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January 31, 2002 - Industry News

MobileDispatch Software Available To Nextel Users

Nextel Communications and Dynamic Mobile Data Systems announced a co-marketing agreement to market MobileDispatch, a two-way wireless communications and tracking system

January 31, 2002 - Industry News

Personal Income Up, Consumer Spending Down

Consumers have shaken off the economic shock of Sept. 11

Tags: Economy

January 30, 2002 - Industry News

International Names Jarrett Spokesman

International Truck and Engine Corp. has named veteran NASCAR driver Dale Jarrett as its official spokesperson

January 30, 2002 - Industry News

Symposium To Develop Truck Safety, Security Recommendations

A group of national leaders will meet in April to discuss improving the safety of large trucks and buses on America's roads

Tags: Events

January 30, 2002 - Industry News

Peterbilt Offers Dealers Online Training

Peterbilt is offering new online training programs to help keep its dealer network up-to-date on the latest product and service information

January 30, 2002 - Industry News

Tranzlink Launches Web Hosting Service

Tranzlink, which offers an online interactive load matching for truckload transportation, is now offering Web hosting

January 30, 2002 - Industry News

Prophesy Releases Latest Versions Of Logistics Solutions

The latest release of Prophesy's ShipperPlus and ShipperTPL software offers load building capabilities integrated with Prophesy's dispatch and accounting softwar

January 30, 2002 - Industry News

Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

Interest rates will remain where they are for the time being

Tags: Economy

January 30, 2002 - Industry News

Simulator Training Hones Driver Skills

Opening across the country, new driver training centers use key technology to take qualified drivers’ skills to a higher level. Using highly sophisticated driving simulators plus computer-based learning, GE Capital’s new I-Sim division is opening initially

January 30, 2002 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt, USA Truck, USFreightways Release Financials

Trucking company giants J.B. Hunt, USA Truck and USF Freightways announced their fourth quarter and 2001 financial results on Wednesday

January 30, 2002 - Industry News

USA Truck Announces Promotions

USA Truck, Van Buren, Ark., announced the promotion of several key officers to new positions, effective Feb. 1

January 30, 2002 - Industry News

Oshkosh First Quarter Sales Up 28%, Income up 4%

Oshkosh Truck Corp. reported that first quarter net income increased 4.7 percent to $8.6 million, including the effects of accounting changes, on sales of $361 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2001

January 30, 2002 - Industry News

GDP Posts Fourth Quarter Increase

Updated 2 p.m. EST – It wasn’t much of an increase, but the economy did expand in the final quarter of 2001. This morning the U.S. Commerce Department released figures indicating the Gross Domestic Product grew 0.2% during the last three months of the year

Tags: Economy

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Survey: Many Companies Not Using Logistics Technology

Many private trucking companies continue to plan truck routing and loading manually, despite the wealth of logistics technology available

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Penske To Use Automated Customer Prospect System

Penske Truck Rental has deployed a pilot program using Revenio Dialog, an outbound dialog marketing solution

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Frost & Sullivan To Host Briefing On Component Market

Frost & Sullivan will host a 30-minute conference call on Monday, Feb. 4, on the latest in the heavy-duty truck component market

Tags: Events

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Trucker Prayer Day Scheduled

The Third Annual National Day of Prayer for Truckers will be conducted at the Mid America Trucking Show on March 21 at 9 a.m. in Room 101 of the South Wing of the Exposition Hall in Louisville, Ky

Tags: Events

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Teamsters, UPS Begin Talks Today

Representatives from the Teamsters Union and United Parcel Service are scheduled to officially begin talks today in Washington, D.C., over a new labor agreement covering the company’s 250,000 workers

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Oklahoma Trucking Assn. Head Resigns

George Tomek, executive director of the Oklahoma Trucking Association, has resigned

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Texas Governor Unveils Ambitious Transportation Plan

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Monday unveiled the "Trans Texas Corridor" plan, which would incorporate toll and non-toll roads, high-speed freight and commuter rail, utilities and telecommunications infrastructure - all in the same corridors

Tags: Highways

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA Says Fuel Taxes On Toll Roads Unconstitutional

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of the collection of fuel taxes on toll roads in New York state

Tags: Highways

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

National ID Card Possible For Transportation Workers

Truck drivers and other transportation workers could soon be carrying a national security identification card. A task force at the U.S. Department of Transportation is developing recommendations for a national security identification card for virtually all transportation workers

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence & Durable Goods Orders/Shipments Increase

Two good pieces of news about the American economy were released Tuesday: Consumer confidence and durable goods orders and shipments are on the increase

Tags: Economy

January 28, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress, CNF, Covenant & UPS Report Financials

Four of the country's largest trucking and transportation providers reported their latest financial results. U.S. Xpress, CNF, Covenant Transportation and United Parcel Service have announced their fourth quarter and year-end results

January 28, 2002 - Industry News

Power Service Revamps Web Site

Diesel additive maker Power Service Products has launched a totally revamped Web site for distributors, fuel marketers and other customers

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