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May 18, 2005 - Industry News

TMCSuperTech2005 Competition Set for September in Valley Forge

The Technology & Maintenance Council of the ATA announced that the trucking industry's best technicians will compete for awards and prizes at TMCSuperTech2005 - the TMC’s inaugural National Technician Skills Competition

Tags: Events

May 18, 2005 - Industry News

Even As Freight Volume Rises Drivers Remain Hard to Find

FTR Associates, Nashville, Ind., said Wednesday that driver availability continues to be a problem for many fleets

Tags: Economy

May 18, 2005 - Industry News

Con-Way Launches “Final Mile” Cross-Docking, Electronic Confirmation and Time-Specific Retail Delivery Service

Con-Way Transportation Services Inc. announced the launch of a new service for distribution-critical businesses. The new "final-mile" service, Con-Way Retail, offers local cross-docking, warehousing and final deliver

May 18, 2005 - Industry News

Marten Returns to ATA Fold

The American Trucking Associations announced Wednesday that Marten Transport Ltd. has rejoined the organization after a four year absence

May 17, 2005 - Industry News

Highway Bill Moves Closer to Final Passage, Possible Bush Veto

The American Trucking Associations said in a BlastFax to members yesterday that the U.S. Senate has passed a $295 billion highway bill, by a vote of 89 to 1

May 16, 2005 - Industry News

Teamsters See Possible Upside in UPS Purchase of Overnite

Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa expressed hope on Monday that the UPS purchase of LTL carrier Overnite will “create new opportunities for Overnite workers.

May 16, 2005 - Industry News

Council of Fleet Specialists Joins Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

The Council of Fleet Specialists (CFS) announced its support for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Wee

Tags: Events

May 16, 2005 - Industry News

Council of Fleet Specialists Joins Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

The Council of Fleet Specialists (CFS) at its 2005 Executive Conference announced its support for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Wee

Tags: Events

May 16, 2005 - Industry News

UPS Buys Overnite

UPS and Overnite Corp. on Monday announced that UPS will acquire Overnite for $43.25 per share, approximately $1.25 billion in cash

May 15, 2005 - Industry News

U.S. Senate Wrangles With Highway Bill That Now Includes Anti-Toll Language

According to the American Trucking Associations and a number of news services, the U.S. Senate is moving toward approval of a $295 billion highway bil

May 15, 2005 - Industry News

Nextel Launches Nationwide Group Connect Walkie-Talkie Service for New Motorola i605 Phone

Nextel Communications Inc., Reston, Va., has launched its new Group Connect service, which enables instant group walkie-talkie conversations nationwide

May 15, 2005 - Industry News

Deelsnyder, Dougherty, McGhee and Yeager Join Bridgestone/Firestone Driver Hall of Fame

The National Private Truck Council honored four truck drivers who have logged more than a combined 13.9 million miles of safe driving

Tags: Events

May 15, 2005 - Industry News

PSI’s Musgrave Elected to HDMA Board

Pressure Systems International (PSI) announced that its president, Tim Musgrave, has been elected to the board of directors of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Assn

May 15, 2005 - Industry News

Saia Prepares to Launch Xtreme Guarantee on LTL Shipments

LTL carrier Saia Inc., Duluth, Ga., announced it will launch its its Xtreme Guarantee service on June 13

May 15, 2005 - Industry News

Sloan Announces “Big Idea” Contest Winners

Freddie Carver (left) accepts really big check from Sloan's Doug Thomson.

Sloan Transportation Products, Holland, Mich., announced that the winning entry in its “What’s Your Big Idea?” contest was submitted by Freddie Carve

Tags: Events

May 15, 2005 - Industry News

WebTech Wireless Unveils Comprehensive Truckload Package

Mobile communications provider WebTech Wireless, Burnaby, British Columbia announced it will launch a full service offering for the truckload sector

May 12, 2005 - Industry News

8 Driving Aces Join Midnight Trucking Radio Million-Mile Club for April

Chevron Delo, sponsor of the Midnight Trucking Radio Network's Million-Mile Club, announced eight new members in April 2005

May 12, 2005 - Industry News

ComEd To Deploy International/Eaton Hybrid Bucket Truck

Electric utility Commonwealth Edison Co. (ComEd), announced it is adding a first-of-its-kind hybrid bucket truck to its fleet

May 12, 2005 - Industry News

BP Lubricants Launches “Big Honkin’ Truck Makeover”

BP Lubricants USA Inc. kicked off its Castrol Tection Extra “Big Honkin’ Truck Makeover” contest

Tags: Events

May 12, 2005 - Industry News

PTDI Recertifies Truck Driver Training Courses

The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI), Alexandria, Va., announced it has recently recertified truck driver training courses at six school

May 11, 2005 - Industry News

TTI Study Confirms What We All Suspected: Traffic Is Getting Worse

Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, Texas, released a report Monday that said traffic congestion continues to worsen, costing Americans $63.1 billion a year

Tags: Highways

May 11, 2005 - Industry News

Central Freight Names Newcomb VP of Corporate Accounts

Central Freight Lines Inc., Waco, Texas, has promoted Mark Newcomb to vice president of corporate accounts

May 11, 2005 - Industry News

Noregon Introduces JPRO Fleet Service Portal

Noregon Systems Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., has released the JPRO Fleet Service Portal

May 11, 2005 - Industry News

Nexiq Debuts New Wireless Diagnostic Products

Nexiq Technologies, Auburn Hills, Mich., has introduced Blue-Link and USB-Link to streamline and simplify the heavy-duty diagnostic process for engines, transmissions, anti-lock braking system

May 11, 2005 - Industry News

Microsoft Unveils Mobile 5.0

Various news agencies reported Wednesday that Microsoft has introduced a new version of its Windows operating system for wireless devices such as handheld computers and cellphones

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