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April 1, 2002 - Industry News

Beware of "Zippers"

Forget that stuff about the arrival of the first robins and daffodils. If you're a professional truck driver, there is no such season as Spring. There are just two seasons. One is Winter. The other is "Construction.

April 1, 2002 - Industry News

XM Exceeds Expectations

XM Satellite Radio well exceeded most Wall Street analyst expectations for first quarter subscriber growth

April 1, 2002 - Industry News

Gilbert Express, OOIDA Settle Suit

Gilbert Express and the Owner-Operator Independent Driver's Association jointly announced the settlement of their long-standing dispute

April 1, 2002 - Industry News

IRP Issues Sanctions Against Oklahoma

The Board of Directors of the International Registration Plan has ordered all member jurisdictions to “immediately suspend distribution of fees payable. . .to Oklahoma."

April 1, 2002 - Industry News

Manufacturing Improves In March

Manufacturing in the United States is on the rebound

Tags: Economy

March 28, 2002 - Industry News

Ontario, Calif., Chosen For SuperRigs Contest

The Rotella SuperRigs Truck Beauty Contest will celebrate its 20th anniversary June 6-8 at the East Ontario TravelCenters of America in Ontario, Calif

Tags: Events

March 28, 2002 - Industry News

Teamsters Consider Dues Increase For Strike Fund

Teamsters President James Hoffa says his union is building a strike fund even as he remains optimistic that a new contract will be reached with United Parcel Service before the July 31 deadline

March 28, 2002 - Industry News

Port Security Gets Attention

Container in Manhattan

The nation's intermodal ports, where ships unload cargo containers filled with international goods that are transferred to trucks and rail, remain a huge security concern

Tags: Intermodal

March 28, 2002 - Industry News

Maverick Signs Up For Logistics.com's Optimization

Maverick Transportation, operating approximately 800 company-owned flatbed trucks coast-to-coast, will implement Logistics.com's entire OptiYield truckload suite

March 28, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Fines Florida Broker, Two New York Motor Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has fined two for-hire motor carriers hauling primarily household goods from New York State and one household goods broker from Florida

March 28, 2002 - Industry News

Prophesy Dispatch Integrated With Peachtree

Prophesy Transportation Solutions announced a version of its Dispatch software that is fully integrated with Peachtree accounting software

March 28, 2002 - Industry News

4th Quarter GDP Revised Upward

The latest economic recession was brief … at least by the numbers. The U.S. Commerce Department this morning reported the gross domestic product in the fourth quarter of the year increased at a 1.7% annual rate

Tags: Economy

March 27, 2002 - Industry News

Clean Air Standards Upheld

A five-year fight to establish tougher federal air quality rules is over. A federal appeals court has issued a ruling allowing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to put in place tougher air quality standards, including requiring state and local governments to impose tougher controls on smog-causing chemicals and microscopic soot, including that from diesel exhaust

March 27, 2002 - Industry News

Profit Tools Announces Custom Configurable Screens

Freight transportation software developer Profit Tools announced new custom configurable screen

March 27, 2002 - Industry News

Landstar Ligon, Albert Moving & Storage Win MTMC Quality Awards

Landstar Ligon and Albert Moving & Storage have received Quality Awards from the U.S. Military Traffic Management Command

March 27, 2002 - Industry News

Meridian IQ to Replace Transportation.com?

Yellow Corporation, Overland Park, Kan., has launched Meridian IQ, a non-asset, web-based source for global transportation management

March 27, 2002 - Industry News

Ozark To Install Integrated Decision Support Software

Ozark Motor Lines, Memphis, Tenn., has decided to install Expert Fuel, Out -of -Route Alert and Netgraf from Integrated Decision Support Corp. in Richardson, Texas

March 27, 2002 - Industry News

Tra-X-all Wireless Tracking Available

iNet-Blue Corp. announces the Tra-X-all Falcon, which it says is the lowest priced big footprint GPS wireless vehicle location product using an Internet browser interface

March 27, 2002 - Industry News

Sirius Accelerates National Launch Plans

Sirius Satellite Radio is expanding and accelerating its regional rollout plan for its satellite radio service

March 27, 2002 - Industry News

CVSA Offers Inspection Seminars

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is offering seminars to help you learn how to pass a CVSA inspection

March 26, 2002 - Industry News

Roadranger Literature Available on CD

Roadranger System information seekers can now order a CD set containing the most popular Roadranger product and service informatio

March 26, 2002 - Industry News

UK Study: Mobile Phones Worse Than Booze

A British study found that motorists talking on mobile phones while driving are more dangerous than drunk drivers

March 26, 2002 - Industry News

Bekins To Pay $2 Million In Double Billing Settlement

Indianapolis-based Bekins Van Lines has agreed to pay $2 million to settle charges that it double-billed military personnel

March 26, 2002 - Industry News

Shell Buying Pennzoil-Quaker State

Shell Oil Company is purchasing the nation’s largest independent lubricant company, a deal some predict will make Shell the leading global lubricant player

March 26, 2002 - Industry News

Study Names Best and Worst State DOTs

State transportation departments are getting mixed grades in a new study over how they do their job

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