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March 24, 2003 - Industry News

Western Star Adds 70 New Dealer Locations

A major expansion of the Western Star Trucks dealer network is underway with 70 new dealer locations added in the past 18 months.

March 24, 2003 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers $2,500 Incentive on Select Trucks

Kenworth Truck Co. has introduced a $2,500 Customer Incentive Program on selected 2003 model Kenworth trucks in current dealer inventory, available on purchases financed through Paccar Financial Corp

March 21, 2003 - Industry News

Veteran Trucker Wins Great Big Rig Sweepstakes

Oral Perry of Pittsburg, Ill. was selected as the winner of the Great Big Rig Sweepstakes, a promotion of DaimlerChrysler Services (DCS) Truck Finance.

March 21, 2003 - Industry News

Mack Introduces InfoMax Wireless

Mack Trucks Inc. has introduced InfoMax Wireless -- a new information management and utilization system designed to help fleets cut operating costs.

March 20, 2003 - Industry News

Volvo Opens Truck Factory in Russia

Volvo Trucks opened a factory in Russia this month, making it the first Western truck maker to establish its own production facility for heavy trucks in the country.

March 20, 2003 - Industry News

Arkansas House Sends Truck Bill to Governor

The Arkansas House this week sent Gov. Mike Huckabee a bill that gives tax breaks to truckers

March 20, 2003 - Industry News

Heartland Express Expands Operating Facilities

Heartland Express Inc., an irregular route truckload carrier of general commodities, has purchased or plans to purchase regional operating terminals in or near Columbus, Ohio; Carlisle, Pa.; Chester Va.; and Memphis, Tenn.

March 20, 2003 - Industry News

SMC3 Readies for Annual Summer Meeting

SMC3, a Georgia-based trucking technology company, has announced its 48th annual summer meeting will be held June 18 through 20

March 20, 2003 - Industry News

Peterbilt's Model 379X Debuts at Mid-America

Making its debut at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Peterbilt Motor Co. displayed two of its new Model 379Xs in its exhibit,

March 20, 2003 - Industry News

Mack Introduces PowerLeash Engine Brake System

Mack Trucks Inc. has introduced the PowerLeash engine brake, which is now available on Mack’s Application Specific Engine Technology (ASET) engines

March 20, 2003 - Industry News

Cummins Adds ISX 385 ST to Lineup

Cummins Inc. has announced the addition of the new ISX 385 ST to its heavy-duty on-highway product line.

March 20, 2003 - Industry News

Leading Indicators Give Up Recent Gain

The Index of Leading Economic Indicators dropped 0.4% in February after rising modestly for four months.

Tags: Economy

March 20, 2003 - Industry News

Peterbilt Offering New Truck Incentives

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. this week that it is offering several new promotions to help customers offset record-high diesel fuel prices

March 19, 2003 - Industry News

Truckers Advantage Card Helps Small Fleets

Fleet One and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. (OOIDA) have announced the creation of Truckers Advantage,

March 19, 2003 - Industry News

Caterpillar Unveils New Engine Line With ACERT Technology

Caterpillar Inc. introduced its on-highway truck and bus engines equipped with ACERT technology at the Mid-America Trucking Show on Wednesday.

March 19, 2003 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Opens Denver Brokerage Office

Schneider Logistics Inc. has opened an office in Denver to service its brokerage customers throughout the Rocky Mountain states, including Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, New Mexico and the Dakotas.

March 19, 2003 - Industry News

FedEx Reports Profits Up 23% for 3rd Quarter

FedEx Corp., Memphis, Tenn., reported profits were up 23% for the third quarter. The company also reported earnings of $147 million, or 49 cents per shar

March 19, 2003 - Industry News

Cummins Receives Orders for 12,000 New Engines

Cummins Inc. announced at the Mid-America Truck Show in Louisville Wednesday that it has received orders for more than 12,000 of its engines meeting the October '02 EPA emissions.

March 18, 2003 - Industry News

Tri-State Installs Carrier Logistics System

Tri-State Express Inc., a LTL carrier out of Huntington, W.Va., has installed FACTS2000, a complete freight management software system.

March 18, 2003 - Industry News

Autocar Opens New Headquarters, Manufacturing Facility

Autocar recently celebrated the opening of its new headquarters and manufacturing facility at 551 S. Washington Street in Hagerstown, Ind.

March 18, 2003 - Industry News

Miss Kentucky Signing Autographs at Mid-America

Miss Kentucky 2002 -- Mary Catherine Correll -- will sign autographs from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, in the Kenworth Truck Co. booth (No. 3410)

Tags: Events

March 18, 2003 - Industry News

Fleets Warned To Tighten Security As War Looms

An industrywide alert has been released by the Trucking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Truck ISAC), operated by the American Trucking Assns.

March 18, 2003 - Industry News

Storms Slow Housing Starts, But Boom Continues

February housing starts fell to 1.62 million from 1.82 in January, mostly due to unseasonably bad building weather in much of the country.

Tags: Economy

March 17, 2003 - Industry News

Plane Crash Claims Flying J Founder, 2 Others

A plane crash near Sun Valley, Idaho, Saturday claimed the lives of Flying J truckstop founder O. Jay Call, former vice president and current board member, Richard E. "Buzz" Germer, and Germer's wife, Ilene.

March 17, 2003 - Industry News

PC*Miler Provides Detailed Mileage Info

ALK Technologies, developers of advanced worldwide transportation technology solutions, has announced the integration of its PC*Miler routing and mileage solution

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