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June 12, 2002 - Industry News

International Trucks Recalled For Possible Brake Defects

Navistar International, maker of International brand trucks, buses, and engines, said it will conduct a voluntary safety recall to address a safety defect on air brake fittings

June 12, 2002 - Industry News

ITS Truck Beauty Show To Be Largest Indoor Event

The Stars & Stripes Show & Shine at the International Trucking Show June 27-29 in Las Vegas is expected to be the largest indoor truck beauty competition for Class 8 trucks ever held

Tags: Events

June 12, 2002 - Industry News

Mack Won’t Renew Dana Chassis, Axle Contracts

Mack Trucks will drop Dana as a supplier of chassis assemblies and groomed axles for Mack’s on-highway and vocational trucks

June 11, 2002 - Industry News

SuperRigs Strut Their Stuff

David and Allyson Geer took Best of Show, top, beating out Donnie and Diana Harper, center, with their Twin Towers tribute. Light show honors went to Jerry and Allen Asbury's Kenworth W900B. Photos by Steve Sturgess

More than 100 contestants from across the country made the Rotella SuperRigs 20th anniversary event a standout at the Ontario, Calif., TravelCenters of America in early June

Tags: Events

June 11, 2002 - Industry News

Delphi Tests Mobile Broadband Solution

Delphi is testing a mobile broadband infrastructure from MeshNetworks, MeshNetworks, Maitland, Fla., which would provide entertainment, navigation and web Services to vehicles traveling at highway speeds

June 11, 2002 - Industry News

Vermont Town Considers Charging Trucks For Using Roads

Hartford, Vt., has proposed an unusual solution to the problem of trucks damaging local roads: Charge truckers for driving on them

June 11, 2002 - Industry News

CHP Using Camaros To Target Trucks

The California Highway Patrol put 73 new 2002 Chevrolet Camaros into service last week for use in commercial truck enforcement

June 11, 2002 - Industry News

Border Opening Close

The U.S. Department of Transportation is optimistic that it will have everything ready to open the southern border to Mexican trucks by mid-summer. Speaking at a DOT-sponsored North American Free Trade Agreement Land Transportation Conference in San Antonio, Michael Jackson, deputy secretary of transportation, said the agency is “on the cusp of success,” despite the complexity of making the long-delayed border opening a reality

June 11, 2002 - Industry News

Rand McNally Launches Trucking Web Site

Rand McNally's Transportation Data Management subsidiary has introduced a new and web site featuring its line of commercial trucking products at www.trucking.randmcnally.com.

June 11, 2002 - Industry News

Firestone Sponsors History Features On Trucking Radio

Firestone is sponsoring 2-minute radio features about trucking history on the Midnight Trucking Radio Network

June 10, 2002 - Industry News

TMI Offers Fleets Recruiting Answers

TMI-MultiMedia, an ad agency specializing in trucking recruitment, has teamed up with Kelly Anderson of IMPACT Transportation Solutions located in Neosho, Mo

June 10, 2002 - Industry News

CB Could Help Improve Work Zone Safety

A device that provides automated warnings via CB radio about upcoming work zones was one that showed promise during recent tests by the University of Missouri-Columbia

June 10, 2002 - Industry News

TEAM Opens Nashville Location

Team Vehicle Sales, Coral Springs, Fla., announced the grand opening of its retail vehicle sales center in the Nashville area

June 10, 2002 - Industry News

Northbound I-75 Closed South Of Detroit

A portion of northbound I-75 south of Detroit has been closed until November

Tags: Highways

June 10, 2002 - Industry News

Yellow Pushes 65-mph Speed Limit

Less-than-truckload giant Yellow Corp. announced a highway safety initiative to push for a nationwide 65-mph truck speed limit

June 7, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth Dealers Offer PremierCare ExpressLube

Participating Kenworth dealers are offering Kenworth PremierCare ExpressLube Service to assist customers with their preventive maintenance in time for the hot summer months

June 7, 2002 - Industry News

Sirius Sponsoring Special Concert At NASCAR Race

Sirius Satellite Radio will host a special concert to kick-off the inaugural Sirius Satellite Radio 400 at the Michigan International Speedway Saturday, June 15

Tags: Events

June 7, 2002 - Industry News

Ryder Using Qualcomm For Service Response

Ryder System, Miami, announced it has selected Qualcomm as its wireless mobile communications on-board computer provider and will use the OmniTracs and OmniExpress systems for Ryder and its customers' vehicles

June 7, 2002 - Industry News

Concerns Rise About Labor Unrest At LA Ports

Truckers who haul containers at the nation’s largest ports in Southern California could see their income slow down or dry up in the event of a strike or work slowdow

Tags: Intermodal

June 7, 2002 - Industry News

Computer Glitch May Have Overstated Health Risks From Diesel Pollution

Researchers revising a study on particulates discovered a computer glitch that could mean less health risk than previously thought

June 6, 2002 - Industry News

FedEx Ground Opens Automated Facility In Cleveland

FedEx Ground has opened its largest and most automated local operation in the Cleveland, Ohio, area

June 6, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Locator Added to Western Star Web Site

Western Star Trucks has introduced a new Truck Locator function at its web site, www.westernstartrucks.com.

June 6, 2002 - Industry News

Teamsters Testify Against Antitrust Exemption

An 86-year-old antitrust exemption for foreign-owned ocean carriers should be repealed because it drives down wages for truck drivers at the nation’s ports, says Teamsters President James P. Hoffa

June 6, 2002 - Industry News

ATA To Fight Tougher Diesel Emissions Rules

The American Trucking Associations has decided to try to convince the federal government to ease up on implementing lower diesel engine emissions regulations set to take effect Oct. 1

June 6, 2002 - Industry News

Congress Considering Separate Truckways

A plan introduced Thursday on Capitol Hill would see special truck lanes on interstate highways that would allow longer, heavier trucks but would keep them separated from cars. But the special truck highways would come with a price – tolls

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