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February 8, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Sales Up, Profits Down

Despite higher sales, Volvo posted a fourth-quarter loss of 487 kroner ($46 million) in fourth quarter 2001,compared with a net profit of 1.19 billion kroner in fourth quarter 2000

February 8, 2002 - Industry News

Ryder Expects Slight Improvement This Year

The U.S. and global recession continue to impact Ryder System and its customers, but President and CEO Gregory Swienton says they expect modest growth and improved profit margins this year

February 8, 2002 - Industry News

P.A.M Transportation Reports Increased Income

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Tontitown, Ark., finished up 2001 with a 10% increase in revenues and a 15% increase in earnings per shar

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Container Tracking Goes Commercial

Two Swedish companies, All Set Marine and All Set Tracking, are set to market a commercial freight container tracking technology called ALLTrack

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

HD America Institutes FleetCross

Heavy Duty parts distributor HD America, Earth City, Mo., has installed the FleetCross Electronic Reference System at all of its more than 400 locations

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

NTE Teams With Novopoint

Web-based transportation exchange NTE has teamed with Novopoint, another web-based company, to supply logistics services to the consumer packaged goods industry

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

PeopleNet Signs 700th Fleet Customer

PeopleNet Communications, Minneapolis, announced that is has completed system installation for its 700th fleet customer

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Owner-Operators Not Included in Oklahoma Registration Changes

Owner-operators who claim Oklahoma as their base registration plate are not included in the state’s new rules relating to established place of business requirements

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Lawmakers Move To Restore Bush Highway Funding Cuts

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been quick to attack President Bush’s proposed budget for the 2003 fiscal year, vowing to restore funding for highway projects cut by the administration

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Viking & American Freightways To Become FedEx Freight

Two less-than-truckload company names will be disappearing and will be replaced by the familiar FedEx name

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Central Transport Raising Rates

Warren, Mich.-based trucking company Central Transport has announced a general rate increase effective Feb. 23

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Parry To Act As Pacer Van Division

Pacer Transport, the flatbed, van and specialized heavy-haul trucking unit of Pacer International, has announced an alliance with northeast regional van carrier Parry Trucking, based in Nicholson, Pa

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Landstar Reports Financials

The parent of several trucking companies, Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla., reported 2001 fourth quarter net income of $11.6 million

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

Iowa Considers Split Speed Limits

The Iowa House of Representatives is considering a bill that would raise the speed limit on interstate highways to 70 mph for cars but keep it at 65 mph for heavy trucks

February 6, 2002 - Industry News Launches Optimanage 7 announced the launch of OptiManage 7, a Web-native, real-time transportation management system

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

Federal-Mogul To Sell Signal-Stat Business

Federal-Mogul Corp. has signed an agreement to sell its Signal-Stat Lighting Products division to Truck-Lite, a subsidiary of Penske Company LLC

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

Birmingham Truck Dealer Expands

Volvo & GMC Trucks of Birmingham (Ala.) has changed its name to Premier Truck Centers, following its acquisition of Muscle Shoals Mack Sales in Tuscumbia and Madison, Ala

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

Travel Plaza To Open In Charleston

A $10 million travel plaza that will be convenient for port truckers is being built in Charleston, S.C

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

Tire Retread Bureau Adds Message Board To Web Site

The Tire Retread Information Bureau has added a message board to its web site at,

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

No More Big Cuts for Freightliner

Although the U.S. truck market this year will likely fall below earlier expectations, DaimlerChrysler says no more major cuts are anticipated for Freightliner

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

Patriot, C.H. Robinson Announce Earnings

Patriot Transportation Holding and the logistics company C.H. Robinson Worldwide have reported their latest financial results

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

Organizers Get Ready To Set A New World Record Truck Convoy

Organizers of the World’s Largest Truck Convoy are gearing up to set another world record

Tags: Events

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

Olympics Expected To Cause Highway Problems In Salt Lake City

Officials with the Utah Transportation Department and the Salt Lake Organizing Committee are advising truckers to avoid Salt Lake City if possible as the Winter Olympics get ready to kick off on Friday

Tags: Highways

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

KLLM Issues Driver IDs

KLLM Transport Services, Richland, Miss., has enhanced the security measures at its terminal facilities, and is in the process of issuing photo-identification cards to its 1,700 drivers

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

TEAM Vehicle Sales Announces Miami Opening

TEAM Vehicle Sales announced the grand opening of its used-truck sales center in Hialeah, Fla., in the Miami area


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