September 10, 2001 - Industry News
For the first time since a June truck crash, Interstate 80 westbound in Morris County, N.J., has all four lanes open again
In the search for clean diesel fuels, dimethyl ether seems like a good choice. But mixing DME with diesel fuel to run these engines is more complicated than simply combining the two fuels, according to Penn State researchers
Speedway SuperAmerica and Pilot Corp. officially finalized the transaction that formally creates Pilot Travel Centers LLC
The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. is adding Internet access to the ways drivers can submit ratings of motor carriers
The U.S. Department of Transportation released the results of a study assessing the vulnerability of the national transportation infrastructure that relies on the Global Positioning System
The Environmental Protection Agency has denied three petitions asking the government to reconsider new emissions regulations for diesel engines
Ryder System, Miami, Fla., has opened a new service facility in Zanesville, Ohio
As Trism continues to downsize, it has sold its logistics company back to the original owners
September 7, 2001 - Industry News
Schneider Logistics has changed the name of its freight payment company, Tranzact Payment Services, to Schneider Logistics Payment Services
ALK has released PC*MILER/Streets 4.0 with web-enabled functionality and other enhancements
Rand McNally-TDM has made several enhancements to its MileMaker and
IntelliRoute software and IntelliRoute.com web site.
With Mexican President Vicente Fox pressing for dramatic changes in U.S. immigration policies, Congress and the Bush administration resume their long-running struggle over cross-border trucking
The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. wants to shift the responsibility of maintaining intermodal equipment from the trucker hauling it to the owners
Cummins Westport Inc. has received two orders for a total of 108 low-emissions natural gas bus engines for Southern California
The former general manager of the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission wants to convert a seldom-used cross-border railroad freight span into an international bridge for commercial trucks
Federal regulators gave the go-ahead Friday for the merger of oil company giants Chevron and Texaco. The deal was announced last October
A planned commercial border crossing in San Luis, Ariz. moved a step closer last week
The Vancouver, Wash., city council has voted unanimously to ban the use of unmuffled engine brakes inside the city limits.
There was more encouraging economic news this week for trucking, following earlier news that manufacturing may be starting to rebound.
The U.S. Commerce Department reported Friday morning the wholesale inventories in this country fell a hearty 0.7% in July
Online logistics concern NTE has tapped William Heigl to help grow its private online trading communities.
September 6, 2001 - Industry News
Monday, Sept. 10, weather permitting, a $2.7 million project will begin to resurface and patch a 3.2-mile stretch of U.S. 41 in the Chicago area
Brenner Tank, a longtime Wisconsin-based manufacturer of stainless steel tanker trailers, has been sold to an investment company
Transportation fatalities in the United States rose 0.2 percent last year over those in 1999, according to preliminary figures from the National Transportation Safety Board
Arrow Truck Sales will exclusively offer Heil dump bodies for its used trucks in a bid to become a major player in the construction and vocational market
Where Interstate 5 and Highways 18 and 161 come together in Federal Way, Wash., is known as the "triangle" - and also as a traffic nightmare. A new study will look at ways to improve the interchange
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