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April 3, 2006 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn Transportation Hikes Bonus Program

Barr-Nunn Transportation recently increased the sign-on bonus for new drivers. All drivers who attend orientation and graduate by April 28, 2006, are eligible for the new rates.

April 3, 2006 - Industry News

ATRI Seeks Motor Carrier Input for HOS Study

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is seeking motor carrier data to measure the effects of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours of service provision that substantially altered the sleeper berth

April 3, 2006 - Industry News

STEMCO Launches Programmable Mileage Counter for Trucking Industry

The DataTrac Pro, the newest model in STEMCO’s DataTrac electronic mileage counter and trip recorder line, is now available. The first programmable mileage counter on the market for the trucking industry

April 3, 2006 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Opens Craftsmen Facility Near St. Louis

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., a California-based manufacturer of reefers, dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner curtainsided trailers, said its independent dealer, Craftsmen Industries Inc., is expanding

March 31, 2006 - Industry News

Paccar Steps Up Its Medium-duty Hybrid Vehicle Programs

Paccar has targeted an ambitious goal of 30 percent improvement in vehicle fuel efficiency for selected medium-duty applications over the next seven years utilizing hybrid technology as a key contributor to achieving this objective,

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Paccar

March 31, 2006 - Industry News

McLeod Software Unveils LoadMaster Product

McLeod Software Corp. will unveil its new LoadMaster Brokerage/Logistic solution at the Transportation Intermediaries Association’s 28th Annual Convention and Trade Show April 6-8, 2006 in Tucson, Ariz.

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

IdleAire Going in 50 TA Locations in 15 Months

TravelCenters of America has announced that idling-reduction technology will be installed at 50 TA locations over the next 15 months, following a recent partnership agreement with IdleAire Technologies

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

Mack Contest at Waste Expo Helps Katrina Victims

In return for a $10 contribution to Hurricane Katrina relief, visitors to this year’s Waste Expo show in Las Vegas will have the opportunity to see how quickly they can search through bins full of stuffed toy Mack bulldog

Tags: Events

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

35th Annual MATS Termed a Record-breaking Event

The 2006 edition of the Mid-America Trucking Show shattered every record for heavy-duty trucking tradeshows, with 1,144 exhibitors representing 46 states and 11 foreign countries

Tags: Events

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

UPS Chief: Transportation Infrastructure Failing Nation

Describing the nation's roads, ports, railroads and airports as the backbone of global trade, UPS' chief executive officer today warned that America was taking a chance with its future by neglecting its infrastructure.

Tags: Highways

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

Prime Inc. Makes Iteris System Standard on Fleet

Iteris Inc. has announced that Prime Inc., a Missouri-based carrier, will offer Iteris’ Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system as standard equipment on its fleet of 2,600 leased and company-owned trucks

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

EPA Offering Grants for Truck Fuel Conservation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making up to $350,000 available to evaluate energy-saving and emission-reduction technologies for long-haul trucks.

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

Heavy Truck Alignment Seminar Next Week

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists, better known as ACOFAS, will focus its spring 2006 training clinic on Principles and Procedures of Heavy Truck Total Wheel Alignment

Tags: Events

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

Pre-registration Strong for 2006 North American Truck Show

Pre-show registration levels indicate a strong interest in the 34th Annual North American Truck Show, according to show director Greg Coughlin. The three-day show, which is held at the Boston Convention

Tags: Events

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

Western Express Lends a Hand to Family

Tragedy struck Jeff and Charmaine Callerman’s home in Matthews, N.C., when an electrical fire caused the house to burn to the ground. The family was distraught and unsure how they would rebuild their lives.

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

Sunco Carriers Honors 2005 Owner-Operator of the Year

Florida-based Sunco Carriers has named Steve Jacoby as the 2005 Owner-Operator of the Year. Jacoby, a Sunco partner since June 2002, is currently in the Florida Intrastate fleet

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Internet Recruiting Audio Conference

Cost-effective driver recruiting continues to be the most elusive process in the trucking industry. Many carriers have found the Internet to be a powerful low-cost recruiting tool.

Tags: Events

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Opens Minneapolis Operating Center

Knight Transportation Inc. has announced the official opening of its 22nd dry van operations center in Minneapolis.

March 30, 2006 - Industry News

Mack Sponsoring Driving Skills Challenge at Waste Expo

Mack Trucks Inc. is sponsoring a Driving Skills Safety Challenge during this year’s Waste Expo show. The event will be held in the Silver Lot #2 outside the Las Vegas Convention Center

Tags: Events

March 29, 2006 - Industry News

Cadec Awarded Patent for Split-screen GPS Feature

Cadec Global LLC, the New Hampshire-based provider of Mobile Information Systems for the transportation industry, has been awarded a patent for its Split-screen Global Positioning (GPS) and Electronic Tachograph (ETOG) feature

March 29, 2006 - Industry News

Dart Names Contractors of the Year

Dart Transit Co., Eagan, Minn., has named Walt Newcomb of the Minnesota Operating Center and Woodrow Walker of its Dallas Operating Center, as Dart’s 2005 Contractors of the Year

March 29, 2006 - Industry News

HDMA Hosts Business Intelligence Conference

Members of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) are invited to attend a first-class event for senior executives and manufacturing managers in the automotive and trucking industry

March 29, 2006 - Industry News

NTEA Names New Board of Trustees

The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has announced the election of four new members to the NTEA board of trustees. The new trustees were installed to three-year terms at the 42nd Annual NTEA Conventio

March 29, 2006 - Industry News

Roadranger Raises the Bar on Lube Specs

Roadranger Field Marketing has issued a new specification for lubricants used in Fuller transmissions and Dana Spicer axles that calls for significant performance improvements in order to qualify for extended warrant

March 29, 2006 - Industry News

ABF Names Its 2006-2007 Road Team

ABF Freight System Inc. has selected its 2006-2007 Road Team, consisting of the top driving professionals from across ABF's North American network. The ABF Road Team members are

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