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April 30, 2004 - Industry News

Bridgestone/Firestone Announces Price Increases

Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire (BFNT) and Bridgestone/Firestone Canada Inc. have jointly announced "across the board" price increases of up to 5%

April 30, 2004 - Industry News

Western Star Opens 8 New Truck Dealer Locations

Western Star Trucks has expanded its dealer network with eight new locations. The latest additions to the Western Star dealer network include

April 29, 2004 - Industry News

Frozen Food Express Has Best 1Q in 58 Years

Frozen Food Express Industries Inc., Dallas, Texas, has reported the highest net income for any first quarter in its 58 years in business

April 29, 2004 - Industry News

Jevic Receives C-TPAT Security Approval

Jevic Transportation Inc., a subsidiary of SCS Transportation, has been certified by U.S. Customs and Border Protection as a partner in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and FAST programs

April 28, 2004 - Industry News

Blue Bird Selects PPG as Single-Source Supplier

Blue Bird Corp., a leading manufacturer of school buses, commercial buses and recreational vehicles, has chosen PPG Industrie

April 28, 2004 - Industry News

ATA: Trucking Still Dominates Freight Movement

The trucking industry hauled more than 9 billion tons of freight in 2003, or 68.9% of all freight tonnage transported in the U.S., according to data collected by the American Trucking Assns. (ATA)

April 28, 2004 - Industry News

DOT Report Shows Slight Hike in Truck-Involved Deaths

A preliminary report on 2003 highway deaths issued Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that truck-involved fatalities may drop below 5,00

April 28, 2004 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Up 1% in March

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) said its advanced seasonally adjusted Truck Tonnage Index rose 1% to a record high 156.5 (1993=100) in March

April 28, 2004 - Industry News

P.A.M. Transportation Revenues Up 10.7%

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc., Tontitown, Ark., reported net income of $2,030,817 for the quarter ended March 31, 2004 compared to net income of $2,817,568 for the same quarter last year

April 28, 2004 - Industry News

Top Truck Builders Inked for ITS in Anaheim

Freightliner Trucks, International, Kenworth, Mack Trucks, Peterbilt Motors Co., Volvo Trucks North America Inc., and Ford have signed up for the 2004 International Trucking Show (ITS) in Anaheim, Calif., Sept. 23-25

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April 28, 2004 - Industry News

CTA Seeks Relief from Nation’s Highest Diesel Prices

The California Trucking Assn. delivered a letter to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Wednesday, seeking to allow federally approved diesel fuel into the state until prices meet the national diesel fuel average

April 27, 2004 - Industry News

Heartland Replacing Entire Tractor Fleet

Heartland Express Inc., Coralville, Iowa, said Tuesday it is replacing its entire tractor fleet with the International 9400i model

April 27, 2004 - Industry News

XATA Sales Up, Losses Narrow

XATA Corp., Minneapolis, Minn., reported net sales of $4.7 million in its second quarter of fiscal 200

April 27, 2004 - Industry News

Income Up 112% for Patriot Transportation

Patriot Transportation Holding Inc., a Jacksonville, Fla., real estate and transportation company, reported net income of $6,975,000 for the second quarter of fiscal year 2004

April 27, 2004 - Industry News

Prime’s 2 Million-mile Drivers Get Leather Jacket

More than 30 Prime Inc. drivers and contractors were recently awarded leather jackets and charter memberships into Prime’s Millionaire Program for two million safe miles

April 27, 2004 - Industry News

FedEx Renames Kinko’s

FedEx Corp. is pasting its name onto the Kinko's computing and copy business it recently acquired to reflect its new ownership

April 27, 2004 - Industry News

Oshkosh Truck’s Net Income Up Nearly 60%

Oshkosh Truck Corp., the Wisconsin-based manufacturer of specialty trucks and truck bodies, said second quarter net income increased 59.2% to $22.5 million

April 27, 2004 - Industry News

Aurora Opening Aftermarket Parts Distribution Center

Aurora Trailer Holdings LLC has announced plans to locate a new parts distribution center for its subsidiary, Aurora Parts & Accessories LLC, in the Lebanon Business Park located in Lebanon, Ind

April 27, 2004 - Industry News

$60 Million Contract for Heavy Truck Armor Kits

Armor Holdings Inc. has received a contract award from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command to supply additional crew protection kits for the U.S. Army heavy truck fleet

April 26, 2004 - Industry News

New Driver Programs Initiated at Melton

Melton Truck Lines, an air-ride flatbed carrier serving the United States, Canada and Mexico, has announced several improved programs for company drivers, owner-operators and lease purchase drivers

April 26, 2004 - Industry News

Yellow Roadway Corp. Delivers Big First Quarter

Yellow Roadway Corp. reported first quarter 2004 earnings per share of $.38, a 40.7% increase from pro forma EPS of $.27 and double the reported EPS of $.19, both from the first quarter of 2003

April 26, 2004 - Industry News

TransCore Launches Online Carrier Marketing Tool

TransCore, Hummelstown, Pa., has announced the TransCore Registry, a service to help motor carriers market their services to brokers, shippers and third-party logistics providers

April 26, 2004 - Industry News

Ryder’s Earnings Up 67% for Quarter

Ryder System Inc., the Miami-based transportation firm, announced earnings of $35 million for the first quarter of 2004, up 67% compared with $20.9 million in the year-earlier period

April 23, 2004 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Recognizes 1st Quarter Safe Drivers

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., the Lowell, Ark.-based truckload carrier, announced its first quarter 2004 one million-mile and two million-mile safe drivers

April 23, 2004 - Industry News

Great Dane Breaks Ground on Dallas Facility

Great Dane Trailers has broken ground on a new branch facility in Dallas, Texas, that will offer area customers state-of-the-art service and double the capacity of the old branch location

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