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July 29, 2001 - Industry News

Mexican Truck Fracas Continues Today in Senate

Senators return to the fray today in their slugfest over the North American Free Trade Agreement. Late last Friday advocates of tough rules-of-entry for Mexican truckers failed in a bid to cut off debate, setting the stage for a showdow

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

PTDI Works To Broaden Reach

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has expanded its Board of Directors in an attempt to broaden its reach beyond the truckload industry

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

Transportation Bill Dies In Washington State

A bill that would have helped pay for highway improvements with higher diesel taxes and truck registration fees has died in the Washington Legislature

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

St. Ignace Parade Of Lights To Honor Ruth Jones

This year's Parade of Lights at the Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show in St. Ignace, Mich., will be dedicated to Ruth Jones, NAST member and Senior Editor at LandLine Magazine, who died June 8 after a long battle with cancer

Tags: Events

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

New SBA Leader Confirmed

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed President Bush's nomination of Hector V. Barreto Jr. as the 21st Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Growth Slows Further Through Second Quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a meager 0.7% in the April-June quarter, following a 1.3% rise in the first quarter of the year

Tags: Economy

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

BAMnet Serves Up The Internet At 6.5 Cents a Minute

Dial-up Internet may get a lot easier for customers of a new service called BAMnet Travel. BAMnet Corp. of Hamilton, N.J., is offering quick, simple and near-universal dial-up service from most phones in the U.S. for a straight fe

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

Swift, Transport Corp. Report Second Quarter Results

Swift Transportation, the nation’s largest publicly held truckload carrier, reported it had more business in the first six months of this year, compared to the same time a year ago, but profits were down

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

Las Vegas Orders Self-Steering Buses

A Civis vehicle on display in London in May 2001.

Las Vegas will likely be the first U.S. city to deploy a first in intelligent transportation, a kind of trolley bus intended to compete with light rail. Also called a rubber-tired tram, the vehicle is much like a typical urban bus

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Losing Ground In Battle Over Mexican Trucks

Senate votes 70 to 30 in favor of amendment imposing stricter regulations on Mexican trucks.

The Senate rebuffed President Bush Thursday, voting for a bill that places tough restrictions on Mexican trucks that want long-distance access to the U.S

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

New Rand McNally Products Target Drivers, Small Fleets

Rand McNally, the mapping giant of Skokie, Ill., will launch a suite of products aimed at professional drivers, owner-operators and small fleets

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Qualcomm Earnings Down 20%

Qualcomm says it expects to grow revenues and profits in 2002 with global deployment of its second and third generation CDMA (code division multiple access) mobile phone technology

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

NTEA Release New Truck Data Publication

A new National Truck Equipment Association product can help develop marketing plans or update existing data on the truck tractor market

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Tough New CDL Rules

Federal safety officials are proposing tough new licensing rules for commercial drivers, including disqualification for anyone who drives when his license is suspended. The proposed changes to the Commercial Driver’s License rules were ordered by Congress in an attempt to crack down on scofflaws and to tighten up state licensing procedures

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Agrees to Sell Xpeditor Business

The Volvo Xpeditor will now be the Autocar Xpeditor.

Volvo Trucks North America has reached an agreement to sell its Xpeditor truck product line to Grand Vehicle Works Holdings LLC

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway, Truckside Advertising Company Team Up

A truckside advertising company and one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers have teamed up

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Durable Goods Shipments & Orders Drop

U.S. manufacturers reported a 2% drop in durable goods shipments in June together with a larger 2.3% dip in orders and 0.7% cut in inventories. This news is neutral to slightly negative for freight

Tags: Economy

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Iowa Trucking Company Closes, 700 Lose Jobs

There’s been another trucking company casualty. Regional carrier Midland Transportation closed its doors Tuesday, after its bank told company officials they would no longer extend credit to cover payroll and other expenses

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Old Dominion, FFE Report Lower Second Quarter Numbers

Lower second quarter numbers for motor carriers trickled in yesterday, with one carrier reporting lower profits despite having more business, while the other just managed to squeak out a profit

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Rebuffs Bush on Mexican Trucks

The Senate rebuffed President Bush, voting for a bill that places tough restrictions on Mexican trucks that want long-distance access to the U.S

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Peterbilt Reveals Product Support Strategy

Peterbilt Motors is building an extensive product support program which will broaden its involvement in vehicle maintenance and parts inventory management.

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Bandag Profits Squeezed by Weak Markets, Higher Costs

Bandag Inc. posted second quarter earnings of $9.5 million, down 46% from second quarter 2000

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

High Fuel Prices Boost Texaco, Chevron Profits

Texaco and Chevron, expected to merge later this year, reported healthy profit increases in their refining and marketing operations due to bigger profits on fuel and other refined products

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Stalemate Continues Over Mexican Trucks

Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate today wrestled over Mexican trucks once again, with a failed attempt to resolve a stalemate that threatens to shut down the Senate

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Chicago Area Could Get New Beltway

The Chicago metropolitan area could be home to a new outer beltway on the western side of the city that would link Interstate 80 on the south with Interstate 90 on the north

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