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November 14, 2001 - Industry News

Rush Buys Oil/Gas Upfitter

Rush Enterprises, San Antonio, which operates the largest network of Peterbilt dealerships in North America, has bought an oil and gas up-fitting business, medium-duty truck accessory and up-fitting business in Oklahoma City

November 14, 2001 - Industry News

Retail Sales Skyrocket

Retail sales were much better than expected in October

Tags: Economy

November 13, 2001 - Industry News

LA Air Agency Encourages Idling Alternatives At Truckstops

Systems like this one from IdleAire could be appearing at Los Angeles area truckstops.

Truckstops in the Los Angeles area are being encouraged to install devices to help truckers stop idling their trucks

November 13, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Merchandise Available Online

Kenworth's 2002 Merchandise Collection is now available online in time for the upcoming holiday season

November 13, 2001 - Industry News

Time Names XM A '2001 Invention of the Year'

Time magazine has named XM Satellite Radio one of the "2001 Inventions of the Year

November 13, 2001 - Industry News

Trism Removes Treasurer/Controller

Financially troubled Georgia carrier Trism announced that it has terminated the employment of treasurer/controller Gerald Hendren after it discovered that company assets had been overstated

November 13, 2001 - Industry News

Shippers Group Considers Bigger Voice For Carriers

The National Industrial Transportation League, an association for shippers, is considering giving higher status to carriers

November 13, 2001 - Industry News

Delphi Books $800 Million in Commercial Vehicle Business

Delphi, Troy, Mich., has signed contracts this year with several major commercial vehicle manufacturers worth about $800 millio

November 12, 2001 - Industry News

Congress Moves On Mexican Truck Issue

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have come up with a compromise on the issue of allowing Mexican trucks further access in the United States the first of next year

November 12, 2001 - Industry News

XM Radio Launches Nationwide

XM Satellite Radio has expanded its launch of the first U.S. digital satellite radio service nationwide

November 12, 2001 - Industry News

TMC 2002 Meeting To Offer Expanded Technical Program

"Racing Toward the Future" is the theme of the Technology & Maintenance Council's 2002 Annual Meeting and Transportation Equipment Exhibition, to be held March 5-8 at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla

Tags: Events

November 12, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Inspected At Bay Area Bridges

The California Highway Patrol is doing random searches of commercial trucks heading to bridges in the San Francisco area

November 12, 2001 - Industry News

Mack Workers Build Seven Trucks For NYC

About 3,000 United Auto Workers members at Mack Trucks donated 6,000 hours to build seven Mack chassis to be donated to New York City police and firefighters

November 12, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Ad Praises Trucking In Wartime

“They’ll never bomb us out! Thanks to motor transport flexibility – and our superb network of roads – trucks will always get through!

November 12, 2001 - Industry News

Court Says Licenses, Insurance Costs Can be Deducted in the Year Paid

A U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that trucking companies may deduct state license and permit fees and prepaid insurance premiums as current expenses in the year they are paid

November 11, 2001 - Industry News

Tripmaster Adds New Wireless Communications Services

Tripmaster Corp., Arlington, Texas, announced several wireless initiatives

November 11, 2001 - Industry News

Canada Customs Wants Border Clearance Centers

A union official for Canadian customs workers wants the government to build five huge clearance centers at the border to process trucks

November 11, 2001 - Industry News

International To Transport Holiday Tree

An International 9900ix Pro-Sleeper, shown in front of a Schultz Equipment, will transport the U.S. Capitol Holiday Tree or "People's Tree" from Michigan to Washington D.C.

Schultz Equipment and Parts Company, an International dealer in Iron Mountain, Mich., will be the official transporter of this year's U.S. Capitol Holiday Tre

November 11, 2001 - Industry News

IDSC Adds Map Display To Expert Fuel

The latest release of Expert Fuel from Integrated Decision Support Corp. includes the map display of Netgraf

November 11, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Research Institute Sets Agenda

The American Trucking Associations has announced a research agenda it hopes will be seen as more credible instead of self-serving to trucking interests

November 11, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Reorganizes North American Organization

Volvo Global Trucks has reorganized its North American operating units, Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America

November 9, 2001 - Industry News

Wholesale Prices Plunge, Trucking May See Some Benefits

Prices at the wholesale level in October fell by their largest amount in 12 years. The U.S. Labor Department reported today its Producer Price Index fell 1.6%, an unusually large decline, but this may translate into good news for trucking

Tags: Economy

November 8, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Looks At Hybrid Electric Delivery Truck

On-road testing of what UPS says is the industry’s first hybrid electric delivery truck is scheduled to be finished in February

November 8, 2001 - Industry News

TMI Offering Mailroom Safety Seminar Online

TMI, the company that operates TripPak Express and TripPak Online, has scheduled an educational seminar for industry executives interested in understanding the basic action steps they should take to help ensure safety in the mailroom

November 8, 2001 - Industry News

Louisiana Eyes Fuel Tax, Truck Fees

Louisiana transportation department officials have their eye on higher fuel taxes and truck registration fees to help pay for road construction projects

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