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August 24, 2001 - Industry News

Nebraska Says Jake Brake Bans May Be Illegal

Nebraska's Department of Roads says cities and counties may not have the authority to ban loud engine compression brakes on trucks on Interstates

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

NLRB Orders Overnite To Bargain With Teamsters At Seven Terminals

The National Labor Relations Board has ordered less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation to begin contract negotiations with Teamsters at seven more of the company's terminals

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

An Old Name Gets New Life

One of the oldest nameplates in trucking has a new lease on life. Bob Enright, the newly-appointed president of Autocar LLC, predicts big things for the make

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders Down But Shipments & New Homes Sales Up In July

Orders for durable goods continue to disappoint, but shipments and new home sales are looking good

Tags: Economy

August 23, 2001 - Industry News

Maryland To Double Tolls

Maryland plans to double tolls on the Susquehanna and Potomac River Crossings and cut back on discounts for commercial vehicles

Tags: Highways

August 23, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Opens 395 After Wildfire

Highway 395 between Ukia Junction and Dale, Ore., is now open to single-lane traffic after being closed for a week because of wildfires

Tags: Highways

August 23, 2001 - Industry News

Mississippi Truck Repair Co. Charged With Illegal Waste Dumping

A Mississippi company, its owner and two employees have been indicted on nine counts of violating federal water pollution and hazardous waste regulations

August 23, 2001 - Industry News

Rush Enterprises Buys El Paso Great Basin Trucks

San Antonio-based Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of Peterbilt dealerships in North America, has bought El Paso Great Basin Trucks

August 23, 2001 - Industry News

Safety Videos Offered Via Internet

A new service is offering safety courses via streaming video on the Internet

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Innovative Enrolls Carriers for IES Access

Truckload software provider Innovative Computing Corp., Oklahoma City, announced it has signed up nine new trucking company customers for IES Access

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Conference Addresses Hazmat Compliance

The Hazardous Materials Advisory Council will examine the theme "Managing Hazmat Compliance: Fact or Fiction" during its annual conference and exhibition Nov. 7-9 in New Orleans

Tags: Events

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Georgia Fleet Expo Scheduled

The Georgia Motor Trucking Assn. has scheduled its annual George Fleet Expo for Oct. 24 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, south of Atlanta

Tags: Events

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Announces Bridge Detours, Restrictions

Oregon has opened a new single lane detour next to the Coles Bridge on Hwy. 26, near John Day

Tags: Highways

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Runaway Truck Tire Kills Bystander In Colorado

Improperly tightened lug nuts are suspected in a fatal Colorado accident where a tire came off a tractor-trailer and killed a ma

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period on Drug Test Reporting

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has given the public another 30 days to comment on whether or not positive drug tests should be included in state driving records

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway To Buy Arnold/New Penn

Roadway Corp., Akron, Ohio, is buying Arnold Industries of Lebanon, Pa., for $475 million

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Trism Drops Specialized Business

Trism is getting out of the oversize/heavy haul business.

Trism is getting out of the specialized/heavy haul business, announcing today that it is closing its Specialized Division immediately

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Chicago Tribune Picks Microanalytics

Logistics software provider Microanalytics, Arlington, Va., announced that the Chicago Tribune has chosen its TruckStops routing and scheduling softwar

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

E-ZPass Under Attack In New Jersey

As New Jersey's E-ZPass electronic toll system nears its first anniversary, it is the target of much criticism

Tags: Highways

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Debuts Redesigned Web Site

Truckload carrier J.B. Hunt, Lowell, Ark., has launched its newly redesigned web site at www.jbhunt.com

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

TCA Looks at Owner-Operator Health Insurance Dilemma

The Truckload Carriers Assn. is working on finding solutions to the fact that it's increasingly difficult for independent owner-operators to get health insurance

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

TCA To Hold Independent Contractor Meeting In Chicago

The Truckload Carriers Assn. will hold its sixth annual Independent Contractor Division meeting Sept. 20-21 in Chicago

Tags: Events

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

BNSF Steps Up Intermodal Competition

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company is now offering premium intermodal trailer service between Los Angeles and San Bernardino, Calif., and Atlanta through a haulage agreement with CSX Intermodal

Tags: Intermodal

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

Journal of Commerce Group Sold

Commonwealth Business Media is buying the Journal of Commerce Group, which puts out transportation industry publications such as JoC Week magazine, joc.com, Traffic World and Florida Shipper.

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

Nexiq Looks to a Wide Audience for Onboard Data

What if OEMs could stay in touch with their products over the years, checking in with a truck's onboard data collector, say, once or twice a year

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