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July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Caterpillar: Strength in Other Markets Offsets Collapse of North American Truck Engine Market

Caterpillar reported second quarter sales and revenue of $5.49 billion, up 2% from second quarter 2000. However, profit was $271 million, down 14% from a year ago

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Dana Profitable, Despite Challenging Second Quarter

Dana Corp. posted second quarter income, before non-recurring items, of $26 million on sales of $2.8 billion

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Neal McCoy Returns To TruckerFest

Neal McCoy will entertain truckers free at TruckerFest.

Neal McCoy, a hit with truckers at last year's TruckerFest in Reno/Sparks, Nev., is making a return appearance at this year's event, Friday, Aug. 17

Tags: Events

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Menlo Logistics To Lay Off 400

CNF subsidiary Menlo Logistics will lay off 400 people after one of its customers went out of business

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Dana/Suttles Choses PeopleNet's Fleet Management

PeopleNet Communications of Minneapolis announced that Dana/Suttles Transport has installed PeopleNet's Fleet Management tracking and communications system in its 700-vehicle fleet

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Second Quarter Fleet Financials Coming In

The first wave of quarterly financial reports from the nation’s trucking companies is starting to roll in, and so far the news looks better than it did at the end of the first quarter

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

RACO Introduces Portable, Real Time GPS Navigation.

RACO Industries, Cincinnati, Ohio, has introduced an off-the-shelf, GPS-based portable navigation system called the Destinator

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Industrial Production Falls Again

As things started to look up with the U.S. economy with recent news of increased sales, lower wholesale prices, and higher consumer confidence, a Federal Reserve report released Tuesday showed there are still dark clouds on the horizon

Tags: Economy

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Ergonomics Debate Resumes Following Scuttling of Rule

The decade-old debate over protecting workers from motion-related injuries entered a new phase yesterday as the Bush administration convened a series of public conferences on how best to write ergonomics rules

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Numbers Mixed, Hope Still On The Horizon

Recently released economic numbers show the U.S. economy is slowly chugging along, but there are some indications things may be getting ready to turn around

Tags: Economy

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

TA Opens New Flagship Location

TravelCenters of America has opened its new flagship site in Lodi, Ohio, which will feature a Starbucks store

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Trism Downsizing

Trism Inc., Kennesaw, Ga., is getting out of areas it says has made it unprofitable over the last two years

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Trash Haulers Pile Up Violations

Refuse haulers racked up more than 11,000 safety and environmental violations during Pennsylvania's "Operation Clean Sweep.

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Comdata Changes Truckstop Pricing Structure

Citing increased bad debt exposure and volatile fuel costs, Comdata announced it is expanding its new percentage-based pricing structure for truckstops and travel plazas

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Heartland Honors 2-Million-Milers

Heartland Express, Iowa City, Iowa, announced two of its drivers have reached the feat of 2 million accident-free miles with the company

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Trailmobile Canada To Cut Production

Amid slumping demand for new trailers, Trailmobile Canada Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario, said it will reduce trailer production by about 25%

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Beautiful Trucks Winners At Walcott

Walcott Truckers Jamboree highlights: Trucker olympics, top left; antique trucks, top right; Super Truck Beauty Contest winners "Marooned," bottom left, and "Liquid Chicken," bottom right.

More than 60 trucks entered the Super Truck Beauty Contest at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree in Walcott, Iowa, last week

Tags: Events

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Eaton Breaks Even on Truck Business

Eaton's second quarter results were down compared to last year's, but the company's truck segment operated at breakeven compared to a year ago

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Online Engine Programming Expanded

Cummins announced that its web-based PowerSpec application for programming electronic control modules is now available for all Cummins Interact System engines, including Cummins ISB, ISC and ISL models

July 15, 2001 - Industry News

XTRA Lease Orders Extra FleetView Units

Terion Inc., of Melbourne, Florida, will supply XTRA Lease, the St. Louis-based leasing company, with an additional 5,000 FleetView trailer-tracking devices unit

July 15, 2001 - Industry News

New Clean Air Rules Could Limit Idling, Increase Fuel Costs in Texas

The Environmental Protection Agency gave tentative approval last week for the Houston-Galveston area to adopt “one of the most far-reaching air pollution plans ever devised," according to one EPA official

July 13, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Ships 100,000th RoadRelay Onboard Computer

Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind., announced it has now sold 100,000 RoadRelay onboard computers in the heavy-duty trucking market

July 13, 2001 - Industry News

LTL Carriers Transporting Households Not Subject To HHG Regulations

Government agencies have ruled that new services from less-than-truckload carriers that transport household goods are not subject to the same consumer protection regulations as traditional household goods movers

July 13, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Okays Pilot HOS Exemption for Home Heating Oil Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has approved a pilot program to grant an exemption from the weekly hours-of-service restrictions for drivers of commercial motor vehicles making home heating oil deliveries

July 13, 2001 - Industry News

October NAFTA Conference to Review Rules for International Trucking

The U.S. Department of Transportation will hold an information conference on the North America Free Trade Agreemen

Tags: Events

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