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July 18, 2001 - Industry News

Lufkin: Weak Trailer Sales Through This Year

The industry will do well to see a rebound in trailer sales by the first quarter of 2002

July 18, 2001 - Industry News

CF, Daylight Announce Rate Increases

Two West Coast based less-than-truckload companies have announced rate increases

July 18, 2001 - Industry News

Parts, Service & Niche Sales Strong, says Rush Enterprises

Over-the-road truck sales remain soft, but Peterbilt mega-dealer Rush Enterprises says it continues to see growth in the parts and service side of its business

July 18, 2001 - Industry News

Housing Starts Jump, Inflation Eases From May to June

The roller coaster ride of economic reports that affect trucking continued yesterday, with news of housing starts and inflation

Tags: Economy

July 18, 2001 - Industry News

Southern Maryland Oil Selects GeoCom TMS Routing

Southern Maryland Oil of LaPlata, Md., will use GeoCom TMS Routing technolog

July 18, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow Global Offers Quotes and Shipping on the Web

Yellow Global of Overland Park, Kan., has introduced Global QBT, a web site that provides instant quotes on international shipments

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

New Jersey Association Warns Truckers of Delays On Westbound I-80

The New Jersey Motor Truck Association has issued a notice advising drivers and fleets to avoid westbound I-80 in New Jersey between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m., if at all possible

Tags: Highways

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Hoffa, Mexico's President Meet On NAFTA

Mexican President Vicente Fox and Teamsters President James P. Hoffa discussed the issue of opening the U.S. border to Mexican trucks in a private meeting Monday night

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Caterpillar: Strength in Other Markets Offsets Collapse of North American Truck Engine Market

Caterpillar reported second quarter sales and revenue of $5.49 billion, up 2% from second quarter 2000. However, profit was $271 million, down 14% from a year ago

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Dana Profitable, Despite Challenging Second Quarter

Dana Corp. posted second quarter income, before non-recurring items, of $26 million on sales of $2.8 billion

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Neal McCoy Returns To TruckerFest

Neal McCoy will entertain truckers free at TruckerFest.

Neal McCoy, a hit with truckers at last year's TruckerFest in Reno/Sparks, Nev., is making a return appearance at this year's event, Friday, Aug. 17

Tags: Events

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Menlo Logistics To Lay Off 400

CNF subsidiary Menlo Logistics will lay off 400 people after one of its customers went out of business

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Dana/Suttles Choses PeopleNet's Fleet Management

PeopleNet Communications of Minneapolis announced that Dana/Suttles Transport has installed PeopleNet's Fleet Management tracking and communications system in its 700-vehicle fleet

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Second Quarter Fleet Financials Coming In

The first wave of quarterly financial reports from the nation’s trucking companies is starting to roll in, and so far the news looks better than it did at the end of the first quarter

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

RACO Introduces Portable, Real Time GPS Navigation.

RACO Industries, Cincinnati, Ohio, has introduced an off-the-shelf, GPS-based portable navigation system called the Destinator

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Industrial Production Falls Again

As things started to look up with the U.S. economy with recent news of increased sales, lower wholesale prices, and higher consumer confidence, a Federal Reserve report released Tuesday showed there are still dark clouds on the horizon

Tags: Economy

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Ergonomics Debate Resumes Following Scuttling of Rule

The decade-old debate over protecting workers from motion-related injuries entered a new phase yesterday as the Bush administration convened a series of public conferences on how best to write ergonomics rules

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Numbers Mixed, Hope Still On The Horizon

Recently released economic numbers show the U.S. economy is slowly chugging along, but there are some indications things may be getting ready to turn around

Tags: Economy

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

TA Opens New Flagship Location

TravelCenters of America has opened its new flagship site in Lodi, Ohio, which will feature a Starbucks store

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Trism Downsizing

Trism Inc., Kennesaw, Ga., is getting out of areas it says has made it unprofitable over the last two years

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Trash Haulers Pile Up Violations

Refuse haulers racked up more than 11,000 safety and environmental violations during Pennsylvania's "Operation Clean Sweep.

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Comdata Changes Truckstop Pricing Structure

Citing increased bad debt exposure and volatile fuel costs, Comdata announced it is expanding its new percentage-based pricing structure for truckstops and travel plazas

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Heartland Honors 2-Million-Milers

Heartland Express, Iowa City, Iowa, announced two of its drivers have reached the feat of 2 million accident-free miles with the company

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Trailmobile Canada To Cut Production

Amid slumping demand for new trailers, Trailmobile Canada Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario, said it will reduce trailer production by about 25%

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Beautiful Trucks Winners At Walcott

Walcott Truckers Jamboree highlights: Trucker olympics, top left; antique trucks, top right; Super Truck Beauty Contest winners "Marooned," bottom left, and "Liquid Chicken," bottom right.

More than 60 trucks entered the Super Truck Beauty Contest at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree in Walcott, Iowa, last week

Tags: Events

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