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July 7, 2003 - Industry News

Fontaine Gets Freightliner Quality Award

Fontaine International has received the prestigious Masters of Quality award from Freightliner

July 7, 2003 - Industry News

SCTA Joins Alliance to End Towing Abuses

The South Carolina Trucking Assn. (SCTA) has joined a national network of tow truck operators formed to promote more consistent towing charges and end abuses truck drivers claim can cost them thousands of dollars per tow.

July 7, 2003 - Industry News

IdleAire Wins 2003 R&D 100 Award

Knoxville, Tenn.-based IdleAire Technologies Corp.’s Advanced Travel Center Electrification (ATE) system has been selected by R&D magazine as "one of the 100 most technologically significant products

July 7, 2003 - Industry News

Fleet Buys 200 Eaton VORAD Systems

Eaton VORAD has delivered 200 Eaton Vehicle Information Management Systems (EVIMS) to TransAm Trucking Inc., a refrigerated truckload carrier based in Olathe, Kan

July 7, 2003 - Industry News

A.MAZE Routes Incompatible Freight

GEOCOMtms, Québec, Canada, announced the addition of Compatible Services functionality to its A.MAZE routing and scheduling software

July 3, 2003 - Industry News

The Five Essentials of Racetrack Tailgatin’

On a hot summer weekend, there's no better way to enjoy the afternoon than to pull up at a racetrack with a cooler full of burgers and a grill ready to burn. Just ask any of the 20,000 ticket-holders who are planning on attending the 5th annual Power Stroke Diesel 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race Aug. 1 at Indianapolis Raceway Park.

Tags: Events

July 3, 2003 - Industry News

IdleAire Opens First Site West of Mississippi

IdleAire Technologies recently opened its sixth installation--its first west of the Mississippi River--amid drivers waiting for service

July 3, 2003 - Industry News

Swift Acquires Merit Distribution

Swift Transportation Co. Inc. announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of certain assets of Merit Distribution Services Inc. for $76 million

July 2, 2003 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel to be Freightliner Exclusive

A major reorganization of DaimlerChrysler's Commercial Vehicles Division will put Detroit Diesel under the Freightliner LLC umbrella and end sales of Detroit Diesel on-highway diesels to other truck makers

July 2, 2003 - Industry News

PocketMail Partners With Internet Truckstop

PocketMail Group Ltd., which provides mobile email services, said it will enter into a partnership with the Internet Truckstop to provide mobile load-matching services

July 2, 2003 - Industry News

Caterpillar, Terex Announce Tentative Accord

Caterpillar Inc. and Terex Corp. have reached a non-binding agreement in principle for Caterpillar to acquire Terex's worldwide electric drive mining truck business, and for Terex to acquire Caterpillar's 5000-Series mining shovel intellectual property

July 2, 2003 - Industry News

XATA Gets $1.8 Million in Orders

XATA Corp, provider of onboard fleet management solutions for the commercial trucking industry, has been awarded orders totaling $1.8 million by an undisclosed major company in the grocery industry

July 2, 2003 - Industry News

Celadon Participating in Highway Watch Program

Celadon Group Inc., Indianapolis, Ind., has announced it is one of the first trucking companies to participate in the Highway Watch program

July 2, 2003 - Industry News

Peterbilt Now Offers Alcoa Dura-Bright Wheels

Providing customers with a polished, professional image without buffing for hours, Peterbilt is now offering Alcoa Dura-Bright aluminum wheels that maintain their exterior finish with minimal cleaning

July 2, 2003 - Industry News

@Road Offers Automated Driver Logs

Mobile communications and onboard systems provider @Road, with headquarters in Fremont, Calif., has introduced an automated, digital driver log product called @Road Driver Log

July 2, 2003 - Industry News

Corporate Express Inc. Selects Aether's 20/20 Delivery

Aether Systems Inc., Owings Mills, Md., announced that Corporate Express Inc., a supplier of office and computer products and services, will deploy Aether’s 20/20 Deliver

July 1, 2003 - Industry News

TSMA Honors Nu-Way President

The Transportation Sales & Marketing Assn. (TSMA) recently honored Vernon Schrof, president and CEO of Nu-Way Transportation Services Inc. of Bloomington, Ill., with its Outstanding Service Award.

July 1, 2003 - Industry News

HOS Webinar Sessions Now Available

J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. and the American Trucking Assns. (ATA) are presenting one-hour training sessions in order to provide those in the trucking industry a quick,

July 1, 2003 - Industry News

Great Dane Consolidates Sales, Marketing Departments

Great Dane LP is consolidating the two separate sales and marketing departments of its multi-products and van divisions, effective immediately

July 1, 2003 - Industry News

CVSA Chief Addresses National Press Club

Peter Hurst, president of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, was the guest speaker at the National Press Club's Transportation Table luncheon in Washington, D.C. last week

July 1, 2003 - Industry News

Manufacturing Activity Steady in June

The ISM index of manufacturing activity inched up to 49.8 in June from 49.4 in May

Tags: Economy

July 1, 2003 - Industry News

Anti-Idling Law Goes Into Effect

Full implementation of California law AB 2650 begins today

July 1, 2003 - Industry News

Study Says Fleets Replace Components With OE Brand

In a recent study conducted by CK Marketing and Communications, a heavy-duty industry research and press relations fir

June 30, 2003 - Industry News

SMC3 Announces General Rate Increase

SMC3, a nationwide provider of Technology Tools for Transportation, says its General Rate Committee (GRC) has approved an overall rate increase of 6.1%, to become effective on Aug. 1, 2003

June 30, 2003 - Industry News

ChevronTexaco Sponsors Mobile Driving Simulator

ChevronTexaco Global Lubricants, a provider of heavy-duty engine oils, lubricants and coolants, said its Delo brand of lubricants will sponsor the Texas Motor Transport Assn.'s (TMTA) mobile classroom and driver simulator

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