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April 7, 2005 - Industry News

N.Y. Truckers Charge N.Y. Thruway Toll Hike Could Hit Some Truckers Harder Than Others; Thruway Considering Change in Proposal

The Buffalo, N.Y., news reported yesterday that N.Y State Thruway officials may reduce a proposed toll hike for certain trucks, which were facing rate increases as high as 100 percent under a toll increase plan

Tags: Highways

April 7, 2005 - Industry News

Noregon’s Diagnostic Framework Software Reduces Costs and Speeds Development Time for Component Makers

Noregon Systems, Winston-Salem, N.C. has introduced the Noregon Diagnostic Framework, a set of software building blocks that enables Noregon to create customized diagnostic applications at an affordable price

April 7, 2005 - Industry News

FMCSA to Hold Public Meeting on Cargo Securement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has scheduled a public meeting on implementation of the North American Standard for Protection Against Shifting and Falling Cargo

April 7, 2005 - Industry News

Mike Waters Named Truck Dealer of the Year

Mike Waters, president of Waters Truck and Tractor Co. in Mississippi, was named the 2005 Truck Dealer of the Year during ceremonies last weekend at the American Truck Dealers convention in Orlando, Fla

April 6, 2005 - Industry News

Driver Screening Top Priority According to Survey of Truckload Carriers

Unicru Inc., Portland, Ore., has released the results of a survey conducted by at the Truckload Carrier Assn. March convention in Las Vegas

April 6, 2005 - Industry News

Driver's Actions a Mystery; Dies After Fall From Moving Truck

KATU Channel 2 in Portland, Ore., reported Wednesday that truck driver Ventura Miriam Pineda Lainez, 41, of Santa Maria, Calif., died Tuesday of injuries sustained when he fell or jumped from his moving truc

Tags: Highways

April 6, 2005 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Transport Dumps KPMG for Ernst & Young

The Morning News of Springdale, Ark., reported that J.B. Hunt Transport Services has fired its accounting firm, KPMG, and hired competitor Ernst & Young

April 6, 2005 - Industry News

Central Freight Promotes Sherman

Walt Ainsworth, executive vice president of LTL carrier Central Freight Lines Inc. of Waco, Texas, has announced the promotion of Eddie Sherman to director of pricing

April 6, 2005 - Industry News

Drivers Tipped Off About Work Zones

Federal highway administrator Mary E. Peters has urged drivers to follow safe driving habits around work zones during the upcoming road construction season

April 6, 2005 - Industry News

Intermec Introduces CK60, Sturdy Handheld Computer

Intermec Technologies Corp. has introduced the company's most rugged mobile computer, the CK60, designed specifically for the physically demanding requirements of the direct store delivery market

April 6, 2005 - Industry News

The Biggest Mid-America Trucking Show Yet

Exhibit Management Associates Inc. says last month’s Mid-America Trucking Show held at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. set size records

Tags: Events

April 5, 2005 - Industry News

DBMA Offers Sessions on RFID Basics for Logistics

The Distribution Business Management Assn. will hold what it has titled the RFID Survival Summit at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Md., from June 7-9, 2005

April 5, 2005 - Industry News

Cadec Introduces Mobius SP Onboard System

Cadec Corp., Londonderry, N.H., this week announced the availability of the Mobius SP onboard computer

April 5, 2005 - Industry News

TransCore to Provide OOIDA Members With DAT Load Matching

TransCore and the Owner Operator Independent Drivers' Association (OOIDA) have agreed to offer a load matching service specifically for OOIDA members

April 5, 2005 - Industry News

Comdata and RAIR Partner for Driver Log Auditing Service

Comdata Corp., Brentwood, Tenn., a provider of electronic payment transactions, this week announced an alliance with RAIR Technologies to provide fleets with an accurate, easy-to-administer, DOT-compliant driver log systems

April 5, 2005 - Industry News

Volvo, UAW Agree on Contracts

Volvo Trucks North America Inc., Greensboro, N.C., announced employees represented by the United Auto Workers have ratified new three-year labor agreements

April 5, 2005 - Industry News

Knight Opens Chicago Operation

Truckload carrier Knight Transportation Inc. of Phoenix, Ariz. has opened its nineteenth operations center in Chicago, Ill

April 5, 2005 - Industry News

DistTech Drivers Honored for Safety

Distribution Technologies Inc.(DistTech), Newbury, Ohio, a common carrier for liquid bulk commodities, has admitted ten drivers to the company’s Million Miles Club and two to the Two Million Miles Club

April 5, 2005 - Industry News

Chef Solutions Names Lanter Carrier of the Year

Lanter Distributing, a division of Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, Nashville, Tenn., has been named LTL/Pool Carrier of the Year by Chef Solutions, manufacturer of refrigerated prepared foods and bakery products

April 5, 2005 - Industry News

Chicago Rawhide Becomes SKF

The Chicago Rawhide brand, known as CR in the bearings and seal industry, will now be known as SKF according to an announcement from SKF headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden

April 5, 2005 - Industry News

UPS Takes Returns at Drops

UPS, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., announced it now accepts ground returns at its 40,000 drop box locations

April 5, 2005 - Industry News

Navistar Financial Moves Headquarters

Navistar Financial Corp., a subsidiary of Warrenville, Ill.-based International Truck and Engine Corp., announced it is moving nearly 220 employees to new headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill

April 5, 2005 - Industry News

Petro Buys Georgia Truckstop

Petro Stopping Centers, El Paso, Texas, has announced today its acquisition of a new truckstop location in Kingsland, Ga. off of I-95 at Exit 3

April 5, 2005 - Industry News

Pa. Police Get Tough On Route 22

According to station WGAL, Pennsylvania State Police are making a special effort to enforce traffic regulations along a four-lane road in Lebanon County in Pa. which truckers use as an alternative to Interstates 81 and 78

Tags: Highways

April 5, 2005 - Industry News

Owner Operators Square off Against Shippers, Brokers & Wal-Mart on Fuel Surcharge Bill

According to this week’s Traffic World, major sectors of the transportation community are slugging it out over a provision in the House-passed version of the federal highway bill

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