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November 12, 2002 - Industry News

Ontario Trucking Assn. Convention Under Way

The Ontario Trucking Assn.'s 76th annual convention gets under way today and runs through Friday at the Regal Constellation Hotel in Toronto.

November 12, 2002 - Industry News

Feds Push Plans To Boost Fuel Efficiency In Heavy Trucks

The U.S. government, Detroit automakers and truck manufacturers are expanding a partnership to jump-start a new generation of more fuel-efficient heavy trucks and buses

November 11, 2002 - Industry News

Final Mack Truck Rolls Off Winnsboro Assembly Line

The last truck cab rolled off the assembly line last Friday at the Mack Trucks plant outside Winnsboro, and by this Friday, almost all the remaining 670 union and nonunion assembly workers will lose their jobs

November 11, 2002 - Industry News

Congestion, Long Lines At West Coast Ports Diminish

The turnaround time for container ships at West Coast ports has returned to normal after a month of congestion and delays

November 11, 2002 - Industry News

Con-Way Transportation Will Impose $8 Homeland Security Surcharge

Con-Way Transportation Services Inc., a subsidiary of CNF Inc. has announced that effective Jan. 2, 2003, the company's four LTL operating units will apply a Homeland Security surcharge on all shipments moving across the Canada/U.S. border

November 8, 2002 - Industry News

Cash Back Incentive Offered On Transcraft Trailers

Transcraft Corp., of Anna, Ill., is offering three new improvements and cash back to buyers when they order a new 2003 Transcraft trailer from now through the end of the year

November 8, 2002 - Industry News

Commercial Transport Northern Equips Trailers With GlobalWave

Cancom Tracking and Vistar Datacom have equipped the entire fleet of Commercial Transport Northern with VistarÕs GlobalWave asset management solution

November 8, 2002 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America, TripPak Express Reach Accord

TravelCenters of America (TA) has reached agreement with TMI, the parent company of TripPak Express and TripPak Online document management services, to expand drop box placements and promote the benefits of the service used by more than 700 fleets.

November 8, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth, Allison Extend Program Offering Transmission Discounts

Kenworth and Allison Transmission are extending the Allison Construction Program available through participating Kenworth dealers in the U.S. and Canada

November 8, 2002 - Industry News

Commercial Truck Inspection Demo Tuesday In N.J.

A free roadability seminar and Level 1 roadside inspection demonstration is scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday by the Assn. of Bi-State Motor Carriers Inc. at 118 Export St., Port Newark.

November 7, 2002 - Industry News

Shippers Divert Cargo, Increase Stocks Against More Port Shutdowns

U.S. shippers, uncertain over timely settlement of the West Coast ports dispute, are making contingency plans against additional service disruptions

Tags: Intermodal

November 7, 2002 - Industry News

Houston-Galveston Freeways Picking Up Speed

The Texas highway department will start changing speed limit signs along Houston-area freeways within the week, officially ending the much maligned, politically unpopular 55-mph speed limit

Tags: Highways

November 7, 2002 - Industry News

Sales At The Wholesale Level Increase Slightly

Sales at the wholesale level posted a slight increase in September, while worker productivity increased during the third quarter of the year

Tags: Economy

November 6, 2002 - Industry News

Eaton Completes Purchase Of Boston Weatherhead From Dana

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp., Cleveland, Ohio, has completed its previously announced acquisition of the Boston Weatherhead division of Dana Corp. for a purchase price of $130 million.

November 6, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Announces Revolving Credit Accord

Cummins Inc. has announced that it has executed a new three-year revolving credit agreement with a group of banks led by J.P. Morgan and Citigroup.

November 6, 2002 - Industry News

Economic Plans To Change With New Congress

With Republicans regaining control of both houses of Congress following Tuesday's elections, look for changes in both short-term and long-term economic plans, said Newport Communications Senior Economist Jim Haughey.

Tags: Economy

November 6, 2002 - Industry News

Federal Reserve Lowers Key Interest Rate Again

Federal Reserve policy makers on Wednesday took the step of cutting interest rates even further to help spur the U.S. economy, but some say the move is a dangerous bet

Tags: Economy

November 6, 2002 - Industry News

Averitt Express Opens New Service Center In St. Louis

Averitt Express, one of the nation's leading freight transportation and logistics providers, has opened a new 23,000 square foot service center at 13923 Saint Charles Rock Road in St. Louis

November 6, 2002 - Industry News

Trucking Firms Win State Fee Fight at U.S. Supreme Court

Yellow Corp. and the U.S. trucking industry won a Supreme Court battle over the fees that states may impose after the justices ruled that Michigan was charging too much for some trucks

November 6, 2002 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Reports Sales Increase For Fourth Quarter

ArvinMeritor Inc. has reported sales of $1.7 billion and net income of $41 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, for its fourth fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30, 2002.

November 5, 2002 - Industry News

CVSA Backs Proposed New Industry Registration Plan

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is supporting a uniform commercial vehicle registration in all states as proposed in an agreement reached recently by the trucking industry -- both private and for-hire motor carriers

November 4, 2002 - Industry News

Orders And Shipments Of Manufactured Goods Fall

New orders and shipments of manufactured goods fell for a second consecutive month in September -- the third decrease in the past four months

Tags: Economy

November 4, 2002 - Industry News

UAW Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against Peterbilt

The United Auto Workers announced Monday that the union has filed unfair labor practice charges against Peterbilt Motors

November 4, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth Suede Jackets Given Away In Contest

Kenworth PremierCare Parts & Service has announced a drawing in which 50 Kenworth suede jackets will be given away

November 4, 2002 - Industry News

IRP Adopts Stricter Base State Rules for Carriers

Starting Oct. 1, 2003, carriers will need a physical structure and an employee at that structure to establish a home base for purposes of vehicle registration

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