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December 18, 2002 - Industry News

FedEx Corp. Reports 10% Revenue Growth in 2nd Quarter

FedEx Corp. has reported earnings of $0.81 per diluted share for the second quarter ended Nov. 30, compared to $0.81 per diluted share a year ago

December 18, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Installing Aether's MobileMax In 5,500 Trucks

Aether Systems Inc., Owings Mills, Md., has announced that U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc., the nation's fifth-largest truckload fleet, will install the Aether MobileMax wireless communications systems in all the company's 5,500 trucks

December 17, 2002 - Industry News

Roadranger Launches New Roadranger.com Web Site

Roadranger Marketing, Kalamazoo, Mich., introduced a newly redesigned web site in a web-based presentation for reporters Tuesday

December 17, 2002 - Industry News

Trans-System Upgrades With Aether's MobileMax

Aether Systems Inc., a leading provider of wireless and mobile data solutions, has announced that Trans-System Inc., a truckload carrier based in Spokane, Wash., has agreed to upgrade its mobile communications system with Aether MobileMax

December 17, 2002 - Industry News

International Offers Free Breakdown Coverage, 0% Financing

International Truck & Engine Corp. is offering free breakdown service and zero percent financing on new trucks purchased in the first three months of 2003

December 17, 2002 - Industry News

Ravens Dumping Its Steel Trailer Lines

Fontaine Trailer Co., Haleyville, Ala., said its Ravens division will stop making steel dump trailers and focus instead on aluminum flatbed and aluminum dump products.

December 17, 2002 - Industry News

UPS Rolling Out Alternative Fuel Class 8 Tractors

UPS recently introduced the package delivery industry's first alternative fuel Class 8 tractors. Ten liquefied natural gas (LNG) tractors will officially begin operating in the company's West Coast fleet, traveling from California to Nevada

December 17, 2002 - Industry News

Freightliner Produces Its 35,000th Columbia Truck

Freightliner Trucks has built and delivered its 35,000th Columbia heavy-duty truck.

December 17, 2002 - Industry News

Industrial Production And Housing Starts Move Higher

Industrial production and housing starts improved in November, while consumer prices managed a slight increase

Tags: Economy

December 17, 2002 - Industry News

Mapopolis Provides Nationwide Routing on PDA

Mapopolis.Com Inc. announced the immediate availability of Major Roads Maps, which can be used to generate cross-state and cross-country routes

December 16, 2002 - Industry News

Freightliner Opens Two SelecTrucks Locations

Freightliner LLC has added new SelecTrucks used truck retail outlets in Birmingham, Ala. and Louisville, Ky

December 16, 2002 - Industry News

Team Vehicle Sales Relocates In Atlanta

TEAM Vehicle Sales has announced the grand re-opening of its new retail vehicle sales center in Atlanta, Ga.

December 16, 2002 - Industry News

Central Transport OK'd For FAST Program

Central Transport has received initial approval of its application to join U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) through the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program.

December 16, 2002 - Industry News

Peterbilt Calendars For 2003 Now Available

Featuring the photography and unique locations that have made the Peterbilt calendar popular in the industry, the new 2003 calendar is now available for purchase, Peterbilt Motors Co. has announced

December 16, 2002 - Industry News

Thursday Is "Peak Day" For UPS, FedEx

The busiest day of the year for UPS and FedEx Corp. is this Thursday, Dec. 19, according to representatives from the two express carrier giants

December 16, 2002 - Industry News

PTDI Announces 2003 Strategic Plan and Board

The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) has announced the election of its new board of directors and officers for 2003

December 13, 2002 - Industry News

Producer Prices Slide

Producer prices in November posted a decline following an unexpected hike the month before, registering their biggest drop since Ma

Tags: Economy

December 13, 2002 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Supplies Air Disc Brakes to Volvo Group

ArvinMeritor Inc. has announced that the Volvo Group has selected ArvinMeritor's Commercial Vehicle Systems (CVS) business group to supply next-generation air disc brakes for both Renault and Volvo heavy trucks

December 13, 2002 - Industry News

Holiday Highway Safety Tips Offered By Top ATA Truck Drivers

From snow-packed mountain passes to bone-chilling winds on the plains, the professional truck drivers of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) have learned how to handle whatever nature tosses at them in the wintertime

December 13, 2002 - Industry News

John Deere to Produce Fuel Cell Technology Demonstrator Vehicle

John Deere said it is working with HydrogenicsCorp., a Canadian fuel cell manufacturer, to develop a technology demonstrator fuel cell-powered Commercial Work Vehicle (CWV)

December 13, 2002 - Industry News

Mexican Truckers Seek Strike Over NAFTA Provisions

Late last week, Mexican truckers threatened to call a strike if President Vicente Fox allows U.S. trucks to enter their country freely beginning in 2003

December 13, 2002 - Industry News

Florida Company to Distribute EZ Maintenance Software

Fleet Maintenance Management Solutions, Jacksonville, Fla., has signed a distribution license with Link It Software Corp., Santa Clarita, Calif., to sell EZ Maintenance software to the fleet industry nationwide

December 12, 2002 - Industry News

Snap-on Acquires eTechnician, Pro-Link Plus from Nexiq

Tool provider Snap-on Inc., Kenosha, Wisc., has signed an agreement to acquire certain assets of Nexiq Technologie

December 12, 2002 - Industry News

International Truck Announces 250 Layoffs Next Month

International Truck & Engine Corp. says it plans to lay off 250 workers in January and reduce its production of new trucks due to declining demand

December 12, 2002 - Industry News

Retail Sales Post November Increase

U.S. retail sales posted their best showing in three months during November, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Commerce Department

Tags: Economy

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