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July 10, 2002 - Industry News

International Coming Up Short On Engines For Truck Orders

International Truck & Engine Corp. has another headache to deal with on top of labor problems and a lawsuit against an engine maker ... not enough engines for truck orders

July 10, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Gets Funding To Advance B5.9G Engine

Cummins Westport, a joint venture of Cummins and Westport Innovations, announced it will get about $250,000 in development funding for the B Gas Plus natural gas engine

July 10, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA Calls For Mandatory Driver Training

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. told Congress that in order to improve truck safety, the government should develop mandatory driver training requirements and find a way to end the abuse drivers receive at the docks

July 10, 2002 - Industry News

Report Says West Virginia Lax On CDL Enforcement

West Virginia, already facing a truck safety controversy over grossly overloaded coal trucks, reportedly is lax on pulling the licenses of commercial drivers with bad driving records

July 10, 2002 - Industry News

Nebraska Hurries To Repair Flood-Damaged I-80 Bridge

Nebraska is hurrying to repair two Interstate 80 bridge approaches that were washed out last weekend in a flash flood

Tags: Highways

July 10, 2002 - Industry News

Environmentalists Attack Trucking

The Clean Air Trust this week named the American Trucking Associations and Caterpillar the clean air "villains of the month" for July for their efforts to push back tougher emissions standards scheduled to go into effect this October

July 10, 2002 - Industry News

UPS Reports Volume Diversion As Teamsters Talks Continue

As the July 31 deadline for a new contract with the Teamsters union looms just three weeks away, United Parcel Service says it is seeing diversion of package volume to competitors

July 9, 2002 - Industry News

Velant To Route Medical Gas Company’s Private Fleet

Velant Inc. announced a transportation planning agreement with LifeGas, a medical gas supplier

July 9, 2002 - Industry News

Maddocks Reports Strong Demand For TruckMate

Canadian trucking software provider Maddocks Systems reports it is experiencing its fourth consecutive year of expansion

July 9, 2002 - Industry News

New Document Scanning Service Launched

A new document scanning service has been launched at more than 150 truckstops

July 9, 2002 - Industry News

Oklahoma Says Trucks Responsible For Bad Roads

Oklahoma officials are blaming the increasing number of tractor-trailers for highway maintenance problems

July 9, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Pushes Funding For Speed Limit Enforcement, Motorist Education

Congress should devote more money to speed limit enforcement and educating motorists about how to drive safely around trucks, said an American Trucking Associations representative in Congressional testimony Tuesday

July 9, 2002 - Industry News

Oklahoma Bridge To Be Rebuilt Faster Than Expected

The Interstate 40 bridge that collapsed in Oklahoma in May will be rebuilt sooner than expected, but will also cost more to replace

Tags: Highways

July 8, 2002 - Industry News

Want Shore Power?

A coalition of companies has put together a web site, www.plug-into-shorepower.com, to educate and collect information on truckstop electrification

July 8, 2002 - Industry News

ICG Commerce and Logistics.com Partner

Logistics.com and ICG Commerce announced a strategic partnership where ICG Commerce will use Logistics.com's OptiBid transportation sourcing technology to help its customers source optimal worldwide, multi-modal transportation contracts

July 8, 2002 - Industry News

RUAN Celebrates 70 Years

On July 4, 1932, John Ruan started what would become RUAN Transportation Management Systems with a single used truck and a load of gravel

July 8, 2002 - Industry News

Con-Way Expands Next-Day and Second-Day Lanes

Con-Way Transportation Services announced the addition of next-day and second-day delivery service to over 6,000 small, medium and large cities and towns

July 8, 2002 - Industry News

D&D Instruments Acquires Expello, Stark Lines

D&D Instruments, a Minneapolis-based gauge company, has bought the rights to the Expello/Stark air system product group from Horton

July 8, 2002 - Industry News

Cat Introduces Fleet Edition Of Pocket Technician

Since its introduction last spring, Caterpillar’s Pocket Technician has helped drivers improve fuel mileage and truck performance by monitoring truck engine functions and driving style. Now, fleets can do the same and more, with a specialized fleet editio

July 8, 2002 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Marks 30 Years

In 1972, TravelCenters of America was just a small regional chain of six truckstops known as Truckstops of America. Today, as it celebrates its 30th anniversary, TA has 151 locations

July 8, 2002 - Industry News

Tennessee Open For Business

A partial shutdown of Tennessee government functions, including licensing offices, is over

July 8, 2002 - Industry News

Pilot Project To Track Hazmat Trucks At Border

Federal officials have awarded a grant to develop and test a database system to identify and track trucks at the U.S.-Canadian border between Detroit and Windsor

July 8, 2002 - Industry News

Connecticut Truckers Rocked By Diesel Tax Hike

Truckers in Connecticut are upset about a large increase in the state’s diesel fuel tax. Many states have been looking to fuel tax revenues to help shore up ailing transportation budgets in the face of a lackluster economy, but Connecticut’s 44-percent increase takes the cake

July 8, 2002 - Industry News

Navistar Gets Injunction Against Strikers

Navistar International has obtained a permanent injunction limiting striking workers numbers outside its plant in Chatham, Ontario

July 3, 2002 - Industry News

Averitt Web Application To Streamline Documentation For Shippers

Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., has added a new online application known as "Ship Plus" that will help shippers streamline their LTL shipment documentation processes

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