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April 9, 2003 - Industry News

CF Terminates Letter of Intent to Sell Canadian Freightways

Consolidated Freightways Corp has exercised its right to terminate a letter of intent to sell substantially all of the assets owned and used by its Canadian subsidiaries, Canadian Freightways (CFL)

April 9, 2003 - Industry News

IdleAire Open for Business at Atlanta Truckstop

Drivers of long-haul trucks who have traditionally idled their engines while on rest breaks or layovers in the city now have an alternative.

April 9, 2003 - Industry News

DriveCam Launches Fleet Certification Program

DriveCam Video Systems, a developer of fleet safety technology, has launched its fleet certification program that enables fleets to lower insurance costs and reduce operating expenses, according to the company.

April 9, 2003 - Industry News

Overnite Reduces Transit Times From NY City and Miami

Overnite Transportation Co., one of the nation's largest less-than-truckload carriers, says it reduced transit times this week from both New York City and Miami to locations in 16 states and Western Canada.

April 8, 2003 - Industry News

Iceland Opens World's First Hydrogen Filling Station

For the first time anywhere in the world, a public gas station has been renovated to manufacture and dispense hydrogen fuel alongside gas and diesel.

April 8, 2003 - Industry News

ADP Team Truck Launches w.e.b.Suite2000

ADP Team Truck has announced the release of w.e.b.Suite2000, which it terms the first fully integrated suite of web-enabled management solutions for heavy-duty truck dealers

April 8, 2003 - Industry News

Arsenault Offers Free Tool to Evaluate Software Companies

There are many variables a company needs to consider when purchasing business-to-business software.

April 8, 2003 - Industry News

USFreightways Lowers First-Quarter Expectations

USFreightways Corp. said it expects earnings from operations for the first quarter, which ended April 5, 2003, will be in the range of 10- to 16-cents per share instead of the 22- to 30-cent guidance presented earlier.

April 8, 2003 - Industry News

TEAM Announces Accord With AmeriQuest

TEAM Vehicle Sales has signed a three-year partnership agreement with AmeriQuest Transportation and Logistics Resources Corp.

April 8, 2003 - Industry News

Freightliner Opens M2 Class to Mexico Market

Freightliner Trucks begins rolling out the new Business Class M2 line of medium-duty and vocational trucks to the Mexico market this summer.

April 7, 2003 - Industry News

Werner Declares Quarterly Dividend

The board of directors of Werner Enterprises Inc., Omaha, Neb., declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 2 cents per share payable to stockholders of record on April 21, 2003.

April 7, 2003 - Industry News

U.S. Relationship Top Issue Facing Canadian Trucking

David Bradley, CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, whose industry hauls 70% of Canada’s trade with the United States, told members of the Toronto Transportation Club Monday

April 7, 2003 - Industry News

Oshkosh Introduces Side Roll Protection for Class 8 Trucks

Oshkosh Truck Corp. said its fire truck subsidiary, Pierce Manufacturing Inc., has introduced the first side roll protection system for fire apparatus.

April 7, 2003 - Industry News

EPA Lists AuraGen as a Technology to Save Fuel

Aura Systems Inc., El Segundo, Calif., has announced that a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study lists the AuraGen as a technology that can reduce vehicle engine emissions and save fuel.

April 7, 2003 - Industry News

Ryder, University Host Supply Chain Seminar

Ryder System Inc., a global leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, and the University of Miami have announced seminar dates for the University of Miami Anthony Burns Center for Advanced Supply Chain Management.

Tags: Events

April 4, 2003 - Industry News

Heartland Express Expands Operating Facilities

Heartland Express Inc. has announced the purchase and planned purchase of regional operating terminals in or near Columbus, Ohio; Carlisle, Pa.; Chester Va.; and Memphis Tenn.

April 4, 2003 - Industry News

CF Puts 8 More Facilities Up for Auction Thursday

As part of the largest real estate sale in transportation history -- 220 properties with an appraised value of more than $400 million -- Consolidated Freightways is placing a number of its distribution facilities on the auction block this Thursday

April 4, 2003 - Industry News

Swift, U.S. Partnership Means 20,000 New Driver Jobs

A partnership between the U.S. Department of Labor and Swift Transportation will see the trucking company hire 20,000 truck drivers nationwide this year.

April 4, 2003 - Industry News

Jobless Figures Up, But So Are Hourly Wages

Even with 108,000 fewer jobs, the labor market report for March was still better than the report for February, says Jim Haughey, Newport Communication's senior economist

Tags: Economy

April 3, 2003 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Wins Appeal in Transmission Patent Infringement Suit

ArvinMeritor Inc. said Thursday it has won its appeal in the patent infringement suit brought by Eaton Corp. against ZF Meritor's Engine Synchro Shift· (ESS) transmission system.

April 3, 2003 - Industry News

Driving Rigs Safely in a Construction Zone--Watch for 'Zippers'

They're back. Those long lines of orange barrels, constricting rows of concrete walls, and diamond-shaped "Road Work Ahead" signs have popped up again all along the highways and byways we travel every day. With their arrival comes increased traffic congestion and the temptation by some drivers to take unnecessary and unsafe chances behind the wheel.

April 3, 2003 - Industry News

TCA's Safety, Security Meeting is May 18-20

The Truckload Carriers Assn.'s (TCA) Safety and Security Division Meeting takes place May 18-20 at the Bay Point Marriott in Panama City, Fla., with a number of high-ranking speakers on tap

April 3, 2003 - Industry News

Cummins Electronic Feature Improves Fuel Economy

Cummins now offers Load-Based Speed Control (LBSC), an electronic feature on ISX and ISM engines that is designed to help drivers improve fuel economy.

April 3, 2003 - Industry News

SARS Virus Threatens Asian Imports

The SARS virus has begun to slow economic activity in Asian economies, says Newport Communications' senior economist Jim Haughey.

Tags: Economy

April 3, 2003 - Industry News

USFreightways Seeks Name Change to USF

USFreightways Corp. is asking its shareholders to change its name to USF Corp

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