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October 10, 2002 - Industry News

Plant Consolidation Will Mean More Jobs At Cummins

Cummins Inc. announced this week that its assembly and test operations in Columbus, Ind., will be moved to a plant in Jamestown, N.Y.

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

No Traffic Deaths Today Is Goal Of Safety Professionals

The second annual Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day got under way today, with the American Trucking Assns. (ATA) renewing its call for a nationwide crackdown on speeding cars and trucks.

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

Tree of Life Selects XATA Mobile Solution

Mobile solutions provider XATA Corp., Minneapolis, Minn., announced that Tree of Life Inc. of St. Augustine, Fla., has purchased XATA?s complete OpCenter solution

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

Teletrac Adds Mileage Reporting to Fleet Director

Teletrac Inc., Garden Grove, Calif., a provider of metro fleet location information systems, introduced Fleet Director Service Mileage Reports,

October 9, 2002 - Industry News

Cargo Backlog At West Coast Ports Could Take Up To 10 Weeks To Clear

Analysts say it might be six to 10 weeks before the cargo backlog caused by a 10-day lockout at West Coast ports can be cleared in the aftermath of the labor dispute that stranded billions of dollars in merchandiz

October 9, 2002 - Industry News

Caterpillar Suspending Operations At Waco Plant

Construction equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. said it is suspending manufacturing at its Waco, Texas dump truck facility

October 9, 2002 - Industry News

ABF Freight Wins ATA's Claims/Loss Prevention Award

ABF Freight System Inc. has been recognized by the American Trucking Assns. (ATA) for a second consecutive year as the top LTL motor carrier in claims/loss prevention

October 9, 2002 - Industry News

Investors Want To Buy Consolidated Freightways By Nov. 1

A group of investors is proposing to buy Consolidated Freightways Corp. and return the company's trucks to the nation's highways by Nov. 1

October 9, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Consolidating Engine Operations; Laying Off 200

Cummins Inc. has announced that it will consolidate heavy duty engine assembly and test operations into the company's Jamestown, N.Y., engine plant, a move that will mean the elimination of about 200 jobs

October 9, 2002 - Industry News

Ryder To Use OptiBid for Truckload Contracts

Ryder System Inc., Miami, Fla., will selectively implement OptiBid software to establish truckload contracts for its logistics customers

October 9, 2002 - Industry News

Layover Inc., Introduces Trucker Tracks

Layover Inc., Melbourne, Fla., has released Trucker Tracks, an adjunct to its Truckers Helper business management software for owner-operators and fleets of up to 100 trucks

October 9, 2002 - Industry News

Florilli Adopts TRANSFLOW Truck-Stop Scanning

Truckload carrier Florilli Corp., West Liberty, Iowa, has implemented the TRANSFLO Express document imaging system and interfaced it with its LoadMaster enterprise software

October 9, 2002 - Industry News

Velocity Express Launches New Corporate Web Site

Velocity Express Corp., Minneapolis, Minn., launched a new corporate web site at www.velocityexpress.com

October 9, 2002 - Industry News

NEXIQ Reduces Staff

NEXIQ Technologies Inc. Sterling Heights, Mich., announced it has cut 20 more jobs in a drive to reduce expenses. This is the second round of layoffs for NEXIQ, which let 26 people go on Sept. 9

October 8, 2002 - Industry News

Longshoremen Ordered Back to Work, Ending 10-day Lockout

A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday following a request by President Bush to reopen 29 West Coast ports that have been closed for 10 days in a lockout that has cost the country more than $1 billion per day

October 8, 2002 - Industry News

Strike Begins Against Lufkin Industries

Hundreds of workers began a strike against Lufkin Industries Inc. Monday after failing to negotiate a health-care agreement with the Lufkin, Texas oilfield equipment maker

October 8, 2002 - Industry News

The NTEA Co-sponsors TREAD Compliance Seminar

The National Truck Equipment Assn. (NTEA) is co-sponsoring a seminar next month to help commercial truck and transportation equipment manufacturers comply with the new Early Warning Reporting Criteria

October 8, 2002 - Industry News

High Court To Decide On Michigan Truck Fees

The Supreme Court will decide by next summer whether Michigan has overcharged truckers who pass through the state. Yellow Freight System, the largest subsidiary of Kansas-based Yellow Corp.,

October 8, 2002 - Industry News

Teamsters, Truck Firms Begin New Contract Talks

Talks got under way this week between the Teamsters union and several large trucking companies over a contract known as the National Master Freight Agreement. The 5-year contract covers 65,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

October 8, 2002 - Industry News

Hazmat Security Commentators Can Seek Privacy

Hazardous materials carriers who want to submit comments regarding proposed security measures can now request confidential treatment

October 7, 2002 - Industry News

Caterpillar Engines Get Highest J.D. Power Rankings

For a third year in a row, Caterpillar Inc.'s on-highway truck engines received the highest customer satisfaction rankings in a recently released North American industry report

October 7, 2002 - Industry News

Morgan Group Plans To File For Bankruptcy Protection

Morgan Group Holding Co. announced that The Morgan Group Inc. has issued a press release reporting that its board of directors passed a resolution for the company and two of its operating subsidiaries to file for bankruptcy protection within days

October 7, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Drops Tire Check Rule

As of November 4, drivers of vehicles carrying hazardous materials will no longer be required to stop periodically to check their tires

October 7, 2002 - Industry News

Peterbilt Introduces New Frame Rails

Peterbilt Motors Co. has announced that new 11-5/8-inch frame rails are now available for the Peterbilt Model 379

October 7, 2002 - Industry News

Bush Begins Intervention in West Coast Port Dispute

President Bush signed an executive order today as a first step toward opening West Coast ports after contract talks between shipping lines and longshoremen bogged down

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