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February 26, 2002 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Drops In February

American consumers have turned a little fickle about the future of the economy

Tags: Economy

February 25, 2002 - Industry News

More Extreme 7-Minute Solutions

J.J. Keller & Assoc. Inc. has released three new additions to its Extreme 7-Minute Solutions, a driver training video series focusing on extreme driving conditions

February 25, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Moves Forward On Anti-Terrorism Measures

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is moving full steam ahead to prevent trucks from being used by terrorists as weapons of mass destruction in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks

February 25, 2002 - Industry News

Clapp: Mexican Truck Rules Imminent

Rules dealing with the application process for Mexican carriers and the safety audit system will likely be issued this week

February 25, 2002 - Industry News

Nominations Sought For UTA Distinguished Industry Service Award

The Used Truck Association is seeking nominations for its annual award that recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the used truck industry

February 25, 2002 - Industry News

EveryTruckJob.com offers new service.

A new website has been launched devoted to trucking-industry career development: www.everytruckjob.com

February 25, 2002 - Industry News

Dick Simon Files For Chapter 11

Dick Simon Trucking and its parent company, Simon Transportation Services, have voluntary filed for Chapter 11 reorganization under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code

February 25, 2002 - Industry News

Bush Checks Out CNG Buses In China

President Bush speaks as Colin Powell and officials from Cummins and the Beijing Public Transportation Corporation look on.

President Bush got a look at some North American technology on his trip to China last week

February 25, 2002 - Industry News

FedEx Orders Prototype Hybrid Electric Delivery Trucks

Three competing teams will produce environmentally friendly prototype vehicles for the next generation of FedEx Express delivery trucks

February 22, 2002 - Industry News

Dart Offers Trailer Service

Minnesota-based Dart Transit has entered the trailer leasing and rental business

February 22, 2002 - Industry News

Arizona Likes Trucks In Right Lane Experiment

Arizona officials report success with an experiment requiring trucks to stay in the right-hand lane on an uphill section of Interstate 17 near Mesa

Tags: Highways

February 22, 2002 - Industry News

Sheedy Drayage Makes Management Announcements

Sheedy Drayage Co., a crane and rigging contractor based in San Francisco, has made a number of changes in its leadership

February 22, 2002 - Industry News

Wabash National Calling Back Laid-Off Workers

Wabash National Corp. is reportedly recalling 480 employees laid off six weeks ago from its Lafayette, Ind., plant and hiring another 100

February 22, 2002 - Industry News

Creeks Open Travel Center On Interstate 5 In Oregon

Although there are still finishing touches being added, the new Seven Feathers Truck and Travel Center is open on Interstate 5 near Canyonville, Ore

February 22, 2002 - Industry News

Transport Corporation Of America Hosts Wedding

This year saw a very unusual Valentine's Day at Eagan, Minn.-based Transport Corporation of America with a wedding between two of its employees. The bride, Gina Wyatt, has been a Transport America associate since 1994, while the groom, Bob Volpe, has been with the company since 1985. Both started out as drivers for the truckload carrier and later moved into operations

February 22, 2002 - Industry News

Shippers Group To Include All Transportation Companies

The National Industrial Transportation League, a shipper's group, will allow any companies involved in freight transportation to become full, voting members

February 22, 2002 - Industry News

ACES To Create Standard Freight Contract Rate Transmittals

Freightgate Inc. has announced its official industry-wide launch of ACES, Alliance for Contract Exchange Standardization

February 22, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Rep. Says Ban Trucks From Houston's Katy Freeway

A U.S. Representative from Texas wants to solve the problems of Houston's crowded Katy Freeway by using toll lanes and banning tractor-trailers

Tags: Highways

February 22, 2002 - Industry News

New Jersey Scuttles Plan to Extend Big Truck Access

A New Jersey Department of Transportation plan to expand big truck routes in the state has been shot down by local opponents

Tags: Highways

February 21, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Loses Round In Oregon Tax Challenge

An Oregon County judge ruled that the state's weight-distance tax is not unconstitutional in a suit brought by the American Trucking Associations

February 21, 2002 - Industry News

EPA, Engine Makers Said To Be Close To Settling

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may be close to settling a lawsuit brought against it by Cummins, International, and the Engine Manufacturers Assn. over tougher diesel emissions regulations

February 21, 2002 - Industry News

Plan to Ease N.J. Truck Restrictions Draws Fire

New Jersey may allow big trucks on a few more miles of currently restricted roadways, but not without controversy

Tags: Highways

February 21, 2002 - Industry News

Economic Indicators Increase In January

There are more indications the American economy is poised for a turnaround. This morning the Conference Board reported its Index of Leading Economic Indicators increased 0.6% in January

Tags: Economy

February 20, 2002 - Industry News

UPS Announces New Supply Chain Organization

UPS has reorganized the way it is marketing its growing variety of non-package-delivery services

February 20, 2002 - Industry News

Nexterna Upgrades OptiTrac Location Tracking Software

Nexterna is offering an enhanced version of its wireless location tracking software

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