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November 19, 2002 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Installs Linux Web Server System

FedEx Freight recently installed 15 Red Hat Linux 7.2 and 7.3 servers running Apache web server to act as a front end to its customer service application,

November 19, 2002 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Develops Aluminum Tanker

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp., Tokyo, Japan, has developed a tanker truck with an aluminum frame that weighs less than one made of steel, while increasing maximum load capacity

November 19, 2002 - Industry News

Prophesy Dispatch Integrates With QuickBooks

Prophesy Transportation Solutions, Inc., Bloomfield, Conn., announced that Prophesy Dispatch software will now share data with Intuit’s QuickBooks Pro Edition 200

November 19, 2002 - Industry News

Transcore Upgrades Keypoint Logistics

TransCore,of Beaverton, Ore., has released Version 2.14 of Keypoint Logistics, transportation management system software for third-party logistics providers

November 18, 2002 - Industry News

General Dynamics Equips Truck With Fuel Cell Power Unit

General Dynamics has delivered a fuel cell-based auxiliary power unit (APU) to SunLine Transit Agency for installation aboard "The 21st Century Truck,

November 18, 2002 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Terms Report About MBE 4000 'False'

Detroit Diesel Corp. has responded to what it terms an erroneous report about the MBE 4000 engine, for which DDC has sales and service responsibility in NAFTA.

November 18, 2002 - Industry News

SkyBitz Closes $18 Million Round of Growth Capital

SkyBitz has obtained $18 million in Series B equity funding, led by AIG Highstar Capital, LP and Industrial Technology Ventures, LP to finance the roll-out of its Global Locating System (GLS) tracking and monitoring service,

November 18, 2002 - Industry News

NTEA Convention To Address Woes Of The Fleet Manager

The National Truck Equipment Assn.'s (NTEA) 39th annual convention, scheduled March 2 through 5 in Atlanta, Ga., will focus on challenges facing fleet managers

Tags: Events

November 18, 2002 - Industry News

Weigh-Tronix Debuts New Scale Software

Weigh-Tronix Inc., Fairmont, Minn., has introduced Truck Weigh, a scale management software application that automatically captures information on any truck and load that passes over a compatible truck scale

November 15, 2002 - Industry News

Demand For New Engines Means Fewer Layoffs At Caterpillar

Improved fourth-quarter demand for Caterpillar's truck engines means a reduction in plant shutdowns and employee layoffs, officials at the Peoria, Ill. manufacturer announced Friday

November 15, 2002 - Industry News

NCG Group Gets Preliminary OK To Buy Truck World Trade Show

At its meeting last week during the 76th annual Ontario Trucking Assn. (OTA) convention, the OTA executive committee and board of directors gave approval in principle to an offer from the NCG Group to purchase the Truck World trade show

November 15, 2002 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor, Quimmco Restructure Joint Venture In Mexico

ArvinMeritor Inc. has announced plans to restructure Dirona S.A., the Mexican joint venture with Quimmco, S.A. de C.V. of Monterrey.

November 15, 2002 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor, Quimmco Restructure Mexican Joint Venture

ArvinMeritor Inc. has announced plans to restructure Dirona S.A., the Mexican joint venture with Quimmco, S.A. de C.V. of Monterrey.

November 15, 2002 - Industry News

OTA, NCG Reach Tentative Accord On Sale of Truck World Trade Show

At its meeting this week during the 76th annual Ontario Trucking Assn. (OTA) convention, the OTA executive committee and board of directors gave approval in principle to an offer from the NCG Group to purchase the Truck World trade show

November 14, 2002 - Industry News

Producer Prices, Industrial Production & Retail Sales Numbers Mixed

Prices at the wholesale level increased sharply in October, while industrial production fell and the retail sales picture improved

Tags: Economy

November 14, 2002 - Industry News

SAE Truck, Bus Exhibition Opens Monday In Detroit

The SAE 2002 International Truck & Bus Meeting & Exhibition, hosted by Ford Motor Co, opens Monday at Cobo Center in Detroit

Tags: Events

November 14, 2002 - Industry News

Smart Tires: Is The Future Now?

The "Smart Tire" has long held out the promise of reduced expenditures for tire management -- the third biggest cost for a fleet owner. Tires with built-in chips have been the tire of the future since it became possible to

November 14, 2002 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike Extends E-ZPass To Trucks

Drivers of heavy trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles will be able to use the Pennsylvania Turnpike's automated E-ZPass toll payment system starting next month

Tags: Highways

November 14, 2002 - Industry News

Hyundai, DaimlerChrysler Break Ground For New Engine Plant

Hyundai Motor Co.'s and DaimlerChrysler AG's joint venture to build commercial vehicle engines took another major step forward last week as the two partners broke ground for the construction of their new engine plan

November 14, 2002 - Industry News

Consolidated Auctions Successful; Texas Buyers Still Hopeful

Bankrupt trucking giant Consolidated Freightways has begun auctioning its network of closed terminals, raising questions about whether a group of investors will be able to revive the company and save thousands of jobs

November 13, 2002 - Industry News

Freightliner Brings System On Line To Improve Parts Availability

Freightliner LLC is deploying a new supply chain management tool to help dealers provide even greater parts availability for customers

November 13, 2002 - Industry News

Trucking Store Now On Internet

Trucking Store, which carries all types of products for the owner/operator, driving and trucking enthusiast, now has a web site on the Internet

November 13, 2002 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Plans To Acquire 3 Peterbilt Dealerships

Rush Enterprises Inc. plans to discontinue operating D&D superstores and its Michigan John Deere construction equipment dealerships, and has signed a letter of intent to acquire Orange County Truck and Trailer Inc., a Peterbilt dealer in central Florida

November 13, 2002 - Industry News

Reynolds, Karmak Partnering In Heavy Truck Enterprise

The Reynolds and Reynolds Co. announced it has entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Karmak Inc., through which Reynolds will provide Karmak with integrated solutions for Web services,

November 13, 2002 - Industry News

Bekins Named Midwest Turnaround Company Of The Year

The Bekins Co., one of the nation's premier transportation and distribution services companies, has been named Turnaround Company of The Yea

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