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June 30, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Seek HOS Exemption To Test Fatigue Management Program

Two trucking companies working with well-known sleep scientist William C. Dement have put together a fatigue management program they believe can serve as an alternative to the hours of service rules

June 29, 2001 - Industry News

West Coast Port Coalition To Look At Extended Gate Hours

A recently formed coalition of West Coast port interests wants to see if extended gate hours will help resolve congestion problems

Tags: Intermodal

June 29, 2001 - Industry News

Another Lawsuit Filed Against Asche Officials

Top executives of Asche Transportation Services ares the target of a second lawsuit alleging financial shenanigans

June 29, 2001 - Industry News

New Coalition To Promote Intermodal Infrastructure Investment

A group of transportation associations, ports, corridors, engineering firms, and state and local government authorities have teamed up to promote improving the nation's intermodal freight transportation infrastructure

Tags: Intermodal

June 29, 2001 - Industry News

Funny Business

You generally don't think about insurance companies as having a sense of humor. Traffic safety is a serious subject, but State Farm Insurance researchers found some things to smile about as they conducted their work involving America's most dangerous intersections -- funny intersection names

Tags: Highways

June 28, 2001 - Industry News

TA RoadKing Club Offers Double Points

TravelCenters of America is helping its RoadKing Club members beat the high cost of fuel with double points

June 28, 2001 - Industry News

Celadon Sells Flatbed Division

Celadon Group, Indianapolis, has sold Cheetah Transportation, its flatbed business, to American Trans-Freight of Morrisville, Pa

June 28, 2001 - Industry News

Railroad Launches Cross-Border Intermodal Service

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, Fort Worth, Texas, launched a service to compete with cross-border trucking

Tags: Intermodal

June 28, 2001 - Industry News

Unions Join Forces To Organize Port Workers

Teamsters President James Hoffa with longshore union officials.

The International Longshoremen's Union and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union joined the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Thursday in a coalition to organize all North American port workers, including truck drivers

June 28, 2001 - Industry News

Mexico Weighs In On House Move

The House of Representatives' move this week to block the Bush administration from allowing Mexican trucks into the country has been met with mixed results south of the border

June 28, 2001 - Industry News

Heavy Truck And Equipment Wholesalers Adds Trailers To Site

Heavy Trucks and Equipment Wholesalers of Flatonia, Texas, will add trailers to its online listings of available trucks and equipment

June 28, 2001 - Industry News

Terex Joins Qualcomm Heavy Equipment Consortium

Terex Corp. of Westport, Conn., a maker of earthmoving and lifting equipment, will participate in Qualcomm's heavy equipment consortium

June 28, 2001 - Industry News

Averitt Express Specs Eaton VORAD

Averitt Express, of Cookeville, Tenn., will spec Eaton VORAD EVT-300 collision warning systems as an OEM-installed option on all its truckload power units, beginning with this year's order of 270 Volvo VN770 tractors

June 28, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Cutting More Jobs

Freightliner LLC is cutting production and laying off employees at four plants

June 28, 2001 - Industry News

Flatbed Load Securing Manual Available From Eflatbed.com

The web-based load-matching and logistics company eflatbed.com, Rochester, Pa., is distributing a how-to manual for flatbed haulers

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Bering Sues DaimlerChrysler, Hyundai

Bering Truck Corp. and Bering Truck Distribution LLC, Front Royal, Va., are suing DaimlerChrysler and Hyundai Motor Company for alleged antitrust violations

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Vows To Fight House Move Against Border Opening

President Bush is planning how to reverse this week's surprise blow from the House against the opening of the Mexican border to trucks under the North America Free Trade Agreement

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Teamsters Urge National Energy Policy

The Teamsters union adopted a resolution at its convention in Las Vegas this week calling for a comprehensive national energy policy

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

XM To Carry DOT Safety News

XM Satellite Radio announced it will carry truck safety news and alerts from the U.S. Department of Transportation

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Teamsters Push For End To Government Oversight

Teamster convention delegates cheer during the passage of the democracy package of constitutional amendments.

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa thinks it's time for the federal government to get its nose out of his union

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Weekend Closures Planned On I-285

Starting July 6, watch out for weekend closures of a stretch of I-285 on the southeast side of Atlanta

Tags: Highways

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Trailer Tracking Tested on Intermodal Chassis

An upstate New York government contractor has launched a program called Cargo*Mate to track intermodal container chassis

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Pegasus TransTech Names Stoker Sales VP

Document management technology provider Pegasus TransTech of Tampa, Fla., has named Rob Stoker vice president of sales

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Cuts Interest Rates Quarter Point

Today's 0.25% cut in interest rates by the Federal Reserve Board brings the six month total reduction to 2.75% and signals to consumers and investors that it is safe to keep spending

Tags: Economy

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Hand-Me-Down PCs Hinder Fleet Maintenance Technology

Fleet maintenance departments are short-changed when it comes to corporate computer power

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