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April 25, 2002 - Industry News

AMBEST Adds Three Major Independent Truckstops

The AMBEST independent truck stop marketing association has announced the addition of three top truckstop facilities to its network of nearly 140 locations

April 25, 2002 - Industry News

Teamsters Caravan Rolling For UPS Contract Support

The Teamster's slogan for the UPS contract negotiations is

More than a dozen tractor- trailers are crossing the nation to rally Teamsters behind winning a strong contract at United Parcel Service

April 25, 2002 - Industry News

GAO: Detroit-Windsor Crossing Needs Work

The federal government says there are long-term problems that need to be addressed at the Ambassador Bridge and Detroit-Windsor Tunnel crossing the border between the United States and Canada

April 24, 2002 - Industry News

Logistics.com Reports First-Quarter Growth

Logistics.com announced the company secured 23 new deals in the first quarter of 2002, achieving 80 percent growth compared to the first quarter of 2001

April 24, 2002 - Industry News

McLeod Software Expands Into Europe

McLeod Software announced a new strategic alliance with e*freightrac Limited to expand its trucking transportation software sales to the European market

April 24, 2002 - Industry News

Dart Hands Out 3-Million Mile Awards

Dart Transit honored four owner-operators for achieving 3 million accident-free miles

April 24, 2002 - Industry News

Con-Way Central Express to Open Two New Service Centers

Regional LTL Con-Way Central Express, Ann Arbor, Mich., will open two new service facilities in the next 30 days

April 24, 2002 - Industry News

<I>USA Today</I> Reports Internal Controversy Over AAA Truck Crash Study

Changes within the nation’s largest auto club and its controversial report on car/truck crashes have drawn the attention of the national media. Wednesday, USA Today reported that AAA is changing, morphing into a travel services powerhouse and away from safety

April 24, 2002 - Industry News

Federal Reserve Reports On Economic Conditions

The American economy is doing better, but there are still some concerns. That was the conclusion of the Federal Reserve on Wednesda

Tags: Economy

April 24, 2002 - Industry News

Tunnel Traffic Continues During Labor Impasse

The management of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel at the Michigan/Ontario border locked union employees out of their jobs at noon Wednesday, but officials say the tunnel will remain open

Tags: Highways

April 24, 2002 - Industry News

TMC Summer Meeting To Offer Technical Productivity Help

"Technical Control for Increased Productivity" is the theme for the Summer Meeting of the Technology and Maintenance Council, to be held June 24-27 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, Ariz

Tags: Events

April 24, 2002 - Industry News

Southbound I-55 Ramp to Northbound I-294 to Close for Reconstruction

On May 1, the $12.7 million project to reconstruct the interchange of I-55 at the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) in Chicago enters Stage II, with the six-week closure of the southbound I-55 ramp to northbound I-294

Tags: Highways

April 24, 2002 - Industry News

Birmingham Overpass To Be Trucker Memorial

The truck driver who died avoiding a car that cut him off will be remembered with a memorial bridge at the crash site in Birmingham, Ala

Tags: Highways

April 24, 2002 - Industry News

Big Bucks, Blurred Boundaries in Logistics Technology

The ARC Advisory Group reports that delivery companies spent more than $804 million on transportation management technology in 2001, and that 20 percent of that revenue comes from recurring subscription, transaction, and hosting fees

April 24, 2002 - Industry News

Ryder: Some Signs of Recovery

Ryder System said it saw a few signs of recovery, but its first quarter revenues still show the effects slow economic condition

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

Ronnie Dowdy Files For Reorganization

Ronnie Dowdy Inc., Batesville, Ark., has filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

BNSF, NS to Provide Guaranteed Intermodal Service

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company and Norfolk Southern Railway Company announced that they are now offering what they say is the first-ever, coast-to-coast guaranteed intermodal service between Southern California and the Northeast

Tags: Intermodal

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

Wichita Area Technical College Gets PTDI Certification

The Wichita Area Technical College Commercial Driver Education program recently received certification from the Professional Truck Driver Institute for its truck driver training course

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

Martin Marietta Materials Licenses Composite Trailer Technology

Martin Marietta Materials has entered into a licensing agreement with Composittrailer n.v., of Lokeren, Belgium, to manufacture and market commercial truck trailers in North America, using fiber-reinforced composite materials

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

PennDOT Reminds Motorists To Call 1-800-FIX-ROAD

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is reminding highway users they can report potholes and other highway-maintenance concerns on state routes by calling PennDOT's toll-free maintenance hotline at 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623)

Tags: Highways

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

VFS Insurance Group Expands

VFS Insurance Group, the insurance division of the Volvo Group, has received licenses to sell insurance in 13 states, nearly nine months after unveiling a new name and approach

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

Three Carriers Report Vastly Different Results

On Tuesday, one trucking operation reported a wider loss for the first quarter of the year, another reported they have closed the gap in the past year, while a logistics provider showed high profits

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

iNet-Blue Launches BlackHawk Tracker

The iNet-Blue Corp., Boulder, Colo., has introduced the Tra-X-all BlackHawk System for tracking valuable and/or dangerous cargo

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Service Council Members for 2002

Kenworth has named members of its 2002 Kenworth Service Council

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

First Fleet Signs Up For eTechnician

First Fleet Corp. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has selected NEXIQ Technologies’ eTechnician telematics service

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