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August 12, 2002 - Industry News

Missouri Considers Tolls Roads

As Missouri highway officials figure out what to do now that a fuel and sales tax provision to pay for highway improvements was soundly defeated, they are looking at the possibility of tolls

Tags: Highways

August 12, 2002 - Industry News

Illinois Awards Contract For Automated Toll Violation Processing System

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has awarded TransCore a three-year, $38 million contract to install and manage an automated toll violation processing center

Tags: Highways

August 12, 2002 - Industry News

Streets Closed To Trucks Near White House

The Secret Service has banned trucks from several blocks that run near the White House

August 12, 2002 - Industry News

October Likely To See Layoffs

At least two manufacturers will likely lay off workers after new engine emissions regulations take effect Oct. 1

August 12, 2002 - Industry News

Drivers, Inspectors Compete For Top Honors

Some of the nation’s best truckers and truck inspectors are converging on Milwaukee this week to compete in contests designed to honor the best of the best

Tags: Events

August 11, 2002 - Industry News

Government Scales Back TIPS Plan

After heavy criticism and action by Congress to prohibit it, a Bush administration proposal to develop a network of anti-terrorism tipsters, including truckers, is being scaled back

August 11, 2002 - Industry News

Yellow Opens Nasdaq To Mark 20th Anniversary

Yellow Corp. President and CEO William D. Zollars opened Nasdaq trading Friday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the listing of the corporation on the New York market

August 11, 2002 - Industry News

New Technology, Rebates From Sirius

Sirius Satellite Radio announced it will introduce a new, second generation chipset for its satellite radios during the fourth quarter of this year, and in the meantime is offering a rebate to make its radios more affordable

August 11, 2002 - Industry News

Wolf Asks Mineta To Block 18-Year-Old Driver Program

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has asked the U.S. Transportation Secretary to block the creation of a pilot program that would allow drivers under 21 to operate large commercial trucks

August 9, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Sets Standards For Way to Test Brakes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule establishing pass/fail criteria that will allow government and fleet inspectors to use performance-based brake testers (PBBTs) to measure braking performance of commercial vehicles

August 9, 2002 - Industry News

Training And Executive Search Companies Team Up

Efleetmgmt Inc., Woodbridge, Va., has announced a partnership with Navesink Logistics, Middletown, N.J

August 8, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Survey: Most Trucking Companies Plan To Avoid ’02 Engines

Trucking companies have been pre-buying trucks, and few plan to buy new trucks in the fourth quarter of the year, thanks to new emissions standards that go into effect Oct. 1, according to a survey released this week by the American Trucking Associations

Tags: Economy

August 8, 2002 - Industry News

New Border Crossing Station Planned In Maine

The New Brunswick and Maine governments have chosen the Calais Industrial Park as the site of a proposed new border crossing statio

August 8, 2002 - Industry News

Stonier Offers Faster Payment

Stonier Transportation Group, Jacksonville, Fla., is offering a new payment program designed to accelerate cash flow for its motor carriers

August 8, 2002 - Industry News

Polk Enhances Commercial Trucking Data

R.L. Polk & Co., Southfield, Mich., announced a licensing agreement with Donnelley Marketing that will help it enhance its trucking fleet and vocational data

August 8, 2002 - Industry News

Melton Technologies Announces Fuel Advice Interface

Melton Technologies, Winston-Salem, N.C., announced availability of an interface between its Horizon Dispatch product and Integrated Decision Support Corporation’s Fuel Advice fuel optimization application service provider (ASP)

August 8, 2002 - Industry News

Compromise Bill Calls For Appointments At LA Ports

A compromise bill expected to be signed into law in California would set up an appointment system for trucks hauling containers in and out of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Tags: Intermodal

August 8, 2002 - Industry News

Smithway: Good News Despite Red Ink

Despite bottom-line losses, Smithway Motor Xpress Chairman, President and CEO William G. Smith said he’s encouraged by substantial progress on several fronts

August 8, 2002 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Cracks Down On Trucks

Pennsylvania authorities placed 282 commercial vehicle drivers and 942 commercial vehicles out of service during a weeklong statewide truck inspection program

August 8, 2002 - Industry News

Wholesale Prices Down Slightly In July

Prices at the wholesale level dipped in July, fueling speculation the Federal Reserve could cut interest rates again to help prop up the slow-moving economy

Tags: Economy

August 7, 2002 - Industry News

Navistar Rings NYSE Bell to Mark Centennial

Navistar International executives Wednesday rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to mark the company's centennial year in 2002

August 7, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Fatalities Down In 2001

Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks dropped from 5,282 in 2000 to 5,082 in 2001, according to figures released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

August 7, 2002 - Industry News

Carroll Fulmer Family Buys Back Namesake

The Carroll Fulmer family is buying back its trucking company namesake from the Transit Group of Atlanta to form Carroll Fulmer Logistics Corp

August 7, 2002 - Industry News

Missouri Voters Reject Fuel Tax Hike

Missouri voters soundly rejected a proposition to boost fuel taxes and sales taxes in order to pay for road work

August 7, 2002 - Industry News

Rocor Files Chapter 11, Plans Sale

Rocor International, Oklahoma City, filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection petition this week in anticipation of the sale of the refrigerated carrier, possibly within the month

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