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February 10, 2003 - Industry News

Swift's 4th Quarter Revenues Up 6%; Net Earnings Up 54%

Swift Transportation Co. Inc. has reported its results for the three months and year ended Dec. 31, 2002.

February 10, 2003 - Industry News

Pilot Travel Centers Acquisition Plans Get A Boost

Pilot Travel Centers LLC has confirmed that it has been advised that the Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination of the waiting period with respect to the purchase of 60 retail travel centers from Williams TravelCenters Inc.

February 10, 2003 - Industry News

Dana Corp. Earns ISO 14001 Certifications

Dana Corp.'s Commercial Vehicle Systems Division has earned ISO 14001 Environmental Certification for all of its U.S. and Mexico locations.

February 10, 2003 - Industry News

Government Asks For Input on Cargo Tank Safety

The Research and Special Programs Administration is soliciting comments and information on ways to reduce risks posed by wetlines on cargo tanks hauling flammable liquids

February 10, 2003 - Industry News

TRL Inc. Converts Fleet of 600 Trucks to Aether MobileMax

Aether Systems Inc., a leading provider of wireless and mobile data solutions, has announced that nationwide truckload carrier TRL Inc., plans to convert its entire fleet of 600 trucks to Aether MobileMax for wireless fleet tracking and messaging.

February 7, 2003 - Industry News

Landstar Reports Higher 4th Quarter Earnings

Landstar System Inc. has reported 2002 fourth quarter net income of $14.5 million, or $.88 per diluted share, compared to net income of $11.6 million, or $.70 per diluted share, in the 2001 fourth quarter.

February 7, 2003 - Industry News

USFreightways Execs Address Transportation Conference

USFreightways Corp. has announced that Samuel K. Skinner, chairman, president and chief executive officer of USFreightways, and Christopher L. Ellis, senior vice president, finance and CFO, will address attendees of the Deutsche Bank Global Transportation Conference

Tags: Events

February 7, 2003 - Industry News

MAP Selling 193 Convenience Stores To Sunoco

Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC (MAP), through its wholly owned retail unit Speedway SuperAmerica LLC (SSA), has signed a definitive agreement to sell all 193 of its convenience stores

February 7, 2003 - Industry News

Delphi Wins Contracts Totaling $2.7 Billion

Delphi Corp. has won significant electrical/electronic distribution systems (E/EDS) vehicle program content this year totaling $2.7 billion in revenue for the life of the contracts.

February 7, 2003 - Industry News

Unemployment Improves In January

The unemployment picture improved in the United States during January with the creation of new jobs occurring at the fastest rate in more than two years

Tags: Economy

February 6, 2003 - Industry News

Ryder, IBM Host Supply Chain Seminars

The University of Miami has announced the establishment of the M. Anthony Burns Center for Advanced Supply Chain Management in collaboration with Ryder System Inc. and IBM.

Tags: Events

February 6, 2003 - Industry News

Teamsters, Carriers Reach Tentative Accord On Master Freight Agreement

Teamsters and the Motor Freight Carriers Assn. (MFCA) announced in Chicago Thursday that a tentative agreement has been reached on a new National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA)

February 6, 2003 - Industry News

$2.5 Million Electrification Project Coming To Atlanta Truckstop

IdleAire Technologies Corp. has begun construction on a $2.5 million Advanced Travel Center Electrification project to provide heating, cooling and a range of communications and entertainment packages to long-haul truck drivers who park and rest at the Petro Stopping Center

February 6, 2003 - Industry News

Ryder System Reports 4th Quarter And 2002 Results

Ryder System Inc., a global leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, reported fourth quarter 2002 net earnings improved to $32.4 million compared with $0.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2001.

February 5, 2003 - Industry News

FFE Transportation Names VP Sales, Marketing

Transportation Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. has announced that Larry Moore has rejoined the executive management team as vice president and manager of sales and marketing.

February 5, 2003 - Industry News

CTA Helps Resolve Canada/U.S. Explosives Issue

After intense discussions between transportation authorities in Canada and the United States, an agreement was reached this week on an interim rule that allows Canadian truck drivers to continue transporting explosives into and out of the United States

February 5, 2003 - Industry News

Outwit, Outdrive, Outlast: Drivers Need Tools To Be Survivors

Can you tell when you are exhibiting signs of rage while driving? How do you know when your elderly parent should stop driving? What three hurdles should teenagers clear before learning to drive? AAA answers these questions and more in its new book, Driving Survival, by Jim MacPherson. AAA's latest title in its Auto Guide series offers readers a comprehensive look at a wide variety of driving situations and how to handle them

February 5, 2003 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Audio Conference Today

The Truckload Carriers Assn., through its Truckload Academy, is conducting its monthly audio conference from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EST) today. Newport Communications President Doug Condra will moderate a discussio

Tags: Events

February 5, 2003 - Industry News

Teletrac Introduces Asset Tracking Units

Teletrac Inc. of Garden Grove, Calif., an originator and provider of metro and regional fleet location information systems, is offering trailer and asset tracking units that increase the security of commercial vehicle trailers

February 5, 2003 - Industry News

Roadway Express Introduces Freight Security Service

Roadway Express Inc. has introduced its Roadway Sealed Divider service for shippers who have special security needs for any size shipment, or want their freight to receive more secure packing and extra protection during transit

February 5, 2003 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler's Profit Up Fourfold in 2002

DaimlerChrysler has announced preliminary key figures for the group's performance in the 2002 financial year.

February 4, 2003 - Industry News

DOT Issues Temporary Restrictions For Canadian Explosives Haulers

The U.S.Department of Transportation, has issued temporary regulations requiring truck and rail operators carrying explosives from Canada to the U.S. to register with Transport Canada, the Canadian agency responsible for transportation safety

February 4, 2003 - Industry News

Grote Announces New Truck Lighting, Electrical Training

Grote Industries has announced the creation of a new, state-of-the-art training program covering truck lighting and electrical systems

February 4, 2003 - Industry News

USFreightways Reports 4th Quarter Income Up 27%

USFreightways Corp. reported income of $13.6 million from continuing operations for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2002, a 27% increase compared to $10.7 million reported for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2001.

February 4, 2003 - Industry News

Factory Orders Up, Shipments Down In December

New orders at United States factories increased in December while shipments fell, according to a report released by the Commerce Department Tuesday

Tags: Economy

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