May 19, 2003 - Industry News
April housing starts fell 6.8% to a 1.63 million annual rate, but the decline is not seen as a trend suggesting weakness
Millions of dollars worth of real estate goes on the auction block this Wednesday as Consolidated Freightways continues to sell off its assets
May 16, 2003 - Industry News
The Freedom’s Flame Memorial, a 16-ton steel tribute from the World Trade Center towers, along with a damaged NYFD firetruck that visited 18 states last summer, are on the road again – this time on a "California Journey.
The Loss Prevention Conference (LPC) held its 2003 spring meeting earlier this month in Orlando, Fla., focusing on "Tackling Freight Loss and Damage Head On.
Factory output fell 0.6% in April after declining 0.1% in each of the two previous months, according to the Federal Reserve Board
May 14, 2003 - Industry News
April retail sales held their big gain in March, so the spring quarter has begun with sales 1% above the winter quarter average, according to Jim Haughey, senior economist for Newport Communications.
May 13, 2003 - Industry News
Ryder System Inc., a global leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, has announced the opening of a state-of-the-art service facility in Milwaukee, Wis.
Sponsorships remain available for companies to promote themselves through one of the most popular events in the trucking industry, the National Truck Driving Championships.
May 12, 2003 - Industry News
Faced with emergency or rush shipments, customers can take advantage of a new rapid and guaranteed service from G.I. Trucking Co., headquartered in Brea, Calif
May 8, 2003 - Industry News
Ryder System Inc., a global leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, has presented Driver of the Year awards to three of its professionals.
Next year's North American Truck Show will be held April 29 through May 1 in Baltimore, show officials announced Thursday
GlaxoSmithKline, a leading research-based pharmaceutical and health care company, has recognized Arkansas-based Willis Shaw Express for excellence in transportation services.
May 7, 2003 - Industry News
KLLM Transport Services Inc., headquartered in Richland, Miss., is making its first $10,000 longevity bonus payout for drivers who worked for the temperature-controlled carrier for five years and drove at least 110,000 miles per year.
Alabama-based Boyd Bros. Transportation Inc. reported higher revenue for the first quarter ended March 31, 2003.
The amount of economic damage from the SARS virus cannot yet be fully measured because World Health Organization reports suggest that there are likely some contagious people not yet quarantined in several regions in China.
May 6, 2003 - Industry News
Jevic Transportation has announced a new driver identification system that allows instant verification of its professional drivers.
May 5, 2003 - Industry News
USFreightways Corp.'s shareholders have approved a change in the name of the company to USF Corp. in a decision made at the annual meeting held in Chicago last week.
Ryder System Inc. has selected Affiliated Computer Services Inc. (ACS), a provider of business process and information technology outsourcing solutions, to support the Ryder Customer Response Center
As part of the largest real estate sale in transportation history -- 220 total properties with an appraised value more than $400 million -- Consolidated Freightways announced it is selling a number of properties
May 2, 2003 - Industry News
Frozen Food Express Industries Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, has reported improved results for its first quarter, ended March 31, 2003, when compared to those of last year's first quarter.
May 1, 2003 - Industry News
Manufacturing activity declined marginally in April after a big drop in February, with the ISM index of manufacturing activity falling to 45.4 from 46.2 based on a survey of industrial buyers
The Technology & Maintenance Council, along with Transport Topics, is holding a daylong Diesel Engine Emissions Summit June 10 in conjunction with TMC's 2003 Summer Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.
April 30, 2003 - Industry News
Swift Transportation Co. Inc. said its revenues for the first quarter of 2003 increased 15.9% to $551.3 million, compared with $475.8 million for the corresponding quarter of 2002.
The consumer confidence index from the monthly Conference Board survey increased to 81.0 in April from 61.4 in March.
April 29, 2003 - Industry News
ABF Freight System Inc., an LTL carrier serving points throughout North America, has chosen four customer service centers to receive its President's Quality Award
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