April 1, 2003 - Industry News
The March manufacturing index from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) dropped to 46.2 in March from 50.5 in February over concerns about the impact of the war in Iraq.
March 31, 2003 - Industry News
Ryder System Inc. said it will equip 5,500 Dedicated Contract Carriage trucks and tractors with PrePass, giving its drivers the opportunity to bypass weigh stations
Now that the dust has settled on the fairgrounds in Louisville, Ky., Exhibit Management Associates Inc. has proclaimed the 2003 Mid-America Trucking Show a resounding success
March 28, 2003 - Industry News
Con-Way Southern Express (CSE), a regional less-than-truckload business-to-business freight carrier is expanding its freight handling capacity in the southwest Atlanta metropolitan area
Personal income rose 0.3% in February, on track with the trend over the past year, but nervous consumers kept consumption spending unchanged while the volume of consumer purchases, after inflation, fell 0.4% due to soaring energy prices.
Five musical performers from the trucking industry were the big winners in the "Stars of the Road" talent search, which had its debut at the Mid-America Truck Show in Louisville last month
March 27, 2003 - Industry News
February manufacturing shipments fell 1.6% and orders dropped 1.2% in a new Commerce Department report released Thursday
March 26, 2003 - Industry News
Tom Gardner, co-founder of the Motley Fool, heads a slate of speakers at the American Truck Dealers (ATD) 40th annual convention and exposition April 12-14 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
Greg L. Hoover of Atlas has been promoted to the position of senior vice president, sales development for the Atlas Relocation Services Group.
For a second consecutive year, Frito-Lay North America has awarded all four of the Con-Way Transportation Services Inc. regional less-than-truckload freight carriers their "LTL Carrier of the Year" award.
Deutsche Post, owner of the DHL package-shipping service, has agreed to purchase Airborne Inc.'s ground operations and other assets for $1.05 billion in order to gain a U.S. truck delivery network and compete with FedEx and UPS.
March 25, 2003 - Industry News
The March consumer confidence index slipped marginally lower to 62.5, according to The Conference Board's monthly survey, released on Tuesday.
March 24, 2003 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks North America is giving professional drivers the chance to win four Volvo VN780s, plus Indian motorcycles, computers and thousands of other prizes through its "Get In & Win" sweepstakes.
The Midnight Trucking Radio Network has announced its 9th annual "Boot Giveaway," sponsored by the Coronado by Freightliner, Caterpillar Inc., On-Highway Truck Engine Department and Cat Footwear.
March 20, 2003 - Industry News
Heartland Express Inc., an irregular route truckload carrier of general
commodities, has purchased or plans to purchase regional operating terminals in or near Columbus, Ohio; Carlisle, Pa.; Chester Va.; and Memphis, Tenn.
The Index of Leading Economic Indicators dropped 0.4% in February after rising modestly for four months.
March 19, 2003 - Industry News
Schneider Logistics Inc. has opened an office in Denver to service its brokerage customers throughout the Rocky Mountain states, including Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, New Mexico and the Dakotas.
FedEx Corp., Memphis, Tenn., reported profits were up 23% for the third quarter. The company also reported earnings of $147 million, or 49 cents per shar
March 18, 2003 - Industry News
Miss Kentucky 2002 -- Mary Catherine Correll -- will sign autographs from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, in the Kenworth Truck Co. booth (No. 3410)
February housing starts fell to 1.62 million from 1.82 in January, mostly due to unseasonably bad building weather in much of the country.
March 17, 2003 - Industry News
The spotlight might be on shiny new trucks at this week's 2003 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., but one lucky truck driver will be riding a shiny new Harley-Davidson motorcycle at the show, courtesy of Kenworth Truck Co.
March 14, 2003 - Industry News
The Producer Price Index increased 1.0% in February on top of a huge 1.6% rise in January. Meanwhile, factory production dropped 0.1% for the month.
March 13, 2003 - Industry News
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is making speed limit changes on interstates in the Memphis area.
February retail sales fell 1.7%, confirming that bad weather and war fears have ended the brief December/January 1.9% surge in consumer spending.
March 12, 2003 - Industry News
Work has been completed on a new 23,000-square-foot service center for Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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