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  • Anne Ferro of FMCSA resigns
    ARLINGTON, Va. – Announced late last week, Anne Ferro, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) administrator resigned her post. The American Trucking Associations president and CEO, Bill Graves said: “In her time with FMCSA, Administrator Ferro was a passionate…
  • Navistar launches used truck reconditioning program
    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar today introduced a new reconditioning program for used trucks, which includes a thorough inspection and two-year warranty. The company says its new Diamond Renewed program offers the best used truck value in the industry. Trucks bought…
  • Manitoba golf tournament raises big bucks for sick children
    WINNIPEG, Man. – At the eighth annual Manitoba Truckers Going The Distance golf tournament, the province’s trucking community raised more than $30,000 for the Children’s Wish Foundation. The event was hosted by Beaver Truck Centre and as put on to…
  • Crossing the finish line early: The trucking industry walks 25,000 miles in just 23 days
    TORONTO, Ont. – It only took 23 and a half days, but they did it. Over 300 participants from more than 30 teams across the US and Canada walked around the world in the month of July and they did…
  • TransForce to take over Contrans in mega-merger (Updated with Analysts’ Reactions)
    MONTREAL, Que. — Canada’s largest trucking firm, TransForce, has made a friendly, board-approved takeover bid for Contrans, another of Canada’s largest, publicly traded trucking firms. The proposed deal was for $14.60 per share, totaling an equity purchase price of about $495 million.…
  • Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons named keynote speaker at Truxpo
    ABBOTSFORD, BC – This year’s Truxpo show will be graced with the presence of an authentic Canadian celebrity. Announced today, Michael “Pinball” Clemons, a former all-star running back, Grey Cup winning coach and president, CEO and vice-chair of the Toronto…
  • Trailcon Leasing looking to grow
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — An executive hire made by Trailcon Leasing in April is paying dividends, the company announced. Transportation industry specialist Paul Merryweather was named Trailcon’s vice-president, service and operations in the spring. “Paul arrived at just the right time,”…
  • Shippers should expect higher trucking rates: FTR
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Shippers should expect to pay more for freight transportation services through the remainder of the year, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index. FTR reported its SCI for May remained basically unchanged, with a reading of…
  • Tips on managing retreaded tires
    Shredded truck tires, or ‘road gators’ spotted along the highway are usually the result of poor maintenance and carelessness, not retreading, according to a major Latin American retreader and several tire organizations, including the US-based Tire Retread and Repair Information…
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    Use reputable retreaders to ensure performance and reliability are not compromised.
  • Schneider expanding bulk intermodal service with additional capacity, service into Canada
    GREEN BAY, Wis. — Schneider has announced the expansion of its bulk intermodal segment, including new reaches into Canada and Mexico. The company says its bulk intermodal trailer service has seen load volumes increase 75% in the first six months…
  • Schneider Bulk Intermodal
    Schneider says it is expanding its bulk intermodal business.
  • Trailer orders strong through first half of 2014
    COLUMBUS, Ind. — North American trailer orders were up 45% through the first half of 2014 compared to last year. Orders dropped 1% in June to 22,000 units, but were still 42% ahead of last June. Year-to-date orders are 156,000…
  • Fontaine Fifth Wheel Group introduces new company, Fontaine Coupling Solutions
    TRUSSVILLE, Ala. – The Fontaine Fifth Wheel Group has announced today that it is expanding and introducing a new company – Fontaine Coupling Solutions. The new company will be focusing on the terminal tractor market and will be led by…
  • No job too large
    Penske's Lloyd De Merchant has been named Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year
  • Yokohama Tire moves its western region distribution centre
    FULLERTON, Cali. – Yokohama Tire Corporation announced today that it will be moving its western distribution centre currently located in Fullerton, California to Chino, California, about 22 miles away. The new location is located at 16388 Fern Avenue and was…
  • Date set for NATMI/KRTS driver trainer course
    CALEDONIA, Ont. – KRTS has announced the date of the next North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI) certified driver trainer course program. The course will be held this September 10 and 11 at the KRTS facility in Caledonia, Ont. The…
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  • Arnold Bros Transport

Condolences To Todd Cochrane…

My condolences go out to Todd Cochrane and his family. According to a post on Todd’s Geek News Central website, his father died in an automobile accident in Michigan on the morning of Monday August 28, 2006. What an awful thing to have happen and to have to live through.

iFuture of Computing…

Everyone has disparaged Microsoft for Windows being clunky and unstable over the years, how hard it used to be to install device drivers, etc. Microsoft has been fighting the device driver problem for many years. The Linux folks are running into exactly the same problems. Microsoft has finally gotten things pretty stable and fairly simple [...]

Virtual Aquarium…

I just posted a “Virtual Aquarium” video of the eye candy program I purchased at www.stardock.com in action. The music in the video is by Ocee Fisher & The Hipp Doggs.

Apple, Trucker Tom Is Here To Help You…

Apple makes great products, no need of convincing me of that. They seem to finally be increasing their worldwide market share, but they’ve got a long ways to go before that share can become significant. I’m here to help them increase their market share. First of all, they’ve got to get rid of the ads [...]

Bullies and Cowards…

Bullies (a.k.a. Palestinians, Hezbollah) often see kindness and restraint as weakness. The response to terrorist aggression has to be very harsh and absolutely ruthless. The idea that bold response will just somehow “make more terrorists” is absurd. What emboldens terrorists (a.k.a. bullies) is a tepid, “we all just want to get along” type of response. [...]

Mac Mini…

I purchased a year-old Mac Mini from my friend Victor Cajiao and it arrived Thursday afternoon. I’ve got to admit I’m impressed with the Mac Mini and with the Garageband application in particular. Pretty neat stuff!

I’m heading back to work this morning. I’ve got to go over to Memphis, Tennessee to pick up a [...]