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May 17, 2006 - Industry News

Nation's Cities Ranked by Road Rage

The first-ever “In The Driver's Seat Road Rage Survey,” commissioned by AutoVantage, a national auto club, found that the least courteous city in the country is Miami, followed by Phoenix and New York.

May 16, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Backs Single Process for Screening Transportation Workers

The American Trucking Associations said this week that the Transportation Security Administration should implement a single, coordinated, cost-effective process for screening transportation workers that would enhance the nation’s security while minimizing unnecessary screening costs and procedures.

May 16, 2006 - Industry News

More Trucks Repossessed – But They're Reselling Fast

Repossessions and liquidations of tractor-trailer trucks nationwide have been high for the past five quarters, reports Nassau Asset Management. Yet, those same trucks are reselling at a brisk pace, illustrating

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

SmartDrive Wins Telematics Award Nomination

SmartDrive Systems, makers of a fleet vehicle safety platform, has been named a finalist in the Telematics “Start Up Company” of the year

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

NPTC Inducts Four Drivers Into Hall of Fame

Four truck drivers with a combined 15.8 million miles of safe driving were recently honored by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) and inducted into the NPTC/Bridgestone Firestone Driver Hall of Fame

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

NPTC Honors Safe Private Fleets

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) recognized its member truck fleets for their continued safe operations during the recent 2006 NPTC Annual Education Management Conference in Nashville, Tenn

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

Infosite Debuts Dispatch-Mate Software Interface

Infosite Technologies Inc, Montreal, Quebec, has introduced its new DAT interface, a quick method for posting equipment and loads from within its Dispatch-Mate fleet management software.

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

Seatbelt Crackdown Targets Young Males in Pickups

Despite the highest safety belt-use rate ever recorded in the U.S., 48 million Americans still fail to buckle up, according to a recently released report by the National Highway Traffic Safety

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

Wal-Mart Contracts with Schneider Logistics for Distribution

Schneider Logistics Inc. has signed a significant warehousing contract with Wal-Mart Stores to provide the world's largest retailer with full operating services in 3.4 million square feet of warehousing space

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Driver Health Claims Audio Conference

The Truckload Carriers Association is hosting an audio conference from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET on June 1 called “Lower Health Claims by Improving Driver Health.

May 15, 2006 - Industry News

Donaldson Gets DaimlerChrysler Contract Through 2009

Donaldson Co. Inc., a manufacturer of filtration systems, replacement parts and emission control systems, has been awarded all of the exhaust and emission aftertreatment device packaging for DaimlerChrysler'

May 12, 2006 - Industry News

GEOCOMtms Advances Route Planning With Predictive Traffic Flow Data

GEOCOMtms, a global provider of Fleet Management solutions for local pickup and delivery, is licensing key technology to make its A.MAZE Fleet Management platform the most accurate planning tool available.

May 12, 2006 - Industry News

Ryder Named Supplier of the Year by GM

Ryder System Inc. has announced it was named as a General Motors Supplier of the Year for its overall business performance in providing GM with parts and services.

May 12, 2006 - Industry News

Kentucky Derby Winner Gets New International RXT

Roy Jackson, owner of the 3-year-old thoroughbred, Barbaro, that won the 2006 running of the Kentucky Derby, took home a big chunk of the race’s purse. But the horse owner also gets to take home a new

Tags: Events

May 12, 2006 - Industry News

Titletown Trucker’s Showdown July 7-8 in Wisconsin

The second annual Titletown Trucker’s Showdown, offering free admission to one of the biggest trucking events in Wisconsin, is scheduled for July 7-8 this year at the Brown County Fairgrounds

Tags: Events

May 12, 2006 - Industry News

Trucking for Kids Convoy Oct. 1 in Maine

The 9th annual Trucking for Kids Convoy, featuring race cars, motorcycles, show cars and trucks, takes place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 1, at Scarborough Downs in South Portland, Maine

Tags: Events

May 12, 2006 - Industry News

Timmins Kenworth Opens New Facility in Ontario

Timmins Kenworth has opened a new full-service facility in New Liskeard, Ontario. A member of Kenworth’s dealer network of nearly 300 locations in Canada and the United States

May 12, 2006 - Industry News

NTEA Releases Its 2005 Annual Report

The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) recently published its NTEA 2005 Annual Report: State of the Association. Among the highlights included in the annual report are

May 12, 2006 - Industry News

NPTC Announces Board Leadership

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) recently elected Kevin Connors, David Ellis, Harry Haney, John Hinton, David LaPalomento, Greg Mathein, Bruce Perkins, Charles Rottmund, Ron

May 12, 2006 - Industry News

NPTC Institute Names CTP Graduation Class

More than 20 transportation professionals achieved the prestigious designation of Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) by the NPTC Institute, the educational and professional certification arm of the National Private Truck Council (NPTC).

May 12, 2006 - Industry News

Decker Truck Line Announces 3-Cent Per Mile Wage Increase

Decker Truck Line, Inc. has announced a comprehensive wage increase for company drivers. First, refrigerated and van division drivers will immediately receive across-the-board increases to their mileage rates

May 12, 2006 - Industry News

Central Hauling Driver Wins Truck for Recruiting Efforts

Central Hauling Co. driver Artemus Collins of Amite, La., recently won an FLD Freightliner truck for recruiting the highest number of new drivers to the company in six months.

May 12, 2006 - Industry News

Decker Truck Offering Sign-on Bonus

Decker Truck Line Inc. is offering a limited-time sign-on bonus for reefer/van drivers. From now through Aug. 31, 2006, experienced reefer and van drivers can earn up to $4,000 in sign-on bonuses.

May 11, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Outlines Trucking’s Critical Issues at Investors’ Forum

A national investors' conference this week heard a top trucking industry official outline the critical issues facing the trucking industry and discuss trucking’s preparations for the next highway transportation funding bill.

May 11, 2006 - Industry News

WTI Transport Hosts Company Picnic

WTI Transport recently hosted its annual company picnic at Bowers Park in Tuscaloosa, Ala., drawing more than 175 participants

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