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February 6, 2002 - Industry News

Olympics Expected To Cause Highway Problems In Salt Lake City

Officials with the Utah Transportation Department and the Salt Lake Organizing Committee are advising truckers to avoid Salt Lake City if possible as the Winter Olympics get ready to kick off on Friday

Tags: Highways

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

KLLM Issues Driver IDs

KLLM Transport Services, Richland, Miss., has enhanced the security measures at its terminal facilities, and is in the process of issuing photo-identification cards to its 1,700 drivers

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

TEAM Vehicle Sales Announces Miami Opening

TEAM Vehicle Sales announced the grand opening of its used-truck sales center in Hialeah, Fla., in the Miami area

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

Louisiana Judge Says On-The-Spot Fines Unconstitutional

A Louisiana judge has ruled that the state cannot demand on-the-spot payments for weight and scale violations

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

Safety Board Says Driver Ignored Crossing Gates

The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday said a fatal 1999 truck-train crash in Illinois was caused by a trucker driving around the crossing gates. The board's conclusion conflicts with a police report released last week saying the crossing gates were malfunctioning

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

Wabash Announces $100 Million In Orders

Wabash National Corp announced Tuesday it has recently received orders exceeding $100 million from certain of its customers

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

FedEx Home Delivery Expands to 90% of the Country

FedEx Ground this week is opening 31 more FedEx Home Delivery operations throughout the United States, expanding the service's geographic reach to almost 90 percent of the U.S. population

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Awarded CHEP Contract

The equipment pooling system company CHEP has awarded J.B. Hunt Transport Services a multi-year contract to provide dedicated logistics services for 11 regional premium service centers around the country

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

Autocar Announces More Dealers

Autocar has added 12 new dealer locations to its rapidly growing sales and service network for the Xpediter low-cabover truck

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

Paccar Posts 62nd Profitable Year

Paccar Inc., parent of Kenworth and Peterbilt, recently marked its 62nd consecutive year of profitability

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

New "Place of Business" Rules for Oklahoma-Based Truckers

Out-of-state truckers who want to claim Oklahoma as their base registration state can no longer use the address of a third party licensing agent

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

Factory Orders & Shipments Post December Increase, Down For 2001

U.S. factory orders and shipments increased in December, adding hope the worst of the economic recession may be over

Tags: Economy

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

Qualcomm Introduces Updated FleetAdvisor

Qualcomm, San Diego, has announced the commercial launch of FleetAdvisor, a mobile fleet management and logistics solution directed at the private fleet market

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Bush Proposes Transportation Budget

The Bush Administration unveiled a proposed 2003 budget that increases defense spending and some transportation spending while cutting other transportation funds

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Gate Faulty In Truck-Train Crash

A 1999 truck-train crash that exposed loopholes in the commercial driver's license program in Illinois was caused by faulty crossing signals, not by a truck driver who drove around the gates

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Pennsylvania To Implement Increased License Security

It looks like Pennsylvania will be a step ahead of many other states in implementing a new federal law requiring security checks and fingerprinting of hazmat drivers

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

TruckersB2B Offers Qualcomm To Members

TruckersB2B has entered into an agreement with Qualcomm to offer satellite tracking and communications to TruckersB2B members

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

FHWA Releases New Edition of Highway Statistics

The Federal Highway Administration has released the 2000 edition of Highway Statistics, an annual publication that contains a wide range of information on the nation’s roads and highway users

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Swift, Boyd Bros. Release Earnings

Swift Transportation and Boyd Brothers have released their earnings for the last quarter and year 2001

Tags: Events

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Trailmobile To Take Canadian Operation Private

Trailmobile Corp. is attempting to take its Canadian subsidiary private with a 10 cent per share offer to minority stockholders

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Looking To Owner Operators & New Technology For The Future

The U.S. economy may not be at its best right now, but officials with U.S. Xpress say they are planning to increase their fleet size and use new technology to improve their bottom line. Co-Chairman Max Fuller talked with Newport’s Truckinginfo.com Friday, after accepting an honor from Horton, about some plans his company has for the coming year. He said the carrier, which already operates 5,250 trucks and has 7,000 company drivers, does have plans to expand its fleet in the next year

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Horton Celebrates Milestone With U.S. Xpress

Horton presents 3 millionth fan drive to U.S. Xpress.

Horton has reached a milestone, sellings its 3 millionth fan drive

February 1, 2002 - Industry News

Health Insurance Made Easy

Skyrocketing premiums have made health insurance one of the most valuable benefits a company can offer its employees

February 1, 2002 - Industry News

What's In A Mile?

One topic sure to raise the blood pressure of many drivers is the issue of fleets using household goods (HHG) miles as the basis for their rate and pay calculations

February 1, 2002 - Industry News

Minnesota Soybean Growers Push Biodiesel

Soybean growers are pushing Minnesota state legislators to require biodiesel to be blended into all diesel fuel sold in the state

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