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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

April 20, 2006 - Industry News

International's ProStar: 5 Years, $300 Million in the Making

International Truck and Engine Corp. officially unveiled its International ProStar Series trucks at the recent Mid-America Trucking Show, but editors got a preview look at the vehicle in February

April 20, 2006 - Industry News

Landstar Revenues Up 21% for Quarter

Landstar System Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., reported revenue rose 21 percent to a record $610 million in the 2006 first quarter from $502 million in the 2005 first quarter.

April 20, 2006 - Industry News

TransCore Expands Web-based OpsCenter to Carriers

TransCore has introduced OpsCenter for carriers, a comprehensive web-based software application that combines TransCore's LoadLink freight matching, LinkDispatch management services, GlobalWave satellite-base

April 20, 2006 - Industry News

USA Truck Reports Net Income Up 26%

USA Truck Inc., Van Buren, Ark., has announced base revenue of $96.8 million for its first quarter ended March 31, 2006, an increase of 7.0 percent from $90.4 million for the same quarter of 2005.

April 20, 2006 - Industry News

Celadon Group Reports Q3 Financial Results

Celadon Group Inc. reported third-quarter total revenue increased 6.3 percent, to $115.3 million from $108.5 million in the 2005 quarter.

April 20, 2006 - Industry News

Operating Revenues Up 2.7% for Swift Transportation

Swift Transportation Co. Inc. said first quarter operating revenues were $763.0 million for the first quarter of 2006, up 2.7 percent from $742.6 million in the first quarter of 2005.

April 20, 2006 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Posts Record Revenue and Net Income

Knight Transportation Inc. announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2006 that showed total revenue increased 22.0 percent, to $149.0 million from $122.2 million for the same quarter of 2005.

April 19, 2006 - Industry News

Yokohama Increases Tire Prices by Up to 7%

Yokohama Tire Corp., Fullerton, Calif., is increasing the price of many of its tires by up to 7 percent – including commercial tires– effective June 1

April 19, 2006 - Industry News

Covenant 1Q Revenues Up 9.9%

Covenant Transport Inc. said total revenue for the first quarter increased 9.9 percent, to $151.5 million from $137.9 million in the same quarter of 2005.

April 19, 2006 - Industry News

Phillips Expands Its Canadian Presence

Phillips Industries, Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has opened an eastern Canada distribution center in Mississauga, Ontario. The new site expands the company’s commitment to the Canadian market and brings to four the number of facilities in the U.S. and Canada.

April 19, 2006 - Industry News

HDBMC Backs Reduction in Trucks Stopping Distance

The heavy duty brake manufacturing industry supports efforts by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to reduce the required stopping distance for truck tractors by 20 to 30 percent

April 19, 2006 - Industry News

Schneider National Introduces Driver Pay Certainty Program

Schneider National Inc., the nation's largest truckload carrier, has introduced a Pay Certainty Program for its fleet of company drivers.

April 18, 2006 - Industry News

Kenworth Names 2006 Dealer Council Members

Kenworth Truck Co. has named its Kenworth Dealer Council members for 2006. The council consists of leading executives from the nearly 300 Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada.

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