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March 1, 2002 - Industry News

Virginia Senate Considers Compromise I-81 Bill

Virginia legislators have backed off somewhat on a controversial plan to widen Interstate 81 with the help of tolled truck lanes, but the trucking industry still isn't too happy with the compromise

Tags: Highways

March 1, 2002 - Industry News

Driver Pay Dropping

As they struggle to survive in a tough economy, many companies are reversing the trend of recent years and are cutting driver pay and benefits. Among the fleet pay packages tracked by the National Survey of Driver Wages, the fourth quarter of 2001 saw decreases for average company driver pay in two of the three trailer segments tracked

March 1, 2002 - Industry News

W.V. Coal Truck Bill Dead For Now

A bill that would have addressed the problem of overweight coal trucks is dead in the West Virginia legislature for this year

March 1, 2002 - Industry News

Ridge Addresses Border Security

U.S. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge is in Mexico this week to discuss border security

March 1, 2002 - Industry News

West Virginia Senate Wants Truckers To Stop At Tracks

The West Virginia Senate last week approved a bill that would require drivers of tractor-trailers, buses and other large commercial vehicles to stop before crossing all railroad tracks

March 1, 2002 - Industry News

Manufacturing, Other Economic Indicators Increase

Business within the nation’s manufacturing sector has expanded for the first time in 18 months, and there’s better news when it comes to consumer spending, personal income and construction spending

Tags: Economy

February 28, 2002 - Industry News

Arkansas Buys Infrared Inspection Systems

Arkansas is buying two infrared truck inspection systems, following a successful three-month pilot program last fall

February 28, 2002 - Industry News

Missouri Senate Rejects Higher Diesel Tax, Trucking Fees

The Missouri state senate this week rejected a proposal that would have raised diesel fuel taxes and trucking fees

February 28, 2002 - Industry News

Roadway Express Adds More Sleeper Teams

Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, is adding more sleeper-team lanes and significantly increasing sleeper schedules

February 28, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Forms Fleetguard Emission Solutions

Cummins has added a new venture within its filtration business unit to create and sell solutions to treat the byproducts from engine combustion

February 28, 2002 - Industry News

TruckStops Routing Software Adds Gantt Charts

TruckStops Routing and Scheduling Software version 2.7 contains new resource utilization Gantt Charts, the standard format for displaying a schedule graphically

February 28, 2002 - Industry News

Acquisition Group Buys Driver Training School

Logistics Management Resources, Louisville, Ky., has acquired Interstate University Inc., a certified driver training school headquartered in Evansville, Ind

February 28, 2002 - Industry News

OpenEdge Platform Enhances FACTS2000 LTL Program

Carrier Logistics Inc. has selected the Progress OpenEdge e-business platform to Web-enable the next generation of its FACTS2000 freight management and tracking system

February 28, 2002 - Industry News

South Carolina Limits Trucks To Right Lanes

South Carolina is now limiting big trucks to the two right lanes of stretches of interstate with three or more lanes

Tags: Highways

February 28, 2002 - Industry News

GDP Revised Up For Final Quarter Of 2001

The U.S. economy did better in the fourth quarter than first thought. The Commerce Department released figures this morning showing the nation’s Gross Domestic Product grew at a 1.4% rate in the final quarter of last yea

Tags: Economy

February 27, 2002 - Industry News

Penske Signs License Agreement With XATA

Penske Logistics, through its parent Penske Truck Leasing, has signed a software license agreement with XATA Corp. for its new XataNet software

February 27, 2002 - Industry News

Wireless Matrix, Dynamic Mobile Data Offer Integrated Solution

Wireless Matrix Corp. has made available Dynamic Mobile Data's MobileDispatch suite of products and services with its Mobile Base Station

February 27, 2002 - Industry News

Washington State Legislators Contemplate Increased Taxes, Fees

The Washington State Legislature is once again looking for ways to fund highway improvements in the state, with possible solutions including a fuel tax hike and a surcharge on gross-weight fees for trucks

February 27, 2002 - Industry News

NEXIQ Debuts Handheld Brake Diagnostic Tool

NEXIQ Technologies will introduce Brake-Link, a diagnostic tool to help in the brake troubleshooting process for trailer technicians

February 27, 2002 - Industry News

Chicago Gears Up For Highway Work

It may still be cold in the Windy City, but the Illinois Department of Transportation is ready to begin another busy road construction season throughout the six-county Chicago region

Tags: Highways

February 27, 2002 - Industry News

@Road Joins Freight Transportation Security Consortium

@Road, Fremont, Calif., a provider of location-enhanced wireless Internet solutions for mobile resource management, announced that it hasjoined the Freight Transportation Security Consortium

February 27, 2002 - Industry News

Taylor Dynamometer Acquires SuperFlow Diesel Products

Taylor Dynamometer has acquired the diesel products of SuperFlow Corp

February 27, 2002 - Industry News

NEXIQ Introduces All-in-one Service Bay Diagnostic Suite

NEXIQ Technologies will debut PC Integrated Diagnostics, an all-in-one service bay diagnostic suite, at the Technology & Maintenance Council 2002 Meeting

February 27, 2002 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders & Shipments Increase In January

Updated 12:15 p.m. EST. Orders and shipments for durable goods and shipments posted a healthy increase in January, indicating the struggling manufacturing sector may soon be headed for a recovery

Tags: Economy

February 26, 2002 - Industry News

Central Transport Acquires DiSalvo Assets

Central Transport, Warren, Mich., is significantly expanding its less-than-truckload business westward with the acquisition of most of the assets of California's DiSalvo Trucking Company

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