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August 15, 2001 - Industry News

Teamsters File Bad Faith Bargaining Charge Against Overnite

The Teamsters Union has filed an unfair labor practice charge against Overnite Transportation with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging unlawful surface and bad faith bargaining

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

Forest Fire Closes I-80 In California

Truckers have been frustrated by closures on Interstate 80 through Emigrant Gap as forest fires blaze in northern California

Tags: Highways

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

UTA To Hold Second Annual Convention In Arizona

The Used Truck Association will hold its second annual convention Nov. 8-10, 2001, at the Rio Rico Resort & Country Club in Rio Rico, Ariz

Tags: Events

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

Toys 'R' Us Looks to Manugistics for Transportation Management

Manugistics Group,, Rockville, Md., a provider of optimization software, announced that its transportation solution will power the transportation network of Toys 'R' Us

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

ShipLogix Adds Carrier Functionality

ShipLogix, Hudson, Ohio, a web-based provider of collaborative transportation software, has updated its carrier interface

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

Logistics.com Uses Onyx for Contact Management

Logistics technology company Logistics.com, Burlington, Mass., has implemented Onyx Enterprise 2001 customer relationship management software from Oynx Software Corp. of Bellevue, Wash

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

TCA Announces 5th Annual Truck Driver Photo Contest

Last year's grand prize winner, by Larry and Tinker Raasch of Bare Rabbit Ranch Trucking.

The Truckload Carriers Association is looking for entries in its fifth annual truck driver photo contest

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

Navistar In the Black Despite Soft Truck Market

Navistar International Corp. posted net income of $2 million for its third fiscal quarter -- its second consecutive profitable quarter despite continued weakness in demand for new trucks

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

DOT: When Should A Carrier Know It's Carrying HazMat?

When should a carrier or driver reasonably be expected to know if a shipper has violated hazardous materials transportation laws

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

Dart Bounces Back After Truck Crashes Into Headquarters

Dart owner-operator Robert Walker took these photos while the fire was burning (above) and of the truck destroyed by fire (top).

Thanks to an emergency plan, quick thinking and a lot of luck, Dart Transit's operations were not affected when a tractor-trailer smashed into its Eagan, Minn., headquarters and burst into flames Monday

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

Better Economic News For Trucking

Production, retail sales and inventory reports just released are good news for the freight outlook, especially in the industrial Midwest and upper South regions

Tags: Economy

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

Traffic.com to Offer NAVTECH Maps

Navigation Technologies Corp., Chicago, will provide its NAVTECH digital map database for applications in conjunction with Mobility Technologies of Wayne, Pa. Mobility Technologies operates a traffic monitoring web site at www.traffic.com

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

Newly Sold G.I. Trucking Updates Web Site

LTL carrier G.I. Trucking Co. of Brea, Calif., has introduced a redesigned web site at www.gi-truckng.com

August 14, 2001 - Industry News

Orbcomm Names New President and CEO

Orbcomm LLC, Dulles, Va., the new owner of the world's first low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite system, has named Hans E. W. Hoffmann CEO and president

August 14, 2001 - Industry News

Give Emergency Vehicles Wide Berth

Ignore an emergency vehicle in Illinois and you could face a $10,000 fine

August 14, 2001 - Industry News

Small Carrier Has Big Internet Plans

Can a small truckload carrier from Mt. Zion, Ill., succeed where some very big companies have stubbed their toes? We’ll begin to learn the answer on Sept. 6, when the United States Freight Exchange Inc. goes live on the we

August 14, 2001 - Industry News

Shell, Texaco Reportedly Near Deal

Texaco and Shell are reportedly close to striking a deal for Shell to acquire Texaco's share in their Motiva and Equilon joint ventures. That would clear the way for Chevron's planned acquisition of Texaco

August 14, 2001 - Industry News

Atlanta 285 Detours Switch To Northbound

Repaving on I-285 southbound in Atlanta is finished five weeks ahead of schedule

Tags: Highways

August 14, 2001 - Industry News

Car Haulers Protest Non-Union Contract

The Teamsters local in Boston is protesting General Motor's decision to award car-hauling business to non-union Swift Transportation

August 14, 2001 - Industry News

Morgan Sees Revenue Drop, Income Up

A drop in manufactured-home sales helped drive revenues down 16 percent for the Morgan Group, but cost-cutting drop income up

August 14, 2001 - Industry News

Maine Wants Weight Limit Exemption

While they're home on recess, Maine senators and representatives are touting legislation that would allow heavier trucks on the state's Interstate highways

August 14, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Driving Championships This Week

More than 400 of the top professional truck drivers in the U.S. are converging the Minneapolis Convention Center this week for the American Trucking Associations' 2001 National Truck Driving Championships, Aug. 22-25

Tags: Events

August 13, 2001 - Industry News

TEAM Vehicle Sales Opens Indianapolis Center

TEAM Vehicle Sales has opened its new used-truck sales center in Indianapolis

August 13, 2001 - Industry News

Woodrow Bridge Replacement Moves Forward

The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved an agreement between Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia to rebuild and expand the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge spanning the Potomac River

Tags: Highways

August 13, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Governor May Veto Speed Limit Bill

Oregon may continue to be the only Western state with a speed limit below 70 mph

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