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January 4, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Blasts FMCSA’s Supporting Documents Proposal

The American Trucking Associations took stern exception to the proposed rule on hours-of-service-related “supporting documents

January 4, 2005 - Industry News

Forbes Magazine Names J.B. Hunt to Platinum 400 List

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has been named to Forbes magazine's Platinum List of America's Best Big Companies for the fourth consecutive year

January 4, 2005 - Industry News

Automatic Driver Logs on Cell Phones? It Could Happen.

Xora briefly describes Xora DOT Logs on its web site at www.xora.com/dotlogs/index.html.

We have dispatch programs, scanners and video games built into cell phones. Why not automated driver logs

January 4, 2005 - Industry News

Colorado Targets Left-Lane Lingerers

The Colorado Daily reported this week that the Colorado State Patrol has begun ticketing drivers who drive in the left lane when they’re not passing

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January 4, 2005 - Industry News

Decker Truck Line Adds Drivers to Million-Mile Team

Decker Truck Line, Fort Dodge, Iowa, announced is recently added 27 drivers and owner-operators to its Million-Mile Team

January 4, 2005 - Industry News

Old Dominion to Purchase Wichita Southeast Kansas Transit

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., one of the largest LTL carriers in the U.S., announced an agreement Tuesday to purchase substantially all the assets of Wichita Southeast Kansas Transi

January 3, 2005 - Industry News

Continental Donates $500,000 for Tsunami Victims

Continental AG, Hanover,Germany, announced Monday it is contributing $ 500,000 for tsunami victims in Asia

January 3, 2005 - Industry News

Pilot Adds Two Kentucky Locations on I-65

Pilot Travel Centers LLC, Knoxville, Tenn., has acquired two central-Kentucky travel centers from Davis Brothers Oil Inc

January 3, 2005 - Industry News

Hill Brothers Boosts Driver Wages

Hill Brothers Transportation Inc., Omaha, Neb., increased driver pay for both company drivers and owner-operators as Jan.1

January 2, 2005 - Industry News

Velocity Express Trades on NASDAQ Subject to Conditions

Velocity Express Corp. last week said it had received a letter from the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Staff, saying its common stock will continue to be listed on the Nasdaq SmallCap Marke

January 2, 2005 - Industry News

Truck Tolls Rise With the New Year -- With One Exception

January 1 brought toll changes, mostly upward. Tolls on roads run by the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority jumped by as much as 300

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December 30, 2004 - Industry News

Map24 Ups the Standard for Online Maps

If you're an online map fan, you will get a kick out of Map24 at www.map24.com, where you'll find a truly interactive experience

December 29, 2004 - Industry News

ATA Says Truck Tonnage Up Smartly In November After So-So October

The American Trucking Associations reported this week that its advanced seasonally adjusted Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.6 percent to 160.0 (1993=100) in November

December 29, 2004 - Industry News

OOIDA Urges Driver Privacy Protection, Charges Foreign Drivers Not Held to U.S. Security Standard

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association on Wednesday issued a press release urging the U.S. government to protect the privacy rights of hazmat drivers who are undergoing background checks ordered by the Transportation Security Administration

December 28, 2004 - Industry News

Deadline for 2005 Pennsy Fuel Tax Decals Tomorrow

In a press release, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue reminded truckers that this Friday, Dec. 31, is the deadline to apply for 2005 Motor Carriers Road Tax/IFTA decals

December 27, 2004 - Industry News

Accuride to Acquire Transportation Technologies Industries

Accuride Corp., a manufacturer of wheels for heavy/medium trucks and trailers, Monday announced announced it has agreed to acquire Transportation Technologies Industries Inc

December 27, 2004 - Industry News

Crack-Down Due On Too-Tall Trucks at Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel on I-64 in Virginia

The Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel in a VDOT photo, circa 1990.

The Daily Press of Hampton Roads, Va., reported that large numbers of big trucks, an average of 21 a day, must be turned away from the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel on I-64 in Virginia

Tags: Highways

December 24, 2004 - Industry News

Ruan Acquires Arbor Freight Service

Ruan Transportation has signed a deal to acquire Arbor Freight Service of Eau Claire, Wis

December 23, 2004 - Industry News

ATA Asks TSA to Switch From Fingerprint to Name-Based Background Checks for Hazardous Material Endorsement Approval

The American Trucking Associations last week filed comments critical of hazardous materials endorsement rules proposed by the Transportation Safety Administration, which was established by the U.S. Patriot Act

December 23, 2004 - Industry News

Joint NPTC/Keller Webinar Attracts Record Turnout

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC)and J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. recently presented a fleet driver management Webinar drawing a record 367 registrant

December 23, 2004 - Industry News

Opies Rewards Drivers, Mechanic, Administrative Assitant for Performance and Loyalty

Opies Transport, , Eldon, Mo., has recognized a number of employees. Each year during Christmas week Opies recognizes one outstanding driver from among 125

December 23, 2004 - Industry News

McLeod Software Toy Truck Drive a Success

McLeod Software, Birmingham, Ala., completed its first “McLeod Software Toy Truck Drive,” collecting several thousand dollars worth of toy trucks for needy children this Christmas

December 23, 2004 - Industry News

Turnpike Strike Deja Vu; This Time, Ohio

View of the Ohio Turnpike from the turnpike commissions's web site at www.ohioturnpike.org.

The contract between the Ohio Turnpike and Teamsters local 436 set to expire at year’s end has been extended to Jan. 17

Tags: Highways

December 23, 2004 - Industry News

Amex Accepts Allied Holdings Compliance Plan; Trading Still Halted

Allied Holdings Inc. announced last week that the American Stock Exchange has accepted the company's plan to comply with the Amex Company Guide regarding Allied's failure to timely file a quarterly repor

December 22, 2004 - Industry News

Trucks Return to U.S. 119 In Eastern Kentucky

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet this week lifted a four-year ban on most truck traffic on U.S. 119 over Pine Mountain between Cumberland and Whitesburg in the eastern part of the state

Tags: Highways

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