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December 19, 2003 - Industry News

Smithfield Foods Joins Nistevo

Nistevo Corp., Eden Prairie, Minn., announced that Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork processor and hog producer, has joined the Nistevo Collaborative Logistics Network

December 19, 2003 - Industry News

Ryder to Acquire Ruan, General Truck Leasing Firms

Ryder System Inc., Miami, Fla., has announced it intends to purchase Ruan Leasing Co., a major privately owned truck leasing, rental and contract maintenance company headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa

December 18, 2003 - Industry News

SkyBitz Expands Sales Staff

Trailer-tracking provider SkyBitz, Inc., Dulles, Va., has added five new members to its sales team serving the trucking industry

December 18, 2003 - Industry News

Orbcomm Partners with Fleet Management Solutions

Satellite communications provider Orbcomm, Dulles, Va., announced an agreement with Fleet Management Solutions LLC to provide satellite communications for Fleet Management’s MLT 300 Series tracking solution

December 18, 2003 - Industry News

Top Melton Drivers Spec Own KWs

Alton Jackson next to his Kenworth W900.

One of the ways Melton Truck Lines Inc. of Tulsa, Okla. retains its drivers is by letting the company’s top drivers spec a new Kenworth truck

December 18, 2003 - Industry News

Freightliner Opens 2 SelecTrucks Sites in Florida

Freightliner LLC continues to expand its SelecTrucks retail network with two new locations in the state of Florida

December 18, 2003 - Industry News

More Than 2,000 Cummins Engines Going in Swift Trucks Next Year

Cummins Inc. said Swift Transportation has selected the Cummins ISX engine as the primary power in a two-year agreement with Volvo Trucks North America

December 17, 2003 - Industry News

FedEx Reports Higher 2nd Quarter Revenue

Restructuring programs affected second-quarter earnings for FedEx Corp., the company said, while revenues of $664 million were up 5% from last year's $634 million

December 16, 2003 - Industry News

USF Launches Improved Web Site

USF Corp., Chicago, has launched an improved web site following input from its clients, on-site testing, and an experienced engineering team

December 16, 2003 - Industry News

UPS Has 20 Million Things to Do Thursday

If this year's compressed holiday season has you feeling like you've got 20 million things left to do, then you can relate to the challenge UPS faces on Thursday

December 16, 2003 - Industry News

Dana Supplies Suspension Modules to Transcraft

Dana Corp., Toledo, Ohio, said its Commercial Vehicle Systems operation has been selected as the standard and preferred suspension supplier for Transcraft Corp.

December 16, 2003 - Industry News

Goodyear Wins Global Contracts with Volvo

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, has reached global supply agreements to become a major tire supplier to the Volvo Group in Europe and Brazil

December 16, 2003 - Industry News

Landstar, Prime, Crete Sign Up for TripPak Service

Landstar Systems Inc., Prime Inc. and Crete Carriers Corp., all early adopters of truckstop scanning, have signed up with TripPak SCANNING, the cashier-assisted document capture service found at full-service truckstop

December 16, 2003 - Industry News

Caterpillar Says Its Engines Will Meet 2007 Standards

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., has joined other U.S. diesel engine manufacturers in announcing its intention to meet 2007 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emissions standards without the use of costly and complex SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology

December 16, 2003 - Industry News

High Court to Review NAFTA Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted the Bush Administration's request to review a federal court order requiring the Department of Transportation to prepare a full Environmental Impact Statement

December 16, 2003 - Industry News

Navistar Outlines Plans to Double in Size

Navistar International Corp. told security analysts this week that it expects to double in size and become a profitable $15 billion company by the end of the next industry business cycle

December 16, 2003 - Industry News

Michael Nark Joins GEOCOMtms

GEOCOMtms,Québec, Canada, announced that Michael Nark has joined the company as executive vice president of sales and marketing

December 16, 2003 - Industry News

Melton Chooses Integrated Software

Integrated Decision Support, Inc., Richardson, Texas, announced that Melton Truck Lines of Tulsa, Okla., has licensed Netwise, Netwise400 and Netgraf from the suite of Integrated's planning software

December 16, 2003 - Industry News

SMC3 Signs 1,000th Member

SMC3, Peachtree City, Ga. announced that it has reached the 1,000 member mark of active carrier and associate members

December 16, 2003 - Industry News

Penske Will Offer XATA Solution

XATA Corp., Minneapolis, Minn. announced that Penske Truck Leasing Co. L.P. will offer the XATANET web-based fleet management solution to lease customers throughout North America

December 15, 2003 - Industry News

Eaton, ArvinMeritor Back in Court Over Patents

Eaton and ArvinMeritor are once again battling over transmission designs.

December 15, 2003 - Industry News

American Water Hires C.H. Robinson

American Water Star Inc., located in Las Vegas, has contracted C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. to deliver orders of Hawaiian Tropic beverage in the southwest United States region

December 15, 2003 - Industry News

Cummins to Use Cooled-EGR Technology for 2007

Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind., said it will meet the 2007 U.S. EPA on-highway NOx emission standards using cooled-exhaust gas recirculation (cooled-EGR), the same technology now used by Cummins for heavy-duty trucks

December 15, 2003 - Industry News

International Sees Simpler Emissions Solution

International Truck and Engine Corp. said it has established a technology path to meet 2007 emissions requirements for all its 2007 vehicles

December 12, 2003 - Industry News

Michelin to Supply Tires to Volvo Bus

Michelin North America, Inc., Greenville, S.C., has announced a three-year agreement with Volvo Bus in support of the company’s tire engineering and original equipment production needs in North America and China

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