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October 11, 2002 - Industry News

Retail Sales Down, Wholesale Prices Steady

Retail Sales Trend

Retail sales in the United States fell in September, with new auto sales responsible for much of the drop. Prices at the wholesale level held steady

Tags: Economy

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Plans Offering of Common Stock

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., Thomasville, N.C., has announced its plans for a public offering of 3,045,000 shares of its common stock

Tags: Fleets

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Jobless Claims Drop; Import Prices Climb

The number of U.S. workers filing for unemployment benefits declined by 40,000 last week, while prices of goods imported into the United States showed the biggest increase in five months

Tags: Economy

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

CF Terminal In Ohio One Of 42 That Could Reopen 'Immediately'

Consolidated Freightways' closed trucking terminal in Richfield, Ohio could reopen, with about half of its 500 workers back on the job, if a Texas-based investor group is successful in buying the company out of bankruptcy

Tags: Fleets

October 9, 2002 - Industry News

Investors Want To Buy Consolidated Freightways By Nov. 1

A group of investors is proposing to buy Consolidated Freightways Corp. and return the company's trucks to the nation's highways by Nov. 1

Tags: Fleets

October 8, 2002 - Industry News

High Court To Decide On Michigan Truck Fees

The Supreme Court will decide by next summer whether Michigan has overcharged truckers who pass through the state. Yellow Freight System, the largest subsidiary of Kansas-based Yellow Corp.,

Tags: Fleets

October 7, 2002 - Industry News

Morgan Group Plans To File For Bankruptcy Protection

Morgan Group Holding Co. announced that The Morgan Group Inc. has issued a press release reporting that its board of directors passed a resolution for the company and two of its operating subsidiaries to file for bankruptcy protection within days

Tags: Fleets

October 4, 2002 - Industry News

TCA Announces 6th Annual Truck Driver Photo Contest

The Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA), along with S-Line Inc. and RPM Magazine have announced the kick-off of the 6th annual truck driver photo contest

Tags: Events

October 4, 2002 - Industry News

Employment Figures Mildly Positive For Trucking Industry

The headlines reported employment fell by 43,000 jobs in September from August. But beneath the headlines, the report is mildly positive for truck freight, truck sales and continued economic recovery, according to Jim Haughey, Newport Communication's senior economist. And that's even with September's employment falling by 17,000 jobs, or 1%, in the trucking and warehousing industries.

Tags: Economy

October 3, 2002 - Industry News

Stonier's Third Quarter Revenues Double 2001

Stonier Transportation Group, a leading freight forwarder and transportation management provider, announced continued strong sales results for the third quarter of 2002.

Tags: Fleets

October 3, 2002 - Industry News

Early Bird Discount Ends Today for ATA Conference

Today is the last day to take advantage of Early Bird registration discounts for the American Trucking Assns. (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition, scheduled for Oct. 27-30 in Orlando, Fla

Tags: Events

October 3, 2002 - Industry News

Orders, Shipments For Manufactured Goods Show Decrease in August

New orders for manufactured goods declined slightly in August to $326.6 billion, according to the Department of Commerce, Census Bureau

Tags: Economy

October 3, 2002 - Industry News

Fleet Capital Provides $55 Million To Celadon

Fleet Capital Corp., one of the nation's largest asset-based lenders, announced Thursday that it provided a $55 million asset-based credit facility to the Celadon Group Inc.

Tags: Fleets

October 2, 2002 - Industry News

SCS Transportation Begins Trading On NASDAQ

SCS Transportation Inc., a Kansas City, Mo. transportation company, has announced that public trading of the company's common stock began this week on the NASDAQ National Market,

Tags: Fleets

October 1, 2002 - Industry News

Factory Activity Slips In September

Manufacturing activity in September slipped below the break-even point after small increases in July and August, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

Tags: Economy

October 1, 2002 - Industry News

Old Dominion Cites Earnings Increase

Earl E. Congdon, chairman and chief executive officer of Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., Thomasville, N.C., reports a significant increase in its guidance for earnings per diluted share for the third quarter of 2002

Tags: Fleets

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Economy Grows By 1.3% In 2nd Quarter

Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 1.3% in the second quarter of 2002,

Tags: Economy

September 26, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth Laying Off 450 Temps

Kenworth Truck Co. has announced it will lay off 450 temporary workers at its Chillicothe, Ohio plant who were hired to help with a short-term increase in production.

Tags: Economy

September 26, 2002 - Industry News

Three Economic Reports Spark Optimism

A triad of favorable economic reports on Thursday showed a drop in jobless claims, record sales for new homes and a less-than-expected drop in orders for durable goods

Tags: Economy

September 25, 2002 - Industry News

Peterbilt And Heil Extend Discount Program

In an effort to help vocational customers offset increased costs for engines certified to meet the new October 2002 EPA emissions standards, Peterbilt Motors Co. and Heil Environmental Industries Ltd. are offering discounts on select trucks

Tags: Fleets

September 25, 2002 - Industry News

Online Sweepstakes Winner Will Experience Miami 400

One lucky winner will hear the last roar of the stock car season, courtesy of Rand McNally.

Tags: Events

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

Roadway's 3rd Quarter Revenues Up 14.2%

Roadway Corp., Akron, Ohio, has reported that revenues for its third quarter, which ended Sept. 7, were $721,309,000, up 14.2% when compared to revenues of $631,657,000 for the third quarter of 2001.

Tags: Fleets

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

Survey: Fleets Want To Spec New Truck Components

A recent survey of more than 40 fleets conducted by CK Marketing and Communications shows fleets in North America have a strong desire to specify their new vehicles with component brands of their choice

Tags: Economy

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Sales Team Joins CaseStack

CaseStack Inc., a Los Angeles-based business process outsourcing company, has announced the appointment of Gary Murphy as vice president of Logistics Solutions.

Tags: Fleets

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

American LaFrance Closing Plants in Wisconsin

Emergency vehicle maker American LaFrance, which recently reopened the former Western Star Trucks assembly plant in South Carolina, is mothballing two Wisconsin manufacturing sites

Tags: Fleets

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