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January 3, 2001 - Industry News

AAA Study Questions the Safety of Multitrailers

A study conducted for the American Automobile Association says Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Utah and Florida all lack a sufficient system to evaluate the safety of multiple-trailer rigs traveling their state's highways

Tags: Safety

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Opens ExpressCenter in Reno

FedEx Custom Critical has opened an ExpressCenter in Reno, Nev., specializing in critical shipments of any weight that requires same day or early next day delivery

Tags: Fleets

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

Feds Drop Interest Rate; Could be Good News for Trucking

In a rare between-meetings decision, the Federal Reserve has cut a key interest rate by half a point trying to keep the nation out of a recession. The first decrease in rates in two years could be good new

Tags: Economy

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

Atlanta Suburb Nixes Trucking Terminal

City commissioners from an Atlanta suburb voted unanimously to reject plans for a 100-bay truck terminal earlier this week

Tags: Fleets

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler to Build Trucks with Hyundai

DaimlerChrysler AG and Korea's Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. are reportedly close to announcing a joint venture for commercial vehicles

Tags: Industry

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

XATA Goes Modular, Aims for Broader Market

XATA Corp., Minneapolis, the onboard computer systems provider, has introduced the XATAnet family of products, which work with various wireless trucking systems

Tags: Industry

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Posts Record Results

UPS reported record revenues and earnings for the fourth quarter and the year, despite slowing U.S. business

Tags: Fleets

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

Used Truck Association Announces 2001 Training

For 2001, the Used Truck Association has increased its schedule of training courses, all developed specifically for those involved in the used truck industry.

Tags: Industry

January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Names Transportation, Energy Secretary Nominees

President-elect George W. Bush Tuesday named his choices for Secretary of Transportation and Secretary of Energy. Bush chose as Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta, (pictured, left) a Democrat and former Chairman of the House Committee on Public Works

January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Intrenet Closing Doors

One of the nation's largest truckload flatbed carriers is closing its doors

Tags: Fleets

January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Makes Transportation, Energy Secretary Appointments

President-elect George W. Bush today named his choices for Secretary of Transportation and Secretary of Energy. Bush chose as Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta, (pictured), a Democrat and former Chairman of the House Committee on Public Works and Transportation. He is President Clinton's current Commerce Secretary. The pick for Energy Secretary is Sen. Spence Abraham of Michigan, who was defeated in his November re-election bid by Democrat Debbie Stabenow

January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Horton Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Kit-Masters

Horton, a Minneapolis, Minn.-based provider of cooling systems for diesel engines, has filed a lawsuit in a U.S. District Court against Kit-Masters, Ramsey, Minn., alleging two counts of patent infringement involving Horton fan drives and repair kits

Tags: Industry

January 2, 2001 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Site Debuts on Web

ArvinMeritor, Troy, Mich., the component supplier created by the merger of Meritor Automotive and Arvin Industries. has unveiled its new corporate web site at www.arvinmeritor.com.

Tags: Industry

January 2, 2001 - Industry News

New California Law Aims to Gather Info on Independent Contractors

California is hoping to track down parents who are delinquent in child support payments by gathering information on independent contractors

January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Delphi to Become Battery Supplier To International

Delphi Automotive Systems announced a five-year agreement to supply original equipment heavy-duty batteries as well as service batteries to International Truck and Engine Corp

Tags: Industry

January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo-Renault Merger Effective Today

Following approval by the European Union and the Department of Justice in the United States, Swedish truck maker AB Volvo has today transferred to Renault partial payment for 100 percent of the shares in Renault V.I./Mack, Renault's truck business

Tags: Industry

January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Five Trucking Companies Sued in 1999 Pileup

Five trucking companies are being sued in Roanoke, Va., for a January 1999 crash on Interstate 81 that killed four people and injured 20

Tags: Safety

January 2, 2001 - Industry News

EPA Announces New Economic Analysis Guidelines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released what it calls the "most far-reaching internal guidance ever" to help employees analyze the economic impacts of policies and regulations

Tags: Industry

January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Airborne Express Announces New Pricing

Following rate hikes by competitors FedEx and UPS, Airborne Express this week announced a new pricing structure

Tags: Fleets

December 29, 2000 - Industry News

Will Fleets Buy More Trucks?

Editor's Note: This is the final installment in a series of predictions for 2001, both serious and tongue-in-cheek, from Truckinginfo.com's editors. Our economist offers thoughts on how the economy will affect truck sales, while Truck Sales &

Tags: Economy

December 29, 2000 - Industry News

Fearless Prediction in the World of Truckstops

Editor's Note: This is the fifth in a series of predictions for 2001, both serious and tongue-in-cheek, from Truckinginfo.com's editors. I just used some window cleaner to brighten my crystal ball and I believe I can now

Tags: Industry

December 29, 2000 - Industry News

The View From Behind the Mic

Editor's Note: This is the third in a series of predictions for 2001, both serious and tongue-in-cheek, from Truckinginfo.com's editors. The Million Trucker March will be organized as the single biggest protest ever over high fuel prices.

Tags: Economy

December 29, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Programs Seek Streamlined Military Moves

The U.S. Transportation Command will evaluate three pilot programs aimed at improved movement of service personnel household goods

December 29, 2000 - Industry News

Expect Lane Closures on I-95 Mixing Bowl This Week in Virginia

There will be several lane closures on Interstate 95 this week in Virginia as the massive reconstruction project continues on the "mixing bowl" interchange

Tags: Highways

December 29, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Report Says Improve Highway Connections to Intermodal Facilities

U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater has recommended to Congress that National Highway System connections to major intermodal facilities be improved

Tags: Intermodal

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