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October 18, 2004 - Industry News

Cat Backs Component Choice, Readies for 2007

Caterpillar is committed to providing customers with component options and keeping component choice a viable solution, according to Jim Parker, vice president, Caterpillar Power Systems Marketing Division

October 18, 2004 - Industry News

Duke Nishiyama to Run Bridgestone Americas

Bridgestone Americas Holding Inc. announced that Yuji Tomiyasu, vice chairman and president of BSAH and Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC, has returned to Japan due to ill health

October 18, 2004 - Industry News

Covenant Revenue, Profits Up

Covenant Transport Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., announced financial and operating results for the quarter and nine month period ended Sept. 30, 2004

October 18, 2004 - Industry News

FleetCor Acquires Mannatec

FleetCor Technologies Inc. announced that it has acquired Mannatec Inc

October 18, 2004 - Industry News

Fenced In By Cloudberry

Air-Trak Inc., San Diego, Calif., announced the availability of geofencing on its Cloudberry mobile resource management system

October 18, 2004 - Industry News

6 Locations Added to Sterling Dealer Network

Sterling Truck Corp. added six new locations to its dealer network

October 18, 2004 - Industry News

Western Star Adds Dealerships

Western Star Trucks announced the addition of 11 new locations to its dealer network

October 18, 2004 - Industry News

FCC Enables New Communications Option

The Federal Communications Commission has opened licensing for the 5.9 GHz frequency band, paving the way for private sector deployment of dedicated short-range communications systems along U.S. roads and highways

October 17, 2004 - Industry News

KonaWare Unites Wireless With Satellite On Generic Hardware

KonaWare, Redwood City, Calif., has introduced a mobilecom solution that combines low-cost wireless and the coverage of satellite in off-the-shelf hardware that costs less than $700 per truck

October 17, 2004 - Industry News

GPS, Walkie-Talkie, Speakerphone, Dispatch Software, Driver Directions? Meet Super-Phone.

The Motorola i58sr phone can be found for less than $100  -- with service commitment.

Discount tech is getting more impressive all the time. Take the latest from ALK Technologies, Nextel Communications and Motorola. They've put directions, dispatch and then some into a Nextel wireless phone

October 15, 2004 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Smash Records -- Again

U.S. light crude fell back to $54.93 a barrel Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after setting a new record of $55 during the regular session, according to CNBC

October 15, 2004 - Industry News

Caustic De-Icing Chemicals Plague Trucking

Magnesium chloride spreader in Idaho.

Magnesium chloride, a chemical used as a winter road de-icer, corrodes truck bodies, suspensions, electrical wiring and brakes. Yet its use on U.S. highways continues to grow

Tags: Highways

October 15, 2004 - Industry News

TNT Logistics Fights Hunger Worldwide

TNT Logistics North America, Jacksonville, Fla. announced it raised more than $216,000 in the U.S., Canada and Mexico in the first nine months of 2004 for the United Nation¹s World Food Programm

October 15, 2004 - Industry News

Truckload Business Gauges on the Executive Dashboard

McLeod's Business Intellegence screen shot.

McLeod Software Corp., Birmingham, Ala., introduced a suite of new functionalities to its LoadMaster enterprise software

October 15, 2004 - Industry News

J. B. Hunt Reports Record Revenues and Earnings

J. B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced record third quarter net earnings of $47.9 million, or diluted earnings per share of 57 cents, compared with 2003 third quarter earnings of $32.7 million, or 40 cents per diluted share

October 15, 2004 - Industry News

400 Attend McLeod User Group

McLeod Software, Birmingham, Ala., announced that more than 400 trucking industry professionals participated in McLeod Software’s 14th Annual Users’ Conference Sept. 22-25 in Birmingham

October 15, 2004 - Industry News

NPTC: "Meet Me In St. Louis"

The National Private Truck Council has scheduled its annual Fleet Management Institute for Jan. 15-19, 2005, at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Mo

October 15, 2004 - Industry News

Playing Power Tennis With Shippers

The Truckload Carriers Assn. is hosting an audio conference beginning at noon Eastern time on Thursday Oct. 28. The conference is called Contract Rights--The Ball's in the Carriers Court.

October 15, 2004 - Industry News

Qualcomm Raises Bet on Vegas

Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, Calif. announced the expansion of its current Network Operations Center in Las Vegas, Nev

October 15, 2004 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Secures $200 Million in New Financing

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., announced it has closed two separate $100 million credit facilities that are expected to reduce the Company's borrowing costs and significantly expand the Company's liquidity

October 15, 2004 - Industry News

Werner Reports Record Results

Werner Enterprises Inc., Omaha, Neb., reported record revenues and earnings for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2004

October 14, 2004 - Industry News

Landstar Reports 30% Increase in Revenue

Landstar System Inc. reported a 30% increase in revenue to a record $527 million in the 2004 third quarter, up from $407 million in the 2003 third quarter

October 14, 2004 - Industry News

Study Says Bigger Trucks Save Fuel

The American Trucking Associations announced Thursday that the American Transportation Research Institute and engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. have completed a study of energy and emission impacts of operating commercial vehicles at weights equal to or greater than existing federal limits

October 14, 2004 - Industry News

AirIQ Gets Fresh Financing

Mobilecom and tracking provider AirIQ Inc., announced that it has $12 million in new financing through a syndicate led by GMP Securities Ltd. and also included Paradigm Capital Inc

October 13, 2004 - Industry News

Ohio to Test Grade Crossing Safety Gizmo

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $497,050 grant to the Ohio Rail Development Commission to test a safety device that blocks all lanes of traffic at a high-risk highway-rail grade crossing

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