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March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Anaheim to Discourage Trucks From Imperial Highway

Officials in Anaheim, Calif., announced plans last week to discourage truck traffic on Imperial Highway by reducing the speed limit and posting signs telling truckers to stay away

Tags: Highways

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Arkansas Driver Training Center License Revoked

A truck driver training center in Little Rock, Ark., is appealing an order revoking its license to administer Commercial Driver's License exams

Tags: Industry

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Signs Ergonomics Repeal

President Bush signed into law Tuesday afternoon a repeal of new workplace safety regulations that the trucking industry and other business groups said would be far too costly

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Transport America Opens California Terminal

Minnesota-based Transport Corporation of America announced the opening of its new facility in Fontana, Calif

Tags: Fleets

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

Rolling Blackouts Hit Container Terminals

California's rolling blackouts his the Port of Long Beach Monday, with power interrupted to at least three container terminals

Tags: Intermodal

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Cuts U.S. Interest Rates

The Fed has spoken. Tuesday, the Federal Reserve cut short-term interest rates for the third time this year

Tags: Economy

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Join In Asking EPA To Proceed With Diesel Cleanup

A diverse coalition of state and local clean-air regulators, industry, health and environmental organizations -- including trucking groups -- are urging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christine Todd Whitman to protect the EPA's diesel cleanup plan from delay tactics

Tags: Industry

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Lowers Sales, Profit Projections

Citing the softening U.S. economy and North American commercial vehicle market, ArvinMeritor lowered its sales and earnings estimates for its second fiscal quarter and announced it may cut some jobs

Tags: Industry

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

Soft North American Market Hurts Volvo Sales Worldwide

The continuing downturn in the North American market is largely to blame for a 7% drop in Volvo Global Trucks' sales through February

Tags: Industry

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

Wabash Cuts 500 Jobs

Wabash National says it will cut some 500 hourly and salaried positions as part of a cost reduction program to meet the widespread economic slowdown

Tags: Industry

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

SunPass Implementation Complete in Florida

Last week, the final phase of the SunPass replaced the ticket system on Florida's Turnpike

Tags: Highways

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

Webasto Pushes Auxiliary Heaters

A new global identity, a new web site and a factory installation option on Freightliner trucks may help Webasto get a bigger market for its auxiliary climate control systems

Tags: Industry

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

Trucker in Bourbonnais Train Wreck Well Over the Legal Driving Limit

The truck driver involved in the fatal collision with an Amtrak train in Bourbonnais, Ill., two years ago had logged 30 hours without a break, investigators said

Tags: Safety

March 19, 2001 - Industry News

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Trucking companies won't be surprised by a business consultant's survey that trucking is perceived as one of the hardest-hit businesses by the economic slowdown. But they may not think about what they need to do to

Tags: Economy

March 19, 2001 - Industry News

Mack to Use EGR to Meet '02 Emissions Standards

Mack Trucks announced that it is moving forward on production plans, or "industrializing" for its 12-liter E-Tech engine, which will meet the aggressive 2002 emissions requirements

Tags: Industry

March 19, 2001 - Industry News

Texas Raising Much-Struck Bridge

Texas work crews have begun raising the Denton Drive bridge over Interstate 35E by 16 inches

Tags: Highways

March 19, 2001 - Industry News

BestTransport.com Now Offers Status Manager

Web-based transportion market and logistics provider BestTransport.comhas released a new on-line application called Status Manager

Tags: Industry

March 19, 2001 - Industry News

New Satellite Contender Prepares Trucking Applications

Satellite communications provider TMI Communications of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, has signed an agreement with Toronto-based Cabit Systems to develop new mobile communications applications for the North American trucking industry

Tags: Industry

March 19, 2001 - Industry News

CarrierPoint Introduces Windows Software Version

Web-based logistics software provider CarrierPoint announced its software is now available for Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows NT operating systems

Tags: Industry

March 19, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Offers Online Engine Programming

Cummins has introduced PowerSpec, a Web-based application designed to program the electronic control modules (ECMs) on Cummins engines

Tags: Industry

March 19, 2001 - Industry News

XTRALease Enhances Web Services

Trailer and container leasing company XTRA Lease of St. Louis, Mo., has added customer service features to its web site at www.xtra.com.

Tags: Industry

March 19, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins, Texaco Say Gasket Problems Resolved

Cummins says it has resolved concerns about gasket leakage and Texaco Extended Life Coolan

Tags: Industry

March 19, 2001 - Industry News

Mack Trucks Creating Larger Parts Center

Mack Trucks is leasing a new, larger parts distribution center in Elkridge, Md., from ProLogis, a leading global provider of distribution services and facilities

Tags: Industry

March 19, 2001 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Launches XpresswayPlus.com

ArvinMeritor has introduced XpresswayPlus.com, a web-based system for the commercial vehicle aftermarket

Tags: Industry

March 19, 2001 - Industry News

Virginia Bill Bans Trucks from Northern Shortcut

Trucks will be banned from a popular shortcut in northern Virginia outside Washington, D.C.

Tags: Industry

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