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March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Anderson Site Offers Advanced Features

Truckload carrier Anderson Trucking Service of St. Cloud, Minn., has revamped its web site using a suite of e-business software applications from BroadVision of Redwood City, Calif

Tags: Industry

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Mayflower To Close Truck Cab Plant

Just a few days after announcing the award of a new contract to supply truck cabs to Volvo Trucks North America, Mayflower Vehicle Systems announced it is closing one of its plants in late May

Tags: Industry

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Barometers Mixed

The barometers that trucking sometimes turns to in order to gauge the future health of the industry are mixed. As recently as yesterday, several figures were released which, while they weren’t cause for celebration, weren’t cause for alarm, either

Tags: Economy

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Investor Sues Former Asche Directors

An investor has filed suit against former directors and auditors of Asche Transportation Services

Tags: Fleets

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Resurfacing Project On I-290/Illinois 53 Begins April 2

A nighttime and weekend patching and resurfacing project for I-290/Illinois 53 in northwest suburban Cook County, Ill., is scheduled to begin Monday, April 2

Tags: Highways

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Move Over for Emergency Vehicles in Michigan

A new state law goes into effect today in Michigan requiring drivers to change lanes or slow down when passing emergency vehicles by the side of the road

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March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Scientists Warn of Sleep Apnea

British papers this week are touting the news that fat truck drivers are prone to falling asleep at the wheel. The culprit is sleep apnea, a disorder more common in older, overweight males - a common truck driver profile

Tags: Safety

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Carlisle Motion Control To Open New Facility

Carlisle Motion Control Industries announced its plans to open a new friction material manufacturing facility in South Hill, Va

Tags: Industry

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

CarrierPoint Offers Cash for Customers

CarrierPoint, a web-based logistics market and software company, has launched a carrier affiliate program to reward carriers for bring new shippers to the CarrierPoint network

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March 27, 2001 - Industry News

LoadScout's Fortunes Rise

Things are looking up at LoadScout. "In the last few weeks, we've seen that loads are picking up," said Len Herstein, LoadScout's marketing director. "We've seen individual companies posting more loads." That could be good news for a sagging trucking market

Tags: Industry

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Arrow Opens Fontana Branch

Used-truck dealer Arrow Truck Sales has opened its newest branch in Fontana, Calif

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March 26, 2001 - Industry News

Pilot Opens Travel Center In Benton, Ark.

Pilot Corp. recently opened a new travel center in Benton, Ark

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March 26, 2001 - Industry News

TMW Rounds Out AS/400 Offerings

Software provider TMW Systems is enhancing services for customers who run TMW’s TL2000 truckload system on IBM AS/400 servers

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March 26, 2001 - Industry News

AFL-CIO Contributes $500,000 To Teamsters' Strike At Overnite

The AFL-CIO contributed another $500,000 to the Teamsters union to help with the continuing unfair labor practices strike against less-than-truckload carrier Overnite.

Tags: Industry

March 26, 2001 - Industry News

Waste Management Fleets to Get Integrated Software and Mobile Communications

Wireless Data Solutions Inc. of St. Cloud, Minn., and San Diego-based So Cal Soft-Pak Inc. will join forces to create a tracking and communication syste

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March 26, 2001 - Industry News

Dana Reorganizes Heavy Truck Unit

Dana Corp. has reorganized its former Heavy Truck strategic business unit, renaming it the Commercial Vehicle Systems strategic business unit

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March 26, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway Express Teams Up With Job Corps

Roadway Express and Job Corps, a U.S. Department of Labor program, have partnered to develop an advanced tractor-trailer driver training program for Job Corps students

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March 26, 2001 - Industry News

Hebe: No Recovery Without Crude Oil Price Turnaround

Jim Hebe

The single most important factor that brought down the trucking industry’s fortunes was energy cost, and those fortunes won’t change until fuel prices decline, says Freightliner CEO Jim Hebe

Tags: Economy

March 26, 2001 - Industry News

Canadian Owner-Operators Band Together

Several Canadian owner-operator groups have formed a national alliance

March 24, 2001 - Industry News

Speed Limit Legislation Ebbs and Flows

Legislation that would raise highway speed limits, and in some cases hold heavy trucks to a lower limit than other vehicles, is on the table in several states. In others, amendments and bills have died or been defeated

Tags: Highways

March 23, 2001 - Industry News

Beauty Trucks Shine in Louisville

Crowds move among nearly 130 show trucks the opening day of the Mid-America Trucking Show. Photo by Bette Garber.

Nearly 130 trucks converged on Louisville, Ky., for the first Stars & Stripes championship and Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Show

Tags: Events

March 23, 2001 - Industry News

Hoover Dam Bypass Project Progressing

The Federal Highway Administration has signed a Record of Decision allowing the long-awaited Hoover Dam Bypass project to proceed

Tags: Highways

March 23, 2001 - Industry News

Fords Bridge Now Reopen

Load restrictions on the southbound side of Fords Bridge on Interstate 5, just north of Canyonville, Ore., have been lifted ahead of schedule

Tags: Highways

March 22, 2001 - Industry News

Jake Brake Celebrates 40th Birthday

Jacobs Vehicle Systems recently announced the 40th anniversary of the shipment of its first engine brake kit

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March 22, 2001 - Industry News

Judge Upholds USPS-FedEx Agreement

FedEx drop boxes are appearing at post offices under a deal fought by Emery.

A U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge has upheld a $6 billion, no-bid contract between the U.S. Postal Service and FedEx Corp. challenged by Emery

Tags: Fleets

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