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July 31, 2002 - Industry News

I-19 Likely To Expand In Arizona

With traffic expected to double and triple along parts of I-19 in Arizona, the state Department of Transportation is making plans to expand the freeway over the next 30 years

Tags: Highways

July 31, 2002 - Industry News

TMC Moves to Set EDI Parts Buying Standards

The ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council is moving to establish standards for the use of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) in the parts order process

July 31, 2002 - Industry News

Arsenault Releases New Version Of Maintenance Software

Arsenault Associates has announced the release of version 3.3 of its Dossier32 fleet maintenance management software

July 31, 2002 - Industry News

Overnite Ordered To Reinstate Fired Workers

The National Labor Relations Board has ordered Overnite Transportation to reinstate and pay lost wages plus interest to eight Overnite workers who were fired at the company's Memphis terminal

July 31, 2002 - Industry News

GDP Slows During Second Quarter

The American economy lost steam in the second quarter of the year, and there’s new evidence last year’s recession was worse than first thought

Tags: Economy

July 30, 2002 - Industry News

Detroit-Windsor Tunnel Installs Phone Alert Message System

A comprehensive Internet and wireless telephone alert system is being installed by the Detroit-Windsor Tunne

July 30, 2002 - Industry News

Inland Kenworth Opens New Tucson Dealership

Inland Kenworth has opened a new, state-of-the-art facility in Tucson, Ariz

July 30, 2002 - Industry News

Inter Control Offers New Vehicle Information Management System

Inter Control Inc., Burlington, Vt., has introduced its new Vehicle Information Management System, VIMS, which provides remote service diagnostics and prognostics to automatic vehicle location systems

July 30, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Files Brief Supporting DOT In NAFTA Suit

The American Trucking Associations is seeking permission to file a friend of the court brief supporting the Department of Transportation in a lawsuit challenging the DOT’s final Mexican border crossing rules

July 30, 2002 - Industry News

USF Reddaway Opens Two New Terminals

USF Reddaway, the Oregon-based operating company of USFreightways recently opened two spacious new terminals to better serve the Pacific Northwest region

July 30, 2002 - Industry News

Illinois Tollway Looks At Smaller Toll Increases

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, after getting a toll hike increase slapped down earlier this year, is looking at borrowing money to help delay or phase in toll increases

Tags: Highways

July 30, 2002 - Industry News

Superload Cargoes Could Be Allowed On WV Turnpike

West Virginia is studying whether bridges on the state Turnpike can handle heavy haul permitted loads up to 380,000 pounds

Tags: Highways

July 30, 2002 - Industry News

Exhaust Linked To Heart Attacks

Particulates in car and truck exhaust can bring on heart attacks in people with heart disease

July 30, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Tightens CDL Rules

Starting Sept. 30, new commercial driver’s license provisions will go into effect, including stiffer penalties for violations. Rules published in the Federal Register Wednesday include a long list of CDL changes

July 30, 2002 - Industry News

Driving While Distracted

There’s been a lot of attention paid recently to the dangers of being distracted by cell phone conversations behind the wheel of a moving car. But how about putting on makeup? Brushing teeth? Watching a portable television set? Reading the paper? Putting on pantyhose? Doing things usually saved for the bedroom – or at least the back seat

July 30, 2002 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Plunges

Amid growing concerns about the stock market and corporate scandals, consumer confidence took a dive in July to its lowest level in five months

Tags: Economy

July 29, 2002 - Industry News

Perks & Pay: Credit Unions

More than 80 million people in the United States belong to some 10,000 credit unions. While it’s not a common driver benefit, trucking companies of all sizes are offering credit unions as a perk for their drivers or owner-operators

July 29, 2002 - Industry News

Do You Have A Plan?

Thinking of becoming an owner-operator? Management experts say the most important first step for any business, including a trucking business, is to put together a plan

July 29, 2002 - Industry News

TCA Joins Broker Program

The Truckload Carriers Association has announced its partnership with the Transportation Intermediaries Association as a partner organization in the P3 Program

July 29, 2002 - Industry News

Jubitz Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Jubitz Corp. in Portland, Ore., is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year

July 29, 2002 - Industry News

Endeavour Capital Acquires Majority Ownership Of Market Transport

Market Transport, Ltd., a Portland, Ore.-based transportation services company, announced that Endeavour Capital acquired majority ownership in the compan

July 29, 2002 - Industry News

Coal Truckers To Come Under More Scrutiny In West Virginia

The West Virginia Office of Miner’s Health Safety and Training plans to focus more on coal truck drivers and other mine contractors, thanks to additional funding

July 29, 2002 - Industry News

TIPS Plan Dead On Capitol Hill

A bill passed Friday by the U.S. House of Representatives killed a Bush administration plan to use truckers and others to keep an eye out for suspicious, terrorist-related activities

July 29, 2002 - Industry News

Autocar Celebrates First Anniversary

Coinciding with the company’s first year anniversary, Autocar LLC announced that it has become the sole supplier of parts that are exclusive to all WX and WXLL Xpeditor vehicles

July 29, 2002 - Industry News

I-40 Bridge Reopened

The I-40 bridge in eastern Oklahoma, which crashed into the Arkansas River in late May after being hit by a barge, has been rebuilt in barely over two month

Tags: Highways

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