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November 27, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Implements NAFTA Provisions for Mexican Trucks

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta has directed the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to act on the 130 applications received thus far from Mexico-domiciled truck and bus companies seeking to transport international cargo

November 27, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Plant In Virginia Prepares For Mack Arrival

The signs reading "Volvo" over the truck manufacturer's Dublin, Va., assembly plant will soon come down. In their place, Pulaski County's largest employer will erect new signs: "New River Valley Plant: Volvo, Mack, Autocar."

November 27, 2002 - Industry News

Tele Atlas And infoUSA Announce Alliance

Tele Atlas North America, a provider of digital map databases and real-time traffic information, and infoUSA, a provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales and marketing solutions, have announce

November 27, 2002 - Industry News

Eaton Opens Logistics Center in Indianapolis

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp. has opened the Eaton Logistics Center in Indianapolis, Ind., for its truck components business unit

November 26, 2002 - Industry News

Two Firms Announce Refrigerated Trailer Service To Puerto Rico

FFE Transportation Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc., (FFXI) has entered into a joint venture with International Transport Logistics Inc. (ITL) to provide temperature-controlled and non-temperature-controlled trailer service into and out of Puerto Rico

Tags: Intermodal

November 26, 2002 - Industry News

ALK Releases Enhanced PC*MILER-Based DTOD 16.1

ALK Technologies and the United States Department of Defense announced the release of the PC*MILER-based Defense Table of Official Distances (DTOD) 16.1

November 26, 2002 - Industry News

Chrysler Plans To Market Medium-Duty Commercial Trucks

The Chrysler group plans to offer an array of commercial trucks aimed at the market dominated by the automaker's two Detroit rivals

November 26, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Reports Orders From 140 Trucking Fleets

Cummins Inc. has announced a growing number of orders for its new EPA-compliant engines, with build rates increasing to fulfill orders from more than 140 fleets in the industry

November 26, 2002 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Might Cut 800 Jobs At German Plant

DaimlerChrysler AG said that it's talking to worker representatives about cutting nearly 800 jobs -- or a tenth of the work force -- at a Mannheim commercial vehicle plant

November 26, 2002 - Industry News

Veltex Corp. Adding 60 Volvo Trucks By Years End

Veltex Corp. of Diamond Bar, Calif., expects to acquire 20 additional Volvo trucks by the end of November and an another 40 trucks by the end of December to add to the 46 trucks already in its fleet

November 26, 2002 - Industry News

Hino Diesel Trucks Canada Celebrates No. 10,000

Hino Diesel Trucks Canada recently sold its 10,000th truck, and celebrated the occasion -- along with the mother company's 60th anniversary -- with a dinner in Toronto, according to Today's Trucking

November 26, 2002 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Transport Purchasing 2,100 Freightliner Trucks

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has reached an agreement with Freightliner LLC for a truck sale and trade package for 2003 that will see the transportation company purchase about 2,100 trucks from Freightliner in a one-for-one trade-in of older vehicles

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

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