July 6, 2001 - Industry News
Everywhere you turn these days, things that used to be made of good old fashioned materials like wood and steel are being made of plastic. Now we have...wait for it...a plastic bridge.
The Texas Department of Transportation has just announced plans to construct the first plastic bridge in the state.
Yellow Freight System announced last week that it plans to raise its rates nearly five percent next month. Other less-than-truckload carriers may do the same
The western part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is about to get E-ZPass, but truckers won’t be allowed to use it.
July 5, 2001 - Industry News
A new online tool makes it easier for truckers to search for and sort Shell and Texaxo truckstops by the services they provide as well as by their locations
Mack Trucks has introduced a new program to speed the delivery of emergency parts.
eflatbed.com, is offering a new Loading and Securement Manual for flatbed haulers.
The Oregon Senate has passed a bill that would bump the speed limit to 70 mph on some freeway stretches
The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced plans to develop a tunnel management system for the nation's highway and transit tunnels.
Web-based logistics company eflatbed.com, was ranked as the largest business-to-business (B2B) Internet company in the Pittsburgh are
@Track Communications, Inc. of Richardson, Texas, providers of HighwayMaster mobile communications and TrackWare trailer tracking, is once again identified as ATRKC on the Nasdaq SmallCap Market
Maddocks Systems Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, makers of TruckMate software announced that Rick Peschka of Oklahoma City, Okla., will be join the company’s sales forc
Business is growing for Streicher Mobile Fueling, a large provider of mobile fueling on the West Coast.
LTL carrier Roadway Express second-quarter earnings fell 59 percent because of weak tonnage levels and warned that the third quarter would continue to be below last year's levels
At a time when most trucking suppliers are feeling the pain of the industry downturn, business at American Cooling Systems is booming
Paccar is increasing the build rates at some of its manufacturing plants in the coming weeks
A new high-tech truck driver training simulator system just delivered to the Singapore Ministry of Defense could be the model for future training of U.S. drivers
TransAm Trucking Inc. of Olathe, Kansas is spec'ing its fleet of over 1,000 tractors with auxiliary power units from Toronto-based RigMaster Power
July 4, 2001 - Industry News
Eastbound I-285 at Ga. 400 will reopen two weeks ahead of schedule
"Deeply concerned" by the House of Representative's move last week to block the access of Mexican trucks under the North American Free Trade Agreement, the American Trucking Associations last week sent a letter to Senate Republican Leader Trent Lott urging implementation
July 3, 2001 - Industry News
New numbers released Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department show factory orders in the United States increased the most in nearly a year
A new law in New Hampshire could hold truckers responsible for problems such as not clearing ice off their rigs
Eaton Corp. has acquired the heavy-duty and medium-duty truck clutch manufacturing assets of Transmisiones TSP, S.A. de C.V
Trucking radio veteran Dave Nemo has a new web site, DaveNemoNetwork.com.
Transplace, the Internet-based transportation logistics company of Plano, Texas, has released a report-card of sorts on its first anniversary of operations
On June 30, CAT Scale's 1938 Kenworth crossed the finish line in Pasadena, Calif., completing a 4,500-mile race across America
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