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October 29, 2002 - Industry News

Freightliner Temporarily Shutting Down Plants, Laying Off Workers

Due to difficult and extraordinary market conditions in the North American truck manufacturing industry, Freightliner LLC will make a series of production and work-force adjustments beginning in January 2003

October 29, 2002 - Industry News

FreightDATA Interfaces With eModal

FreightDATA Software Inc., a transportation management software provider, has interfaced its Harbor Drayage/Intermodal application with eModal, North America's Port Community System, providing inbound container availability informatio

Tags: Intermodal

October 29, 2002 - Industry News

Dana Corp. Selling Its Non-Core Businesses

Dana Corp. announced this week it has signed agreements with the Riverside Co., a leveraged buyout firm, to sell several non-core businesses.

October 29, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Driver Wins $3.3 Million In Discrimination Suit

A federal court jury in Denver said Yellow Freight Systems, a Kansas-based trucking company, should pay a black truck driver $3.3 million for racial discrimination,

October 29, 2002 - Industry News

Prices Rise, Supply Shrinks For Kenworths in Tight Used Truck Market

In contrast to last year when used trucks flooded the market, Kenworth used truck dealers are facing a tight market in which demand is strong and many truck models are scarce

October 29, 2002 - Industry News

Hub Group, TMM Logistics Join to Streamline Cross-Border Shipping

Hub Group Inc. and Grupo TMM have announced an operating partnership between Hub Group and TMM Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Grupo TMM

October 29, 2002 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Takes A Dive

Consumer confidence in the American economy slipped to its lowest level in nine years during October

Tags: Economy

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

EMS Technologies, GEOCOMtms Successfully Deploy Joint PDT-100, A.MAZE Solution

EMS Technologies Inc. has announced the continued success of its joint collaboration with GEOCOMtms, architect of the leading A.MAZE solution that optimizes the routing and scheduling of fleet operations

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Reports Miscalculation in 3rd Quarter Earnings; No Impact On Profit

Cummins Inc. has announced it discovered a miscalculation in the company's reported third quarter diluted earnings per share

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

AeroAstro Announces Low-Cost Satellite Asset Tracking

Satellite technology provider AeroAstro Inc. has introduced a low-cost asset tracking unit that will sell for $349, including installation anywhere in North America

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

TMC Bestows Its Highest Award on 4 Council Leaders

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Assns. awarded its highest honor -- the Silver Spark Plug Award -- to four trucking industry professionals during the Council's 2002 fall meeting in Charlotte, N.C.

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

J Schugel Trucking Converts 600 Trucks to Aether MobileMax

Aether Systems Inc. a leading provider of wireless and mobile data solutions, has announced that J Schugel Trucking Inc., a nationwide truckload carrier, has converted its fleet to Aether MobileMax for wireless vehicle tracking and messaging

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

Qualcomm Ships 450,000 Units Worldwide And Signs 36 Transportation Fleets

Qualcomm has announced that it has shipped 450,000 mobile communications units worldwide and that 36 new U.S. carriers have signed agreements to use the wireless fleet management system in Qualcomm's quarter ended September 2002

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

Landstar Adopts Truckstop Scanning By Pegasus TransTech

Landstar System Inc. is using TransFlo Express truckstop scanning from Pegasus TransTech at participating truckstops

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

UAW Members Ratify New 5-Year Contract With International

International Truck and Engine Corp. has announced that members of the United Auto Workers Union (UAW) have approved a new five-year labor agreement that will enable the company to become more competitive

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Announces It Is Sponsoring America's Road Team

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) and Volvo Trucks North America today announced that Volvo Trucks will sponsor ATA's America's Road Team, trucking's premier industry and truck driver image program

October 25, 2002 - Industry News

TruStar and MISG Launch New E-commerce Initiative

TruStar Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket distribution group, and the Management Information Systems Group Inc. (MISG), recently launched a new E-commerce initiative called TruNet that will enable all TruStar members to exchange electronic business documents with their suppliers.

October 25, 2002 - Industry News

1st Quarter Earnings Up For Celadon Group

Celadon Group Inc. has announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2003 ended Sept. 30, 2002 in line with its guidance issued earlier this month

October 25, 2002 - Industry News

Durable Goods Recovery Still Stalled

Orders for durable goods plunged in September, while shipments declined less, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Commerce Department

Tags: Economy

October 25, 2002 - Industry News

Navistar, UAW Reach Tentative Agreement

International Truck and Engine Corp. and the leadership of the United Auto Workers union have reached tentative agreement on a new five-year labor agreement, it was announced Friday

October 24, 2002 - Industry News

Overnite Transportation Posts Best Quarter in 8 Years; Teamsters Lose Battle For Union

This was a good week for management at Overnight Transportation, with the trucking company registering its best quarter since 1994 and the Teamsters Union pulling out of a long, drawn-out strike against the Richmond, Va.-based firm

October 24, 2002 - Industry News

Florida Trucking Unit Shuts Down; 55 Drivers Out of Work

Florida East Coast Industries Inc. is closing its money-losing long-haul trucking business immediately and laying off all of its 55 full-time drivers

October 24, 2002 - Industry News

Mullen Transportation Reports 3rd Quarter Results

Mullen Transportation Inc. reported its financial and operating results for the three months and nine months ending Sept. 30, 2002 with comparisons to the same periods one year earlier

October 24, 2002 - Industry News

Rail Intermodal Rebounds After West Coast Dock Shutdown

Rail intermodal traffic was up sharply during the week ended Oct. 19 as West Coast docks continued to clear up the backlog of containers that occurred as a result of their earlier shutdown

Tags: Intermodal

October 24, 2002 - Industry News

Prime Inc. Buys Assets Of Bankrupt Rocor International

Prime Inc., an international refrigerated, flatbed and liquid-bulk truckload carrier with headquarters in Springfield, Mo., has purchased the assets of bankrupt Rocor International Inc., Oklahoma's largest trucker

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