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October 10, 2002 - Industry News

Michelin Debuts Wireless Tire Maintenance Solution

Tire maker Michelin North America, Greenville, S.C., has introduced the eTire System, a comprehensive tire-maintenance solution

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

Eisenhower Tunnel Changes Should Help Clearance Problems

The Colorado Dept. of Transportation (CDOT) reports that new electronic signs have been placed in the eastbound direction through the Eisenhower Tunnel

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Plans Offering of Common Stock

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., Thomasville, N.C., has announced its plans for a public offering of 3,045,000 shares of its common stock

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

Hale Intermodal Trucking Being Purchased By Evans Delivery

Hale Intermodal Trucking Co., Baltimore, Md., which mostly transports cargo containers and machinery from Baltimore and other East Coast ports, will be taken over by Pottsville, Pa.-based Evans Delivery Co. Inc.

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

Terion Adds Cargo Sensor to FleetView

Trailer tracking provider Terion, Inc., Plano, Texas, has announced availability of Cargo Sensor, a device that works with the Terion FleetView trailer monitoring syste

October 10, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Jobless Claims Drop; Import Prices Climb

The number of U.S. workers filing for unemployment benefits declined by 40,000 last week, while prices of goods imported into the United States showed the biggest increase in five months

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October 10, 2002 - Industry News

CF Terminal In Ohio One Of 42 That Could Reopen 'Immediately'

Consolidated Freightways' closed trucking terminal in Richfield, Ohio could reopen, with about half of its 500 workers back on the job, if a Texas-based investor group is successful in buying the company out of bankruptcy

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.,

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