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October 15, 2002 - Industry News

Caterpillar Implementing Engine Center Layoffs

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

October 15, 2002 - Industry News

Free TREAD Act Seminar Scheduled Oct. 30 In California

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

Tags: Events

October 15, 2002 - Industry News

Sales, Profits Up for Eaton Truck Division

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 Unveils New Freight Service From Far East

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

October 14, 2002 - Industry News

Eaton Nets 2 Major South American Truck Contracts

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.

October 14, 2002 - Industry News

OrderPro Logistics Seeks To Acquire TransMex/USA

According to Business Wire, OrderPro Logistics has entered into a letter of intent to acquire TransMex/USA, headquartered at McCook, Ill

Tags: Intermodal

October 14, 2002 - Industry News

Arkansas Truckers Protest Sales Tax

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

October 14, 2002 - Industry News

Florida Fleet Administrators Open Web Site

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

October 14, 2002 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Receives EPA Certification For Series 60 Engine

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

OOIDA Wins Summary Judgment Against Mayflower Transit

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

October 11, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Offers Suggestions To Lighten The Logjam At West Coast Ports

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has offered a number of recommendations to resolve the container congestion and traffic jams currently plaguing West Coast ports

October 11, 2002 - Industry News

Used Truck Assn. Holds 3rd Annual Convention

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

October 11, 2002 - Industry News

Inflation Steady, Freight Rates, Truck Prices Up

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

Tags: Economy

October 11, 2002 - Industry News

Retail Sales Down, Wholesale Prices Steady

Retail Sales Trend

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

Tags: Economy

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

Michelin Debuts Wireless Tire Maintenance Solution

Tire maker Michelin North America, Greenville, S.C., has introduced the eTire System, a comprehensive tire-maintenance solution

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

Eisenhower Tunnel Changes Should Help Clearance Problems

The Colorado Dept. of Transportation (CDOT) reports that new electronic signs have been placed in the eastbound direction through the Eisenhower Tunnel

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Plans Offering of Common Stock

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

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

Hale Intermodal Trucking Being Purchased By Evans Delivery

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.

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

Terion Adds Cargo Sensor to FleetView

Trailer tracking provider Terion, Inc., Plano, Texas, has announced availability of Cargo Sensor, a device that works with the Terion FleetView trailer monitoring syste

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Jobless Claims Drop; Import Prices Climb

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

Tags: Economy

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

CF Terminal In Ohio One Of 42 That Could Reopen 'Immediately'

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

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

Plant Consolidation Will Mean More Jobs At Cummins

Cummins Inc. announced this week that its assembly and test operations in Columbus, Ind., will be moved to a plant in Jamestown, N.Y.

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

No Traffic Deaths Today Is Goal Of Safety Professionals

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.

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

Tree of Life Selects XATA Mobile Solution

Mobile solutions provider XATA Corp., Minneapolis, Minn., announced that Tree of Life Inc. of St. Augustine, Fla., has purchased XATA?s complete OpCenter solution

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

Teletrac Adds Mileage Reporting to Fleet Director

Teletrac Inc., Garden Grove, Calif., a provider of metro fleet location information systems, introduced Fleet Director Service Mileage Reports,

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