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May 8, 2003 - Industry News

1st-Quarter Sales Up 13.4% for Accuride

Accuride Corp., headquartered in Evansville, Ind., reported net sales of $88.2 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2003.

May 8, 2003 - Industry News

Willis Shaw Express Wins Transportation Award

GlaxoSmithKline, a leading research-based pharmaceutical and health care company, has recognized Arkansas-based Willis Shaw Express for excellence in transportation services.

May 7, 2003 - Industry News

Freightliner Names its 2003 Masters of Quality

Freightliner LLC has named its 2003 Masters of Quality. The annual recognition goes to companies who meet the highest standards of quality in providing parts and components for Freightliner,

May 7, 2003 - Industry News

Truck Firm Converts Entire Fleet to MobileMax

Aether Systems Inc., a leading provider of wireless and mobile data solutions, has announced that Duplainville Transport, the dedicated trucking company for Quad Graphics, plans to convert its entire fleet of 200 trucks to Aether MobileMax

May 7, 2003 - Industry News

KLLM Giving $10,000 Each to 148 Drivers

KLLM Transport Services Inc., headquartered in Richland, Miss., is making its first $10,000 longevity bonus payout for drivers who worked for the temperature-controlled carrier for five years and drove at least 110,000 miles per year.

May 7, 2003 - Industry News

Boyd Bros. Cites 1st-Quarter Improvements

Alabama-based Boyd Bros. Transportation Inc. reported higher revenue for the first quarter ended March 31, 2003.

May 7, 2003 - Industry News

SARS Having No Impact on U.S. Freight Volume

The amount of economic damage from the SARS virus cannot yet be fully measured because World Health Organization reports suggest that there are likely some contagious people not yet quarantined in several regions in China.

Tags: Economy

May 6, 2003 - Industry News

Jevic Security Technology IDs its Drivers

Jevic Transportation has announced a new driver identification system that allows instant verification of its professional drivers.

May 6, 2003 - Industry News

Clean Diesel Signs Accord for Diesel NOx Reduction

Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. has signed a license agreement with Combustion Component Associates Inc. (CCA) for Clean Diesel's ARIS urea selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology,

May 5, 2003 - Industry News

Aero Industries Selling Razor Products

Razor International, an Australian company, has signed an exclusive five-year distribution rights deal Aero Industries Inc.

May 5, 2003 - Industry News

USFreightways' New Name is USF Corp.

USFreightways Corp.'s shareholders have approved a change in the name of the company to USF Corp. in a decision made at the annual meeting held in Chicago last week.

May 5, 2003 - Industry News

Ryder Selects ACS to Support 160,000 Vehicles

Ryder System Inc. has selected Affiliated Computer Services Inc. (ACS), a provider of business process and information technology outsourcing solutions, to support the Ryder Customer Response Center

May 5, 2003 - Industry News

Catalytica Signs Accord with Diesel Engine Manufacturers

Catalytica Energy Systems Inc. (CESI) has signed test agreements with two heavy-duty diesel engine OEMs to evaluate its diesel fuel processor technology designed to enable a 90% reduction in NOx emissions.

May 5, 2003 - Industry News

Freightliner Launches New Walk-in Van Chassis

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., Gaffney, S.C., has introduced its MT-45 Straight Rail (SR) diesel chassis, a new version of the MT-45, a diesel chassis for the walk-in van industry.

May 5, 2003 - Industry News

CF Selling Off More Distribution Facilities on May 21

As part of the largest real estate sale in transportation history -- 220 total properties with an appraised value more than $400 million -- Consolidated Freightways announced it is selling a number of properties

May 2, 2003 - Industry News

Report Assails Rest Area Commercialization

Interchange businesses such as truckstops, restaurants, gas stations and hotels that depend on highway traffic could suffer a 50% loss in sales if a long-standing federal ban on rest area commercialization is lifted

May 2, 2003 - Industry News

TSA Issues Rule on Hazmat CDL Background Check

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation Friday issued an interim final rule

May 2, 2003 - Industry News

Frozen Food Express Reports Improved Results

Frozen Food Express Industries Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, has reported improved results for its first quarter, ended March 31, 2003, when compared to those of last year's first quarter.

May 1, 2003 - Industry News

These Online Truck Courses Are Custom Made for Small Fleets

International Truck and Engine Corp.-- in partnership with the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) and Idealease of North America -- is launching an online education and professional development program created specifically for fleet owners and managers

May 1, 2003 - Industry News

S&LPMC Eastern, Central Meetings This Month

Safety and human resources professionals are invited to attend the Safety and Loss Prevention Management Council's Eastern and Central regional meetings this month.

May 1, 2003 - Industry News

Illinois Groups Assail Plan to Repeal Transportation Tax Exemption

The Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Illinois Rolling Stock Alliance, a recently formed coalition of 32 Illinois-based interstate transportation groups

May 1, 2003 - Industry News

XATA Corp. Reports Second-Quarter Loss

XATA Corp., which provides onboard fleet management solutions for the commercial trucking industry, has reported net sales of $1.7 million for its second fiscal quarte

May 1, 2003 - Industry News

Manufacturing Index Slips Lower in April

Manufacturing activity declined marginally in April after a big drop in February, with the ISM index of manufacturing activity falling to 45.4 from 46.2 based on a survey of industrial buyers

Tags: Economy

May 1, 2003 - Industry News

Diesel Engine Emission Summit Scheduled June 10

The Technology & Maintenance Council, along with Transport Topics, is holding a daylong Diesel Engine Emissions Summit June 10 in conjunction with TMC's 2003 Summer Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.

Tags: Events

April 30, 2003 - Industry News

NPTC, PrePass Sponsor Safety Guide

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) has joined together with PrePass, the weigh station bypass system, to introduce the Best Practices Safety Guide

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