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May 20, 2003 - Industry News

New Penn Wins LTL Carrier Award

New Penn Motor Express Inc. of Lebanon, Pa., delivered thousands of shipments 100% on time to receive the 2002 LTL carrier award from the WPG Shippers Assn

May 20, 2003 - Industry News

Fleet Map Display Solution Introduced

The trucking industry is being introduced to a map display solution that runs on virtually any operating system

May 20, 2003 - Industry News

TA, Petro Launch Truckstop Scanning Stations

TravelCenters of America (TA) and Petro Stopping Centers have reached agreement with TMI to deploy TripPak Scanning stations at their full-service facilities.

May 20, 2003 - Industry News

2,000th Mack Truck Rolls Out of New River Valley

Mack Trucks Inc. announced that the 2,000th Mack highway vehicle rolled off the line at the New River Valley truck assembly facility this week

May 20, 2003 - Industry News

Autocar Wins Major City Refuse Bids

Autocar Xpeditor trucks have shown strength in the municipal refuse market recently, scoring contracts in competitive bidding by major cities adding trucks to their fleets

May 19, 2003 - Industry News

Tele Atlas, Meteorlogix Form Weather Partnership

Tele Atlas, which provides digital map databases and real-time traffic information in the United States, and Meteorlogix, a large commercial weather services provider

May 19, 2003 - Industry News

Marten Adds 43 Million Safe Miles

Marten Transport of Mondovi, Wis. has officially added 43 million miles to its safety record as it recognizes 43 of its drivers

May 19, 2003 - Industry News

Lower Diesel Prices Could Boost Truck Sales, says International Exec

Lower diesel prices would be good for the industry, and could be good for truck sales, says Jordan Feiger, vice president and general manager of International Truck & Engine Corp.'s Heavy Vehicle Center

May 19, 2003 - Industry News

Landstar Selects SkyBitz for Trailer Tracking

SkyBitz, a provider of satellite-based communications and tracking services for transportation equipment, has announced that Landstar System Inc., a non-asset based transportation capacity provider,

May 19, 2003 - Industry News

Housing Starts Dip in April

April housing starts fell 6.8% to a 1.63 million annual rate, but the decline is not seen as a trend suggesting weakness

Tags: Economy

May 19, 2003 - Industry News

Vintage '47 Freightliner on the Auction Block Wednesday

Millions of dollars worth of real estate goes on the auction block this Wednesday as Consolidated Freightways continues to sell off its assets

Tags: Events

May 19, 2003 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Putting Fuel Cell Vehicles on the Road

DaimlerChrysler said it will collaborate with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and UPS with the goal of creating the first fuel cell-delivery vehicle demonstration program in North America

May 16, 2003 - Industry News

Revenues Up for Petro Stopping Centers

Petro Stopping Centers L.P., one of the nation's leading operators of full-service travel plazas, said revenues for the first quarter 2003 of $270.7 million were $61.1 million highe

May 16, 2003 - Industry News

9-11 Memorial Begins 8-day ‘California Journey’

The Freedom’s Flame Memorial, a 16-ton steel tribute from the World Trade Center towers, along with a damaged NYFD firetruck that visited 18 states last summer, are on the road again – this time on a "California Journey.

Tags: Events

May 16, 2003 - Industry News

LPC Focus on Freight Loss, Damage

The Loss Prevention Conference (LPC) held its 2003 spring meeting earlier this month in Orlando, Fla., focusing on "Tackling Freight Loss and Damage Head On.

Tags: Events

May 16, 2003 - Industry News

U.S. Factory Outputs Declines in April

Factory output fell 0.6% in April after declining 0.1% in each of the two previous months, according to the Federal Reserve Board

Tags: Economy

May 15, 2003 - Industry News

Navistar Reports 2nd Quarter Loss

Navistar International Corp. reported a loss from continuing operations of $12 million for the three months ended April 30, 2003, compared with a loss of $2 million a year earlier.

May 15, 2003 - Industry News

Schneider National Sues California's DMV

Schneider National has filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Motor Vehicles charging that a $10-million fine levied against the Green Bay, Wis.-based carrier violates the International Registration Plan and the U.S. Constitution

May 15, 2003 - Industry News

TRIB to Distribute Brochures

The Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB) will be distributing nearly 55,000 brochures about the importance of truckers maintaining proper tire air pressure.

May 15, 2003 - Industry News

CVSA Newest Group to Join TRIB

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is the newest member of the Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB)

May 14, 2003 - Industry News

Highway Reauthorization Plan Would Cost $247 Billion

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta Wednesday unveiled the Bush Administration’s $247-billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal

May 14, 2003 - Industry News

April Retail Sales Hold Gains

April retail sales held their big gain in March, so the spring quarter has begun with sales 1% above the winter quarter average, according to Jim Haughey, senior economist for Newport Communications.

Tags: Economy

May 14, 2003 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree Heats Up July

Iowa 80 Truckstop's famous Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be celebrating America's Truckers for a 24th year on July 10 and 11 in Walcott, Iowa.

May 13, 2003 - Industry News

Wix Re-Emphasizes Heavy-Duty Roots

Wix Filters, Gastonia, N.C., has renewed its emphasis on heavy-duty filters with an aggressive research and testing campaign and intensive training of its sales force on the heavy-duty market

May 13, 2003 - Industry News

CSI Wireless Launches Trailer Tracking Device

CSI Wireless Inc., a designer and manufacturer of advanced GPS and wireless products, has introduced Fleet-Link, a tracking and reporting device for remotely managing tractor trailers and other mobile assets and cargo.

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