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June 28, 2002 - Industry News

TRALA Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The truck renting and leasing association launched its 25th anniversary year recently with its largest annual meeting ever

June 28, 2002 - Industry News

CF Wants Shippers To Tighten Security

Consolidated Freightways is asking shippers to adopt tighter security standards

June 28, 2002 - Industry News

West Virginia Panel Recommends Coal Truck Solutions

A panel set up by West Virginia’s governor to look into the problem of overweight coal trucks has recommended stricter fines and increasing coal truck weight limits on certain roads

June 28, 2002 - Industry News

Teamsters Rally In Support Of Port Workers

The Teamsters and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union rallied in mutual support last week as the ILWU’s contract at major West Coast ports prepared to expire today

Tags: Intermodal

June 27, 2002 - Industry News

Teletrac Unveils Wireless Messaging Feature for FleetDirector

Teletrac Inc., Garden Grove, Calif., which provides metro fleet location information systems, is offering a new wireless messaging and alert feature as part of its FleetDirector product

June 27, 2002 - Industry News

New Company Enters Auxiliary Power Market

Energy & Engine Technology Corporation has acquired exclusive worldwide rights for the development and marketing of the AXP 1000 Auxiliary Power Generator

June 27, 2002 - Industry News

LTL Carriers Announce Rate Increases

FedEx Freight, Jevic, and the SMC3 group all announced rate increases this week

June 27, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Asks White House To Delay Emissions Rules

The American Trucking Associations petitioned the White House for a delay in implementation of new diesel engine emissions standards due to go into effect on October 1, 2002

June 27, 2002 - Industry News

Caterpillar Submits Engines To EPA

Caterpillar has submitted its October 2002 heavy duty engine line for Environmental Protection Agency certification. The engines lower emissions, but still not enough to meet the EPA’s 2002 emissions levels, meaning Cat will have to pay a fine for every one sold

June 27, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Driver Pay Bill Introduced In Congress

A bill that started out as a plan to require that truck drivers be paid for on-duty, non-driving time has been introduced in Congress, but it comes with a big change

June 27, 2002 - Industry News

First Quarter GDP Expands More Than 6%

The U.S. economy grew at a rapid pace in the first quarter of the year, with the gross domestic product registering a 6.1% annual increase

Tags: Economy

June 27, 2002 - Industry News

AirIQ Cuts Workforce

Mobile solutions provider AirIQ Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has cut its workforce by 25 employees, or 28 percent

June 26, 2002 - Industry News

Janesville, Wis., Rolls Out Last GM Medium-Duty Truck

Wednesday was the final day of medium-duty truck assembly at GM’s Janesville, Wis., plant

June 26, 2002 - Industry News

Report: U.S. Nearly Ready For Mexican Trucks

A Transportation Department report to be presented to Congress today says the DOT “fully expects to be in a position this summer to certify to the president that the border can be opened.

June 26, 2002 - Industry News

Mack And Dealers Raise $150,000 for USO In "Ground Zero" Trucks Auction

Mack Trucks Inc. and Mack dealers from around the country joined forces to raise $150,000 for the US

June 26, 2002 - Industry News

RDO Sells California Dealership

RDO Equipment Co. is selling its Riverside, Calif., truck dealership

June 26, 2002 - Industry News

Western Star Announces Plans For Move

Freightliner's Portland, Ore., plant will produce Western Star trucks.

Western Star Trucks has announced details about its plans to move its manufacturing and other operations

June 26, 2002 - Industry News

Navistar Plant Closed For Another Day

Navistar International’s truck plant in Chatham, Ontario, remained closed Wednesday after the company decided for a second day not to bring in replacements for striking workers

June 26, 2002 - Industry News

Fed Leaves Interest Rates The Same

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee has voted to leave interest rates unchanged for the time being

Tags: Economy

June 26, 2002 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders Up, Shipments Unchanged

New orders for durable goods increased in May while shipments were flat

Tags: Economy

June 25, 2002 - Industry News

Three Injured During International Strike, Plant Shut Down

A strike by workers at Navistar International’s truck manufacturing facility in Chatham, Ontario, has resulted in injuries, the plant being shut down and could lead to workers at other auto-related plants joining the demonstrations

June 25, 2002 - Industry News

Louisiana Official Pushes Tax Hike

Louisiana’s secretary of transportation is urging state officials to call a special session of the Legislature to hike taxes and fees to pay for road improvements

June 25, 2002 - Industry News

Is Just-In-Time To Blame For Slow Recovery?

Just-in-time delivery has become a way of life for the trucking industry over the past decade. But a report in The Wall Street Journal suggests that JIT may be holding back an economic recovery

Tags: Economy

June 25, 2002 - Industry News

NC Governor Plans To Move Commercial Enforcement

As a grand jury continues to investigate allegations of wrongdoing in the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, Gov. Mike Easley announced he will move the DMV enforcement section to the same agency that oversees the Highway Patrol

June 25, 2002 - Industry News

PGT Trucking Selects Aether MobileMax2

PGT Trucking, a flatbed motor carrier servicing the steel and building construction industries, will deploy an additional 165 units of Aether MobileMax2, Aether's multi-mode wireless communications system

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