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December 24, 2003 - Industry News

Postal Service Buys 1,800 XATA Systems

XATA Corp., a Minneapolis-based leader in onboard fleet management systems for private fleet transportation, has announced that the United States Postal Service has exclusively specified XATA's OpCenter system in its 2004 cargo van purchase

December 24, 2003 - Industry News

Oshkosh Wins Bid to Rebuild Army Trucks

Oshkosh Truck Corp. won a $49.4 million contract to rebuild hundreds of Army trucks and trailers used during the war in Iraq this year, the company has announced

December 24, 2003 - Industry News

Buske Lines Selects Aether’s MobileMax

Aether Systems Inc., the Owings Mills, Md., provider of wireless and mobile data solutions, said Buske Lines Inc. will equip its fleet with MobileMax, Aether's multi-mode solution for the transportation industry

December 23, 2003 - Industry News

Mineta Asks States to Issue HOS Warnings, Not Citations

Commercial truck drivers who do not following new hours of service rules will face education coupled with warnings for a 60-day period starting Jan. 4

December 23, 2003 - Industry News

Sterling Trucks Dealer Network Growing

Eight new Sterling Truck locations have opened throughout the United States and Canada, according to John Merrifield, senior vice president, sales and marketing for Sterling Trucks

December 23, 2003 - Industry News

Western Star Trucks Adds 10 New Dealers

Western Star, Willoughby, Ohio, has added 10 new dealers to its dealer network

December 23, 2003 - Industry News

CFS Shows Trucking Hauled $6.2 Trillion in 2002

The US Census Bureau and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) recently released the 2002 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS), which is produced every five years

December 23, 2003 - Industry News

New Rules In Effect for Inspector Certification

Beginning with the new year, all safety inspections, audits and compliance reviews will only be conducted by the federal, state and local government employees who meet certification requirements

December 23, 2003 - Industry News

Adopt a Turbo Turtle at TCA Event in Hawaii

Organizers of the TCA Scholarship Fund will host a "Turbo Turtle Race" and continental breakfast in Hawaii on March 17, sponsored by ArvinMeritor and DNV Certification.

December 22, 2003 - Industry News

Hyundai Truck America to Suspend Sales Operations

Citing the difficulties in being a new entrant in a softening and competitive market, Hyundai Truck America will suspend sales operations by the end of 2003

December 22, 2003 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Evaluates Terion FleetView Trailer Tracking

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., Lowell, Ark., reported the results of its Terion FleetView Trailer Tracking solution deployment

December 19, 2003 - Industry News

Michelin Renovates Online Ordering Service

Users of Michelin’s BIB NET, the company’s online ordering service, will notice improvements when they access the redesigned system.

December 19, 2003 - Industry News

Smithfield Foods Joins Nistevo

Nistevo Corp., Eden Prairie, Minn., announced that Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork processor and hog producer, has joined the Nistevo Collaborative Logistics Network

December 19, 2003 - Industry News

Ryder to Acquire Ruan, General Truck Leasing Firms

Ryder System Inc., Miami, Fla., has announced it intends to purchase Ruan Leasing Co., a major privately owned truck leasing, rental and contract maintenance company headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa

December 18, 2003 - Industry News

SkyBitz Expands Sales Staff

Trailer-tracking provider SkyBitz, Inc., Dulles, Va., has added five new members to its sales team serving the trucking industry

December 18, 2003 - Industry News

Orbcomm Partners with Fleet Management Solutions

Satellite communications provider Orbcomm, Dulles, Va., announced an agreement with Fleet Management Solutions LLC to provide satellite communications for Fleet Management’s MLT 300 Series tracking solution

December 18, 2003 - Industry News

Top Melton Drivers Spec Own KWs

Alton Jackson next to his Kenworth W900.

One of the ways Melton Truck Lines Inc. of Tulsa, Okla. retains its drivers is by letting the company’s top drivers spec a new Kenworth truck

December 18, 2003 - Industry News

Freightliner Opens 2 SelecTrucks Sites in Florida

Freightliner LLC continues to expand its SelecTrucks retail network with two new locations in the state of Florida

December 18, 2003 - Industry News

More Than 2,000 Cummins Engines Going in Swift Trucks Next Year

Cummins Inc. said Swift Transportation has selected the Cummins ISX engine as the primary power in a two-year agreement with Volvo Trucks North America

December 17, 2003 - Industry News

FedEx Reports Higher 2nd Quarter Revenue

Restructuring programs affected second-quarter earnings for FedEx Corp., the company said, while revenues of $664 million were up 5% from last year's $634 million

December 16, 2003 - Industry News

USF Launches Improved Web Site

USF Corp., Chicago, has launched an improved web site following input from its clients, on-site testing, and an experienced engineering team

December 16, 2003 - Industry News

UPS Has 20 Million Things to Do Thursday

If this year's compressed holiday season has you feeling like you've got 20 million things left to do, then you can relate to the challenge UPS faces on Thursday

December 16, 2003 - Industry News

Dana Supplies Suspension Modules to Transcraft

Dana Corp., Toledo, Ohio, said its Commercial Vehicle Systems operation has been selected as the standard and preferred suspension supplier for Transcraft Corp.

December 16, 2003 - Industry News

Goodyear Wins Global Contracts with Volvo

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, has reached global supply agreements to become a major tire supplier to the Volvo Group in Europe and Brazil

December 16, 2003 - Industry News

Landstar, Prime, Crete Sign Up for TripPak Service

Landstar Systems Inc., Prime Inc. and Crete Carriers Corp., all early adopters of truckstop scanning, have signed up with TripPak SCANNING, the cashier-assisted document capture service found at full-service truckstop

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