Fleet insider

| January 03, 2006

ATA Taps U.S. Xpress Executive
Tennessee trucking executive Patrick Quinn is the new chairman of the American Trucking Associations.

Quinn, of Chattanooga, Tenn., is one of the two co-chairmen and founders of U.S. Xpress. The firm operates 5,434 over-the-road and drayage tractors out of its Chattanooga headquarters and 63 terminals and global distribution centers.

Quinn has a long record of advocacy for the trucking industry, including service as the chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association and as an attorney who worked on Interstate Commerce Commission filings related to trucking.

He has also served on ATA’s executive, management, highway policy and communications and image policy committees. He serves on the ATA Litigation Center’s Board of Directors.

The announcement was made Oct. 20 at ATA’s annual management conference and exhibition, held this year in Boston.

Landstar Scholarhips
The Landstar Scholarship Fund has awarded five college scholarships worth a total of $17,500 to children of Landstar agents, employees and other affiliates for the 2005-2006 academic year. The awarded scholars were Kendria Cartledge, K. Matthew Kochan, Dustin Brown, Desiree Hammons and Darvy Mann.

Best 200 Small Companies
Several fleets made Forbe’s list of 200 best small companies.

Knight Transportation placed 82. It’s the company’s 11th inclusion in the annual list; it appeared in the same position in 2004.

The list includes companies with annual revenue between $5 million and $750 million, net profit margins greater than 5 percent and share prices above $5 as of Sept. 29, 2005.

The companies were ranked based on return on equity, sales and EPS growth.

Heartland Express placed 159. It’s the company’s fourth showing on the annual list. Heartland Express placed 95th in 2004.

Marten Transport placed 179. It’s the company’s first inclusion in the annual list.

CFI Drivers of the Month
CFI has announced the monthly driver award recipients for August 2005.

Company Driver of the Month was Richard Norman, who started driving for CFI in 1994.

Company Team of the Month was Mark and Peggy Dahlberg of Neosho, Mo. They began driving for CFI in 2002.

Contractor Driver of the Month was Ronald Crewe, who began his career with CFI in 1999.

Contractor Team of the Month was Robert and Cecilia Wallraven of Clarksville, Tenn. They began driving for CFI in 1998.

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