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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

September 16, 2002 - Industry News

Peterbilt Of Wyoming Opens Three Locations

Three new locations have been added to the Peterbilt dealership network with the opening of Peterbilt of Wyoming, Peterbilt Motors Co. has announced

September 16, 2002 - Industry News

Nation's Inventories Continue To Climb

The Commerce Department announced Monday that the nation's businesses added to their inventories in July, stockpiling goods for a third consecutive month.

Tags: Economy

September 13, 2002 - Industry News

Retail sales strong, inflation unchanged for August

August proved to be a good month for consumer spending, and inflation held steady at the wholesale level, according to a pair of economic reports released Friday in Washington.

Tags: Economy

September 12, 2002 - Industry News

Tire Tracking: How Much Is Enough?

Tires cost money -- lots of it. So tires should be monitored and maintained for optimum usage. Computer software has made the possible for virtually any size fleet. But just how far should that monitoring go

September 12, 2002 - Industry News

Class 8 Specs: A New Ball Game

In just a couple of weeks, it appears we are headed into yet another new era of how commercial trucks and trailers are going to be specified, thanks to the Oct. 1 emissions standards and the economy

September 12, 2002 - Industry News

Nasdaq Cites Consolidated's Listing Deficiencies

Consolidated Freightways Corp. said Thursday it has been advised by the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Department that the company fails to comply with the stockholders equity requirements for continued listing on The Nasdaq Stock Market

September 12, 2002 - Industry News

<I>Post</i> Grades Transportation Security

Trains, trucks and buses got good grades for homeland security from The Washington Post, but ports, bridges and tunnels didn?t fare so well in the paper?s one-year anniversary coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

September 12, 2002 - Industry News

Petroleum Fuels Rise in August Import Prices

Import prices in the United States rose in August, boosted primarily by higher prices for imported petroleum

Tags: Economy

September 12, 2002 - Industry News

Consolidated Drivers Get Paychecks

US Bank officials said a computer glitch that prevented former workers of Consolidated Freightways from cashing their paychecks has been corrected

September 11, 2002 - Industry News

H&W Troubles Mount

A 75-year-old Iowa motor carrier that filed for bankruptcy protection in June could be forced to liquidate

September 11, 2002 - Industry News

New Jersey Governor Calls For Cell Phone Ban

New Jersey’s governor wants his state to become the second to outlaw the use of handheld mobile phones while driving

September 11, 2002 - Industry News

Trucking School: CF Closure Won't Ease Driver Shortage

You would think that last week's news of the demise of Consolidated Freightways would ease some of the driver shortage pressure in the trucking industry,

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