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April 25, 2006 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Reports First Quarter Results

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. said gross profits for the first quarter increased 27.9 percent to $255.1 million from $199.4 million in 2005

April 25, 2006 - Industry News

World’s Largest Truckstop Hosts Truckers Jamboree July 13-14

The 27th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held July 13-14, 2006 at Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa.

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April 25, 2006 - Industry News

HDBMC Hosts Braking Teleconference Thursday

The Heavy Duty Brake Manufacturers Council (HDBMC) will hold a teleconference at 2 p.m. (EDT) Thursday regarding its support of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) efforts to reduce the required stopping distanc

April 25, 2006 - Industry News

Ryder’s Top Drivers Accumulate 12-million Safe Miles

Ryder System Inc. has presented its annual “Driver of the Year” awards to three professionals who, combined, have driven 12 million collision-free miles with more than 116 years of professional driving experience.

April 25, 2006 - Industry News

Paccar Cites Record 1Q Revenues and Profits

“Paccar achieved record revenues and net income for the first quarter of 2006," said Mark C. Pigott, chairman and chief executive officer.

April 25, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Revises Diesel Fuel Costs for This Year

The American Trucking Associations this week revised the trucking industry's 2006 fuel costs, projecting an increase in the amount it will spend on fuel in 2006.

April 24, 2006 - Industry News

Marten Transport Reports 16.2% Increase in Operating Revenue

Marten Transport Ltd. Said for the first quarter ended March 31, 2006, net income increased 4.9 percent, to $5.1 million or 23 cents per diluted share, from $4.8 million or 22 cents per diluted share, for the sam

April 24, 2006 - Industry News

Omega Offers Tractor A/C Tips for Summer

Omega Environmental Technologies, a worldwide distributor of aftermarket mobile air conditioning parts and tools, offers some preventive maintenance tips to keep a fleet’s air-conditioning systems

April 24, 2006 - Industry News

McLeod Software User Conference Sept. 20-23

McLeod Software will hold its 16th Annual Users' Conference. Sept. 20 to Sept. 23 at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Ala

April 24, 2006 - Industry News

Massachusetts Firm Picks Arsenault’s Dossier

Arsenault Associates has announced that Dennis K. Burke Inc., Chelsea, Mass., has implemented Dossier maintenance management software for its private delivery fleet

April 24, 2006 - Industry News

Terion, DriverTech Share Truck-Trailer Technologies

Terion Inc. and DriverTech Inc. will integrate Terion’s FleetView 3 trailer tracking system and DriverTech’s DT4000 system.

April 24, 2006 - Industry News

EPA Offers Big Grants for Emission Reduction Solutions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5's Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative has announced the availability of $1,039,320 in grant money for projects aimed at protecting public health by reducing diesel emissions in the Midwest

April 24, 2006 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Truck Dealer Wins Top Industry Honor

Robert Hunter

Robert Hunter, dealer president of Hunter Truck Sales & Service Inc., Butler, Pa., was awarded the Truck Dealer of the Year Award, sponsored jointly by Newport Communications, publisher of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine,

April 24, 2006 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Truck Dealer Wins Top Industry Honor

Robert Hunter

Robert Hunter, dealer president of Hunter Truck Sales & Service Inc., Butler, Pa., was awarded the Truck Dealer of the Year Award, sponsored jointly by Newport Communications, publisher of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine

April 24, 2006 - Industry News

Schneider Hiring 150 Drivers in Louisville Area

Schneider National Inc., the nation's largest truckload provider, is hiring 150 new professional truck drivers in the greater Louisville, Ky., area through Wednesday.

April 24, 2006 - Industry News

Fikes Truck Line Recognizes Top Drivers

Fikes Truck Line, Hope, Ark., has honored 67 of its drivers for safety and performance, including two overall winners – one in each flatbed category of long-haul and short-haul drivers

April 21, 2006 - Industry News

Industry Leaders Develop Hybrid Walk-in Vans

Freightliner Custom Chassis, FedEx Express, Eaton, Utilimaster and Detroit Diesel have teamed to develop a new line of hybrid electric-powered walk-in vans.

April 21, 2006 - Industry News

Magellan Introduces Portable Nav System

Thales' navigation business, creator of Hertz NeverLost and global provider of Magellan Consumer GPS products, announced the new Magellan RoadMate 860T portable vehicle navigation system, available in May for $799.

April 21, 2006 - Industry News

BizCon10 Draws 700 Bridgestone Firestone Representatives

Bridgestone Firestone said it will spend $5.2 billion over the next three years on advanced tire technology and to assure the company of a secure raw materials supply. Putting this in context, Mark Emkes, chairman and CEO of Bridgestone Americas,

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April 21, 2006 - Industry News

BizCon10 Draws 700 Bridgestone Firestone Representatives

Bridgestone Firestone said it will spend $5.2 billion over the next three years on advanced tire technology and to assure the company of a secure raw materials supply. Putting this in context, Mark Emkes, chairman and CEO of Bridgestone Americas,

April 21, 2006 - Industry News

Independent Marketing Association Joins SiriCOMM

SiriCOMM Inc. has signed a value-added reseller agreement with the America's Independent Truckers Association Inc. (AITA).

April 21, 2006 - Industry News

Shell Lubricants Announces Nationwide Tech Tour

Shell Lubricants has launched the Shell Tech Tour, a multi-city, multimedia conference designed to update fleet customers on the latest lubricants and coolants technology

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April 21, 2006 - Industry News

SCS Transportation Revenues Increase 13%

SCS Transportation Inc. has reported first-quarter 2006 revenue of $287 million, an increase of 13 percent from a year earlier.

April 21, 2006 - Industry News

U.S. Traffic Deaths Hit 15-Year High in 2005

More people died on U.S. roads while driving drunk or in bigger vehicles in 2005 despite record seat belt use, pushing traffic deaths nationwide to a 15-year high, the government reported late last week

April 20, 2006 - Industry News

ACOFAS Alignment Training Clinic Termed Success

The American Council Of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) hosted a training clinic in Moline, Ill., recently that outlined heavy truck alignment procedures

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