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March 20, 2002 - Industry News

FedEx Reports Better Earnings & Income

FedEx Corp., Memphis, Tenn, reported higher earnings and operating income in its third quarter, which ended at the end of February

March 20, 2002 - Industry News

NHTSA Plans To Test Retreads

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reportedly planning to put retreaded truck tires to the test. According to Tire Business, NHTSA plans to see how commercial retreads compare to new truck tire standards

March 20, 2002 - Industry News

Michelin, Bridgestone Truck Tires Top Satisfaction Survey

Michelin tires receive high marks from heavy-duty truck owners for overall satisfaction and Bridgestone tire owners report a low incidence of problems, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2001 Heavy-Duty Truck Original Equipment Tire Report

March 20, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth First Manufacturer To Offer Infrared Night Vision

Kenworth Nightvision, as installed on the T800 Technology Truck on display at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Kenworth will now offer Bendix Xvision night vision system as optional equipment for its Class 8 models under the name Kenworth Night Vision

March 20, 2002 - Industry News

Updated Out-of-Service Criteria Available

The 2002 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is available from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

March 20, 2002 - Industry News

Housing Starts Post Strong February Gain

Consumers continue to spend their way out of the recession and new figures show housing is still the hottest market

Tags: Economy

March 19, 2002 - Industry News

Mid-America Trucking Show Starts Tomorrow

The 31st Annual Mid-America Trucking Show runs Thursday through Saturday at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky

Tags: Events

March 19, 2002 - Industry News

Drivers: Don't Forget The Medical Kit

It's often hard to get medical care on the road, so it's important to carry a personalized medical kit in the truck, both for your own health and for responding to emergencies

March 19, 2002 - Industry News

Port Security Bill Introduced

A bill introduced in the House of Representatives this week addresses the issue of security at the nation's ports

Tags: Intermodal

March 19, 2002 - Industry News

Trailer Tracking Becoming Survival Technique

Deregulation has created an environment where competition on the basis of price threatens the financial survival of many independent carriers. In this climate, the ability of fleets to control costs and operate at peak efficiency has taken on renewed importance. Led by industry giants like Schneider National and J.B. Hunt, fleets are increasingly turning to asset tracking technology - trailer tracking - to meet this need, according to a new report for Technology Assessment Associates

March 19, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Expects EPA '02 Certification By End Of Month

Cummins Inc. was the first engine manufacturer to apply for certification for 2002 emissions engines, and hopes to receive that certification from the Environmental Protection Agency by the end of the month

March 19, 2002 - Industry News

ADS Division Opens Specialized Automotive Facility

ADS Logistics' Roll & Hold division has opened a metals warehouse in Wentzville, Mo., specializing in the transload of metal blanks from light-weight skids to pin-pallets for a major automotive manufacturer

March 19, 2002 - Industry News

Trimble, McNeilus Offer Fleet Management Solutions on Ready Mix Trucks

Trimble and McNeilus Companies, a subsidiary of Oshkosh, have formed a strategic alliance to offer Trimble's fleet management solution as a factory-installed and aftermarket option on McNeilus' ready mix concrete mixers

March 19, 2002 - Industry News

Interest Rates Unchanged

No surprise from the Federal Reserve on Tuesday. The Federal Open Market Committee decided to leave interest rates unchanged

Tags: Economy

March 19, 2002 - Industry News

Matlack Likely To File Liquidation Plan

Matlack Systems, once one of the nation's largest tanker carriers, will probably file a liquidation plan next month

March 18, 2002 - Industry News

Hino, Scania Talk Alliance

Japan's Hino Motors is in negotiations with Swedish truck maker Scania

March 18, 2002 - Industry News

Washington Fuel Tax Hike Up To Voters

In a last-minute compromise, the Washington State Legislature decided to let voters decide in November on a transportation package that includes a hefty fuel tax hike

March 18, 2002 - Industry News

Highway Forecasts Added To Weather.com

The Weather Channel has added an "Interstate Forecast" feature to its Weather.com web site

March 18, 2002 - Industry News

CSI Wireless Launches GPS-Enabled Wireless Phone

CSI Wireless' new GT300 Geo-Telephone combines location sensing and GPS positioning capability with wireless communication technology

March 18, 2002 - Industry News

House Deal Would Increase Highway Spending

Last week the House Budget Committee approved a budget resolution that seeks to add $4.4 billion to President Bush's $23.3 billion request for highway funding

March 18, 2002 - Industry News

View Window Factor In Crash Damages

A Washington State jury has found a log truck owner-operator and Paccar responsible for a 1997 crash that left a woman paralyzed

March 18, 2002 - Industry News

Aether Gets HighwayMaster, TrackWare from @Track

Aether Systems, supplier of the MobileMax2 mobile communications system, has acquired a number of commercial trucking-oriented products from @Track Communications

March 17, 2002 - Industry News

Inspection Site Planned For Pasadena, Texas

The city of Pasadena, Texas, plans to build a truck inspection station near the interchange of Texas 225 and Beltway 8

March 17, 2002 - Industry News

Donaldson Redesigns Web Site

Filter manufacturer Donaldson launched its newly enhanced, next-generation web site at www.donaldson.com.

March 15, 2002 - Industry News

Dart's Highway Sales Offers New Trucks

Dart Transit and its Highway Sales lease/purchase company will be offering 100 new tractors over the next few months

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