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February 14, 2005 - Industry News

Networkcar Adds Satellite Tracking Alternative

Networkcar, San Diego, Calif., announced at the Annual Technology and Maintenance Council Meeting and Exhibition Monday that it will expand its telematics offerin

February 14, 2005 - Industry News

Mahoney Retires, McDevitt Takes Over as UPS VP of Global Transportation

McDevitt.

UPS has announced the retirement of Chris Mahoney, senior vice president of global transportation and a member of the company’s management committee

February 14, 2005 - Industry News

KTL Names Trainer of the Year and Trainer of the Quarter

Flatbed carrier KTL, Joplin, Mo., named driver trainer Bill Hodges the Trainer of the Year for 2004. Hodges has been with the company since June 2001

February 14, 2005 - Industry News

Smithway Motor Xpress Reports Results

Smithway Motor Xpress Corp., Fort Dodge, Iowa, announced financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2004

February 14, 2005 - Industry News

NPTC Sets Annual Conference for April 24-26 in Pittsburgh

The National Private Truck Council announced Monday it will hold its annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Tags: Events

February 14, 2005 - Industry News

Horton Will Build New Plant in S.D.

Horton Holding Inc., Roseville, Minn., has announced it will build a new manufacturing facility in Britton, S.D

February 14, 2005 - Industry News

TMC Transportation Driver Kevin Dinsdale Wins Wheel Master Award

Dinsdale.

Flatbed carrier TMC Transportation, Des Moines, Iowa, honored owner-operator Kevin Dinsdale with the Wheel Master Award for the year 2004

February 14, 2005 - Industry News

UAW Votes Down Volvo Contract

Volvo Trucks North America Inc., announced that employees represented by the United Auto Workers yesterday rejected two of three tentative labor agreements covering approximately 2,800 member

February 14, 2005 - Industry News

Driver Shortage Should Ease -- At Least a Little

Freight Transportation Research Associates Inc. said Monday that the driver labor market tightened for the second consecutive month in January 200

Tags: Economy

February 14, 2005 - Industry News

Qualcomm Releases GlobalTRACS 3.0, Announces Agreement with Bobcat

Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, Calif., announced Monday that Release 3.0 of its GlobalTRACS equipment management solution will include configurable sensors that monitor the health of construction equipmen

February 13, 2005 - Industry News

Heavy-Hitters Scheduled for Pegasus TransTech User Conference

Graves.

Pegasus TransTech, Tampa, Fla., announced that Bill Graves, president and CEO of American Trucking Associations, will deliver the keynote speech at Pegasus TransTech's 2005 Users Group Conference

February 10, 2005 - Industry News

Boozman Backs Breaks in HOS

U.S. Representative John Boozman (R-AR) has introduced legislation to change hours of service rules to allow drivers to take meal or rest breaks off the clock

February 10, 2005 - Industry News

No Ohio Pike Strike; Workers Ratify Three-Year Contract

Ohio Turnpike workers have ratified a three-year contract averting a strike like the one that brought flat rate tolls to the Pennsylvania Turnpik

Tags: Highways

February 10, 2005 - Industry News

UPS Ups Dividend, Appoints Beystehner Director

The UPS board of directors has increased the quarterly dividend by nearly 18% from 28-cents per share to 33-cents per share on all outstanding Class A and Class B shares

February 10, 2005 - Industry News

Butane Leak From Crashed Tanker Feeds Spectacular Fires

The Salt Lake City Tribune reported that a Flying J truck hauling butane gas exploded and burned Wednesday night about two and a half hours after it crashed into a van

Tags: Highways

February 10, 2005 - Industry News

International Unveils CXT’s New Sidekick – the RXT

International Truck and Engine Corp. has unveiled the International RXT, a more than five-ton, 22-foot-long commercial pickup truck

February 9, 2005 - Industry News

Kenworth’s T800, W900S Models Popular on Show Circuit

Ready mix and other construction segment customers voiced optimism about Kenworth business prospects for 2005 at the recent World of Concrete convention in Las Vegas

February 9, 2005 - Industry News

Bush Budget Includes Increase for Truck Safety

President Bush’s 2006 budget proposes cutbacks in many federal programs – but not in the key truck program at the Department of Transportation

February 9, 2005 - Industry News

Tennessee Lowers Speed Limits In Some Areas

The Associated Press reported that Tennessee's transportation commissioner has approved lower interstate speed limits in Hamilton Count

Tags: Highways

February 9, 2005 - Industry News

P.A.M. Transportation Reports Results

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc., Tonittown, Ark., has reported net income of $1,829,955 or diluted and basic earnings per share of $.16 for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 200

February 9, 2005 - Industry News

Lott to Chair Senate Transportation Subcommittee

U.S. Sen. Trent Lott has been named chairman of the Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Subcommitte

February 9, 2005 - Industry News

FedEx Ground Names Smarto CFO

Smarto

The FedEx Ground operating unit of FedEx Corp. announced that chief financial officer Ronald R. Trombetta will retir

February 8, 2005 - Industry News

Prepare to Run With the Microsoft Bull; Here Comes Longhorn

CNET News.com reported Monday that Microsoft will release a Beta version of its long-awaited new Windows operating system referred in development as Longhorn

February 8, 2005 - Industry News

Goodyear, TRALA Truck Driver Recognition Deadline Nears

Goodyear's focus on America's truck drivers is nearing another deadline -- this time for the TRALA 2005 Driver of the Year

Tags: Events

February 8, 2005 - Industry News

RBX Transportation Selects Netwise Enterprise from IDSC

Integrated Decision Support Corp., Richardson, Texas, announced that truckload carrier RBX Transportation Inc. has selected Netwise Enterpris

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