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April 7, 2003 - Industry News

Werner Declares Quarterly Dividend

The board of directors of Werner Enterprises Inc., Omaha, Neb., declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 2 cents per share payable to stockholders of record on April 21, 2003.

April 7, 2003 - Industry News

U.S. Relationship Top Issue Facing Canadian Trucking

David Bradley, CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, whose industry hauls 70% of Canada’s trade with the United States, told members of the Toronto Transportation Club Monday

April 7, 2003 - Industry News

Oshkosh Introduces Side Roll Protection for Class 8 Trucks

Oshkosh Truck Corp. said its fire truck subsidiary, Pierce Manufacturing Inc., has introduced the first side roll protection system for fire apparatus.

April 7, 2003 - Industry News

EPA Lists AuraGen as a Technology to Save Fuel

Aura Systems Inc., El Segundo, Calif., has announced that a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study lists the AuraGen as a technology that can reduce vehicle engine emissions and save fuel.

April 7, 2003 - Industry News

Ryder, University Host Supply Chain Seminar

Ryder System Inc., a global leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, and the University of Miami have announced seminar dates for the University of Miami Anthony Burns Center for Advanced Supply Chain Management.

Tags: Events

April 4, 2003 - Industry News

Heartland Express Expands Operating Facilities

Heartland Express Inc. has announced the purchase and planned purchase of regional operating terminals in or near Columbus, Ohio; Carlisle, Pa.; Chester Va.; and Memphis Tenn.

April 4, 2003 - Industry News

CF Puts 8 More Facilities Up for Auction Thursday

As part of the largest real estate sale in transportation history -- 220 properties with an appraised value of more than $400 million -- Consolidated Freightways is placing a number of its distribution facilities on the auction block this Thursday

April 4, 2003 - Industry News

Swift, U.S. Partnership Means 20,000 New Driver Jobs

A partnership between the U.S. Department of Labor and Swift Transportation will see the trucking company hire 20,000 truck drivers nationwide this year.

April 4, 2003 - Industry News

Jobless Figures Up, But So Are Hourly Wages

Even with 108,000 fewer jobs, the labor market report for March was still better than the report for February, says Jim Haughey, Newport Communication's senior economist

Tags: Economy

April 3, 2003 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Wins Appeal in Transmission Patent Infringement Suit

ArvinMeritor Inc. said Thursday it has won its appeal in the patent infringement suit brought by Eaton Corp. against ZF Meritor's Engine Synchro Shift· (ESS) transmission system.

April 3, 2003 - Industry News

Driving Rigs Safely in a Construction Zone--Watch for 'Zippers'

They're back. Those long lines of orange barrels, constricting rows of concrete walls, and diamond-shaped "Road Work Ahead" signs have popped up again all along the highways and byways we travel every day. With their arrival comes increased traffic congestion and the temptation by some drivers to take unnecessary and unsafe chances behind the wheel.

April 3, 2003 - Industry News

TCA's Safety, Security Meeting is May 18-20

The Truckload Carriers Assn.'s (TCA) Safety and Security Division Meeting takes place May 18-20 at the Bay Point Marriott in Panama City, Fla., with a number of high-ranking speakers on tap

April 3, 2003 - Industry News

Cummins Electronic Feature Improves Fuel Economy

Cummins now offers Load-Based Speed Control (LBSC), an electronic feature on ISX and ISM engines that is designed to help drivers improve fuel economy.

April 3, 2003 - Industry News

SARS Virus Threatens Asian Imports

The SARS virus has begun to slow economic activity in Asian economies, says Newport Communications' senior economist Jim Haughey.

Tags: Economy

April 3, 2003 - Industry News

USFreightways Seeks Name Change to USF

USFreightways Corp. is asking its shareholders to change its name to USF Corp

April 2, 2003 - Industry News

New Penn Wins Outstanding Carrier Award

New Penn Motor Express Inc., Lebanon, Pa., recently received the Outstanding Carrier Award Chanel Inc

April 2, 2003 - Industry News

Parts Distributor Takes Its Heavy Duty Training Program on the Road

FleetPride Inc., a heavy-duty trucking industry aftermarket parts distributor, is taking its FleetPride NationWide training tour on the road -- to technicians in the field

April 2, 2003 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Independent Contractor Audioconference

"Independent Contractor Leasing -- Avoiding The Pitfalls" is the title of an audioconference scheduled next week, sponsored by the Truckload Carriers Assn.'s Truckload Academy

April 2, 2003 - Industry News

SKF, Chicago Rawhide Announce Harley Winners

SKF and Chicago Rawhide have announced the winners of their Heavy-Duty Cash/Harley-Davidson contest.

Tags: Events

April 2, 2003 - Industry News

Air Road Express Wins Fleet Safety Award

Great West Casualty Co., as part of the 2002 National Fleet Safety Awards Program, has presented Air Road Express Inc. a Platinum Award.

April 2, 2003 - Industry News

Manufacturing Slips in February

Nondurable goods orders and shipments dropped 1.4% in February from January according to a new report from the Department of Commerce.

Tags: Economy

April 2, 2003 - Industry News

Flying J, Petro, SmartStop Form a WiFi Alliance

Flying J Inc., a Utah-based corporation, SmartStop Wireless Solutions of Oregon and Petro Stopping Centers of El Paso, have announced the formation of a strategic alliance in wireless communications called the Travel Plaza Alliance Network.

April 1, 2003 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Truckstops Send Care Package to U.S. Troops

Iowa 80 Truckstop employees have collected hundreds of items to send to U.S. Armed Forces stationed in Iraq

April 1, 2003 - Industry News

Wright Express Issues Its 4 Millionth Card

Wright Express has issued its four millionth commercial charge card as it continues to solidify its position as a leading provider of fleet cards and fleet management services

April 1, 2003 - Industry News

March Manufacturing Index Falls Sharply

The March manufacturing index from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) dropped to 46.2 in March from 50.5 in February over concerns about the impact of the war in Iraq.

Tags: Economy

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