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July 26, 2005 - Industry News

Pool of Available Drivers Shrinks Slightly in June

According to the current Driver Labor Market Indicators Report published monthly by FTR Associates, the number of people available to be hired into the trucking industry fell slightly in June

Tags: Economy

July 25, 2005 - Industry News

Paccar Recognized as Manufacturing Leader by Industry Week Magazine

Paccar Inc. has been selected by Industry Week magazine as one of the 50 best manufacturing companies in the United States

July 25, 2005 - Industry News

ABF Reports Increased Revenue, Higher Earnings

Arkansas Best Corp., Fort Smith, Ark., announced second quarter 2005 net income of $23.4 million, or $0.91 per diluted common share, compared to second quarter 2004 net income of $19.3 millio

July 23, 2005 - Industry News

New Solution Facilitates Internet Parts Ordering

For distributors and retailers in the automotive aftermarket and the heavy duty industry, the days of contacting multiple manufacturers by phone for special orders are over. A new solution, Direct-Connect, is being released this summe

July 23, 2005 - Industry News

Old Dominion Reports Higher Revenues, Earnings

LTL carrier Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., Thomasville, N.C., has announced record financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2005

July 23, 2005 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Proposes Move of Wrexham Manufacturing Base

ArvinMeritor Inc. has announced that its Commercial Vehicle Systems (CVS) trailer systems (axle and suspension) manufacturing location in Wrexham, North Wales, U.K., opened a 90-day redundancy consultation process with its union, AMICUS, and non-union elected staff representatives

July 23, 2005 - Industry News

Arctic Chooses IdleAire as Engine Idling Alternative

Arctic Express, Hilliard, Ohio, has signed a fleet agreement with IdleAire. The agreement gives the Ohio-based fleet a 15% discount of the retail hourly rat

July 21, 2005 - Industry News

Microsoft Applauds TMW Systems

Enterprise management software provider TMW Systems, Beachwood, Ohio, has been recognized by Microsoft for outstanding customer commitment and sales achievement and was named to the Microsoft Business Solutions President’s Club

July 21, 2005 - Industry News

CONEXPO Asia 2006 Set for May 15-18, 2006

Exhibit space sales are now open for CONEXPO Asia 2006, with details being sent to prospective exhibitors and information also available online. The show is open to companies, both regional and international, with a focus on equipmen

July 21, 2005 - Industry News

XTRA Lease Surpasses 50,000 FleetView Tracking Installations

XTRA Lease, St. Louis, Mo., announced it has installed more than 50,000 trailer tracking units on its dry van trailers in the U.S. and Canada. According to XTRA Lease, it now has the industry’s largest fleet of tracking-equipped rental trailers

July 21, 2005 - Industry News

UPS Earnings Up; Volume Rises by 387,000 Packages a Day

United Parcel Service reported a 22.2% gain in diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2005, driven by double-digit export volume gains in every international region and an increase of 387,000 packages per day in the U.S

July 21, 2005 - Industry News

Marten Transport Revenue and Net Up Smartly

Marten Transport Ltd., Mondovi, Wis., announced its financial and operating results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2005

July 21, 2005 - Industry News

Safety Wins Invites Truck Drivers to Driver Safety Training at Michigan International Speedway

Aug. 21-27th is "National Truck Driver Appreciation Week" and the Safety Wins team invites individuals who drive as part of their job to attend a free driver safety training class at the Michigan International Speedwa

Tags: Events

July 21, 2005 - Industry News

Prime Inc. Announces Drivers of the Month for May

Truckload carrier Prime Inc., Springfield, Mo., has named company drivers of the month for May. Six drivers were recognized for their overall service records, professionalism and positive representation of Prime Inc

July 20, 2005 - Industry News

Schneider Names Weckop VP, GM of Dedicated Services

Schneider National Inc. announced that Mitch Weckop has joined the company as vice president and general manager of Dedicated services

July 20, 2005 - Industry News

Covenant Reports Revenue Up, But Soft Demand Stymies Rate Increases

Covenant Transport Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., announced financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2005. Revenue was up approximately 5% to $156.8 million in the 2005 quarter from $149.8 million in the 2004 quarter

July 20, 2005 - Industry News

Defywire Launches Wireless Mobile Logistics App

Defywire Inc., Herndon, Va., a wireless middleware and mobile application provider, has introduced LogiTrac, a new mobile software product for the logistics industry

July 20, 2005 - Industry News

Werner Revenues, Profits Up in 2nd Quarter

Truckload carrier Werner Enterprises Inc. reported improved operating revenues and earnings for the second quarter ended June 30, 2005

July 20, 2005 - Industry News

Falcon Transport Selects TMWSuite

TMW Systems Inc., Beachwood, Ohio, announced that Falcon Transport Co. has chosen TMWSuite from TMW Systems as the enterprise management software for its automotive, flatbed and general commodities truckload divisions

July 20, 2005 - Industry News

Program Subsidizes Cleaner Trucks for L.A. Truckers

TIAX, Cambridge, Mass., announced it has been awarded a contract from the Gateway Cities Clean Air Program to continue replacement of heavy-duty trucks in the Los Angeles area with newer, lower-emission vehicle

July 20, 2005 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Advance Notice to Enhance Shipment Visibility

FedEx Freight, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., announced the upcoming launch of FedEx Freight Advance Notice, a new service feature that will provide customers with greater visibility and contro

July 20, 2005 - Industry News

Castrol & John Force Go on Tour, “Big Honkin’ Truck Makeover” Keeps on Honkin’

Castrol Tection Extra and 13-time NHRA POWERade champion John Force are teaming up on a tour to educate and entertain the trucking backbone of America – owner/operators

Tags: Events

July 20, 2005 - Industry News

ATA and AFTC Give Thumbs Up to CAFTA

The American Trucking Assns., Alexandria, Va., and ATA affiliate, the Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference, announced support of the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), citing its potential to increase economic opportunities for the U.S. and for ATA member motor carriers

July 20, 2005 - Industry News

Always Express Selects Software From Trans-Soft

Trans-Soft Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a software provider to the freight-forwarding and logistics industry, announced that Always Express has implemented both its TS2000 Plus and TS2000Net software product

July 20, 2005 - Industry News

Call Capture Boosts Cellphone Signals

Richardson Electronics, LaFox, Ill., has introduced Call Capture, a line of cellular phone signal enhancers. According to the company, Call Capture dramatically improves the signal strength and area coverage of cellular phones

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