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July 22, 2001 - Industry News

Panel Calls For National Trucking Regulation In Canada

Canada needs more cohesive national regulations covering the trucking industry, according to a government report

July 22, 2001 - Industry News

Teamsters Ads Oppose Border Opening

The Teamsters union this week begins a radio advertising blitz against opening the U.S. border to what it says are unsafe Mexican trucks

July 20, 2001 - Industry News

CF Posts Loss, Yellow Shows Lower Earnings

Consolidated Freightways and Yellow Corp. both announced the second quarter earnings Friday reflecting the trucking industry's struggle with a slow economy and high costs

July 20, 2001 - Industry News

Overweight Trucks Detoured On U.S. 26 in Oregon

Trucks over 80,000 pounds are being detoured around a bridge on U.S. 26, also known as the John Day Highway, between Mt. Vernon and John Day

Tags: Highways

July 20, 2001 - Industry News

TMC Fall Meeting to Include Two Tracks

The Technology and Maintenance Council's fall meeting will live up to its new name, with tracks on both equipment and information technology

Tags: Events

July 20, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner: Big Challenge for DaimlerChrysler

Freightliner and the troubled North American commercial vehicle market continue to draw much of the heat for DaimlerChrysler’s lagging profits

July 20, 2001 - Industry News

ABF Introduces Web-based Pool Distribution and Logistics Tools

ABF Freight System of Fort Smith, Ark., has introduced a suite of web-based logistics tools that let customers analyze shipping patterns and leverage special pool distribution rates and services

July 19, 2001 - Industry News

Soft Economy Hurts ArvinMeritor

ArvinMeritor reported sales of $1.8 billion and net income before special items of $29 million for its third fiscal quarter, ending June 30, 2001

July 19, 2001 - Industry News

Sirius Gets Serious About Trucker Radio

Sirius Satellite Radio, the New York-based satellite radio broadcaster, has begun work on a channel dedicated to the trucking community

July 19, 2001 - Industry News

Economists Predict Stronger Manufacturing

As some carriers shake their heads over earnings reports and recent news of decreased manufacturing during June, there’s new hope that economy may start to pick up as soon as late this summer

Tags: Economy

July 19, 2001 - Industry News

Next Phase On Mixing Bowl To Begin

The next phase of the extensive reconstruction of the Virginia intersection known as the "Mixing Bowl" is scheduled to begin next month

Tags: Highways

July 19, 2001 - Industry News

Fuel Tax Hike On Table In Washington State

Washington lawmakers could vote today on whether to raise fuel taxes and truck fees to help fight traffic congestion

July 19, 2001 - Industry News

More Fleet Earnings Reports Released

While the most recent fleet financial results ranged from healthy numbers to disappointing business levels from Arkansas Best, Landstar, Overnite, UPS, Marten Transport and P.A.M. Transportation, most all seemed upbeat, one way or another

July 19, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Has a Border Fight on His Hands

President Bush is deep in a fight over his plan to open the U.S. border to long-distance Mexican trucks by the first of next year. Battle lines were drawn at hearings in the Senate and the House this week, as appropriations committees negotiate funding legislation for the Department of Transportation

July 18, 2001 - Industry News

More Fleet Earnings Reports Show Mixed Results

Earnings reports, with varied results, continued to come in Wednesday from trucking companies Werner Enterprices, CNF, USA Truck, Covenant Transport, Knight Transport and US Freightways

July 18, 2001 - Industry News

Delphi Profits Down

Delphi Automotive Systems Corp. reported second quarter net income of $164 million compared to $424 million for second quarter 2000

July 18, 2001 - Industry News

Lufkin: Weak Trailer Sales Through This Year

The industry will do well to see a rebound in trailer sales by the first quarter of 2002

July 18, 2001 - Industry News

CF, Daylight Announce Rate Increases

Two West Coast based less-than-truckload companies have announced rate increases

July 18, 2001 - Industry News

Parts, Service & Niche Sales Strong, says Rush Enterprises

Over-the-road truck sales remain soft, but Peterbilt mega-dealer Rush Enterprises says it continues to see growth in the parts and service side of its business

July 18, 2001 - Industry News

Housing Starts Jump, Inflation Eases From May to June

The roller coaster ride of economic reports that affect trucking continued yesterday, with news of housing starts and inflation

Tags: Economy

July 18, 2001 - Industry News

Southern Maryland Oil Selects GeoCom TMS Routing

Southern Maryland Oil of LaPlata, Md., will use GeoCom TMS Routing technolog

July 18, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow Global Offers Quotes and Shipping on the Web

Yellow Global of Overland Park, Kan., has introduced Global QBT, a web site that provides instant quotes on international shipments

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

New Jersey Association Warns Truckers of Delays On Westbound I-80

The New Jersey Motor Truck Association has issued a notice advising drivers and fleets to avoid westbound I-80 in New Jersey between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m., if at all possible

Tags: Highways

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Hoffa, Mexico's President Meet On NAFTA

Mexican President Vicente Fox and Teamsters President James P. Hoffa discussed the issue of opening the U.S. border to Mexican trucks in a private meeting Monday night

July 17, 2001 - Industry News

Caterpillar: Strength in Other Markets Offsets Collapse of North American Truck Engine Market

Caterpillar reported second quarter sales and revenue of $5.49 billion, up 2% from second quarter 2000. However, profit was $271 million, down 14% from a year ago

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