April 30, 2003 - Industry News
Nashville Peterbilt Inc. dealers Jesse Kirk and John Moore received the Peterbilt North American Dealer of the Year award during the company's annual dealer meeting, according to Peterbilt Motors.
Navistar International Corp. has honored employee-inventors for the patent of 29 technologies and for its International brand trucks.
The consumer confidence index from the monthly Conference Board survey increased to 81.0 in April from 61.4 in March.
April 29, 2003 - Industry News
Tennessee-based Pilot Travel Centers, operator of 265 Travel Centers in 37 states, announced the selection of Retalix PocketOffice for its next generation mobile store platform.
ABF Freight System Inc., an LTL carrier serving points throughout North America, has chosen four customer service centers to receive its President's Quality Award
Prime Inc., an international refrigerated, flatbed and liquid bulk truckload carrier headquartered in Springfield Mo., has been certified by U.S. Customs and the Business Anti-Smuggling Coalition (BASC)
Allied Holdings Inc., the Georgia-based auto hauler, has reported first-quarter revenues of $213.6 million, versus revenues of $213.3 million in the first quarter last year.
A briefing on changes to the hours of service regulations will be held in the form of an audio conference on May 8, sponsored by TCA's Truckload Academy.
GE TIP, a leader in trailer fleet solutions, has introduced GE VeriWise asset tracking for trailers, designed to help fleets and trucking companies improve their logistics management capabilities.
The Truck Safety Coalition, including Parents Against Tired Truckers (P.A.T.T.) and Citizens for Reliable And Safe Highways (CRASH), claim the revised final hours-of-service rules ignore truck safety issues.
Personal income gained 0.4% in March after a 0.2% rise in February, according to the Commerce Department
April 28, 2003 - Industry News
Blue Rhino Corp., a national provider of propane-fueled products, has signed on to begin using the Roadnet Transportation Suite from UPS Logistics Technologies.
For a fifth year in a row, FedEx Supply Chain Services (FSCS), a FedEx Corp. company that provides supply-chain management solutions, has earned a General Motors "Supplier of the Year" award
The biggest change in truck driver hours of service rules in more than 60 years comes down to this: two more hours of rest and one more hour of driving in each duty cycle.
Rand McNally's Transportation Data Management subsidiary announced that Innovative Computing Corp. (ICC) has selected Rand McNally's MileMaker software for rating and routing capabilities
Reinke, manufacturer of over-the-road trailer and intermodal chassis equipment and mechanized irrigation systems, has added two trailer dealerships in Minnesota and Texas
Prime Inc., a leading international refrigerated, flatbed and liquid bulk truckload carrier headquartered in Springfield, Mo., has announced the purchase of Salt Lake City-based C.H. Dredge & Co.
Michigan petroleum marketers Fick & Sons Inc. will host Charlie's 4th annual Truck Show May 30-June 1 at Charlie's Corner Travel Center, located at I-75, Exit 251 in Grayling, Mich
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's change in the hours-of-service rule will only slightly reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by truck-driver fatigue, according to Michael Leizerman, chairman of a national group of trucking litigation attorneys.
Qualcomm Inc. a leader in mobile communications for the transportation industry, has introduced several enhancements to its fleet management solutions for private fleet customers
LTL carrier Dohrn Transfer Co. of Rock Island, Ill., is in the process of installing a new complete freight management software system -- the Carrier Logistics FACTS2000 -- as the centerpiece of a modernization program.
April 25, 2003 - Industry News
Mullen Transportation Inc. generated record revenues of $125.8 million in the first quarter, compared to last year's $88.1 million, an increase of 42.8%.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) says that "on balance," the revised hours-of-service rules published last week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration should prove to be palatable for its members.
Extending the northwestern reaches of its network, TravelCenters of America (TA) announced the acquisition of an existing facility in North Bend, Wash., just east of Seattle
National Tire Safety Week, which runs through Saturday, is sponsored by the Rubber Manufacturers Assn.(RMA
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