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June 6, 2003 - Industry News

Decline in Goods Shipments Due to Cheaper Oil

Non-durable goods manufacturing shipments fell 3.5% in April according to the Commerce Department

Tags: Economy

June 6, 2003 - Industry News

International Launches New Roll-off Truck

International Truck and Engine Corp. has announced the launch of the Integrated Roll-Off truck, featuring a pre-engineered chassis that is ready to accept the roll-off hoist system sought by waste-collection customers

June 6, 2003 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Audio Confab on Accident Investigations

The Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) is sponsoring another of its audio conference on June 26, entitled, "The Catastrophic Accident -- Are You Ready?"

June 5, 2003 - Industry News

Feds Take Over CF's Pension Plan

A government agency announced this week that it will contact more than 8,000 workers and retirees of bankrupt Consolidated Freightways to review their records and calculate benefits owed them

June 5, 2003 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Buys 837 Cummins Engines

FedEx Freight has announced it will be purchasing more than 800 new tractors equipped with Cummins engines this year.

June 5, 2003 - Industry News

Roadway Corp. Expects Drop in 2Q Earnings

Roadway Corp. said Thursday it expects to report second quarter earnings of $0.33 per share -- 50% under the low end of the range of expectations previously set for the quarter.

June 4, 2003 - Industry News

I-70 Closed at East Vail in Colorado

After a brief period of one-lane traffic on I-70 Wednesday morning, all lanes of I-70 were closed once again for travel in both directions at milepost 180.5, just east of the East Vail Exit

Tags: Highways

June 4, 2003 - Industry News

Hendrickson Delivers 500 Airtek Suspensions

Hendrickson International is providing the front air suspension and front steer axles for 500 Volvo VNL 780s now being delivered to U.S. Xpress Enterprises

June 4, 2003 - Industry News

Nextel's Direct Connect To Span the Continent

Nextel's Direct Connect service is going national

June 4, 2003 - Industry News

Hayes Lemmerz Emerges From Chapter 11

Hayes Lemmerz International Inc. announced that it has emerged from its voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization

June 4, 2003 - Industry News

G.I. Trucking Terminal Opens in Las Vegas

G.I. Trucking Co., Brea, Calif., is now serving Las Vegas area customers and those shipping to Las Vegas from its new terminal and service center

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Mid-Atlantic Drivers Host FunDrive

The Mid-Atlantic Professional Truck Drivers Assn. is sponsoring the 3rd annual charity FunDrive on Sept. 6 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Tags: Events

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Ontario Trucking Assn. Hails Windsor Gateway Plan

The Ontario Trucking Assn. (OTA) is applauding a recent announcement from the federal and Ontario governments on how they will invest $300 million to facilitate more efficient border crossings in Windsor

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Kenworth Opens Branch in Paso Robles

Kenworth Truck Co.'s dealer network continues to expand to nearly 300 locations in the U.S. and Canada with the launch of a full-service Central California Kenworth branch in Paso Robles

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Lanham Wins Another Charleston Truck Title

With the first-place trophy in the five-axle competition at the West Virginia Truck Driving Championships held in Charleston last weekend, Roger Lanham, who won a national title in 1985

Tags: Events

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Overnite Drivers Tops in Missouri State Championships

Capturing top honors at last weekend's Missouri Truck Driving Championships held in Joplin, a trio of Overnite Transportation Co. drivers brought home first-place trophies

Tags: Events

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Gets First Propane Engine Order

Cummins Westport Inc. has received its first order for the B LPG Plus propane engine that was commercially launched last month

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Announces New U.S. Organization

In a move aimed at increasing its presence in the United States truck market, Hino Motors Ltd. has announced a restructuring of its distribution company, Hino Diesel Trucks (U.S.A.) Inc.

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Flat-Fee Pricing for PrePress OK’d

PrePass recently announced a flat monthly service charge would replace the 99 cent-per-pass fee in effect since the mid-1990s.

Tags: Highways

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

IdleAire Opens ATE System at Chittenango

IdleAire Technologies Corp., the New York State Thruway Authority and other project partners recently celebrated the opening of IdleAire’s second Thruway location -- Chittenango Travel Plaza

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Manufacturing Activity Rises in May

The ISM index of manufacturing activity rose to 49.4 in May from 45.4 in April on the strength of monthly gains in orders, production and order backlogs, now all just over 50.

Tags: Economy

June 2, 2003 - Industry News

FedEx Offering Early Retirement, Severance Programs

In a move to save up to $190 million in fiscal 2005 and beyond, FedEx Corp. announced Monday that FedEx Express will offer voluntary early retirement and severance programs during fiscal 2004

June 2, 2003 - Industry News

June Safety Month Highlights OOIDA’s Concerns

Many of the nation’s professional truck drivers have begun a month-long initiative to highlight their growing safety concerns caused by what they see as rapidly deteriorating working and economic conditions

June 2, 2003 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Shows 5.4% Rise

A preliminary look at the American Trucking Assns.’ (ATA) seasonally adjusted Truck Tonnage Index shows an increase to 153.0 -- or 5.4% -- in April 2003 compared with March 2003

Tags: Economy

June 2, 2003 - Industry News

Melton Truck Offers Driver Orientation Program

Melton Truck Lines Inc., Tulsa, Okla., is now offering a driver orientation program at its terminal in Laredo, Texas.

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