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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

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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

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

December 14, 2004 - Industry News

Canadian CRASH Says Trucker Fatalities Spike In the Early Morning

The Canadian Press reported this week that a safety group has called for tighter hours of service regulations, citing crash statistics from Transport Canada from 2000 to the end of 20002

December 14, 2004 - Industry News

CVSA Offers Cargo Securement Webinar

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced it will offer safety training to the commercial vehicle industry through Internet teleconferencing technology, often called webinars

December 14, 2004 - Industry News

Schneider National Boosts Driver Pay By $4,000

The nation’s largest truckload carrier on Tuesday announced a new pay package that will compensate drivers “more appropriately” for their time and raise pay for drivers and owner-operators by an average of $4,000 a year

December 14, 2004 - Industry News

Controlling Work Truck Costs: Five Rules of Component Purchasing

The Work Truck Show 2005 and 41st Annual National Truck Equipment Assn. Convention will be held March 1-4, 2005 in Indianapolis, Ind. For more information, visit

The National Truck Equipment Assn. has released a paper on keeping costs under control by properly specifying components on new work trucks

December 13, 2004 - Industry News

ATA Criticizes Model Broker/Shipper Contract

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) is unhappy about a model broker/shipper contract developed by the National Industrial Transportation League and the Transportation Intermediaries Assn

December 13, 2004 - Industry News

Trucking Has Major Stake in Possible Nextel/Sprint Deal

The widely rumored merger of Nextel and Sprint could have a large impact on trucking. The two wireless companies will reportedly announce a deal this week

December 13, 2004 - Industry News

USF Holland Opens New Terminals in Minnesota and Alabama

USF Holland Inc., an operating company of USF Corp., has announced the opening of two new terminals. The terminals will serve the Southern Minnesota and Decatur, Ala. areas

December 13, 2004 - Industry News

Concord and Saia Team Up for Added Coverage

Concord Transportation Inc., Toronto, Ont., Canada, recently announced a strategic partnership agreement with American LTL provider, Saia Inc.

December 13, 2004 - Industry News

Petro and Generous Drivers Raise Big Bucks for St. Jude

Petro COO, Jim Cardwell and West Memphis, Ark. restaurant manager Rafael Morales present check to young St. Jude patients.

Petro Stopping Centers presented $86,250 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through the 13th annual Halloween Promotion held this October

December 13, 2004 - Industry News

CFI Raises $17,500-plus for Children and Elderly at Christmas

Truckload carrier CFI, Joplin, Mo., recently raised more than $17,500 through an in-house raffle to purchase Christmas gifts for local children and elderly

December 12, 2004 - Industry News

McLeod Software Staffs Up

Trucking enterprise software provider McLeod Software announced the company will add 40 additional software professionals to its staff within the next six months

December 12, 2004 - Industry News

Alabama Calls a Truck Safety Huddle reported Saturday that Alabama Department of Transportation Director Joe McInnes will meet with representatives of the Federal Highway Administration, state troopers, the Alabama Department of Revenue and the Alabama Trucking Associatio

December 12, 2004 - Industry News

Landstar Announces Two-For-One Stock Split

Truckload carrier Landstar System Inc. announced that its board of directors has declared a two-for- one stock split to be effected in the form of a 100% stock dividend

December 12, 2004 - Industry News

TRIB to Conduct Retreading Workshop for Travel Plaza and Truckstop Owners

Harvey Brodsky, Managing Director of the Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB)will conduct a workshop on retreading at the annual convention of the National Association of Truck Stop Operators

December 10, 2004 - Industry News

Werner Gets an Exemption? Maybe We Need One Too!

Some tech companies tell that in the last two weeks, a number of fleet customers have called to ask if the automated driver log systems they have been using are illegal

December 10, 2004 - Industry News

Golden State Regulators Lower The Boom on Truck Emissions

The California Air Resources Board has moved to force owners of nearly 58,000 heavy-duty trucks built between 1993 and 1999 to upgrade onboard software to reduce smog-forming emissions

December 10, 2004 - Industry News

Heartland Declares Dividend

The board of directors of Heartland Express Inc., Coralville, Iowa, last week declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 2 cents per shar

December 10, 2004 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Sets Stock Sale

PriceTruckload carrier U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. Friday announced the public offering of four million shares of its Class A common stock priced at $25.25 per share

December 10, 2004 - Industry News

Major LTL to Install Customized MobileMax MultiMode System

GeoLogic Solutions announced last week that LTL carrier Southeastern Freight Lines has selected GeoLogic to deliver its next-generation wireless communications solution

December 10, 2004 - Industry News

Glacier Offers Sunlight-Readable PC Screen

Glacier GX 1000 A mounted in a truck cab.

Glacier Computer has introduced its new sunlight-readable LCD enhancement, which makes Glacier’s GX 1000 computer easy to read in any environment

December 10, 2004 - Industry News

The Latest Email Hoax: Telemarketers Get Your Cellphone Number

The Washington Post reported last week that an e-mail chain circulating claims all wireless phone numbers will soon be made public to telemarketing firms


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