January 15, 2002 - Industry News
Isuzu Motors and Hino Motors have made a deal to merge their bus-making operations, and a similar deal could be in the works for their truck-making business
Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta hailed the appointment of former U.S. Secret Service chief John Magaw as Under Secretary for Transportation Security
Cardinal Logistics Management, Concord, N.C., added a new driver-recruiting feature to its website, www.cardlog.com.
The Dealer Services Group of Automatic Data Processing has instealled its Application Service Provider (ASP) solution in nine Volvo Truck locations throughout the country
"It's basic economics 101," says John Sheldon, used truck manager for Kenworth Truck Company. "There's a gross imbalance between supply and demand. The glut of used trucks poses a challenge for all of us in truck sales, and it's a challenge which will be with us for awhile.
Vistar Telecommunications has received a $1.7 million order for MT2000 satellite data communications terminals and a system upgrade for the StarTrack's GlobalWave system in South Africa
FreightData Software has enhanced its line of transportation software to include a graphical user interface that mimics a Windows environment
Efleetmgmt has introduced an on-line professional development, management, and information resource for corporate fleet/transportation professionals
The Oregon Department of Transportation will close Ore. 219 at the Willamette River Bridge south of Portland beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11
MBSI, a software developer for the heavy transportation industry, and Cavanagh & Associates, a transportation management-consulting firm, have formed a new company called e Fusion Corp
USCO Logistics has been awarded a new 3PL account by Xerox Corp. that will provide critical parts distribution services to Xerox's Northeastern U.S. District Parts Centers
As it continues the process of integrating Renault VI and Mack Trucks while looking for ways to cut costs, Sweden's Volvo AB has announced a new, more simplified corporate structure
In an effort to help bridge the communication gap between its fleet of drivers and office personnel, Werner Enterprises, Omaha, Neb., has established the Werner Road Team
Bekins' agent network has purchased the company from GeoLogistics Corp
Penske Truck Leasing has selected NEXIQ Technologies to manage the complete integration and support of a service bay PC-based diagnostic system to be used at 500 of Penske's service maintenance locations throughout North America
Trucking software maker TMW Systems has signed a license agreement to provide its TMWSuite client-server based enterprise solution to Schneider National Bulk Carriers
Employees of Consolidated Freightways were given the go-ahead by the Supreme Court to pursue their invasion-of-privacy lawsuit regarding hidden cameras in bathrooms
UPS and International Brotherhood of Teamsters have agreed to an early start to negotiations on a new contract to replace the five-year pact that expires July 31
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made a change in its compliance review procedures that may make it easier for carriers to keep non-preventable accidents from affecting their safety rating
Online registration is open for the Military Traffic Management Command’s 2002 Training Symposium, March 25-29 at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel, Dallas
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has changed the estimated time required for drivers and carriers to deal with daily log books -- but it's still far less time than two industry groups estimate
The U.S. Department of Transportation has warned that actions taken after last year’s terrorist attacks and anthrax threat may have delayed or even prevented the receipt of comments on some rulemakings and preemption proceedings
2002 will find all North American Class 8 and Medium Duty vehicle manufacturers listing the Eaton VORAD EVT-300 Collision Warning System as a production option on new tractors and straight trucks
They look like regular over the road trucks, but the drivers behind the wheel aren't delivering freight -- they're on the road testing design enhancements and fuel economy.
It's all part of Kenworth's ongoing research and
"American Standoff", a documentary about the Teamster Union's long-running battle with Overnite Transportation, has been selected for the 2002 Sundance Film Festival
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