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January 6, 2005 - Industry News

OOIDA Launches Truck and Trailer Finance Program

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. (OOIDA) has launched a new finance program for purchase of trucks and trailers

January 6, 2005 - Industry News

TMCA Hosts Transportation Marketing Seminar in February

The Transportation Marketing & Communications Assn. (TMCA) will hold a seminar on marketing, sales and communications fundamentals

January 6, 2005 - Industry News

Autocruise to Supply Eaton VORAD Long-Range Radar Sensors

Eaton Corp. has entered into a long-term agreement with Autocruise S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TRW Automotive Holding

January 6, 2005 - Industry News

Suppose U Drive Selects Richer

Richer Systems Group Inc. announced Suppose U Drive Truck Rental & Lease, a NationaLease Affiliate in Glendale and Norwalk, Calif., will use the enrich fleet management syste

January 5, 2005 - Industry News

Rush Closes Deal for Peterbilt Dealships in Texas and Tennessee

Rush Enterprises Inc. closed on its previously reported $131.2 million purchase of American Truck Source Inc. Tuesday, the largest acquisition in the company’s 39-year history

January 5, 2005 - Industry News

"I-80" Storm Sidelines Midwest Truckers, Heads East

Trucking came to something close to a halt yesterday as a major winter storm dropped snow from the Colorado Rockies, which got 20 inches in 12 hours, all the way to New England.

Tags: Highways

January 5, 2005 - Industry News

Denver Diesel School Receives National Certification

Denver Automotive and Diesel College announced that its Medium/Heavy Truck program has received certification by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence

January 5, 2005 - Industry News

CAT Dealer Goes Wireless With Air-Trak

Air-Trak Inc., a developer of the Cloudberry GPS tracking and communications system, announced that Michigan CAT, a Caterpillar dealer, has integrated its office systems with Cloudberry GPS trackin

January 5, 2005 - Industry News

TMCA Calls for Marketing Communications Award Entries

The Transportation Marketing & Communications Assn. announced its call for entries for the 2005 Tranny Marketing Communications Award Program

January 5, 2005 - Industry News

Great Dane Re-Tooling Indiana Plant

Great Dane Trailers announced Wednesday that it will spend $5 million to re-tool the refrigerated and dry freight trailer production lines at its manufacturing facility in Brazil, Ind

January 5, 2005 - Industry News

Stars & Stripes Wave In 2005 Truck Beauty Contest Schedule

Stars & Stripes Show Truck Events, LLC has announced a roster of Truck Beauty Competitions for 2005, with five venues around the country

Tags: Events

January 4, 2005 - Industry News

Great Big New Truckstop On the Ohio Turnpike?

A large truckstop and service plaza complex could be built west of Toledo on the Ohio Turnpike, the Toledo Blade reported this week

Tags: Highways

January 4, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Blasts FMCSA’s Supporting Documents Proposal

The American Trucking Associations took stern exception to the proposed rule on hours-of-service-related “supporting documents

January 4, 2005 - Industry News

Forbes Magazine Names J.B. Hunt to Platinum 400 List

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has been named to Forbes magazine's Platinum List of America's Best Big Companies for the fourth consecutive year

January 4, 2005 - Industry News

Automatic Driver Logs on Cell Phones? It Could Happen.

Xora briefly describes Xora DOT Logs on its web site at www.xora.com/dotlogs/index.html.

We have dispatch programs, scanners and video games built into cell phones. Why not automated driver logs

January 4, 2005 - Industry News

Colorado Targets Left-Lane Lingerers

The Colorado Daily reported this week that the Colorado State Patrol has begun ticketing drivers who drive in the left lane when they’re not passing

Tags: Highways

January 4, 2005 - Industry News

Decker Truck Line Adds Drivers to Million-Mile Team

Decker Truck Line, Fort Dodge, Iowa, announced is recently added 27 drivers and owner-operators to its Million-Mile Team

January 4, 2005 - Industry News

Old Dominion to Purchase Wichita Southeast Kansas Transit

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., one of the largest LTL carriers in the U.S., announced an agreement Tuesday to purchase substantially all the assets of Wichita Southeast Kansas Transi

January 3, 2005 - Industry News

Continental Donates $500,000 for Tsunami Victims

Continental AG, Hanover,Germany, announced Monday it is contributing $ 500,000 for tsunami victims in Asia

January 3, 2005 - Industry News

Pilot Adds Two Kentucky Locations on I-65

Pilot Travel Centers LLC, Knoxville, Tenn., has acquired two central-Kentucky travel centers from Davis Brothers Oil Inc

January 3, 2005 - Industry News

Hill Brothers Boosts Driver Wages

Hill Brothers Transportation Inc., Omaha, Neb., increased driver pay for both company drivers and owner-operators as Jan.1

January 2, 2005 - Industry News

Velocity Express Trades on NASDAQ Subject to Conditions

Velocity Express Corp. last week said it had received a letter from the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Staff, saying its common stock will continue to be listed on the Nasdaq SmallCap Marke

January 2, 2005 - Industry News

Truck Tolls Rise With the New Year -- With One Exception

January 1 brought toll changes, mostly upward. Tolls on roads run by the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority jumped by as much as 300

Tags: Highways

December 30, 2004 - Industry News

Map24 Ups the Standard for Online Maps

If you're an online map fan, you will get a kick out of Map24 at www.map24.com, where you'll find a truly interactive experience

December 29, 2004 - Industry News

ATA Says Truck Tonnage Up Smartly In November After So-So October

The American Trucking Associations reported this week that its advanced seasonally adjusted Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.6 percent to 160.0 (1993=100) in November

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