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July 6, 2001 - Industry News

A Plastic What?

Everywhere you turn these days, things that used to be made of good old fashioned materials like wood and steel are being made of plastic. Now we have...wait for it...a plastic bridge. The Texas Department of Transportation has just announced plans to construct the first plastic bridge in the state.

Tags: Highways

July 6, 2001 - Industry News

LTL Fleets Raising Rates

Yellow Freight System announced last week that it plans to raise its rates nearly five percent next month. Other less-than-truckload carriers may do the same

July 6, 2001 - Industry News

Trucks Can't Use E-ZPass On Pennsylvania Turnpike

The western part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is about to get E-ZPass, but truckers won’t be allowed to use it.

Tags: Highways

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Shell and Texaco Make It Easier To Find Truckstops

A new online tool makes it easier for truckers to search for and sort Shell and Texaxo truckstops by the services they provide as well as by their locations

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Mack Introduces New Fast Parts Program

Mack Trucks has introduced a new program to speed the delivery of emergency parts.

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Loading and Securement Manual Aids Flatbed Haulers

eflatbed.com, is offering a new Loading and Securement Manual for flatbed haulers.

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Looking at Higher Interstate Speed Limits

The Oregon Senate has passed a bill that would bump the speed limit to 70 mph on some freeway stretches

Tags: Highways

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

U.S. DOT Focuses On Tunnels

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced plans to develop a tunnel management system for the nation's highway and transit tunnels.

Tags: Highways

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

eflatbed.com Gets Kudos In Pittsburgh

Web-based logistics company eflatbed.com, was ranked as the largest business-to-business (B2B) Internet company in the Pittsburgh are

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

@Track Gets Old Stock Symbol Back

@Track Communications, Inc. of Richardson, Texas, providers of HighwayMaster mobile communications and TrackWare trailer tracking, is once again identified as ATRKC on the Nasdaq SmallCap Market

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Peschka Joins Maddocks Sales Team

Maddocks Systems Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, makers of TruckMate software announced that Rick Peschka of Oklahoma City, Okla., will be join the company’s sales forc

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Mobile Fueling Volumes Grow For Streicher

Business is growing for Streicher Mobile Fueling, a large provider of mobile fueling on the West Coast.

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Weak Freight Volumes Impact Roadway Profits

LTL carrier Roadway Express second-quarter earnings fell 59 percent because of weak tonnage levels and warned that the third quarter would continue to be below last year's levels

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Cooling Supplier On Fast Track

At a time when most trucking suppliers are feeling the pain of the industry downturn, business at American Cooling Systems is booming

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Paccar Increasing Truck Build Rates

Paccar is increasing the build rates at some of its manufacturing plants in the coming weeks

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Lockheed Delivers High-Tech Driver Training System

A new high-tech truck driver training simulator system just delivered to the Singapore Ministry of Defense could be the model for future training of U.S. drivers

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

TransAm Expecting Cost Savings With Auxiliary Power

TransAm Trucking Inc. of Olathe, Kansas is spec'ing its fleet of over 1,000 tractors with auxiliary power units from Toronto-based RigMaster Power

July 4, 2001 - Industry News

I-285 To Reopen This Weekend

Eastbound I-285 at Ga. 400 will reopen two weeks ahead of schedule

Tags: Highways

July 4, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Urges Congress To Allow Mexican Trucks

"Deeply concerned" by the House of Representative's move last week to block the access of Mexican trucks under the North American Free Trade Agreement, the American Trucking Associations last week sent a letter to Senate Republican Leader Trent Lott urging implementation

July 3, 2001 - Industry News

May Factory Orders Increase Following April Drop

New numbers released Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department show factory orders in the United States increased the most in nearly a year

Tags: Economy

July 3, 2001 - Industry News

New Hampshire Passes Negligent Driving Law

A new law in New Hampshire could hold truckers responsible for problems such as not clearing ice off their rigs

July 3, 2001 - Industry News

Eaton Buys Mexican Clutch Business

Eaton Corp. has acquired the heavy-duty and medium-duty truck clutch manufacturing assets of Transmisiones TSP, S.A. de C.V

July 3, 2001 - Industry News

Dave Nemo Gets New Website

Dave Nemo

Trucking radio veteran Dave Nemo has a new web site, DaveNemoNetwork.com.

July 3, 2001 - Industry News

Transplace Marks One Year of Web Operations

Transplace, the Internet-based transportation logistics company of Plano, Texas, has released a report-card of sorts on its first anniversary of operations

July 3, 2001 - Industry News

1938 Kenworth Finishes Great Race In Top 15

CAT Scale's 1938 Kenworth crosses the finish line in Pasadena, Calif.

On June 30, CAT Scale's 1938 Kenworth crossed the finish line in Pasadena, Calif., completing a 4,500-mile race across America

Tags: Events

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