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October 9, 2002 - Industry News

ABF Freight Wins ATA's Claims/Loss Prevention Award

ABF Freight System Inc. has been recognized by the American Trucking Assns. (ATA) for a second consecutive year as the top LTL motor carrier in claims/loss prevention

October 9, 2002 - Industry News

Investors Want To Buy Consolidated Freightways By Nov. 1

A group of investors is proposing to buy Consolidated Freightways Corp. and return the company's trucks to the nation's highways by Nov. 1

October 9, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Consolidating Engine Operations; Laying Off 200

Cummins Inc. has announced that it will consolidate heavy duty engine assembly and test operations into the company's Jamestown, N.Y., engine plant, a move that will mean the elimination of about 200 jobs

October 9, 2002 - Industry News

Ryder To Use OptiBid for Truckload Contracts

Ryder System Inc., Miami, Fla., will selectively implement OptiBid software to establish truckload contracts for its logistics customers

October 9, 2002 - Industry News

Layover Inc., Introduces Trucker Tracks

Layover Inc., Melbourne, Fla., has released Trucker Tracks, an adjunct to its Truckers Helper business management software for owner-operators and fleets of up to 100 trucks

October 9, 2002 - Industry News

Florilli Adopts TRANSFLOW Truck-Stop Scanning

Truckload carrier Florilli Corp., West Liberty, Iowa, has implemented the TRANSFLO Express document imaging system and interfaced it with its LoadMaster enterprise software

October 9, 2002 - Industry News

Velocity Express Launches New Corporate Web Site

Velocity Express Corp., Minneapolis, Minn., launched a new corporate web site at www.velocityexpress.com

October 9, 2002 - Industry News

NEXIQ Reduces Staff

NEXIQ Technologies Inc. Sterling Heights, Mich., announced it has cut 20 more jobs in a drive to reduce expenses. This is the second round of layoffs for NEXIQ, which let 26 people go on Sept. 9

October 8, 2002 - Industry News

Longshoremen Ordered Back to Work, Ending 10-day Lockout

A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday following a request by President Bush to reopen 29 West Coast ports that have been closed for 10 days in a lockout that has cost the country more than $1 billion per day

October 8, 2002 - Industry News

Strike Begins Against Lufkin Industries

Hundreds of workers began a strike against Lufkin Industries Inc. Monday after failing to negotiate a health-care agreement with the Lufkin, Texas oilfield equipment maker

October 8, 2002 - Industry News

The NTEA Co-sponsors TREAD Compliance Seminar

The National Truck Equipment Assn. (NTEA) is co-sponsoring a seminar next month to help commercial truck and transportation equipment manufacturers comply with the new Early Warning Reporting Criteria

October 8, 2002 - Industry News

High Court To Decide On Michigan Truck Fees

The Supreme Court will decide by next summer whether Michigan has overcharged truckers who pass through the state. Yellow Freight System, the largest subsidiary of Kansas-based Yellow Corp.,

October 8, 2002 - Industry News

Teamsters, Truck Firms Begin New Contract Talks

Talks got under way this week between the Teamsters union and several large trucking companies over a contract known as the National Master Freight Agreement. The 5-year contract covers 65,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

October 8, 2002 - Industry News

Hazmat Security Commentators Can Seek Privacy

Hazardous materials carriers who want to submit comments regarding proposed security measures can now request confidential treatment

October 7, 2002 - Industry News

Caterpillar Engines Get Highest J.D. Power Rankings

For a third year in a row, Caterpillar Inc.'s on-highway truck engines received the highest customer satisfaction rankings in a recently released North American industry report

October 7, 2002 - Industry News

Morgan Group Plans To File For Bankruptcy Protection

Morgan Group Holding Co. announced that The Morgan Group Inc. has issued a press release reporting that its board of directors passed a resolution for the company and two of its operating subsidiaries to file for bankruptcy protection within days

October 7, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Drops Tire Check Rule

As of November 4, drivers of vehicles carrying hazardous materials will no longer be required to stop periodically to check their tires

October 7, 2002 - Industry News

Peterbilt Introduces New Frame Rails

Peterbilt Motors Co. has announced that new 11-5/8-inch frame rails are now available for the Peterbilt Model 379

October 7, 2002 - Industry News

Bush Begins Intervention in West Coast Port Dispute

President Bush signed an executive order today as a first step toward opening West Coast ports after contract talks between shipping lines and longshoremen bogged down

October 4, 2002 - Industry News

Sterling Introduces Enhanced Acterra Class 5-8 Truck Line

Sterling Truck Corp., Willoughby, Ohio, has announced major enhancements to its Acterra line of Class 5-8 trucks

October 4, 2002 - Industry News

TCA Announces 6th Annual Truck Driver Photo Contest

The Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA), along with S-Line Inc. and RPM Magazine have announced the kick-off of the 6th annual truck driver photo contest

Tags: Events

October 4, 2002 - Industry News

Employment Figures Mildly Positive For Trucking Industry

The headlines reported employment fell by 43,000 jobs in September from August. But beneath the headlines, the report is mildly positive for truck freight, truck sales and continued economic recovery, according to Jim Haughey, Newport Communication's senior economist. And that's even with September's employment falling by 17,000 jobs, or 1%, in the trucking and warehousing industries.

Tags: Economy

October 3, 2002 - Industry News

TA RoadKing Club Offers Members Double Point Bonanza

It's a double point bonanza for TravelCenters of America RoadKing Club members

October 3, 2002 - Industry News

Stonier's Third Quarter Revenues Double 2001

Stonier Transportation Group, a leading freight forwarder and transportation management provider, announced continued strong sales results for the third quarter of 2002.

October 3, 2002 - Industry News

PrePass Opens 11 New Sites

PrePass, a new technology that enables qualified motor carriers to comply electronically with state safety and credential requirements at highway speeds, has opened 11 new site

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