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May 14, 2003 - Industry News

Highway Reauthorization Plan Would Cost $247 Billion

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta Wednesday unveiled the Bush Administration’s $247-billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal

May 14, 2003 - Industry News

April Retail Sales Hold Gains

April retail sales held their big gain in March, so the spring quarter has begun with sales 1% above the winter quarter average, according to Jim Haughey, senior economist for Newport Communications.

Tags: Economy

May 14, 2003 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Heats Up July

Iowa 80 Truckstop's famous Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be celebrating America's Truckers for a 24th year on July 10 and 11 in Walcott, Iowa.

May 13, 2003 - Industry News

Wix Re-Emphasizes Heavy-Duty Roots

Wix Filters, Gastonia, N.C., has renewed its emphasis on heavy-duty filters with an aggressive research and testing campaign and intensive training of its sales force on the heavy-duty market

May 13, 2003 - Industry News

CSI Wireless Launches Trailer Tracking Device

CSI Wireless Inc., a designer and manufacturer of advanced GPS and wireless products, has introduced Fleet-Link, a tracking and reporting device for remotely managing tractor trailers and other mobile assets and cargo.

May 13, 2003 - Industry News

BOC Driver is 5th Honored by NPTC

Vernon E. Good, who has driven safely for more than 3.5 million miles during a 31-year career with BOC, has become the fifth BOC driver inducted into the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Driver Hall of Fame.

May 13, 2003 - Industry News

Continental Tire North America Newest TRIB Member

Continental Tire North America is now the 12th new-tire manufacturer to support the Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB)

May 13, 2003 - Industry News

Rely on Retreads? It's Really Up To You

Many truckers have a selective memory when it comes to tires. They only remember retread failures. They never seem to recall when a first-run tire fails

May 13, 2003 - Industry News

Ryder Opens New Facility in Milwaukee

Ryder System Inc., a global leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, has announced the opening of a state-of-the-art service facility in Milwaukee, Wis.

May 13, 2003 - Industry News

Sponsors Sought for Truck Driving Championships

Sponsorships remain available for companies to promote themselves through one of the most popular events in the trucking industry, the National Truck Driving Championships.

Tags: Events

May 13, 2003 - Industry News

Terion Exceeds 65,000 Installed Trailer Systems

Terion Inc., a Texas-based provider of trailer management systems, said it has surpassed 65,000 installed FleetView units

May 12, 2003 - Industry News

G.I. Trucking Offers Gold Star Service

Faced with emergency or rush shipments, customers can take advantage of a new rapid and guaranteed service from G.I. Trucking Co., headquartered in Brea, Calif

May 12, 2003 - Industry News

Elite Accepted Into C-TPAT Security Program

Elite International Transportation has been officially accepted as a member of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C- TPAT) program.

May 12, 2003 - Industry News

Schneider's Trailer Order With Wabash Exceeds $100 Million

Wabash National Corp. has received additional orders from Schneider National for its proprietary 53-foot DuraPlate HD trailer, bringing Schneider's 2003 trailer purchases to more than $100 million

May 12, 2003 - Industry News

AeroAstro Initiates Asset Tracking Service

AeroAstro Inc., a Virginia-provider of small satellites and related technology products, has initiated its Sensor Enabled Notification System (SENS) service, a data monitoring and asset tracking service.

May 12, 2003 - Industry News

Production Begins at ArvinMeritor's Brazil Plant

ArvinMeritor Inc. has announced that production has begun on schedule at its new Suspensys joint venture with Randon Participacoes, of Brazil.

May 12, 2003 - Industry News

9,000 Inspectors Will Be Pulling Trucks Over in June

The 16th annual International Roadcheck will be held June 3-5 throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

May 12, 2003 - Industry News

Union Plan Might Keep International Plant Open

International Truck and Engine Corp. has reached an understanding with the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) on a plan that would keep the company's Chatham, Ontario heavy truck assembly plant open

May 9, 2003 - Industry News

Specialized Carriers, Riggers Name Officers

George S. Young of George Young Co., Philadelphia, Penn., has been elected president of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Assn. (SC&RA).

May 9, 2003 - Industry News

Cummins Ships Dodge Ram Engine No. 1 Million

Cummins Inc. celebrated the shipment of its one-millionth diesel engine for the Dodge Ram pickup Friday, highlighting 15 years of partnership with the Chrysler Group.

May 9, 2003 - Industry News

International Hikes Truck Production

International Truck & Engine Corp. said it will increase production at its Springfield, Ohio, assembly plant beginning this summer

May 9, 2003 - Industry News

Cummins Inc. Recognizes Its Inventors

Cummins Inc. has presented the prestigious Perr Award for 2002 to Jeffery L. Campbell, Lester L. Peters, Gary L. Gant, David P. Genter and Kevin R. Wadell.

May 8, 2003 - Industry News

Featherlite Posts 1st-Quarter Loss

Featherlite Inc., Cresco, Iowa, reported a consolidated net loss for the first quarter ended March 31, 2003 of $676,000, a loss of $0.09 per diluted share on revenues of $41.7 million.

May 8, 2003 - Industry News

Ryder System Names Drivers of the Year

Ryder System Inc., a global leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, has presented Driver of the Year awards to three of its professionals.

May 8, 2003 - Industry News

North American Truck Show Bound for Baltimore

Next year's North American Truck Show will be held April 29 through May 1 in Baltimore, show officials announced Thursday

Tags: Events

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