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August 14, 2002 - Industry News

Freightliner Adds Extended, Crew Cab Models To M2 Line

An extended cab option is the latest in Freightliner's new Business Class M2 line.

Freightliner introduced Extended Cab and Crew Cab models for its new Business Class M2 line of medium-duty and vocational trucks

August 13, 2002 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Submits Series 60 For EPA Certification

Detroit Diesel announced that it has submitted applications to the Environmental Protection Agency for emissions certification of its Series 60 diesel engines

August 13, 2002 - Industry News

BFGoodrich Introduces Truck Tire Web Site

BFGoodrich Commercial Truck Tires has introduced a comprehensive new web site at www.bfgoodrichtrucktires.com.

August 13, 2002 - Industry News

Operation Air Brake Scheduled

Commercial vehicle enforcement agencies throughout Canada and the United States will conduct 12 hours of brake safety roadside inspections Sept. 5 as part of Operation Air Brake

August 13, 2002 - Industry News

Interest Rates Unchanged, Retail Sales Up

The Federal Reserve on Tuesday decided to keep interest rates unchanged, the same day a new report showed retail sales increased in July

Tags: Economy

August 13, 2002 - Industry News

Petro Revenue Down, Earnings Up

Petro Stopping Centers posted second quarter net income of $2.7 million, compared to a net loss of $899,000 for the same period last year

August 12, 2002 - Industry News

Wheaton Establishes JB Cupp Safety Award

Wheaton World Wide Moving, Indianapolis, has announced a new performance award: the JB Cupp Safety Performance Award

August 12, 2002 - Industry News

SafetyFirst To Sell Eagle Eye

SafetyFirst, Cresskill, N.J., will sell Transportation Safety Technologies’ Eagle Eye Obstacle Detection System

August 12, 2002 - Industry News

Minorplanet Signs Agreement With Cingular

Minorplanet Systems USA, Richardson, Texas, has signed a wireless agent agreement for GSM service with Cingular Wireless

August 12, 2002 - Industry News

Peregrine Sells Trucking Business

Peregrine Systems, San Diego, announced the sale of its transportation asset management business to Maximus Inc

August 12, 2002 - Industry News

Missouri Considers Tolls Roads

As Missouri highway officials figure out what to do now that a fuel and sales tax provision to pay for highway improvements was soundly defeated, they are looking at the possibility of tolls

Tags: Highways

August 12, 2002 - Industry News

Illinois Awards Contract For Automated Toll Violation Processing System

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has awarded TransCore a three-year, $38 million contract to install and manage an automated toll violation processing center

Tags: Highways

August 12, 2002 - Industry News

Streets Closed To Trucks Near White House

The Secret Service has banned trucks from several blocks that run near the White House

August 12, 2002 - Industry News

October Likely To See Layoffs

At least two manufacturers will likely lay off workers after new engine emissions regulations take effect Oct. 1

August 12, 2002 - Industry News

Drivers, Inspectors Compete For Top Honors

Some of the nation’s best truckers and truck inspectors are converging on Milwaukee this week to compete in contests designed to honor the best of the best

Tags: Events

August 11, 2002 - Industry News

Government Scales Back TIPS Plan

After heavy criticism and action by Congress to prohibit it, a Bush administration proposal to develop a network of anti-terrorism tipsters, including truckers, is being scaled back

August 11, 2002 - Industry News

Yellow Opens Nasdaq To Mark 20th Anniversary

Yellow Corp. President and CEO William D. Zollars opened Nasdaq trading Friday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the listing of the corporation on the New York market

August 11, 2002 - Industry News

New Technology, Rebates From Sirius

Sirius Satellite Radio announced it will introduce a new, second generation chipset for its satellite radios during the fourth quarter of this year, and in the meantime is offering a rebate to make its radios more affordable

August 11, 2002 - Industry News

Wolf Asks Mineta To Block 18-Year-Old Driver Program

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has asked the U.S. Transportation Secretary to block the creation of a pilot program that would allow drivers under 21 to operate large commercial trucks

August 9, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Sets Standards For Way to Test Brakes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule establishing pass/fail criteria that will allow government and fleet inspectors to use performance-based brake testers (PBBTs) to measure braking performance of commercial vehicles

August 9, 2002 - Industry News

Training And Executive Search Companies Team Up

Efleetmgmt Inc., Woodbridge, Va., has announced a partnership with Navesink Logistics, Middletown, N.J

August 8, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Survey: Most Trucking Companies Plan To Avoid ’02 Engines

Trucking companies have been pre-buying trucks, and few plan to buy new trucks in the fourth quarter of the year, thanks to new emissions standards that go into effect Oct. 1, according to a survey released this week by the American Trucking Associations

Tags: Economy

August 8, 2002 - Industry News

New Border Crossing Station Planned In Maine

The New Brunswick and Maine governments have chosen the Calais Industrial Park as the site of a proposed new border crossing statio

August 8, 2002 - Industry News

Stonier Offers Faster Payment

Stonier Transportation Group, Jacksonville, Fla., is offering a new payment program designed to accelerate cash flow for its motor carriers

August 8, 2002 - Industry News

Polk Enhances Commercial Trucking Data

R.L. Polk & Co., Southfield, Mich., announced a licensing agreement with Donnelley Marketing that will help it enhance its trucking fleet and vocational data

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