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September 26, 2002 - Industry News

Caterpillar Says It Has EPA Nod For Truck Engines

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., announced Thursday that it has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the company's on-highway truck engines manufactured after Sept. 30, 2002.

September 26, 2002 - Industry News

Colorado Trucking Firm Blaze Injures 3

Three workers were injured after an explosion at a trucking business sent a fireball through a building filled with propane tanks, chemicals and tires.

September 26, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth Laying Off 450 Temps

Kenworth Truck Co. has announced it will lay off 450 temporary workers at its Chillicothe, Ohio plant who were hired to help with a short-term increase in production.

Tags: Economy

September 26, 2002 - Industry News

New York Truck Drivers Join Highway Watch

New York became the 12th state to join the national Highway Watch program this week.

September 26, 2002 - Industry News

Three Economic Reports Spark Optimism

A triad of favorable economic reports on Thursday showed a drop in jobless claims, record sales for new homes and a less-than-expected drop in orders for durable goods

Tags: Economy

September 25, 2002 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Exec Sees Recovery of Industry's Aftermarket

Tom Gosnell, president of ArvinMeritor's Commercial Vehicle Systems and Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket, said he is confident there will be a resurgence in the trucking industry's aftermarket, despite the current state of the economy

September 25, 2002 - Industry News

Peterbilt And Heil Extend Discount Program

In an effort to help vocational customers offset increased costs for engines certified to meet the new October 2002 EPA emissions standards, Peterbilt Motors Co. and Heil Environmental Industries Ltd. are offering discounts on select trucks

September 25, 2002 - Industry News

Online Sweepstakes Winner Will Experience Miami 400

One lucky winner will hear the last roar of the stock car season, courtesy of Rand McNally.

Tags: Events

September 25, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Allison Transmission Discounts On New Truck Orders

For a limited time, Kenworth and Allison Transmission have teamed up to offer the Allison Construction Program through participating Kenworth dealers in the U.S. and Canada.

September 25, 2002 - Industry News

Idaho Introduces Online Fuel Tax Payment Service for Truckers

Paying fuel taxes in Idaho just got easier.

September 25, 2002 - Industry News

Schwan's Selects Intermec Computers, Mobile Printers

Schwan's Sales Enterprises Inc., Marshall, Minn., an international distributor of frozen foods, has selected Intermec Technologies Corp. to provide mobile computers and portable printers

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

Roadway's 3rd Quarter Revenues Up 14.2%

Roadway Corp., Akron, Ohio, has reported that revenues for its third quarter, which ended Sept. 7, were $721,309,000, up 14.2% when compared to revenues of $631,657,000 for the third quarter of 2001.

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

Survey: Fleets Want To Spec New Truck Components

A recent survey of more than 40 fleets conducted by CK Marketing and Communications shows fleets in North America have a strong desire to specify their new vehicles with component brands of their choice

Tags: Economy

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Sales Team Joins CaseStack

CaseStack Inc., a Los Angeles-based business process outsourcing company, has announced the appointment of Gary Murphy as vice president of Logistics Solutions.

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

IdleAire Teams With InnVision For In-Cab Entertainment

IdleAire Technologies Corp., Knoxville, Tenn., is teaming with InnVision Networks of Plano, Texas, to test a network that will deliver tiered packages of television service,

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

Cost Accounting Topic Of TCA Seminar

With the economy still struggling, trucking companies need to find ways to improve their profits.

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

American LaFrance Closing Plants in Wisconsin

Emergency vehicle maker American LaFrance, which recently reopened the former Western Star Trucks assembly plant in South Carolina, is mothballing two Wisconsin manufacturing sites

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Dips Again

The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index, which has fallen in the past three months, declined again in September

Tags: Economy

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

International Offers $2,500 Incentive To New Buyers

International Truck and Engine Corp., Warrenville, Ill., has announced it is offering purchase incentives to truck fleet operators and owner-operators facing the October 2002 engine emissions period with uncertainty

September 23, 2002 - Industry News

Peregrine Systems Files For Bankruptcy

Peregrine Systems Inc., a San Diego firm that provides fleet maintenance software for trucking companies, among other business software lines, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy,

September 23, 2002 - Industry News

New ATA Web Site Lists Research, State-By-State Stats

The new American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) web site is now up and running, providing research information on the trucking industry.

September 23, 2002 - Industry News

FRAM Oil Filters, puraDYN Cite Joint Plan

FRAM Filters and puraDYN Filter Technologies Inc. have announced an alliance that both firms claim will offer an integrated oil filtration system to their customers.

September 23, 2002 - Industry News

Trucking Software Event Draws Fleets

Maddocks Systems Inc., developer of TruckMate for Windows (TM4Win) trucking software, said more than 350 fleet representatives attended its annual TruckMate Users Conference

Tags: Events

September 23, 2002 - Industry News

Delphi Opens Facility In Turkey

Delphi Corp. announced Monday that it has opened a new manufacturing facility in Izmir, Turkey.

September 23, 2002 - Industry News

Cost of Government: Trucking Facing Big Challenges

Forecasting the cost of government next year is, more than ever, a game of Blind Man's Bluff. The elements of the formula are easy enough -- taxes, fees, regulatory compliance, pending legislation, and so on

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