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December 10, 2002 - Industry News

Mack Continues Sponsorship Of ATA's Share The Road Program

Mack Trucks Inc. has agreed to continue its sponsorship of the American Trucking Assns.' Share the Road program, one of the industry's most successful highway safety campaigns

December 10, 2002 - Industry News

TCA Nominating Committee Soliciting Names For Panels

Members of the Truckload Carriers Assn.'s nominating committee are starting to evaluate candidates who wish to serve as members of the TCA board of directors.

December 10, 2002 - Industry News

Ryder Rating Outlook Termed Stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Ryder System Inc.'s BBB+ senior debt and F2 commercial paper ratings. The Rating Outlook is stable.

December 10, 2002 - Industry News

Mac Tools Selects XcelleNet to Strengthen National Mobile Sales

XcelleNet Inc. has announced that Mac Tools has selected its mobile management solution to manage 500 laptops for field distributors in all 50 states.

December 9, 2002 - Industry News

FFE Transportation Names VP Of National Accounts

FFE Transportation Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Frozen Food Express Industries Inc. has announced the appointment of W. C. "Bill" Bailey as vice president of national accounts.

December 9, 2002 - Industry News

North Dakota Eyes Roving Weigh Stations

The Highway Patrol wants to close five of North Dakota's eight truck weighing stations, and replace them with roving teams that would use portable scales to weigh and inspect trucks at various locations

December 9, 2002 - Industry News

Navistar Completes Stock Sale To Benefit Plans

Navistar International Corp. has completed the sale of a total of 7,755,030 shares of its common stock par value $.10 per share, at a price of $22.566 per share and an aggregate purchase price of $175 million.

December 9, 2002 - Industry News

ATA President Lauds U.S. Treasury Secretary Nomination

President Bush on Monday nominated John W. Snow, chairman and chief executive officer of CSX Corp., a freight and transport firm, to replace Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill

December 9, 2002 - Industry News

A Dozen Fleets Select XATA's Web Solutions

XATA Corp. is seeing significant demand for its XATANET Web-based fleet management system only a month after announcing its 2.0 release

December 9, 2002 - Industry News

Alamo Truckstop To Fly Petro Flag

Petro Stopping Centers took over truckstop operations of the Alamo Travel Center located on I-80, Exit 20, East of Reno, Nev

December 6, 2002 - Industry News

Federal Truck-Lockup Plan Assailed by Shippers

The federal government is planning to adopt a rule requiring the locking of all trucks on the road,

December 6, 2002 - Industry News

Magazine Says ABF Among Best Firms For Sales Force

ABF Freight System Inc., Fort Smith, Ark. has been named by Selling Power magazine as one of the top three companies to sell for in the service sector of the United States economy

December 6, 2002 - Industry News

CF Auction Held Friday; 70 More Scheduled

An auction held Friday for trailers and office equipment at bankrupt Consolidated Freightways Corp. was to be followed by about 70 similar sales across the country involving the assets of the nation's third-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) motor carrier

December 6, 2002 - Industry News

Yellow Transportation Places Order For 154 Volvo VNs

Volvo Trucks North America Inc. announced late last week that Yellow Transportation Inc. has ordered 154 Volvo VNM daycab tractors, for delivery in the first quarter of 2003

December 5, 2002 - Industry News

Teamsters Exchange Proposals With Freight Companies

Teamster and management negotiators completed work last week on nearly all regional supplemental negotiations, paving the way to begin national negotiations on a new National Master Freight Agreement later this month

December 5, 2002 - Industry News

Hyundai Truck Launches New Line of Class 4-6 Trucks

Hyundai Motor Co. recently announced the formation of Hyundai Truck America, (HTA) which will begin marketing Hyundai-made light- and medium-duty trucks next month in the United States.

December 5, 2002 - Industry News

Veltex Buying 20 'Like New' Freightliner Trucks

Veltex Corp. has completed the purchase of 20 Freightliner trucks and has taken delivery on the first seven with the remainder slated for delivery during the next two weeks.

December 5, 2002 - Industry News

Connecticut Eyes Electronic Toll System

A Connecticut panel is considering studying a special electronic toll system, similar to the EZ Pass technology in other states, to help reduce traffic congestion on several state highways

Tags: Highways

December 5, 2002 - Industry News

ECS Announces the Availability of Performance EDI

Electronic Commerce Systems Inc. has announced the immediate availability of its Performance EDI software

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

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