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March 29, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Crash Fatalities Drop in 2000

Truck-related fatalities dropped slightly in 2000, according to preliminary figures released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation

Tags: Safety

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Announces More Layoffs

Volvo is cutting jobs at its new River Valley, Va., truck plant for the second time this year

Tags: Industry

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

Labor Department Says Figures Show Need for Ergonomics Regs

Just a week after President Bush signed a repeal of new ergonomics regulations, the U.S. Labor Department released injury figures it says show the need for such regulation

Tags: Industry

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Bill Hikes Log Book Fines

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has passed a bill that would increase the fines for log book violations from $50 to $500

Tags: Industry

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

Matlack Files Chapter 11

Matlack Systems, Wilmington, Del., one of the nation's largest tank transporters for the chemical industry, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Tags: Fleets

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

New Milwaukee Service Center For General Car and Truck Leasing

General Car and Truck Leasing System of Davenport, Iowa, has opened its newly constructed regional service center in Milwaukee, Wis

Tags: Industry

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

USA Leasing Joins NationaLease

Florence, Ala.-based USA Leasing has joined the National Truck Leasing System (NationaLease)

Tags: Industry

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

Nominees Sought For Used Truck Industry Distinguished Service Award

The Used Truck Association is seeking nominations for its annual awar

Tags: Industry

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

Airborne Express Joins MFCA

The Motor Freight Carriers Assn., a Washington trade group representing unionized LTL carriers, reports that it has a new member, Airborne Express

Tags: Industry

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Studying Driver Distraction

Ford Motor Co. is looking into how in-vehicle devices distract drivers, especially those that require the driver’s concentration

Tags: Safety

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Canadian National To Boost Montreal Intermodal Capacity

Canadian National plans to build a state-of-the-art intermodal terminal at its Taschereau Yard in the municipalities of Saint-Laurent and Lachine near Montreal as part of a $47 million terminal consolidation plan

Tags: Intermodal

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Con-Way Gets Into Air Freight Forwarding

Less-than-truckload carrier Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, Mich, will enter the air freight forwarding business with the opening of Con-Way Air Express

Tags: Fleets

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

New Penn Named LTL Carrier of the Year By Shipper Group

New Penn Motor Express, a subsidiary of Arnold Industries, earned a rating of 100% on-time delivery to receive the 2000 LTL Re-Distribution Carrier Award from the WPG Shippers Association

Tags: Fleets

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Heartland Express Announces Drivers of the Year

Heartland Express, Coralville, Iowa, honored one company driver and one owner-operator from each terminal with Driver of the Year honors

Tags: Fleets

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Dorsey Trailer Sale Close To Being Finalized

Unable to come up with a workable restructuring plan, officials with the bankrupt truck trailer maker Dorsey are close to selling the company off

Tags: Industry

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Euro Trucks To Meet Emission Standards

In Germany and other European nations, big trucks that travel major highways face possible pollution fees

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Split Speed Measure Fails in Indiana

A measure that would have increased the speed limit differential between cars and trucks in Indiana has failed

Tags: Industry

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Louisiana Weigh Stations to Get PrePass Automation

Louisiana has decided to deploy PrePass automatic weigh station bypass systems at 12 locations - a decision that will allow PrePass equipped trucks to travel coast-to-coast on I-10 without stopping for scales

Tags: Highways

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

PLC4Trucks Licensing Flap Settled

Makers of ABS equipment are signing licensing agreements with the inventor of a required electronic circuitry, signaling the end of an impasse that threatened to shut down production of tractors and trailers

Tags: Industry

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

FreightPro.com Partners with VendorBase.com

Internet-based logistic services provider freightPro.com of Overland Park, Kan., has announced a strategic partnership with VendorBase.com, of Newport Beach, Calif

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March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Propane Fleet Buys Anti-Jackknife Device

Safe Transportation Systems of Bellingham, Wash., has announced an agreement with Autogas Propane Ltd. of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, to install the STS Accident Control and Anti-jackknife System on existing equipment and new trailer purchases

Tags: Industry

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Anderson Site Offers Advanced Features

Truckload carrier Anderson Trucking Service of St. Cloud, Minn., has revamped its web site using a suite of e-business software applications from BroadVision of Redwood City, Calif

Tags: Industry

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Mayflower To Close Truck Cab Plant

Just a few days after announcing the award of a new contract to supply truck cabs to Volvo Trucks North America, Mayflower Vehicle Systems announced it is closing one of its plants in late May

Tags: Industry

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Barometers Mixed

The barometers that trucking sometimes turns to in order to gauge the future health of the industry are mixed. As recently as yesterday, several figures were released which, while they weren’t cause for celebration, weren’t cause for alarm, either

Tags: Economy

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Investor Sues Former Asche Directors

An investor has filed suit against former directors and auditors of Asche Transportation Services

Tags: Fleets

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