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April 24, 2003 - Industry News

OOIDA Says Hours of Service Won't Help Driver Fatigue

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. (OOIDA) went on record Thursday as saying the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new hours of service rules will have minimal impact on truck driver fatigue.

April 24, 2003 - Industry News

ATA: Hours of Service Rule Passes Common Sense, Safety Tests

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA), the nation’s largest trucking industry trade and safety organization, says it's supporting a new federal hours of service rule.

April 24, 2003 - Industry News

Nuckolls Named TRALA Driver of the Year

Gary Nuckolls has more than 2 million accident-free miles and a lot to show from his 29 years on the road as a commercial truck driver. He's got a ton of certificates, letters of commendation and trophies in his Montgomery, Ala. home

April 24, 2003 - Industry News

Overnite Records 20% Gain in Revenue

Overcoming a harsh winter, an uncertain economy and the highest quarterly diesel fuel prices on record, Overnite Holding Inc., reported operating income of $12.6 million on $341.2 million in revenue

April 24, 2003 - Industry News

Oshkosh Truck Reports 2nd-Quarter Net Income Up 16%

Oshkosh Truck Corp., a leading manufacturer of specialty trucks and truck bodies, said second-quarter net income increased 16% to $14.1 million,

April 24, 2003 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Offers Asia-to-U.S. Service

FedEx Freight -- with FedEx Trade Networks and FedEx Ground -- is now offering ocean and ground service from Asia to all continental U.S. ZIP codes via FedEx Trade Networks Ocean-Ground Distribution service

April 24, 2003 - Industry News

Tire Retread Bureau to Exhibit at ITS

The Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB) will be an exhibitor at the International Trucking Show in Las Vega

April 24, 2003 - Industry News

Old Dominion Cites 48.1% Growth in Earnings

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. headquartered in Thomasville, N.C., said first-quarter revenues from operations increased 20.2% to $152,865,000 from $127,147,000 for the first quarter of 2002.

April 23, 2003 - Industry News

Stewart & Stevenson Opens New Training Center

Stewart & Stevenson Services Inc. is opening a new 18,000 square-foot training center in Houston in May.

April 23, 2003 - Industry News

North America Truck Show is May 8-10 in Boston

The 31st annual North American Truck Show gets underway Thursday, May 8 at the Bayside Expo Center in Boston

Tags: Events

April 23, 2003 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Reports 1st-Quarter Results

Rush Enterprises Inc., whose operations includes the largest network of Peterbilt heavy-duty truck dealerships in North America and a John Deere construction equipment dealership in Texas, has announced results for the quarter ended March 31, 2003.

April 23, 2003 - Industry News

Ryder System's Earnings Increase 24%

Ryder System Inc., a leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, reported earnings of $20.9 million for the first quarter of 2003, up 24% compared with $16.8 million in the year-earlier period.

April 23, 2003 - Industry News

Acquisition and the Euro Boost ArvinMeritor Sales

ArvinMeritor Inc. reported sales of $2 billion and net income of $24 million, or $0.36 per share, for its second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2003.

April 23, 2003 - Industry News

Early Figures Show Historic Drop in Car-Truck Fatalities

While overall highway traffic deaths for 2002 increased, preliminary figures issued Wednesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate a drop in car-truck crash fatalities.

April 23, 2003 - Industry News

Retread Spec'ing Guidelines Now Available

A new version of "Recommended Guidelines for Preparing a Tire Retread and Repair Government Bid" is now availabl

April 23, 2003 - Industry News

Survey Claims Fleet-buying Outlook Strong

More than 75% of the fleets polled by CK Marketing & Communications this month, indicated that they plan to purchase both power units and trailer

Tags: Economy

April 22, 2003 - Industry News

ATA Endorses Heavy-Duty Towing Alliance

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has officially endorsed towing and recovery services provided by a California company that operates throughout the continental United States and much of Canada. American Towing Alliance (ATowA) provides heavy-duty towing and recovery services that include tow dispatch, incident management and invoicing and payment processing.

April 22, 2003 - Industry News

Yellow Corp. Revenues Climb 17%

Yellow Corp. has reported first quarter 2003 income of $5.6 million, or $.19 per share, up substantially from about break-even performance in the first quarter of 2002

April 22, 2003 - Industry News

1st Quarter Results: UPS is Up

UPS has reported solid first-quarter results driven by its international and non-package businesses, with both segments generating strong revenue growth and record-setting profits

April 22, 2003 - Industry News

Paccar Announces Strong First Quarter Results

Paccar Inc. reported excellent results for the first quarter of 2003, according to Mark C. Pigott, chairman and chief executive officer.

April 22, 2003 - Industry News

Pre-war Data Push Leading Economic Indicators Down

The Conference Board reported that its index of leading economic indicators fell 0.2% in March on top of a 0.6% decline over the prior two months.

Tags: Economy

April 22, 2003 - Industry News

CNF Inc. Reports First-Quarter Results

CNF Inc. has reported first-quarter net income of $15.9 million, or 30 cents per diluted share. This compares with net income for common shareholders of $18.3 million, or 35 cents per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2002.

April 21, 2003 - Industry News

New Web Site for Retail Sales of Heavy Trucks

A new site, HeavyTruckDealers.com, is open to the public for retail sales of heavy and medium-duty trucks.

April 21, 2003 - Industry News

Darkhorse To Hold Reunion

A group of Vietnam veterans is looking for truckers for an upcoming reunion

April 21, 2003 - Industry News

Peterbilt Facilities Get ISO 9001:2000 Certification

Meeting international benchmarks for quality of manufacturing processes, products and customer support, Peterbilt Motors Co. is ISO 9001:2000 certified at all of its facilities, the company recently announced.

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