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February 21, 2003 - Industry News

Manpower Survey Shows Hiring to Decline in 2nd Quarter

U.S. employers will be hiring at a moderately slower pace during the second quarter of 2003, according to the Employment Outlook Survey, conducted by Manpower Inc. and released today.

Tags: Economy

February 21, 2003 - Industry News

North Carolina Firm Becomes Advantage Truck Leasing

Volvo and GMC Truck Leasing of Carolina has changed its operating name to Advantage Truck Leasing.

February 21, 2003 - Industry News

Iowa80.com Catalog Features 1,200 New Items

Iowa80.com has released a new 48-page catalog overflowing with chrome and stainless accessories as well as cargo control items, compliance items and die-cast models

February 20, 2003 - Industry News

Alabama Highlighting Mid-America Show for a 15th Year

Alabama, one of country music's leading bands, will perform at the 2003 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, courtesy of Kenworth Truck Co. Kenworth is sponsoring the popular group's performance at Mid-America for a 15th consecutive and final year

Tags: Events

February 20, 2003 - Industry News

Dewey Clower Named NATSO President Emeritus

W. Dewey Clower has been named President Emeritus of NATSO, according to William D. Fay, NATSO president & CEO.

February 20, 2003 - Industry News

NTEA Names New Board of Trustees

The National Truck Equipment Assn. (NTEA), an organization that supports the work truck industry, has announced the election of five new members to its board of trustees

February 20, 2003 - Industry News

Mexican Truck Inspectors Complete Safety Training

Twenty-eight Mexican inspectors are completing an intensive three-week training program that prepares them to conduct commercial driver and vehicle inspections according to existing North American safety standards

February 20, 2003 - Industry News

Autocar Expands Vocational Engine Offerings

Autocar has announced a landmark expansion of engine offerings in its 2004 Xpeditor WX, WXR and WXLL low-cab-over engine (LCOE) truck models.

February 20, 2003 - Industry News

Chrysler Records $1.38 Billion Profit

Chrysler, the U.S. division of DaimlerChrysler, showed an operating profit of $1.38 billion in 2002, following a loss of $2.29 billion in 2001

February 20, 2003 - Industry News

Verizon, Sprint to Challenge Nextel's Direct Connect Service

Nextel Communications Inc., Reston, Va., may soon face serious competition for its Direct Connect service, popular among local and regional fleets

February 19, 2003 - Industry News

Con-Way Transportation Wins IT Award

Con-Way Transportation Services Inc., an operating company of CNF Inc., has been awarded an Enterprise Value Award (EVA) by CIO magazine.

February 19, 2003 - Industry News

Ruan Standardizes on Dell

Dell has announced that Ruan Transportation Management Systems, one of the largest privately owned transportation service companies in the United States, has chosen to standardize on Dell servers and storage to power its backend operations

February 19, 2003 - Industry News

Home Building Hits 16-Year High

Construction of new homes and apartments rose to their highest level in 16 years during January, while the number of new building permits fell. The U.S. Commerce Department this week reported a 0.2% increase in construction compared to Decembe

Tags: Economy

February 19, 2003 - Industry News

ACME Truck Line Using ACCPAC Software

ACCPAC International Inc., a subsidiary of Computer Associates International Inc., has announced that ACME Truck Line, a flatbed trucking service specializing in short hauls of 100-180 miles within the Gulf Coast states

February 19, 2003 - Industry News

Con-Way Opens Service Center in Florence, Ky.

Commercial shippers in northern Kentucky, southwest Ohio and southeast Indiana can now receive faster transit times from Con-Way Central Express, which opened an expanded service center earlier this month.

February 19, 2003 - Industry News

P.A.M. Transportation Signs Letter of Intent

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire for cash certain assets of McNeill Trucking Co. Inc.

February 19, 2003 - Industry News

CFI Equipping 2,400 Trucks With Aether MobileMax

Aether Systems Inc. a leading provider of wireless and mobile data solutions, has announced that Contract Freighters Inc. (CFI) has agreed to equip its entire fleet of 2,400 trucks with Aether MobileMax.

February 18, 2003 - Industry News

Datatrac Launches eTrac Freight Settlement

Datatrac Corp., a leading software developer and wireless communications solutions provider for the delivery industry, has announced the immediate availability of eTrac Settlement,

February 18, 2003 - Industry News

NYFD Chief Highlights NPTC Conference

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) will hold its annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition April 27 through 29 at the Cervantes Convention Center in St. Louis, Mo., highlighted by New York Fire Department Chief Richard Picciotto, who will be the Sunday Brunch speaker.

February 18, 2003 - Industry News

Volvo Boosting Class 8 Truck Production

Volvo Truck North America will increase Class 8 truck production at its New River Valley, Va., plant from an average 44 trucks per day to 72 trucks per day

February 18, 2003 - Industry News

Kenworth Names 2003 Dealer Council Members

Kenworth Truck Co. has named its Kenworth Dealer Council members for 2003. The council consists of leading executives from Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada

February 18, 2003 - Industry News

Cannon Express Announces 2nd Quarter Losses

Bruce W. Jones, CEO of Cannon Express Inc., announced revenues for the 2nd quarter of 2003 were $16,430,539 compared to $19,774,737 in the 2nd fiscal quarter of 2002

February 18, 2003 - Industry News

Allied Holdings Reports Profitable Fourth Quarter

Allied Holdings Inc., Decatur, Ga., reported net income of $2.1 million, or $0.25 per basic share and $0.24 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2002, versus a net loss of $2.3 million,

February 18, 2003 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Wins GM Award

Schneider Logistics Inc. reports that General Motors Service Parts Operations (SPO) has recognized the company with a Performance Award for supporting General Motors SPO 2002 business initiative

February 18, 2003 - Industry News

Oklahoma Giving Many Carriers the Boot

The Oklahoma Tax Commission has begun sending out letters to many carriers that are base-plated in Oklahoma through the International Registration Program (IRP)

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