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January 3, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Reopens Diabetes Exemption Proposal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has reopened the comment period on a proposal to exempt certain insulin-using diabetic truck and bus drivers from federal licensing restrictions

January 3, 2002 - Industry News

IFTA Members Grant 2-Month Grace Period for New Decals

Carriers operating in states and provinces that are members of the International Fuel Tax Association have until Feb. 28 to display 2002 IFTA licenses and decals

January 2, 2002 - Industry News

Oklahoma To Tighten Registration Rules

Oklahoma is pushing to make a Feb. 15 deadline for changes in its truck registration rules -- or face sanctions by the International Registration Plan

January 2, 2002 - Industry News

Carrier Bankruptcies the "Worst Ever" Says Industry Researchers

Trucking has lived up to its reputation for the highest incidence of bankruptcy of any industry, says Transportation Technical Services

Tags: Economy

January 2, 2002 - Industry News

RSPA Meeting to Review International HazMat Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration will hold a public meeting Jan. 16 to discuss international standards for the transport of dangerous goods

January 2, 2002 - Industry News

Latest Manufacturing Reports Shows Dramatic Improvements

U.S. manufacturing may be poised for a comeback. Figures released Wednesday indicate increased production in December, suggesting an almost year and half long slump could soon be over

Tags: Economy

January 2, 2002 - Industry News

Roadway Express Launches Roadway Air Service

Roadway Express, one of the nation's largest less-than-truckload carriers, has entered the airfreight business

January 2, 2002 - Industry News

Con-Way Adds Truckload Brokerage Service

Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, Mich., has opened a truckload brokerage operation

January 2, 2002 - Industry News

Sapp Brothers Truckstop To Host Greyhound During Olympics

The Greyhound bus facility in Salt Lake City will temporarily relocate to the Sapp Brothers Truck Stop at 1953 California Avenue during the Winter Olympics

January 2, 2002 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics, Cat Logistics Team Up

Schneider Logistics and Caterpillar Logistics Services have teamed up to help Caterpillar optimize its transportation network in North America

January 2, 2002 - Industry News

Postal Service Signs Consolidated Freightways To Handle LTL Freight

The U.S. Postal Service has selected Consolidated Freightways to manage all USPS non-mail LTL freight delivery in the continental United States

January 2, 2002 - Industry News

Transit Group Files For Bankruptcy Reorganization

Atlanta-based Transit Group has filed for reorganization and protection from its creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code

December 31, 2001 - Industry News

Don't Expect Stampede Of Mexican Truckers

While their government has been demanding that Mexican truckers have full access to the United States under the long-delayed terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement, many Mexican trucking companies have no interest in applying for U.S. operating authority

December 31, 2001 - Industry News

Rumble Strips Make A Difference In Nebraska

Rumble strips that have been installed along Interstate 80 in Nebraska look like they're saving lives

December 31, 2001 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Looks At I-81 Widening

Pennsylvania legislators are pushing to widen Interstate 81 from Nanticoke to Clarks Summit

Tags: Highways

December 31, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Museum To Open In Connecticut

The Golden Age of Trucking Museum is being built off Route 188 near Middlebury, Conn

December 31, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway Gets Into Next-Day Delivery

Roadway Corp., Akron, Ohio, is moving into the next-day delivery business, which it says is the fastest-growing segment of trucking - and also a profitable one

December 28, 2001 - Industry News

Durable Goods, Jobless And Consumer Confidence Reports Released

Orders for durable goods in the United States took a nosedive in November and the latest numbers on initial jobless claims climbed slightly, but consumers are feeling better about the economy

Tags: Economy

December 27, 2001 - Industry News

Kansas Governor Talks About Future ATA Role

In a recent interview with the Kansas City Star, Kansas Gov. Bill Graves talked about trucking and his future position as president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations

December 27, 2001 - Industry News

Kentucky Coal Assn.: Less Weight Won't Mean Fewer Accidents

Dropping Kentucky's 126,000-pound weight limit for coal trucks won't reduce the number of traffic fatalities, says the Kentucky Coal Assn

December 27, 2001 - Industry News

Watch Out For Safety Placards

Carriers are no longer allowed to display slogans on the flip style or any other style placard when the placards aren't being used for hazardous materials loads

December 27, 2001 - Industry News

Study: California Has Worst Roads

California's roads rank at the bottom of all 50 states in roadway quality and per capita dollars being spent to improve them, according to a new study from Transportation California

Tags: Highways

December 27, 2001 - Industry News

Satellite Radio Future Looking Better

The future for satellite radio is looking brighter, with more subscribers and increasing stock prices

December 26, 2001 - Industry News

FFE Sells Non-Freight Business

Frozen Food Express Industries, Dallas, has sold the trailer and refrigeration unit related assets of one of its subsidiaries, W&B Refrigeration Service Company

December 26, 2001 - Industry News

Plans Called Off For Fontana Truckstop

A plan for a mega truckstop in the busy trucking area of southwest San Bernardino County in southern California has been scrapped

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