August 27, 2001 - Industry News
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.
A clean air agency can ban government agencies from using diesel-powered vehicles, according to a federal judge
Nebraska's Department of Roads says cities and counties may not have the authority to ban loud engine compression brakes on trucks on Interstates
The National Labor Relations Board has ordered less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation to begin contract negotiations with Teamsters at seven more of the company's terminals
One of the oldest nameplates in trucking has a new lease on life. Bob Enright, the newly-appointed president of Autocar LLC, predicts big things for the make
Orders for durable goods continue to disappoint, but shipments and new home sales are looking good
August 23, 2001 - Industry News
Maryland plans to double tolls on the Susquehanna and Potomac River Crossings and cut back on discounts for commercial vehicles
Highway 395 between Ukia Junction and Dale, Ore., is now open to single-lane traffic after being closed for a week because of wildfires
A Mississippi company, its owner and two employees have been indicted on nine counts of violating federal water pollution and hazardous waste regulations
San Antonio-based Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of Peterbilt dealerships in North America, has bought El Paso Great Basin Trucks
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