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May 16, 2003 - Industry News

9-11 Memorial Begins 8-day ‘California Journey’

The Freedom’s Flame Memorial, a 16-ton steel tribute from the World Trade Center towers, along with a damaged NYFD firetruck that visited 18 states last summer, are on the road again – this time on a "California Journey.

Tags: Events

May 16, 2003 - Industry News

LPC Focus on Freight Loss, Damage

The Loss Prevention Conference (LPC) held its 2003 spring meeting earlier this month in Orlando, Fla., focusing on "Tackling Freight Loss and Damage Head On.

Tags: Events

May 16, 2003 - Industry News

U.S. Factory Outputs Declines in April

Factory output fell 0.6% in April after declining 0.1% in each of the two previous months, according to the Federal Reserve Board

Tags: Economy

May 15, 2003 - Industry News

Navistar Reports 2nd Quarter Loss

Navistar International Corp. reported a loss from continuing operations of $12 million for the three months ended April 30, 2003, compared with a loss of $2 million a year earlier.

May 15, 2003 - Industry News

Schneider National Sues California's DMV

Schneider National has filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Motor Vehicles charging that a $10-million fine levied against the Green Bay, Wis.-based carrier violates the International Registration Plan and the U.S. Constitution

May 15, 2003 - Industry News

TRIB to Distribute Brochures

The Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB) will be distributing nearly 55,000 brochures about the importance of truckers maintaining proper tire air pressure.

May 15, 2003 - Industry News

CVSA Newest Group to Join TRIB

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is the newest member of the Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB)

May 14, 2003 - Industry News

Highway Reauthorization Plan Would Cost $247 Billion

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta Wednesday unveiled the Bush Administration’s $247-billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal

May 14, 2003 - Industry News

April Retail Sales Hold Gains

April retail sales held their big gain in March, so the spring quarter has begun with sales 1% above the winter quarter average, according to Jim Haughey, senior economist for Newport Communications.

Tags: Economy

May 14, 2003 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Heats Up July

Iowa 80 Truckstop's famous Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be celebrating America's Truckers for a 24th year on July 10 and 11 in Walcott, Iowa.

May 13, 2003 - Industry News

Wix Re-Emphasizes Heavy-Duty Roots

Wix Filters, Gastonia, N.C., has renewed its emphasis on heavy-duty filters with an aggressive research and testing campaign and intensive training of its sales force on the heavy-duty market

May 13, 2003 - Industry News

CSI Wireless Launches Trailer Tracking Device

CSI Wireless Inc., a designer and manufacturer of advanced GPS and wireless products, has introduced Fleet-Link, a tracking and reporting device for remotely managing tractor trailers and other mobile assets and cargo.

May 13, 2003 - Industry News

BOC Driver is 5th Honored by NPTC

Vernon E. Good, who has driven safely for more than 3.5 million miles during a 31-year career with BOC, has become the fifth BOC driver inducted into the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Driver Hall of Fame.

May 13, 2003 - Industry News

Continental Tire North America Newest TRIB Member

Continental Tire North America is now the 12th new-tire manufacturer to support the Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB)

May 13, 2003 - Industry News

Rely on Retreads? It's Really Up To You

Many truckers have a selective memory when it comes to tires. They only remember retread failures. They never seem to recall when a first-run tire fails

May 13, 2003 - Industry News

Ryder Opens New Facility in Milwaukee

Ryder System Inc., a global leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, has announced the opening of a state-of-the-art service facility in Milwaukee, Wis.

May 13, 2003 - Industry News

Sponsors Sought for Truck Driving Championships

Sponsorships remain available for companies to promote themselves through one of the most popular events in the trucking industry, the National Truck Driving Championships.

Tags: Events

May 13, 2003 - Industry News

Terion Exceeds 65,000 Installed Trailer Systems

Terion Inc., a Texas-based provider of trailer management systems, said it has surpassed 65,000 installed FleetView units

May 12, 2003 - Industry News

G.I. Trucking Offers Gold Star Service

Faced with emergency or rush shipments, customers can take advantage of a new rapid and guaranteed service from G.I. Trucking Co., headquartered in Brea, Calif

May 12, 2003 - Industry News

Elite Accepted Into C-TPAT Security Program

Elite International Transportation has been officially accepted as a member of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C- TPAT) program.

May 12, 2003 - Industry News

Schneider's Trailer Order With Wabash Exceeds $100 Million

Wabash National Corp. has received additional orders from Schneider National for its proprietary 53-foot DuraPlate HD trailer, bringing Schneider's 2003 trailer purchases to more than $100 million

May 12, 2003 - Industry News

AeroAstro Initiates Asset Tracking Service

AeroAstro Inc., a Virginia-provider of small satellites and related technology products, has initiated its Sensor Enabled Notification System (SENS) service, a data monitoring and asset tracking service.

May 12, 2003 - Industry News

Production Begins at ArvinMeritor's Brazil Plant

ArvinMeritor Inc. has announced that production has begun on schedule at its new Suspensys joint venture with Randon Participacoes, of Brazil.

May 12, 2003 - Industry News

9,000 Inspectors Will Be Pulling Trucks Over in June

The 16th annual International Roadcheck will be held June 3-5 throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

May 12, 2003 - Industry News

Union Plan Might Keep International Plant Open

International Truck and Engine Corp. has reached an understanding with the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) on a plan that would keep the company's Chatham, Ontario heavy truck assembly plant open

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