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November 27, 2001 - Industry News

RSPA Extends Comment Deadline for Hazmat Rules Clarification

The Research and Special Programs Administration has extended the deadline to February 1, 2002, for comments on proposed changes to federal hazardous materials transportation rules that would clarify its jurisdiction over certain functions, including loading and unloading

November 27, 2001 - Industry News

TCA Offers Insurance Audio Conference

The Truckload Carriers Assn.'s Truckload Academy is offering a special audio conference on the topic "Surviving Today's Insurance Crisis.

November 27, 2001 - Industry News

Labor, Safety Groups Back Border Bill

A group of organizations ranging from the Teamsters and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. to Public Citizen and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Tuesday contended that pending legislation regarding cross-border trucking with Mexico does not violate the North American Free Trade Agreement

November 27, 2001 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Falling

Consumers don’t feel too good about the American economy, despite predictions by some economists that things will soon turn around

Tags: Economy

November 27, 2001 - Industry News

Ameriquest Wins Patent For Business Model

AmeriQuest Transportation and Logistics Resources Corp. has received a patent for its innovative business system

November 27, 2001 - Industry News

Tolls To Rise At Delaware River

The cost for truckers crossing toll bridges operated by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission will more than triple next summer

Tags: Highways

November 27, 2001 - Industry News

Fontaine Trailer Buys Ravens

Fontaine Trailer has purchased the assets of Ravens Inc. from RVM Industries

November 27, 2001 - Industry News

Transcraft Makes Air-Weigh Scale Published Option

Flatbed trailer manufacturer Transcraft now features Air-Weigh Scales as the published option for on-board weight indicating devices

November 27, 2001 - Industry News

Intermec Introduces Mobile Computing System for P&D

I-gistics, a mobile hardware and software solution that allows delivery fleets to automate their logistics operations, is now available from Intermec Technologies Corp

November 27, 2001 - Industry News

Goodyear Making More Cuts

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said it will cut tire production at its North America tire operations this mont

November 27, 2001 - Industry News

Yokohama Teams With Petro To Expand Fleet Service

Yokohama Tire has entered into an agreement with Petro Stopping Centers for the sale and distribution of commercial tires

November 27, 2001 - Industry News

Why Is My Insurance Going Up?

It may be a year or more before we know the full economic cost of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but one thing is almost certain: your insurance premiums will go up. Insurance brokers and agents are

Tags: Economy

November 26, 2001 - Industry News

New Rules For Bureau-Set Rates

Motor carriers that participate in rate-setting bureaus now must provide a “truth in rates” notice whenever they reference bureau-set rates, according to the Surface Transportation Board

November 26, 2001 - Industry News

Proposed Arkansas Toll Road Controversial

As the Arkansas Highway Commission considers using tolls to finance the North Belt Freeway, some are not too happy about the idea

Tags: Highways

November 26, 2001 - Industry News

New York To Track WTC Debris Via Satellite

A month after debris from the World Trade Center site in New York City was diverted to unofficial dumps, New York City officials are now using satellite tracking to keep an eye on the dump truck

November 26, 2001 - Industry News

Expect Delays At Montana Border Crossing

Truckers using the Sweetgrass, Mont., border crossing into Coutts, Alberta, Canada can expect more delays over the next year as a new joint U.S.-Canadian port is built

November 26, 2001 - Industry News

Get Coupon Book With Kenworth PremierCare E-Mail Service

Kenworth is offering a free parts and service coupon book to trucking professionals when they sign up online for Kenworth's free PremierCare e-mail service

November 26, 2001 - Industry News

NTE Announces Customer Advisory Board

NTE has announced the appointment of five new members to its 2002 Customer Advisory Board

November 26, 2001 - Industry News

Mirenco Awarded Patent For EconoCruise

Mirenco, a small company in Radcliffe, Iowa, is a step closer to marketing its innovative fuel-saving cruise control system with the award of a patent

November 24, 2001 - Industry News

Economic News Is Improved

There’s some better news about the American economy and for trucking the effects will be positive

Tags: Economy

November 20, 2001 - Industry News

Underdog Takes International Truck Challenge Title

A big race, big rigs and big bucks combined to bring fans out to the Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday, Nov. 17, as competitors tackled the final obstacle on the road to cold hard cash and a place in history as the first "International Truck Challenge" champion. Barry Sheppard, driver for Elliot Sadler's #21 car for Wood Brothers Racing team, put up an impressive time of 141.5 seconds in this third event to claim the $1,000 prize money given to the winner of each individual event

Tags: Events

November 20, 2001 - Industry News

California Looks At Anti-Terrorism Truck Device

As officials look for ways to keep terrorists from using trucks as weapons of mass destruction, the California Highway Patrol is looking at a device that would allow pursuing police to stop a fleeing truck in its tracks

November 20, 2001 - Industry News

Border Battle Continues

As Congress reconvenes from its Thanksgiving vacation, a controversial bill dealing with Mexican trucks will again be the topic of debate. Senators from two border states are threatening a filibuster of a transportation appropriations conference bill if it imposes restrictions on Mexican trucking they believe violate the North American Free Trade Agreement

November 20, 2001 - Industry News

Diesel Retrofitting Video Available

A new video explaining diesel engine retrofitting for cleaner emissions features transit bus operators, truck fleet owners, diesel fuel suppliers and government regulators

November 20, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Announces Rate Changes for 2002

FedEx Express and FedEx Ground will increase rates effective Jan. 7, 2002

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