October 4, 2002 - Industry News
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.
October 3, 2002 - Industry News
Stonier Transportation Group, a leading freight forwarder and transportation management provider, announced continued strong sales results for the third quarter of 2002.
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New orders for manufactured goods declined slightly in August to $326.6 billion, according to the Department of Commerce, Census Bureau
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.
October 2, 2002 - Industry News
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,
October 1, 2002 - Industry News
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).
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
September 27, 2002 - Industry News
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,
September 26, 2002 - Industry News
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.
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
September 25, 2002 - Industry News
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
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September 24, 2002 - Industry News
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.
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
CaseStack Inc., a Los Angeles-based business process outsourcing company, has announced the appointment of Gary Murphy as vice president of Logistics Solutions.
Emergency vehicle maker American LaFrance, which recently reopened the former Western Star Trucks assembly plant in South Carolina, is mothballing two Wisconsin manufacturing sites
The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index, which has fallen in the past three months, declined again in September
September 23, 2002 - Industry News
Maddocks Systems Inc., developer of TruckMate for Windows (TM4Win) trucking software, said more than 350 fleet representatives attended its annual TruckMate Users Conference
The Conference Board announced Monday that the U.S. leading index declined 0.2% in August, falling for a third consecutive month and declining more than analysts expected
September 20, 2002 - Industry News
Freight rail intermodal transportation, which moves consumer goods and other products in a truck trailer or container on a rail car, posted an 8% growth over the past three months,
DaimlerChrysler AG announced Friday it would pay $1.14 billion in cash for interest in the truck units of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co.,
September 19, 2002 - Industry News
Housing starts dropped for a third month in August, according to a Census Bureau report, falling 2.4% to an annual rate of 1.609 million.
September 18, 2002 - Industry News
Exports of U.S. goods rose for a fourth consecutive month in July -- up $0.9 billion -- while imports fell by a similar amount, according to a Census Bureau report
September 17, 2002 - Industry News
One year after 9/11, the trucking industry is still struggling to find relief from the increased cost of insurance and tight financial markets
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