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February 5, 2002 - Industry News

Factory Orders & Shipments Post December Increase, Down For 2001

U.S. factory orders and shipments increased in December, adding hope the worst of the economic recession may be over

Tags: Economy

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

Qualcomm Introduces Updated FleetAdvisor

Qualcomm, San Diego, has announced the commercial launch of FleetAdvisor, a mobile fleet management and logistics solution directed at the private fleet market

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Bush Proposes Transportation Budget

The Bush Administration unveiled a proposed 2003 budget that increases defense spending and some transportation spending while cutting other transportation funds

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Gate Faulty In Truck-Train Crash

A 1999 truck-train crash that exposed loopholes in the commercial driver's license program in Illinois was caused by faulty crossing signals, not by a truck driver who drove around the gates

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Pennsylvania To Implement Increased License Security

It looks like Pennsylvania will be a step ahead of many other states in implementing a new federal law requiring security checks and fingerprinting of hazmat drivers

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

TruckersB2B Offers Qualcomm To Members

TruckersB2B has entered into an agreement with Qualcomm to offer satellite tracking and communications to TruckersB2B members

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

FHWA Releases New Edition of Highway Statistics

The Federal Highway Administration has released the 2000 edition of Highway Statistics, an annual publication that contains a wide range of information on the nation’s roads and highway users

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Swift, Boyd Bros. Release Earnings

Swift Transportation and Boyd Brothers have released their earnings for the last quarter and year 2001

Tags: Events

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Trailmobile To Take Canadian Operation Private

Trailmobile Corp. is attempting to take its Canadian subsidiary private with a 10 cent per share offer to minority stockholders

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Looking To Owner Operators & New Technology For The Future

The U.S. economy may not be at its best right now, but officials with U.S. Xpress say they are planning to increase their fleet size and use new technology to improve their bottom line. Co-Chairman Max Fuller talked with Newport’s Truckinginfo.com Friday, after accepting an honor from Horton, about some plans his company has for the coming year. He said the carrier, which already operates 5,250 trucks and has 7,000 company drivers, does have plans to expand its fleet in the next year

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Horton Celebrates Milestone With U.S. Xpress

Horton presents 3 millionth fan drive to U.S. Xpress.

Horton has reached a milestone, sellings its 3 millionth fan drive

February 1, 2002 - Industry News

Health Insurance Made Easy

Skyrocketing premiums have made health insurance one of the most valuable benefits a company can offer its employees

February 1, 2002 - Industry News

What's In A Mile?

One topic sure to raise the blood pressure of many drivers is the issue of fleets using household goods (HHG) miles as the basis for their rate and pay calculations

February 1, 2002 - Industry News

Minnesota Soybean Growers Push Biodiesel

Soybean growers are pushing Minnesota state legislators to require biodiesel to be blended into all diesel fuel sold in the state

February 1, 2002 - Industry News

Overweight Fines Under Contention In Maine

Higher overweight truck fines went into effect last week in Maine, and they're causing some controversy

February 1, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Head To Highlight ATA Safety Meeting

Joseph Clapp, the new administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will highlight the spring meeting of the Safety and Loss Prevention Management of the American Trucking Associations

Tags: Events

February 1, 2002 - Industry News

Schwan's Picks LeanLogistics

LeanLogistics Inc. has added Schwan's Sales Enterprises, Marshall, Minn., to its client list

February 1, 2002 - Industry News

Manufacturing & Unemployment Improve

Manufacturing activity in the United States improved in January

Tags: Economy

January 31, 2002 - Industry News

Profit Tools Adds Route Manager Module

Profit Tools announced a new Route Manager module for its business, operations, and e-commerce software, Profit Tools for Trucking

January 31, 2002 - Industry News

Montana To Use Deicer Linked To Truck Problems

Montana transportation officials have drawn the ire of truckers for their decision to use a chemical deicer that’s been linked to damage in trucks

January 31, 2002 - Industry News

Teamsters Port Division Endorses Legislation Aimed At California Ports

The newly organized Teamster Union Port Division is throwing its support behind two pieces of legislation that supporters say are designed to clean up California ports

January 31, 2002 - Industry News

Old Dominion & Celadon Report Financials

Old Dominion Freight Line and Celadon Group on Thursday released their financial results for the final quarter of the year, with both reporting higher profits

January 31, 2002 - Industry News

ChevronTexaco Eyes Phillips-Conoco Merger

ChevronTexaco is considering a hostile takeover bid of either Phillips Petroleum or Conoco Inc. to disrupt a proposed $17.1 billion merger

January 31, 2002 - Industry News

XTRA Lease Orders More Trailer Tracking Systems From Terion

XTRA Lease has ordered 5,000 more FleetView trailer tracking systems from Terion

January 31, 2002 - Industry News

MobileDispatch Software Available To Nextel Users

Nextel Communications and Dynamic Mobile Data Systems announced a co-marketing agreement to market MobileDispatch, a two-way wireless communications and tracking system

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