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August 4, 2003 - Industry News

McLeod Hosts Users Conference Sept 24-27

McLeod Software will feature a new Executive Leadership Tracks program as a part of its 13th annual users’ conference to be held Sept. 24-27 at the Sheraton Birmingham Convention Center in Birmingham, Ala.

Tags: Events

August 4, 2003 - Industry News

Most Fleets Say They'll Buy Power Units Soon

A study of trucking fleets conducted last month by CK Marketing & Communications reveals that 74% of the fleets polled indicated they plan to purchas

Tags: Economy

August 4, 2003 - Industry News

Yellow to Raise $150 Million for Roadway Purchase

Yellow Corp., Overland Park, Kan., announced it is seeking to raise -- subject to market and other conditions -- about $150 million from a private offering of contingent convertible senior notes

August 4, 2003 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Contributes $1 Million For Recreation

FedEx Freight, Harrison, Ark., announced it is contributing $1 million to help revitalize the Lake Harrison recreational area in Harrison, Ark

August 4, 2003 - Industry News

Delphi Tops $1.5 Billion in Commercial Vehicle Business

Delphi Corp., Troy Michigan, has secured more than $1.5 billion in future commercial vehicle business during the first six months of 2003, exceeding the company's target for the entire year

August 4, 2003 - Industry News

Union Pacific Offers Overnite IPO

Leo H. Suggs, chairman of Overnite Corp., Richmond, Va., announced that Union Pacific Corp.'s board of directors has approved the sale of trucking subsidiary, Overnit

August 4, 2003 - Industry News

Schneider Named Truckload Carrier of the Year

Schneider National Expedited, a division of Schneider National Inc., Green Bay, Wis., has been named Limited Brands Logistics Services' "Truckload Carrier of the Year."

August 4, 2003 - Industry News

Boyd Bros. Reports Revenues, Profits Up

Flatbed carrier Boyd Bros. Transportation Inc., Clayton, Ala., reported that revenues rose 4% and profits 6% in the quarter ended June 30

Tags: Economy

August 4, 2003 - Industry News

CFI Honors June Drivers of the Month

CFI, a truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo. has announced its driver award recipients for June 2003

August 4, 2003 - Industry News

Roadway Express Sends 35 to Truck Championships

Roadway Express Inc. has announced that 35 of its best professional drivers will compete at the 66th National Truck Driving Championships Aug. 19 – 23 in Columbus, Ohio

August 1, 2003 - Industry News

Saia Opens Redding, Calif. Terminal

Saia opened a new terminal in Redding, Calif. This week, according to Rick O’Dell, president

August 1, 2003 - Industry News

Rip Griffin Centers Now Offering Wi-fi

Rip Griffin Truck Service Centers and Truckstop.net have entered into an agreement to offer high-speed wireless capabilities and access points to customers at all 14 travel centers

August 1, 2003 - Industry News

Analysis: Education Pays Off for Fleet Professionals

Education makes a big difference in paychecks among fleet/transportation professionals, according to the 2003 Transportation Compensation Analysis from efleetmgmt inc

August 1, 2003 - Industry News

TCA Sets Dates for Truckload Profitability Seminars

The Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) is hosting Truckload Profitability Fundamentals seminars in Texas, Georgia and Illinois this fall. The seminars will be held on Sept. 24 in Dallas, Oct. 14 in Chicago and Oct. 16 in Atlanta

Tags: Events

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

Sapp Bros. Truckstops to Offer TripPak SCANNING

TMI, Brentwood, Tenn., parent company of TripPak EXPRESS and TripPak ONLINE, has announced an agreement with Sapp Bros. Truck Stops Inc., to deploy TripPak SCANNING truck stop imaging at Sapp Bros. locations

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

ATA Backs 'Roadability' Bill Introduced in Congress

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) late Thursday applauded the U.S. House introduction of H.R. 2863, the Intermodal Equipment Safety and Responsibility Act of 2003.

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

DOT Issues Changes to Drug Test Reporting Rules

In an effort to streamline the annual reporting of drug and alcohol data and eliminate some confusion, the U.S. Department of Transportation has adopted a one-page reporting form

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

Menlo Wins Global Contract From Bourns

Bourns Inc., a California-based electronics manufacturer, has awarded a major international freight-forwarding contract to Menlo Worldwide Forwarding

Tags: Intermodal

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

Con-Way Sends 54 to National Truck Driving Championships

By month’s end, the three less-than-truckload operating companies of Con-Way Transportation Services Inc., will have collectively sent 256 drivers to the American Trucking Assn.'s

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

Allied Holdings Income Up 62%

Allied Holdings Inc., the parent company of several subsidiaries engaged in providing distribution and transportation services of new and used vehicles to the automotive industry,

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

Ruan Leasing Eliminating 100 jobs

Ruan Leasing, a division of Iowa-based Ruan Transportation Management Systems, said it will eliminate 100 jobs next month

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

Goodyear Reports 2nd Quarter Loss

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. has reported a loss of $73.6 million in the second quarter, pointing to higher prices for raw materials such as rubber and oil.

July 30, 2003 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Up 1.6 % In June

The American Trucking Assns.’ seasonally adjusted Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.6% to 147.3 (1993=100) in June, the association announced Wednesday

Tags: Economy

July 30, 2003 - Industry News

Lucent Selects Ryder for Caribbean, Latin America

Ryder System Inc. said Lucent Technologies, which designs and delivers networks for the world's largest communications service providers, has expanded Ryder's North America contrac

July 30, 2003 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor's Thermal Regenerator Gets European OK

ArvinMeritor's Commercial Vehicle Systems business said its diesel particulate filter regeneration system -- the Thermal Regenerator -- in combination with a Corning filter, has received approval for use with European commercial vehicle applications

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