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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

North Texas Speed Limits to Drop

By May, nearly 1,000 miles of highway in North Texas will see speed limits drop by 5 mph

Tags: Highways

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Second Day of Prayer Scheduled

Bob Hataway with Trans Alive has announced a Second Annual Day of Prayer for Truckers during the Mid-America Trucking Show

Tags: Events

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

American Freightways Top Trucking Company on <I>Forbes&#39;</I> List

American Freightways, Harrison, Ark., has been named by Forbes Magazine as the highest-rated trucking company in its annual Platinum 400 list of the most outstanding industry leaders

Tags: Fleets

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

PacLease Opens Location in British Columbia

Paccar Leasing Co. has added a PacLease franchise location in Surrey, British Columbia

Tags: Industry

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Hino to Build Trucks in North America

Hino Motors, Japan's largest truck maker, plans to build commercial vehicles in North America perhaps as soon as 2004

Tags: Industry

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Merger to Create Largest Petroleum Hauler

Kenan Transport, Chapel Hill, N.C., is being sold to Ohio-based Advantage Management Group to create the largest petroleum trucking company in the country

Tags: Fleets

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Louisiana to Improve Dangerous Exit Ramp

Louisiana officials plan to make several safety improvements to a sharply curved interstate exit ramp north of Slidell

Tags: Highways

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Dart to Drop Fleetline Name

Dart Transit and Fleetline are dropping the Fleetline name and will use Dart Transit Co

Tags: Fleets

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Reaches Into New Markets

FedEx is busting out all over. In recent months, the Memphis-based carrier has had an identity makeover, joined forces with the U.S. Postal Service and pulled off a major public relations coup in the Tom Hanks film, "Cast Away."

Tags: Fleets

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Winter Storm Makes Roads Hazardous in Midwest, Plains

Trucks were banned from some snow- and ice-covered highways today in the Texas Panhandle as a winter storm swept across the central United States

Tags: Highways

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Announces Layoffs

Freightliner LLC announced today that it will cut production rates and lay off workers at its Portland, Ore., truck and parts manufacturing plants

Tags: Industry

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Posts Fourth Quarter Loss

Buffeted by tumbling demand in a number of North American markets, Cummins Engine lost $17 million in fourth quarter 2000 and said it expects a 10% drop in revenues for first quarter 2001

Tags: Industry

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

EPA Proposes Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to streamline hazardous waste reporting requirements by automating the manifest system

January 26, 2001 - Industry News

FHWA Approves Hoover Dam Bypass Site

The Federal Highway Administration has chosen a site for a bypass bridge for the Hoover Dam near Las Vegas

Tags: Highways

January 26, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Changes Strategy in Oregon Weight-Distance Fight

The American Trucking Associations still wants to get rid of Oregon's burdensome weight-distance tax, but it's changing its strategy this time around

Tags: Industry

January 26, 2001 - Industry News

Mississippi Bills Target Truckers

Mississippi state Rep. Henry Zuber has introduced two bills that target truckers on the highways

Tags: Industry

January 26, 2001 - Industry News

N.Y./N.J. Port Authority Raises Tolls to New Jersey

Tolls at bridges and tunnels between New York and New Jersey will be 50 percent higher starting March 25

Tags: Highways

January 26, 2001 - Industry News

Capitol Crash Prompts California Legislation

Truck driver medical certification and background checks are getting scrutiny in the California legislatur

Tags: Industry

January 26, 2001 - Industry News

Tests Positive on Westport Natural Gas Engine

Independent tests show that Canadian-based Westport Innovations' natural gas fuel system can meet 2002 emissions standards while maintaining the full torque of the same engine running on diesel

Tags: Industry

January 26, 2001 - Industry News

Small Operator Equity The Key To Recovery

Freightliner president Jim Hebe (pictured) believes a lot of the industry's current woes can be traced back to circumstances that prevented smaller operators from building equity

Tags: Economy

January 26, 2001 - Industry News

EPA Program Cleans Up 13,500 Older Trucks and Buses

The U.S. Environmental Agency says it has received commitments to clean up 13,500 diesel trucks and buses by next January as part of its Voluntary Diesel Retrofit Program

Tags: Industry

January 26, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Plans to Expand Lineup

Freightliner's future plans call for the company to be a full-line Class 2 through Class 8 supplier, said Freightliner President Jim Hebe at his State of the Industry briefing yesterday at Freightliner LLC headquarters in Portland, Ore

Tags: Industry

January 26, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Sales Projections Dismal but Uncertain

The economy and the topic of used truck values was a recurring theme throughout Freightliner President Jim Hebe's State of the Industry briefing Thursday at Freightliner headquarters in Portland, Ore. But the market projections made everyone sit up

Tags: Economy

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Cirillo Confirmed as FMCSA Chief Safety Officer

Julie Anna Cirillo has been confirmed as Assistant Administrator and Chief Safety Officer of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The appointment officially makes Cirillo the top career official in the agency

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Arkansas Best on Forbes List

Arkansas Best Corp., Fort Smith, Ark., was recently named by Forbes magazine as a member of its Platinum 400 list of the best big companies in America

Tags: Fleets

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