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June 11, 2003 - Industry News

TMCA Elects New Board, VP

The membership of the Transportation Marketing & Communications Assn. (TMCA) has elected five new members to its board of directors for two-year terms.

June 11, 2003 - Industry News

NPTC Hosts Safety Conference Sept. 18-19

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) will hold its first National Safety Conference, called "Strategic Planning for Private Fleets," Sept. 18 and 19

Tags: Events

June 11, 2003 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Saves Shippers $31 Million

Schneider Logistics Inc., an international lead logistics provider, said Wednesday that its collaborative transportation procurement product -- SUMIT CVA -- has delivered $31 million in saving

June 11, 2003 - Industry News

Kenworth Adds Parts Facility in Dallas

Kenworth Truck Co. recently strengthened its position in the Dallas market by opening a parts facility in De Soto, Texas

June 11, 2003 - Industry News

EPA Administrator Launches Georgia Idleaire Facility

EPA Administrator Christie Whitman visited an Atlanta truckstop earlier this week to introduce technology that eliminates truck engine idling during extended rest or wait periods

June 10, 2003 - Industry News

Peterbilt Puts Its Customer Surveys Online

Peterbilt customers can now go online to provide feedback about their vehicle purchasing and ownership experiences through new web-based customer satisfaction surveys

June 10, 2003 - Industry News

Canadian Safety Director Heads CVSA

Peter Hurst, director of carrier safety and enforcement for the Ministry of Transportation in Ontario, Canada, recently began his one-year term as president of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).

June 10, 2003 - Industry News

TCA 'Disappointed' in FMCSA Younger Driver Ruling

Robert Hirsch, president of the Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) said Tuesday he is disappointed with a decision made by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

June 10, 2003 - Industry News

It’s Lane Courtesy Month – So Move to the Right

The National Motorists Assn. (NMA) has designated June as Lane Courtesy Month and is asking motorists to "Do The RIGHT Thing!

June 10, 2003 - Industry News

Transport Consortium Joins Michelin's Bibendum Challenge

Michelin and WestStart-CalStart will be coordinating heavy-duty truck and commercial bus participants for the 2003 Challenge Bibendum, scheduled Sept. 23 –25 in the San Francisco area

Tags: Events

June 10, 2003 - Industry News

Refrigerated Carriers Convene in Tahoe

More than 200 refrigerated trucking executives will meet July 9 – 11 at Lake Tahoe for the 20th annual meeting of the Truck Carriers Assn.’s Refrigerated Division

Tags: Events

June 10, 2003 - Industry News

NHTSA Releases Report on Fatal Large Truck Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released its June 2003 study called, "An Analysis of Fatal Large Truck Crashes."

June 10, 2003 - Industry News

DOT Report Says NAFTA Delays Expected

A report issued by the Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) suggests the loss of a lawsuit in April could delay the opening of the Mexican border to trucks by two more years

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

FDA Proposes New Rules to Track Food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules requiring additional recordkeeping for just about anyone who comes in contact with food for human or animal consumption, including trucking companies

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Nixes Younger Driver Pilot Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied a request by the Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) to conduct a pilot program that would enable certain drivers between the ages of 18 and 21

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

Travel Channel Lists Top 10 Truckstops

The Travel Channel recently aired the "World’s Best Truck Stops," counting down the top 10 truckstops across the globe.

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

CVSA Programs Win National Awards

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recently received national awards for two major commercial vehicle safety programs — Operation Airbrake and the North American Inspectors Championship

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

Oil Company Owner Guilty in Tax Case

A federal jury in Boston has found Covenant Oil Co. Inc. owner Augstine Pesaturo Jr. of Wakefield, Mass., guilty of evading the assessment and payment of motor vehicle fuel excise taxes owed by his business

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

TRALA Wins Vicarious Liability Exemption

Connecticut lawmakers have approved legislation that would eliminate vicarious liability for truck lessors as long as the loss is insured for $2 million --

June 6, 2003 - Industry News

Decline in Goods Shipments Due to Cheaper Oil

Non-durable goods manufacturing shipments fell 3.5% in April according to the Commerce Department

Tags: Economy

June 6, 2003 - Industry News

International Launches New Roll-off Truck

International Truck and Engine Corp. has announced the launch of the Integrated Roll-Off truck, featuring a pre-engineered chassis that is ready to accept the roll-off hoist system sought by waste-collection customers

June 6, 2003 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Audio Confab on Accident Investigations

The Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) is sponsoring another of its audio conference on June 26, entitled, "The Catastrophic Accident -- Are You Ready?"

June 5, 2003 - Industry News

Feds Take Over CF's Pension Plan

A government agency announced this week that it will contact more than 8,000 workers and retirees of bankrupt Consolidated Freightways to review their records and calculate benefits owed them

June 5, 2003 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Buys 837 Cummins Engines

FedEx Freight has announced it will be purchasing more than 800 new tractors equipped with Cummins engines this year.

June 5, 2003 - Industry News

Roadway Corp. Expects Drop in 2Q Earnings

Roadway Corp. said Thursday it expects to report second quarter earnings of $0.33 per share -- 50% under the low end of the range of expectations previously set for the quarter.

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