September 26, 2002 - Industry News
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.
Three workers were injured after an explosion at a trucking business sent a fireball through a building filled with propane tanks, chemicals and tires.
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.
New York became the 12th state to join the national Highway Watch program this week.
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
September 25, 2002 - Industry News
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
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
One lucky winner will hear the last roar of the stock car season, courtesy of Rand McNally.
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.
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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 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.
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
CaseStack Inc., a Los Angeles-based business process outsourcing company, has announced the appointment of Gary Murphy as vice president of Logistics Solutions.
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,
With the economy still struggling, trucking companies need to find ways to improve their profits.
Emergency vehicle maker American LaFrance, which recently reopened the former Western Star Trucks assembly plant in South Carolina, is mothballing two Wisconsin manufacturing sites
The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index, which has fallen in the past three months, declined again in September
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 Inc., a San Diego firm that provides fleet maintenance software for trucking companies, among other business software lines, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy,
The new American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) web site is now up and running, providing research information on the trucking industry.
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.
Maddocks Systems Inc., developer of TruckMate for Windows (TM4Win) trucking software, said more than 350 fleet representatives attended its annual TruckMate Users Conference
Delphi Corp. announced Monday that it has opened a new manufacturing facility in Izmir, Turkey.
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