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July 1, 2005 - Industry News

Builders FirstSource Selects Teletrac FleetDirector

Teletrac Inc., Garden Grove, Calif., announced that Dallas-based Builders FirstSource, a supplier of structural building materials to homebuilders, has selected the Teletrac FleetDirector vehicle tracking and fleet management system for use in its fleet of nearly 1,500 trucks

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

ICON Driver Named PacLease and TRALA Driver of the Year

Paccar Leasing Co. (PacLease), Bellevue, Wash., has named Pat Rule the PacLease Driver of the Year for 2005. Orville “Pat” Rule Jr. of Avon, Ind., has logged nearly 50 years of accident-free truck driving

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

SkyMira Debuts Digital, In-Cab Fax Service

SkyMira LLC, Milford, Conn., has launched Sky-Fax, a new digital fax service. According to the SkyMira press release, Sky-Fax provides the convenience of anywhere fax access and capability

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

Former Homeland Security Secretary Ridge to Speak at TMW’s November Client Conference

TMW Systems Inc., Beachwood, Ohio, announced that Tom Ridge, former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and former Governor of Pennsylvania, will be a keynote speaker at its 19th Annual Client Conference and Vendor Showcase Nov. 6-9, 200

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July 1, 2005 - Industry News

Shell Rotella Names SuperRigs Contest Winners

Tom and Kim Turner of Cynthiana, Ky., captured top honors – Best of Show – with their 1995 Peterbilt 379 tractor and a matching 2003 Transcraft step deck trailer at the recent 2005 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Contest in Wildwood, Fla

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July 1, 2005 - Industry News

D+S Distribution Selects SkyBitz

SkyBitz Inc., Dulles, Va., announced it has signed truckload carrier D+S Distribution Inc., Wooster, Ohio, to its Global Locating System (GLS) for trailer tracking

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

McLeod Partners with Squarerigger For Maintenance Functionality

McLeod Software Corp. has added Squarerigger Software to its list of vehicle maintenance options interfacing with its LoadMaster enterprise software

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

AmeriQuest to Offer Richer Systems Solution to Private Fleet and Carrier Customers

Richer Systems Group Inc. and AmeriQuest Transportation and Logistics Resources have announced a partnership to offer the enrich Fleet Management solution to AmeriQuest participants under the name of AmeriQuest Fleet Management powered by enrich

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

Karmak User Technology Conference Set for October in St. Louis

Karmak, Carlinville, Ill., announced that it will host the largest user conference in its near 25-year history Oct. 17 – 21, 2005

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July 1, 2005 - Industry News

Volvo Recognizes Top Dealer Sales Pros

Volvo Trucks North America, Inc., honored its highest-achieving dealer sales professionals at its annual Master Sales Leaders Conference, held recently at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

XATA Wins Contract for 5,500 XATANET Systems

XATA Corp., Minneapolis, Minn. announced it was awarded a contract for the deployment of 5,500 XATANET 3.0 Systems into one of the nation’s largest private truck fleets. The XATA press release did not name the fleet

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

Freightliner Upgrades Indiana Vehicle Testing Site

The Freightliner Group has announced new capabilities at its Test Engineering operation in the South Bend, Ind., area. The proving grounds now include a new, 24,600-square-foot building with state-of-the-art equipment for servicing test vehicles and offices for Freightliner engineering staff

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

Xora Releases Still Unapproved Automated, Cell Phone-Based Log System

Xora Inc., Mountain View, Calif., has quietly released its cell-phone-based driver log system, Xora DOT Logs. Xora DOT Logs runs on certain cell phones on the Nextel network

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

Wilson Logistics Becomes TNT Freight Management

Wilson Logistics Group has changed its name to TNT Freight Management. TNT acquired Wilson Logistics Group in August 2004

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

Florilli Temperature Controlled Carrier Selects GeoLogic

GeoLogic Solutions, Herndon, Va., announced that Florilli Transportation LLC has adopted the MobileMax Multi-Mode solution for its 225-truck fleet

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

Great Dane Now Hiring for Start of Production in Huntsville, Tenn.

Great Dane Trailers, Savannah, Ga., announced its manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Tenn. is scheduled to begin production next Monday, July 11

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

HDMA: Owner-Operators Pay Most for Maintenance

As a heavy truck category, owner-operators pay the highest per mile maintenance costs according to a study from the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Assn. (HDMA). According to an HDMA press release, owner-operators average 25 cents per mile for maintenance

July 1, 2005 - Industry News

U.S. Companies Head for Russian Commercial Vehicle Trade Show

AutoTrans, the commercial vehicle and bus trade fair for Russia, to be held Sept. 13-16 in Moscow, has confirmed the addition of Payless Car and Truck Sales to the larger than expected roster of exhibiting companies from the U.S

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June 30, 2005 - Industry News

FMCSA Launches Consumer Protection Web Site to Fight Moving Scams

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a new web site at www.protectyourmove.gov

June 30, 2005 - Industry News

Maptuit Teams With SiriCOMM for Fuel Optimization on the Internet

Maptuit Corp., Burlington, Mass., and SiriCOMM Inc., Joplin, Mo., announced they are working together to offer Maptuit’s FleetNav Express product through SiriCOMM’s national wireless network

June 28, 2005 - Industry News

ATA: Driver Appreciation Week is Just Around the Corner

The American Trucking Assns. has issued a reminder that National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2005 will begin Sunday, Aug. 21, and run through Saturday, Aug. 27

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June 27, 2005 - Industry News

TCA Announces Safety Audio Conference Series

The Truckload Carriers Assn. has announced it will conduct a two-part Safety Audio Conference Series. Each program will be interactive with a chance to ask questions

June 27, 2005 - Industry News

Freightliner Selects iWarranty Software From 4CS

4CS Inc., East Moline, Ill., announced that its iWarranty software has been selected by The Freightliner Group to help manage the warranty process, from claim submissions through warranty analytics

June 27, 2005 - Industry News

Panther Track Tells All, Can Be Controlled by Cellphone

Panther Track onboard unit.

DataLogic International Inc., Irvine, Calif., has introduced the Panther Trak Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and a wireless modem that communicates with GSM and GPRS network

June 27, 2005 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Coming Up July 14-15

The Iowa 80 Truckstop is reminding the trucking community that the 26th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held July 14-15. Of course it takes place at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa

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