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June 13, 2001 - Industry News

BestTransport.com Expands Sales Reach

BestTransport.com Inc., a web-based provider of logistics tools, will expand its sales force and open a regional office in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

NAFTA Critics Cite Drugs Smuggled In Trucks

While some critics of opening the border to Mexican trucks cite safety concerns, others are worried that it will lead to more drugs smuggled across the border in trucks

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Arctic Truckstop Ready for Summer

When you think of the summer tourist season, you may not think of a truckstop halfway between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. But the Coldfoot Truck Stop is gearing up for the summer rush. The truckstop is 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle, on the Dalton Highway. Temperatures were hovering in the 20s for Memorial Day Weekend, when the truckstop’s first big tour bus of the season was scheduled to arrive

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Search Engine Announced

TruckStart.com is a new search engine dedicated to the trucking industry

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Senators Ask Bush to Reconsider Mexican Trucks

Ten Democratic senators want President Bush to reconsider his decision to comply with the North American Free Trade Agreement

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway Joins Customs Service CAFES Program to Speed Border Crossings

Roadway Express has joined a U.S. Customs Service program to speed truck crossings at the Canadian and Mexican borders

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

@Road Introduces the iLM2500

@Road Inc., Fremont, Calif., has introduced the iLM 2500 Internet Location Manager, an on-board device used with @Road mobile communications products as FleetASAP

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Condor Freight Lines Reports Record 1st Quarter Operating Ratio

While many trucking companies are struggling, one California LTL reported record operating ratio for the first quarter

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

NTTC Elects Chairman

John D. Groendyke was elected chairman of the National Tank Truck Carriers

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

CFI Celebrates 50 Years

CFI, Joplin, Mo., is celebrating its 50th anniversary

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Body Shop Council Members

Kenworth has named members of its 2001 Kenworth Body Shop Council

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Continental Signs on for Truck Racing

Continental Tire North America has signed on to be the official and exclusive tire supplier for the Super Truck Racing Assn. of North America and its planned ZF Super Truck Racing Championship Series

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Refrigerated Carriers to Meet in California

The Refrigerated Division of the Truckload Carriers Assn. will meet next month in Sonoma, Calif

Tags: Events

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Canada Restructured

Due to a company restructuring initiative, Volvo Trucks North America has released Volvo Trucks Canada president Michael O'Connell

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Tanker Fire Closes I-285 Lanes for Weeks

Several lanes on a section of I-285 north of Atlanta will be closed for three to six weeks for repairs after a fiery tanker truck crash last weekend

Tags: Highways

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Microsoft Embraces Internet Telephone

Microsoft plans to build high-quality telephone features into the next version of its popular Windows software due for release this fall. If the colossus of Redmond, Wash., succeeds, the quality of voice communications on the Internet could improve greatly

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Train Vs. Truck Safety

Railroad engineers work under much stiffer regulations than do truck drivers. I suppose you can argue that they should, but that's not the point. I'm sure we could debate the skills it takes to operate 7,000-horsepower locomotive

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Battle Allison Aftermath

While some truckers are still trying to recover their flooded rigs, others are battling highway damage and debris after a tropical storm that killed 16 in the Houston area

June 11, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow Expands Fast Regional Service

Yellow Freight System is now offering faster service to 247,500 delivery points throughout North America, thanks to an expansion of its Standard Ground Regional Advantage network

June 11, 2001 - Industry News

Travel Information Number Debuts

The northern Kentucky-Cincinnati metropolitan area is the first region in the country to adopt a new national dialing code dedicated to travel information

Tags: Highways

June 11, 2001 - Industry News

Maverick Safety Head Wins Arkansas Honors

The Arkansas Trucking Association named Maverick Vice President of Safety Dean Newell the 2000 Safety Director of the Yea

June 11, 2001 - Industry News

AutoZone Evaluating TruckPro Stores

AutoZone may restructure or sell its TruckPro subsidiary

June 11, 2001 - Industry News

Rail Mergers To Become Tougher

The federal government has made mergers tougher for trucking’s biggest competitor

Tags: Intermodal

June 11, 2001 - Industry News

The High Cost of Accidents

The average cost of a police-reported accident involving a tractor with two or more trailers is $117,309, according to a study issued recently by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

June 10, 2001 - Industry News

Resolution to Ban Retreads Dropped

Tennessee officials have tabled a resolution seeking to restrict retreads

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