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January 13, 2005 - Industry News

TrailerMax Meets Sun, Draws Power, Keeps Working

TrailerMax Solar hardware

GeoLogic Solutions, Owings Mills, Md., announced it would be adding a solar powered option to its TrailerMax asset monitoring system

January 13, 2005 - Industry News

ICON Raises Team Driver Pay 11%

ICON Transportation Co. Inc. announced an 11% wage increase for team drivers. The raise will bring company team driver pay from $.395 to $.44 per mile and will take effect immediately

January 12, 2005 - Industry News

Flying J Looks at Golden State Expansion

The Bakersfield Californian reported Wednesday that Flying J, the truckstop chain, is buying the Shell Bakersfield Refinery for a reported $130 million

January 12, 2005 - Industry News

Turnpike Strike Deja Vu: See Story Above

Ohio Turnpike workers issued a strike notice Tuesday, the Associated Press reported Wednesday

Tags: Highways

January 12, 2005 - Industry News

Who Needs All That Toll Collecting Stuff Anyway?

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission issued a press release this week saying it lost $2.2 million in toll revenue during the seven-day strike in November by its toll collectors and maintenance workers

Tags: Highways

January 12, 2005 - Industry News

Trucking’s Fuel Bill Rose Nearly 20% in 2004

The American Trucking Associations yesterday said that the trucking industry paid $62 billion for diesel fuel last year, or $10 billion more than during 2003

January 12, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Introduces 2005-2006 America's Road Team

The American Trucking Associations Wednesday introduced the captains of the new 2005 - 2006 America’s Road Team. The group of million-mile, accident-free professional truck drivers will spend the next two years representing the trucking industr

January 11, 2005 - Industry News

Study to Examine Truck Safety, Technologies & Attitudes

A coalition of organizations is conducting a study on truck safety, technology and industry attitudes

January 11, 2005 - Industry News

Legal Struggle Over FreedomLine Transmission Moves to Trade Commission

An administrative law judge has recommended that the U.S. International Trade Commission prohibit importation of ZF FreedomLine transmission systems into the U.S

January 11, 2005 - Industry News

Terion Debuts FleetView 3F For Flatbed Trailers

A FleetView 3F installs beneath the trailer bed.

Terion, Plano, Texas, this week announced the launch of FleetView 3F trailer management system specifically designed for flatbed trailers

January 11, 2005 - Industry News

Landstar Launches Free Freight Brokerage Board

Graphic from LandstarBroker.com

Landstar System Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., the owner-operator-based truckload service provider, this week launched LandstarBroker.com, the company's new freight brokerage Web board. The site is at www.landstarbroker.com

January 11, 2005 - Industry News

Kenworth Sales Celebrates 60 Years In Business, in 5 Western States

W. Jay Treadway, left, and his son, Gene, with one of the dealer¹s first dirt hauler trucks circa 1950.

Kenworth Sales Co., Salt Lake City, Utah, will mark its 60th year as a Kenworth truck dealership this year. It is the second-oldest Kenworth dealership in the U.S. and Canada

January 11, 2005 - Industry News

FFE To Give Away Another Freightliner Century; Seeking Drivers

Refrigerated carrier FFE Transportation Services Inc. will give away a Freightliner Century show truck at the conclusion of its Driver Appreciation Week celebration in August 2005

January 11, 2005 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Forms MTU Detroit Diesel for North America Off-Highway Markets

MTU Friedrichshafen (Germany) and Detroit Diesel Corp. (USA) have formed a new division for off-highway engine activities called MTU Detroit Diesel

January 10, 2005 - Industry News

I-95 Closed by Tanker Crash, Northbound Delays Exprected Today

News 14 in Raleigh, N.C. reported that a tanker truck overturned and burst into flames on I-95 in Johnston County about 10:15 a.m. Monday morning

Tags: Highways

January 10, 2005 - Industry News

2004 a Banner Year for Maddocks Systems

Maddocks Systems Inc., joined the ranks of trucking technology providers that have proclaimed 2004 a record year for sales and growth

January 10, 2005 - Industry News

Bulkmatic Pleads Guilty in Hazardous Materials Case

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Monday that Bulkmatic Transport Company, Griffith, Ind., pleaded guilty to felony charges stemming from failure to comply with federal hazardous materials transportation laws

January 10, 2005 - Industry News

McElroy Truck Lines Select Qualcomm's OmniTRACS

Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, Calif., announced that McElroy Truck Lines, a flatbed truckload carrier that operates in the Southwest, Southeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states, has selected the OmniTRACS mobile communications solution

January 10, 2005 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Launches Ground Services To and From Mexico

FedEx Custom Critical Inc., Akron, Ohio, is expanding its service area to include Mexico

January 7, 2005 - Industry News

Storm Leaves Road Closures In Its Wake

The effects of last week’s storms lingered across the Midwest heading into the weekend

Tags: Highways

January 7, 2005 - Industry News

ACS Adds Scanning Locations to TripPak SCANNING Network

Affiliated Computer Services Inc. announced that it had signed agreements with WILCOHESS, LLC and Ranger Enterprises Inc

January 7, 2005 - Industry News

Michigan Truck Exposition and Safety Symposium Set for February

The Michigan Trucking Assn. is holding its 2005 Truck Exposition and Safety Symposium Feb. 22-23, 2005, at Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, Mich

January 7, 2005 - Industry News

January's RoadStar Magazine Available Mid-month

A special issue of RoadStar magazine goes on the stands in mid-January, promising helpful information for company drivers and owner-operators

January 7, 2005 - Industry News

DeLorme To Offer $99 Laptop GPS

DeLorme, the mapping company, announced two GPS products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week

January 7, 2005 - Industry News

Cube Route Computes for Reliable Foods Fleet

Web-based technology provider Cube Route announced last week that Reliable Food Supplies is using its on-demand logistics service

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