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May 22, 2005 - Industry News

OK, There's No Truck, No Highway, No Motorist Involved. We Thought You'd Want to Know Anyway.

This Associated Press item ran in papers around the nation Thursday

May 19, 2005 - Industry News

Bush Administration Puts Up $66 Million for Elevated Port Fourchon Access Highway

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta announced approval of a $66 million federal loan to help Louisiana build a 17-mile elevated toll highwa

Tags: Highways

May 19, 2005 - Industry News

WebTech Fleet Customers to Test TireVigil Tire Monitoring

TireStamp Inc., Kanata, Ont., Canada, announced last week that WebTech Wireless Inc. of Burnaby, B.C., Canada will test its TireVigil Tire Monitorin

May 19, 2005 - Industry News

Aeris.net Provides Wireless Communications for Aware Vehicle Intelligence From International Truck and Engine

Aeris.net, San Jose, Calif., a provider of wireless services, last week announced it is providing connectivity, billing, and hosting services to International Truck and Engin

May 19, 2005 - Industry News

International and Altec Donate 10 Trucks to Tsunami Relief

International Truck and Engine Corp. and Altec Industries Inc. announced they are sending 10 commercial trucks to Thailand

May 19, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Takes a Stand Against Boutique Fuels, For a Diesel Fuel Standard

The American Trucking Associations has asked the U.S. Department of Energy to consider creating a single national diesel fuel standar

May 19, 2005 - Industry News

Great Dane Trailers Announces Dearborn Dealship

Great Dane Trailers, Savannah, Ga., last week announced the addition of All Points Great Dane in Dearborn, Mich., to its North American distribution network

May 19, 2005 - Industry News

Networkcar Awarded Eighth Patent

Networkcar, a Reynolds and Reynolds company, announced today that it has been awarded its eighth patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

May 19, 2005 - Industry News

North American Van Lines Sells Blanket Wrap Business

Transport Capital Partners LLC announced last week that the blanket wrap business of North American Van Lines (NAVL), owned by SIRVA Inc., was purchased by Gainey Transportation Service

May 19, 2005 - Industry News

Kentucky County Coroner Says Truckstops Should Watch for Drivers Who’ve Died in Parked Trucks

The Kentucky New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky., reported that Christian County Coronor Dorris Lamb said as many as four truckers are found dead in their vehicles at truck stops in the county each year

May 19, 2005 - Industry News

Central Freight Names Nelms VP Special Services, Steed Western Division Region Manager

Central Freight Lines Inc. announced two executive appointments this week. Phillip (Phil) A. Nelms was named vice president of special services and Bert Steed was appointed western division region manager

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

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