December 13, 2002 - Industry News
Producer prices in November posted a decline following an unexpected hike the month before, registering their biggest drop since Ma
December 12, 2002 - Industry News
U.S. retail sales posted their best showing in three months during November, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Commerce Department
The Acklie Cos., one of the trucking industry's largest privately owned groups of trucking companies, has announced organizational changes effective Jan. 1, 2003
December 11, 2002 - Industry News
About 25 million small packages a day are expected to be shipped and delivered over the next two weeks during the holiday period, and a new J.D. Power and Associates study ranks FedEx highest in customer satisfaction for such deliveries
Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. reported that on Dec. 9, it repurchased 111,300 shares of its common stock for $2,485,334 or $22.33 per share in a negotiated block purchase
Transit Group Inc. says it has emerged from bankruptcy proceedings following the approval of the company's plan of reorganization by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.
December 10, 2002 - Industry News
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Ryder System Inc.'s BBB+ senior debt and F2 commercial paper ratings. The Rating Outlook is stable.
December 9, 2002 - Industry News
FFE Transportation Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Frozen Food Express Industries Inc. has announced the appointment of W. C. "Bill" Bailey as vice president of national accounts.
December 6, 2002 - Industry News
ABF Freight System Inc., Fort Smith, Ark. has been named by Selling Power magazine as one of the top three companies to sell for in the service sector of the United States economy
An auction held Friday for trailers and office equipment at bankrupt Consolidated Freightways Corp. was to be followed by about 70 similar sales across the country involving the assets of the nation's third-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) motor carrier
Volvo Trucks North America Inc. announced late last week that Yellow Transportation Inc. has ordered 154 Volvo VNM daycab tractors, for delivery in the first quarter of 2003
December 5, 2002 - Industry News
Veltex Corp. has completed the purchase of 20 Freightliner trucks and has taken delivery on the first seven with the remainder slated for delivery during the next two weeks.
A Connecticut panel is considering studying a special electronic toll system, similar to the EZ Pass technology in other states, to help reduce traffic congestion on several state highways
Celadon Group Inc. said the action taken by President Bush to lift the moratorium that enables Mexican trucks to move cargo between Mexico and the U.S. should have a favorable impact on the company's future earnings.
December 4, 2002 - Industry News
New figures show the number of new orders and shipments in the manufacturing sector posted solid month-to-month gains, but they are still running behind last year's levels
Con-Way Transportation Services Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich., has completed, signed and submitted the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) application with the United States Customs Service.
December 3, 2002 - Industry News
Covenant Transport Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., has increased its insurance coverage since last month's filing of the company's Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the period ending Sept. 30, 2002
December 2, 2002 - Industry News
Manufacturing purchasing managers reported production rose sharply in November after two months of no change but they are still nervous about the outlook for further gains
A proposal to increase fares by at least $1 for vehicles crossing the Mackinac Bridge is drawing protests from communities that depend on the only land link between Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas
Little work has been done in the five years since Congress authorized Interstate 69, the so-called NAFTA Superhighway, a new interstate that would span the United States, linking Canada to Mexico
November 26, 2002 - Industry News
FFE Transportation Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc., (FFXI) has entered into a joint venture with International Transport Logistics Inc. (ITL) to provide temperature-controlled and non-temperature-controlled trailer service into and out of Puerto Rico
Veltex Corp. of Diamond Bar, Calif., expects to acquire 20 additional Volvo trucks by the end of November and an another 40 trucks by the end of December to add to the 46 trucks already in its fleet
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has reached an agreement with Freightliner LLC for a truck sale and trade package for 2003 that will see the transportation company purchase about 2,100 trucks from Freightliner in a one-for-one trade-in of older vehicles
The U.S. economy performed better than previously thought during the third quarter of the year, while consumer confidence bounced back in November
November 25, 2002 - Industry News
Con-Way Logistics Inc., an operating unit of Con-Way Transportation Services Inc. has announced a global partnership agreement with DFDS Transport Inc.
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