December 12, 2002 - Industry News
The Acklie Cos., one of the trucking industry's largest privately owned groups of trucking companies, has announced organizational changes effective Jan. 1, 2003
Nextel Communications Inc., Reston, Va., has unveiled two new phones, the Motorola i35s and the GPS-enabled Motorola i58sr
December 11, 2002 - Industry News
TransCore has announced that it now offers Keypoint for Carriers transportation management system (TMS) software with PeopleNet Communications Corp.'s wireless fleet solution
About 25 million small packages a day are expected to be shipped and delivered over the next two weeks during the holiday period, and a new J.D. Power and Associates study ranks FedEx highest in customer satisfaction for such deliveries
DOTAuthority.com has acquired redirection rights from the website management of www.truckers.com. Visitors to www.truckers.com will be redirected to www.dotauthority.com
enVista, LLC was formally launched recently to help transportation companies manage their logistics and transportation costs
ArvinMeritor Inc. has announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in the Wai Gao Qiao, Shanghai Free Trade Zone to more strongly keep pace with China's growing commercial vehicle market.
Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. reported that on Dec. 9, it repurchased 111,300 shares of its common stock for $2,485,334 or $22.33 per share in a negotiated block purchase
Navistar International Corp. has priced $190 million of new senior convertible bonds to be sold in a private placement
Transit Group Inc. says it has emerged from bankruptcy proceedings following the approval of the company's plan of reorganization by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.
December 10, 2002 - Industry News
GMC Truck ranks highest in dealer service satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2002 Medium-Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study released Tuesday
Mack Trucks Inc. has agreed to continue its sponsorship of the American Trucking Assns.' Share the Road program, one of the industry's most successful highway safety campaigns
Members of the Truckload Carriers Assn.'s nominating committee are starting to evaluate candidates who wish to serve as members of the TCA board of directors.
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Ryder System Inc.'s BBB+ senior debt and F2 commercial paper ratings. The Rating Outlook is stable.
XcelleNet Inc. has announced that Mac Tools has selected its mobile management solution to manage 500 laptops for field distributors in all 50 states.
December 9, 2002 - Industry News
FFE Transportation Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Frozen Food Express Industries Inc. has announced the appointment of W. C. "Bill" Bailey as vice president of national accounts.
The Highway Patrol wants to close five of North Dakota's eight truck weighing stations, and replace them with roving teams that would use portable scales to weigh and inspect trucks at various locations
Navistar International Corp. has completed the sale of a total of 7,755,030 shares of its common stock par value $.10 per share, at a price of $22.566 per share and an aggregate purchase price of $175 million.
President Bush on Monday nominated John W. Snow, chairman and chief executive officer of CSX Corp., a freight and transport firm, to replace Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill
XATA Corp. is seeing significant demand for its XATANET Web-based fleet management system only a month after announcing its 2.0 release
Petro Stopping Centers took over truckstop operations of the Alamo Travel Center located on I-80, Exit 20, East of Reno, Nev
December 6, 2002 - Industry News
The federal government is planning to adopt a rule requiring the locking of all trucks on the road,
ABF Freight System Inc., Fort Smith, Ark. has been named by Selling Power magazine as one of the top three companies to sell for in the service sector of the United States economy
An auction held Friday for trailers and office equipment at bankrupt Consolidated Freightways Corp. was to be followed by about 70 similar sales across the country involving the assets of the nation's third-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) motor carrier
Volvo Trucks North America Inc. announced late last week that Yellow Transportation Inc. has ordered 154 Volvo VNM daycab tractors, for delivery in the first quarter of 2003
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