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April 17, 2005 - Industry News

SKF Seals Deal with Dana for Heavy Duty Hubcaps

SKF, Plymouth, Mich., producer of sealing systems and anti-friction bearings, has signed a contract to provide a hubcap contaminant and venting solution for the Dana Spicer Low Maintenance System hubca

April 17, 2005 - Industry News

Mack Plant Converts to Imron, Productivity Rises 25%

Converting to a DuPont Imron finishing system made by DuPont CoatingSolutions has increased productivity by 25% at Mack Trucks Inc.’s plant in Macungie, Pa

April 17, 2005 - Industry News

Landstar 1st Quarter Revenue Rises

Landstar System Inc. (NASDAQ:LSTR), Jacksonville, Fla., reported revenue rose 19% to a record $502 million in the 2005 first quarter from $421 million in the 2004 first quarter

April 17, 2005 - Industry News

Good Times for Mack Workers

According to the Morning Call of Allentown, Pa., Mack Trucks Inc. added 275 workers at its Hagerstown powertrain factory in the past 15 months, bringing employment there to 1,522 as of the end of March

April 15, 2005 - Industry News

UTA Presents Professional Used Truck Selling Skills Seminar in June

The Used Truck Assn.(UTA) is sponsoring another Used Truck Training Seminar titled "Professional Used Truck Selling Skills" to be held in the Chicago area on June 2-3, 2005

April 15, 2005 - Industry News

International Giving Away "Big Bore Power" Hats to Drivers

A commemorative International Big Bore Power hat is available to Class 8 drivers, owners and maintainers for a limited time at www.internationalbigbore.com

Tags: Events

April 15, 2005 - Industry News

Grote and Rinder Form Luxi

Grote Industries of Madison, Ind., has announced a joint venture with European lighting company Rinder Group of Spain

April 15, 2005 - Industry News

Overnite Expands Denver Service Center

Overnite Transportation Company, an LTL carrier, has opened a new Denver, Colo., service center

April 15, 2005 - Industry News

Ryder Opens RFID Lab to Test Tags, Software, Systems

Ryder System Inc. has opened a radio frequency identification (RFID) technology test lab in its 192,000 square-foot, multi-client facility in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

EENT Ships New Auxiliary Generators

This week the Energy & Engine Technology Corp., Plano, Texas, developer of auxiliary power generators for the long haul trucking industry, shipped five of its new AXP 1000 units to dealer

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

P.A.M. Repurchases Stock

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. (Nasdaq: PTSI), Tontitown, Ark., has announced the board of directors has authorized the company to repurchase up to 600,000 shares of the company's common stoc

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Hino National Parts Distribution Center Opens Wednesday

Hino Motors Sales U.S.A. Inc. of Southaven, Miss. will open its new national parts distribution center April 20, 2005. Official ceremonies will begin at 2 PM

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

XTRA Names Dreller CFO

Dreller

XTRA Corp., St. Louis, Mo., has promoted Mike Dreller to chief financial officer. Dreller joined XTRA January 2004 as the company’s vice president and controller

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Weekend Traffic Alert for I-95 Near D.C.

The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project has issued a major traffic alert for I-95/I-495, the Capital Beltway Outer Loop, for the coming weekend

Tags: Highways

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

New Girders Cause Interstate 81 Detour in Pa.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Interstate 78 westbound in Lebanon County will be closed in the area of the Interstate 81 interchange during the early morning from Tuesday, April 1

Tags: Highways

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Surprise Nebraska Truck Inspections Sideline 26 Trucks, 4 Drivers

The OmahaChannel.com reported that Nebraska State Patrol and the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office conducted surprise truck inspections Wednesday. Sarpy County is just south of Omaha

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Man In Car Blocks Truck, Gets Rammed, Keeps Drunk Driver Off Interstate

According to the Associated Press, Michael Scanlon saw a tractor-trailer hit the overhead canopy at a gas station last Wednesday in Castle Creek, N.Y., north of Binghamton

Tags: Highways

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

PennDOT White Lines Could Circle the World 5 Times – And Other Amazing Facts

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has done what large agencies do from time to time when they are awed by their own statistics. They’ve issued a press release

Tags: Highways

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Still More I-95 Trouble, This Time in Delaware

The Delaware Department of Transportation has announced a southbound closure of I-95 from Churchman's Road Bridge to the Route 7 & Route 1 interchange

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April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Amtrak Reform Legislation Introduced

The Bush Administration has introduced legislation to reform Amtrak, according to the U.S. Deparment of Transportation (DOT) web site.

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Yellow Roadway, USF Deal Clears Antitrust Hurdle; Schedule Special Shareholder Meetings

Yellow Roadway Corp., Overland Park, Kan., and USF Corp., Chicago, Ill., announced they have received notice of the termination of the waiting perio

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Heartland Reports 1st Quarter Increases

Heartland Express Inc. (Nasdaq:HTLD), Coralville, Iowa has announced financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2005

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Convoy for St. Jude Scheduled for May 28

A "Convoy for St. Jude" will be held May 28, starting at the Petro in Knoxville, Tenn. on I40 and ending at the Petro in West Memphis, Ark

Tags: Events

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

ARC Advisory Group to Release 3PL Benchmarking Study

Providers ARC Advisory Group, Dedham, Mass., announced that a study to be published later this month will detail a logistics service provider maturity model to help 3PLs (3rd Party Logistics Providers) benchmark themselve

April 13, 2005 - Industry News

Chris Wolfe Retires; Waltman Named President of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions

Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, Calif., announced today that Joan Waltman has been appointed president of the company’s Wireless Business Solutions, the division that provides mobile communications, tracking and business software for truck fleets

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