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October 31, 2002 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Firing 675 Workers; Temporarily Shutting Down 2 Plants

DaimlerChrysler AG's Freightliner unit, one of the world's biggest heavy-truck makers, will fire about 675 workers and shut two plants for eight day

October 31, 2002 - Industry News

GDP Expands 3.1% During Third Quarter

The U.S. economy expanded further during the third quarter of the year, but not as much as some analysts were hoping

Tags: Economy

October 30, 2002 - Industry News

Williams Signs Accord To Sell Its 60 Travel Centers

Williams announced Wednesday it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its retail travel center operations for about $190 million cash, including fuel inventory, merchandise and supplies

October 30, 2002 - Industry News

Goodyear Tire's Net Income More Than Triples

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has reported net income of $33.7 million (20 cents per share) for the third quarter of 2002

October 30, 2002 - Industry News

Navistar Announces Quarterly Charge

Navistar International Corp. said this week it will take a restructuring charge of as much as $456 million in the fourth quarter as it leaves the Brazilian truck market, and because of the uncertain future of a truck engine agreemen

October 30, 2002 - Industry News

New Jersey To Exempt Private Fleets From Rental Fee

The Truck Renting and Leasing Assn. (TRALA) has reached an apparent agreement with the New Jersey Division of Taxation to include private fleet transportation from the definition of "commercial freight"

October 30, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Trade Rep Says DOT Will Soon Lift Mexico Truck Ban

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick said the Department of Transportation would soon issue final regulations to allow Mexican motor carriers access to U.S. markets

October 30, 2002 - Industry News

SkyBitz Launches High-Satellite, Low-Cost Trailer Tracking

SkyBitz of Dulles, Va., has launched a low-cost asset tracking system using a high-orbit satellite, standard AA battery power and Global Locating System (GLS) -- an alternative to Global Positioning System (GPS)

October 29, 2002 - Industry News

Freightliner Temporarily Shutting Down Plants, Laying Off Workers

Due to difficult and extraordinary market conditions in the North American truck manufacturing industry, Freightliner LLC will make a series of production and work-force adjustments beginning in January 2003

October 29, 2002 - Industry News

FreightDATA Interfaces With eModal

FreightDATA Software Inc., a transportation management software provider, has interfaced its Harbor Drayage/Intermodal application with eModal, North America's Port Community System, providing inbound container availability informatio

Tags: Intermodal

October 29, 2002 - Industry News

Dana Corp. Selling Its Non-Core Businesses

Dana Corp. announced this week it has signed agreements with the Riverside Co., a leveraged buyout firm, to sell several non-core businesses.

October 29, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Driver Wins $3.3 Million In Discrimination Suit

A federal court jury in Denver said Yellow Freight Systems, a Kansas-based trucking company, should pay a black truck driver $3.3 million for racial discrimination,

October 29, 2002 - Industry News

Prices Rise, Supply Shrinks For Kenworths in Tight Used Truck Market

In contrast to last year when used trucks flooded the market, Kenworth used truck dealers are facing a tight market in which demand is strong and many truck models are scarce

October 29, 2002 - Industry News

Hub Group, TMM Logistics Join to Streamline Cross-Border Shipping

Hub Group Inc. and Grupo TMM have announced an operating partnership between Hub Group and TMM Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Grupo TMM

October 29, 2002 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Takes A Dive

Consumer confidence in the American economy slipped to its lowest level in nine years during October

Tags: Economy

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

EMS Technologies, GEOCOMtms Successfully Deploy Joint PDT-100, A.MAZE Solution

EMS Technologies Inc. has announced the continued success of its joint collaboration with GEOCOMtms, architect of the leading A.MAZE solution that optimizes the routing and scheduling of fleet operations

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Reports Miscalculation in 3rd Quarter Earnings; No Impact On Profit

Cummins Inc. has announced it discovered a miscalculation in the company's reported third quarter diluted earnings per share

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

AeroAstro Announces Low-Cost Satellite Asset Tracking

Satellite technology provider AeroAstro Inc. has introduced a low-cost asset tracking unit that will sell for $349, including installation anywhere in North America

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

TMC Bestows Its Highest Award on 4 Council Leaders

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Assns. awarded its highest honor -- the Silver Spark Plug Award -- to four trucking industry professionals during the Council's 2002 fall meeting in Charlotte, N.C.

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

J Schugel Trucking Converts 600 Trucks to Aether MobileMax

Aether Systems Inc. a leading provider of wireless and mobile data solutions, has announced that J Schugel Trucking Inc., a nationwide truckload carrier, has converted its fleet to Aether MobileMax for wireless vehicle tracking and messaging

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

Qualcomm Ships 450,000 Units Worldwide And Signs 36 Transportation Fleets

Qualcomm has announced that it has shipped 450,000 mobile communications units worldwide and that 36 new U.S. carriers have signed agreements to use the wireless fleet management system in Qualcomm's quarter ended September 2002

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

Landstar Adopts Truckstop Scanning By Pegasus TransTech

Landstar System Inc. is using TransFlo Express truckstop scanning from Pegasus TransTech at participating truckstops

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

UAW Members Ratify New 5-Year Contract With International

International Truck and Engine Corp. has announced that members of the United Auto Workers Union (UAW) have approved a new five-year labor agreement that will enable the company to become more competitive

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Announces It Is Sponsoring America's Road Team

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) and Volvo Trucks North America today announced that Volvo Trucks will sponsor ATA's America's Road Team, trucking's premier industry and truck driver image program

October 25, 2002 - Industry News

TruStar and MISG Launch New E-commerce Initiative

TruStar Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket distribution group, and the Management Information Systems Group Inc. (MISG), recently launched a new E-commerce initiative called TruNet that will enable all TruStar members to exchange electronic business documents with their suppliers.

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