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July 31, 2003 - Industry News

Sapp Bros. Truckstops to Offer TripPak SCANNING

TMI, Brentwood, Tenn., parent company of TripPak EXPRESS and TripPak ONLINE, has announced an agreement with Sapp Bros. Truck Stops Inc., to deploy TripPak SCANNING truck stop imaging at Sapp Bros. locations

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

ATA Backs 'Roadability' Bill Introduced in Congress

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) late Thursday applauded the U.S. House introduction of H.R. 2863, the Intermodal Equipment Safety and Responsibility Act of 2003.

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

DOT Issues Changes to Drug Test Reporting Rules

In an effort to streamline the annual reporting of drug and alcohol data and eliminate some confusion, the U.S. Department of Transportation has adopted a one-page reporting form

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

Menlo Wins Global Contract From Bourns

Bourns Inc., a California-based electronics manufacturer, has awarded a major international freight-forwarding contract to Menlo Worldwide Forwarding

Tags: Intermodal

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

Con-Way Sends 54 to National Truck Driving Championships

By month’s end, the three less-than-truckload operating companies of Con-Way Transportation Services Inc., will have collectively sent 256 drivers to the American Trucking Assn.'s

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

Allied Holdings Income Up 62%

Allied Holdings Inc., the parent company of several subsidiaries engaged in providing distribution and transportation services of new and used vehicles to the automotive industry,

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

Ruan Leasing Eliminating 100 jobs

Ruan Leasing, a division of Iowa-based Ruan Transportation Management Systems, said it will eliminate 100 jobs next month

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

Goodyear Reports 2nd Quarter Loss

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. has reported a loss of $73.6 million in the second quarter, pointing to higher prices for raw materials such as rubber and oil.

July 30, 2003 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Up 1.6 % In June

The American Trucking Assns.’ seasonally adjusted Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.6% to 147.3 (1993=100) in June, the association announced Wednesday

Tags: Economy

July 30, 2003 - Industry News

Lucent Selects Ryder for Caribbean, Latin America

Ryder System Inc. said Lucent Technologies, which designs and delivers networks for the world's largest communications service providers, has expanded Ryder's North America contrac

July 30, 2003 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor's Thermal Regenerator Gets European OK

ArvinMeritor's Commercial Vehicle Systems business said its diesel particulate filter regeneration system -- the Thermal Regenerator -- in combination with a Corning filter, has received approval for use with European commercial vehicle applications

July 30, 2003 - Industry News

Caterpillar Pledges Emission Reduction Support

Caterpillar Inc. has committed to financially support a major voluntary initiative by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to substantially reduce emissions from school buses across the United States

July 30, 2003 - Industry News

Ryder Gets Nestle Argentina Contract

Ryder System Inc. has been awarded a distribution and transportation management contract with Nestle Argentina S.A., a manufacturer, distributor and vendor of a broad range of food and beverage products

July 30, 2003 - Industry News

2nd Quarter Net Income Up for USF Corp.

USF Corp. reported net income of $8.1 million for the second quarter ended July 5, 2003, compared to $5.9 million reported for the second quarter ended June 29, 2002

July 30, 2003 - Industry News

Solectria Class 7 Truck Visiting 15 States

A Class 7 truck with Solectria Corp.'s "Super 7" drive system departed the company’s headquarters in Woburn, Mass., this week on a cross-country drive

July 29, 2003 - Industry News

Work Truck Show, NTEA Convention Next March

The National Truck Equipment Assn. (NTEA) has announced the dates and locations of its annual trade show, The Work Truck Show, held in conjunction with its annual convention, for the next two years.

Tags: Events

July 29, 2003 - Industry News

Expedited Trucking Show Slated Aug. 13-14

Expediters Online.com has announced that final preparations are under way for its Expedite Expo 2003.

Tags: Events

July 29, 2003 - Industry News

New Penn Named Carrier of the Year

New Penn Motor Express Inc., Lebanon, Pa., has been named the LTL Carrier of the Year by the GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Northeast Regional Distribution Center for a fourth consecutive year.

July 29, 2003 - Industry News

Yellow Picks Workscape for Benefits Enrollment

Workscape Inc., a provider of benefits and workforce management solutions, said it has been selected by Yellow Corp. to provide Web-based benefits enrollment and work/life events processing for its employees

July 29, 2003 - Industry News

Teletrac Upgrades to GPRS

Asset tracking provider Teletrac Inc., Garden Grove, Calif., has upgraded FleetDirector, its main fleet tracking system, to run over General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) networks

July 29, 2003 - Industry News

A.MAZE Extends Mapping coverage to all of Ontario

GEOCOMtms, Quebec, Canada, makers of the A.MAZE technology that optimizes routing and scheduling of fleet operations, has announced that its digital mapping solution, A.MAZE Maps, now covers all the civic addresses in the province of Ontario

July 28, 2003 - Industry News

U.S. Customs Proposes New Cargo Security Rules

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency of the Homeland Security Dept., has proposed regulations to obtain advance information concerning shipments of goods across U.S. borders

July 28, 2003 - Industry News

Marten’s 6-month Net Income Up 40%

Marten Transport Ltd., a leading temperature-sensitive truckload carrier, said that for the quarter ended June 30, 2003, operating revenue increased 13.7%, to $84.2 million from $74 million for the same quarter of 2002

July 28, 2003 - Industry News

ALK Technologies Wins U.S. Hazmat Route Contract

ALK Technologies Inc., Princeton, N.J., has been awarded a contract by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to operate, maintain and supply point-to-point routing for the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry

July 25, 2003 - Industry News

ORBCOMM to Carry GE VeriWise Trailer Tracking Data

Satellite company ORBCOMM, Dulles, Va., announced agreement with GE TIP (Transport International Pool Inc.) to provide data transmitting services for GE VeriWise, GE's trailer tracking product

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