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September 30, 2002 - Industry News

Terion Extends Contract With Verizon Wireless To 2005

Terion has announced the extension of its existing contract for wireless communications supporting its FleetView trailer monitoring system with Verizon Wireless until 2005

September 30, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Receives Engine Approval From EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has given approval for Volvo to manufacture and sell trucks with Volvo's VED12 diesel engine after today's emissions-control deadline, according to Volvo Trucks North America Inc.

September 29, 2002 - Industry News

Western Ports Closed Indefinitely

West Coast ports were shut down again Sunday night by shipping lines who locked out union cargo crews at the start of the evening shift

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

TCA and OOIDA Ask Support For Senate Fuel Surcharge Bills

Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) has joined with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. (OOIDA) in supporting Senate bill 1914, the Motor Carrier Fuel Cost Equity Act of 2002, and its companion version in the House, H.R. 2161

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Requires Truckers to Meet New Cargo Standards

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a requirement that all interstate commercial motor vehicles comply with a new single set of performance standards

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Westport launches B Gas Plus engine

Cummins Westport Inc., a joint venture of Cummins Inc. of Columbus, Ind. and Westport Innovations Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., has announced the commercial launch of the low-emissions B Gas Plus engine for automotive markets

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

New AAA Safety Program Cuts Injuries At Intersections

A new highway demonstration program to improve signage, signals and road markings at intersections in Michigan reduced injuries by nearly half since 1997, AAA announced

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Economy Grows By 1.3% In 2nd Quarter

Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 1.3% in the second quarter of 2002,

Tags: Economy

September 26, 2002 - Industry News

Caterpillar Says It Has EPA Nod For Truck Engines

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., announced Thursday that it has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the company's on-highway truck engines manufactured after Sept. 30, 2002.

September 26, 2002 - Industry News

Colorado Trucking Firm Blaze Injures 3

Three workers were injured after an explosion at a trucking business sent a fireball through a building filled with propane tanks, chemicals and tires.

September 26, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth Laying Off 450 Temps

Kenworth Truck Co. has announced it will lay off 450 temporary workers at its Chillicothe, Ohio plant who were hired to help with a short-term increase in production.

Tags: Economy

September 26, 2002 - Industry News

New York Truck Drivers Join Highway Watch

New York became the 12th state to join the national Highway Watch program this week.

September 26, 2002 - Industry News

Three Economic Reports Spark Optimism

A triad of favorable economic reports on Thursday showed a drop in jobless claims, record sales for new homes and a less-than-expected drop in orders for durable goods

Tags: Economy

September 25, 2002 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Exec Sees Recovery of Industry's Aftermarket

Tom Gosnell, president of ArvinMeritor's Commercial Vehicle Systems and Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket, said he is confident there will be a resurgence in the trucking industry's aftermarket, despite the current state of the economy

September 25, 2002 - Industry News

Peterbilt And Heil Extend Discount Program

In an effort to help vocational customers offset increased costs for engines certified to meet the new October 2002 EPA emissions standards, Peterbilt Motors Co. and Heil Environmental Industries Ltd. are offering discounts on select trucks

September 25, 2002 - Industry News

Online Sweepstakes Winner Will Experience Miami 400

One lucky winner will hear the last roar of the stock car season, courtesy of Rand McNally.

Tags: Events

September 25, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Allison Transmission Discounts On New Truck Orders

For a limited time, Kenworth and Allison Transmission have teamed up to offer the Allison Construction Program through participating Kenworth dealers in the U.S. and Canada.

September 25, 2002 - Industry News

Idaho Introduces Online Fuel Tax Payment Service for Truckers

Paying fuel taxes in Idaho just got easier.

September 25, 2002 - Industry News

Schwan's Selects Intermec Computers, Mobile Printers

Schwan's Sales Enterprises Inc., Marshall, Minn., an international distributor of frozen foods, has selected Intermec Technologies Corp. to provide mobile computers and portable printers

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

Roadway's 3rd Quarter Revenues Up 14.2%

Roadway Corp., Akron, Ohio, has reported that revenues for its third quarter, which ended Sept. 7, were $721,309,000, up 14.2% when compared to revenues of $631,657,000 for the third quarter of 2001.

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

Survey: Fleets Want To Spec New Truck Components

A recent survey of more than 40 fleets conducted by CK Marketing and Communications shows fleets in North America have a strong desire to specify their new vehicles with component brands of their choice

Tags: Economy

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Sales Team Joins CaseStack

CaseStack Inc., a Los Angeles-based business process outsourcing company, has announced the appointment of Gary Murphy as vice president of Logistics Solutions.

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

IdleAire Teams With InnVision For In-Cab Entertainment

IdleAire Technologies Corp., Knoxville, Tenn., is teaming with InnVision Networks of Plano, Texas, to test a network that will deliver tiered packages of television service,

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

Cost Accounting Topic Of TCA Seminar

With the economy still struggling, trucking companies need to find ways to improve their profits.

September 24, 2002 - Industry News

American LaFrance Closing Plants in Wisconsin

Emergency vehicle maker American LaFrance, which recently reopened the former Western Star Trucks assembly plant in South Carolina, is mothballing two Wisconsin manufacturing sites

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