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May 11, 2001 - Industry News

Cell Phone Distractions Addressed in Hearing

There were lots of anecdotes and few hard numbers last week at a House Transportation subcommittee meeting on the danger of using mobile phones while driving

Tags: Safety

May 11, 2001 - Industry News

McClendon Trucking to Add Tractors

McClendon Trucking, LaFayette, Ala, announced it will add about 50 conventional tractors to its fleet

Tags: Fleets

May 11, 2001 - Industry News

Annett Carriers On the Web

Annett Holdings, Des Moines, Iowa, is providing customer account access and shipment updates on the web at www.annettholdings.com

Tags: Industry

May 11, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Logistics, Tripmaster Join Forces

UPS Logistics Group of Baltimore and Tripmaster Corp., Arlington, Texas, have announced a joint development and marketing project for the next release of UPS Logistic Technologies’ MobileCast product, version 5.1

Tags: Industry

May 11, 2001 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Announces Stock Split

Knight Transportation, Phoenix, has declared a 3-for-2 stock split

Tags: Fleets

May 11, 2001 - Industry News

More Work Needed to Protect Border, Says DOT Inspector General

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has more work to do before it can ensure the safety of Mexican trucks coming across the U.S. border, says the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General

May 10, 2001 - Industry News

OOIDA, Volvo Spar Over Alleged Defects

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. has fired another salvo at Volvo Trucks North America in its quest to get to the bottom of alleged front axle problems on Volvo trucks. But Volvo officials question the accuracy and relevancy of the latest revelation by OOIDA's LandLine magazine

Tags: Industry

May 10, 2001 - Industry News

NATSO Takes Agenda to Capitol Hill

Members of truckstop association NATSO were in Washington, D.C., this week to bend the ear of their representatives on issues important to the truckstop industry, including keeping truck parking a responsibility of private industry rather than government

Tags: Industry

May 10, 2001 - Industry News

Wolcott Truck Rodeo To Be Held In June

The Wolcott Summer Festival Truck Rodeo will be held June 30 at the Hoosier Heartland Truck Plaza in Remington, Ind

Tags: Events

May 10, 2001 - Industry News

Exit Numbers To Change In Florida

If you're hauling through Florida this summer, you may be driving in circles if you're not aware of the new interstate exit numbering system

Tags: Highways

May 10, 2001 - Industry News

Illinois Computerizing CDL Tests

The latest response to Illinois' CDLs-for-bribes scandal is the use of computers to give written exams

Tags: Industry

May 10, 2001 - Industry News

@Track Results Show Improvement, But Still No Profit

Mobile communications provider @Track Communications, Richardson, Texas, reported declining losses in their first-quarter results

Tags: Industry

May 10, 2001 - Industry News

N.Y. Thruway to Offer Shore Power

The New York Thruway plans to offer electric hookups, called "shore power," for trucks at two of its travel plazas

Tags: Highways

May 10, 2001 - Industry News

Judge Denies Motion For Injunction Against Bridgestone/Firestone

A federal court in Davenport, Iowa, has denied a motion by Michelin North America for a preliminary injunction against Bridgestone/Firestone in an ongoing dispute over retread marketing

Tags: Industry

May 10, 2001 - Industry News

Oak Grove Petro Adds Truck Parking

Another 100 truck parking spaces are being added at the Oak Grove Petr

Tags: Industry

May 10, 2001 - Industry News

Bristol Dragway Plans Truck Event

The Bristol Dragway in Bristol, Tenn., is planning its first Big Rig Nationals Truck and Trade Show Sept. 7-9

Tags: Events

May 10, 2001 - Industry News

Watch Speed on Utah's I-15

The Utah Highway Patrol is going to be keeping a close eye out for speeders on the newly rebuilt Interstate 15 in the Salt Lake City area

Tags: Highways

May 10, 2001 - Industry News

Representative Criticizes Radar Cameras

Dick Armey (R-Texas), majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, says using radar cameras to enforce speed limits is too close to "a Big Brother surveillance state.

Tags: Highways

May 10, 2001 - Industry News

San Diego Port to Get Dole Container Business

The Port of San Diego has signed a 20-year contract with Dole to relocate its West Coast container business to the port

Tags: Intermodal

May 9, 2001 - Industry News

Fuel, Food, Phone, Shower, Parking ... Chiropractor?

Game arcades and big-screen video theaters aren't that unusual in truckstops these days. But just steps away from these truckstop attractions, at a truckstop in Racine County, Wis., truckers find … a model spinal column? The model

Tags: Industry

May 9, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Looking for Financial Help

Published reports indicate that Cummins is looking to its home state of Indiana and to New York for financial assistance

Tags: Industry

May 9, 2001 - Industry News

Atlas Tracks Relocation Trends

For the moving industry, corporate relocations are a big part of their business. And when the economy starts affecting those relocations, it's of prime interest

Tags: Economy

May 9, 2001 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Honors Safe Drivers in Style

Million-mile safe driver Adolfo Gonzales of Garland, Texas, is greeted by cheers from Razorback cheerleaders.

It was like the Academy Awards and Super Bowl all rolled into one for 40 of J.B. Hunt's safest drivers recently

Tags: Fleets

May 9, 2001 - Industry News

Ontario to Promote Trucking Careers

The Ontario Trucking Association hopes secondary school students will consider the trucking industry as a career, and has launched a new strategy to make that happen

Tags: Industry

May 9, 2001 - Industry News

Clicklogistics Adds Features Prior to Wide Launch

Clicklogistics Inc., Billerica, Mass., a new web-based logistics service, is set to debut later this month

Tags: Industry

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