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August 1, 2005 - Industry News

New DOT-Certified Medical Professionals Registry Debuts

Finding a qualified medical professional to perform DOT medical exams just got easier. The National Academy of DOT Medical Examiners has launched the first national online registry of NADME certified DOT medical examiners

July 29, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Releases Its Scorecard on New Highway Bill

The American Trucking Assns. and ATA President Bill Graves said the six-year, $286.4 billion highway spending bill approved by Congress late last week addresses a host of the trucking industry’s critical needs.

July 29, 2005 - Industry News

Seminar for Motor Carriers, Insurance Companies Scheduled Sept. 8

Garan Lucow Miller, in conjunction with Universal Insurance Services, will present an advanced seminar in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Sept. 8 to motor carriers and their insurance companies.

July 29, 2005 - Industry News

Bridgestone Radials Take Rotella Show on the Road

The 2005 Shell Rotella Road Show is traveling on premium Bridgestone Brand radial truck tires as it tours the country, compliments of Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT) and the company’s Truck and Bus Group.

Tags: Events

July 28, 2005 - Industry News

Surface Trade With Canada, Mexico Up 8.9% from May 2004

The Bureau of Transportation Statistic announced Thursday that trade using surface transportation between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico rose 8.9% in May 2005 from May 2004 to a total of $57.9 billion

Tags: Economy

July 28, 2005 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Reports Quarterly Results, Announces Stock Repurchase

Truckload carrier U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., announced operating revenue and earnings for the second quarter ended June 30, 2005

July 28, 2005 - Industry News

Hub Truck Rental Selects Discrete Wireless

Discrete Wireless Inc., Atlanta, Ga., recently announced that Long Island-based Hub Truck Rental Corp. has selected Discrete Wireless as its GPS Fleet Management provider

July 28, 2005 - Industry News

Celadon Reports Record June Quarter

Celadon Group Inc., Indianapolis reported its financial and operating results for the three months and fiscal year ended June 30, 2005

July 28, 2005 - Industry News

Rush Truck Center, Nashville, Set to Open Oct. 7

Rush Enterprises has announced it will open the Rush Truck Center in Nashville, Tenn., on Oct. 7, 2005, to serve the heavy and medium duty truck markets

July 27, 2005 - Industry News

Some Private Contractors Sue Fedex Ground for Employee Status, Benefits

Dallas-based RedNova, an online news source, reported this week FedEx Ground is embroiled in a labor fight with the independent contractors who own their trucks, pay all operating costs and get no company benefits

July 26, 2005 - Industry News

Trans-Soft Partners with Datatrac for Wireless Tracking

Freight forwarding and logistics software provider Trans-Soft Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., has linked its TS2000 Plus and TS2000Net software products with Datatrac’s eTrac networ

July 26, 2005 - Industry News

Swift Uses Deploy’s Hiring Solution

Truckload giant Swift Transportation has selected the Deploy hourly hiring solution to help manage the process of hiring new and replacement truck drivers from the thousands of applicants they receive each year

July 26, 2005 - Industry News

Three Carriers Purchase the GeoLogic MobileMax System

GeoLogic Solutions, Herdon, Va., announced that three current customers have signed agreements to upgrade their fleets with GeoLogic’s MobileMax Multi-Mode system

July 26, 2005 - Industry News

Hendrickson Announces INTRAAX Platform Slider Improvements

Hendrickson announced that INTRAAX platform sliders now accommodate a stop bar and feature additional cross member openings for enhanced plumbing and wiring options

July 26, 2005 - Industry News

Phillips Creates Real World Conditions in Testing Lab

Phillips Industries, Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has established engineering test practices for its products that ensure they hold up to real world conditions, especially as they relate to the affects of corrosion on electrical components

July 26, 2005 - Industry News

Trans-Soft Integrates Pathfinder for Air Cargo Routing

Logistics and airfreight software provider Trans-Soft Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., announced that it has integrated its TS2000 Plus operational software with various functions of Pathfinder-XML, a Web services API (application program interface) created by Conducive Technolog

July 26, 2005 - Industry News

Study Says Natural Gas More Economical Than Diesel For Local Fleets

Heavy-duty natural gas powered vehicles (NGVs) that meet strict emissions standards are more cost-effective to own, operate and maintain over their lifetime than comparable diesel powered vehicles when the price of crude oil is more than $31 per barre

Tags: Economy

July 26, 2005 - Industry News

Maptuit’s FleetNav Supports Next Generation In-Cab Devices

Maptuit Corp., Burlington, Mass., announced support of next-generation devices targeting the trucking industry, such as Qualcomm’s OmniVision and DriverTech's Truck-PC DT 4000 devices.

July 26, 2005 - Industry News

Thermo King Announces New Instant Rebate Program

Thermo King, Minneapolis, Minn., has announced a new instant rebate program, “Cool Cash on Hot Summer Deals.

July 26, 2005 - Industry News

Haldex to Manufacture Compressors in China

Haldex, Kansas City, Mo., announced it has signed a license and manufacturing agreement with a subsidiary of ASIMCO Technologies Ltd., located in Beijing, China, to manufacture a new Haldex designed twin-cylinder compressor

July 26, 2005 - Industry News

Mack Offers Information Clinics on 2007 Engines

Mack Trucks Inc. is conducting customer clinics throughout the U.S. and Canada in conjunction with its distributor network

July 26, 2005 - Industry News

MEMA Announces Management Changes

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Assn. (MEMA), recently announced several job responsibility changes within its management team

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

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