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October 14, 2002 - Industry News

Florida Fleet Administrators Open Web Site

The Florida Assn. of Governmental Fleet Administrators, one of the largest and oldest association of governmental fleet managers in the United States, has announced the creation of a web site

October 14, 2002 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Receives EPA Certification For Series 60 Engine

Detroit Diesel Corp. has received EPA certification for its 12.7- and 14.0-liter Series 60 on-highway engines

October 11, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA Wins Summary Judgment Against Mayflower Transit

A U.S. District Court has granted a motion for partial summary judgment to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. (OOIDA) in one of its complaints against Mayflower Transit Inc

October 11, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Offers Suggestions To Lighten The Logjam At West Coast Ports

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has offered a number of recommendations to resolve the container congestion and traffic jams currently plaguing West Coast ports

October 11, 2002 - Industry News

Used Truck Assn. Holds 3rd Annual Convention

The Used Truck Assn. (UTA) will hold its 3rd annual Convention Nov. 7-9 at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, Hot Springs National Park, Ark

October 11, 2002 - Industry News

Inflation Steady, Freight Rates, Truck Prices Up

Freight rates and truck prices continued their recent rise in September, according to the Producer Price Index released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Tags: Economy

October 11, 2002 - Industry News

Retail Sales Down, Wholesale Prices Steady

Retail Sales Trend

Retail sales in the United States fell in September, with new auto sales responsible for much of the drop. Prices at the wholesale level held steady

Tags: Economy

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

Tags: Economy

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

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