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October 23, 2002 - Industry News

Colorado DOT Using New Liquid De-icer Product

Responding to concerns raised by Colorado Motor Carriers Assn. and others, the Colorado Department of Transportation will be using a new liquid de-icer product this winter.

Tags: Highways

October 23, 2002 - Industry News

New Report IDs 25 Worst Bridges and Roads in Rhode Island

One in four major bridges in Rhode Island is deficient and in need of repair or improvement, and one out of five of the state's non-Interstate major roads are in poor condition, according to a new study

Tags: Highways

October 23, 2002 - Industry News

Seattle's 'Blood Alley' Widened to 4 Lanes

A dangerous two-lane road that truckers prefer to travel rather than face Seattle-area traffic became a four-lane highway this week

Tags: Highways

October 23, 2002 - Industry News

First Truck Rolls Off Western Star's Portland Assembly Line

The first Western Star truck to be produced at Freightliner's Portland, Ore. plant rolled off the assembly line Tuesday

October 23, 2002 - Industry News

Ryder Net Earnings of $33.8 Million Improve From 2001 Deficit

Ryder System Inc., a Miami-based leader in supply chain and transportation management solutions, has reported third-quarter 2002 net earnings improved to $33.8 million, compared with a net loss of $5.5 million in the third quarter of 2001.

October 23, 2002 - Industry News

Central Transport Upgrades To Hughes Network System's Direcway

Central Transport International Inc. has announced a new agreement with long-time vendor, Hughes Network Systems Inc

October 23, 2002 - Industry News

Caterpillar Asks Court For Intervention In Dispute With Cummins

Caterpillar is again seeking court intervention in its dispute with rival heavy duty diesel engine maker Cummins over the technology behind an EPA-approved clean engine line

October 23, 2002 - Industry News

Eaton Corp. Closing Kalamazoo County facility

Eaton Corp. is closing down its truck transmission operation in Texas Township, Mich. early next year as it consolidates the work at an Indiana facility

October 23, 2002 - Industry News

Fleetilla Signs Service Provider Agreement With Aeris.net

Fleetilla, a Trenton, Mich.-based corporation that provides technology solutions and services to the transportation industry, has signed an agreement with Aeris.net

October 23, 2002 - Industry News

Richer Systems Group Unveils New Enrich TMS

Richer Systems Group, Calgary, Alberta, has added new capabilities to the Enrich Transportation Management System (TMS) including dispatch, freight billing, driver settlement and warehouse managemen

October 23, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Revenues Up 6.1% for 3rd Quarter

U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., has reported that operating revenue for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2002, increased 6.1% to $220.1 million compared with $207.5 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2001.

October 23, 2002 - Industry News

3rd Quarter Revenues Up For USFreightways

USFreightways Corp. reported revenue for the third quarter ended Sept. 28, 2002 of $634.5 million compared to $618.6 million reported for the third quarter last year.

October 23, 2002 - Industry News

Western Star Introduces Mercedes-Benz MBE4000 Engine Option

Western Star has announced it will offer Mercedes-Benz MBE4000 engines for its 4900 FA and 4900 SA truck models, with production to begin the first of the year

October 22, 2002 - Industry News

Roadway Express Named One of Nation's Leading IT Innovators

Roadway Express Inc. has been named one of the most innovative users of information technology by InformationWeek in its 14th annual InformationWeek 500 issue recently published

October 22, 2002 - Industry News

MFCA Gets $400,000 Contract To Document Driver Fatigue

The Motor Freight Carriers Assn. (MFCA) announced this week it has been awarded a $400,000 contract from the Department of Transportation to assist DOT in its efforts to address driver fatigue and alertness.

October 22, 2002 - Industry News

International's Keate Says New Truck Orders Are Picking Up

The trucking industry "is starting to see some light in the market with regard to the new engines," says International Truck Group President Steve Keate

October 22, 2002 - Industry News

Ryder Campaign Addresses Concerns About New Engines

Ryder System Inc., a global leader in supply chain and transportation management solutions, has launched a marketing campaign related to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mandate requiring new heavy-duty diesel engines meet the new emissions standards

October 22, 2002 - Industry News

Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Project Announced

Construction of a bridge bypass project at Hoover Dam that will ease congestion and safety concerns at the dam was announced this week by officials from Nevada and Arizona

Tags: Highways

October 22, 2002 - Industry News

Heartland Express Ranked Among 200 Best By Forbes

Heartland Express Inc. of Iowa was ranked as one of the "200 Best Small Companies," according to the annual Forbes list, which appeared in the Oct. 28 issue

October 22, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Moving Part Of Columbus Operations By Year's End

Cummins Inc. plans to move the bulk of its Columbus, Ind. heavy-duty engine assembly operations to its Jamestown, N.Y. plant at the end of the year

October 22, 2002 - Industry News

UPS 3rd Quarter Results Show Solid Gain In Revenues

UPS, with headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., has reported third quarter results that included a solid gain in revenue, a rise in profits, strong international growth and continued improvemen

October 22, 2002 - Industry News

Paccar Announces Strong Sales And Earnings

Paccar Inc., Bellevue, Wash., reported excellent revenues and net income for the third quarter and first nine months of 2002 compared with the same periods a year ago

October 22, 2002 - Industry News

Florida Express Carriers to Discontinue Regional Long-Haul Trucking

Florida East Coast Industries Inc. (FECI) has announced that it is discontinuing its regional long-haul trucking operations through its subsidiary, Florida Express Carriers Inc., (FLX)

Tags: Intermodal

October 22, 2002 - Industry News

Yellow Corp. Income From Continuing Operations Up 95%

Yellow Corp., Overland Park, Kan. has announced third quarter 2002 income from continuing operations, excluding unusual items, of $.37 per share, up 95% from $.19 per share in the third quarter of 2001

October 21, 2002 - Industry News

Arkansas Best's Earnings Up In 3rd Quarter

Arkansas Best Corp. announced third quarter 2002 net income of $18.3 million, or $0.73 per diluted common share, compared to third quarter 2001 net income of $13 million, or $0.52 per diluted common share

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