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July 23, 2003 - Industry News

Wal-Mart Names FedEx Carrier of the Year

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. recently recognized FedEx Corp. as the recipient of the company's annual Carrier of the Year award

July 23, 2003 - Industry News

ATA, Idaho Study Truck Safety, Security Projects

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has contracted with the University of Idaho's National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology to perform three studies of significant interest to the trucking industry

July 23, 2003 - Industry News

Midwest Coast Transport Takes Home the Trophies

Midwest Coast Transport, Sioux Falls, S.D., took trophies in each of the eight classes of competition at the recent South Dakota Truck Driving Championships

July 23, 2003 - Industry News

Ryder’s 2nd Quarter Earnings Up 18%

Ryder System Inc., a global company involved in transportation and supply chain management solutions, announced earnings of $34.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2003 -- up 18

July 23, 2003 - Industry News

Wabash Announces Sale of Businesses; 2nd Quarter Net Losses

Wabash National Corp. and Jefferies Capital Partners have announced plans to sell all of the assets of Wabash National’s APEX trailer leasing and rental and wholesale aftermarket parts distribution businesses to Aurora Trailer

July 23, 2003 - Industry News

Dana Fires Second Round in ArvinMeritor Takeover Battle

Dana Corp.'s board of directors has rejected an unsolicited tender offer from ArvinMeritor, signaling what many believe will be a long and bitter battle for control of the company

July 22, 2003 - Industry News

Transport America Gets Safety Platinum Award

Transport America recently received the Platinum Award from Great West Insurance, which recognized Transport America for its low accident frequency rate per million miles of operation.

July 22, 2003 - Industry News

Schneider Joins CCRA Program

Schneider National Inc. is participating in the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) Partners in Protection (PIP) progra

July 22, 2003 - Industry News

UPS Reports 13% Increase in Earnings

UPS has reported strong financial performance for the second quarter, with all segments showing growth despite a lackluster economy in the United States and much of the world.

July 22, 2003 - Industry News

Swift Transportation Revenues Up 10.7%

Swift Transportation Co. Inc., the Phoenix-based truckload fleet operator, said revenues for the second quarter of 2003 increased 10.7% to $584.9 million

July 22, 2003 - Industry News

Wabash, ArvinMeritor Announce $120 Million U.S. Xpress Order

Wabash National Corp. and ArvinMeritor Inc. have confirmed a three-year agreement with U.S. Xpress Enterprises for more than 7,000 Wabash DuraPlate branded trailers

July 22, 2003 - Industry News

TCA Urges DOT to Rethink HOS Requirement

The Truckload Carriers Assn. delivered a letter to FMCSA Acting Administrator Annette Sandberg earlier this month, voicing concerns over the new hours of service regulations

July 21, 2003 - Industry News

Terex, Daewoo Reach Accord

Terex Corp. says it has entered into an agreement with Daewoo Heavy Industries and Machinery to distribute crawler excavators and wheel loaders under the Terex brand in North America

July 21, 2003 - Industry News

Truck Dealer, Leasing Jobs Expanding, Says TIPS

Brian Donmoyer, president of Truck Industry Personnel Services (TIPS), said the employment picture for retail truck dealers and truck leasing companies showed significant growth during the first two quarters of 2003

July 21, 2003 - Industry News

SCS Transportation’s Earnings Up 24%

SCS Transportation Inc. has reported revenue of $208.3 million in the second quarter of 2003, up 6% from $196.5 million in the prior-year period

July 21, 2003 - Industry News

Werner Drivers Can Earn 2-cents More Per Mile

Werner Enterprises, a nearly half-century-old truckload carrier, has improved its monthly mileage bonus program for solo company van drivers

July 21, 2003 - Industry News

Blue Bird Teams Up With Michelin

Blue Bird Corp. has introduced the Blue Bird Vision school bus with improved line of sigh

July 21, 2003 - Industry News

TMCA Names New President

The Transportation Marketing & Communications Assn. (TMCA) has elected Ray Venturino as its new president

July 21, 2003 - Industry News

Dana Spicer a Finalist in PTC Awards

Dana Corp.'s Commercial Vehicle Systems Division was recently named a finalist for the 2003 PTC Awards in the automotive category.

July 21, 2003 - Industry News

IdleAire Wins 2003 'R&D 100' Award

IdleAire Technologies Corp.'s Advanced Travel Center Electrification (ATE) system has been selected by R&D Magazine as "one of the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year."

July 21, 2003 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Cites Increased Income

Arkansas Best Corp., a diversified transportation holding company headquartered in Fort Smith, Ark., has announced second quarter 2003 net income of $15.2 million, or $0.60 per diluted common share

July 18, 2003 - Industry News

ATA Lauds 5th Annual Decline in Truck-Related Deaths

With the fifth straight annual drop in truck-involved fatalities, the U.S. trucking industry and its safety programs helped produce one of the few bright spots in the nation's latest highway safety report

July 18, 2003 - Industry News

Profits Nearly Triple for Yellow Corp.

Yellow Corp. reported second quarter income that is nearly three times that of the same period last year

July 18, 2003 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Announces Stock Split

The board of directors of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., Lowell, Ark., announced Friday it has declared a two for one stock split on its common stock

July 18, 2003 - Industry News

Revenues Up Nearly 22% at Heartland Express

Heartland Express Inc. said gross revenues for the second quarter ending June 30 increased 21.9% to $102.8 million from $84.4 million in the second quarter of 2002

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