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May 10, 2002 - Industry News

Wholesale Prices Down, Freight Rates Up

Prices at the wholesale level appear under control as they fell 0.2% in April

Tags: Economy

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

Missouri House Passes Bill Raising Diesel Tax 3 Cents

The Missouri House passed a bill raising the state’s 17-cent diesel tax by 3 cents – half the amount proposed by the Senate

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

House Approves Nuclear Waste Site

Nuclear waste haulers are one step closer to being busier. The U.S. House of Representatives has approved Yucca Mountain in Nevada as the disposal site for the nation’s nuclear waste

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

Norcal Waste Systems Orders Autocar Xpeditors

San-Francisco-based Norcal Waste Systems, the nation's seventh largest waste hauling company, is taking delivery of several 2003 Autocar Xpeditor trucks

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

DPS Announces alphaPORTAL For Trucking Websites

DPS Software Systems, Pasadena, Calif., announced the release of alphaPORTAL, a full featured portal and web services application designed for motor carriers

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

Economic Impact Of Crashes Reaches $230.6 Billion

The economic impact of motor vehicle crashes on America’s roadways has reached $230.6 billion a year, or an average of $820 for every person living in the United States

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

Heartland Express To Buy Great Coastal Express

Heartland Express, Coralville, Iowa, has agreed to purchase the business and certain trucking assets of Great Coastal Express Inc., a truckload carrier based near Richmond, Va

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

Remember Veterans Memorial Day

The federal government is asking truckers and other motorists to turn their lights on at 3 p.m. Memorial Day as part of a national “Moment of Remembrance.

Tags: Events

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Numbers Due July 3

On July 3, all trucks operating in interstate commerce should have the USDOT number on both sides of the cab

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

Smithway Loss Grows, Revenue Per Mile Up

Smithway Motor Xpress, Fort Dodge, Iowa, saw lower revenues and higher losses during the first quarter of the year

May 8, 2002 - Industry News

Kansas Close To Raising Fuel Tax

It looks like Kansas will raise the state’s diesel tax by 2 cents per gallon

May 8, 2002 - Industry News

Tanguay Furniture, Purolator Courier Choose A.Maze Routing

Tanguay Furniture and Purolator Courier have chosen GEOCOMtms A.Maze Routes software

May 8, 2002 - Industry News

PartSeek Turns Slow-Moving Truck Parts Into Cash

PartSeek, the largest exchange of heavy-duty truck parts, announced it is allowing sellers to post up to 10 parts for free

May 8, 2002 - Industry News

GDT Improves Highway and Street Coverage

Geographic Data Technology, which provides map databases for popular trucking mapping products, announced the new quarterly release of its Dynamap street and address databases

May 8, 2002 - Industry News

Delmar Learning To Distribute Daily Dispatch Challenge

The Truckload Carriers Association announced that Delmar Learning is now the exclusive distributor for the Daily Dispatch Challenge, an interactive CD-ROM for training fleet managers

May 8, 2002 - Industry News

Arkansas Truckers Ask State To Revamp Tax Laws

Now that Oklahoma has changed its rules to stop allowing out-of-state carriers to register there through third-party services, trucking companies in adjacent Arkansas are asking state officials to change sales tax laws

May 8, 2002 - Industry News

Independent Truckstops Secure TripPak Services

Professional Transportation Partners, representing more than 165 independent truckstop members, is exclusively offering TripPak Express and TripPak Online document management services

May 8, 2002 - Industry News

Peregrine Execs Quit In Accounting Inquiry

Peregrine Systems Inc., San Diego, is investigating potentially inaccurate accounting, and two top executives have resigned

May 7, 2002 - Industry News

Orders Double for International Class 8 Trucks

Orders for new International Class 8 trucks have doubled in the last couple of months, but Truck Group President Steve Keate remains optimistic that the upturn is mainly due to the economy, not pre-buying to beat Oct. 1 emissions

May 7, 2002 - Industry News

Stevens Transport Likes LVDs

Dallas-based Stevens Transport says it’s convinced after a six-month test of Intra’s low-voltage disconnect device

May 7, 2002 - Industry News

Philly Seizing Trucks

Philadelphia says it has cut the number of truck crashes by impounding dangerous trucks, but many truckers are not happy about the tactics

May 7, 2002 - Industry News

Dana Combines On-Highway, Off-Highway Units

Dana Corp., Toledo, Ohio, has formed a new strategic business unit, the Heavy Vehicle Technologies and Systems Group

May 7, 2002 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Runaway Truck Ramp Seen As Unsafe

A truck runaway ramp on Route 93 in Carbon County, Pa., will be replaced with one using safer methods

May 7, 2002 - Industry News

Houston Officials Say Lane Restrictions Working

Houston officials say a rule restricting trucks to the right lanes of 8 miles of Interstate 10 has resulted in fewer crashes

May 7, 2002 - Industry News

New System Can Track Containers In Port

Skybitz and WhereNet Corp. have teamed up to bring a dual mode global tracking solution for intermodal containers to market

Tags: Intermodal

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