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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

September 23, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Leading Index Drops for Third Month

The Conference Board announced Monday that the U.S. leading index declined 0.2% in August, falling for a third consecutive month and declining more than analysts expected

Tags: Economy

September 23, 2002 - Industry News

Teletrac Adds Stop-Monitoring Feature

Teletrac, Inc., Garden Grove, Calif., has introduced FleetDirector On-Site, a new reporting feature for its flagship FleetDirector product

September 20, 2002 - Industry News

New Truck Plaza Going Up In South Beloit

Road Ranger Enterprise is about four weeks away from opening a 52,000-square-foot truck plaza in South Beloit, Ill., one of the largest facilities in its 30-store chain

September 20, 2002 - Industry News

Rail Study Claims Intermodel Transportation Up 8%

Freight rail intermodal transportation, which moves consumer goods and other products in a truck trailer or container on a rail car, posted an 8% growth over the past three months,

Tags: Intermodal

September 20, 2002 - Industry News

Daimler Paying $1.14 Billion for Mitsubishi, Hyundai Trucks

DaimlerChrysler AG announced Friday it would pay $1.14 billion in cash for interest in the truck units of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co.,

September 19, 2002 - Industry News

Shutdown Of West Coast Ports Averted

The Pacific Maritime Assn. called off a shutdown of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Thursday, saying a "selective strike" by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union appeared to be over

September 19, 2002 - Industry News

Housing Starts Drop Again in August

Housing starts dropped for a third month in August, according to a Census Bureau report, falling 2.4% to an annual rate of 1.609 million.

Tags: Economy

September 19, 2002 - Industry News

British Company Offers High-Orbit Satellite Tracking in U.S.

British telematics provider Satamatics Ltd. has received FCC permission to offer services in the U.S. The company has opened an office in Ocala, Fla., as Satamatics-Americas

September 18, 2002 - Industry News

Double A Trailer Sales Named Dealer for East Dump Trailers

Double A Trailer Sales is now an authorized dealer in west-central Ohio for aluminum dump trailers made by East Manufacturing

September 18, 2002 - Industry News

Holland Group To Cease South Carolina Operations

The Holland Group Inc. said Wednesday that market conditions will force the company to cease manufacturing operations

September 18, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Exports Rise; CPI Posts Gain

Exports of U.S. goods rose for a fourth consecutive month in July -- up $0.9 billion -- while imports fell by a similar amount, according to a Census Bureau report

Tags: Economy

September 18, 2002 - Industry News

Rand McNally Updates MileMaker HHG Database

Rand McNally, Skokie, Ill., has released a new version of its MileMaker database

September 17, 2002 - Industry News

IDSC Launches New Truckload Applications

Integrated Decision Support Corp. (IDSC), Richardson, Texas, has launched two new applications

September 17, 2002 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor's European Aftermarket Commitment Strong

At Automechanika 2002, a global commercial vehicle aftermarket exhibition now under way in Frankfurt, Germany, Harry Howard, vice president and general manager of ArvinMeritor's Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket,

September 17, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo To Deliver New VN Trucks To Tyson Foods Inc.

Volvo Trucks North America Inc., has announced that Tyson Foods Inc. has ordered a total of 227 new Volvo VNL670 highway tractors

September 17, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA Backs Indiana Petition For High Court To Hear Tax-Toll Road Case

For a second time, the U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review the constitutionality of the collection of fuel taxes on toll roads, this time in a suit against Indiana

September 17, 2002 - Industry News

Seminar: Move Freight, Make Money, Get Financing

One year after 9/11, the trucking industry is still struggling to find relief from the increased cost of insurance and tight financial markets

Tags: Events

September 17, 2002 - Industry News

Texas Agency Asks EPA To Raise Speed Limits

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has asked EPA for permission to replace the 55-mph speed limit on Houston area highways with limits of 60 mph and 65 mph for all vehicles

September 17, 2002 - Industry News

Delphi Corp. Joins Homeland Security Effort

A new suite of technologies from Delphi Corp. has been designed to help improve fleet security, according to David B. Wohleen, Delphi's electronics and mobile communications sector president

September 17, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Management Conference Scheduled Oct. 27-30

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is kicking off a yearlong celebration commemorating its own 70th birthday and the 100th anniversary of the trucking industry at their Management Conference & Exhibition, set for Oct. 27-30 in Orlando, Fla.

September 17, 2002 - Industry News

Manufacturing Slips 0.1% in August

Manufacturing production fell 0.1% in August but the Federal Reserve Board revised its July estimate from no change to a 0.3% increase

Tags: Economy

September 16, 2002 - Industry News

Safety From Truckers' View Stressed In Tennessee Program

A Tennessee Department of Safety promotion called the "No Zone" program, aims to teach drivers of passenger vehicles how to stay out of a trucker's blind spots.

September 16, 2002 - Industry News

Delaware bridge toll hike challenged

Plans to more than quadruple some Delaware River bridge tolls by the end of the year will put northeastern Pennsylvania at a competitive disadvantage and hurt consumers and businesses alike,

Tags: Highways

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