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December 17, 2004 - Industry News

Knight Rides Onto the Big Board

Knight Transportation Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., announced Friday that its common stock has been accepted for listing on the New York Stock Exchange

December 17, 2004 - Industry News

Volvo Reports Strong Sales Through November

According to a Volvo press release, total deliveries of trucks from the Volvo Group’s three truck companies increased 24% through November this year, compared with the year-earlier period

December 17, 2004 - Industry News

Deutsche Bank Securities Analyst Adds Trucking Names to Coverage

Deutsche Bank Securities in New York announced last week that analyst Jordan Alliger has initiated coverage of nine companies in the trucking sector

December 17, 2004 - Industry News

Wi-Fi Competition Heats Up With SiriCOMM Debut

SiriCOMM Inc., Joplin, Mo. has jumped into the truckstop Wi-Fi market recently shaken up by the suspension of service at many of Truckstop.net’s Wi-Fi hot spots

December 17, 2004 - Industry News

G.I. Trucking Expands Pacific Northwest Overnight Service

LTL carrier G.I. Trucking Co., La Mirada, Calif., announced customers in Washington and Oregon can take advantage of faster service with more than 4,300 new overnight lanes between key Pacific Northwest cities

December 17, 2004 - Industry News

Intermec’s MEMS-Based EXCELerate Scans in a Flash

Intermec Technologies Corp., Everett, Wash., introduced a new bar code laser scanning technology last week

December 17, 2004 - Industry News

Joplin Petro Opens New Petro:Lube

Joplin Petro Stopping Center opened a new Petro:Lube last week at I-44 and Hwy 43, Exit 4 in Joplin, Mo

December 16, 2004 - Industry News

Caterpillar Cautions Industry on SCR Adoption

Caterpillar Power Systems issued an unusual public statement Thursday urging the industry to keep an open mind on emissions technology to meet 2010 standards

December 16, 2004 - Industry News

HDDA Bows Out of CFS Conference

The Heavy Duty Distribution Assn. (HDDA) announced it will not participate in the 2005 Council of Fleet Specialists (CFS) Executive Conference in April

December 16, 2004 - Industry News

C.W. Carter/Westpack Heavy Duty Name Best Vendors of 2004

C. W. Carter/Westpac Heavy Duty announced its annual PAC awards at the company’s year-end Presidents Dinner

December 16, 2004 - Industry News

Coastal Transport Announces Driver Wage Increase

Coastal Transport Inc., announced a pay increase that raises the average driver wage by 7% for all experience levels

December 16, 2004 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Outsources Tire Management to Bandag

Bandag Inc., Muscatine, Iowa, has signed a six-year agreement with U.S. Xpress, the fifth largest publicly-owned truckload carrier in the U.S

December 16, 2004 - Industry News

Dedicated Management Goes it Alone

Dedicated Transport Inc. has announced a management-led buyout of the company from Distribution Technologies Inc. Dedicated Transport LLC will now operate as an independent compan

December 15, 2004 - Industry News

Waste Industries Signs On To FleetPortal

The American Trucking Assns. has announced that Waste Industries USA Inc. will use ATA’s TMC FleetPortal service to manage technical maintenance information for its large fleet of specialized waste disposal and recycling services equipment

December 15, 2004 - Industry News

J.B.Hunt Raises Dividend, Authorizes Stock Repurchase

J. B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced that its board of directors raised the company's quarterly dividend from 3 cents to 12 cents per outstanding shar

December 15, 2004 - Industry News

Fog & Morning Pile-Ups Close I-5 For Three Hours

The Sacramento Bee reported a series of four chain reaction accidents including tractor trailers Wednesday closed busy I-5 near Sacramento, Calif. for about three hours

Tags: Highways

December 15, 2004 - Industry News

Maddocks Software Helps Manage Cross Border Loads

Transportation and logistics software provider Maddocks Systems Inc., announced enhancements to its TruckMate for Windows enterprise package to help carriers manage new Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) requirements

December 15, 2004 - Industry News

TransAm Trucking Selects MobileMax from GeoLogic Solutions

GeoLogic Solutions, Owings Mills, Md., announced that Kansas City-based TransAm Trucking will equip its fleet of nearly 1,000 trucks with the GeoLogic’s MobileMax Multi-Mode communications system

December 15, 2004 - Industry News

EPA Tours Bridgestone Firestone Truck Tire Plant

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC hosted two specialists from the Environmental Protection Agency during a recent tour of the company’s truck tire plant in Warren County, Tenn

December 15, 2004 - Industry News

EPA Finds Diesel Pollution on the Decline

An Environmental Protection Agency report released Tuesday shows concentrations of fine-particle pollution have declined in most of the country in the last five year

December 15, 2004 - Industry News

Sprint and Nextel Tie the Knot

CNN reported today the anticipated merger of Sprint and Nextel has been officially announced. The resulting company will be called Sprint Nextel

December 14, 2004 - Industry News

Feds Try New Type Style for U.S. Highway Signs

According to Penn State, it took perceptual psychologists, traffic engineers, type designers, graphic designers, vision experts and optics engineers ten years to develop Clearview on the left.  Old-style type on the right.

According to a press release from Penn State University, the Federal Highway Administration has approved the interim use of a new typeface, called Clearview, for signs on all public streets, highways and byways

Tags: Highways

December 14, 2004 - Industry News

EIA Driver of Year Gets New Heil Front Loader

Keith Bohac, (center) is flanked by Michael Jobe, president of Heil Environmental; Kevin Walbridge, Republic regional vice president; Jim Rogers, Heil vice president of North American sales; and Todd Anderson, Heil national account director for Republic.

When Keith Bohac was named the Environmental Industry Assn.’s (EIA) 2004 Driver of the Year, his employer, Republic Waste Services, offered to reward him with a brand new front loader

December 14, 2004 - Industry News

Synergy Dispatch Now Available to LTL Carriers Over the Internet

On its web site, Synergistic Systems claims Synergy Dispatch can cost as little as $60 per month per truck with rapid ROI. For more infromation, visit www.syn-sys.com.

Synergistic Systems announced that it will offer its Synergy Dispatch for LTL fleets in an application service provider, or ASP, edition

December 14, 2004 - Industry News

Kansas Opens Trucking Center Today

The Wichita Journal reports that the Kansas Corporation Commission, which oversees trucking in the state, will open a new facility today in Topeka

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