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February 19, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo To Use Product Lifecycle Management Software

Volvo, IBM and Dassault Systemes announced that Volvo 3P (Purchase, Planning, Product Development) will standardize all product development for trucks using Product Lifecycle Management solutions from IBM and Dassault Systemes

February 19, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Adds International Business Unit

Cummins Inc. has added a fourth business unit: the International Distributor Business Unit

February 19, 2002 - Industry News

Qualcomm Makes Moves In Rental Business

Qualcomm and Wynne Systems, which provides business software for the equipment rental industry, have integrated the RentalMan Dispatch Module with Qualcomm's wireless fleet management systems OmniTracs and OmniExpress

February 19, 2002 - Industry News

EFS To Acquire TransCore's Viastar Direct Product

TransCore's Commercial Services is selling its Viastar Direct product to EFS Transportation services

February 19, 2002 - Industry News

Clapp, Janke To Highlight NPTC Conference

Joseph Clapp, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will be a keynote speaker at the National Private Truck Council's 2002 Annual Education/Management Conference and Exhibition

Tags: Events

February 18, 2002 - Industry News

Don't Let This Happen To You

One trucking company owner got a valuable - and painful - lesson on the importance of backing up your company's records. The Buffalo News recently reported that Eddie Walczyk is offering a $5,000 reward - no questions asked - for anyone who returns the vital information that was in his stolen laptop computer and briefcase. That information? All the business records for his trucking company, including billing and tax information

February 18, 2002 - Industry News

Iowa Speed Limit Bill Passes House

The Iowa House of Representatives has passed a bill that would raise the speed limit on interstate highways to 70 mph for cars, but keep it at 65 mph for trucks

February 18, 2002 - Industry News

Truckers Advised to Use I-84 Around Salt Lake

With Olympic events at Snowbasin near I-84 in northern Utah now complete, the Utah Department of Transportation is advising truckers to use I-84 as an alternate to I-8

Tags: Highways

February 18, 2002 - Industry News

Merit Transportation To Install IDSC Software

Nebraska-based Merit Transportation, a 100-unit trucking company providing refrigerated and dry transportation services, has signed a contract to use Expert Fuel from Integrated Decision Support Corporation of Richardson, Texas

February 18, 2002 - Industry News

Rush Names Rutledge VP Of Dealership Development

Rush Enterprises Inc., San Antonio, which operates the largest network of Peterbilt heavy-duty truck dealerships in North America, announced that Paul Rutledge has been named vice president of Dealership Development

February 18, 2002 - Industry News

Peterbilt Offers Fleet Management Seminar At NTEA Show

Peterbilt will offer tips on spec'ing for top performance, optimizing body installation, realizing the benefits of preventive maintenance and maximizing the lifetime value of vehicles during its Chassis Update presentation at NTEA's The Work Truck Show

Tags: Events

February 18, 2002 - Industry News

A-P-A Ceases Operations, New Penn Takes Over Business

New Jersey based less-than-truckload carrier A-P-A Transport has discontinued operations, with today being the last day to make freight pickups

February 15, 2002 - Industry News

Navistar Drops Sales Forecast, Posts First Qarter Loss

Leading truck industry indicators such as pricing, used truck inventories and truck tonnage have stabilized, but the demand for new trucks is lower than expected a few months ago, says Navistar International Chairman, President and CEO John Horne

February 15, 2002 - Industry News

Wholesale Prices Edge Up, Industrial Production Falls Slightly In January

Prices at the wholesale level increased very slightly in January, ending three straight months of declines

Tags: Economy

February 14, 2002 - Industry News

Busy Maine Turnpike Exit Being Renovated

Exit 4 of the Maine Turnpike, the fourth-busiest on the turnpike, is being rebuilt

Tags: Highways

February 14, 2002 - Industry News

SBC Extends Contract With @Track

@Track Communications, Richardson, Texas, announced that SBC Communications has signed an extension of its agreement with @Track to provide mobile location and communication services to vehicles in its fleet

February 14, 2002 - Industry News

U.S., Canada Battle Over Border Security

A December agreement between U.S. and Canadian officials to work together on border security is getting nowhere fast

February 14, 2002 - Industry News

Cannon, Smithway Report Losses

The trucking companies Cannon Express and Smithway Motor Express have released their financials, both showing a loss for the most recent quarters

February 14, 2002 - Industry News

Sirius Launches Services In Four Cities

After months of delays, Sirius Satellite Radio has started offering its service to the public in four cities: Denver, Houston, Phoenix and Jackson, Mississippi

February 14, 2002 - Industry News

Emissions: If You Think 2002 Is Tough, Look Out For 2007

While engines altered to meet the Oct. 1, 2002, emissions deadline are causing concern among virtually everyone in the trucking industry, the Environmental Protection Agency's 2007 standards could be cause for even more worry

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

Pre-Buying Could be Devastating, International's Keate Says

The impact of 2002 emissions standards on price and performance is a hot topic among truck buyers

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

FFE Reports Three Straight Profitable Quarters

Although it posted a loss for the year, Frozen Food Express Industries, Dallas, has reported three consecutive profitable quarters as well as three consecutive quarters in which net earnings have exceeded the comparable year-ago quarter

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

Court Rules NLRB Improperly Ordered Overnite To Bargain With Union

A federal appeals court ruled that the National Labor Relations Board was out of line when it ordered Overnite Transportation to bargain with the Teamster

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

Ohio Suspending Licenses For Lack Of Child Support

Ohio truckers who are behind in their child support could lose their commercial driver's license

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

Fall Foliage Wins TCA Photo Contest

Jim Wallace, company driver for Gainey Transportation Services, won $1,000 for this photo.

Jim Wallace, a driver for Gainey Transportation Services of Grand Rapids, Mich., has won the Truckload Carriers Assn.'s annual photo contest

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