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June 4, 2003 - Industry News

Hayes Lemmerz Emerges From Chapter 11

Hayes Lemmerz International Inc. announced that it has emerged from its voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization

June 4, 2003 - Industry News

G.I. Trucking Terminal Opens in Las Vegas

G.I. Trucking Co., Brea, Calif., is now serving Las Vegas area customers and those shipping to Las Vegas from its new terminal and service center

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Mid-Atlantic Drivers Host FunDrive

The Mid-Atlantic Professional Truck Drivers Assn. is sponsoring the 3rd annual charity FunDrive on Sept. 6 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Tags: Events

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Ontario Trucking Assn. Hails Windsor Gateway Plan

The Ontario Trucking Assn. (OTA) is applauding a recent announcement from the federal and Ontario governments on how they will invest $300 million to facilitate more efficient border crossings in Windsor

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Kenworth Opens Branch in Paso Robles

Kenworth Truck Co.'s dealer network continues to expand to nearly 300 locations in the U.S. and Canada with the launch of a full-service Central California Kenworth branch in Paso Robles

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Lanham Wins Another Charleston Truck Title

With the first-place trophy in the five-axle competition at the West Virginia Truck Driving Championships held in Charleston last weekend, Roger Lanham, who won a national title in 1985

Tags: Events

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Overnite Drivers Tops in Missouri State Championships

Capturing top honors at last weekend's Missouri Truck Driving Championships held in Joplin, a trio of Overnite Transportation Co. drivers brought home first-place trophies

Tags: Events

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Gets First Propane Engine Order

Cummins Westport Inc. has received its first order for the B LPG Plus propane engine that was commercially launched last month

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Announces New U.S. Organization

In a move aimed at increasing its presence in the United States truck market, Hino Motors Ltd. has announced a restructuring of its distribution company, Hino Diesel Trucks (U.S.A.) Inc.

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Flat-Fee Pricing for PrePress OK’d

PrePass recently announced a flat monthly service charge would replace the 99 cent-per-pass fee in effect since the mid-1990s.

Tags: Highways

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

IdleAire Opens ATE System at Chittenango

IdleAire Technologies Corp., the New York State Thruway Authority and other project partners recently celebrated the opening of IdleAire’s second Thruway location -- Chittenango Travel Plaza

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Manufacturing Activity Rises in May

The ISM index of manufacturing activity rose to 49.4 in May from 45.4 in April on the strength of monthly gains in orders, production and order backlogs, now all just over 50.

Tags: Economy

June 2, 2003 - Industry News

FedEx Offering Early Retirement, Severance Programs

In a move to save up to $190 million in fiscal 2005 and beyond, FedEx Corp. announced Monday that FedEx Express will offer voluntary early retirement and severance programs during fiscal 2004

June 2, 2003 - Industry News

June Safety Month Highlights OOIDA’s Concerns

Many of the nation’s professional truck drivers have begun a month-long initiative to highlight their growing safety concerns caused by what they see as rapidly deteriorating working and economic conditions

June 2, 2003 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Shows 5.4% Rise

A preliminary look at the American Trucking Assns.’ (ATA) seasonally adjusted Truck Tonnage Index shows an increase to 153.0 -- or 5.4% -- in April 2003 compared with March 2003

Tags: Economy

June 2, 2003 - Industry News

Melton Truck Offers Driver Orientation Program

Melton Truck Lines Inc., Tulsa, Okla., is now offering a driver orientation program at its terminal in Laredo, Texas.

June 2, 2003 - Industry News

Here Comes the Wireless Internet

Wireless Internet access points are proliferating rapidly, offering wireless Internet access for truck drivers in more and more locations

June 2, 2003 - Industry News

Autohaulers Reach Tentative Contract Accord

Allied Holdings Inc. announced Sunday that subsidiaries of its Allied Automotive Group have reached a tentative agreement on a five-year contract with their employees represented by the Teamsters Union

June 2, 2003 - Industry News

Ryder Wins Vecta Transportation Contract

Ryder System Inc. has been awarded a multi-year, multimillion-dollar transportation management contract with Vecta, a subsidiary of Steelcase Inc.

June 2, 2003 - Industry News

KW Offers Express A/C Service

Participating Kenworth dealers are offering Kenworth PremierCare Express Air Conditioning Service to help provide driver comfort during the upcoming summer

May 30, 2003 - Industry News

Income, Spending Show Slight Improvement

The April income and consumption report from the Commerce Department shows only very slim improvement from March.

Tags: Economy

May 30, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Studies Fatigue in Teamster Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is preparing to launch a fatigue management study of union drivers

May 29, 2003 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Leadership Academy June 17-18

The Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) is presenting its new Leadership and Executive Development Trucking Academy June 17 and 18 in Chicago

Tags: Events

May 29, 2003 - Industry News

Truck Blue Book Seminar in Vegas June 12-14

Relationship building and skill refinement is the theme of the 2003 Truck Blue Book seminar to be held at the Rio Hotel and Casino June 12 through 14 in Las Vegas.

Tags: Events

May 29, 2003 - Industry News

Take Owner-Operator Survey, Win $1,000

One fleet owner-operator will have the chance to win $1,000 just for giving his opinion in the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Assn. (HDMA) survey on heavy truck maintenance

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