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May 30, 2001 - Industry News

California Bill Mandating On-Board Recorders Passes Senate

The California Senate Wednesday approved a bill that would require on-board recording devices in commercial vehicles

May 30, 2001 - Industry News

S.C. Sidelines Bill Targeting Speeding Truckers

A bill that would increase fines for speeding truck drivers in South Carolina appears to be dead

May 30, 2001 - Industry News

Ryder Targets Fleet Buyers

Ryder System, Miami, has launched a used truck sales program for truck fleet operators and international export sales

May 30, 2001 - Industry News

Expert: Study Used in HOS Proposal Flawed

A national expert on U.S. transportation data says it "would be a serious mistake" to use the study on which the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration relied heavily to justify its much-maligned hours-of-service reform proposal

May 30, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway Forms Holding Company, Partners in Logistics Venture

Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, has formed Roadway Corp. to act as a holding company, with its first venture teaming up with major airlines and technology companies in an integrated airfreight services company

May 29, 2001 - Industry News

Information on Memphis Highway Project on Radio

If you're heading into Memphis, Tenn., you will soon be able to get information on the I-40/240 interchange construction project via radio

Tags: Highways

May 29, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow Opens San Bernardino Terminal

Yellow Freight System, Overland Park, Kan., has opened a new 192-door distribution center in San Bernardino, Calif

May 29, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Hails Tax Cut Package

The nation’s biggest truck lobby is giving thumbs up to Congressional passage of the Bush tax cut plan hammered out over the Memorial Day weekend

May 29, 2001 - Industry News

CarrierPoint Selects BEA WebLogic Server

Software provider BEA Systems of San Jose, Calif., has announced that logistics software company CarrierPoint has built and deployed its web-based logistics systems on a BEA WebLogic Server

May 29, 2001 - Industry News

Trouble Reported for DaimlerChrysler Alliances

Published reports indicate that a deal between DaimlerChrysler and Caterpillar announced last year has hit some roadblocks

May 29, 2001 - Industry News

Dana Components Standard on Paccar Trucks

Components from Dana will now be standard on Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks

May 29, 2001 - Industry News

Canadian National, CSX Launch Joint Intermodal Services

Canadian National and CSX Intermodal aim to compete better with trucking with a range of new intermodal services connecting major Canadian and U.S. markets

Tags: Intermodal

May 29, 2001 - Industry News

Consultant: Premium Services Drive Trucking Revenues

Shipping clients are willing to pay for faster, more reliable deliveries with expanded tracking capabilities. Consequently, road freight firms that offer expedited, guaranteed deliveries and other premium services will have a key advantage in the marketplace

May 29, 2001 - Industry News

MTMC to Outsource Container Management

The Military Traffic Management Command says it has decided to let private enterprise manage its 10,000 containers

Tags: Intermodal

May 29, 2001 - Industry News

Florida Wildfires Create Danger on Highways

Florida firefighters continue to fight wildfires that over the weekend closed highways and killed one person

Tags: Highways

May 29, 2001 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Increase To Benefit Trucking

Consumers are feeling better about the U.S. economy and seem likely to spend more money on goods hauled by truck

Tags: Economy

May 28, 2001 - Industry News

Big Gorillas and Dogzillas Stomp New Jersey Truck Show

Joe Switzenberg tries a Dogzilla, left; Best of Show winners Knights (on white bike) and Duffys (with black bike) take home Harleys

Like a rumble of King Kongs, some of show trucking’s biggest gorillas stomped into the Bordentown (N.J.) Petro’s third annual truck show May 18-20 to compete for cash, glory and a pair of Harley Davidson motorcycles

Tags: Events

May 25, 2001 - Industry News

USF Distribution Opens Bay Area Service Center

USF Distribution, an Illinois-based logistics subsidiary of USFreightways, has opened a new 70,000-square-foot service center in Tracy, Calif

May 25, 2001 - Industry News

OOIDA Slams 18-Year-Old-Driver Proposal

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association last week said it is "strongly opposed" to lowering the CDL age requirement below the age of 21, which the federal government has proposed to consider through a pilot program

May 25, 2001 - Industry News

Bankruptcy Petition Filed Against Cannon Express

Three men who say they worked with Arkansas-based Cannon Express to bring truck drivers from overseas want to force the company into bankruptcy to get money they say they are owed

May 25, 2001 - Industry News

LoadScout Falls From View

Internet load-matching service LoadScout.com appears to be the latest dot-com casualty. Efforts to reach its web site on Friday returned a generic "page cannot be displayed" message. Calls to LoadScout returned busy signals all afternoon

May 25, 2001 - Industry News

Latest Economic Signals Mixed

More economic numbers of importance to trucking came out Friday and the news is mixed

Tags: Economy

May 25, 2001 - Industry News

Oberstar, Allies Seek to Keep Mexican Border Closed

Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., introduced a resolution calling on President Bush to keep the U.S. border closed to Mexican trucks and buses until the administration can certify that Mexican operations are safe

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

NPTC Inducts Four Drivers into Hall of Fame

At its annual conference in Nashville this week, the National Private Truck Council added four new members to its Drivers Hall of Fame, bringing the total to 160

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Becomes Major Player in Freight Forwarding

UPS announced a new business unit that combines a number of recent acquisitions into a global customs brokerage and freight forwarding business, making it a major player in that market

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