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August 6, 2002 - Industry News

Alabama Ticketing Trucks Over Oklahoma Registrations

Alabama tax officials and the state’s trucking industry are duking it out over what the state calls improper truck registrations in Oklahoma

August 6, 2002 - Industry News

SMC³ Enhances Transportlink Website

SMC³ announced the newly revamped website for its www.transportlink.com website

August 6, 2002 - Industry News

Cypress Truck Lines Triples MobileMax Deployment

Cypress Truck Lines will deploy an additional 250 units of the Aether MobileMax multi-mode wireless communications system

August 6, 2002 - Industry News

Government Could Intervene In Case Of Port Strike

If the more than 10,000 workers represented by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union go on strike at West Coast ports, the Bush administration says it could block the strike and even call out U.S. troops to keep cargo moving

Tags: Intermodal

August 6, 2002 - Industry News

TMC Meeting Scheduled For October

"Solutions You Need, Sources You Can Trust" is the theme for the Technology & Maintenance Council's 2002 Fall Meeting

Tags: Events

August 6, 2002 - Industry News

Qualcomm Demonstrates Security Features

Qualcomm last week demonstrated advanced security features of its OmniTracs satellite-based mobile communications and tracking system in an effort to show its support of local and national homeland security efforts

August 6, 2002 - Industry News

I-81 Truck Toll Plan On Hold

The trucking industry breathed a sigh of relief as it appears a plan to widen I-81 in Virginia by adding mandatory truck toll lanes has been put on hold

Tags: Highways

August 6, 2002 - Industry News

Trucker Wins Award for Book About Road Rage

Joel Shorey, a driver for Smithway Motor Xpress, Fort Dodge, Iowa, recently received an award from the Colorado Independent Publisher's Association for his book, "Bullies Behind The Wheel: How Your Reactions to Aggressive Drivers Can Cause Road Rage or Prevent It.

August 5, 2002 - Industry News

PacLease Names Franchise Of The Year

PacLease franchise Cooper Leasing has been named Paccar Leasing Company’s North American Franchise of the Year

August 5, 2002 - Industry News

Executive Council Honors Canary, Names Chairman

The Trucking Assn. Executives Council last week honored American Trucking Associations President and CEO William Canary and named a new national chairman

August 5, 2002 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Responds To ‘Mischaracterizations’ About 2002 Series 60

Detroit Diesel Monday released a statement saying recent reports in the press about the Oct. 1 emissions standards have “mischaracterized” the company’s readiness to meet the new regulations

August 5, 2002 - Industry News

EPA Approves Engine Penalties

The Bush administration Friday officially approved tough penalties for diesel engine makers who do not meet the new emissions regulations that go into effect Oct. 1. The penalties, which run as high as over $12,000 per engine made after Oct. 1 that violates the news standards, are much higher than expected when engine makers signed consent decrees pulling forward the new emissions standards to this October

August 5, 2002 - Industry News

Catch4 Launches MODUS Truckload Solution

Catch4 Technologies, Lakewood, Colo., has launched a fleet management solution called MODUS designed for truckload fleets from five to 500 vehicles

August 5, 2002 - Industry News

Three Stars & Stripes Truck Beauty Contests Planned For 2003

Truckers will be able to compete for cash, prizes and high honors next year in a triple-header of truck beauty competitions expected to draw more than 125,000 people

Tags: Events

August 5, 2002 - Industry News

Manufacturing Slows, Overall Economic Growth Still Predicted

Two of the latest economic reports show a slowdown of manufacturing activity, but growth in the economy should be sustainable for the year

Tags: Economy

August 1, 2002 - Industry News

EPA to Congress: Engine Deadline Will Stand

The Bush administration is adamant that it will not push back the October deadline for cleaner diesel engines

July 31, 2002 - Industry News

I-19 Likely To Expand In Arizona

With traffic expected to double and triple along parts of I-19 in Arizona, the state Department of Transportation is making plans to expand the freeway over the next 30 years

Tags: Highways

July 31, 2002 - Industry News

TMC Moves to Set EDI Parts Buying Standards

The ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council is moving to establish standards for the use of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) in the parts order process

July 31, 2002 - Industry News

Arsenault Releases New Version Of Maintenance Software

Arsenault Associates has announced the release of version 3.3 of its Dossier32 fleet maintenance management software

July 31, 2002 - Industry News

Overnite Ordered To Reinstate Fired Workers

The National Labor Relations Board has ordered Overnite Transportation to reinstate and pay lost wages plus interest to eight Overnite workers who were fired at the company's Memphis terminal

July 31, 2002 - Industry News

GDP Slows During Second Quarter

The American economy lost steam in the second quarter of the year, and there’s new evidence last year’s recession was worse than first thought

Tags: Economy

July 30, 2002 - Industry News

Detroit-Windsor Tunnel Installs Phone Alert Message System

A comprehensive Internet and wireless telephone alert system is being installed by the Detroit-Windsor Tunne

July 30, 2002 - Industry News

Inland Kenworth Opens New Tucson Dealership

Inland Kenworth has opened a new, state-of-the-art facility in Tucson, Ariz

July 30, 2002 - Industry News

Inter Control Offers New Vehicle Information Management System

Inter Control Inc., Burlington, Vt., has introduced its new Vehicle Information Management System, VIMS, which provides remote service diagnostics and prognostics to automatic vehicle location systems

July 30, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Files Brief Supporting DOT In NAFTA Suit

The American Trucking Associations is seeking permission to file a friend of the court brief supporting the Department of Transportation in a lawsuit challenging the DOT’s final Mexican border crossing rules

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