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June 17, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Awards $92.3 Million For Port Security

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta announced the award of $92.3 million in grants to 51 intermodal ports to enhance security

Tags: Intermodal

June 17, 2002 - Industry News

GAO Report: Interstate Highway Capacity Needed

A new U.S. General Accounting Office report on the current state of the Interstate Highway System found that the overall physical condition of the system has improved over the last decade, but that growing capacity needs are not being met

Tags: Highways

June 17, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA Files Two More Leasing Lawsuits

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. has filed two new lawsuits against motor carriers for alleged violations of the federal leasing regulations

June 14, 2002 - Industry News

Moving A Mountain -- Or Close To It

What do you do when you find a great deal on a grain elevator but it's located some 25 miles from your farm? If you are farmer Rob Keyser in Markinch, Saskatchewan, you call in Minty's Moving of Onanole, Manitoba, to move the 95-foot-tall, 800,000-pound wooden structure. The 57-year-old company specializes in really big moves, but the grain storage elevator was the biggest move to date for Minty's, according to owner Harold Minty

June 14, 2002 - Industry News

Michelin X-One Helps Save Fuel On Hybrid Tractor

Michelin X-One XDA wide single tires are helping to save fuel for a class 8 tractor with a diesel reformer/fuel cell/ hybrid electric drivetrain

June 14, 2002 - Industry News

Iowa80.com Offers New Catalog

Iowa80.com will release a new catalog of trucking accessories at the end of June

June 14, 2002 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Rolling Out Aether Service

Old Dominion Freight Line has completed a successful trial of Aether wireless service and has begun a rollout to its fleet of 1,700 trucks

June 14, 2002 - Industry News

Qualcomm Demonstrates Security Technology

Qualcomm recently demonstrated security features of its OmniTracs satellite-based mobile communications and tracking system at a Washington, D.C. event attended by congressional leaders and Department of Transportation representatives

June 14, 2002 - Industry News

Oklahoma Posts New Truck Detour Route

Oklahoma officials have changed the eastbound truck detour around the I-40 bridge that collapsed last month after being hit by an out-of-control barge

Tags: Highways

June 14, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA: Yellow Plan About LCVs, Not Safety

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. last week accused Yellow Corp. of being more interested in longer, heavier trucks than in safety with its recent announcement of a push for 65-mph speed limits for trucks

June 14, 2002 - Industry News

Industrial Production Up, Business Inventories Down

The U.S. economy appears to be looking better, with news Friday that industrial production increased for the fifth month in a row during May while business inventories fell for the 15th straight month during April

Tags: Economy

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Port Driver Problems Get Attention In Texas

A Texas state representative plans to introduce legislation to address the concerns of truck drivers who must idle their rigs, unpaid, for hours at the Port of Houston waiting to pick up or drop off containers

Tags: Intermodal

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Watch Out For Detours On I-10 In Tucson

Expect detours on Interstate 10 the next few weekends in Tucson, Ariz

Tags: Highways

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Kroger To Pay Injured Trucker $55 Million

Kroger Co. will pay $55 million to a trucker injured when he was crushed between two trucks after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to overturn a 1999 jury award

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Overnite Opens Lubbock Facility

Overnite Transportation Co. has opened a new service center in Lubbock, Texas

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Expedite Expo Expands To Two Days

The Expedite Expo 2002 has been expanded to two days of activities at the Detroiter Truck Stop in Woodhaven, Mich., Aug. 15-16

Tags: Events

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Descartes Introduces Fleetwise Monitor

Fleetwise Monitor from The Descartes Systems Group is a new routing and scheduling software application to provide for real-time coordination of customer service representatives, dispatchers and drivers

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems Partners With FuelQuest

Fleet fueling car provider U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems has teamed up with FuelQuest to provide fuel tank owners, fuel buyers and fuel suppliers a way manage activities and data associated with moving, storing, or buying fuel

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Parts Council Members

Kenworth has named its Kenworth Parts Council members for 2002

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Bill Would Help Truckers Hurt By NAFTA

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would help truckers that are hurt by competition from foreign-owned carriers, which some fear will happen after the U.S. border is opened to Mexican trucks later this summer

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Judge Denies Request To Block Plutonium Trucks

As early as this weekend, South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges may get a chance to make good on his threat to use his own body, as well as state troopers, to block shipments of plutonium into the state

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Reports Showed Mixed Signals For Economic Recovery

Several indicators are giving mixed signals about how well the economy is performing as well as how things may look down the road

Tags: Economy

June 12, 2002 - Industry News

New Agreement Provides Directions Via Qualcomm

Qualcomm and Maptuit have announced an agreement that delivers directions wirelessly to the driver in the cab

June 12, 2002 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Unveils SUMIT CVA

Schneider Logistics Inc. has announced the release of its collaborative transportation procurement product, SUMIT CVA, aimed at providing shippers with a strategic approach to securing low-cost, long-term freight contracts

June 12, 2002 - Industry News

Hino To Build Trucks In California

Japan-based Hino Motors has announced it will establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation beginning in 2004, with the trucks to be sold in North America

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