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June 5, 2002 - Industry News

Trailer Leasing Trends

Cautious fleet managers often choose short-term equipment rental to ease into business expansion. Therefore, we traditionally look to trailer rental companies for signs of good news. But so far this year, the signals are fuzzy

June 5, 2002 - Industry News

The High Cost Of Clean Air

The first indication of the likely costs of the EPA ’02 emissions requirements was revealed in a mid-May letter from Kenworth to its dealers. And the news isn’t good

June 5, 2002 - Industry News

Union Presidents Earn Six-Figure Salaries

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa makes a lot more than the average trucker, but union officials say it’s peanuts compared to the bloated salaries of corporate executives

June 5, 2002 - Industry News

Yellow Sees Freight Pick Up

Less-than-truckload giant Yellow Corp. is seeing freight pick up compared to a year ago

June 5, 2002 - Industry News

Shell SuperRigs Starts Today

Shell’s Rotella SuperRigs Truck Beauty Contest will celebrate its 20th anniversary starting today, June 6, at the East Ontario TravelCenters of America in Ontario, Calif

Tags: Events

June 5, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Grants $54 Million To Border States

As the day when Mexican trucks will be allowed full access to U.S. highways draws closer, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced $54 million in grants to help ensure the safe operation of Mexican trucks in the United States and improve traffic flow at southern border crossings

June 5, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Signs On With TripPak Online

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, Tenn., has signed a multi-year, exclusive contract for outsourced scanning with TripPak Online

June 5, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Tests Cargo Container Security Device

The U.S. Transportation Department reports success with tests of new technology that will help secure intermodal cargo containers entering ports and border crossings throughout the United States

June 5, 2002 - Industry News

Williams Could Sell Travel Network

Williams may be planning to sell its 47-unit TravelCenters network

June 4, 2002 - Industry News

Government Pledges $3 Million Down Payment On I-40 Rebuilding

The I-40 bridge in eastern Oklahoma could be rebuilt in half the estimated six-month time frame

Tags: Highways

June 4, 2002 - Industry News

Union Oversight Panel Bars Two Teamsters For Corruption

Even as Teamsters President James Hoffa fights to remove the union from government oversight, the oversight panel has barred a prominent Teamsters official for corruption

June 4, 2002 - Industry News

Cobra, Rand McNally Team Up On Handheld GPS Products

Cobra Electronics’ new stand-alone handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) products will use Rand McNally basemap data and a custom edition of StreetFinder Deluxe Travel Navigation Software

June 4, 2002 - Industry News

Motor Power Great Falls Moves into New Facility

Kenworth dealer Motor Power Great Falls has relocated to a new, full-service location in Great Falls, Mont

June 4, 2002 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Starts Re-Branding

As FedEx Freight kicks off its re-branding campaign, the company also announced a series of new service offerings to meet demand for high service shipping options

June 4, 2002 - Industry News

Rhode Island Mulls Fuel Tax Hike

Rhode Island is the latest in a string of states to look at hiking the fuel tax to help prop up budgets suffering from the recession

June 4, 2002 - Industry News

Peterbilt Engine Survey Looks At 2002 Engine Attitudes

More than half of the respondents to an informal Peterbilt survey say the October 2002 emissions regulations will have no effect on the timing of their new truck or tractor purchase

June 3, 2002 - Industry News

Feds Investigate Allegations Of Corruption In NC DMV

North Carolina’s Division of Motor Vehicles could lose millions in federal funding if federal investigators find the DMV ignored federal safety violations in return for campaign donations

June 3, 2002 - Industry News

Fleet One "Plus Network" to Eliminate Transaction Fees

Starting July 1, drivers who use Fleet One's Over the Road card can purchase fuel and maintenance at more than 2,500 "Plus Network" locations with no fuel transaction fees

June 3, 2002 - Industry News

Navistar Moves Truck Production To Mexico In Response To Strike

The Canadian Auto Workers is on strike at Navistar’s Chatham, Ontario, heavy truck assembly plant

June 3, 2002 - Industry News

Maddocks User Group Set for September

Maddocks Systems, Langley, British Columbia, Canada, will hold its annual users conference Sept. 12-15

June 3, 2002 - Industry News

May Manufacturing Increases

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew for the fourth consecutive month in May

Tags: Economy

June 3, 2002 - Industry News

TruckStops Version 2.8 Adds ODBC

MicroAnalytics of Arlington, Va., has released version 2.8 of its TruckStops Routing and Scheduling Software

May 31, 2002 - Industry News

Missouri Puts Fuel Tax Hike On Ballot

In August, Missouri voters will decide whether to raise the state’s fuel taxes by 4 cents a gallon

May 31, 2002 - Industry News

Roadcheck Kicks Off Today

Officials in Virginia today are kicking off Roadcheck 2002, an annual three-day concentrated truck safety inspection effort

May 31, 2002 - Industry News

Recruiting/Retention Seminar Scheduled For June

Kelly Anderson, a transportation industry speaker on driver recruitment and retention, will hold a Summer Seminar June 19-20, in Neosho, Mo

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