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June 13, 2003 - Industry News

Wireless Bar Code Scanner Designed for Mobile Phones

Nextel Communications Inc., Motorola Inc. and Symbol Technologies Inc. are offering the first bar code scanner attachment for mobile phones

June 13, 2003 - Industry News

USF Corp. Lowers 2Q Earnings Guidance

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

Retail Sales Volume Rises Again in May

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

Tags: Economy

June 12, 2003 - Industry News

Caterpillar Gets EPA Nod For C15 Engine

Caterpillar Inc. has received certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the company’s third engine equipped with ACERT technology.

June 12, 2003 - Industry News

Freightliner Offers Mitsubishi Starters on All Class 8’s

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

June 12, 2003 - Industry News

Voyager Welcomes Pilot Travel Centers, Food Marts

U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Card customers can now use their cards at Pilot Travel Centers and Pilot Food Marts

June 12, 2003 - Industry News

Fleetilla Caters to Small, Medium Fleets

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

TMCA Elects New Board, VP

The membership of the Transportation Marketing & Communications Assn. (TMCA) has elected five new members to its board of directors for two-year terms.

June 11, 2003 - Industry News

NPTC Hosts Safety Conference Sept. 18-19

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) will hold its first National Safety Conference, called "Strategic Planning for Private Fleets," Sept. 18 and 19

Tags: Events

June 11, 2003 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Saves Shippers $31 Million

Schneider Logistics Inc., an international lead logistics provider, said Wednesday that its collaborative transportation procurement product -- SUMIT CVA -- has delivered $31 million in saving

June 11, 2003 - Industry News

Kenworth Adds Parts Facility in Dallas

Kenworth Truck Co. recently strengthened its position in the Dallas market by opening a parts facility in De Soto, Texas

June 11, 2003 - Industry News

EPA Administrator Launches Georgia Idleaire Facility

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 Puts Its Customer Surveys Online

Peterbilt customers can now go online to provide feedback about their vehicle purchasing and ownership experiences through new web-based customer satisfaction surveys

June 10, 2003 - Industry News

Canadian Safety Director Heads CVSA

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).

June 10, 2003 - Industry News

TCA 'Disappointed' in FMCSA Younger Driver Ruling

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

June 10, 2003 - Industry News

It’s Lane Courtesy Month – So Move to the Right

The National Motorists Assn. (NMA) has designated June as Lane Courtesy Month and is asking motorists to "Do The RIGHT Thing!

June 10, 2003 - Industry News

Transport Consortium Joins Michelin's Bibendum Challenge

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

Tags: Events

June 10, 2003 - Industry News

Refrigerated Carriers Convene in Tahoe

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

Tags: Events

June 10, 2003 - Industry News

NHTSA Releases Report on Fatal Large Truck Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released its June 2003 study called, "An Analysis of Fatal Large Truck Crashes."

June 10, 2003 - Industry News

DOT Report Says NAFTA Delays Expected

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

FDA Proposes New Rules to Track Food

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

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Nixes Younger Driver Pilot Program

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

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

Travel Channel Lists Top 10 Truckstops

The Travel Channel recently aired the "World’s Best Truck Stops," counting down the top 10 truckstops across the globe.

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

CVSA Programs Win National Awards

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

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

Oil Company Owner Guilty in Tax Case

A federal jury in Boston has found Covenant Oil Co. Inc. owner Augstine Pesaturo Jr. of Wakefield, Mass., guilty of evading the assessment and payment of motor vehicle fuel excise taxes owed by his business

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