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February 6, 2003 - Industry News

Teamsters, Carriers Reach Tentative Accord On Master Freight Agreement

Teamsters and the Motor Freight Carriers Assn. (MFCA) announced in Chicago Thursday that a tentative agreement has been reached on a new National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA)

February 6, 2003 - Industry News

$2.5 Million Electrification Project Coming To Atlanta Truckstop

IdleAire Technologies Corp. has begun construction on a $2.5 million Advanced Travel Center Electrification project to provide heating, cooling and a range of communications and entertainment packages to long-haul truck drivers who park and rest at the Petro Stopping Center

February 6, 2003 - Industry News

Ryder System Reports 4th Quarter And 2002 Results

Ryder System Inc., a global leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, reported fourth quarter 2002 net earnings improved to $32.4 million compared with $0.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2001.

February 5, 2003 - Industry News

FFE Transportation Names VP Sales, Marketing

Transportation Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. has announced that Larry Moore has rejoined the executive management team as vice president and manager of sales and marketing.

February 5, 2003 - Industry News

CTA Helps Resolve Canada/U.S. Explosives Issue

After intense discussions between transportation authorities in Canada and the United States, an agreement was reached this week on an interim rule that allows Canadian truck drivers to continue transporting explosives into and out of the United States

February 5, 2003 - Industry News

Outwit, Outdrive, Outlast: Drivers Need Tools To Be Survivors

Can you tell when you are exhibiting signs of rage while driving? How do you know when your elderly parent should stop driving? What three hurdles should teenagers clear before learning to drive? AAA answers these questions and more in its new book, Driving Survival, by Jim MacPherson. AAA's latest title in its Auto Guide series offers readers a comprehensive look at a wide variety of driving situations and how to handle them

February 5, 2003 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Audio Conference Today

The Truckload Carriers Assn., through its Truckload Academy, is conducting its monthly audio conference from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EST) today. Newport Communications President Doug Condra will moderate a discussio

Tags: Events

February 5, 2003 - Industry News

Teletrac Introduces Asset Tracking Units

Teletrac Inc. of Garden Grove, Calif., an originator and provider of metro and regional fleet location information systems, is offering trailer and asset tracking units that increase the security of commercial vehicle trailers

February 5, 2003 - Industry News

Roadway Express Introduces Freight Security Service

Roadway Express Inc. has introduced its Roadway Sealed Divider service for shippers who have special security needs for any size shipment, or want their freight to receive more secure packing and extra protection during transit

February 5, 2003 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler's Profit Up Fourfold in 2002

DaimlerChrysler has announced preliminary key figures for the group's performance in the 2002 financial year.

February 4, 2003 - Industry News

DOT Issues Temporary Restrictions For Canadian Explosives Haulers

The U.S.Department of Transportation, has issued temporary regulations requiring truck and rail operators carrying explosives from Canada to the U.S. to register with Transport Canada, the Canadian agency responsible for transportation safety

February 4, 2003 - Industry News

Grote Announces New Truck Lighting, Electrical Training

Grote Industries has announced the creation of a new, state-of-the-art training program covering truck lighting and electrical systems

February 4, 2003 - Industry News

USFreightways Reports 4th Quarter Income Up 27%

USFreightways Corp. reported income of $13.6 million from continuing operations for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2002, a 27% increase compared to $10.7 million reported for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2001.

February 4, 2003 - Industry News

Factory Orders Up, Shipments Down In December

New orders at United States factories increased in December while shipments fell, according to a report released by the Commerce Department Tuesday

Tags: Economy

February 4, 2003 - Industry News

Paccar Announces Strong Sales And Earnings

Paccar Inc. reported strong revenues and net income for the fourth quarter and full year 2002 compared with the same periods a year ago

February 3, 2003 - Industry News

New Customer Enhances NTE's 3PL Market Position

NTE Inc., provider of transportation management and execution technology, has announced that its NTE Trade solution has been selecte

February 3, 2003 - Industry News

Manufacturing & Construction Spending Increase, Diesel Prices Higher

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew for the third consecutive month during January while construction spending moved up in December and diesel fuel prices reached their highest levels since 2000 according to three separate reports released Monday

Tags: Economy

February 3, 2003 - Industry News

efleetmgmt Announces Financial Strategies For Seminar

Raising the financial awareness and skills of fleet managers will be the focus of efleetmgmt Inc.'s 2003 "Financial Strategies for Today's Fleet Operations Seminar," April 2-4 in Nashville, Tenn

February 3, 2003 - Industry News

TRIB to Exhibit at Mid-America

The Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB) will be an exhibitor at the Mid-America Trucking Show to be held at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky. March 20-22, 2003

February 3, 2003 - Industry News

MACS 2003 Convention Sets Attendance Record

Attendance at the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) annual convention and trade show reached an all-time record for the New Orleans venu

February 3, 2003 - Industry News

IPANA Hires Director, Names 4 Industry Executives

Four industry executives have been elected to the board of directors of the newly formed Industrial Packaging Alliance of North America (IPANA), according to Traffic World Inc.

February 3, 2003 - Industry News

Width Restriction Enforced Along I-5 Near Ashland

Effective this Thursday through March 31, Interstate 5 at mile post 14.96 -- the bridge over Bear Creek north of Ashland, Ore. -- will be restricted to 11 feet wide for both northbound and southbound traffic

Tags: Highways

January 31, 2003 - Industry News

Georgia Motor Trucking Assn. Endorses PrePass

The Georgia Motor Trucking Assn. (GMTA) has endorsed PrePass, the nation's first commercially available, coast-to-coast electronic pre-clearance weigh station bypass system.

January 31, 2003 - Industry News

Arkansas House OKs Sales Tax Bill For Truckers

A bill that would limit the state sales tax on trucking equipment and provide amnesty from the taxes owed on past purchases cleared the Arkansas House last week

January 31, 2003 - Industry News

Iowa80.com Launches Truck Lovers' Club

Iowa80.com has announced the launch of a new preferred buyer's club called the Truck Lovers' Club.

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