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December 15, 2004 - Industry News

Waste Industries Signs On To FleetPortal

The American Trucking Assns. has announced that Waste Industries USA Inc. will use ATA’s TMC FleetPortal service to manage technical maintenance information for its large fleet of specialized waste disposal and recycling services equipment

December 15, 2004 - Industry News

J.B.Hunt Raises Dividend, Authorizes Stock Repurchase

J. B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced that its board of directors raised the company's quarterly dividend from 3 cents to 12 cents per outstanding shar

December 15, 2004 - Industry News

Fog & Morning Pile-Ups Close I-5 For Three Hours

The Sacramento Bee reported a series of four chain reaction accidents including tractor trailers Wednesday closed busy I-5 near Sacramento, Calif. for about three hours

Tags: Highways

December 15, 2004 - Industry News

Maddocks Software Helps Manage Cross Border Loads

Transportation and logistics software provider Maddocks Systems Inc., announced enhancements to its TruckMate for Windows enterprise package to help carriers manage new Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) requirements

December 15, 2004 - Industry News

TransAm Trucking Selects MobileMax from GeoLogic Solutions

GeoLogic Solutions, Owings Mills, Md., announced that Kansas City-based TransAm Trucking will equip its fleet of nearly 1,000 trucks with the GeoLogic’s MobileMax Multi-Mode communications system

December 15, 2004 - Industry News

EPA Tours Bridgestone Firestone Truck Tire Plant

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC hosted two specialists from the Environmental Protection Agency during a recent tour of the company’s truck tire plant in Warren County, Tenn

December 15, 2004 - Industry News

EPA Finds Diesel Pollution on the Decline

An Environmental Protection Agency report released Tuesday shows concentrations of fine-particle pollution have declined in most of the country in the last five year

December 15, 2004 - Industry News

Sprint and Nextel Tie the Knot

CNN reported today the anticipated merger of Sprint and Nextel has been officially announced. The resulting company will be called Sprint Nextel

December 14, 2004 - Industry News

Feds Try New Type Style for U.S. Highway Signs

According to Penn State, it took perceptual psychologists, traffic engineers, type designers, graphic designers, vision experts and optics engineers ten years to develop Clearview on the left.  Old-style type on the right.

According to a press release from Penn State University, the Federal Highway Administration has approved the interim use of a new typeface, called Clearview, for signs on all public streets, highways and byways

Tags: Highways

December 14, 2004 - Industry News

EIA Driver of Year Gets New Heil Front Loader

Keith Bohac, (center) is flanked by Michael Jobe, president of Heil Environmental; Kevin Walbridge, Republic regional vice president; Jim Rogers, Heil vice president of North American sales; and Todd Anderson, Heil national account director for Republic.

When Keith Bohac was named the Environmental Industry Assn.’s (EIA) 2004 Driver of the Year, his employer, Republic Waste Services, offered to reward him with a brand new front loader

December 14, 2004 - Industry News

Synergy Dispatch Now Available to LTL Carriers Over the Internet

On its web site, Synergistic Systems claims Synergy Dispatch can cost as little as $60 per month per truck with rapid ROI. For more infromation, visit www.syn-sys.com.

Synergistic Systems announced that it will offer its Synergy Dispatch for LTL fleets in an application service provider, or ASP, edition

December 14, 2004 - Industry News

Kansas Opens Trucking Center Today

The Wichita Journal reports that the Kansas Corporation Commission, which oversees trucking in the state, will open a new facility today in Topeka

December 14, 2004 - Industry News

Canadian CRASH Says Trucker Fatalities Spike In the Early Morning

The Canadian Press reported this week that a safety group has called for tighter hours of service regulations, citing crash statistics from Transport Canada from 2000 to the end of 20002

December 14, 2004 - Industry News

CVSA Offers Cargo Securement Webinar

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced it will offer safety training to the commercial vehicle industry through Internet teleconferencing technology, often called webinars

December 14, 2004 - Industry News

Schneider National Boosts Driver Pay By $4,000

The nation’s largest truckload carrier on Tuesday announced a new pay package that will compensate drivers “more appropriately” for their time and raise pay for drivers and owner-operators by an average of $4,000 a year

December 14, 2004 - Industry News

Controlling Work Truck Costs: Five Rules of Component Purchasing

The Work Truck Show 2005 and 41st Annual National Truck Equipment Assn. Convention will be held March 1-4, 2005 in Indianapolis, Ind. For more information, visit www.ntea.com.

The National Truck Equipment Assn. has released a paper on keeping costs under control by properly specifying components on new work trucks

December 13, 2004 - Industry News

ATA Criticizes Model Broker/Shipper Contract

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) is unhappy about a model broker/shipper contract developed by the National Industrial Transportation League and the Transportation Intermediaries Assn

December 13, 2004 - Industry News

Trucking Has Major Stake in Possible Nextel/Sprint Deal

The widely rumored merger of Nextel and Sprint could have a large impact on trucking. The two wireless companies will reportedly announce a deal this week

December 13, 2004 - Industry News

USF Holland Opens New Terminals in Minnesota and Alabama

USF Holland Inc., an operating company of USF Corp., has announced the opening of two new terminals. The terminals will serve the Southern Minnesota and Decatur, Ala. areas

December 13, 2004 - Industry News

Concord and Saia Team Up for Added Coverage

Concord Transportation Inc., Toronto, Ont., Canada, recently announced a strategic partnership agreement with American LTL provider, Saia Inc.

December 13, 2004 - Industry News

Petro and Generous Drivers Raise Big Bucks for St. Jude

Petro COO, Jim Cardwell and West Memphis, Ark. restaurant manager Rafael Morales present check to young St. Jude patients.

Petro Stopping Centers presented $86,250 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through the 13th annual Halloween Promotion held this October

December 13, 2004 - Industry News

CFI Raises $17,500-plus for Children and Elderly at Christmas

Truckload carrier CFI, Joplin, Mo., recently raised more than $17,500 through an in-house raffle to purchase Christmas gifts for local children and elderly

December 12, 2004 - Industry News

McLeod Software Staffs Up

Trucking enterprise software provider McLeod Software announced the company will add 40 additional software professionals to its staff within the next six months

December 12, 2004 - Industry News

Alabama Calls a Truck Safety Huddle

Tuscaloosanews.com reported Saturday that Alabama Department of Transportation Director Joe McInnes will meet with representatives of the Federal Highway Administration, state troopers, the Alabama Department of Revenue and the Alabama Trucking Associatio

December 12, 2004 - Industry News

Landstar Announces Two-For-One Stock Split

Truckload carrier Landstar System Inc. announced that its board of directors has declared a two-for- one stock split to be effected in the form of a 100% stock dividend

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