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May 22, 2003 - Industry News

Driver Safety Down, Rudeness Up

America's motorists are becoming more dangerous and increasingly rude, according to the fifth annual "Nerves of Steel" aggressive driving survey conducted by TheSteelAlliance.

May 22, 2003 - Industry News

Hey! Wake Up! You’re Behind the Wheel!

Alertness Solutions, a Cupertino, Calif., consulting firm that specializes in alertness management, has introduced Awake at the Wheel, a 32-page guide and 36-minute audio CD to help drivers avoid drowsy driving

May 22, 2003 - Industry News

ALK Unveils CoPilot Truck/Pocket PC

ALK Technologies Inc., Princeton, N.J., has announced the release of CoPilot/Pocket PC, a GPS navigation and route guidance system for truck drivers.

May 22, 2003 - Industry News

ATA Terms SHIPA Confab ‘Theatrics’

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) vocally opposed passage of the Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act (SHIPA) following a Capitol Hill press conference Thursday

Tags: Intermodal

May 22, 2003 - Industry News

Auto Haulers Authorize Strike

Teamster drivers who transport new motor vehicles to dealerships voted this week to authorize a strike should management fail to agree to a contract by May 31, the current agreement's expiration date

May 22, 2003 - Industry News

2 Carriers Switch to Transflo Express

Landair Transport Inc. and KLLM Transport Services have signed on to Transflo Express, Pegasus TransTech’s truckstop scanning service.

May 21, 2003 - Industry News

ATA Research Arm Wins National Research Award

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) received the 2003 national research program of the year award during the 13th annual meeting and exhibition of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America

May 21, 2003 - Industry News

Whitman Resigns as EPA Administrator

EPA Administrator Christie Whitman said Wednesday she met with President Bush at the White House on Tuesday afternoon and tendered her resignation as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, effective June 27

May 21, 2003 - Industry News

Truck Safety Inspectors Will Be Out in Force June 3-5

The 16th annual International Roadcheck will be held June 3-5 throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico

Tags: Events

May 21, 2003 - Industry News

Maxon Implements Liftgate Software

Maxon Lift Corp., Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has implemented its SolidWorks modeling system, a sophisticated design tool that gives Maxon an advantage in the liftgate marketplace

May 21, 2003 - Industry News

FedEx Express Introduces Hybrid Electric Truck

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., in concert with Environmental Defense and Eaton Corp., has introduced a low-emission, hybrid electric powered delivery vehicle

May 21, 2003 - Industry News

TransCore Enhances Freight Matching Product

TransCore's Commercial Services Group has announced a new version of DAT Partners 3.5, its freight-matching product

May 20, 2003 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Warned to be on ‘Ready Alert’

The Trucking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Truck ISAC) announced Tuesday afternoon that although the Homeland Security Advisory System has been raised to level Orange,

May 20, 2003 - Industry News

Dana’s Hub Systems Now Standard on Petes, KWs

Peterbilt Motors Co. and Kenworth Truck Co., both subsidiaries of Paccar Inc., now offer Dana Spicer LMS Hub Systems as standard equipment on both drive and steer axles for their Class 8 commercial vehicles in North America.

May 20, 2003 - Industry News

SmithSAFE Offers Fleet Monitoring Program

Smith System, an industry leader in professional driver training, says its SmithSAFE fleet monitoring program is now available.

May 20, 2003 - Industry News

New Penn Wins LTL Carrier Award

New Penn Motor Express Inc. of Lebanon, Pa., delivered thousands of shipments 100% on time to receive the 2002 LTL carrier award from the WPG Shippers Assn

May 20, 2003 - Industry News

Fleet Map Display Solution Introduced

The trucking industry is being introduced to a map display solution that runs on virtually any operating system

May 20, 2003 - Industry News

TA, Petro Launch Truckstop Scanning Stations

TravelCenters of America (TA) and Petro Stopping Centers have reached agreement with TMI to deploy TripPak Scanning stations at their full-service facilities.

May 20, 2003 - Industry News

2,000th Mack Truck Rolls Out of New River Valley

Mack Trucks Inc. announced that the 2,000th Mack highway vehicle rolled off the line at the New River Valley truck assembly facility this week

May 20, 2003 - Industry News

Autocar Wins Major City Refuse Bids

Autocar Xpeditor trucks have shown strength in the municipal refuse market recently, scoring contracts in competitive bidding by major cities adding trucks to their fleets

May 19, 2003 - Industry News

Tele Atlas, Meteorlogix Form Weather Partnership

Tele Atlas, which provides digital map databases and real-time traffic information in the United States, and Meteorlogix, a large commercial weather services provider

May 19, 2003 - Industry News

Marten Adds 43 Million Safe Miles

Marten Transport of Mondovi, Wis. has officially added 43 million miles to its safety record as it recognizes 43 of its drivers

May 19, 2003 - Industry News

Lower Diesel Prices Could Boost Truck Sales, says International Exec

Lower diesel prices would be good for the industry, and could be good for truck sales, says Jordan Feiger, vice president and general manager of International Truck & Engine Corp.'s Heavy Vehicle Center

May 19, 2003 - Industry News

Landstar Selects SkyBitz for Trailer Tracking

SkyBitz, a provider of satellite-based communications and tracking services for transportation equipment, has announced that Landstar System Inc., a non-asset based transportation capacity provider,

May 19, 2003 - Industry News

Housing Starts Dip in April

April housing starts fell 6.8% to a 1.63 million annual rate, but the decline is not seen as a trend suggesting weakness

Tags: Economy


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