April 17, 2003 - Industry News
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
Housing starts jumped 8.3% to a 1.78-million annual rate from February's weather-reduced total.
April 16, 2003 - Industry News
Fleetguard Emission Solutions has announced the availability of the first retrofit system that reduces emissions levels from diesel engines.
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
Now that they're open 24 hours a day, Connecticut's weigh stations are bringing in the cash
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.
Caterpillar Inc. has reported first-quarter 2003 sales and revenues of $4.82 billion and profit of $129 million or 37 cents per share.
The Environmental Protection Agency is targeting off-road diesel engines for significant reductions in emissions.
April 15, 2003 - Industry News
FedEx Freight has been honored by Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, a major retailer of home improvement products and equipment, for its outstanding service
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.
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
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.
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
Paccar Inc. has been named a finalist in three categories for the American Business Awards.
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.
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
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.
First-quarter earnings more than doubled for Eaton Corp., according to the Cleveland, Ohio-based auto and truck parts manufacturer.
Cummins Inc. said Monday it anticipates first quarter results to be a loss in the range of $.85 to $.95 per share
WebTech Wireless Inc., a leading fleet telematics services provider, has introduced the WebTech Locator 4000 ruggedized telematics device.
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
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
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.
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
April 10, 2003 - Industry News
TransportGistics, a multi-product and services company that provides incremental solutions for transportation management and logistics functions within the supply chain, has announced the TransportGistics Business Alliance Program for Business Partners.
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