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December 26, 2001 - Industry News

Computrex Shuts Down Operations

Computrex Inc., a freight auditing and payment service in Lexington, Ky., is shutting down operations. In the process, it has stiffed carriers about $25 million for freight charges paid by shippers but never forwarded to carriers

December 26, 2001 - Industry News

Perks & Pay

Before the economy turned sour, experienced drivers could switch carriers like frenzied shoppers racing from bargain to bargain. While "A list" drivers are still very much in demand, fleet managers say they've dropped job hoppers to the "B" categor

December 26, 2001 - Industry News

In Their Shoes: Dispatchers

At the heart of any trucking operation stands the dispatcher, disburser of the loads, charged with keeping the carrier's promise to deliver freight on time. The January issue of RoadStar gives truck drivers an up close and personal look at dispatchers

December 26, 2001 - Industry News

Chafee Introduces Underground Tank Bill

Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-R.I.) introduced a bill that would crack down on the safety of underground storage tanks

December 26, 2001 - Industry News

New Jersey Commission To Study State Rest Areas

A joint resolution passed by the New Jersey Assembly creates a commission to study state rest areas

Tags: Highways

December 23, 2001 - Industry News

Giant Holiday Rig Dazzling Flag On Wheels

The lights on the Giant Freedom Hauler are powered by three generators that supply a combined 20,000 watts of power.

A Peterbilt Model 379 and tanker-trailer with 40,000 red, white and blue lights is visiting Giant Travel Centers throughout the Southwest, giving miniature American flags and American flag lapel pins to the crowds that gather around it

December 23, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Announces New Management Structure

Freightliner LLC last week unveiled a new management structure as part of its turnaround efforts

December 23, 2001 - Industry News

Caterpillar Cutting Global Workforce

Caterpillar will cut more than 900 employees worldwide, it announced last week

December 23, 2001 - Industry News

AB Volvo, Navistar Drop Engine Plan

Volvo and Navistar have dropped a plan for Volvo to supply 12-liter engines to Navistar's International Truck and Engine Corp

December 23, 2001 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Intermodal Fleet To Get OmniExpress

JB Hunt Transport has decided to use Qualcomm's OmniExpress mobile communications system for its intermodal fleet

December 23, 2001 - Industry News

Economic News Generally Improved Despite Further GDP Slip

The latest economic news leading up to the Christmas holiday was generally pretty good, despite an overall reduction in the Gross Domestic Product

Tags: Economy

December 20, 2001 - Industry News

AutoZone Sells Truckpro

Auto parts retailer AutoZone has sold TruckPro, its heavy-duty truck parts subsidiary

December 20, 2001 - Industry News

Ruling Does Not require Quebec O/Os To Join Unions

The Commission des Transports du Quebec said a ruling earlier this month that allows union-affiliated associations to represent owner-operators on a key industry-government working group is being misrepresente

December 20, 2001 - Industry News

Officials Look At Ambassador Bridge Security

As U.S. Customs officials get ready to install a giant X-ray machine at the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, officials are also talking about how to catch truckers who ignore rules against carrying hazardous materials across the bridge

December 20, 2001 - Industry News

ABF Website Rated Top LTL Site

ABF Freight System has been named a NetMarketing 200 award winner, with abf.com receiving the highest score of any LTL motor carrier Web site

December 20, 2001 - Industry News

Bill Would Help Small Businesses With Red Tape

A bill approved Monday by the U.S. Senate would require federal agencies to help small businesses with government paperwork

December 20, 2001 - Industry News

California Gets Funding For Truck Safety Crackdown

Beginning Jan. 1, the California Highway Patrol will launch an 18-month, $1.2 million enforcement and public awareness campaign targeting commercial truck driver

December 20, 2001 - Industry News

USF Bestway Relocates In Dallas

Less-than-truckload carrier USF Bestway has relocated to a larger, more strategically positioned site in Dallas in response to market demand

December 20, 2001 - Industry News

Prime Upgrades Fleet, Give Reward For Recruiting

Prime Inc. has announced it is upgrading its fleet and has given the use of a new truck to one of their driver contractors

December 20, 2001 - Industry News

Con-Way Cutting Out Fuel Surcharge

Con-Way Transportation Services has announced effective December 24, its fuel surcharge will go to zero

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

International Warns Of More Possible Layoffs

If sales of new trucks don’t improve soon, International Truck & Engine is warning there could be further layoffs at the company

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Reports Higher Earnings & Business

FedEx Wednesday reported quarterly net income of $245 million, up 26% from last year's $194 million

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

Boyd Brothers To Write Off Equipment

Alabama-based Boyd Bros. Transportation is writing off the value of about 50 tractors and other equipment at its WTI Transport division

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

G&D Transportation Selects TruckMate Software

Maddocks Systems has added G&D Transportation to its client base with G&D's selection of TruckMate for Windows software

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo, Great Dane Aiding Research For Trailer Aerodynamics Packages

Volvo Trucks North America received a contract from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to conduct full-scale over-the-road evaluations of a new technology designed to enhance trailer aerodynamics

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