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August 29, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Dropped 0.6% in July

American Trucking Assns.' advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.6% in July, marking its second consecutive monthly contraction after falling 0.2% in June.

August 25, 2005 - Industry News

Eight Fleets Select Iteris LDW Technology

Iteris Inc., a firm that has developed vision-based technology that enhances driver safety, said its Lane Departure Warning (LDW) technology will be installed on new trucks purchased by eight more commercial truck fleets across the country.

August 25, 2005 - Industry News

Keller Introduces New Log Checker Software

J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. has introduced an enhanced version of Log Checker, the software that helps transportation professionals automate the task of auditing drivers' logs for compliance with the FMCSA hours of service regulations,

August 25, 2005 - Industry News

Volvo Introduces VT 800 Daycab with Powerful Engine

Volvo Trucks North America Inc. has introduced a new heavy transport daycab – the Volvo VT 800.

August 25, 2005 - Industry News

Sirius Radio Introduces Traffic Data Service for 22 Metro Areas

Beginning in November, Sirius Satellite Radio will broadcast traffic data nationwide for 22 major U.S. metropolitan areas

August 24, 2005 - Industry News

CFI Honors June Drivers of the Month

CFI, an international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., has announced the company’s monthly driver award recipients for June 2005

August 24, 2005 - Industry News

PHH Arval, FleetRisk Advisors Test Fleet Risk Factors

PHH Arval, a subsidiary of PHH Corp., has announced a partnership with FleetRisk Advisors, a provider of risk management and loss control services for the fleet transportation industry.

August 24, 2005 - Industry News

Trailiner Upgrades to MobileMax by GeoLogic Solutions

GeoLogic Solutions, a provider of multi-mode mobile communications and tracking systems, said Trailiner Corp. of Springfield, Mo., will be equipping its fleet of 300 tractors with GeoLogic’s MobileMax Multi-Mode solution

August 24, 2005 - Industry News

Mack Rawhide Adding Daycab, 70-inch Midrise Versions

Mack Trucks Inc. has announced it is adding daycab and 70-inch midrise versions of its new Rawhide edition, which the company introduced earlier this year in a 60-Inch Mid-Rise configuration.

August 23, 2005 - Industry News

Mineta Announces $80 Million To Repair Roads In 18 States

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta Tuesday approved $80 million in emergency relief funds for 18 states and U.S. territories to repair roads and bridges damaged by recent flooding, storms or other catastrophic events.

Tags: Highways

August 23, 2005 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Hurting Trucking Firms – and Now Schools

According to current news reports, numerous school districts across the U.S. are cutting classroom funds to cover the soaring cost of diesel fuel for their buses.

August 23, 2005 - Industry News

Freightliner Introduces ReadySpecGo Program

Freightliner Trucks has announced a new ordering and delivery program for Business Class M2 106 trucks.

August 23, 2005 - Industry News

Eaton VORAD Sponsors ATA Safety Awards Dinner

Eaton Corp., the makers of VORAD Collision Warning Systems, will sponsor the awards dinner at the annual conference of the American Trucking Assns.’ Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council, Oct. 7, in Miami.

August 22, 2005 - Industry News

Five FedEx Drivers Earn Honors at the National Truck Driving Championships

Five drivers representing FedEx Corp. operating companies placed among the top finishers at the 2005 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) in Tampa Aug. 16-20.

August 22, 2005 - Industry News

A Pair of Con-Way Drivers Win Champion Titles at National Driving Championship

Two Con-Way Transportation Services driver sales representatives – one a former national and grand champion and the other a rookie competitor – captured first place honors at the National Truck Driving Championship

August 22, 2005 - Industry News

Coastal Transport Names Million-Mile Drivers

Coastal Transport recently recognized four outstanding drivers from its Selma, N.C., terminal

August 22, 2005 - Industry News

Marten Transport Adds Intermodal Services

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Marten Transport, Mondovi, Wis., has announced the addition of intermodal services to its ever-growing corporate transportation family.

August 22, 2005 - Industry News

Million Milers Recognized at Dart Transit Picnic

Earlier this month, Dart Transit Co. honored its contractors who have safely driven a million miles during a Contractor Appreciation Days picnic.

August 22, 2005 - Industry News

Exhibit Space Sales Begin for 2006 MATS

The 35th Annual Mid-America Trucking Show is now open for exhibit space reservations to all 2005 Exhibitors.

Tags: Events

August 22, 2005 - Industry News

Crete to Pay Drivers Practical Route Miles

Crete Carrier Corp., one of the largest trucking companies in the country, will start paying its drivers Practical Route miles, according to Tonn Ostergard, company president and chief executive officer.

August 22, 2005 - Industry News

CRST International Salutes Its Drivers

Two CRST International companies – CRST Van Expedited and CRST Malone – are honoring their drivers with cookouts and prizes at terminals across the country during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Aug. 21-27.

August 22, 2005 - Industry News

Saia Awarded for Wireless Technology Innovation

Georgia-based LTL carrier Saia, a wholly owned subsidiary of SCS Transportation Inc., has been named a winner for "Business Evolution Through Mobilizing Field Workers" in the Mobile & Wireless World's "Best Practices in Mobile & Wireless" Award Program.

August 22, 2005 - Industry News

Green Mountain Power Trucks to Run on Green Fuel

The next time you pass a Green Mountain Power line truck on the highway, you may notice a slight smell of French fries.

August 19, 2005 - Industry News

Money-saving Idle Reduction Fair in Sacramento

An Idle Reduction Technology Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 at the 49er Travel Plaza in Sacramento, Calif

August 19, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Reacts to FMCSA's Hours of Service Rule

In a statement issued shortly after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released its new Hours of Service ruling on Friday, ATA President and CEO Bill Graves was generally supportive of the rule

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