June 13, 2003 - Industry News
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing Technologies has awarded Featherlite Inc. the 2002 Supplier Excellence Award for superior performance and product manufacturing.
Nextel Communications Inc., Motorola Inc. and Symbol Technologies Inc. are offering the first bar code scanner attachment for mobile phones
USF Corp. said its earnings for the second quarter of 2003 will be in the range of $0.24 - $0.34 per diluted share, compared to guidance of $0.40 - $0.50 per diluted share given in late April.
June 12, 2003 - Industry News
A fall in gas prices masked a 0.2% rise in May non-gas station retail sales, repeating what happened in April, said Jim Haughey, Newport Communications senior economist
Caterpillar Inc. has received certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the company’s third engine equipped with ACERT technology.
Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America announced Thursday that Freightliner Trucks will offer Mitsubishi’s heavy-duty planetary gear reduction drive starter on every 2003 Class 8 vehicle
U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Card customers can now use their cards at Pilot Travel Centers and Pilot Food Marts
Fleetilla Inc., of Trenton, Mich., a developer of fleet tracking and communications solutions, has created a line of fleet tracking products for small to mid-size trucking companies and fleet operators.
June 11, 2003 - Industry News
The membership of the Transportation Marketing & Communications Assn. (TMCA) has elected five new members to its board of directors for two-year terms.
The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) will hold its first National Safety Conference, called "Strategic Planning for Private Fleets," Sept. 18 and 19
Schneider Logistics Inc., an international lead logistics provider, said Wednesday that its collaborative transportation procurement product -- SUMIT CVA -- has delivered $31 million in saving
Kenworth Truck Co. recently strengthened its position in the Dallas market by opening a parts facility in De Soto, Texas
EPA Administrator Christie Whitman visited an Atlanta truckstop earlier this week to introduce technology that eliminates truck engine idling during extended rest or wait periods
June 10, 2003 - Industry News
Peterbilt customers can now go online to provide feedback about their vehicle purchasing and ownership experiences through new web-based customer satisfaction surveys
Peter Hurst, director of carrier safety and enforcement for the Ministry of Transportation in Ontario, Canada, recently began his one-year term as president of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).
Robert Hirsch, president of the Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) said Tuesday he is disappointed with a decision made by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The National Motorists Assn. (NMA) has designated June as Lane Courtesy Month and is asking motorists to "Do The RIGHT Thing!
Michelin and WestStart-CalStart will be coordinating heavy-duty truck and commercial bus participants for the 2003 Challenge Bibendum, scheduled Sept. 23 –25 in the San Francisco area
More than 200 refrigerated trucking executives will meet July 9 – 11 at Lake Tahoe for the 20th annual meeting of the Truck Carriers Assn.’s Refrigerated Division
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released its June 2003 study called, "An Analysis of Fatal Large Truck Crashes."
A report issued by the Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) suggests the loss of a lawsuit in April could delay the opening of the Mexican border to trucks by two more years
June 9, 2003 - Industry News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules requiring additional recordkeeping for just about anyone who comes in contact with food for human or animal consumption, including trucking companies
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied a request by the Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) to conduct a pilot program that would enable certain drivers between the ages of 18 and 21
The Travel Channel recently aired the "World’s Best Truck Stops," counting down the top 10 truckstops across the globe.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recently received national awards for two major commercial vehicle safety programs — Operation Airbrake and the North American Inspectors Championship
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