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June 27, 2001 - Industry News

XM To Carry DOT Safety News

XM Satellite Radio announced it will carry truck safety news and alerts from the U.S. Department of Transportation

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Teamsters Push For End To Government Oversight

Teamster convention delegates cheer during the passage of the democracy package of constitutional amendments.

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa thinks it's time for the federal government to get its nose out of his union

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Weekend Closures Planned On I-285

Starting July 6, watch out for weekend closures of a stretch of I-285 on the southeast side of Atlanta

Tags: Highways

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Trailer Tracking Tested on Intermodal Chassis

An upstate New York government contractor has launched a program called Cargo*Mate to track intermodal container chassis

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Pegasus TransTech Names Stoker Sales VP

Document management technology provider Pegasus TransTech of Tampa, Fla., has named Rob Stoker vice president of sales

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Cuts Interest Rates Quarter Point

Today's 0.25% cut in interest rates by the Federal Reserve Board brings the six month total reduction to 2.75% and signals to consumers and investors that it is safe to keep spending

Tags: Economy

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Hand-Me-Down PCs Hinder Fleet Maintenance Technology

Fleet maintenance departments are short-changed when it comes to corporate computer power

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

MercuryGate and SMC<sup>3</sup> Team Up on Electronic Bill of Lading

MercuryGate International, Apex, N.C., and SMC³ of Atlanta have announced a strategic relationship to provide an electronic bill of lading system for LTL carriers

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Gearworks Offers Etrace 2.0, All Internet Communications

Gearworks Inc., Eagan, Minn., has introduced version 2.0 of etrace, its totally Web-based mobile communications and software system

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Will Nominate Blakey to NTSB

President Bush will nominate Marion Blakey to the National Transportation Safety Board

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Summit III: Fleets In Survival Mode

While there are a few bright spots, the industry must undergo more pain before it climbs out of the current recession. That was the consensus among speakers at Newport’s Economic Summit III in Las Vegas yesterday.

Tags: Economy

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

House Vote Could Stall Border Opening

The House of Representatives voted nearly two to one Tuesday for a measure that would put a kink in President Bush's plans to open the border to Mexican trucks under the North American Free Trade Agreement

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

ADESA Auctions Partners With Used Truck Association

ADESA Corp.’s Commercial Remarketing Services - the heavy-duty truck and equipment arm of the ADESA auction chain - has formed a partnership with the Used Truck Association

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Parade Kicks Off ITS

Trucks parade down the Vegas strip to kick off the International Trucking Show.

Las Vegas became a little more like Disneyland Tuesday afternoon as more than 60 of the best-looking trucks in the nation paraded down the Strip the day before the 40th annual International Trucking Show

Tags: Events

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Expect More Delays On I-55

Construction on I-55 through Jefferson County near St. Louis will cause more lane closings and delays

Tags: Highways

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

CF Names Mexico Director

Consolidated Freightways has named Brian Casey to head up its Mexico business operations south of the border

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Crash Means Delays On N.J. Interstate

A three-truck crash that damaged a bridge on Interstate 80 near Denville, N.J., will mean delays for weeks or even months

Tags: Highways

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Plans Freightliner Turnaround

Officials at DaimlerChrysler are likely to severely cut production and slash more jobs as they try to return Freightliner to profitability by the end of the year

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Overnite Workers Sue Union Pacific Over Union Battle

Ten workers of Overnite Transportation filed suit against executives at parent company Union Pacific, alleging the company's battle with the Teamsters union has caused the stock price to plummet and endangered their retirement funds

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Rest Area To Be Resurrected On Long Island Expressway

The New York Department of Transportation intends to rebuild a controversial rest area on the Long Island Expressway

Tags: Highways

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Businesses Say Chicago Truck Boots Out Of Control

Trucking and business owners in Chicago aren't happy about stepped-up enforcement of laws banning commercial trucks from parking on streets

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Driver Scholarship Program Launched

A driver recruiting service and truck driver training school chain have partnered to offer scholarships to budding truck drivers

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Air-Weigh Removes ABS Fault Lamp Circuit

Air-Weigh is removing the redundant ABS fault light circuit from its on-board scale and multiplexing products

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Panasonic Offers Rugged Mobile Computer

The Mobile Data Display PC consists of a 2-pound Toughbook 07 Mini PC that can be worn on a belt, and a separate cordless 8.4-inch color touchscreen display.

Panasonic Computer Solutions, Secaucus, N.J., a division of Japan’s Matsushita Electric Corp., has added a new product to its line of Toughbook ruggedized notebook PCs

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Good News On Economic Front

A new report on manufacturing today provides strong evidence that April may have been the bottom of the ongoing recession in manufacturing

Tags: Economy

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