October 15, 2002 - Industry News
Caterpillar Inc. has filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission to implement a series of temporary manufacturing shut downs and employee layoffs in the fourth quarter because of lower industry demand for heavy-duty truck engines
Syncata, an El Segundo, Calif., automotive and industrial manufacturing consulting firm, is hosting a free TREAD Act Data Reporting Forum from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, Calif
Eaton Corp.'s Truck segment posted third quarter sales of of $322 million, up 27% from a year ago, and profits of $45 million compared to breakeven for the same period last year
October 14, 2002 - Industry News
Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., has announced it is now providing weekly Less-Than-Container-Load (LCL) and Full-Container-Load (FCL) services from more than 100 countries in the Far East
Cleveland-based industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp. has announced the signing of two new agreements in South America that are expected to generate more than $190 million in additional truck sales at the Eaton transmission facility in Valinhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
According to Business Wire, OrderPro Logistics has entered into a letter of intent to acquire TransMex/USA, headquartered at McCook, Ill
Tractor-trailer drivers faced with having to pay sales taxes on their rigs are working to generate public support for an end to a policy that some say could cost them their livelihoods
The Florida Assn. of Governmental Fleet Administrators, one of the largest and oldest association of governmental fleet managers in the United States, has announced the creation of a web site
Detroit Diesel Corp. has received EPA certification for its 12.7- and 14.0-liter Series 60 on-highway engines
October 11, 2002 - Industry News
A U.S. District Court has granted a motion for partial summary judgment to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. (OOIDA) in one of its complaints against Mayflower Transit Inc
The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has offered a number of recommendations to resolve the container congestion and traffic jams currently plaguing West Coast ports
The Used Truck Assn. (UTA) will hold its 3rd annual Convention Nov. 7-9 at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, Hot Springs National Park, Ark
Freight rates and truck prices continued their recent rise in September, according to the Producer Price Index released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Retail sales in the United States fell in September, with new auto sales responsible for much of the drop. Prices at the wholesale level held steady
October 10, 2002 - Industry News
Tire maker Michelin North America, Greenville, S.C., has introduced the eTire System, a comprehensive tire-maintenance solution
The Colorado Dept. of Transportation (CDOT) reports that new electronic signs have been placed in the eastbound direction through the Eisenhower Tunnel
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., Thomasville, N.C., has announced its plans for a public offering of 3,045,000 shares of its common stock
Hale Intermodal Trucking Co., Baltimore, Md., which mostly transports cargo containers and machinery from Baltimore and other East Coast ports, will be taken over by Pottsville, Pa.-based Evans Delivery Co. Inc.
Trailer tracking provider Terion, Inc., Plano, Texas, has announced availability of Cargo Sensor, a device that works with the Terion FleetView trailer monitoring syste
The number of U.S. workers filing for unemployment benefits declined by 40,000 last week, while prices of goods imported into the United States showed the biggest increase in five months
Consolidated Freightways' closed trucking terminal in Richfield, Ohio could reopen, with about half of its 500 workers back on the job, if a Texas-based investor group is successful in buying the company out of bankruptcy
Cummins Inc. announced this week that its assembly and test operations in Columbus, Ind., will be moved to a plant in Jamestown, N.Y.
The second annual Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day got under way today, with the American Trucking Assns. (ATA) renewing its call for a nationwide crackdown on speeding cars and trucks.
Mobile solutions provider XATA Corp., Minneapolis, Minn., announced that Tree of Life Inc. of St. Augustine, Fla., has purchased XATA?s complete OpCenter solution
Teletrac Inc., Garden Grove, Calif., a provider of metro fleet location information systems, introduced Fleet Director Service Mileage Reports,
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