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October 17, 2001 - Industry News

Navistar Drops 'Poison Pill'

Navistar International Corp. announced it will remove a "poison pill" defense intended to make it prohibitively expensive for a hostile suitor to buy the company

October 17, 2001 - Industry News

Lufkin Gets Boost From Oil Field Sales

Sales to the oil field segment boosted Lufkin Industries’ profits 190% in third quarter, but trailer sales continued to show the effects of industry-wide weakness

October 17, 2001 - Industry News

Dana Tightens Its Belt In Wake of Third Quarter Loss

Dana Corp. ended its third quarter in the red, and is bracing for tougher times to come

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

TS&B Holdings To Acquire Lucas Truck

TS&B Holdings, Orlando, Fla., is planning to buy Lucas Truck & Equipment Sales in Medford, Ore

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

TRALA Creates Security Task Force

The Truck Renting and Leasing Assn. has decided to establish a "Truck Security Task Force" to assist TRALA staff in guiding policy relating to security matters involving rented and leased trucks

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

Diesel Forum Launches Retrofit Website

The Diesel Technology Forum has launched a new web site focusing on clean diesel solutions to reduce emissions from existing diesel engines

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

Conference on Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Scheduled

The second annual "Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles for the 21st Century: Exploring Trends in Advanced Technologies and Fuels," will be held Feb. 20-22, 2002, at the Mission Palms Hotel, Tempe, Ariz

Tags: Events

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

Sirius Delays Launch, Looking For New CEO

Sirius Satellite Radio, previously expected to launch its commercial service by the end of the year, is doing more testing and is looking for a new chief executive

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

Internet Routing Service Available For Smaller Private Fleets

InterGis, Torrington, Calif., has release of SelectRoute, a new Internet-connected solution of its popular routing, scheduling and dispatching software for small to mid-sized companies with field service and delivery operations

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

ProMiles Improves Website, ProMiles Online

As it continues to grow, ProMiles Software has added custom fuel networks to its ProMilesOnline product, revamped its website and is adding staff

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

Dana Drops Craftsman Truck Series Team Sponsorship

Dana Corp., Toledo, Ohio, will not renew its co-sponsorship of a team in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series after the current season

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

Overnite to Expand Western Reach With Purchase Of Motor Cargo

Union Pacific's trucking subsidiary, Overnite Holding, will expand its western market reach with a plan to acquire Motor Cargo Industries

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

NTE Hits Triple-Digit Growth Third Quarter In A Row

NTE, Downers Grove, Ill., announced its third consecutive quarter of triple-digit growth for revenue, business volumes and customer acquisition

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

FBI Targets Driving Schools

As federal officials have turned their scrutiny to the possibility of terrorists using trucks as bombs, the FBI and other law enforcement officials have contacted or visited dozens of truck driving schools

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

Maine Dealer Named Second Annual Trailer Dealer Of The Year

Scott Lamb

Scott Lamb, president of Atlantic Great Dane of South Portland, Maine, is the winner of the second annual National Trailer Dealer of the Year award

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

Caterpillar Credits Diversification for Third Quarter Performance

Caterpillar reported third quarter profits of $205 million on revenues of $5.06 billion, compared to $216 million profits on revenues of $4.78 billion for third quarter 2000

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

Industrial Production Down For 12th Straight Month

Industrial production fell for the 12th consecutive month in September, marking the first time there has been an entire year of declines since the mid 1940s

Tags: Economy

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

Third Quarter Carrier Earnings Coming In

It's the season for trucking comapany earnings reports, with some of the nation's largest carriers among the first to report varying results

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

West Virginia Battles Overweight Coal Trucks

West Virginia's attorney general wants the state to target coal companies, not just truck drivers, in its battle against overweight coal trucks

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

Digby Truck Line Displays Patriotism

Digby van driver Joe Collins proudly stands in front of his tractor displaying the new flag decal.

Digby Truck Lines, LaVergne, Tenn., has added American Flag decals featuring the "God Bless America" sentiment to its 450 tractors

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

Diesel Drags This Weekend in Madison, Mo.

More than 100 diesel big rigs, tow trucks and pickups will converge on the Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Mo., Saturday, Oct. 20, for the first All-Diesel Drags

Tags: Events

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

Newport, Mid-America To Host Second Annual Paul K. Young Show

Newport Communications will again exclusively produce the Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Beauty Show at the 2002 Mid-America Trucking Show. This will be the second year for the show, which honors the late Mid-America founder Paul K. Young

Tags: Events

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

Nexiq Technologies Launches eTechnician

Nexiq Technologies, Manchester, N.H., has introduced eTechnician, a wireless maintenance, diagnostic and vehicle connectivity telematics system for commercial vehicles

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

Richmond Dealership Honored For Growth

International Truck Sales of Richmond, Va., was named one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in the state

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

Qualcomm Prepares Handheld Options

Qualcomm plans to introduce its own handheld driver device next year. Meanwhile, Chris Wolfe, president of Qualcomm’s Business Products Division, warned truckers to beware of store-shelf PDAs and other generic hardware

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