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November 14, 2002 - Industry News

Producer Prices, Industrial Production & Retail Sales Numbers Mixed

Prices at the wholesale level increased sharply in October, while industrial production fell and the retail sales picture improved

Tags: Economy

November 14, 2002 - Industry News

SAE Truck, Bus Exhibition Opens Monday In Detroit

The SAE 2002 International Truck & Bus Meeting & Exhibition, hosted by Ford Motor Co, opens Monday at Cobo Center in Detroit

Tags: Events

November 14, 2002 - Industry News

Smart Tires: Is The Future Now?

The "Smart Tire" has long held out the promise of reduced expenditures for tire management -- the third biggest cost for a fleet owner. Tires with built-in chips have been the tire of the future since it became possible to

November 14, 2002 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike Extends E-ZPass To Trucks

Drivers of heavy trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles will be able to use the Pennsylvania Turnpike's automated E-ZPass toll payment system starting next month

Tags: Highways

November 14, 2002 - Industry News

Hyundai, DaimlerChrysler Break Ground For New Engine Plant

Hyundai Motor Co.'s and DaimlerChrysler AG's joint venture to build commercial vehicle engines took another major step forward last week as the two partners broke ground for the construction of their new engine plan

November 14, 2002 - Industry News

Consolidated Auctions Successful; Texas Buyers Still Hopeful

Bankrupt trucking giant Consolidated Freightways has begun auctioning its network of closed terminals, raising questions about whether a group of investors will be able to revive the company and save thousands of jobs

November 13, 2002 - Industry News

Freightliner Brings System On Line To Improve Parts Availability

Freightliner LLC is deploying a new supply chain management tool to help dealers provide even greater parts availability for customers

November 13, 2002 - Industry News

Trucking Store Now On Internet

Trucking Store, which carries all types of products for the owner/operator, driving and trucking enthusiast, now has a web site on the Internet

November 13, 2002 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Plans To Acquire 3 Peterbilt Dealerships

Rush Enterprises Inc. plans to discontinue operating D&D superstores and its Michigan John Deere construction equipment dealerships, and has signed a letter of intent to acquire Orange County Truck and Trailer Inc., a Peterbilt dealer in central Florida

November 13, 2002 - Industry News

Reynolds, Karmak Partnering In Heavy Truck Enterprise

The Reynolds and Reynolds Co. announced it has entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Karmak Inc., through which Reynolds will provide Karmak with integrated solutions for Web services,

November 13, 2002 - Industry News

Bekins Named Midwest Turnaround Company Of The Year

The Bekins Co., one of the nation's premier transportation and distribution services companies, has been named Turnaround Company of The Yea

November 13, 2002 - Industry News

U.S., Truck Industry Expand "21st Century Truck Partnership" Program

The U.S. government and the trucking industry are expanding their initiative to roll out safer and more fuel-efficient heavy-duty trucks and buses

November 13, 2002 - Industry News

Federal-Mogul Plans Future Of Champion Glow Plugs

Federal-Mogul has announced plans to keep and aggressively develop its Champion glow plug business in Europe

November 13, 2002 - Industry News

Roadway, Reimer Express Sign Accord With Customs Agencies

Roadway Express Inc. of Akron, Ohio, and its Canadian subsidiary, Reimer Express Lines Ltd. of Winnipeg, Canada have signed the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism

November 13, 2002 - Industry News

Smithway Reports 3rd Quarter Results, Improvements in Operations

Smithway Motor Xpress Corp., Ft. Dodge, Iowa, announced its financial and operating results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2002. For the quarter, operating revenue was $43.3 million compared with $48.6 million during the 2001 quarter

November 13, 2002 - Industry News

Loan Insurer Charges Fraud In Truck-School Loans

Wall Street sells asset-backed bonds that are supported by payments on everything from credit-card balances to boat loans. But it may have met its match in truck-driving-school student loans

November 12, 2002 - Industry News

American Capital Invests In Heavy Duty Truck Parts Supplier

American Capital Strategies Ltd. said it has invested $5 million in Phillips & Temro Holdings LLC, a leading manufacturer of cold weather starting and comfort products for the heavy duty truck OEM market and aftermarket

November 12, 2002 - Industry News

3rd Quarter Revenues Up For Petro Stopping Centers

Petro Stopping Centers L.P., one of the leading operators of full-service travel plazas in the U.S., has announced its operating results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2002

November 12, 2002 - Industry News

Donaldson Engine Filter System Earns California OK For Retrofits

Donaldson Co. has announced it has received Level 1 Verification from the California Environmental Protection Agency's Air Resources Board (ARB) for its Diesel Oxidation Catalyst muffler and Spiracle crankcase ventilation filter

November 12, 2002 - Industry News

Global Online Trade Show On Anti-Terrorism Scheduled March 10-13

Terror & Technology Online, the first-ever virtual worldwide trade show and conference on anti-terrorism, security and defense technologies, takes place March 10-13, 2003

Tags: Events

November 12, 2002 - Industry News

Ontario Trucking Assn. Convention Under Way

The Ontario Trucking Assn.'s 76th annual convention gets under way today and runs through Friday at the Regal Constellation Hotel in Toronto.

November 12, 2002 - Industry News

Feds Push Plans To Boost Fuel Efficiency In Heavy Trucks

The U.S. government, Detroit automakers and truck manufacturers are expanding a partnership to jump-start a new generation of more fuel-efficient heavy trucks and buses

November 11, 2002 - Industry News

Final Mack Truck Rolls Off Winnsboro Assembly Line

The last truck cab rolled off the assembly line last Friday at the Mack Trucks plant outside Winnsboro, and by this Friday, almost all the remaining 670 union and nonunion assembly workers will lose their jobs

November 11, 2002 - Industry News

Congestion, Long Lines At West Coast Ports Diminish

The turnaround time for container ships at West Coast ports has returned to normal after a month of congestion and delays

November 11, 2002 - Industry News

Con-Way Transportation Will Impose $8 Homeland Security Surcharge

Con-Way Transportation Services Inc., a subsidiary of CNF Inc. has announced that effective Jan. 2, 2003, the company's four LTL operating units will apply a Homeland Security surcharge on all shipments moving across the Canada/U.S. border

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