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October 1, 2002 - Industry News

Factory Activity Slips In September

Manufacturing activity in September slipped below the break-even point after small increases in July and August, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

Tags: Economy

October 1, 2002 - Industry News

Mack Trucks Partners With College Kids

San Bernardino Valley College's diesel-engine instruction program is moving to San Bernardino International Airport where it will teach classes alongside semi-tractor manufacturer Mack Trucks Inc.

October 1, 2002 - Industry News

MACS "Reality Check 2003"

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide will hold its 23rd annual convention and trade show, Reality Check 2003, at the Marriott New Orleans, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2003

October 1, 2002 - Industry News

Old Dominion Cites Earnings Increase

Earl E. Congdon, chairman and chief executive officer of Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., Thomasville, N.C., reports a significant increase in its guidance for earnings per diluted share for the third quarter of 2002

October 1, 2002 - Industry News

California Port Legislation May Reduce Waits For Truckers

California Gov. Gray Davis has signed a bill into law that may reduce wait times for truckers at the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex, which is currently closed due to a labor dispute

September 30, 2002 - Industry News

Both Sides in Port Dispute May Meet With Mediator

West Coast ports remained closed this morning in a dispute that could cost the U.S. economy almost $1 billion per day. Meanwhile, a federal mediator may meet with both sides in the port dispute this week.

September 30, 2002 - Industry News

TCA Offers Audio Confab On Controlling Accident Costs

The Truckload Carriers Assn.'s Truckload Academy is sponsoring an audio conference, entitled "Controlling Accident Costs," geared toward CEO's, safety directors, operations directors and fleet managers.

September 30, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Receives Third EPA Certification

Cummins Inc. has announced that it has received unconditional certification for its heavy-duty ISM engine from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA approval certifies that the ISM complies with the strict new emission standards agreed upon by the industry.

September 30, 2002 - Industry News

Frito-Lay Selects Qualcomm's Communications System

Qualcomm Inc., a developer of mobile communications solutions for the transportation industry, has announced that Frito-Lay is replacing its existing fleet management system with Qualcomm's satellite-based mobile communications solution.

September 30, 2002 - Industry News

Old Dominion Expands Relationship With Descartes

The Descartes Systems Group Inc., a provider of logistics solutions, has announced that Old Dominion Freight Lines, a carrier in the LTL market, has selected the Descartes Routing and Scheduling applications, Fleetwise Dispatch and Fleetwise Route Planner

September 30, 2002 - Industry News

Terion Extends Contract With Verizon Wireless To 2005

Terion has announced the extension of its existing contract for wireless communications supporting its FleetView trailer monitoring system with Verizon Wireless until 2005

September 30, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Receives Engine Approval From EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has given approval for Volvo to manufacture and sell trucks with Volvo's VED12 diesel engine after today's emissions-control deadline, according to Volvo Trucks North America Inc.

September 29, 2002 - Industry News

Western Ports Closed Indefinitely

West Coast ports were shut down again Sunday night by shipping lines who locked out union cargo crews at the start of the evening shift

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

TCA and OOIDA Ask Support For Senate Fuel Surcharge Bills

Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) has joined with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. (OOIDA) in supporting Senate bill 1914, the Motor Carrier Fuel Cost Equity Act of 2002, and its companion version in the House, H.R. 2161

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Requires Truckers to Meet New Cargo Standards

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a requirement that all interstate commercial motor vehicles comply with a new single set of performance standards

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Westport launches B Gas Plus engine

Cummins Westport Inc., a joint venture of Cummins Inc. of Columbus, Ind. and Westport Innovations Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., has announced the commercial launch of the low-emissions B Gas Plus engine for automotive markets

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

New AAA Safety Program Cuts Injuries At Intersections

A new highway demonstration program to improve signage, signals and road markings at intersections in Michigan reduced injuries by nearly half since 1997, AAA announced

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Economy Grows By 1.3% In 2nd Quarter

Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 1.3% in the second quarter of 2002,

Tags: Economy

September 26, 2002 - Industry News

Caterpillar Says It Has EPA Nod For Truck Engines

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., announced Thursday that it has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the company's on-highway truck engines manufactured after Sept. 30, 2002.

September 26, 2002 - Industry News

Colorado Trucking Firm Blaze Injures 3

Three workers were injured after an explosion at a trucking business sent a fireball through a building filled with propane tanks, chemicals and tires.

September 26, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth Laying Off 450 Temps

Kenworth Truck Co. has announced it will lay off 450 temporary workers at its Chillicothe, Ohio plant who were hired to help with a short-term increase in production.

Tags: Economy

September 26, 2002 - Industry News

New York Truck Drivers Join Highway Watch

New York became the 12th state to join the national Highway Watch program this week.

September 26, 2002 - Industry News

Three Economic Reports Spark Optimism

A triad of favorable economic reports on Thursday showed a drop in jobless claims, record sales for new homes and a less-than-expected drop in orders for durable goods

Tags: Economy

September 25, 2002 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Exec Sees Recovery of Industry's Aftermarket

Tom Gosnell, president of ArvinMeritor's Commercial Vehicle Systems and Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket, said he is confident there will be a resurgence in the trucking industry's aftermarket, despite the current state of the economy

September 25, 2002 - Industry News

Peterbilt And Heil Extend Discount Program

In an effort to help vocational customers offset increased costs for engines certified to meet the new October 2002 EPA emissions standards, Peterbilt Motors Co. and Heil Environmental Industries Ltd. are offering discounts on select trucks

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