April 12, 2002 - Industry News
Current economic conditions and concern about the unknown cost and durability of new low-emission EGR diesel engines are driving some fleets to keep their vehicles for several more years
Trucks serving the intermodal ports near Charleston, S.C, account for only a small amount of the city's congestion, according to a new study
Venezia Transport Services, Limerick, Pa., has named 98 winners of the 2001 Emerald Club awards
Edward A. Kyrish, president of International Trucks of Houston in Houston, Texas, has been named 2002 Truck Dealer of the year by the American Truck Dealers and Heavy Duty Trucking.
One of the busiest border crossing in North America is expected to come to a standstill this weekend
Retail sales posted a slight increase in March, while wholesale prices took a sharp jump
April 11, 2002 - Industry News
Problems at a single company that finances student loans for private truck driving schools sent shock waves through the truck driver training industry.
Earlier this year, Wilmington, Del.-based Student Finance Corp. stopped accepting new applications for truck
Freightlist.com has introduced Epay, its web-based electronic payment system
TruckNet recently redesigned its website, www.truck.net.
Xantrex Heavy Duty Inverter/Chargers are now available as an option on International 9000i Series tractors
DFC Transportation Co., the former Dean Foods subsidiary, has launched a national expansion effort
The Port of New York and New Jersey set new records for cargo last year
A new port facility proposed for South Carolina could mean more work for port truckers in the Savannah, Ga., area
As early as 2005, Japan's Mitsubishi Motors and Germany's DaimlerChrysler will supply each other with diesel truck engines
Truck drivers experience the most work-related injuries and illnesses that force them to take time off from work
Prophesy Transportation Solutions is expanding into serving small trucking companies with DispatchSelect, a trucking software management system designed and priced for small for-hire trucking fleets
Two state legislators said truckers might be entitled to a tax break if plans to use truck tolls to widen Interstate 81 in Virginia come to fruition
New background checks for hazmat licenses required by the Patriot Act are already causing problems in the hazmat driver pool, says the National Tank Truck Carriers
April 10, 2002 - Industry News
The Maine legislature passed a bill that would link fuel tax increases to inflation
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. reports mixed results in its efforts to get truth-in-leasing lawsuits against motor carriers certified as class actions
Dana Commercial Vehicle Service Parts is presenting a $2 rebate to anyone installing an eligible Spicer replacement brake kit through September 30
ProMiles Software announced a major update to its ProMiles Fuel Tax
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, Ark., is using new programs and services developed by Transplace for management of drug and alcohol testing and compliance-related medical billing services
Practical Communications Inc. (PCI) and Maple Communications have merged resources to form a new affiliate, Transportation Communications, LLC
At the urging of an owner-operator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has decided to take a closer look at a recall of Volvo trucks.
The news comes as the agency published details about its decision to grant only parts of one association's petition to investigate other alleged problems in Volvo heavy trucks
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