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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

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Iowa Trucking Company Closes, 700 Lose Jobs

There’s been another trucking company casualty. Regional carrier Midland Transportation closed its doors Tuesday, after its bank told company officials they would no longer extend credit to cover payroll and other expenses

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Old Dominion, FFE Report Lower Second Quarter Numbers

Lower second quarter numbers for motor carriers trickled in yesterday, with one carrier reporting lower profits despite having more business, while the other just managed to squeak out a profit

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Rebuffs Bush on Mexican Trucks

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

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Peterbilt Reveals Product Support Strategy

Peterbilt Motors is building an extensive product support program which will broaden its involvement in vehicle maintenance and parts inventory management.

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Bandag Profits Squeezed by Weak Markets, Higher Costs

Bandag Inc. posted second quarter earnings of $9.5 million, down 46% from second quarter 2000

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

High Fuel Prices Boost Texaco, Chevron Profits

Texaco and Chevron, expected to merge later this year, reported healthy profit increases in their refining and marketing operations due to bigger profits on fuel and other refined products

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Stalemate Continues Over Mexican Trucks

Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate today wrestled over Mexican trucks once again, with a failed attempt to resolve a stalemate that threatens to shut down the Senate

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Chicago Area Could Get New Beltway

The Chicago metropolitan area could be home to a new outer beltway on the western side of the city that would link Interstate 80 on the south with Interstate 90 on the north

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Exposure To Diesel Linked To Cancer In Children

Children of men exposed to diesel fuel may be more likely to get a type of fast-growing cancer

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

ITS To Include Saturday In 2002

Saturday will again be on the schedule for the International Trucking Show next year in Las Vegas

Tags: Events

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Independent Review Board Choice Could Help Lead To Independent Teamsters

The choice of Joseph diGenova as the Teamsters' appointee to the three-member Independent Review Board could be a step closer to the union's goal of being released from federal supervision

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Nova Scotia Relocates

Kenworth Nova Scotia has relocated to a larger, more convenient site in New Glasgow

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

First Motor Carrier Safety Reauthorization Listening Session Today

As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration looks forward to its Spring 2002 budget submission, the agency is holding public "listening sessions," the first one today in Atlanta

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Medium, Heavy Trucks Excluded From Proposed Tire Pressure Monitoring Mandate

Medium and heavy trucks have been excluded from proposed federal standards requiring tire pressure monitoring systems in new vehicles

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Prophesy Releases Dispatch & Accounting Version 3.5

Prophesy Transportation Solutions, Bloomfield, Conn., announced the availability of its Prophesy Dispatch & Accounting software in version 3.5

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Ryder: Soft Economy Slows Demand for Rental Trucks & Some Logistics Services

A decline in commercial truck rentals coupled with lower demand for logistics services held Ryder System second quarter revenues to $1.29 billion, down 2.9% from the same period last year

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Paccar Sales, Profits Down

Kenworth and Peterbilt parent Paccar Inc. reported a drop in sales and income for the second quarter, both attributed to the decrease in North American new truck demand

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Watch Out For I-40 Construction in Knoxville

Look out for lane closures on Interstate 40 in Knoxille, Tenn., this week

Tags: Highways

July 24, 2001 - Industry News

Record Earnings for ExxonMobil

High oil and natural gas prices boosted ExxonMobil’s second quarter earnings to a record $4.38 billion, up 6% from second quarter 2000

July 24, 2001 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Seats 5,000th Truck

U.S. Xpress headquarters was the recent site of a ceremony seating the company's 5,000th truck.

U.S. Xpress, Chattanooga, Tenn., seated its 5,000th truck during special ceremonies recently

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