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February 24, 2003 - Industry News

R&R Transportation Contracts With StarTrak

StarTrak LLC, a provider of advanced wireless supply chain management solutions for the freight transportation industries, has announced that R&R Transportation Inc. has signed a contract

February 24, 2003 - Industry News

Volvo Says Its VE 465 Engine Now Available

Volvo Trucks North America Inc. has announced the availability of the 465-hp Volvo VE D12 diesel engine for the new Volvo VN.

February 24, 2003 - Industry News

It's Mid-March For The Mid-America Trucking Show

The 32nd annual Mid-America Trucking Show is right around the corner, and the trucking industry is getting ready for opening day.

Tags: Events

February 24, 2003 - Industry News

Georgia-Pacific Selects Qualcomm Solution

Qualcomm Inc., a leader in mobile communications for the transportation industry, has announced that Georgia-Pacific has selected Qualcomm's Code Division Multiple Access (CMA

February 24, 2003 - Industry News

Kenworth Hosts T300 Seminar at Work Truck Show

How do you ensure a vehicle is designed specifically for the job that you're doing?

Tags: Events

February 24, 2003 - Industry News

Oregon Restricts Loads On Bridges Near Eugene

Starting Wednesday, three bridges along Interstate 5 in the Eugene, Ore., area will be limited to normal axles loads on the northbound and southbound lanes

Tags: Highways

February 24, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period on Chassis Maintenance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the comment period on a proposed negotiated rulemaking concerning intermodal container chassis and trailer maintenance

February 21, 2003 - Industry News

TravelCenters Acquires 1st Canadian Travel Center

TravelCenters of America (TA) has acquired its first travel center in Canada on Provincial Highway 401, exit 230, in Woodstock, Ontario.

February 21, 2003 - Industry News

Talent Search a Highlight at MATS

The deadline for entries to AMG's first transportation industry talent search event is March 1, with the new artists performing at the Mid-America Truck Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. three weeks later.

Tags: Events

February 21, 2003 - Industry News

Manpower Survey Shows Hiring to Decline in 2nd Quarter

U.S. employers will be hiring at a moderately slower pace during the second quarter of 2003, according to the Employment Outlook Survey, conducted by Manpower Inc. and released today.

Tags: Economy

February 21, 2003 - Industry News

North Carolina Firm Becomes Advantage Truck Leasing

Volvo and GMC Truck Leasing of Carolina has changed its operating name to Advantage Truck Leasing.

February 21, 2003 - Industry News

Iowa80.com Catalog Features 1,200 New Items

Iowa80.com has released a new 48-page catalog overflowing with chrome and stainless accessories as well as cargo control items, compliance items and die-cast models

February 20, 2003 - Industry News

Alabama Highlighting Mid-America Show for a 15th Year

Alabama, one of country music's leading bands, will perform at the 2003 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, courtesy of Kenworth Truck Co. Kenworth is sponsoring the popular group's performance at Mid-America for a 15th consecutive and final year

Tags: Events

February 20, 2003 - Industry News

Dewey Clower Named NATSO President Emeritus

W. Dewey Clower has been named President Emeritus of NATSO, according to William D. Fay, NATSO president & CEO.

February 20, 2003 - Industry News

NTEA Names New Board of Trustees

The National Truck Equipment Assn. (NTEA), an organization that supports the work truck industry, has announced the election of five new members to its board of trustees

February 20, 2003 - Industry News

Mexican Truck Inspectors Complete Safety Training

Twenty-eight Mexican inspectors are completing an intensive three-week training program that prepares them to conduct commercial driver and vehicle inspections according to existing North American safety standards

February 20, 2003 - Industry News

Autocar Expands Vocational Engine Offerings

Autocar has announced a landmark expansion of engine offerings in its 2004 Xpeditor WX, WXR and WXLL low-cab-over engine (LCOE) truck models.

February 20, 2003 - Industry News

Chrysler Records $1.38 Billion Profit

Chrysler, the U.S. division of DaimlerChrysler, showed an operating profit of $1.38 billion in 2002, following a loss of $2.29 billion in 2001

February 20, 2003 - Industry News

Verizon, Sprint to Challenge Nextel's Direct Connect Service

Nextel Communications Inc., Reston, Va., may soon face serious competition for its Direct Connect service, popular among local and regional fleets

February 19, 2003 - Industry News

Con-Way Transportation Wins IT Award

Con-Way Transportation Services Inc., an operating company of CNF Inc., has been awarded an Enterprise Value Award (EVA) by CIO magazine.

February 19, 2003 - Industry News

Ruan Standardizes on Dell

Dell has announced that Ruan Transportation Management Systems, one of the largest privately owned transportation service companies in the United States, has chosen to standardize on Dell servers and storage to power its backend operations

February 19, 2003 - Industry News

Home Building Hits 16-Year High

Construction of new homes and apartments rose to their highest level in 16 years during January, while the number of new building permits fell. The U.S. Commerce Department this week reported a 0.2% increase in construction compared to Decembe

Tags: Economy

February 19, 2003 - Industry News

ACME Truck Line Using ACCPAC Software

ACCPAC International Inc., a subsidiary of Computer Associates International Inc., has announced that ACME Truck Line, a flatbed trucking service specializing in short hauls of 100-180 miles within the Gulf Coast states

February 19, 2003 - Industry News

Con-Way Opens Service Center in Florence, Ky.

Commercial shippers in northern Kentucky, southwest Ohio and southeast Indiana can now receive faster transit times from Con-Way Central Express, which opened an expanded service center earlier this month.

February 19, 2003 - Industry News

P.A.M. Transportation Signs Letter of Intent

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire for cash certain assets of McNeill Trucking Co. Inc.

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