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October 3, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth Unveils Latest Interior Colors

Kenworth has announced its latest available color selections for its Diamond, Splendor and Gallery interior linings on its W900, T800, T600 and C500 models

October 2, 2002 - Industry News

SCS Transportation Begins Trading On NASDAQ

SCS Transportation Inc., a Kansas City, Mo. transportation company, has announced that public trading of the company's common stock began this week on the NASDAQ National Market,

October 2, 2002 - Industry News

Chorus of Voices Seeks Mediation in Port Dispute

West Coast ports were inactive for a sixth day today as dozens of ships loaded with merchandise anchored offshore and a federal mediator urged longshoremen and shipping lines to return to the bargaining table.

October 2, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Recognizes Three Fleets For Workplace Safety

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has named three motor carriers as winners of its 2002 National Truck Safety Contest

October 2, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Takes Action To Avoid Layoffs

Cummins Inc., the Columbus, Ind.-based diesel engine maker, told the Associated Press this week that it is cutting back on overtime, trimming its temporary work force and planning for plant "shutdown days" in order to avoid layoffs

October 2, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Liability Claims Total $180 Billion A Year

It's what many call the "lottery mentality." Huge monetary awards handed out by sympathetic juries hoping to ease a family's anguish, punish big business for careless mistakes, or simply stand up for the perceived underdog by redistributing some wealth

October 1, 2002 - Industry News

GEOCOMtms and Maddocks Announce Partnership

GEOCOMtms, a provider of advanced solutions for tracking, monitoring and messaging, and Maddocks Systems Inc., a leading supplier of trucking software, have announced a partnership

October 1, 2002 - Industry News

Factory Activity Slips In September

Manufacturing activity in September slipped below the break-even point after small increases in July and August, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

Tags: Economy

October 1, 2002 - Industry News

Mack Trucks Partners With College Kids

San Bernardino Valley College's diesel-engine instruction program is moving to San Bernardino International Airport where it will teach classes alongside semi-tractor manufacturer Mack Trucks Inc.

October 1, 2002 - Industry News

MACS "Reality Check 2003"

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide will hold its 23rd annual convention and trade show, Reality Check 2003, at the Marriott New Orleans, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2003

October 1, 2002 - Industry News

Old Dominion Cites Earnings Increase

Earl E. Congdon, chairman and chief executive officer of Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., Thomasville, N.C., reports a significant increase in its guidance for earnings per diluted share for the third quarter of 2002

October 1, 2002 - Industry News

California Port Legislation May Reduce Waits For Truckers

California Gov. Gray Davis has signed a bill into law that may reduce wait times for truckers at the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex, which is currently closed due to a labor dispute

September 30, 2002 - Industry News

Both Sides in Port Dispute May Meet With Mediator

West Coast ports remained closed this morning in a dispute that could cost the U.S. economy almost $1 billion per day. Meanwhile, a federal mediator may meet with both sides in the port dispute this week.

September 30, 2002 - Industry News

TCA Offers Audio Confab On Controlling Accident Costs

The Truckload Carriers Assn.'s Truckload Academy is sponsoring an audio conference, entitled "Controlling Accident Costs," geared toward CEO's, safety directors, operations directors and fleet managers.

September 30, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Receives Third EPA Certification

Cummins Inc. has announced that it has received unconditional certification for its heavy-duty ISM engine from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA approval certifies that the ISM complies with the strict new emission standards agreed upon by the industry.

September 30, 2002 - Industry News

Frito-Lay Selects Qualcomm's Communications System

Qualcomm Inc., a developer of mobile communications solutions for the transportation industry, has announced that Frito-Lay is replacing its existing fleet management system with Qualcomm's satellite-based mobile communications solution.

September 30, 2002 - Industry News

Old Dominion Expands Relationship With Descartes

The Descartes Systems Group Inc., a provider of logistics solutions, has announced that Old Dominion Freight Lines, a carrier in the LTL market, has selected the Descartes Routing and Scheduling applications, Fleetwise Dispatch and Fleetwise Route Planner

September 30, 2002 - Industry News

Terion Extends Contract With Verizon Wireless To 2005

Terion has announced the extension of its existing contract for wireless communications supporting its FleetView trailer monitoring system with Verizon Wireless until 2005

September 30, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Receives Engine Approval From EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has given approval for Volvo to manufacture and sell trucks with Volvo's VED12 diesel engine after today's emissions-control deadline, according to Volvo Trucks North America Inc.

September 29, 2002 - Industry News

Western Ports Closed Indefinitely

West Coast ports were shut down again Sunday night by shipping lines who locked out union cargo crews at the start of the evening shift

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

TCA and OOIDA Ask Support For Senate Fuel Surcharge Bills

Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) has joined with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. (OOIDA) in supporting Senate bill 1914, the Motor Carrier Fuel Cost Equity Act of 2002, and its companion version in the House, H.R. 2161

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Requires Truckers to Meet New Cargo Standards

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a requirement that all interstate commercial motor vehicles comply with a new single set of performance standards

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Westport launches B Gas Plus engine

Cummins Westport Inc., a joint venture of Cummins Inc. of Columbus, Ind. and Westport Innovations Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., has announced the commercial launch of the low-emissions B Gas Plus engine for automotive markets

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

New AAA Safety Program Cuts Injuries At Intersections

A new highway demonstration program to improve signage, signals and road markings at intersections in Michigan reduced injuries by nearly half since 1997, AAA announced

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Economy Grows By 1.3% In 2nd Quarter

Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 1.3% in the second quarter of 2002,

Tags: Economy

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