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August 1, 2001 - Industry News

Michigan Considers ITS For Detroit

The Michigan Department of Transportation is looking into an intelligent transportation system on 180 miles of metro Detroit highways

Tags: Highways

August 1, 2001 - Industry News

QD Announces New West Coast Terminal Locations

Quality Distribution, Tampa, Fla., has opened four new terminal locations on the West Coast

August 1, 2001 - Industry News

Mercer Honors Top Contractors

Mercer Transportation, Louisville, Ky., recently honored 50 of its top owner-operators and their guests during a special weekend

August 1, 2001 - Industry News

Manufacturing, Construction Spending Continue To Decline

The latest economic news for trucking and the rest of the American economy is disappointing: Manufacturing and construction spending fell for another consecutive month

Tags: Economy

August 1, 2001 - Industry News

Transcore Teams with myFreightWorld

TransCore’s Commercial Services division has announced a partnership with myFreightWorld of Kansas City, Mo

August 1, 2001 - Industry News

Quinn, Canary to Address McLeod Conference

McLeod Software, Birmingham, Ala., has announced that two trucking industry leaders will speak at the company’s user conference next month

Tags: Events

August 1, 2001 - Industry News

Rasulo Heads Sales for ISR's FleetTrack

Integrated Systems Research Corp., Englewood Cliffs, N.J., has appointed Thomas Rasulo vice president of sales

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

Quality Distribution, Boyd Brothers Report Lower Second Quarter Business

Lower earnings were reported by two major carriers yesterday

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

System To Build Hours-of-Service Rules Into Supply Chain Data

Shippers may see the impact of hours-of-service requirements up close if an innovation now in the works finds general acceptance

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

California Certifies Cummins Westport Natural Gas Engine

Cummins Westport Inc., a joint venture company owned by Cummins and British-Columbia-based Westport Innovations, announced that its new 8.3-liter natural gas engine, the C8.3G Plus, has obtained low-emissions certification from the California Air Resources Board

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

DOJ Reiterates Emissions Deadline

The federal government said last week that it plans to hold engine makers to an October 2002 emissions deadline, even though one engine manufacturer has said it won't have its engines ready by then

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

Oshkosh Gets $11 Million Order For Striker

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has signed a contract to pay $11.2 million for 22 of Oshkosh's new Striker airport rescue and fire fighting vehicles

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

Great Dane Makes Tire Inflation System Standard

Great Dane is making the Meritor Tire Inflation System by P.S.I. standard equipment on its Classic Refrigerated Van Lines

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

Effectiveness Of Red Light Cameras Debated

Red light cameras: Are they proven technology that helps reduce accidents, or do they just serve to fill government coffers and actually make intersections more dangerous? That's the debate as a congressional committee tries to figure

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

NYC Expands Truck Parking Pay Plan

New York City officials are expanding a system that charges trucks for parking while they load and unload

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Figures Show Uncertainty, Economist Says Everything On Track

If there is anything that can be said for these uncertain economic times, it is that economic figures are uncertain, too

Tags: Economy

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

XTRA Corp. Sold For $590 Million

XTRA Corp., Westport, Conn., will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Omaha, Neb.-based Berkshire Hathaway in a deal worth approximately $590 million

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA To Issue Diabetes Exemptions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has asked for public comments on a program that would allow insulin-using diabetics to operate commercial vehicles in interstate commerce

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

Transentric Teams With Competitive Logistics

Transentric of St. Louis, Mo., a supply chain technology company, announced an alliance with Competitive Logistics LLC of Atlant

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

Longs Drug Contracts with Penske

Longs Drug Stores Corp., Walnut Creek, Calif., has contracted with Penske Logistics

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

Gillette Opts for OptiBid

The Gillette Company, Boston, Mass., has engaged web-based technology and logistics provider Logistics.com to assist in the procurement of truckload and intermodal transportation service

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

Sirius Signs E!, Raises Subscription Price

New York-based Sirius Satellite Radio has announced it will carry 24-hour programming from E! Entertainment Television and E! Online

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

International To Raise Heavy Truck Output

International Truck and Engine Corp. announced it would boost production of Class 8 trucks, but warned that doesn’t mean an end to the slump in truck demand

July 30, 2001 - Industry News

Petro Posts Second Quarter Loss

Petro Stopping Centers posted a second quarter loss of $899,000 on revenues of $239.3 million

July 30, 2001 - Industry News

Convenience Store Sale Boosts Williams Profits

The sale of its 198 convenience stores plus improved refining volumes and higher natural gas prices helped boost Williams’ second quarter income to $339.5 million, compared to $286.4 million in second quarter 2000

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