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December 21, 2004 - Industry News

Deadline Looms for Comments on HOS Supporting Docs Rules

Time to comment on mandated paperwork is running out

December 20, 2004 - Industry News

Weak Dollar May Lure Volvo to Increase North American Production

The Associated Press reported Monday that Swedish truck maker Volvo AB may invest more heavily in the U.S. than in Sweden

December 20, 2004 - Industry News

Snowy Weather Jacknife Sparks 80-Vehicle Pile-Up in Pennsylvania

About 80 vehicles crashed in snowy weather Sunday on Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania near the Ohio line, closing westbound lanes for more than eight hours

Tags: Highways

December 20, 2004 - Industry News

White Named Air-Trak President

Air-Trak Inc., San Diego, Calif., developer of the Cloudberry GPS tracking and communications system, announced that Greg White has been named president and CEO

December 20, 2004 - Industry News

Heil Courses for 2005 Announced

The Heil Institute of Technology has announced its 2005 schedule of factory training courses

December 20, 2004 - Industry News

Bendix Airbrake School Rings the Bell for 2005

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC on Monday announced its 2005 schedule for Air Brake Training School

December 20, 2004 - Industry News

Study Calls for More Chicago Rail & Road Freight Resources

A Chicago area study claims the rising volume of freight threatens to overwhelm roads and railways over the next 25 years and offers a plan, which includes rail development and – you guessed it -- tolls

Tags: Highways

December 20, 2004 - Industry News

35% Toll Hike Likely on New York Thruway

The Governor  Thomas E. Dewey Thruway is the longest toll highway system in the U.S.

Authorities in Albany approved a toll increase on the New York Thruway system last week. Increases will reportedly be 35% for trucks and 25% for cars

Tags: Highways

December 20, 2004 - Industry News

TxDOT Launches Big Highway Improvement Program

The Texas Department of Transportation announced a $600 million highway safety and improvement effort including 644 projects across the state

Tags: Highways

December 20, 2004 - Industry News

Legal Hawks Stalk Swift

A fourth law firm has filed suit against Swift Transportation and some of its officers

December 20, 2004 - Industry News

Qualcomm Developing Multi-Mode Successor for Pioneering OmniTRACS Mobilecom System

OmniTRACS will have to move over and make room in the Qualcomm lineup. This coming summer, Qualcomm will begin testing a new product with functionality beyond that of OmniTRAC

December 17, 2004 - Industry News

Santa Ana Huffed & Puffed And Blew Four Trucks Over

The Los Angeles Times reported that Santa Ana winds blew four tractor trailers onto their sides Thursday and forced the California Highway Patrol to close Interstate 15 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m

Tags: Highways

December 17, 2004 - Industry News

Knight Rides Onto the Big Board

Knight Transportation Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., announced Friday that its common stock has been accepted for listing on the New York Stock Exchange

December 17, 2004 - Industry News

Volvo Reports Strong Sales Through November

According to a Volvo press release, total deliveries of trucks from the Volvo Group’s three truck companies increased 24% through November this year, compared with the year-earlier period

December 17, 2004 - Industry News

Deutsche Bank Securities Analyst Adds Trucking Names to Coverage

Deutsche Bank Securities in New York announced last week that analyst Jordan Alliger has initiated coverage of nine companies in the trucking sector

December 17, 2004 - Industry News

Wi-Fi Competition Heats Up With SiriCOMM Debut

SiriCOMM Inc., Joplin, Mo. has jumped into the truckstop Wi-Fi market recently shaken up by the suspension of service at many of Truckstop.net’s Wi-Fi hot spots

December 17, 2004 - Industry News

G.I. Trucking Expands Pacific Northwest Overnight Service

LTL carrier G.I. Trucking Co., La Mirada, Calif., announced customers in Washington and Oregon can take advantage of faster service with more than 4,300 new overnight lanes between key Pacific Northwest cities

December 17, 2004 - Industry News

Intermec’s MEMS-Based EXCELerate Scans in a Flash

Intermec Technologies Corp., Everett, Wash., introduced a new bar code laser scanning technology last week

December 17, 2004 - Industry News

Joplin Petro Opens New Petro:Lube

Joplin Petro Stopping Center opened a new Petro:Lube last week at I-44 and Hwy 43, Exit 4 in Joplin, Mo

December 16, 2004 - Industry News

Caterpillar Cautions Industry on SCR Adoption

Caterpillar Power Systems issued an unusual public statement Thursday urging the industry to keep an open mind on emissions technology to meet 2010 standards

December 16, 2004 - Industry News

HDDA Bows Out of CFS Conference

The Heavy Duty Distribution Assn. (HDDA) announced it will not participate in the 2005 Council of Fleet Specialists (CFS) Executive Conference in April

December 16, 2004 - Industry News

C.W. Carter/Westpack Heavy Duty Name Best Vendors of 2004

C. W. Carter/Westpac Heavy Duty announced its annual PAC awards at the company’s year-end Presidents Dinner

December 16, 2004 - Industry News

Coastal Transport Announces Driver Wage Increase

Coastal Transport Inc., announced a pay increase that raises the average driver wage by 7% for all experience levels

December 16, 2004 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Outsources Tire Management to Bandag

Bandag Inc., Muscatine, Iowa, has signed a six-year agreement with U.S. Xpress, the fifth largest publicly-owned truckload carrier in the U.S

December 16, 2004 - Industry News

Dedicated Management Goes it Alone

Dedicated Transport Inc. has announced a management-led buyout of the company from Distribution Technologies Inc. Dedicated Transport LLC will now operate as an independent compan

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