick Vermet, senior vice president of sales, marketing and customer support of Hino Trucks, said,

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Webb Wheel Takes Steps to Thwart Counterfeiters

The recent Federal Registration Trademark obtained by Webb Wheel Products Inc., covering its brake drum part numbers has now been recorded with U.S. Customs Service for monitoring. This step will enable the compan

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Cummins, Foton to Produce Light-Duty Truck Engines in China

Cummins Inc. and Beijing-based Beiqi Foton Motor Co. have signed an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture company, Beijing Foton Cummins Engine Co. Ltd. (BFCEC) to produce two types of Cummins light-duty

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Qualcomm, TMTsoftware Integrate Maintenance System

Qualcomm Inc. and TMTsoftware have announced the full integration of TMT’s Transman, a maintenance management solution, with Qualcomm’s GlobalTRACS equipment management system

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

USA Truck Announces Third Quarter Results

USA Truck Inc., Van Buren, Ark., announced base revenue of $96.7 million for its third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2006, an increase of 1.2 percent from $95.5 million for the same quarter of 2005.

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Reports 34% Hike in Gross Revenues

Rush Enterprises Inc. which operates the largest network of heavy-duty and medium-duty truck dealerships in North America and a John Deere construction equipment dealership in Houston, Texas

October 19, 2006 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Posts Record Revenue, Income

Phoenix-based Knight Transportation Inc. said total revenue increased 19.5 percent, to $174.7 million for the quarter from $146.2 million for the same quarter of 2005.

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