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October 28, 2002 - Industry News

AeroAstro Announces Low-Cost Satellite Asset Tracking

Satellite technology provider AeroAstro Inc. has introduced a low-cost asset tracking unit that will sell for $349, including installation anywhere in North America

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

TMC Bestows Its Highest Award on 4 Council Leaders

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Assns. awarded its highest honor -- the Silver Spark Plug Award -- to four trucking industry professionals during the Council's 2002 fall meeting in Charlotte, N.C.

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

J Schugel Trucking Converts 600 Trucks to Aether MobileMax

Aether Systems Inc. a leading provider of wireless and mobile data solutions, has announced that J Schugel Trucking Inc., a nationwide truckload carrier, has converted its fleet to Aether MobileMax for wireless vehicle tracking and messaging

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

Qualcomm Ships 450,000 Units Worldwide And Signs 36 Transportation Fleets

Qualcomm has announced that it has shipped 450,000 mobile communications units worldwide and that 36 new U.S. carriers have signed agreements to use the wireless fleet management system in Qualcomm's quarter ended September 2002

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

Landstar Adopts Truckstop Scanning By Pegasus TransTech

Landstar System Inc. is using TransFlo Express truckstop scanning from Pegasus TransTech at participating truckstops

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

UAW Members Ratify New 5-Year Contract With International

International Truck and Engine Corp. has announced that members of the United Auto Workers Union (UAW) have approved a new five-year labor agreement that will enable the company to become more competitive

October 28, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Announces It Is Sponsoring America's Road Team

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) and Volvo Trucks North America today announced that Volvo Trucks will sponsor ATA's America's Road Team, trucking's premier industry and truck driver image program

October 25, 2002 - Industry News

TruStar and MISG Launch New E-commerce Initiative

TruStar Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket distribution group, and the Management Information Systems Group Inc. (MISG), recently launched a new E-commerce initiative called TruNet that will enable all TruStar members to exchange electronic business documents with their suppliers.

October 25, 2002 - Industry News

1st Quarter Earnings Up For Celadon Group

Celadon Group Inc. has announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2003 ended Sept. 30, 2002 in line with its guidance issued earlier this month

October 25, 2002 - Industry News

Durable Goods Recovery Still Stalled

Orders for durable goods plunged in September, while shipments declined less, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Commerce Department

Tags: Economy

October 25, 2002 - Industry News

Navistar, UAW Reach Tentative Agreement

International Truck and Engine Corp. and the leadership of the United Auto Workers union have reached tentative agreement on a new five-year labor agreement, it was announced Friday

October 24, 2002 - Industry News

Overnite Transportation Posts Best Quarter in 8 Years; Teamsters Lose Battle For Union

This was a good week for management at Overnight Transportation, with the trucking company registering its best quarter since 1994 and the Teamsters Union pulling out of a long, drawn-out strike against the Richmond, Va.-based firm

October 24, 2002 - Industry News

Florida Trucking Unit Shuts Down; 55 Drivers Out of Work

Florida East Coast Industries Inc. is closing its money-losing long-haul trucking business immediately and laying off all of its 55 full-time drivers

October 24, 2002 - Industry News

Mullen Transportation Reports 3rd Quarter Results

Mullen Transportation Inc. reported its financial and operating results for the three months and nine months ending Sept. 30, 2002 with comparisons to the same periods one year earlier

October 24, 2002 - Industry News

Rail Intermodal Rebounds After West Coast Dock Shutdown

Rail intermodal traffic was up sharply during the week ended Oct. 19 as West Coast docks continued to clear up the backlog of containers that occurred as a result of their earlier shutdown

Tags: Intermodal

October 24, 2002 - Industry News

Prime Inc. Buys Assets Of Bankrupt Rocor International

Prime Inc., an international refrigerated, flatbed and liquid-bulk truckload carrier with headquarters in Springfield, Mo., has purchased the assets of bankrupt Rocor International Inc., Oklahoma's largest trucker

October 24, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo, Mack Truck Deliveries Up In North America

Deliveries from Volvo's truck operations, which includes Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks Inc. and Renault Trucks, increased by 19% for the month of September, compared with the same month last year

October 24, 2002 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Shows Big Profit For Third Quarter

DaimlerChrysler reported that its net income more than tripled during the third quarter because of aggressive cost-cutting

October 24, 2002 - Industry News

Logistics.com Sold to Manhattan Associates

Manhattan Associates Inc., Atlanta, Ga., has signed a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Logistics.com Inc., Burlington, Mass

October 23, 2002 - Industry News

Diamond Shamrock Accepts Wright Express Cards

Wright Express cards are now accepted at Valero's Diamond Shamrock, Ultramar, Beacon and Total fueling and convenience store locations

October 23, 2002 - Industry News

XATA Corp. Strengthens Mobile Solutions With Handheld Applications

XATA Corp., provider of mobile asset solutions to the transportation industry, has announced the support of various handhelds through its fleet management solutions.

October 23, 2002 - Industry News

Colorado DOT Using New Liquid De-icer Product

Responding to concerns raised by Colorado Motor Carriers Assn. and others, the Colorado Department of Transportation will be using a new liquid de-icer product this winter.

Tags: Highways

October 23, 2002 - Industry News

New Report IDs 25 Worst Bridges and Roads in Rhode Island

One in four major bridges in Rhode Island is deficient and in need of repair or improvement, and one out of five of the state's non-Interstate major roads are in poor condition, according to a new study

Tags: Highways

October 23, 2002 - Industry News

Seattle's 'Blood Alley' Widened to 4 Lanes

A dangerous two-lane road that truckers prefer to travel rather than face Seattle-area traffic became a four-lane highway this week

Tags: Highways

October 23, 2002 - Industry News

First Truck Rolls Off Western Star's Portland Assembly Line

The first Western Star truck to be produced at Freightliner's Portland, Ore. plant rolled off the assembly line Tuesday

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