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November 4, 2002 - Industry News

IRP Adopts Stricter Base State Rules for Carriers

Starting Oct. 1, 2003, carriers will need a physical structure and an employee at that structure to establish a home base for purposes of vehicle registration

November 4, 2002 - Industry News

Mack Truck Production Ends Friday AT S.C. Plant; 670 Jobs Eliminated

Mack's Winnsboro, S.C., plant is being closed down on Friday, according to the Allentown Morning Call,resulting in the layoff of about 670 workers

November 4, 2002 - Industry News

Con-Way LTL Components Win Safety Awards From AMA

Led by Con-Way Southern Express (CSE), all three less-than-truckload operating units of Con-Way Transportation Services Inc., a subsidiary of CNF Inc., have received safety awards from the American Trucking Associations

November 4, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Adding 140 Workers At Columbus Engine Plant

Cummins Inc. plans to immediately add 140 positions at its Columbus, Ind. engine plant

November 4, 2002 - Industry News

Global 2-Way Launches Global T-Fleet

Mobile communications provider Global 2-Way, Marco Island, Fla., has announced commercial availability and pricing for the Global T-Fleet system, a nationwide messaging and tracking system

November 4, 2002 - Industry News

Aether Systems Offer Proximity Alert For MobileMax

Mobile communications provider Aether Systems, Owings Mills, Md., has introduced Proximity Alert, an enhancement to its MobileMax Multi-Mode system

November 1, 2002 - Industry News

P.A.M. Transportation Reports Increased Earnings

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown, Ark., has reported net income of $3,957,465 or diluted and basic earnings per share of $.35 for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2002

November 1, 2002 - Industry News

ALK Technologies Releases CoPilot Truck 2003

ALK Technologies Inc. of Orlando, Fla., has announced the release of CoPilot Truck 2003, a second generation of the laptop-based GPS system for truck drivers.

November 1, 2002 - Industry News

Jevic Transportation Rewards Safe Drivers -- To The Tune of $760,000

When Jevic Transportation Inc. recognizes its safe drivers, it does it in a big way. In its continuing initiative to promote safe driving, the Delanco, N.J.-based trucking company recently awarded annual safety bonuses to more than 1,000 of its professional drivers -- awards totaling $759,783.35.

November 1, 2002 - Industry News

President Signs Bill To Create Ports-To-Plans Commercial Corridor

President Bush has signed legislation designating the Ports-to-Plains commercial corridor, an effort to create a four-lane highway route through Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Colorado

Tags: Highways

October 31, 2002 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Selling Off-Highway Axle Business

ArvinMeritor Inc. announced it has reached an agreement for the sale of its off-highway axle business, which principally manufactures planetary axles for off-road applications, to AxleTech International

October 31, 2002 - Industry News

USFreightways Completes Freight Forwarding Agreement

USFreightways Corp. announced it has successfully completed the previously announced transaction with GPS Logistics, LLC and Seko Worldwide Acquisition LLC

October 31, 2002 - Industry News

Cargo Theft, Terrorism Topic of Washington Forum Next Month

More than 130 senior executives from the government, shippers and the transportation industry are scheduled to attend the Cargo Security Forum 2002

Tags: Events

October 31, 2002 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Opening Service Center

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. will open a new service center in Salt Lake City, Utah,

October 31, 2002 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Firing 675 Workers; Temporarily Shutting Down 2 Plants

DaimlerChrysler AG's Freightliner unit, one of the world's biggest heavy-truck makers, will fire about 675 workers and shut two plants for eight day

October 31, 2002 - Industry News

GDP Expands 3.1% During Third Quarter

The U.S. economy expanded further during the third quarter of the year, but not as much as some analysts were hoping

Tags: Economy

October 30, 2002 - Industry News

Williams Signs Accord To Sell Its 60 Travel Centers

Williams announced Wednesday it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its retail travel center operations for about $190 million cash, including fuel inventory, merchandise and supplies

October 30, 2002 - Industry News

Goodyear Tire's Net Income More Than Triples

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has reported net income of $33.7 million (20 cents per share) for the third quarter of 2002

October 30, 2002 - Industry News

Navistar Announces Quarterly Charge

Navistar International Corp. said this week it will take a restructuring charge of as much as $456 million in the fourth quarter as it leaves the Brazilian truck market, and because of the uncertain future of a truck engine agreemen

October 30, 2002 - Industry News

New Jersey To Exempt Private Fleets From Rental Fee

The Truck Renting and Leasing Assn. (TRALA) has reached an apparent agreement with the New Jersey Division of Taxation to include private fleet transportation from the definition of "commercial freight"

October 30, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Trade Rep Says DOT Will Soon Lift Mexico Truck Ban

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick said the Department of Transportation would soon issue final regulations to allow Mexican motor carriers access to U.S. markets

October 30, 2002 - Industry News

SkyBitz Launches High-Satellite, Low-Cost Trailer Tracking

SkyBitz of Dulles, Va., has launched a low-cost asset tracking system using a high-orbit satellite, standard AA battery power and Global Locating System (GLS) -- an alternative to Global Positioning System (GPS)

October 29, 2002 - Industry News

Freightliner Temporarily Shutting Down Plants, Laying Off Workers

Due to difficult and extraordinary market conditions in the North American truck manufacturing industry, Freightliner LLC will make a series of production and work-force adjustments beginning in January 2003

October 29, 2002 - Industry News

FreightDATA Interfaces With eModal

FreightDATA Software Inc., a transportation management software provider, has interfaced its Harbor Drayage/Intermodal application with eModal, North America's Port Community System, providing inbound container availability informatio

Tags: Intermodal

October 29, 2002 - Industry News

Dana Corp. Selling Its Non-Core Businesses

Dana Corp. announced this week it has signed agreements with the Riverside Co., a leveraged buyout firm, to sell several non-core businesses.

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