August 28, 2001 - Industry News
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has created a special unit targeting commercial vehicles
North Carolina's BB&T Insurance Services has acquired trucking industry insurance specialist Lofton & Co. of Savannah, Ga
The National Transportation Safety Board, wrapping up its investigation into a fatal 1999 bus crash, is recommending tougher physicals and procedures for prospective employers to find out about drug problems
Thanks largely to booming sales of gas turbine product, the Donaldson Company posted record revenues and earnings for fiscal 2001
Former Teamsters President Ron Carey is on trial for perjuring himself by denying he knew of fund-raising illegalities in his 1996 re-election campaign
An Ontario inspection officer won the Ninth North American Inspector Championship
August 27, 2001 - Industry News
The Campo Indian Reservation in southern California has opened the new Golden Acorn Casino, with a truckstop scheduled to open late next month
Two rest areas along Interstate 4 in Florida are slated to get expansions that will more than triple the amount of truck parking, but local residents plan to fight the plans
A mediation committee, changes in chassis inspection procedures and better communication with truckers are among the measures proposed to help improve conditions at the Port of Hampton Roads in Virginia
General Motors will cut production at its Janesville, Wis., plant because of the slow demand for commercial trucks
The National Transportation Safety Board says while collision avoidance technology is being adopted by industry, the government should do more to encourage it
Raymond Simon of Yellow Freight System Saturday became the first driver ever to win grand champion title of the National Truck Driving Championships three times
August 26, 2001 - Industry News
First there was cruise control that kept your truck moving without your right foot on the accelerator. Then came intelligent cruise that automatically raised and lowered cruising speed in response to vehicles ahead of you.
How about a stingy cruise contro
The Yellow Solutions, Overland Park, Kan., subsidiary of Yellow Corp., has selected HotStatus Enterprises, Mission Viejo, Calif., to help manage operations at distribution centers used by Yellow customers
Wireless phone giants AT&T Wireless and BellSouth Corp. have asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to limit the use of signal repeaters by the nations’ two satellite radio companies, XM and Sirius
August 24, 2001 - Industry News
Forty-eight nominations from around the country have been received for this year’s National Trailer Dealer of the Year award
LED lights, gaining popularity in the trucking industry for their long life, are appearing elsewhere on the road: traffic signals.
The Los Angeles Times reported recently that light-emitting diode lamps are being used to retrofit traffic signals throughout Southern California. Using LEDs can cut power consumption in traffic signals by about 80 percent, and they last 10 times as long
The first phase of I-80 resurfacing product in the Joliet, Ill., area is finished, and the next phase will begin after Labor Day
Trucks over 80,000 pounds will be prohibited from the Highway 126 bridge over the Crooked River in Prineville, Ore., as of Sept. 4
California less-than-truckload carrier Daylight Transport is developing a cubic meter pricing tariff
In an about-face from the previous election, Teamsters President James P. Hoffa says he will debate challenger Tom Leedham in the race for the top spot in the union
At a time when container imports from Asia should be moving into peak season, West Coast ports describe July's volume as disappointing, according to Journal of Commerce.
Prime Inc., Springfield, Mo., has added Proof of Delivery to its web site at www.primeinc.com.
Work on U.S. Hwy. 45 in Milwaukee is scheduled by be completed by the end of the week
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is under way, Aug. 25-Sept. 1.
The theme for the week, sponsored by the American Trucking Associations, is "Drivers Deliver Safely.
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