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January 31, 2005 - Industry News

Paint-On Power For Mobile Devices?

National Geographic reported in January that scientists have invented a plastic solar cell that can turn the sun's power into electrical energy, even on a cloudy day

January 31, 2005 - Industry News

TSA Begins Background Checks on Hazmat Drivers

The Transportation Security Administration began the second phase of the Hazmat Threat Assessment Program Monday with the fingerprinting of commercial truck drivers applying for hazardous materials endorsement

January 31, 2005 - Industry News

Landstar Promotes LaRose to Executive Vice President, CFO and Secretary

Landstar System Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., has promoted Landstar vice president, chief financial officer and secretary Bob LaRose to executive vice president, CFO and secretar

January 31, 2005 - Industry News

Navistar Will Provide Employees an Education in Ethics

Navistar International Corp. and LRN, the provider of online legal, compliance and ethics education, announced a multiyear agreemen

January 31, 2005 - Industry News

IANA’s Intermodal Operations & Maintenance Seminar Set for May 10-11

The Intermodal Assn. of North America announced that its 2005 Intermodal Operations & Maintenance Seminar will be held May 10-11 at the Oak Brook Hills Resort in Oak Brook, Ill

January 31, 2005 - Industry News

AHI Establishes a Million Mile Club

Annett Holdings Inc., Des Moines, Iowa, known as AHI, has honored company drivers and owner-operators from each of its divisions with 1 million miles or more of safe drivin

January 31, 2005 - Industry News

AAA Cooper Selects ORTEC’s SHORTREC

AAA Cooper Transportation recently purchased SHORTREC DistriPlanner to help fleet managers construct improved, cost effective schedules in less time

January 31, 2005 - Industry News

Qualcomm’s T2 Untethered TrailerTRACS Goes Dual Mode

Aeris.net announced Monday that Qualcomm is building Aeris’ MicroBurst short data packet messaging service into its T2 Untethered TrailerTRAC

January 30, 2005 - Industry News

HazMat News Part 2: Chemical Leak Shuts Down I-80 in Central Pennsylvania, No Injuries Reported

CentreDaily.com, State College, Pa., reported that a 25 mile stretch of I-80 reopened Friday after emergency workers contained a hazardous-gas leak from a tanker truck

Tags: Highways

January 30, 2005 - Industry News

Rail Hazmat Woes Could Impact Trucking

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention based in Atlanta says in a new report that railroad shipments of hazardous chemicals should be routed away from densely populated areas whenever possible to avoid accident

Tags: Highways

January 30, 2005 - Industry News

KonaWare Moves to Add RFID to Low-Cost LTL, Private Fleet Solutions

KonaWare is back in the trucking tech news

January 28, 2005 - Industry News

CFS Announces Leon Settles Memorial Scholarship Fund

The board of directors of the Council of Fleet Specialists has announced the establishment of a scholarship fund to honor industry veteran Leon Settle

January 28, 2005 - Industry News

TMC Names Starrett Driver of Quarter

Starrett

TMC Transportation of Des Moines, Iowa, has honored Dana Starrett with the Driver of the Quarter Award for the fourth quarter of 2004

January 28, 2005 - Industry News

Schneider Names Van Alstine Senior Vice President of Sales

Schneider National Inc. announced Friday that Dan Van Alstine has been named senior vice president of sales effective immediately

January 28, 2005 - Industry News

XATA Releases First Quarter Results

XATA Corp. reported net sales of $4.5 million in its first quarter of fiscal 2005, which ended Dec. 31, 2004, compared to $3.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2004

January 28, 2005 - Industry News

Sawyer Brown Headlines Kenworth’s Mid-America Trucker Concert

Sawyer Brown in their don't-mess-with-us pose.

Kenworth Truck Co. announced that its 17th annual Trucker Appreciation Concert, Friday, April 1, at the 2005 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., will be headlined by the country group Sawyer Brown

Tags: Events

January 28, 2005 - Industry News

ITW Acquires Permatex and Wynn Oil

Wynn Oil products

ITW Performance Polymers, Danvers, Mass., announced that it recently acquired Permatex Inc. and the Wynn Oil Co

January 27, 2005 - Industry News

Eliminor Teams With Mobileye For Driver Monitoring, Possible Insurance Benefits

Eluminor of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, announced it is incorporating Mobileye Vision Technologies' advanced driver assistance systems to complement its Vehicle and Driving Monitoring Syste

January 27, 2005 - Industry News

Computer Viruses Spreading to Vehicle Systems?

Web technology news provider CNET.com reported last week that a Russian security company was asked how to disinfect the onboard computers of several Lexus models

January 27, 2005 - Industry News

Barr-Nunn To Pay Owner-Operator Fuel Taxes

Barr-Nunn Transportation, Granger, Iowa, announced that effective March 1, 2005, it will pay monthly fuel taxes for all Barr-Nunn Contractors

January 27, 2005 - Industry News

Overnite Reports

LTL Carrier Overnite Corp., Richmond, Va., reported Thursday that it had earned $63.3 million, or $2.27 a share, on sales of $1.65 billio

January 27, 2005 - Industry News

Golly Gee, What a Surprise

NBC Channel 5 in Chicago reported yesterday that big trucks have been avoiding Chicago area tollways since tolls doubled for trucks on New Year’s Day

Tags: Highways

January 27, 2005 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Reports

Transportation holding company Arkansas Best Corp., Ft. Smith, Ark., reported Thursday that its fourth-quarter profit rose 66% on increased revenue from LTL carrier ABF Freight System

January 27, 2005 - Industry News

SHIPA Size and Weight Bill Re-Introduced in Congress

The American Trucking Associations reports on its Web site that the "Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act" was re-introduced in Congress

Tags: Highways

January 27, 2005 - Industry News

Yellow Roadway Reports

Yellow Roadway Corp., Overland Park, Kan., announced yesterday that Roadway Express and Yellow Transportation had seen the highest revenue and operating income eve

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