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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

May 29, 2003 - Industry News

ATA Hosts Hazmat Security Plan Seminar

New Department of Transportation regulations require hazmat transporters to develop security plans by September of this year

Tags: Events

May 29, 2003 - Industry News

Adeena's Vantrex Made for Moving Companies

Adeena LLC has recently released a driver software package for PocketPC handheld devices.

May 29, 2003 - Industry News

CPR, Consolidated Open Calgary Facility

A partnership that began nearly 40 years ago between two Canadian companies reached a milestone Thursday when Consolidated Fastfrate opened a 100,000-square-foot cross-dock and warehouse facility

Tags: Intermodal

May 29, 2003 - Industry News

April Durable Goods Sales Lower

Durable goods shipments dropped 0.7% in April, orders declined 2.4% and inventories slipped 0.1%.

Tags: Economy

May 29, 2003 - Industry News

Delphi Receives Top Freightliner Awards

Two Delphi Corp. divisions recently received Masters of Quality Awards from Freightliner LLC

May 29, 2003 - Industry News

Peterbilt’s New 379X on the Trade Show Tour

Peterbilt's new Model 379X -- the polished aluminum and chrome special-edition truck that was introduced at the Mid-America Trucking Show and goes into production in the fall -- is touring North Americ

May 28, 2003 - Industry News

No. 29 Ford Displays ATA Colors In NASCAR Series

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series No. 29 Power Stroke Diesel Ford made a pit stop this week at the Alexandria, Va. headquarters of the American Trucking Assns.

May 28, 2003 - Industry News

McLeod Software Releases Document Designer

McLeod Software of Birmingham, Ala. has its own document design software as a standard function of its LoadMaster Version 7 product.

May 28, 2003 - Industry News

Donaldson Earns EPA OK for Diesel Engine Retrofits

Donaldson Co. Inc. said the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Transportation and Air Quality has approved Donaldson's Diesel Oxidation Catalyst

May 28, 2003 - Industry News

Peterbilt Offers New Truck Incentives for OOIDA Members

Members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. are eligible for incentives valued at up to $2,500 on the purchase of select new Peterbilt vehicles,

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