March 28, 2001 - Industry News
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
March 27, 2001 - Industry News
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
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
An investor has filed suit against former directors and auditors of Asche Transportation Services
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
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
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
Carlisle Motion Control Industries announced its plans to open a new friction material manufacturing facility in South Hill, Va
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
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
Used-truck dealer Arrow Truck Sales has opened its newest branch in Fontana, Calif
March 26, 2001 - Industry News
Pilot Corp. recently opened a new travel center in Benton, Ark
Software provider TMW Systems is enhancing services for customers who run TMW’s TL2000 truckload system on IBM AS/400 servers
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.
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
Dana Corp. has reorganized its former Heavy Truck strategic business unit, renaming it the Commercial Vehicle Systems strategic business unit
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
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
Several Canadian owner-operator groups have formed a national alliance
March 24, 2001 - Industry News
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
March 23, 2001 - Industry News
Nearly 130 trucks converged on Louisville, Ky., for the first Stars & Stripes championship and Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Show
The Federal Highway Administration has signed a Record of Decision allowing the long-awaited Hoover Dam Bypass project to proceed
Load restrictions on the southbound side of Fords Bridge on Interstate 5, just north of Canyonville, Ore., have been lifted ahead of schedule
March 22, 2001 - Industry News
Jacobs Vehicle Systems recently announced the 40th anniversary of the shipment of its first engine brake kit
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
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