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July 16, 2002 - Industry News

Construction Starts Today On I-75 Near Flint, Mich.

The Michigan Department of Transportation will switch traffic on I-75 near Flint starting Wednesday, July 17, as part of a freeway reconstruction project

Tags: Highways

July 16, 2002 - Industry News

Expect Delays On I-15 In Ogden, Utah

Utah Department of Transportation officials are predicting hour-long delays on I-15 through the Ogden, Utah, area

Tags: Highways

July 16, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Files Brief In Support Of Detroit Diesel Suit

The American Trucking Associations has filed a brief in support of Detroit Diesel’s suit against the U.S. government over the October 2002 emissions regulations

July 16, 2002 - Industry News

511 Travel Information Service Planned For Eight States

Voice recognition software company BeVocal and BellSouth have been selected to deploy a 511 voice recognition system for an eight-state region covering more than 17 million citizens

July 16, 2002 - Industry News

Night Resurfacing Begins Saturday On Kingery Expressway

During the early morning hours of Saturday, July 20, a six-week night resurfacing project is expected to begin on the Kingery Expressway (I-80/94) in South Holland and Lansing, Illinois

Tags: Highways

July 16, 2002 - Industry News

Teamsters, UPS Praise New Agreement

UPS and the Teamsters union both appear highly satisfied with a new six-year contract agreed to over the weekend

July 16, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Looking at More Haz-Mat Security Measures

The U.S. Department of Transportation is considering the need for escorts, anti-theft devices and other safety measures for hazardous materials shipments

July 16, 2002 - Industry News

Drop in Non-Truck Engine Sales Hurts Caterpillar Performance

Despite strong second quarter demand for truck and bus engines, a drop in sales of electric power generation products kept Caterpillar’s North American engine sales at about $746 millio

July 16, 2002 - Industry News

Industrial Production Up

The industrial sector appears to be rebounding, with new figures showing production increased 0.8% during June

Tags: Economy

July 15, 2002 - Industry News

Teamsters, UPS Reach New Labor Agreement

With 16 days left before their current labor contract expired, the Teamsters Union came to terms on a new agreement with United Parcel Service late Monday afternoon

July 15, 2002 - Industry News

MobileLink: Commerce Introduced For Private Fleets

The Descartes Systems Group introduced MobileLink: Commerce, a wireless routing and scheduling application for real-time event management and financial settlement in delivery operations

July 15, 2002 - Industry News

Lewis Wins Third International Truck Challenge

Bill "Stumpy" Lewis, race transport driver for #77 Dave Balney, Jasper Engine and Transmission, won last weekend’s International Truck Challenge event in Chicago

Tags: Events

July 15, 2002 - Industry News

Winning Trucks, More At Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Organizers of the 2002 Walcott Truckers Jamboree, held last week at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, say the event was a success

Tags: Events

July 15, 2002 - Industry News

Workers To Return To International Plant

Navistar International’s Chatham, Ontario, plant will resume production on July 22 following ratification of a new contract by the Canadian Auto Workers union Monday

July 15, 2002 - Industry News

TCA To Re-Affiliate With ATA

The membership of the Truckload Carriers Association voted overwhelmingly to re-affiliate with the American Trucking Associations

July 15, 2002 - Industry News

Global 2-Way Plans To Buy Terion Driver Communication Network

Global 2-Way, Marcos Island, Fla., has released a detailed explanation of its intent to purchase certain technologies from Terion, Inc

July 15, 2002 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Earnings Move Up

Increased revenues in the intermodal and dedicated business helped J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, Ark., report higher earnings for the last quarter

July 14, 2002 - Industry News

International & CAW Reach Tentative Agreement

A six-week strike by almost 650 workers at International Truck & Engine Company’s Chatham, Ontario, plant appears to be over with a tentative agreement reached on Sunday

July 12, 2002 - Industry News

West Virginia Tackles Coal Truck Issue

In a special session that began Sunday, West Virginia legislators this week will consider a proposal to raise legal weights for coal trucks to 120,000 pounds

July 12, 2002 - Industry News

Auditor Criticizes Virginia DOT

Virginia’s state auditor released a report last week saying the state Transportation Department has recklessly expanded road-building efforts without knowing how it’s going to pay for them

July 12, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth Redesigns PremierCare Web Pages

Kenworth announce a new design for its web pages covering Kenworth PremierCare Parts and Services

July 12, 2002 - Industry News

Canadian Partnership Looks At Truck Tunnel For Border

Two Canadian companies are looking at the possibility of a new dedicated truck and rail tunnel at the Ontario/Michigan border

July 12, 2002 - Industry News

PeopleNet Joins Security Consortium

PeopleNet Communications, Minneapolis, is the latest company to join the Freight Transportation Security Consortium

July 12, 2002 - Industry News

Lawmakers Lobby For, Against Delay In Engine Rules

More than a dozen lawmakers met with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman last week, urging her to delay October’s emissions deadline, while two Indiana congressmen asked President Bush not to delay the standards

July 12, 2002 - Industry News

UPS Second Quarter Mixed

UPS Friday reported a mixed performance in its second quarter, with continued growth in the international segment partially offsetting declines in the U.S. domestic package business

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