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November 28, 2005 - Industry News

Under-Bunk Storage Standard on Freightliner Models

Freightliner Trucks said all 70-inch Mid- and Raised-Roof SleeperCabs for the Classic XL, Classic and FLD SD truck models are now available with a standard under-bunk storage compartment as part of the integral lower bunk

November 23, 2005 - Industry News

Kennesaw Gives Its Top Drivers $10,000 Bonus

For the last three years, Kennesaw Transportation has been giving a $10,000-seniority bonus to all of its company drivers with five years of loyal service

November 22, 2005 - Industry News

SelecTrucks Offers Fuel Cards to Truck Buyers

As owner-operators and small fleets continue to navigate a market impacted by record fuel spikes and natural disaster, SelecTrucks is offering some relief to small businesses

November 22, 2005 - Industry News

AFTC Testifies in Senate on Ag Transport, Energy Issues

The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference of the American Trucking Associations provided written testimony to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for a hearing on agricultural transportation and energy issues

November 22, 2005 - Industry News

Schneider National Named AARP Featured Employer

Schneider National Inc. was recently named an AARP Featured Employer for being committed to aggressively recruiting, hiring and retaining mature workers

November 22, 2005 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Wins Alexander Hamilton Award

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., Lowell, Ark., has been recognized by Treasury and Risk Management magazine with the bronze 2005 Alexander Hamilton award for outstanding performance within the Insurance category.

November 21, 2005 - Industry News

Kenworth Adds Eaton’s VORAD System with SmartCruise as Option

Kenworth Truck Co. now offers Eaton’s VORAD Collision Warning System with SmartCruise adaptive cruise control as an option for Kenworth’s T600, T800, T2000 and W900 models

November 21, 2005 - Industry News

Thermo King Hosts TriPac APU Demonstrations Nov. 30

Thermo King will hold a Truck Stop Day event at three locations on Nov. 30. The events will take place at Petro Stopping Centers in Kingman, Ariz. and Fargo, N.D., as well as the Flying J trucksto

November 21, 2005 - Industry News

Wal-Mart Names Dart Transit Carrier of the Year

Wal-Mart Stores recently recognized Dart Transit Co. as the recipient of the company’s annual “Rising Star Carrier of the Year” award

November 18, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Flexibility in Passport Requirement for Drivers

Nearly a year after President Bush signed the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, the trucking industry is seeking flexibility in the Act’s regulatory implementation so that commercial drivers are not mandated to carry a passport,

November 18, 2005 - Industry News

Penske Says IT Will Promote Industry Through ATA

Penske Truck Leasing Co. has affirmed its participation in the American Trucking Associations to advance the interests of trucking through the industry’s national trade association

November 18, 2005 - Industry News

AMERCO Buying $150-Million in New Trucks

AMERCO has entered into a $150-million amortizing term loan with Merrill Lynch Commercial Finance Corp. to finance new truck purchases.

November 18, 2005 - Industry News

International Introduces Factory-Installed No-Idle System

International Truck and Engine Corp. announced its plans for an integrated factory-installed reduced idle system to be available this spring.

November 18, 2005 - Industry News

Survey Names Averitt Leader in Third-Party Logistics, Expedited and LTL Services

Readers of Logistics Management recently named Averitt Express among the industry's best providers in three logistics categories

November 18, 2005 - Industry News

Paccar Earns National Medal of Technology

President George W. Bush has announced that Paccar is one of the recipients of the 2004 National Medal of Technology.

November 18, 2005 - Industry News

Schneider National Named Wal-Mart Intermodal Carrier of the Year

Wal-Mart Stores recently recognized Schneider National as the recipient of the company's annual "Carrier of the Year" award

November 17, 2005 - Industry News

Outstanding Used Trucker Dealers Recognized

Ronnie Jordan of Jordan Truck Sales, Carrollton, Ga., has been honored as The Truck Blue Book’s 2005 Independent Used Trucker Dealer of the Year.

November 17, 2005 - Industry News

Goodyear's 2006 NASCAR Tire Lease Program to Deploy RFID Technology

Goodyear will start the 2006 racing season with a new tire leasing program for NASCAR's top three series and racing's first deployment of Radio Frequency Identification technology (RFID

November 17, 2005 - Industry News

GeoLogic Issued Patent for Proximity Alert

GeoLogic Solutions, the transportation industry’s leading provider of multi-mode mobile communications and tracking systems, has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent Office for its Proximity Alert

November 17, 2005 - Industry News

Mobile Crossing Announces Advanced WayPoint GPS Navigation Systems

Mobile Crossing, Sunnyvale, Calif., has announced significant upgrades to its WayPoint 100 and WayPoint 200 navigation systems, including national maps and numerous new software features,

November 17, 2005 - Industry News

Risk Higher for Truckers in the 11th Hour

The crash risk for truck drivers in the last hour of a now legal 11-hour day behind the wheel is more than three times higher than during the first hour, a Penn State research team has found

November 16, 2005 - Industry News

Transport Canada Publishes New ‘No Surprises’ Canadian HOS Rule

OTTAWA – Canadian truck drivers are going to have a new HOS rule in place by January 2007.

November 16, 2005 - Industry News

CSTK Acquires 4 Thermo King Dealerships

Central States Thermo King Inc. (CSTK), a provider of temperature control products and related services, has acquired the assets of Thermo King of Philadelphia Thermo King of Lehigh Valley, Allentown, Pa.; Thermo King of

November 16, 2005 - Industry News

New Truck Safety Research Targets Work Zone Crashes

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, has released a study that analyzes truck-related work zone crash data and offers ways to reduce those accidents.

November 15, 2005 - Industry News

Truck Driver Labor Availability Declines

According to FTR Associates, driver labor availability fell in October for the first time since June of this year with the largest decline since January 2005.

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