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September 10, 2003 - Industry News

Economists: Trucking Industry on the Upswing

Economic analysts are seeing the beginnings of improvement in the trucking industry, in contrast with similar signs last year that failed to materialize

Tags: Economy

September 10, 2003 - Industry News

Mack Trucks Shuts Down Plant for 2 Weeks

Mack Trucks has called for a two-week shutdown at its assembly plant in Allentown, Pa., idling about 800 workers

September 9, 2003 - Industry News

Peterbilt Extends PM Programs for Pre-owned Trucks

New options of Peterbilt Red Oval TruckCare Preventive Maintenance programs are now available for pre-owned truck customers, according to Peterbilt Motors Co

September 9, 2003 - Industry News

Dana Plans $6-Million R&D Center Expansion

Dana Corp. announced plans Tuesday for a $6-million expansion of its heavy vehicle research and development center in Kalamazoo, Mich.

September 9, 2003 - Industry News

Manhattan Integrates Warehouse, Transportation Solutions

Supply chain systems provider Manhattan Associates Inc., Atlanta, Ga., announced that the company’s transportation management systems and warehouse management systems have been fully integrated

September 9, 2003 - Industry News

Dana Comments on FTC’s Antitrust Probe

Dana Corp. issued a statement this week maintaining there are "serious antitrust issues" in ArvinMeritor’s unsolicited tender offer to acquire Dana

September 8, 2003 - Industry News

Miller Transfer Takes on Heavy Responsibilities – Quite Literally

A Miller Transfer & Rigging Co. driver recently loaded a 27-foot long, 12-foot-wide, 150,000-pound automotive press component onto one of the company's 13-axle trailers at the manufacturer in Lansing, Mich. Pulled by a Kenworth T800, the load arrived a few days later in Lordstown, Ohio, for installation in a giant press at the General Motors factory. All in a couple of days' work for Miller Transfer

September 8, 2003 - Industry News

TransMex Adds Service at El Paso and Nogales Gateways

OrderPro Logistics, Tucson, Ariz., has announced that its subsidiary, TransMex Logistics Inc., has introduced two new geographic service area

Tags: Intermodal

September 8, 2003 - Industry News

Western Star Trucks Adds 6 New Locations

Western Star Trucks has added six new locations to the company's growing dealer network

September 8, 2003 - Industry News

RSPA Increases Hazmat Fines

Effective at the end of the month, the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) has increased the maximum civil penalty from $27,500 to $32,500

September 8, 2003 - Industry News

TSA Postpones Hazmat Background Checks

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) says the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has notified the American Assn. of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)

September 7, 2003 - Industry News

Tailwind Integrates With Popular Software

Tailwind Management Systems Inc., Point Roberts, Wash., has completed integration with QuickBooks accounting, ProMiles Fuel Tax and Crystal Decisions' Crystal Reports software

September 5, 2003 - Industry News

FedEx Wins Appeal on Money-Back Guarantee Suit

Federal Express Corp. said Friday it won its appeal of an earlier decision handed down by a federal district court in San Diego. As a result,

September 5, 2003 - Industry News

Dana Outsourcing Axle Parts' Facilities to Sypris

Dana Corp. has signed a letter of understanding to sell certain production assets of Dana’s Heavy Vehicle Technologies and Systems Group to Sypris Solutions Inc.

September 5, 2003 - Industry News

TCA Hosting Audio Conference on Freight Charges

"Freight Charges: How to Collect Them and How to Keep Them," is the topic of the Truckload Carriers Assn.’s (TCA) audio conference, scheduled Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m

September 5, 2003 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Offers Money-Back Guarantee

FedEx Corp. has announced it will provide less-than-truckload freight (LTL) shippers the same type of money-back guaranteed delivery service long offered by FedEx Express and FedEx Ground.

September 4, 2003 - Industry News

EIS Packs Mobilecom Power Into Fleet Phones

Enterprise Information Solutions Inc., which calls itself EIS, has developed and deployed a mobile phone-based solution to help Sodrel Truck Lines fulfill its contract to haul U.S. mail

September 4, 2003 - Industry News

Celadon Group Gets C-TPAT Certification

Celadon Group Inc., an Indianapolis-based truckload carrier, has been certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection and the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency

September 4, 2003 - Industry News

Navistar Chief Lauds Chatham Decision

Daniel C. Ustian, Navistar president and chief executive officer, said the company is pleased to have come up with a plan to keep its Chatham, Ont., heavy truck assembly plant open

September 4, 2003 - Industry News

Tennessee Mulls Lower Truck Speeds

The Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board is suggesting the state lower the maximum speed for tractor-trailers to 55 mph from the current 70 mph

September 3, 2003 - Industry News

Interstate 84 in Oregon Closed

A fire along Interstate 84 near Cascade Locks (about milepost 44) in Oregon closed the interstate in both directions about noon Tuesday and no specific time has been determined for reopening

Tags: Highways

September 3, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Issuing Exemptions for Diabetic Drivers

Starting Sept. 22, drivers with insulin-dependent diabetes can apply to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for an exemption from federal medical restrictions

September 3, 2003 - Industry News

Major Food Service Fleet Selects Tripmaster

Tripmaster Corp., Arlington, Texas, announced that SYSCO Corp., one of the largest food-service suppliers in the nation, has selected the Tripmaster DT-240/GPS onboard compute

September 3, 2003 - Industry News

ATS Specialized Selects Prophesy ShipperPlus LoadBuilder

ATS Specialized Inc. has purchased ShipperPlus LoadBuilder software from Prophesy Transportation Solutions Inc., Bloomfield, Conn

September 3, 2003 - Industry News

Kenworth Captures J.D. Power Award

Kenworth Truck Co. received the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates 2003 Heavy Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction award in the Pickup and Delivery segment for Class 8 trucks according to the study released today

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