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April 10, 2005 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Looms Large on Forbes’ Big List

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, Ark. has been named to Forbes Magazine's Global 2000 List of the world's biggest companies

April 10, 2005 - Industry News

JCT Raises Driver Pay

John Christner Trucking Inc. (JCT) of Salpulpa, Okla. has announced a 3-cents-per-mile pay raise effective April 15th for lease and independent contractor drivers

April 9, 2005 - Industry News

“The Beast” From New York City’s Staten Island Wins the Big Rig Build Off

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The 1st Annual Mid-America Big-Rig Build-Off was held at the Mid-America Truck Show. Stars & Stripes Truck Show Events announced the winner late last week

Tags: Events

April 9, 2005 - Industry News

Yellow Rides Rough Road with USF; Overnite Ups Earnings Estimate

The Business Journal of Kansas City, reported Friday that CEO Bill Zollars of Yellow Roadway Corp., Overland Park, Kan., said his company remains committed to its $1.47 billion acquisition of USF Corp

April 8, 2005 - Industry News

FedEx Ground Grows in Sunshine State

FedEx Ground, the small-package ground delivery unit of FedEx Corp., has chosen a 27-acre site in Pompano Beach, Fla., for a 215,000 square-foot automated distribution facility

April 7, 2005 - Industry News

Passports Will be Required to Return to U.S. From Canada and Mexico

The Departments of Homeland Security and State announced this week that all U.S. citizens will be required to show a passport or other accepted secure document to enter or re-enter United States by January 1, 2008

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

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