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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

October 17, 2001 - Industry News

California Proposal Would Require Locked Trailer Doors

A barrel of hazardous materials that went missing just days before the Sept. 11 attacks has prompted proposed legislation in California requiring cargo doors on trucks carrying hazardous materials to be locked

October 17, 2001 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Say Keep Driving Limit At 13 Hours

The Canadian Trucking Alliance and Teamsters Canada are asking Canadian federal and provincial transport regulators to keep the cap on the number of hours a truck driver can drive in a single shift at the current 13

October 17, 2001 - Industry News

Navistar Drops 'Poison Pill'

Navistar International Corp. announced it will remove a "poison pill" defense intended to make it prohibitively expensive for a hostile suitor to buy the company

October 17, 2001 - Industry News

Lufkin Gets Boost From Oil Field Sales

Sales to the oil field segment boosted Lufkin Industries’ profits 190% in third quarter, but trailer sales continued to show the effects of industry-wide weakness

October 17, 2001 - Industry News

Dana Tightens Its Belt In Wake of Third Quarter Loss

Dana Corp. ended its third quarter in the red, and is bracing for tougher times to come

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

TS&B Holdings To Acquire Lucas Truck

TS&B Holdings, Orlando, Fla., is planning to buy Lucas Truck & Equipment Sales in Medford, Ore

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

TRALA Creates Security Task Force

The Truck Renting and Leasing Assn. has decided to establish a "Truck Security Task Force" to assist TRALA staff in guiding policy relating to security matters involving rented and leased trucks

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

Diesel Forum Launches Retrofit Website

The Diesel Technology Forum has launched a new web site focusing on clean diesel solutions to reduce emissions from existing diesel engines

October 16, 2001 - Industry News

Conference on Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Scheduled

The second annual "Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles for the 21st Century: Exploring Trends in Advanced Technologies and Fuels," will be held Feb. 20-22, 2002, at the Mission Palms Hotel, Tempe, Ariz

Tags: Events

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