December 23, 2002 - Industry News
Featuring educational and networking opportunities as well as the latest advances in commercial truck and transportation equipment technology, The Work Truck Show 2003 is gearing up for its three-day run at Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center
A privately held Lincoln-based company will combine two of its trucking businesses,
Ryder System Inc. has announced it forecasts 2003 earnings to be in the range of $1.95 to $2 per diluted share. This represents an increase of about 12% over the company's current guidance for 2002
San Antonio, Texas, is considering banning trucks from the fast lane of major highways during peak travel times
December 19, 2002 - Industry News
Marten Transport Ltd. said it expects to report net income in a range of 5 to 10 cents per diluted share for its fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, 2002
Eric Harley and Joe Kelley, hosts of The Midnight Trucking Radio Network, will welcome Country Music Grammy Winner and Female Vocalist of the Year (1994) Pam Tillis at this year's Mid-America Jamboree in Louisville, Ky
December 18, 2002 - Industry News
FedEx Corp. has reported earnings of $0.81 per diluted share for the second quarter ended Nov. 30, compared to $0.81 per diluted share a year ago
December 17, 2002 - Industry News
Industrial production and housing starts improved in November, while consumer prices managed a slight increase
December 16, 2002 - Industry News
Central Transport has received initial approval of its application to join U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) through the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program.
The busiest day of the year for UPS and FedEx Corp. is this Thursday, Dec. 19, according to representatives from the two express carrier giants
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
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