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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

November 22, 2002 - Industry News

Texas Group Makes New Offer For Consolidated Freightway

The potential buyer of bankrupt trucking company Consolidated Freightways Inc. has made a new offer and hopes to have all the details on how he'd finance it nailed down this week

November 22, 2002 - Industry News

Maddocks Unveils Business Intelligence Solution for Carriers

Maddocks Systems Inc., the developers of TruckMate for Windows (TM4Win) enterprise-wide trucking software, is now offering a complete business intelligence solution designed specifically for the trucking industry.

November 22, 2002 - Industry News

New TruckStops Interfaces Enhance Ease-of-Use

MicroAnalytics Inc. of Virginia is introducing two new interfaces for the TruckStops Routing and Scheduling Software.

November 22, 2002 - Industry News

Hendrickson Unveils Ultra Rod Plus

Hendrickson International, Woodridge, Ill., has introduced its Ultra Rod Plus torque rod replacement option for heavy duty trucks and tractors

November 22, 2002 - Industry News

Bridgestone to Raise Tire Prices Up To 5%

The Bridgestone Corp.'s Bridgestone/Firestone North American tire unit in Nashville, Tenn. said it plans to raise prices as much as 5% for car and truck tires

November 22, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Backs This Week's Buckle Up Campaign

Continuing the trucking industry's call for strong, visible enforcement of the nation's traffic laws, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) today announced its support for this week's nationwide Click It or Ticket campaign (11-25/12-1).

November 22, 2002 - Industry News

Patriot Transportation Announces Improved 4th Quarter Profits

Patriot Transportation Holding Inc., a Jacksonville, Fla.-based transportation business, reported net income of $1,308,000 or $.41 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2002, compared to a net loss of $1,333,000 or $.42 per diluted share

November 21, 2002 - Industry News

Autocar Picks Indiana Facility For World Headquarters

Grand Vehicle Works Holdings Corp., parent company of Autocar LLC, has purchased the former Dana manufacturing plant in Hagerstown, Indiana for Autocar's new world headquarters and truck manufacturing facility

November 21, 2002 - Industry News

USDOT, Landstar Team Up To Encourage Drivers To Buckle Up

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta announced a partnership between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and Landstar System Inc.

November 21, 2002 - Industry News

Half Of Nation's Drivers Are Sleepy Behind The Wheel

Findings from a poll by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), released at the National Summit to Prevent Drowsy Driving in Washington, DC., indicate that about half of America's adult drivers feel sleepy while they are driving

November 21, 2002 - Industry News

Leading Economic Indicators Flat In October

A measure of the country's overall economic health was unchanged in October, according to figures released on Thursday

Tags: Economy

November 21, 2002 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Launches European Service

FedEx Freight, in cooperation with FedEx Trade Networks, will now offer less-than-container-load (LCL) service to and from Europe, via FedEx Trade Networks Ocean Transport Service

November 21, 2002 - Industry News

E-Z Pass Commercial Vehicle Web Site Streamlines Enrollment

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Executive Director John Durbin has announced the launch of the E-ZPass commercial vehicle web site. Designed to streamline pre-enrollment into the E-ZPass commercial vehicle program, the new site provides downloadable versions

Tags: Highways

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

New Home Starts Hit The Brakes

New home starts in the United States took a nosedive in October after hitting a 16-year high the month before

Tags: Economy

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

DOT And Customs Launch 'Operation Safe Commerce'

Associate Deputy Secretary of Transportation Jeffrey Shane and Deputy Customs Commissioner Douglas Browning jointly announced Wednesday the launch of Operation Safe Commerce (OSC)

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

FedEx Announces Rate Changes for 2003

FedEx Corp. has announced rate changes for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground effective Jan. 6, 2003

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

First New Generation Volvo VN Heads To Customer

The first new generation Volvo VN tractor left the New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Va., last week for delivery to a waiting customer, less than three months after its introduction to the North American trucking industry.

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

Class 8 Sales Rise in October; Kenworth Up 123%

Sales of Class 8 trucks in October were up 27.2% compared with year-ago levels

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

Landstar Honors Its Million-Mile Drivers

Landstar Systems Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., has recognized 64 of its drivers for their outstanding safety records

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

New Elite Wheel-End Assembly Standard on East Trailers

East Manufacturing?s Elite wheel-end assembly eliminates the usual practice of replacing the seals whenever a brake job is performed on trailers

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

New Delphi Transmission Interface Technologies

Delphi Corp. will be offering heavy-duty transmission interface technologies designed specifically for commercial vehicles

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

UPS Adds 1,800 DaimlerChrysler Sprinter Vans to Fleet

DaimlerChrysler Vans LLC, the U.S. distributor of Sprinter Vans, has announced the addition of 1,800 Sprinter vans to UPS's U.S. fleet

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

Sirius Posts 3rd Quarter Results

Sirius Satellite Radio has announced its financial results for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2002

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

Praxair Specs Lane Guidance System

Iteris Inc., a subsidiary of Odetics Inc. has announced that Praxair Inc. of Danbury, Conn., has committed to an initial order of 200 new trucks with the Iteris Lane Guidance lane departure warning system installed

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