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September 24, 2002 - Industry News

Survey: Fleets Want To Spec New Truck Components

A recent survey of more than 40 fleets conducted by CK Marketing and Communications shows fleets in North America have a strong desire to specify their new vehicles with component brands of their choice

Tags: Economy

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Sales Team Joins CaseStack

CaseStack Inc., a Los Angeles-based business process outsourcing company, has announced the appointment of Gary Murphy as vice president of Logistics Solutions.

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

IdleAire Teams With InnVision For In-Cab Entertainment

IdleAire Technologies Corp., Knoxville, Tenn., is teaming with InnVision Networks of Plano, Texas, to test a network that will deliver tiered packages of television service,

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

Cost Accounting Topic Of TCA Seminar

With the economy still struggling, trucking companies need to find ways to improve their profits.

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

American LaFrance Closing Plants in Wisconsin

Emergency vehicle maker American LaFrance, which recently reopened the former Western Star Trucks assembly plant in South Carolina, is mothballing two Wisconsin manufacturing sites

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Dips Again

The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index, which has fallen in the past three months, declined again in September

Tags: Economy

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

International Offers $2,500 Incentive To New Buyers

International Truck and Engine Corp., Warrenville, Ill., has announced it is offering purchase incentives to truck fleet operators and owner-operators facing the October 2002 engine emissions period with uncertainty

September 23, 2002 - Industry News

Peregrine Systems Files For Bankruptcy

Peregrine Systems Inc., a San Diego firm that provides fleet maintenance software for trucking companies, among other business software lines, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy,

September 23, 2002 - Industry News

New ATA Web Site Lists Research, State-By-State Stats

The new American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) web site is now up and running, providing research information on the trucking industry.

September 23, 2002 - Industry News

FRAM Oil Filters, puraDYN Cite Joint Plan

FRAM Filters and puraDYN Filter Technologies Inc. have announced an alliance that both firms claim will offer an integrated oil filtration system to their customers.

September 23, 2002 - Industry News

Trucking Software Event Draws Fleets

Maddocks Systems Inc., developer of TruckMate for Windows (TM4Win) trucking software, said more than 350 fleet representatives attended its annual TruckMate Users Conference

Tags: Events

September 23, 2002 - Industry News

Delphi Opens Facility In Turkey

Delphi Corp. announced Monday that it has opened a new manufacturing facility in Izmir, Turkey.

September 23, 2002 - Industry News

Cost of Government: Trucking Facing Big Challenges

Forecasting the cost of government next year is, more than ever, a game of Blind Man's Bluff. The elements of the formula are easy enough -- taxes, fees, regulatory compliance, pending legislation, and so on

September 23, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Leading Index Drops for Third Month

The Conference Board announced Monday that the U.S. leading index declined 0.2% in August, falling for a third consecutive month and declining more than analysts expected

Tags: Economy

September 23, 2002 - Industry News

Teletrac Adds Stop-Monitoring Feature

Teletrac, Inc., Garden Grove, Calif., has introduced FleetDirector On-Site, a new reporting feature for its flagship FleetDirector product

September 20, 2002 - Industry News

New Truck Plaza Going Up In South Beloit

Road Ranger Enterprise is about four weeks away from opening a 52,000-square-foot truck plaza in South Beloit, Ill., one of the largest facilities in its 30-store chain

September 20, 2002 - Industry News

Rail Study Claims Intermodel Transportation Up 8%

Freight rail intermodal transportation, which moves consumer goods and other products in a truck trailer or container on a rail car, posted an 8% growth over the past three months,

Tags: Intermodal

September 20, 2002 - Industry News

Daimler Paying $1.14 Billion for Mitsubishi, Hyundai Trucks

DaimlerChrysler AG announced Friday it would pay $1.14 billion in cash for interest in the truck units of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co.,

September 19, 2002 - Industry News

Shutdown Of West Coast Ports Averted

The Pacific Maritime Assn. called off a shutdown of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Thursday, saying a "selective strike" by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union appeared to be over

September 19, 2002 - Industry News

Housing Starts Drop Again in August

Housing starts dropped for a third month in August, according to a Census Bureau report, falling 2.4% to an annual rate of 1.609 million.

Tags: Economy

September 19, 2002 - Industry News

British Company Offers High-Orbit Satellite Tracking in U.S.

British telematics provider Satamatics Ltd. has received FCC permission to offer services in the U.S. The company has opened an office in Ocala, Fla., as Satamatics-Americas

September 18, 2002 - Industry News

Double A Trailer Sales Named Dealer for East Dump Trailers

Double A Trailer Sales is now an authorized dealer in west-central Ohio for aluminum dump trailers made by East Manufacturing

September 18, 2002 - Industry News

Holland Group To Cease South Carolina Operations

The Holland Group Inc. said Wednesday that market conditions will force the company to cease manufacturing operations

September 18, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Exports Rise; CPI Posts Gain

Exports of U.S. goods rose for a fourth consecutive month in July -- up $0.9 billion -- while imports fell by a similar amount, according to a Census Bureau report

Tags: Economy

September 18, 2002 - Industry News

Rand McNally Updates MileMaker HHG Database

Rand McNally, Skokie, Ill., has released a new version of its MileMaker database

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