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January 15, 2003 - Industry News

Transportation's Mineta To Undergo Back Surgery

Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta will undergo major back surgery next week to relieve chronic pain, aides said Tuesday

January 15, 2003 - Industry News

Producer Prices Flat In December

U.S. producer prices were unchanged in December as falling passenger vehicle prices helped offset increases in the costs of food and energy

Tags: Economy

January 14, 2003 - Industry News

TCA, NJMTA Back Negotiated Rulemaking

In comments filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) this week, the Truckload Carriers Assn.(TCA) joined with the New Jersey Motor Truck Assn.(NJMTA

January 14, 2003 - Industry News

ATA Backs President's Economic Plan; Warns of High Diesel Prices

In a pair of letters delivered to President Bush in the last few days, the American Trucking Assns.(ATA) endorsed the president's economic plan on one hand, and then issued a warning about the effects of climbing diesel prices

January 14, 2003 - Industry News

New Jersey Might Slow Trucks Down

New Jersey transportation officials are considering lowering speed limits for trucks following a recent spate of fatal accidents involving trucks on state highways

January 14, 2003 - Industry News

Volvo Delivers 200 Trucks to Carlsberg Brewery

Volvo Trucks has signed an agreement with the Carlsberg-owned brewery Feldschlosschen Getranke in Switzerland

January 14, 2003 - Industry News

December Retail Sales Disappointing

Retail sales in December turned out to be just about as poor as many store owners were woefully predicting during the holidays

Tags: Economy

January 13, 2003 - Industry News

War Worries Halt Volvo Truck Orders

Volvo, the Swedish truck manufacturer, said fears of war with Iraq have prompted some of its customers to hold off on new orders

January 13, 2003 - Industry News

Integres Enhances Service Through eTrac Network

Datatrac Corp., an Atlanta-based software developer and wireless communications solutions provider for delivery industry, said Integres Global Logistics has adopted the eTrac information platform created by Datatrac to enhance its customer service

January 13, 2003 - Industry News

EIS Delivers Software Solution For Regional LTL Carrier

The Transportation Practice of Enterprise Information Solutions Inc. (EIS) has announced results from the deployment of a new pickup dispatching computer system it developed for a regional LTL carrier

January 13, 2003 - Industry News

Ground Control Markets Hughes Networks'Direcway

Ground Control, provider of mobile and fixed satellite Internet access and application solutions, and Hughes Network Systems (HNS), provider of broadband satellite network solutions, have announced an agreement to provide Direcway two-way, high-speed satellite communications services

January 13, 2003 - Industry News

Oshkosh Preferred Bidder for British Wheeled Tankers

Oshkosh Truck Corp. has been selected as the preferred bidder by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence to supply about 350 wheeled tankers.

January 10, 2003 - Industry News

Engineer Pushing The Aerodynamic Envelope To Save Fuel

Say the word "aerodynamics" and Wayne Simons' eyes still light up. And that's after 36 years with Kenworth Truck Co., researching ways to reduce vehicle drag and increase fuel economy. "That's the beauty of engineering," said Simons,

January 10, 2003 - Industry News

U.S. Jobless Numbers Increase In December

U.S. employment fell 101,000 jobs in December and the Bureau of Labor Statistics sharply boosted its estimate of November job losses to 88,000 according to figures released Friday

Tags: Economy

January 10, 2003 - Industry News

Indiana Governor OKs Plans For 'NAFTA Superhighway'

Indiana's governor announced plans last week to build a route through the southwest part of the state that will allow the "NAFTA Superhighway" to extend past Indianapolis

Tags: Highways

January 10, 2003 - Industry News

FedEx Express Names Comdata Supplier of the Year

Comdata Corp. has been honored by FedEx Express, an operating company of FedEx Corp., receiving its Global Strategic Supplier Symposium Excellence Award.

January 10, 2003 - Industry News

CSI Wireless Signs Telematics Deal with Directed Electronics

CSI Wireless Inc. has announced an agreement to be the exclusive telematics hardware supplier to Directed Electronics Inc., one of the largest after-market vehicle security and remote-start manufacturers

January 10, 2003 - Industry News

EPA Prepares SmartWay Program To Cut Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing a pollution-reduction program to encourage trucking firms to voluntarily adopt fuel-efficiency technology and practices,

January 10, 2003 - Industry News

OrderPro Enters Marketing Relationship With Loadbook

OrderPro Logistics, Tucson, Ariz., a customer-oriented provider of transportation and logistics solutions, has entered into a strategic marketing relationship with Loadbook, a logistics solutions provide

January 10, 2003 - Industry News

NTEA Publishes New Commercial Truck, Equipment Guide

Nearly 1,600 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories are featured in the new National Truck Equipment Assn. (NTEA) 2003 Membership Roster & Product Directory

January 10, 2003 - Industry News

C2 Inc. Acquires Birkmire Trucking Co.

C2 Inc. has announced the acquisition of Birkmire Trucking Co., a regional freight services provider based in Erie, Pa., by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Total Logistic Control (TLC)

January 10, 2003 - Industry News

SMC3 Introduces All-New Customer Support Center

SMC3, provider of technology tools for transportation, has announced the addition of an all-new customer support center at its headquarters in Peachtree City, Ga

January 9, 2003 - Industry News

B. R. Williams Trucking Upgrades To Rand McNally Software

Rand McNally's Transportation Data Management subsidiary has announced that B.R.Williams Trucking Inc., a third-party logistics provider based in Oxford, Ala., has upgraded to IntelliRoute Deluxe softwar

January 9, 2003 - Industry News

Owner-operators Can Get Contracts Reviewed

The Owner-Operator's Business Assn. Of Canada (OBAC) has launched its Contract Advisory Service for owner-operators

January 9, 2003 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Forward Event Data Recorder Comments To NHTSA

Three trucking associations have submitted their comments regarding event data recorders to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),

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