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April 14, 2005 - Industry News

New Girders Cause Interstate 81 Detour in Pa.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Interstate 78 westbound in Lebanon County will be closed in the area of the Interstate 81 interchange during the early morning from Tuesday, April 1

Tags: Highways

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Surprise Nebraska Truck Inspections Sideline 26 Trucks, 4 Drivers

The OmahaChannel.com reported that Nebraska State Patrol and the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office conducted surprise truck inspections Wednesday. Sarpy County is just south of Omaha

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Man In Car Blocks Truck, Gets Rammed, Keeps Drunk Driver Off Interstate

According to the Associated Press, Michael Scanlon saw a tractor-trailer hit the overhead canopy at a gas station last Wednesday in Castle Creek, N.Y., north of Binghamton

Tags: Highways

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

PennDOT White Lines Could Circle the World 5 Times – And Other Amazing Facts

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has done what large agencies do from time to time when they are awed by their own statistics. They’ve issued a press release

Tags: Highways

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Still More I-95 Trouble, This Time in Delaware

The Delaware Department of Transportation has announced a southbound closure of I-95 from Churchman's Road Bridge to the Route 7 & Route 1 interchange

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April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Amtrak Reform Legislation Introduced

The Bush Administration has introduced legislation to reform Amtrak, according to the U.S. Deparment of Transportation (DOT) web site.

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Yellow Roadway, USF Deal Clears Antitrust Hurdle; Schedule Special Shareholder Meetings

Yellow Roadway Corp., Overland Park, Kan., and USF Corp., Chicago, Ill., announced they have received notice of the termination of the waiting perio

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Heartland Reports 1st Quarter Increases

Heartland Express Inc. (Nasdaq:HTLD), Coralville, Iowa has announced financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2005

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Convoy for St. Jude Scheduled for May 28

A "Convoy for St. Jude" will be held May 28, starting at the Petro in Knoxville, Tenn. on I40 and ending at the Petro in West Memphis, Ark

Tags: Events

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

ARC Advisory Group to Release 3PL Benchmarking Study

Providers ARC Advisory Group, Dedham, Mass., announced that a study to be published later this month will detail a logistics service provider maturity model to help 3PLs (3rd Party Logistics Providers) benchmark themselve

April 13, 2005 - Industry News

Chris Wolfe Retires; Waltman Named President of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions

Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, Calif., announced today that Joan Waltman has been appointed president of the company’s Wireless Business Solutions, the division that provides mobile communications, tracking and business software for truck fleets

April 13, 2005 - Industry News

Mixed Greetings for Flying J in Texas

KSAT in San Antonio, Texas, reported that dozens of residents crowded into Cibolo City Hall on Tuesday night to protest the construction of a proposed Flying J Truck Stop on a 16-acre tract of land at Interstate 3

April 13, 2005 - Industry News

Sarbanes-Oxley Audit Costs Soar; Yellow Roadway Spends Almost $10 million

Bloomberg.com reported yesterday that compliance with the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act has proven costly. In the story, Bloomberg cited Yellow Roadway Corp., which says it spent almost $10 million last year to meet the new rules

April 13, 2005 - Industry News

Peterbilt Names Arscott Top Dealer

John Arscott, dealer principal of Peterbilt of Richmond, Va., was named the 2004 Peterbilt dealer of the year recently at the company’s annual dealer meeting

April 13, 2005 - Industry News

Paschall Truck Lines Honors Drivers

Paschall Truck Lines (PTL) has named Stan Salimi driver of the month and Mark Womble owner operator of the month for January

April 13, 2005 - Industry News

Bond Issue Benefits Education for Long Haul Drivers

The Colorado Education and Cultural Facilities Authority (CECFA), a multistate issuer of tax-exempt bonds for educational and cultural activities, will issue up to $200 million in bonds to establish online education and training for long-haul truck drivers

April 13, 2005 - Industry News

CRST Says Contractors Average $1.76 Per Loaded Mile

Larry Tachovsky has driven 5 years for CRST Malone.

CRST Malone of Birmingham, Ala. offers owner operators support on the job, according to a recent news release

April 13, 2005 - Industry News

New Girders Cause Interstate 81 Detour in Pa.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Interstate 78 westbound in Lebanon County will be closed in the area of the Interstate 81 interchange during the early morning from Tuesday, April 1

Tags: Highways

April 13, 2005 - Industry News

Wireless Phones Do Not Cause Cancer, Danes Say

A wireless association newsletter reports that a study by Kraeftens Bekaempelse, the Danish cancer society, found using a wireless phone does not increase the risk of brain cancer

April 13, 2005 - Industry News

Fleetguard Gets Volvo/Mack Award

Fleetguard Inc., a filtration, exhaust, coolant and chemical specialist for diesel and gas powered equipment, has received a Partner Plus Award for 2004 from Volvo/Mack

April 13, 2005 - Industry News

Chris Wolfe Retires; Waltman Named President of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions

Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, Calif., announced today that Joan Waltman has been appointed president of the company’s Wireless Business Solutions, the division that provides mobile communications, tracking and business software for truck fleets

April 13, 2005 - Industry News

International Giving Away "Big Bore Power" Hats to Drivers

A commemorative International Big Bore Power hat is available to Class 8 drivers, owners and maintainers for a limited time at www.internationalbigbore.com.

Tags: Events

April 12, 2005 - Industry News

Regarding That Traffic Alert and Truckinginfo.com's Headline of the Year Contest...

Trucking's good friend Mike Russell, vice president for public affairs & press secretary for the American Trucking Associations -- and a whiz with words -- was kind enough to pass on the preceding weekend traffic aler

Tags: Highways

April 12, 2005 - Industry News

Major Weekend Traffic Alert for I-95 Near D.C.

The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project has issued a major traffic alert for I-95/I-495, the Capital Beltway Outer Loop, for the coming weekend

Tags: Highways

April 12, 2005 - Industry News

Hellman Selects Trans-Soft Solutions

Trans-Soft Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a software provider for freight forwarding and logistics, announced that Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has implemented both its TS2000 Plus and TS2000Net software product

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