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February 13, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Profits Slide As Business Increases

Business is up at many of the nation's trucking companies, but profits are falling at a faster rate

Tags: Economy

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

Hose Makers Choose Transportation.com

Transportation.com, the Internet transportation management company, announced a partnership with a program of The Hosiery Association, a trade association representing U.S. hosiery manufacturers

Tags: Industry

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

SupplyLinks Signs Up Members

San Francisco-based SupplyLinks, a web-based transportation and logistics management company, announced that seven major transportation providers have joined the SupplyLinks Global Logistics Network

Tags: Industry

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Sales Drop, But There's A Pulse

Truck demand is expected to begin increasing slowly by the end of winter.

Retail truck sales continued their fall last month, but prospects of a recovery are brightening. January Class 6-8 sales of 22,705 units were the lowest January in four years. January is a seasonally weak month for truck sales.

Tags: Economy

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Emergency Repairs Needed on Oregon Highway

A 36-inch culvert beneath Oregon Highway 42 South 13 miles west of Bandon requires emergency repairs

Tags: Highways

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Avoid New Tolls on Oklahoma Turnpike

Oklahoma hiked truck tolls on its turnpikes by about 30 percent last month, and many truckers are finding other ways to get where they're going

Tags: Industry

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

CarrierPoint Introduces Interface Software

Atlanta-based CarrierPoint, the Internet transportation market, has introduced a software product called the Open Marketplace Services InterfaceSM toolkit

Tags: Industry

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins to Supply Paccar Engines

Paccar has entered into a long-term supply agreement with Cummins, covering the heavy-duty ISX, Signature, N14, ISM and ISL engine models. In a separate agreement, Cummins became the supplier to Paccar's European DAF subsidiary for medium-duty engines

Tags: Industry

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Tennessee Resolution Urges Look at Banning Retreads

A Tennessee state senator has commercial truck retreads in his gunsights

Tags: Industry

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor To Appeal Patent Infringement Suit

ArvinMeritor plans to appeal Friday's decision against it in the patent infringement suit brought by Eaton against ArvinMeritor on the Engine Synchro Shift transmission system

Tags: Industry

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Dealer Council Members

Kenworth Truck Co. has named its Dealer Council members for 2001

Tags: Industry

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Announces Formation of FedEx Freight

Shareholders of American Freightways Friday approved its merger with a subsidiary of FedEx, and FedEx officially announced the creation of FedEx Freight

Tags: Fleets

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

EU to Phase Out Tax Breaks

The tax breaks won by European truckers last year through strikes and blockades will be short-lived

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

TripPak Online Catches On

Truckload carriers are saying goodbye – and good riddance -- to some familiar paper documents

Tags: Industry

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Now This Is A Truck Deal

Discount pricing, money-off coupons, limited-time offers, manufacturer rebates, factory concessions, special financing and even no financing. These are pretty much commonplace with almost everything being sold these days, even heavy-duty trucks - both new and used.

Tags: Industry

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

American Freightways Offers Customer Software on CD

FedEx-owned American Freightways, the LTL carrier based in Harrison, Ark., now offers American Shipper Desktop, a free product to help its web-challenged customers

Tags: Industry

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

ASCAR Adopts New Programming Language

ASCAR Business Systems of Glendale, Calif., makers of trucking and courier operations software, has announced adoption of a new browser-based programming language for its products

Tags: Industry

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Ford, Navistar to Build Medium-Duty Trucks Together

Ford Motor Co. and Navistar International announced today that they intend to form a joint venture to build medium-duty commercial trucks. The 50/50 joint venture will use a common chassis - the same as International's new High Performance truck

Tags: Industry

February 10, 2001 - Industry News

First Agreement Reached in Dispute Over ABS Light

A financial dispute over a federally mandated ABS warning light is apparently being resolved, less than a month before it threatened to stop production of new tractors and trailers

Tags: Industry

February 10, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Cuts Workforce at Virginia Plant

Volvo Trucks North America announced Friday it will eliminate approximately 400 jobs at its New River Valley, Va., plan

Tags: Industry

February 10, 2001 - Industry News

OTR Express to Cut Fleet, Jobs

OTR Express, Olathe, Kan., plans to reduce its fleet size and eliminate more than 100 jobs

Tags: Fleets

February 10, 2001 - Industry News

International Establishes Fund for Victims

International Truck and Engine Corp. has established a memorial fund to support the families of employees who were killed and injured at its Melrose Park, Ill., engine plant last week

Tags: Industry

February 9, 2001 - Industry News

Powernet Introduces Online Maintenance Scheduling

Powernet Systems, Englewood, Colo., has launched an Internet-based maintenance scheduling program at www.eighteenwheels.com.

Tags: Industry

February 9, 2001 - Industry News

Tire and Rubber Industry Site Debuts

Atlanta-based RubberNetwork.com LLC, a purchasing and procurement marketplace created by six major tire and rubber companies, has launched its web site, www.RubberNetwork.com.

Tags: Industry

February 9, 2001 - Industry News

Countdown for Opening Mexican Border has Begun

The countdown has begun for opening the U.S.-Mexican border to long-distance trucking

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