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October 25, 2005 - Industry News

Market Conditions Require Innovation in Class 6-8 OE Powertrain Systems

Manufacturers of Class 6-8 truck original equipment (OE) powertrain systems are expected to focus increasingly on redesigning their products to help truck owners meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.

October 24, 2005 - Industry News

CVG Announces Seat Development Agreement With Freightliner Trucks

Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. was recently awarded the standard seat position for Freightliner Class 8 production beginning with the 2007 model year

October 24, 2005 - Industry News

PacLease Announces New Paso Robes, Calif., Location

Paccar Leasing Co. (PacLease) recently announced the opening of a new location in Paso Robles, Calif., operated by Central California Kenworth Leasing.

October 24, 2005 - Industry News

Revenues Increase 12% at Covenant Transport

Covenant Transport Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., said revenue was up approximately 12 percent to $169.9 million in the 2005 third quarter from $151.9 million in the 2004 quarter.

October 24, 2005 - Industry News

GeoLogic Offers Cingular Wireless Network Option

GeoLogic Solutions, which provides multi-mode communications and tracking systems to the transportation industry, said it is offering Cingular Wireless’ nationwide digital wireless data network as an option for users of its MobileMa

October 24, 2005 - Industry News

Mack Introduces New Highway and Construction Trucks, New Engine for 2006

Using its World Sales Conference in Las Vegas as a venue, Mack Trucks Inc. Monday unveiled a complete new range of vehicles designed to meet the demands of both highway and construction customers.

October 24, 2005 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Revenues Up 6.1% for 3rd Quarter

Arkansas Best Corp., Fort Smith, Ark., announced third quarter 2005 net income of $40.6 million, or $1.59 per diluted common share, compared to third quarter 2004 net income of $27.4 million

October 24, 2005 - Industry News

Clean-burning LNG Terminal Tractors Now at Port of Los Angeles

Yusen Terminals Inc. and SES Terminal LLC announced that the industry’s first two terminal tractors powered by clean-burning liquefied natural gas (LNG) are now in operation.

October 21, 2005 - Industry News

TMC Releases VMRS Updates

The Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) of the America Trucking Associations has released third-quarter updates to its Vehicle Maintenance Reporting System (VMRS)

October 21, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Revises Policy; Backs 5 Percent Biodiesel Blend

The American Trucking Associations’ board of directors revised ATA’s alternative fuels policy to advocate the use of biodiesel in blends up to 5 percent as part of the national diesel fuel standard.

October 21, 2005 - Industry News

Old Dominion’s 3Q Earnings Increase 28.0%

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., Thomasville, N.C., said revenue from operations increased 27.9 percent to $275,076,000 for the third quarter from $215,117,000 for the third quarter of 2004

October 21, 2005 - Industry News

Heartland Express Gross Revenues Up 16.1%

Heartland Express Inc., Coralville, Iowa, said gross revenues for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2005 increased 16.1 percent to $136.2 million from $117.3 million in the third quarter of 2004.

October 21, 2005 - Industry News

Marten Transport Net Income Increases 33%

Marten Transport, Ltd., Mondovi, Wis., reported third-quarter net income of $6.4 million, an increase of 33.2 percent from $4.8 million for the third quarter of 2004.

October 21, 2005 - Industry News

RUAN and Kings County Truck Lines Enter Into Letter of Intent

John Ruan III, chairman and Mike Kandris, president of RUAN Transportation Management Systems Inc., and Manual Mancebo, Jr., president and CEO of Kings County Truck Lines Inc.,

October 20, 2005 - Industry News

Tennessee Trucking Exec to Lead ATA

Tennessee trucking executive Patrick Quinn was named chairman of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the nation’s largest trucking industry trade and advocacy group.

October 20, 2005 - Industry News

Commercial Vehicle Group Announces Agreement With VEC Technology

Commercial Vehicle Group Inc., a supplier to the heavy truck, construction, agriculture, recreation and marine industries, has announced a five-year exclusivity agreement with VEC Technology L.L.C.,

October 20, 2005 - Industry News

Werner Enterprises Reports Operating Revenues Up 19%

Werner Enterprises Inc., the Omaha, Neb. truckload transportation companies, reported operating revenues and earnings for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2005

October 20, 2005 - Industry News

CalArk to Install IdleAire in Two Terminals

CalArk, a 30-year-old Little Rock, Ark.-based fleet operating with more than 700 company and owner-operator power units, has signed an agreement for the installation of IdleAire in two of its terminals.

October 20, 2005 - Industry News

CNF Inc. Net Income Climbs 57% in 3rd Quarter

CNF Inc., San Mateo, Calif., reported record third-quarter 2005 after-tax income from continuing operations of $62.7 million (after preferred stock dividends), or $1.12 per diluted share, up 57 percent from the third quarter of 2004.

October 20, 2005 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Posts Record 3Q Revenue and Net Income

Knight Transportation Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., announced its financial results for the quarter and year-to-date ended Sept. 30, 2005.

October 20, 2005 - Industry News

UPS Earnings Jump 23% on 18% Revenue Growth

Led by strong worldwide gains in package volume and the expansion of its supply chain and freight business, UPS has reported a 17.9 percent increase in revenue and an adjusted 22.9 percent increase in diluted earnings per share

October 20, 2005 - Industry News

USA Truck Inc. Announces Record Quarterly Base Revenue

USA Truck Inc. Van Buren, Ark., has announced record quarterly base revenue of $95.5 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2005, an increase of 11.9% from $85.4 million for the same quarter of 2004.

October 20, 2005 - Industry News

TMW Systems Unveils DriverZone

TMW Systems, which develops enterprise management software designed specifically for the trucking industry, has introduced a new management tool designed to strengthen relationships between carriers and their drivers and improve driver retention.

October 19, 2005 - Industry News

IDSC Says Its Fuel Optimization System Saves Millions

Integrated Decision Support Corp. (IDSC), which provides decision support software for the truckload carrier, said its Expert Fuel customers have realized millions in fuel savings

October 19, 2005 - Industry News

IdleAire Surpasses 5 Million Hours

IdleAire’s Advanced Truckstop Electrification (ATE) technology has delivered 5 million hours of service to the nation’s fleets and drivers and the figure continues to climb,

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