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July 3, 2003 - Industry News

The Five Essentials of Racetrack Tailgatin’

On a hot summer weekend, there's no better way to enjoy the afternoon than to pull up at a racetrack with a cooler full of burgers and a grill ready to burn. Just ask any of the 20,000 ticket-holders who are planning on attending the 5th annual Power Stroke Diesel 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race Aug. 1 at Indianapolis Raceway Park.

Tags: Events

July 3, 2003 - Industry News

IdleAire Opens First Site West of Mississippi

IdleAire Technologies recently opened its sixth installation--its first west of the Mississippi River--amid drivers waiting for service

July 3, 2003 - Industry News

Swift Acquires Merit Distribution

Swift Transportation Co. Inc. announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of certain assets of Merit Distribution Services Inc. for $76 million

July 2, 2003 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel to be Freightliner Exclusive

A major reorganization of DaimlerChrysler's Commercial Vehicles Division will put Detroit Diesel under the Freightliner LLC umbrella and end sales of Detroit Diesel on-highway diesels to other truck makers

July 2, 2003 - Industry News

PocketMail Partners With Internet Truckstop

PocketMail Group Ltd., which provides mobile email services, said it will enter into a partnership with the Internet Truckstop to provide mobile load-matching services

July 2, 2003 - Industry News

Caterpillar, Terex Announce Tentative Accord

Caterpillar Inc. and Terex Corp. have reached a non-binding agreement in principle for Caterpillar to acquire Terex's worldwide electric drive mining truck business, and for Terex to acquire Caterpillar's 5000-Series mining shovel intellectual property

July 2, 2003 - Industry News

XATA Gets $1.8 Million in Orders

XATA Corp, provider of onboard fleet management solutions for the commercial trucking industry, has been awarded orders totaling $1.8 million by an undisclosed major company in the grocery industry

July 2, 2003 - Industry News

Celadon Participating in Highway Watch Program

Celadon Group Inc., Indianapolis, Ind., has announced it is one of the first trucking companies to participate in the Highway Watch program

July 2, 2003 - Industry News

Peterbilt Now Offers Alcoa Dura-Bright Wheels

Providing customers with a polished, professional image without buffing for hours, Peterbilt is now offering Alcoa Dura-Bright aluminum wheels that maintain their exterior finish with minimal cleaning

July 2, 2003 - Industry News

@Road Offers Automated Driver Logs

Mobile communications and onboard systems provider @Road, with headquarters in Fremont, Calif., has introduced an automated, digital driver log product called @Road Driver Log

July 2, 2003 - Industry News

Corporate Express Inc. Selects Aether's 20/20 Delivery

Aether Systems Inc., Owings Mills, Md., announced that Corporate Express Inc., a supplier of office and computer products and services, will deploy Aether’s 20/20 Deliver

July 1, 2003 - Industry News

TSMA Honors Nu-Way President

The Transportation Sales & Marketing Assn. (TSMA) recently honored Vernon Schrof, president and CEO of Nu-Way Transportation Services Inc. of Bloomington, Ill., with its Outstanding Service Award.

July 1, 2003 - Industry News

HOS Webinar Sessions Now Available

J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. and the American Trucking Assns. (ATA) are presenting one-hour training sessions in order to provide those in the trucking industry a quick,

July 1, 2003 - Industry News

Great Dane Consolidates Sales, Marketing Departments

Great Dane LP is consolidating the two separate sales and marketing departments of its multi-products and van divisions, effective immediately

July 1, 2003 - Industry News

CVSA Chief Addresses National Press Club

Peter Hurst, president of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, was the guest speaker at the National Press Club's Transportation Table luncheon in Washington, D.C. last week

July 1, 2003 - Industry News

Manufacturing Activity Steady in June

The ISM index of manufacturing activity inched up to 49.8 in June from 49.4 in May

Tags: Economy

July 1, 2003 - Industry News

Anti-Idling Law Goes Into Effect

Full implementation of California law AB 2650 begins today

July 1, 2003 - Industry News

Study Says Fleets Replace Components With OE Brand

In a recent study conducted by CK Marketing and Communications, a heavy-duty industry research and press relations fir

June 30, 2003 - Industry News

SMC3 Announces General Rate Increase

SMC3, a nationwide provider of Technology Tools for Transportation, says its General Rate Committee (GRC) has approved an overall rate increase of 6.1%, to become effective on Aug. 1, 2003

June 30, 2003 - Industry News

ChevronTexaco Sponsors Mobile Driving Simulator

ChevronTexaco Global Lubricants, a provider of heavy-duty engine oils, lubricants and coolants, said its Delo brand of lubricants will sponsor the Texas Motor Transport Assn.'s (TMTA) mobile classroom and driver simulator

June 30, 2003 - Industry News

TMC Reschedules Hybrid Powertrain Workshop

The Hybrid Powertrain Workshop to be held in conjunction with TMC's 2003 fall meeting has been rescheduled for the 2004 annual meeting next March in Ft. Lauderdale

June 30, 2003 - Industry News

W3Net and CIE Announce Agreement

World Wide Wood Network (W3Net), specializing in information and supply chain management solutions for the wood products industry, and Carrier Information Exchange (CIE), a transportation services company, have announced a services linking agreement

June 30, 2003 - Industry News

Income, Spending Score Slight Expansion

Personal income and spending expanded modestly again in May at a pace that assures second quarter consumer spending will grow faster than in the last two weak quarters

Tags: Economy

June 30, 2003 - Industry News

International Launches 4400 Mid Cab tractor

International Truck and Engine Corp. Monday announced the launch of the International 4400 4x2 Mid Cab tractor.

June 30, 2003 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Down 5.4%

The American Trucking Assns.’ seasonally adjusted Truck Tonnage Index fell to 144.5 (1993=100) or 5.4% in May, the ATA has reported

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