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January 16, 2003 - Industry News

Wheaton Moving Announces Drivers of the Year

Wheaton World Wide Moving, one of the nation's leading specialists in household goods moving, recently honored four individuals as Super Service Drivers of the Year.

January 16, 2003 - Industry News

Online Courses Available For Fleet/Transportation Professionals

An online management, education and information resource for fleet and transportation managers is offering a series of management courses through efleetmgmt inc

January 15, 2003 - Industry News

Autocar Launches New Web Site

Autocar LLC has launched a new Internet site at www.autocartruck.com that is designed to provide customers and dealers with immediate access to product and service information

January 15, 2003 - Industry News

Aftermarket Legislative Summit Scheduled Feb. 25-26

Registrations are running ahead of last year's for the 2003 Aftermarket Legislative Summit, scheduled for Feb. 25 and 26 in Washington, D.C.,

January 15, 2003 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Audio Conference On the Economy Feb. 6

The Transportation Carriers Assn. (TCA) is hosting an Eye on the Economy audio conference from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 6 entitled "Is Your Company Ready to Handle the Capacity.

January 15, 2003 - Industry News

USA Truck Orders 963 International Tractors With Post-Oct. 1 Engines

International Truck and Engine Corp. announced Wednesday that USA Truck Inc. has placed an order for nearly 1,000 International 9400i heavy-duty tractor

January 15, 2003 - Industry News

Carpenter Picks Ryder For Transportation Services

Ryder System Inc., provider of transportation and supply chain management solutions, has been selected by Carpenter Technology Corp., manufacturer of specialty metals, to design and implement a comprehensive transportation management program

January 15, 2003 - Industry News

Transportation's Mineta To Undergo Back Surgery

Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta will undergo major back surgery next week to relieve chronic pain, aides said Tuesday

January 15, 2003 - Industry News

Producer Prices Flat In December

U.S. producer prices were unchanged in December as falling passenger vehicle prices helped offset increases in the costs of food and energy

Tags: Economy

January 14, 2003 - Industry News

TCA, NJMTA Back Negotiated Rulemaking

In comments filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) this week, the Truckload Carriers Assn.(TCA) joined with the New Jersey Motor Truck Assn.(NJMTA

January 14, 2003 - Industry News

ATA Backs President's Economic Plan; Warns of High Diesel Prices

In a pair of letters delivered to President Bush in the last few days, the American Trucking Assns.(ATA) endorsed the president's economic plan on one hand, and then issued a warning about the effects of climbing diesel prices

January 14, 2003 - Industry News

New Jersey Might Slow Trucks Down

New Jersey transportation officials are considering lowering speed limits for trucks following a recent spate of fatal accidents involving trucks on state highways

January 14, 2003 - Industry News

Volvo Delivers 200 Trucks to Carlsberg Brewery

Volvo Trucks has signed an agreement with the Carlsberg-owned brewery Feldschlosschen Getranke in Switzerland

January 14, 2003 - Industry News

December Retail Sales Disappointing

Retail sales in December turned out to be just about as poor as many store owners were woefully predicting during the holidays

Tags: Economy

January 13, 2003 - Industry News

War Worries Halt Volvo Truck Orders

Volvo, the Swedish truck manufacturer, said fears of war with Iraq have prompted some of its customers to hold off on new orders

January 13, 2003 - Industry News

Integres Enhances Service Through eTrac Network

Datatrac Corp., an Atlanta-based software developer and wireless communications solutions provider for delivery industry, said Integres Global Logistics has adopted the eTrac information platform created by Datatrac to enhance its customer service

January 13, 2003 - Industry News

EIS Delivers Software Solution For Regional LTL Carrier

The Transportation Practice of Enterprise Information Solutions Inc. (EIS) has announced results from the deployment of a new pickup dispatching computer system it developed for a regional LTL carrier

January 13, 2003 - Industry News

Ground Control Markets Hughes Networks'Direcway

Ground Control, provider of mobile and fixed satellite Internet access and application solutions, and Hughes Network Systems (HNS), provider of broadband satellite network solutions, have announced an agreement to provide Direcway two-way, high-speed satellite communications services

January 13, 2003 - Industry News

Oshkosh Preferred Bidder for British Wheeled Tankers

Oshkosh Truck Corp. has been selected as the preferred bidder by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence to supply about 350 wheeled tankers.

January 10, 2003 - Industry News

Engineer Pushing The Aerodynamic Envelope To Save Fuel

Say the word "aerodynamics" and Wayne Simons' eyes still light up. And that's after 36 years with Kenworth Truck Co., researching ways to reduce vehicle drag and increase fuel economy. "That's the beauty of engineering," said Simons,

January 10, 2003 - Industry News

U.S. Jobless Numbers Increase In December

U.S. employment fell 101,000 jobs in December and the Bureau of Labor Statistics sharply boosted its estimate of November job losses to 88,000 according to figures released Friday

Tags: Economy

January 10, 2003 - Industry News

Indiana Governor OKs Plans For 'NAFTA Superhighway'

Indiana's governor announced plans last week to build a route through the southwest part of the state that will allow the "NAFTA Superhighway" to extend past Indianapolis

Tags: Highways

January 10, 2003 - Industry News

FedEx Express Names Comdata Supplier of the Year

Comdata Corp. has been honored by FedEx Express, an operating company of FedEx Corp., receiving its Global Strategic Supplier Symposium Excellence Award.

January 10, 2003 - Industry News

CSI Wireless Signs Telematics Deal with Directed Electronics

CSI Wireless Inc. has announced an agreement to be the exclusive telematics hardware supplier to Directed Electronics Inc., one of the largest after-market vehicle security and remote-start manufacturers

January 10, 2003 - Industry News

EPA Prepares SmartWay Program To Cut Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing a pollution-reduction program to encourage trucking firms to voluntarily adopt fuel-efficiency technology and practices,

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