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December 5, 2002 - Industry News

Pilot Travel Centers Adds New Satellite Offering

XATA Corp., provider of mobile information solutions to the transportation industry, has announced the purchase of its new satellite capabilities by Pilot Travel Centers, LLC

December 5, 2002 - Industry News

Celadon Says Lifting Mexican Truck Ban Is Good News

Celadon Group Inc. said the action taken by President Bush to lift the moratorium that enables Mexican trucks to move cargo between Mexico and the U.S. should have a favorable impact on the company's future earnings.

December 5, 2002 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler To Cut 800 Jobs In Germany

DaimlerChrysler said it plans to halt the production of cables for commercial vehicles at a plant in Germany, eliminating 800 jobs by mid-2004 in order to cut costs

December 4, 2002 - Industry News

Manufacturing & Productivity Post October Increases

New figures show the number of new orders and shipments in the manufacturing sector posted solid month-to-month gains, but they are still running behind last year's levels

Tags: Economy

December 4, 2002 - Industry News

Con-Way Signs On To U.S., Canada Security Initiatives

Con-Way Transportation Services Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich., has completed, signed and submitted the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) application with the United States Customs Service.

December 3, 2002 - Industry News

Covenant Transport Hikes Insurance Coverage

Covenant Transport Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., has increased its insurance coverage since last month's filing of the company's Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the period ending Sept. 30, 2002

December 3, 2002 - Industry News

Minorplanet Introduces Cost-cutting Data Transfer Option

Minorplanet Systems USA Inc., a leading provider of telematics-based management solutions for commercial fleets, is offering a patented data transfer option for its advanced fleet management system

December 3, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Offers $2,000 Incentive On New VN And VHD

Retail purchasers of new Volvo VNs and VHDs equipped with EPA'02 engines will receive a $2,000 cash incentive for trucks delivered by April 30, 2003

December 3, 2002 - Industry News

ATA, FMCSA Offer Driver Fatigue & Wellness Course On Dec. 11

A free, one-day course called "Mastering Alertness and Managing Driver Fatigue" will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the American Trucking Assns. headquarters in Alexandria, Va

December 3, 2002 - Industry News

Coalition Asks Court to Block U.S. From Opening Roads to Mexican Truckers

Environmental, labor and trucking groups this week filed for an emergency injunction to stop the Bush administration from opening U.S. roadways to Mexican truckers,

December 3, 2002 - Industry News

Navistar Reports 4th Quarter, Full Year Loss

As previously forecast, Navistar International Corp., one of the nation's largest commercial truck and mid-range diesel engine producers, reported a net loss for both the fourth quarter and year ended Oct. 31, 2002

December 2, 2002 - Industry News

Navistar Offers Voluntary Stock Plan

Navistar International Corp. has announced a voluntary plan through which those owning fewer than 100 shares may either sell their holdings or purchase shares to bring them up to 100

December 2, 2002 - Industry News

Goodyear Offers 2 New Tires For P&D Applications

Goodyear has announced two new all-position tire lines that meet the demands of the Class 3-5 pick-up and delivery market

December 2, 2002 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Battle 300% Hike In Bridge Tolls

The American Trucking Assns. Inc. (ATA), the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Assn. (PMTA), the New Jersey Motor Truck Assn. (NJMTA), and Roadway Express Inc. filed suit Monday challenging toll rate increases

December 2, 2002 - Industry News

Manufacturing Still Looking For A Rebound

Manufacturing purchasing managers reported production rose sharply in November after two months of no change but they are still nervous about the outlook for further gains

Tags: Economy

December 2, 2002 - Industry News

CrossCountry Courier Selects New 'Patriot' Software

Enterprise Information Solutions Inc. (EIS), a systems integration and computer-engineering firm, and CrossCountry Courier, an LTL carrier serving the Dakotas, Minnesota and portions of Iowa and Montana, announced that CrossCountry has selected an EIS solution

December 2, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Lauds End To Mexican Truck Moratorium

William Canary, president and CEO of the American Trucking Assns. (ATA), has commended President Bush for his announcement last week allowing qualified motor carriers from Mexico to obtain operating authority for cross-border truck services.

December 2, 2002 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Using Symbol Mobile Computers

More than 1,700 Old Dominion Freight Line drivers are being equipped with Symbol Technology Inc.'s PDT 7500 rugged handheld computers, which will be used throughout each driver's pickup and delivery route.

December 2, 2002 - Industry News

Michigan Bridge Toll Hike Sparks Protests

A proposal to increase fares by at least $1 for vehicles crossing the Mackinac Bridge is drawing protests from communities that depend on the only land link between Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas

Tags: Highways

December 2, 2002 - Industry News

Rough Road Ahead For The NAFTA Superhighway

Little work has been done in the five years since Congress authorized Interstate 69, the so-called NAFTA Superhighway, a new interstate that would span the United States, linking Canada to Mexico

Tags: Highways

November 27, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Implements NAFTA Provisions for Mexican Trucks

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta has directed the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to act on the 130 applications received thus far from Mexico-domiciled truck and bus companies seeking to transport international cargo

November 27, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Plant In Virginia Prepares For Mack Arrival

The signs reading "Volvo" over the truck manufacturer's Dublin, Va., assembly plant will soon come down. In their place, Pulaski County's largest employer will erect new signs: "New River Valley Plant: Volvo, Mack, Autocar."

November 27, 2002 - Industry News

Tele Atlas And infoUSA Announce Alliance

Tele Atlas North America, a provider of digital map databases and real-time traffic information, and infoUSA, a provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales and marketing solutions, have announce

November 27, 2002 - Industry News

Eaton Opens Logistics Center in Indianapolis

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp. has opened the Eaton Logistics Center in Indianapolis, Ind., for its truck components business unit

November 26, 2002 - Industry News

Two Firms Announce Refrigerated Trailer Service To Puerto Rico

FFE Transportation Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc., (FFXI) has entered into a joint venture with International Transport Logistics Inc. (ITL) to provide temperature-controlled and non-temperature-controlled trailer service into and out of Puerto Rico

Tags: Intermodal

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