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October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Bandag Remains 'Solidly Profitable' In Third Quarter

Bandag announced consolidated net earnings of $14.6 million for the third quarter, an 18% decrease from third quarter 2000

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Paccar Posts Third Quarter Profits

Paccar earned $39.4 million for the third quarter of 2001, compared with $93.1 million for the same period a year ago

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Profits Up, Despite Plunging Commercial Vehicle Earnings

DaimlerChrysler posted a $600 million operating profit for third quarter 2001, up 23% from third quarter 2000; but earnings in its Commercial Vehicles Group plunged 94%

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

Mineta Calls For Security Agency

Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta said last week that the Department of Transportation needs an agency devoted to security for all modes of transportation

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

AMI Leasing Debuts on the Web

AMI Fleet Management Services, Worcester, Mass., has launched a web site for its Fleet Management Services Division at www.amileasing.com.

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

Eastern Connection Opens Web Site

Overnight express parcel carrier Eastern Connection, Woburn, Mass., has launched a web site at www.easternconnection.com.

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

Tripmaster Offers New Options

Onboard computer provider Tripmaster, Arlington, Texas, has announced an interface device to link the Tripmaster DT-240/GPS computer with the MobileCast delivery management syste

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

Natural Foods Co-op Chooses Truckstops Routing

Blooming Prairie, a wholesale cooperative distributor of natural and organic foods, has chosen MicroAnalytics' TruckStops Routing and Scheduling System

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

Study: Reform Committee Should Pull Plug on Amtrak

Despite continuing efforts to supplement its passenger load with commercial cargo, Amtrak is hemorrhaging and should be liquidated and restructured, according to one study

Tags: Intermodal

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

@Track Expands TrackWare Coverage

@Track Communications, Richardson, Texas, has signed a new agreement expanding its TrackWare trailer tracking to customers operating in Mexico and Canada

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

NASCAR Rig Drivers Showcase Skills

Earlier this month, Ricky Simmons outmaneuvered other contestants in his racecar-hauling rig to win the second "International Truck Challenge" of the season at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. International Truck and Engine Corp. invited NASCAR Winston Cup big-rig drivers to compete in the timed obstacle course designed to showcase the talents of NASCAR's unseen drivers

Tags: Events

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Fines Four Household Goods Motor Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has fined four motor carriers hauling primarily household goods from New York, New Jersey, and Illinois for multiple violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

Con-Way Building More Service Centers

Despite the economic slowdown, two of the regional less-than-truckload subsidiaries of Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, Mich., are building new service centers

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

Fleets Report Third Quarter Financials

The effects of a slow economy and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 are reflected in third-quarter financial reports of trucking companies, but many are doing better than they were earlier this year

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Indicator Drops

A barometer of future U.S. economic activity fell in September. The New York-based Conference Board reported Monday its Index of Leading Economic Indicators fell 0.5% in September

Tags: Economy

October 19, 2001 - Industry News

Illinois to Oklahoma: IRP Fix Isn't Enough

Oklahoma hasn’t gone far enough to solve its compliance problems with the International Registration Plan, says the Illinois Secretary of State

October 19, 2001 - Industry News

Used Truck Association Sets 2002 Training Schedule

The Used Truck Association has announced its schedule of sales and management training programs for 2002

October 18, 2001 - Industry News

Peterbilt Mega-Dealer Reports Third Quarter Profits

Rush Enterprises Inc. reported third quarter net income of $1.1 million on revenues of $195.2 million, compared to $2.1 million on $226.9 million for the same period last year

October 17, 2001 - Industry News

More Fleets Report Third Quarter Results

Trucking companies are digging in to ride out the recession, and several actually reported positive results for the third quarter

October 17, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Member Calls For Increased Security Measures

The American Trucking Associations testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday about the need for tougher penalties for cargo theft, improvements to the CDL system and easier criminal background checks to protect the trucking industry from possible terrorist acts

October 17, 2001 - Industry News

Oklahoma Proposes IRP Changes

The Oklahoma Tax Commission has proposed a new system for estimating first-year mileage that would likely avoid sanctions by the International Registration Plan

October 17, 2001 - Industry News

Alabama Carrier Chooses Aether MobileMax2

Aether Systems announced that Accelerated Freight Group, an Alabama-based motor carrier, has selected Aether MobileMax2, Aether's wireless communications system, for its fleet

October 17, 2001 - Industry News

Labor Secretary To Speak At ATA Conference

The American Trucking Associations announced that U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao will speak at ATA's 2001 Management Conference and Exhibition, being held Oct. 28-31 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn

Tags: Events

October 17, 2001 - Industry News

CNF Reports Third-Quarter Results

CNF Inc., Palo Alto, Calif., reported third-quarter net income of $28.6 million compared with $11.8 million in the third quarter of 2000, but that's a distorted picture

October 17, 2001 - Industry News

Werner Has Good Third Quarter

Werner Enterprises, Omaha, Neb., saw a slight increase in both revenues and net income in the third quarter compared to last year

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