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November 26, 2002 - Industry News

GDP Improves Following Revision, Consumer Confidence Up

The U.S. economy performed better than previously thought during the third quarter of the year, while consumer confidence bounced back in November

Tags: Economy

November 25, 2002 - Industry News

Stevens Takes Delivery Of 650 Insulated Trailers

Stevens Transport, Dallas, Tex., has just completed delivery of 650 new Utility 3000R insulated trailers, each complemented by Thermo King's new SB190 refrigeration units

November 25, 2002 - Industry News

First 30 Days - A Key to Driver Retention Audio Conference

Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) will be hosting an audio conference from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EST) on Dec. 11, on how to effectively manage new drivers in their "First 30 Days" with your company.

November 25, 2002 - Industry News

Pepsi Distributor Implements A.MAZE Software

GEOCOMtms, architect of the A.MAZE solution for optimizing the routing and scheduling of fleet operations, sai

November 25, 2002 - Industry News

DOT, Customs Launch Operation Safe Commerce

The U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Customs have jointly announced the launch of Operation Safe Commerce (OSC), a program to fund business initiatives designed to enhance security for container cargo

November 25, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Study Shows Truck Fatalities Continue to Drop

William Canary, president and CEO of the American Trucking Assns. (ATA), said Monday that new federal highway safety statistics for 2001 show a continued reduction in the nation's large truck fatal crash rate.

November 25, 2002 - Industry News

Con-Way Logistics, DFDS Transport Inc. Sign Global Partnership Agreement

Con-Way Logistics Inc., an operating unit of Con-Way Transportation Services Inc. has announced a global partnership agreement with DFDS Transport Inc.

November 25, 2002 - Industry News

Navajo Shippers Acquires Leprino Transportation

Navajo Shippers, Commerce City, Colo., has announced the purchase of Leprino Transportation Co., a division of Leprino Foods

November 25, 2002 - Industry News

Peterbilt Offers Virtual Tour Of Model 379 Interior On Web Site

A 360-degree panoramic virtual tour of the cab and sleeper of a Peterbilt Model 379 is now available on the company's web site

November 25, 2002 - Industry News

Strict Requirements For Operating Authority Begin Jan. 1

Beginning Jan. 1, the Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will impose stricter minimum requirements to improve the safety performance of new motor carriers

November 25, 2002 - Industry News

Panel Cites Impact Of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Americans can breathe easier if a committee of West Coast dockworkers approves an agreement between West Coast shippers and longshore union workers on Dec. 9

November 24, 2002 - Industry News

Tentative Accord Reached In West Coast Port Dispute

West Coast longshoremen and shipping companies late Saturday reached a tentative contract agreement that would include wage and benefit improvements for dockworkers and technology improvements for ship owners,

November 22, 2002 - Industry News

Ryder Settles Trademark Infringement Suit Against Budget

Ryder System Inc. announced it has reached a favorable out-of-court settlement of its trademark infringement litigation against Budget Group Inc

November 22, 2002 - Industry News

Texas Group Makes New Offer For Consolidated Freightway

The potential buyer of bankrupt trucking company Consolidated Freightways Inc. has made a new offer and hopes to have all the details on how he'd finance it nailed down this week

November 22, 2002 - Industry News

Maddocks Unveils Business Intelligence Solution for Carriers

Maddocks Systems Inc., the developers of TruckMate for Windows (TM4Win) enterprise-wide trucking software, is now offering a complete business intelligence solution designed specifically for the trucking industry.

November 22, 2002 - Industry News

New TruckStops Interfaces Enhance Ease-of-Use

MicroAnalytics Inc. of Virginia is introducing two new interfaces for the TruckStops Routing and Scheduling Software.

November 22, 2002 - Industry News

Hendrickson Unveils Ultra Rod Plus

Hendrickson International, Woodridge, Ill., has introduced its Ultra Rod Plus torque rod replacement option for heavy duty trucks and tractors

November 22, 2002 - Industry News

Bridgestone to Raise Tire Prices Up To 5%

The Bridgestone Corp.'s Bridgestone/Firestone North American tire unit in Nashville, Tenn. said it plans to raise prices as much as 5% for car and truck tires

November 22, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Backs This Week's Buckle Up Campaign

Continuing the trucking industry's call for strong, visible enforcement of the nation's traffic laws, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) today announced its support for this week's nationwide Click It or Ticket campaign (11-25/12-1).

November 22, 2002 - Industry News

Patriot Transportation Announces Improved 4th Quarter Profits

Patriot Transportation Holding Inc., a Jacksonville, Fla.-based transportation business, reported net income of $1,308,000 or $.41 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2002, compared to a net loss of $1,333,000 or $.42 per diluted share

November 21, 2002 - Industry News

Autocar Picks Indiana Facility For World Headquarters

Grand Vehicle Works Holdings Corp., parent company of Autocar LLC, has purchased the former Dana manufacturing plant in Hagerstown, Indiana for Autocar's new world headquarters and truck manufacturing facility

November 21, 2002 - Industry News

USDOT, Landstar Team Up To Encourage Drivers To Buckle Up

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta announced a partnership between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and Landstar System Inc.

November 21, 2002 - Industry News

Half Of Nation's Drivers Are Sleepy Behind The Wheel

Findings from a poll by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), released at the National Summit to Prevent Drowsy Driving in Washington, DC., indicate that about half of America's adult drivers feel sleepy while they are driving

November 21, 2002 - Industry News

Leading Economic Indicators Flat In October

A measure of the country's overall economic health was unchanged in October, according to figures released on Thursday

Tags: Economy

November 21, 2002 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Launches European Service

FedEx Freight, in cooperation with FedEx Trade Networks, will now offer less-than-container-load (LCL) service to and from Europe, via FedEx Trade Networks Ocean Transport Service

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