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September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Wilson Bridge Could See Truck Restrictions

Delays in construction of the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge in the Washington, D.C., area could lead to weight restrictions on the old bridge

Tags: Highways

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Perks & Pay: Worker’s Compensation

If you’re a company driver, you’re probably covered by worker’s compensation insurance. But you may have only a vague idea of what this benefit is all about

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

High-Tech Navigation

Tired of messing with folding maps or flipping through road atlases? If you’re looking for a high-tech solution, RoadStar Technology Editor John Bendel has the solution in the September issue

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Time To Winterize

The mercury may still be hitting 90 degrees or more in many parts of the country, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about winterizing your truck

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Safety And Loss Prevention Conference Scheduled

Trucking industry and government experts in the areas of cargo loss prevention, human resources, safety, and security, will gather Sept. 29-Oct.

Tags: Events

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

TCA Contest Applications Available

The Truckload Carriers Assn. is now accepting applications for its Company Equipment Driver of the Year and Independent Contractor of the Year contests for 2002

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Scranton Petro Expands Under New Management

Changes are under way at the Scranton, Pa., Petro as the truckstop’s new management emphasizes driver service and amenities

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Utah DOT Creates Web Site For Truckers

Utah has developed a web site designed as a “one-stop-shop” for trucking and motor carrier information

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Averitt Customers Book International Shipments Online

Customers of Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., can now schedule air and ocean international shipments via the Averitt web site

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Safefreight Security To Use Paradigm Tracking

Safefreight Technology, Jacksonville, Fla., has signed a deal with Toronto-based Paradigm Advanced Technologies to use Paradigm’s tracking system in Safefreight’s cargo security offering

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Thales Launches GPS Receiver For Land Navigation

Thales Navigation, Santa Clara, Calif., has introduced a compact 12-channel GPS receiver it anticipates will be used in applications such as fleet tracking

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Georgia Announces Construction Projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation is warning motorists of delays during resurfacing on I-75 and I-85 south of Atlanta, and is closing two rest areas along I-85 in Gwinnett County for renovation

Tags: Highways

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Operation Air Brake Today

Truck and bus safety enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada will conduct 12 hours of brake safety roadside inspection

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

CF Closes Doors

One of the nation’s largest trucking companies called it quits on Labor Day. After 73 years, Vancouver, Wash.-based Consolidated Freightways announced it was discontinuing operations immediately

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Paccar Cutting Jobs

At least two Peterbilt and Kenworth plants will see major layoffs in November as a result of the October ’02 emissions regulations

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Settlement Details Made Public In OOIDA/Gilbert Suit

More than 1,000 owner-operators who were leased to Gilbert Express will get to divvy up a $1 million settlement in the settlement of a lawsuit brought by the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Mexican Truck Entry Stalled

As Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer nears, it appears the U.S. government won’t make good on its prediction that Mexican trucks will gain full access to the United States by the end of the summer

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

National Freight To Purchase Core Carriers

National logistics provider NFI, Vineland, N.J., announced an agreement to purchase, through its National Freight affiliate, Jacksonville, Fla.-based Core Carriers

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

EPA: Diesel Exhaust May Cause Cancer

Diesel exhaust probably causes lung cancer, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a controversial report that’s just been released

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Guarantees Uptime On Oct. ’02 Diesels

Cummins Inc. on Monday announced an expanded program as an incentive for fleets to spec Cummins new low-emission ISM and ISX truck diesels with cooled exhaust gas recirculatio

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Cracks Down on Carriers Hauling Without Proper Authority

Starting Sept. 27, vehicles caught providing interstate for-hire services without proper federal authority could be ordered off the road

August 23, 2002 - Industry News

PennDOT Warns Of I-80 Back-Ups

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is warning of lengthy backups on I-80 in the vicinity of Exits 210 & 212 (Route 15 & I-180)

Tags: Highways

August 23, 2002 - Industry News

Navistar To Cut Jobs

Navistar, the maker of International brand trucks and engines, reportedly plans to cut about 10 percent of its workforce and slash the number of suppliers it uses

August 23, 2002 - Industry News

Avis Parent Buys Budget, Including Truck Rental Operation

Avis parent Cendant Corp. has agreed to buy the assets of bankrupt Budget Group Inc., including Budget's Ryder TRS Inc. consumer truck rental unit

August 23, 2002 - Industry News

Tolls Going Up At Detroit/Windsor Tunnel

Expect higher tolls at the Detroit/Windsor Tunnel starting next Monday, Sept. 2

Tags: Highways

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