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October 16, 2001 - Industry News

Caterpillar Credits Diversification for Third Quarter Performance

Caterpillar reported third quarter profits of $205 million on revenues of $5.06 billion, compared to $216 million profits on revenues of $4.78 billion for third quarter 2000

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

Industrial Production Down For 12th Straight Month

Industrial production fell for the 12th consecutive month in September, marking the first time there has been an entire year of declines since the mid 1940s

Tags: Economy

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

Third Quarter Carrier Earnings Coming In

It's the season for trucking comapany earnings reports, with some of the nation's largest carriers among the first to report varying results

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

West Virginia Battles Overweight Coal Trucks

West Virginia's attorney general wants the state to target coal companies, not just truck drivers, in its battle against overweight coal trucks

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

Digby Truck Line Displays Patriotism

Digby van driver Joe Collins proudly stands in front of his tractor displaying the new flag decal.

Digby Truck Lines, LaVergne, Tenn., has added American Flag decals featuring the "God Bless America" sentiment to its 450 tractors

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

Diesel Drags This Weekend in Madison, Mo.

More than 100 diesel big rigs, tow trucks and pickups will converge on the Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Mo., Saturday, Oct. 20, for the first All-Diesel Drags

Tags: Events

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

Newport, Mid-America To Host Second Annual Paul K. Young Show

Newport Communications will again exclusively produce the Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Beauty Show at the 2002 Mid-America Trucking Show. This will be the second year for the show, which honors the late Mid-America founder Paul K. Young

Tags: Events

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

Nexiq Technologies Launches eTechnician

Nexiq Technologies, Manchester, N.H., has introduced eTechnician, a wireless maintenance, diagnostic and vehicle connectivity telematics system for commercial vehicles

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

Richmond Dealership Honored For Growth

International Truck Sales of Richmond, Va., was named one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in the state

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

Qualcomm Prepares Handheld Options

Qualcomm plans to introduce its own handheld driver device next year. Meanwhile, Chris Wolfe, president of Qualcomm’s Business Products Division, warned truckers to beware of store-shelf PDAs and other generic hardware

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

Leedham Hopes To Upset Hoffa

Leedham

The Teamsters union mailed ballots to its 1.4 million members last week, and Tom Leedham hopes to upset incumbent James P. Hoffa for the union’s presidency

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

States Looking At Tougher Driver Restrictions

Some tates are calling for tougher commercial driver rules following revelations in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks about a perceived laxness in the country’s oversight of truck drivers

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

Eaton Posts Third Quarter Profit

Eaton Corp. reported third quarter net income, before unusual items, of $47 million versus $77 million for the same period in 2000

October 15, 2001 - Industry News

A Tale Of Two Owner-Operators: Surviving The Downturn

Scott Breon is definitely feeling the economic pinch. The owner-operator from State College, Pa., reported that load availability is down and his deadhead miles are up. He’s seen rates going west drop as low as 65 cents. Fuel is expensive. So are some other costs, like taxes and tolls

Tags: Economy

October 14, 2001 - Industry News

Carey Acquitted

Former Teamsters President Ron Carey was acquitted Friday of perjury charges during the investigation of illegal diversion of union funds to his 1996 re-election campaign

October 12, 2001 - Industry News

Wyoming Improves Road Report

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has expanded its winter Road Report service

Tags: Highways

October 12, 2001 - Industry News

Atlas World Group Expects Record Year

Atlas World Group, Evansville, Ind., is projecting another record year

October 12, 2001 - Industry News

Driver In Explosives Wreck Cited For Log Book Violations

The driver involved in a heavily publicized wreck of a truck loaded with federal munitions has been cited for having a fraudulent log book

October 12, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Westport-Led Teams Win Natural Gas Research Grants

Cummins Westport Inc., a joint venture of Cummins and Canadian-based Westport Innovations, announced that teams led by Cummins Westport won $778,000 in government funding for two separate U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored projects involving medium and heavy duty natural gas vehicles

October 12, 2001 - Industry News

Temporary Driver Staffing Firm Introduces Permanent Placements

TLC Transportation Staffing, a company that offers temporary and long-term contract truck drivers, is offering permanent placement of qualified drivers through its new headhunter program

October 12, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Announces Massive Restructuring

DaimlerChrysler today announced a comprehensive restructuring program for Freightliner designed to return the company to sustainable profitability, including plant closings, layoffs, halving the number of chassis platforms, overhauling its parts strategy, streamlining used truck operations, pursuing vocational markets, revamping pricing and residual agreements, and cutting overhead costs

October 12, 2001 - Industry News

Retail Sales Post Biggest Drop In 10 Years, Producer Prices Increase

Retail sales have posted their biggest drop in 10 years

Tags: Economy

October 11, 2001 - Industry News

Moyes Makes Equity Investment In Simon Transportation

Simon Transportation Services, Salt Lake City, announced that a corporation controlled by Jerry Moyes has agreed to purchase approximately $2.1 million of Simon Transportation stock

October 11, 2001 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Fines Waste Haulers $2 Million

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection fined waste hauling companies and truck drivers more than $2 million during Operation Clean Sweep, a week-long statewide inspection of waste haulers in May

October 11, 2001 - Industry News

ALK Releases New Version Of Fuel Tax Software

ALK Technologies, Princeton, N.J., has released PC*FuelTax 7.0, what it calls the most comprehensive fuel tax reporting software available

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