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May 1, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA to OSHA: Back Off Wheel Chock Enforcement

Julie Cirillo, acting deputy administration of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has reportedly told the Occupational Health and Safety Administration to stop citing truckers for failure to use wheel chocks

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Safety Agency Proposes Mexico Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing new rules to ensure the safety of Mexican truck and bus companies operating in the U.S

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Economic News Good for Trucking

Today's economic news is positive for freight haulers and truck equipment manufacturers

Tags: Economy

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Elections Signal New Leadership For NAST

As it prepares for its first show of the season this weekend, the National Assn. of Show Trucks has new officers, new members on the board of directors, and a new directio

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April 30, 2001 - Industry News

Chevron Profits Up 53%

Chevron Corp. reported a first quarter profit of $1.6 billion, a 53% increase over first quarter 2001

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April 30, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins On Track for '02 Emissions

Even while other engine manufacturers negotiate with the Environmental Protection Agency to rule on possible delays to the October 2002 emissions deadline and new litigation from the Truck Manufacturers' Association seeks a stay, Cummins appears to be right on targe

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April 30, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Changes to Drug, Alcohol Testing Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed amendments to its controlled substances and alcohol testing regulations that will bring them in line with new DOT rules

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

Automaker Cuts Affect Fleets

Allied Holdings and Celadon were hit by U.S. automaker cutbacks in the first quarter

Tags: Fleets

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

Governor Vetoes ND Speed Limit

North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven vetoed a portion of a bill that would have raised the speed limit on the state's Interstate

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April 30, 2001 - Industry News

NHTSA Study Confirms Reflective Tape Effectiveness

A new study by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirms that the reflective tape now required on truck trailers is effective in preventing crashes

Tags: Safety

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

CarrierPoint Provides Logistics Software to Celanese Unit

Atlanta-based CarrierPoint Inc., the Web-based logistics software company, has announced it is providing its WebDispatch and Dynamic Shipping Marketplace applications to Ticona, the technical polymers business of Celanese AG

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April 30, 2001 - Industry News

Court Okays CSX, NS, Conrail Merger

A U.S. Court of Appeals has unanimously affirmed the Surface Transportation Board’s approval of the CSX, Norfolk Southern (NS), and Conrail merger

Tags: Intermodal

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

TEAM Sales Offers Used Truck Search on Web

TEAM Vehicle Sales of Coral Springs, Fla., has launched a web site for locating used truck nationwide

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April 30, 2001 - Industry News

Karmak Introduces ProfitMaker Software

Karmak Inc. a provider of computer business systems. has introduced ProfitMaker, a new parts and service management system for fleets and service shops for use on a single PC or a PC network

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April 29, 2001 - Industry News

LTL First Quarter Results Mixed

Three less-than-truckload carriers reporting first quarter financial results last week showed results ranging from record profits to net income slashed by more than half

Tags: Fleets

April 29, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Introduces Point-to-Point Solutions Software

FedEx Custom Critical, Akron, Ohio, has a new proprietary software system that lets customers get a quote for the most cost-effective surface or air transportation option

Tags: Fleets

April 29, 2001 - Industry News

TA Customers Win Pickup Trucks

TravelCenters of America has given away five new 2001 Dodge Ram pickup trucks to members of its RoadKing Club

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April 29, 2001 - Industry News

Trism Talking to Buyers, Tries to Ward Off Takeover

Trism Inc., Kennesaw, Ga., is in preliminary talks with buyers, but has adopted a "poison pill" plan to ward a takeover by the former CEO

Tags: Fleets

April 29, 2001 - Industry News

Seattle Port Truckers to Get FAST Route

In an effort to get trucks from the Port of Seattle to Interstates 5 and 90, a new route will be built from the waterfront to the Interstates

Tags: Intermodal

April 29, 2001 - Industry News

Port Everglades Adds Terminal

Port Everglades has opened a new cargo terminal with high-tech equipment for faster container processing and tighter security

Tags: Intermodal

April 29, 2001 - Industry News

Chiropractors Oppose California CDL Bill

A California bill that would tighten up medical exam requirements for commercial drivers has stalled after lobbying by chiropractors. The bill aims to tighten up licensing procedures in the wake of an incident where a mentally troubled truck driver rammed his truck into the state Capitol in January

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April 27, 2001 - Industry News

Hello Yugoslavia, Where's My Freight?

Does this sound familiar? In a recent press release, LogisticsArchitects.com announced "the beginning of a new era in transport and logistics industr

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April 27, 2001 - Industry News

GDP Unexpectedly Increases

The economic growth rate in the U.S. was reported to be an unexpectedly strong 2% in the first quarter of the year, as reported today by the Commerce Department. GDP growth had fallen to 1% at the end of last year and was widely expected to be in the 0-1% range at the beginning of this year

Tags: Economy

April 26, 2001 - Industry News

Texaco Profits Up 39%

Texaco posted first quarter income before special items of $836 million, compared to $602 million for first quarter 2000

Tags: Industry

April 26, 2001 - Industry News

Transit Group Announces Financial Restructuring

Transit Group, Atlanta, announced it has taken several steps to restructure debt and recapitalize the company

Tags: Fleets

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