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February 15, 2001 - Industry News

Keeping the Dirty Side Down

Without its prototype stability control system, this rig had only 10 of 18 wheels on the ground in a demonstration of a fast lane-change maneuver.

The highlight of last fall's meeting of The Maintenance Council was a day-long test-track demonstration of the latest braking and electronic stability-control technologies. The event showed trucking industry technical leaders the effectiveness of disc brakes and electronic braking control

Tags: safety

February 15, 2001 - Industry News

Tire Warning Technology Mandated

Tire pressure warnings will have to be displayed on the dashboards of all motor vehicles - and that includes heavy trucks - within three years. This requirement is hidden away in the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act

February 15, 2001 - Industry News

Fleetguard Redesigns Web Site

Fleetguard, suppliers of filtration and exhaust system products, has revamped its web site, www.fleetguard.com. The new site will be accessible on March 1

Tags: Industry

February 15, 2001 - Industry News

National Carriers Opts for Integrated Decision Support

Integrated Decision Support Corporation (IDSC) of Richardson, Texas, has announced that National Carriers, Liberal, Kan., will install IDSC decision support software

Tags: Industry

February 14, 2001 - Industry News

High Costs, Slowing Demand Puts Goodyear in the Red

Goodyear will reduce worldwide employment by more than 7,200 this year, cutting annual costs by about $250 million, as it deals with a sea of red ink

Tags: Industry

February 14, 2001 - Industry News

Canada Setting Truck Safety Standards

Canada is working on national safety standards and certification for the trucking industry

February 14, 2001 - Industry News

ITS, Hilton to Hold Drawing

The International Trucking Show and the Las Vegas Hilton are giving away a free two-night package at the hotel for a pre-registered ITS attendee

Tags: Events

February 14, 2001 - Industry News

CFI Launches Safety Campaign

CFI's safety program extends beyond just drivers.

CFI, Joplin, Mo., is "submersing" its employees in a company-wide safety campaign

Tags: Fleets

February 14, 2001 - Industry News

I-78 Coalition Finds PA Highway Safer

A Pennsylvania coalition dedicated to making I-78 safer recently released year-end statistics showing a decrease in fatal crashes

Tags: Highways

February 14, 2001 - Industry News

PNV Services to Be Back Up Soon

TTI Holdings, which bought troubled PNV for $5.5 million, plans to have the company's phone, cable and Internet services back up and running by the end of the month

Tags: Industry

February 14, 2001 - Industry News

Watkins Agrees to Settlement

Watkins Motor Lines, a less-than-truckload carrier based in Lakeland, Fla., has agreed to pay nearly $11 million to settle a lawsuit in the latest fallout from the Illinois CDLs-for-bribes scandal

Tags: Fleets

February 14, 2001 - Industry News

Delphi to Use Duraswitch Technology in Truck Seat Design

Delphi Automotive Systems announced that the first application of its Duraswitch switch technology will be in the development of future over-the-road truck seats

Tags: Industry

February 14, 2001 - Industry News

@Track Wins Nasdaq Extension

The Nasdaq exchange has conditionally extended the listing of @Track Communications on the Nasdaq SmallCap Market until April 23

Tags: Industry

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

Greenspan Senate Address Offers Hope for Beleaguered Trucking Industry

Alan Greenspan

Tuesday's economic news read like a Dickens novel: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Tags: Economy

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

Fewer Inspections in Nevada

Fewer trucks are being weighed and inspected in Nevada

Tags: Industry

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

Donaldson Announces Supplier Agreement With Davco

Donaldson, a leading manufacturer of filtration systems and replacement parts, announced a strategic supplier agreement with Davco Manufacturing to combine Donaldson's filter and element manufacturing with Davco's fuel processing systems

Tags: Industry

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

Two Missouri Truckstops Schedule Jamborees

The antique truck display at last year's Oak Grove jamboree.

Iowa 80 Group's two Missouri truckstops have set the dates for their annual trucker celebrations

Tags: Events

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

Weak Markets Hurt Dana Profits

Deterioration of the U.S. heavy truck market, aftermarket softness, and reduced production of light trucks and SUVs cut Dana profits almost in half last year

Tags: Industry

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

Oak Grove 70 Truckstop Becomes Petro

The Oak Grove 70 truckstop in Missouri will soon be a Petro location.

Iowa 80 Group has signed a franchise agreement for its Oak Grove 70 Truckstop to become a Petro Stopping Center

Tags: Industry

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

AmeriQuest Buys FleetXchange.com

AmeriQuest of Cherry Hill, N.J., a provider of transportation and logistics services and a membership-based buying co-op, has purchased FleetXchange.com

Tags: Industry

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

MTMC Reviewing Automation Systems

The Military Traffic Management Command is reviewing its automation transportation systems to determine if they can be replaced with existing commercial software

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow Freight System Lays Off 160

Yellow Freight System, the largest operating subsidiary of Yellow Corp., has laid off approximately 160 salaried staff members

Tags: Fleets

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

Bendix to Distribute Spectra Brake Safe

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems will exclusively distribute a visual brake stroke indicator and diagnostic system made by Toronto-based Spectra Inc.

Tags: Industry

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

Jevic Expands Coverage in Canada

New Jersey-based Jevic is now adding service to the Central and Eastern Canadian Provinces from all of its regional facilities

Tags: Fleets

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

New Penn Introduces Guaranteed Morning Delivery

New Penn Motor Express, Lebanon, Pa., is offering a new Guaranteed AM Delivery service

Tags: Fleets

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