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April 24, 2002 - Industry News

Tunnel Traffic Continues During Labor Impasse

The management of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel at the Michigan/Ontario border locked union employees out of their jobs at noon Wednesday, but officials say the tunnel will remain open

Tags: Highways

April 24, 2002 - Industry News

TMC Summer Meeting To Offer Technical Productivity Help

"Technical Control for Increased Productivity" is the theme for the Summer Meeting of the Technology and Maintenance Council, to be held June 24-27 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, Ariz

Tags: Events

April 24, 2002 - Industry News

Southbound I-55 Ramp to Northbound I-294 to Close for Reconstruction

On May 1, the $12.7 million project to reconstruct the interchange of I-55 at the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) in Chicago enters Stage II, with the six-week closure of the southbound I-55 ramp to northbound I-294

Tags: Highways

April 24, 2002 - Industry News

Birmingham Overpass To Be Trucker Memorial

The truck driver who died avoiding a car that cut him off will be remembered with a memorial bridge at the crash site in Birmingham, Ala

Tags: Highways

April 24, 2002 - Industry News

Big Bucks, Blurred Boundaries in Logistics Technology

The ARC Advisory Group reports that delivery companies spent more than $804 million on transportation management technology in 2001, and that 20 percent of that revenue comes from recurring subscription, transaction, and hosting fees

April 24, 2002 - Industry News

Ryder: Some Signs of Recovery

Ryder System said it saw a few signs of recovery, but its first quarter revenues still show the effects slow economic condition

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

Ronnie Dowdy Files For Reorganization

Ronnie Dowdy Inc., Batesville, Ark., has filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

BNSF, NS to Provide Guaranteed Intermodal Service

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company and Norfolk Southern Railway Company announced that they are now offering what they say is the first-ever, coast-to-coast guaranteed intermodal service between Southern California and the Northeast

Tags: Intermodal

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

Wichita Area Technical College Gets PTDI Certification

The Wichita Area Technical College Commercial Driver Education program recently received certification from the Professional Truck Driver Institute for its truck driver training course

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

Martin Marietta Materials Licenses Composite Trailer Technology

Martin Marietta Materials has entered into a licensing agreement with Composittrailer n.v., of Lokeren, Belgium, to manufacture and market commercial truck trailers in North America, using fiber-reinforced composite materials

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

PennDOT Reminds Motorists To Call 1-800-FIX-ROAD

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is reminding highway users they can report potholes and other highway-maintenance concerns on state routes by calling PennDOT's toll-free maintenance hotline at 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623)

Tags: Highways

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

VFS Insurance Group Expands

VFS Insurance Group, the insurance division of the Volvo Group, has received licenses to sell insurance in 13 states, nearly nine months after unveiling a new name and approach

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

Three Carriers Report Vastly Different Results

On Tuesday, one trucking operation reported a wider loss for the first quarter of the year, another reported they have closed the gap in the past year, while a logistics provider showed high profits

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

iNet-Blue Launches BlackHawk Tracker

The iNet-Blue Corp., Boulder, Colo., has introduced the Tra-X-all BlackHawk System for tracking valuable and/or dangerous cargo

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Service Council Members for 2002

Kenworth has named members of its 2002 Kenworth Service Council

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

First Fleet Signs Up For eTechnician

First Fleet Corp. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has selected NEXIQ Technologies’ eTechnician telematics service

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

DoxaSoft Announces Wireless Solution For Fleet Inspections

DoxaSoft Technologies, Santa Clarita, Calif., has released a wireless solution for doing vehicle inspections

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

NY Times Turns To Trucking For Economic Forecast

Manufacturing statistics, inventories, durable goods sales, consumer confidence, housing starts and the like are used by economists to see how the economy is faring. But the New York Times Sunday turned to another source: the trucking industry

Tags: Economy

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

S.D. Gubernatorial Candidates Say Truck Tax Unfair

Speaking to the South Dakota Trucking Assn. meeting over the weekend, the six candidates for governor all agreed that a 4-percent tax paid by the state’s truckers is unfair

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

Illinois Toll Hike Plan Faces More Hurdles

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority’s plan to double truck tolls is hitting roadblocks

Tags: Highways

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins To Sell Kuss Filtration Business

Cummins Inc. is looking for a buyer for its Kuss Filtration business

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

Shippers Name Roadway Express Best LTL Carrier

Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, has been honored as the "2002 LTL Nationwide Carrier of the Year" by the National Small Shipments Traffic Conference

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

New Intermodal System Designed To Reduce Oakland Congestion

Container interchange SynchroNet Marine announced phase one of the SynchroMet service, designed to reduce road and gate congestion, cut waiting times at terminal gates, minimize empty truck miles and cut diesel emissions

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Fatalities Down Fourth Year In A Row

The number of fatalities involving large trucks dropped slightly last year, for the fourth year in a row, according to preliminary figures released Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

April 19, 2002 - Industry News

Big I Project Nears Completion

A $291 million project revamping the intersection between I-25 and I-40 in Albuquerque, N.M., is nearly finished

Tags: Highways

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