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April 17, 2003 - Industry News

'Gain Train' to be Held at Truck Show

Randy Gunderman, president & CEO of Gain LLC, will present his Gain Train produce carrier training course all three days of the annual International Truck Show, scheduled June 26, 27 and 28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center

Tags: Events

April 17, 2003 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Revenues Up 18.8%

Knight Transportation Inc., a short- to medium-haul, dry van truckload carrier headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., has reported increased revenues for the quarter ended March 31

April 17, 2003 - Industry News

Housing Starts Improve With the Weather

Housing starts jumped 8.3% to a 1.78-million annual rate from February's weather-reduced total.

Tags: Economy

April 16, 2003 - Industry News

Fleetguard Introduces NOx Reduction Retrofit System

Fleetguard Emission Solutions has announced the availability of the first retrofit system that reduces emissions levels from diesel engines.

April 16, 2003 - Industry News

Contract Awarded for Biometrics Study

The American Assn. of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) has awarded a contract to International Biometric Group (IBG) determine if a biometric can be successfully used to conduct matching in a system of more than 200 million records

April 16, 2003 - Industry News

Connecticut Security Rakes in Cash

Now that they're open 24 hours a day, Connecticut's weigh stations are bringing in the cash

April 16, 2003 - Industry News

Werner's Revenues, Earnings Both Up 11%

Omaha, Neb.-based Werner Enterprises Inc., one of the nation's largest truckload transportation companies, has reported higher operating revenues and earnings for the first quarter ended March 31, 2003.

April 16, 2003 - Industry News

Caterpillar Profits Up 61% for Quarter

Caterpillar Inc. has reported first-quarter 2003 sales and revenues of $4.82 billion and profit of $129 million or 37 cents per share.

April 16, 2003 - Industry News

EPA Proposes Emissions Reductions for Off-Road Diesels

The Environmental Protection Agency is targeting off-road diesel engines for significant reductions in emissions.

April 15, 2003 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Wins Gold from Lowe's

FedEx Freight has been honored by Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, a major retailer of home improvement products and equipment, for its outstanding service

April 15, 2003 - Industry News

Flying J to Accept Wright Express Cards

Flying J Inc., a leading operator of travel plazas, has announced it will accept Wright Express fleet cards at all locations, a deal that continues to enhance the ability of Wright Express to serve the long-haul trucking market.

April 15, 2003 - Industry News

Eaton VORAD Announces Tamper Option

Eaton VORAD Safety Systems, whose collision warning systems are part of the Roadranger Solution of products and services for the commercial vehicle industry, has introduced a Tamper Detection option

April 15, 2003 - Industry News

Schneider National Wins Sears Award

Schneider National Inc., one of North America's largest truckload carriers and a transportation services provider, has been named a Sears 2002 "Partners in Progress" award winner for a second consecutive year.

April 15, 2003 - Industry News

USF Red Star Acquires Plymouth Rock Transportation

USF Red Star Inc., a USFreightways Corp. company, has bought Plymouth Rock Transportation Corp. and will begin service to all of its customers beginning April 21

April 15, 2003 - Industry News

Paccar a Finalist for American Business Awards

Paccar Inc. has been named a finalist in three categories for the American Business Awards.

April 15, 2003 - Industry News

Roadway's Revenues Jump 26% for Quarter

Roadway Corp. said revenues for the 12 weeks constituting the company's first quarter, were $754,070,000, up 26% when compared to revenues of $598,967,000 for the same period last year.

April 15, 2003 - Industry News

J. B. Hunt Doubles Earnings in 1st Quarter

J. B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced first quarter 2003 net earnings of $11.2 million, or 28 cents per share, up from $4.9 million, or 13 cents per share for the same period last year.

April 14, 2003 - Industry News

NTSB to Hold Symposium on Vehicle Recorders

The National Transportation Safety Board, in conjunction with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), will host a symposium on transportation vehicle recorders, June 4-5, 2003, in Arlington, Va.

Tags: Events

April 14, 2003 - Industry News

Eaton Corp. More Than Doubles Earnings

First-quarter earnings more than doubled for Eaton Corp., according to the Cleveland, Ohio-based auto and truck parts manufacturer.

April 14, 2003 - Industry News

Cummins Cites War for Expected Earnings Loss

Cummins Inc. said Monday it anticipates first quarter results to be a loss in the range of $.85 to $.95 per share

April 14, 2003 - Industry News

WebTech Launches New Telematics Device

WebTech Wireless Inc., a leading fleet telematics services provider, has introduced the WebTech Locator 4000 ruggedized telematics device.

April 14, 2003 - Industry News

Karmak Introduces ProfitMaster

Karmak, with headquarters in Carlinville, Ill., introduces Sales Management from its new ProfitMaster series, combining the ease of Microsoft Windows with the Karmak business system

April 14, 2003 - Industry News

CTA: Canada Must Remove Border Uncertainties

David Bradley, CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, told the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs in Ottawa last week that "Canada's No. 1 economic priority must be to remove uncertainties at the border,

April 11, 2003 - Industry News

Energy Prices Drive Inflation Up; Retail Sales Jump

The March Producer Price index from the Department of Commerce soared 1.6% from February on top of a 2.5% rise over the prior two months.

Tags: Economy

April 11, 2003 - Industry News

Being Prepared is Key for Upswing Says Leasing Group

The Equipment Leasing Association's (ELA) president, Michael Fleming, told industry leaders in Chicago last week that there is pent-up demand for new equipment that will require companies to seek out more flexible financing to meet the demand

Tags: Economy

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