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April 22, 2002 - Industry News

NY Times Turns To Trucking For Economic Forecast

Manufacturing statistics, inventories, durable goods sales, consumer confidence, housing starts and the like are used by economists to see how the economy is faring. But the New York Times Sunday turned to another source: the trucking industry

Tags: Economy

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

S.D. Gubernatorial Candidates Say Truck Tax Unfair

Speaking to the South Dakota Trucking Assn. meeting over the weekend, the six candidates for governor all agreed that a 4-percent tax paid by the state’s truckers is unfair

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

Illinois Toll Hike Plan Faces More Hurdles

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority’s plan to double truck tolls is hitting roadblocks

Tags: Highways

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins To Sell Kuss Filtration Business

Cummins Inc. is looking for a buyer for its Kuss Filtration business

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

Shippers Name Roadway Express Best LTL Carrier

Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, has been honored as the "2002 LTL Nationwide Carrier of the Year" by the National Small Shipments Traffic Conference

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

New Intermodal System Designed To Reduce Oakland Congestion

Container interchange SynchroNet Marine announced phase one of the SynchroMet service, designed to reduce road and gate congestion, cut waiting times at terminal gates, minimize empty truck miles and cut diesel emissions

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Fatalities Down Fourth Year In A Row

The number of fatalities involving large trucks dropped slightly last year, for the fourth year in a row, according to preliminary figures released Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

April 19, 2002 - Industry News

Big I Project Nears Completion

A $291 million project revamping the intersection between I-25 and I-40 in Albuquerque, N.M., is nearly finished

Tags: Highways

April 19, 2002 - Industry News

UPS, Teamsters Negotiations Continue

The Teamsters union and UPS are putting different spins on how contract negotiations are going

April 19, 2002 - Industry News

Dana Integrates Light Axle, Driveshaft Businesses

Dana Corp. announced several actions related to the realignment of its Automotive Systems Group

April 19, 2002 - Industry News

J.D. Smith And Sons Offers Online Imaging

J.D. Smith and Sons has introduced online imaging technology that allows customers to view signed delivery documents on its web site at www.jdsmith.com.<>

April 19, 2002 - Industry News

Midnight Trucking Network Plans Summertime Extravaganza

The Midnight Trucking Radio Network is planning its "Summertime Extravaganza," an annual event centered around the International Trucking Show in Las Vegas and the Walcott Jamboree at the I-80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa

Tags: Events

April 19, 2002 - Industry News

Jevic Opens Los Angeles Facility

New Jersey-based LTL carrier Jevic Transportation is opening its first West Coast facility in Los Angeles

April 19, 2002 - Industry News

Navistar Considers Closure Of Ontario Plant

The Canadian Auto Workers union, representing about 900 employees at Navistar International's Chatham, Ontario, assembly plant, received a letter from company president Steve Keate stating that the truck maker is considering closure of the plant

April 19, 2002 - Industry News

Yellow, Arkansas Best Report Financials

Two trucking company parents have reported their financial results for the first quarter of the year

April 18, 2002 - Industry News

Massachusetts Cracks Down On Idling Time, Rest Stop Parking

By May 1, Massachusetts State Police will be cracking down on truck idling time and parking in turnpike rest stops on the Massachusetts Turnpike

April 18, 2002 - Industry News

Eight Carriers Report Financials

Publicly held trucking companies are reporting their first quarter financial results, with reports coming in from Knight Transportation, Covenant Transport, Transportation Corporation of America, Landstar, CNF, Marten Transport, UPS and Heartland Express

April 18, 2002 - Industry News

IRP Sides With Illinois In Oklahoma Registration Fee Dispute

IRP Inc. has ordered Oklahoma and Illinois to come up with a plan that would satisfy Illinois’ $15.5 million claim for lost registration fees

April 18, 2002 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Profits Up, Sales Down

ArvinMeritor Inc. reported a 9% increase in income for its second fiscal quarter despite a 6% decline in sales

April 18, 2002 - Industry News

Economic Indicators Increase In March

A barometer of future economic activity in the United States has increased

Tags: Economy

April 17, 2002 - Industry News

Rush Profits Up

Peterbilt mega-dealer Rush Enterprises Inc. reported first quarter net income of $434,000, a 180% increase over first quarter 2001

April 17, 2002 - Industry News

Jevic Supports Ronald McDonald House

Jevic Transportation, Delanco, N.J., recently delivered a truckload of support to the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey

April 17, 2002 - Industry News

“Securing America’s Frontlines” Theme Of TCA Safety Council Meeting

The Truckload Carriers Assn.’s annual Safety Council meeting next month will explore the theme of “Truck Safety: Securing America’s Frontlines.

Tags: Events

April 17, 2002 - Industry News

South Carolina, Energy Department Butt Heads Over Plutonium Shipment

A 30-day notice from the Department of Energy that it plans to begin sending truckloads of plutonium to South Carolina has raised the ire of Gov. Jim Hodges

April 17, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Driver Firing Ruled Illegal

The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that a truck driver should not have been fired for objecting to working on his only day off

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