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April 8, 2002 - Industry News

Virginia I-81 Bill Signed Into Law

A controversial plan that would widen I-81 in Virginia through the use of mandatory truck toll lanes has been signed into law

Tags: Highways

April 8, 2002 - Industry News

Canadian Proposal Would Regulate Diesel Engines

Environment Canada last week introduced stringent emission standards for on-road vehicles and engines that will come into effect for the 2004 model year

April 5, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Increases Production

Volvo Trucks North America will increase production at its New River Valley assembly plant in southwestern Virginia

April 5, 2002 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Confirms 2002 Series 60 Program

With the trucking news full of Cummins' new certification of its October '02 ISX engine and Caterpillar's efforts to get the October deadline delayed, Detroit Diesel Corporation Friday released additional information about its 2002 Series 60 engine program

April 5, 2002 - Industry News

Florida Postpones Enlarging I-4 Rest Areas

After complaints from nearby homeowners, the Florida of Transportation has decided to back off of plans to expand two Interstate 4 rest areas and see if highway users can do without them altogether

Tags: Highways

April 5, 2002 - Industry News

Prime Joins Anti-Smuggling Coalition

Missouri-based Prime Inc. has joined the Business Anti-Smuggling Coalition

April 5, 2002 - Industry News

Transport Corporation of America Giving Away 4x4

Truckload carrier Transport Corporation of America, Eagan, Minn., is giving away a Polaris 4x4

April 5, 2002 - Industry News

TruckPad Offers In-Cab Communications

Datex Corp. and Hoft & Wessel have teamed up to provide trucking companies with location tracking and communications

April 5, 2002 - Industry News

Mindy McCready, Ricky Skaggs A Hit At Mid-America Jamboree

The line never stopped in the lobby of the Mid-America Trucking Show as fans stopped by for autographs from country music artist Mindy McCready and blue grass legend Ricky Skaggs

Tags: Events

April 5, 2002 - Industry News

Labor Department Announces Ergonomics Plan

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Friday that it will develop voluntary ergonomics guidelines for certain industries. The announcement pleased business interests such as the American Trucking Associations, who had opposed sweeping Clinton-administration regulations that were reversed after President Bush took office

April 5, 2002 - Industry News

Keystone Announces Support For Streets 4.0

Keystone Systems, Spokane, Wash., has announced a new option for its Keystone Truck Software package: an interface to ALK's PC*Miler / Streets 4.0

April 5, 2002 - Industry News

West Virginia Tackles Overweight Coal Trucks

After years of carrying grossly overweight loads on West Virginia's highways, coal haulers are being targeted because of growing safety concerns

April 4, 2002 - Industry News

Georgia Orders OTR Truckers Assn. To Stop Selling Insurance

Georgia insurance officials have ordered OTR Truckers Assn. Inc. to stop selling unauthorized health insurance plans in the state

April 4, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Ships First October '02 Certified Engines

Now that the EPA has certified Cummins' ISX engine as meeting October '02 emissions regulations, the engine maker is shipping engines to truck makers so they can make sure they are integrated properly with their truck models

April 4, 2002 - Industry News

Washington Enacts Primary Seat Belt Enforcement

Washington Gov. Gary Locke this week signed a bill that allows police officers to ticket a driver solely for not wearing a seat belt

April 4, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth's Chillicothe Plant Produces 200,000th Truck

Employees at Kenworth's Chillicothe, Ohio, plant recognized their milestone 200,000th truck this week during a special ceremony attended by Ohio Gov. Bob Taft.

April 4, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Bank Voyager Offers Fleet Management Service

With the help of Vericom Technologies, U.S. Bank Voyager will offer an advanced Global Positioning Satellite (GPS)-based fleet management service to new and existing customers

April 4, 2002 - Industry News

Split Speed Limits Stay In Illinois

Legislation that would have ended split speed limits in Illinois has died

April 4, 2002 - Industry News Increases Sales 50%

Now in its third year of operation, reports an annual 50% sales increase

April 4, 2002 - Industry News

KLLM Holds Annual Driving Competition

Paul Brownlee of Calhoun, La., was the grand champion in KLLM's annual safe driving competition recently at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson, Miss

April 4, 2002 - Industry News

Owner-Operators File Suit Against Saturn Transportation Systems

A lawsuit filed by owner-operators against Saturn Transportation Systems of Minnesota and its affiliate Saturn Transportation Systems L.L.C. has been certified as a class action

April 4, 2002 - Industry News

CAT Scale Celebrates 25th Anniversary

25 years ago, CAT Scale installed its first scale in South Holland, Ill., for the first time giving drivers access to scales that could weigh their entire truck and trailer unit all at once

April 4, 2002 - Industry News

Wyoming DOT Says More Truck Parking Needed

A Wyoming Department of Transportation study found more truck parking is needed in the state. According to the study, about 100 to 200 more parking spaces are needed on I-80 in the Rawlins and Laramie areas during peak hours

April 4, 2002 - Industry News

Truckload Pricing Now Widely Available On The Web

Online transportation community now provides truckload rate information for Transcore’s, TransCore and, trucking portals powered by the DAT Services load-matching database

April 3, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Launches On-Highway Engine Website

Cummins has made it easier to find out about its October '02-certified engines with a new web site


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