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July 8, 2005 - Industry News

Air2Web Wireless Streamlines CSX Intermodal Dispatch Operations

CSX drivers use RIM Blackberrys for communication.

CSX Intermodal said in a press release that after deploying a wireless dispatch system, its Call Center Traffic went from 20,000 calls a week to less than 11,00

July 8, 2005 - Industry News

Caterpillar Supports U.S. Senate Bill for National Retrofit Program

Caterpillar Inc. has announced it supports legislation in the U.S. Senate that will improve the availability of clean-diesel emissions technology for older vehicles

July 7, 2005 - Industry News

R.E. Garrison and Baker Hi-Way Express Renew Contracts With GeoLogic

GeoLogic Solutions, Herndon, Va., announced this week that R. E. Garrison Trucking and Baker Hi-Way Express have renewed contracts with the company for continued use of the MobileMax Multi-Mode communications system

July 5, 2005 - Industry News

SEKO Automates Some Telephone Customer Contact

Freight forwarder and logistics provider SEKO, Itasca, Ill., has deployed a new voice-based, automated delivery notification system. The system was created in a joint effort with Prairie Systems Inc

July 5, 2005 - Industry News

TMC Announces Fall Meeting Events

The ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council announced that its 2005 Fall Meeting will be held Sept. 18-22 at the Valley Forge Convention Plaza, Valley Forge, Pa

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July 5, 2005 - Industry News

UPS Offers a Big Window on Inbound Shipments

United Parcel Service, Atlanta, Ga., introduced technology that automatically notifies customers of every package in the UPS system moving toward them

July 5, 2005 - Industry News

GE VeriWise Trailer Tracking Now Supports Reefer Operations

GE Equipment Services has announced that its trailer-tracking system, GE VeriWise Asset Intelligence, is now available for use with refrigerated trailers, for fleet operators who ship temperature-sensitive cargo, such as fresh produce, dairy and meat products

July 5, 2005 - Industry News

International Buys Workhorse and Uptime Parts From GVW

GVW Holdings Corp. announced it has signed an agreement to sell subsidiaries Workhorse Custom Chassis LLC and Uptime Parts LLC to International Truck and Engine Corp., operating company of Navistar International Corp

July 5, 2005 - Industry News

Qualcomm Builds a New Network Operations Center in Nevada

Qualcomm Inc. has broken ground for a new Secure Network Operations Center on a 32-acre site in the Cheyenne Technology Corridor of North Las Vegas, Nev

July 5, 2005 - Industry News

CFI Offers Northeast Bonus Pay

Truckload carrier Contract Freighters Inc., Joplin, Mo., -- known as CFI –- has announced it will pay drivers an additional 5 cents per mile bonus for dispatched trips in 12 qualifying states and the District of Columbia

July 4, 2005 - Industry News

Te Beau Appointed FMCSA Chief Counsel

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta on Friday announced the appointment of Suzanne M. Te Beau to be the chief counsel for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

HRInterchange and DOTJobHistory Link Up

HRInterchange, Walnut Creek, Calif., an info-source supplier for trucking employment research, matching, and communication, announced a new partnership with TIES, LLC, operator of www.DOTJobHistory.com

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

Only in Australia: One Tractor Will Attempt to Pull 120 Trailers

According to a press release from Australia, “At midday on the 18th of February 2006 at Clifton on the Darling Downs an attempt to break the World Record for the world’s longest road train with a single prime move

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July 1, 2005 - Industry News

Builders FirstSource Selects Teletrac FleetDirector

Teletrac Inc., Garden Grove, Calif., announced that Dallas-based Builders FirstSource, a supplier of structural building materials to homebuilders, has selected the Teletrac FleetDirector vehicle tracking and fleet management system for use in its fleet of nearly 1,500 trucks

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

ICON Driver Named PacLease and TRALA Driver of the Year

Paccar Leasing Co. (PacLease), Bellevue, Wash., has named Pat Rule the PacLease Driver of the Year for 2005. Orville “Pat” Rule Jr. of Avon, Ind., has logged nearly 50 years of accident-free truck driving

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

SkyMira Debuts Digital, In-Cab Fax Service

SkyMira LLC, Milford, Conn., has launched Sky-Fax, a new digital fax service. According to the SkyMira press release, Sky-Fax provides the convenience of anywhere fax access and capability

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

Former Homeland Security Secretary Ridge to Speak at TMW’s November Client Conference

TMW Systems Inc., Beachwood, Ohio, announced that Tom Ridge, former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and former Governor of Pennsylvania, will be a keynote speaker at its 19th Annual Client Conference and Vendor Showcase Nov. 6-9, 200

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July 1, 2005 - Industry News

Shell Rotella Names SuperRigs Contest Winners

Tom and Kim Turner of Cynthiana, Ky., captured top honors – Best of Show – with their 1995 Peterbilt 379 tractor and a matching 2003 Transcraft step deck trailer at the recent 2005 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Contest in Wildwood, Fla

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July 1, 2005 - Industry News

D+S Distribution Selects SkyBitz

SkyBitz Inc., Dulles, Va., announced it has signed truckload carrier D+S Distribution Inc., Wooster, Ohio, to its Global Locating System (GLS) for trailer tracking

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

McLeod Partners with Squarerigger For Maintenance Functionality

McLeod Software Corp. has added Squarerigger Software to its list of vehicle maintenance options interfacing with its LoadMaster enterprise software

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

AmeriQuest to Offer Richer Systems Solution to Private Fleet and Carrier Customers

Richer Systems Group Inc. and AmeriQuest Transportation and Logistics Resources have announced a partnership to offer the enrich Fleet Management solution to AmeriQuest participants under the name of AmeriQuest Fleet Management powered by enrich

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

Karmak User Technology Conference Set for October in St. Louis

Karmak, Carlinville, Ill., announced that it will host the largest user conference in its near 25-year history Oct. 17 – 21, 2005

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July 1, 2005 - Industry News

Volvo Recognizes Top Dealer Sales Pros

Volvo Trucks North America, Inc., honored its highest-achieving dealer sales professionals at its annual Master Sales Leaders Conference, held recently at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

XATA Wins Contract for 5,500 XATANET Systems

XATA Corp., Minneapolis, Minn. announced it was awarded a contract for the deployment of 5,500 XATANET 3.0 Systems into one of the nation’s largest private truck fleets. The XATA press release did not name the fleet

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

Freightliner Upgrades Indiana Vehicle Testing Site

The Freightliner Group has announced new capabilities at its Test Engineering operation in the South Bend, Ind., area. The proving grounds now include a new, 24,600-square-foot building with state-of-the-art equipment for servicing test vehicles and offices for Freightliner engineering staff

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