April 23, 2001 - Industry News
Canadian satellite communications provider TMI Communications has announced a 10-year partnership agreement with ASTRUM Comunicaciones, a Mexican telecommunications company, for satellite communications services to Mexican organizations deploying mobile assets, fleets or workforces
Consolidations among the world’s truck manufacturers will continue, as will their alliances and partnerships with suppliers. And these actions will change how business is done with and by truck dealers, parts house and repair shops.
For truck dealers to survive and prosper in today's complex business world, several things must happen, according to American Truck Dealers Chairman Stanley DeVore, Jr., of Casper Truck Center, Casper, Wyo
Logistics.com, the Internet logistics and software company, has introduced OptiManage Capacity Finder, which will be implemented by Seattle-based Airborne Express
Swift Transportation, Phoenix, saw its net earnings slashed for the first quarter despite increased revenues
Williams TravelCenters will give away a Chevy Monte Carlo and a chance to be part of a NASCAR pit crew during a summer promotion
Exxon Mobil Corp. reported record first quarter earnings of $5.05 billion, a 51% increase over first quarter 2000
The Technology & Maintenance Council will hold a Summer Meeting on June 11-14 at Point Hilton Squaw Peak, Phoenix, bearing the theme, "Answering Technology's Call.
Despite continued weakness in the new and used truck markets, Navistar International Corp. expects to show a profit for its second fiscal quarter ending April 30
South Carolina legislators wanted to keep trucks out of the left lane of Interstate 26 through the Charleston area, but the state trucking association managed to keep lawmakers from enacting an outright ban
Mobile communications provider Aether Systems of Owings Mills, Md., has announced that MGM Transport, High Point, N.C., has selected Aehter’s MobileMax2 wireless communications system
It’s all over for DriverNet. The Kansas City-based company has voluntarily filed for bankruptcy, less than two months after it filed for bankruptcy protection
April 22, 2001 - Industry News
W.A. "Bill" Ward, president and owner of Ward International Trucks, Mobile, Ala., has been honored as the Heavy Duty Trucking/American Truck Dealers 2001 Truck Dealer of the Year
April 20, 2001 - Industry News
Kenworth has made a four-spoke steering wheel standard on all its Class 8 trucks
After a U.S. Court of Appeals denied its request for a rehearing, less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation will abide by the National Labor Relations Board's decision that it must negotiate with the Teamsters union at four Overnite terminals
Airborne Express, Seattle, announced the launch of a nationwide Ground Delivery Service, with the aim of competing better against industry giants UPS and FedEx
Alabama officials are planning a major freeway that will run north-south through the western portion of the state
The General Accounting Office thinks the Transportation Department isn't doing a good enough job of regulating interstate moving companies, a job the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration inherited from the now-defunct Interstate Commerce Commission
FleetPride, an aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck parts, has opened new locations in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Danbury, Conn
The Hazardous Materials Advisory Council, an educational association that promotes regulatory compliance and safety in the transportation of hazardous materials/dangerous goods, is holding several conferences this fall
Kenworth has installed its Parts Council members for 2001
Indianapolis-based Cytranz Inc., has introduced an Internet-based service called Electronic Trading Partner Manager -- or eTPM -- for shippers, logistics providers and carriers
Nominations are being sought for the 2001 National Trailer Dealer of the Year award
First the bad news: According to Gregg Troian, president and CEO of Quadrivius Inc., holding company for eflatbed.com, freight is off anywhere from 15 to 30 percent from last year on an individual shipper comparison.
The good news: eflatbed.com volume is growing nicely.
Explanation: Another Quadrivius company, Pittsburgh Logistics, is moving existing client traffic onto the web at eflatbed.com
April 19, 2001 - Industry News
The economic downturn has taken its expected toll on truck rental and, in some segments, freight volume, but transportation giant Ryder System is showing gains in some areas
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