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November 21, 2002 - Industry News

USDOT, Landstar Team Up To Encourage Drivers To Buckle Up

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta announced a partnership between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and Landstar System Inc.

November 21, 2002 - Industry News

Half Of Nation's Drivers Are Sleepy Behind The Wheel

Findings from a poll by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), released at the National Summit to Prevent Drowsy Driving in Washington, DC., indicate that about half of America's adult drivers feel sleepy while they are driving

November 21, 2002 - Industry News

Leading Economic Indicators Flat In October

A measure of the country's overall economic health was unchanged in October, according to figures released on Thursday

Tags: Economy

November 21, 2002 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Launches European Service

FedEx Freight, in cooperation with FedEx Trade Networks, will now offer less-than-container-load (LCL) service to and from Europe, via FedEx Trade Networks Ocean Transport Service

November 21, 2002 - Industry News

E-Z Pass Commercial Vehicle Web Site Streamlines Enrollment

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Executive Director John Durbin has announced the launch of the E-ZPass commercial vehicle web site. Designed to streamline pre-enrollment into the E-ZPass commercial vehicle program, the new site provides downloadable versions

Tags: Highways

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

New Home Starts Hit The Brakes

New home starts in the United States took a nosedive in October after hitting a 16-year high the month before

Tags: Economy

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

DOT And Customs Launch 'Operation Safe Commerce'

Associate Deputy Secretary of Transportation Jeffrey Shane and Deputy Customs Commissioner Douglas Browning jointly announced Wednesday the launch of Operation Safe Commerce (OSC)

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

FedEx Announces Rate Changes for 2003

FedEx Corp. has announced rate changes for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground effective Jan. 6, 2003

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

First New Generation Volvo VN Heads To Customer

The first new generation Volvo VN tractor left the New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Va., last week for delivery to a waiting customer, less than three months after its introduction to the North American trucking industry.

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

Class 8 Sales Rise in October; Kenworth Up 123%

Sales of Class 8 trucks in October were up 27.2% compared with year-ago levels

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

Landstar Honors Its Million-Mile Drivers

Landstar Systems Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., has recognized 64 of its drivers for their outstanding safety records

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

New Elite Wheel-End Assembly Standard on East Trailers

East Manufacturing?s Elite wheel-end assembly eliminates the usual practice of replacing the seals whenever a brake job is performed on trailers

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

New Delphi Transmission Interface Technologies

Delphi Corp. will be offering heavy-duty transmission interface technologies designed specifically for commercial vehicles

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

UPS Adds 1,800 DaimlerChrysler Sprinter Vans to Fleet

DaimlerChrysler Vans LLC, the U.S. distributor of Sprinter Vans, has announced the addition of 1,800 Sprinter vans to UPS's U.S. fleet

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

Sirius Posts 3rd Quarter Results

Sirius Satellite Radio has announced its financial results for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2002

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

Praxair Specs Lane Guidance System

Iteris Inc., a subsidiary of Odetics Inc. has announced that Praxair Inc. of Danbury, Conn., has committed to an initial order of 200 new trucks with the Iteris Lane Guidance lane departure warning system installed

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

XM Posts 3rd Quarter Results

XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. has reported financial and operating results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2002

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

International Truck Selects FreeMarkets Inc.

FreeMarkets Inc., a global provider of enterprise sourcing software and services, has announced that International Truck and Engine Corp., the operating company of Navistar International Corp. has selected FreeMarkets Savings Implementation Solution

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

LTL.com, Inc. Selects Descartes for EDI

Logistics technology provider Descartes Systems Group Inc., Waterloo, Ont., announced that LTL.com is now using Descartes solutions

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

Comtrack Logistics Chooses Aether's MobileMax

Mobile communications provider Aether Systems Inc. Owings Mills, Md., announced that Comtrak Logistics Inc., a nationwide truckload and intermodal carrier, has converted its entire fleet to Aether MobileMa

November 19, 2002 - Industry News

Oklahoma Again Facing Loss of IRP Fees

The International Registration Plan board of directors has given Oklahoma until Jan. 1 to come up with a plan to reimburse other jurisdictions for revenue lost because of its prior registration rules

November 19, 2002 - Industry News

Schneider National Named 2002 IANA Intermodal Award Winner

The Intermodal Assn. of North America (IANA) announced that Schneider National has been selected as a co-recipient of the 2002 IANA Intermodal Achievement Award

Tags: Intermodal

November 19, 2002 - Industry News

UAW Files $3.5 Million Lawsuit Against Paccar

The United Auto Workers filed a $3.5 million lawsuit against Paccar Inc. in federal court in Nashville, Tenn. Tuesday

November 19, 2002 - Industry News

Trade Improves In September

The overall U.S. trade deficit fell slightly in September to $38.03 billion, the second highest level on record, while exports of goods increased

Tags: Economy

November 19, 2002 - Industry News

400% Toll Hike On 7 Bridges Prompts Move For Lawsuit

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission voted this week to ease the burden that a more than 400% toll hike would have put on trucks crossing the commission's seven toll bridges in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

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