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December 2, 2002 - Industry News

Goodyear Offers 2 New Tires For P&D Applications

Goodyear has announced two new all-position tire lines that meet the demands of the Class 3-5 pick-up and delivery market

December 2, 2002 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Battle 300% Hike In Bridge Tolls

The American Trucking Assns. Inc. (ATA), the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Assn. (PMTA), the New Jersey Motor Truck Assn. (NJMTA), and Roadway Express Inc. filed suit Monday challenging toll rate increases

December 2, 2002 - Industry News

Manufacturing Still Looking For A Rebound

Manufacturing purchasing managers reported production rose sharply in November after two months of no change but they are still nervous about the outlook for further gains

Tags: Economy

December 2, 2002 - Industry News

CrossCountry Courier Selects New 'Patriot' Software

Enterprise Information Solutions Inc. (EIS), a systems integration and computer-engineering firm, and CrossCountry Courier, an LTL carrier serving the Dakotas, Minnesota and portions of Iowa and Montana, announced that CrossCountry has selected an EIS solution

December 2, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Lauds End To Mexican Truck Moratorium

William Canary, president and CEO of the American Trucking Assns. (ATA), has commended President Bush for his announcement last week allowing qualified motor carriers from Mexico to obtain operating authority for cross-border truck services.

December 2, 2002 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Using Symbol Mobile Computers

More than 1,700 Old Dominion Freight Line drivers are being equipped with Symbol Technology Inc.'s PDT 7500 rugged handheld computers, which will be used throughout each driver's pickup and delivery route.

December 2, 2002 - Industry News

Michigan Bridge Toll Hike Sparks Protests

A proposal to increase fares by at least $1 for vehicles crossing the Mackinac Bridge is drawing protests from communities that depend on the only land link between Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas

Tags: Highways

December 2, 2002 - Industry News

Rough Road Ahead For The NAFTA Superhighway

Little work has been done in the five years since Congress authorized Interstate 69, the so-called NAFTA Superhighway, a new interstate that would span the United States, linking Canada to Mexico

Tags: Highways

November 27, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Implements NAFTA Provisions for Mexican Trucks

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta has directed the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to act on the 130 applications received thus far from Mexico-domiciled truck and bus companies seeking to transport international cargo

November 27, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Plant In Virginia Prepares For Mack Arrival

The signs reading "Volvo" over the truck manufacturer's Dublin, Va., assembly plant will soon come down. In their place, Pulaski County's largest employer will erect new signs: "New River Valley Plant: Volvo, Mack, Autocar."

November 27, 2002 - Industry News

Tele Atlas And infoUSA Announce Alliance

Tele Atlas North America, a provider of digital map databases and real-time traffic information, and infoUSA, a provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales and marketing solutions, have announce

November 27, 2002 - Industry News

Eaton Opens Logistics Center in Indianapolis

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp. has opened the Eaton Logistics Center in Indianapolis, Ind., for its truck components business unit

November 26, 2002 - Industry News

Two Firms Announce Refrigerated Trailer Service To Puerto Rico

FFE Transportation Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc., (FFXI) has entered into a joint venture with International Transport Logistics Inc. (ITL) to provide temperature-controlled and non-temperature-controlled trailer service into and out of Puerto Rico

Tags: Intermodal

November 26, 2002 - Industry News

ALK Releases Enhanced PC*MILER-Based DTOD 16.1

ALK Technologies and the United States Department of Defense announced the release of the PC*MILER-based Defense Table of Official Distances (DTOD) 16.1

November 26, 2002 - Industry News

Chrysler Plans To Market Medium-Duty Commercial Trucks

The Chrysler group plans to offer an array of commercial trucks aimed at the market dominated by the automaker's two Detroit rivals

November 26, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Reports Orders From 140 Trucking Fleets

Cummins Inc. has announced a growing number of orders for its new EPA-compliant engines, with build rates increasing to fulfill orders from more than 140 fleets in the industry

November 26, 2002 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Might Cut 800 Jobs At German Plant

DaimlerChrysler AG said that it's talking to worker representatives about cutting nearly 800 jobs -- or a tenth of the work force -- at a Mannheim commercial vehicle plant

November 26, 2002 - Industry News

Veltex Corp. Adding 60 Volvo Trucks By Years End

Veltex Corp. of Diamond Bar, Calif., expects to acquire 20 additional Volvo trucks by the end of November and an another 40 trucks by the end of December to add to the 46 trucks already in its fleet

November 26, 2002 - Industry News

Hino Diesel Trucks Canada Celebrates No. 10,000

Hino Diesel Trucks Canada recently sold its 10,000th truck, and celebrated the occasion -- along with the mother company's 60th anniversary -- with a dinner in Toronto, according to Today's Trucking

November 26, 2002 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Transport Purchasing 2,100 Freightliner Trucks

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has reached an agreement with Freightliner LLC for a truck sale and trade package for 2003 that will see the transportation company purchase about 2,100 trucks from Freightliner in a one-for-one trade-in of older vehicles

November 26, 2002 - Industry News

GDP Improves Following Revision, Consumer Confidence Up

The U.S. economy performed better than previously thought during the third quarter of the year, while consumer confidence bounced back in November

Tags: Economy

November 25, 2002 - Industry News

Stevens Takes Delivery Of 650 Insulated Trailers

Stevens Transport, Dallas, Tex., has just completed delivery of 650 new Utility 3000R insulated trailers, each complemented by Thermo King's new SB190 refrigeration units

November 25, 2002 - Industry News

First 30 Days - A Key to Driver Retention Audio Conference

Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) will be hosting an audio conference from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EST) on Dec. 11, on how to effectively manage new drivers in their "First 30 Days" with your company.

November 25, 2002 - Industry News

Pepsi Distributor Implements A.MAZE Software

GEOCOMtms, architect of the A.MAZE solution for optimizing the routing and scheduling of fleet operations, sai

November 25, 2002 - Industry News

DOT, Customs Launch Operation Safe Commerce

The U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Customs have jointly announced the launch of Operation Safe Commerce (OSC), a program to fund business initiatives designed to enhance security for container cargo

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