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July 30, 2001 - Industry News

Major Truck Transporter Has New Owner

Active hauls cars and trucks.

JHT Holdings, parent company of Active Transportation, Dallas Mavis and Automotive Carrier Services, has a new owner

July 30, 2001 - Industry News

Kansas Offers Online Permits

Motor carriers in Kansas and other states now can buy their Kansas permits online

July 30, 2001 - Industry News

Overweight Loads Drop In South Dakota

Two years after the South Dakota Legislature raised overweight truck fines by as much as 50 percent, officials reports the number of tickets for grossly overweight loads has dropped

July 30, 2001 - Industry News

German Truck Maker Cutting Jobs

German truck maker MAN AG plants to cut more than 5 percent of its work force in the second such move this year

July 30, 2001 - Industry News

Rip Griffin Takes Smart Card Systemwide

After a one-year trial run in its Terrell, Texas, location, Rip Griffin Travel Centers will expand SmartStop's multi-application smart card in all its travel centers

July 30, 2001 - Industry News

Investment Firm Reopening Dorsey Plant

The Dorsey Trailer plant in Elba, Ala., will be revamped and produce trailers for a customer in Mexico

July 30, 2001 - Industry News

Oshkosh Sales Up, Profits Down

Double digit sales and income growth in Oshkosh Truck Corp.’s fire, emergency and defense businesses tempered continued weakness in commercial markets during the company’s third fiscal quarter

July 29, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Hits Road To Reauthorization

Julie Cirillo

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is less than two years old, but it is already starting work on a reauthorization bill for 2003. About 50 people attended the first of the agency's "listening sessions" on the subject Thursday in Atlanta

July 29, 2001 - Industry News

Mexican Truck Fracas Continues Today in Senate

Senators return to the fray today in their slugfest over the North American Free Trade Agreement. Late last Friday advocates of tough rules-of-entry for Mexican truckers failed in a bid to cut off debate, setting the stage for a showdow

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

PTDI Works To Broaden Reach

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has expanded its Board of Directors in an attempt to broaden its reach beyond the truckload industry

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

Transportation Bill Dies In Washington State

A bill that would have helped pay for highway improvements with higher diesel taxes and truck registration fees has died in the Washington Legislature

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

St. Ignace Parade Of Lights To Honor Ruth Jones

This year's Parade of Lights at the Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show in St. Ignace, Mich., will be dedicated to Ruth Jones, NAST member and Senior Editor at LandLine Magazine, who died June 8 after a long battle with cancer

Tags: Events

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

New SBA Leader Confirmed

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed President Bush's nomination of Hector V. Barreto Jr. as the 21st Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Growth Slows Further Through Second Quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a meager 0.7% in the April-June quarter, following a 1.3% rise in the first quarter of the year

Tags: Economy

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

BAMnet Serves Up The Internet At 6.5 Cents a Minute

Dial-up Internet may get a lot easier for customers of a new service called BAMnet Travel. BAMnet Corp. of Hamilton, N.J., is offering quick, simple and near-universal dial-up service from most phones in the U.S. for a straight fe

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

Swift, Transport Corp. Report Second Quarter Results

Swift Transportation, the nation’s largest publicly held truckload carrier, reported it had more business in the first six months of this year, compared to the same time a year ago, but profits were down

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

Las Vegas Orders Self-Steering Buses

A Civis vehicle on display in London in May 2001.

Las Vegas will likely be the first U.S. city to deploy a first in intelligent transportation, a kind of trolley bus intended to compete with light rail. Also called a rubber-tired tram, the vehicle is much like a typical urban bus

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Losing Ground In Battle Over Mexican Trucks

Senate votes 70 to 30 in favor of amendment imposing stricter regulations on Mexican trucks.

The Senate rebuffed President Bush Thursday, voting for a bill that places tough restrictions on Mexican trucks that want long-distance access to the U.S

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

New Rand McNally Products Target Drivers, Small Fleets

Rand McNally, the mapping giant of Skokie, Ill., will launch a suite of products aimed at professional drivers, owner-operators and small fleets

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Qualcomm Earnings Down 20%

Qualcomm says it expects to grow revenues and profits in 2002 with global deployment of its second and third generation CDMA (code division multiple access) mobile phone technology

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

NTEA Release New Truck Data Publication

A new National Truck Equipment Association product can help develop marketing plans or update existing data on the truck tractor market

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Tough New CDL Rules

Federal safety officials are proposing tough new licensing rules for commercial drivers, including disqualification for anyone who drives when his license is suspended. The proposed changes to the Commercial Driver’s License rules were ordered by Congress in an attempt to crack down on scofflaws and to tighten up state licensing procedures

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Agrees to Sell Xpeditor Business

The Volvo Xpeditor will now be the Autocar Xpeditor.

Volvo Trucks North America has reached an agreement to sell its Xpeditor truck product line to Grand Vehicle Works Holdings LLC

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway, Truckside Advertising Company Team Up

A truckside advertising company and one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers have teamed up

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Durable Goods Shipments & Orders Drop

U.S. manufacturers reported a 2% drop in durable goods shipments in June together with a larger 2.3% dip in orders and 0.7% cut in inventories. This news is neutral to slightly negative for freight

Tags: Economy

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