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March 10, 2002 - Industry News

Autocar Establishes Seven Sales Regions

Autocar LLC, Union City, Ind., has established seven sales regions and added several vocational trucking industry veterans to its sales force

March 10, 2002 - Industry News

Hookup.com, International Giving Away NASCAR Tickets

Hookup.com is teaming up with International Truck & Engine Corporation's Used Truck Division to give away NASCAR Busch Series ticket

Tags: Events

March 10, 2002 - Industry News

Eaton Commits to Hybrid-Electric Technology

At a press conference at the Technology and Maintenance Council Spring Meeting last week, Eaton announced it intends to become a primary supplier of hybrid-electric vehicle (HEV) powertrain technology and products to the commercial vehicle industry

March 10, 2002 - Industry News

Florida Bans Local Cell Phone Laws

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is expected to sign a bill that prohibits local governments from passing laws restricting the use of mobile phones

March 10, 2002 - Industry News

Virginia I-81 Truck Tolls Bill Goes To Governor

Whether trucks will be forced to use truck-only toll lanes on a newly widened Interstate 81 through Virginia now rests in the hands of Gov. Mark Warner

Tags: Highways

March 8, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Employment Picture Improves

Employment in the United States took an unexpected jump in February, the first gain since July and the largest in a year

Tags: Economy

March 7, 2002 - Industry News

Study Ties Lung Cancer To Particulates

Long-term exposure to particulate matter such as that in diesel exhaust increases the risk of dying from lung cancer, according to a study of half a million U.S. adults. According to published reports, the study provides the strongest evidence yet on the dangers of pollution levels found in many cities

March 7, 2002 - Industry News

Nexterna Integrates With Wireless Matrix Mobile Base Station

Wireless Matrix Corp. has completed the integration of the Mobile Base Station (MBS) with two central products in Nexterna's suite of wireless fleet and service management applications

March 7, 2002 - Industry News

UltimateRoute.com Offers Routing Software

Ultimateroute.com announces the release of their template "New Trip" for Microsofts' Streets & Trips 2001-2002 routing program for PCs

March 7, 2002 - Industry News

Nebraska Bill Would Turn Commercial Enforcement Officers Into Troopers

A bill in the Nebraska state legislature would turn commercial carrier officers into state troopers

March 7, 2002 - Industry News

Merger To Enable Wireless GPS Location

The merger of two California technology companies will result in easier GPS location of mobile phones

March 7, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Announces Plan For GPS Security

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a plan to make sure there are backup systems for the Global Positioning System used in critical transportation applications

March 6, 2002 - Industry News

Washington State Highway Plans Would Cost Truckers

Different versions of a transportation spending plan working their way through the Washington State Legislature would cost truckers money through higher fees and fuel taxes

March 6, 2002 - Industry News

At War With Spam

Professional drivers have limited, often rushed Internet access. The last thing you need is to sift through a heap of spam, especially from people who obviously believe you're a moron

March 6, 2002 - Industry News

Are You Secure?

A truck driver pulls his tanker into a gas station to deliver a load. He sets his line and is pumping gasoline into the station's tanks when a man approaches, engages him in conversation and starts

March 6, 2002 - Industry News

Port Of Houston Sets Record

The Port of Houston posted record operating revenues in 2001, driven by the highest-ever volumes of containerized carg

Tags: Intermodal

March 6, 2002 - Industry News

Comdata Launches CabCard Services

Comdata announced the commercial availability of its CabCard Personal Communication services; a jointly-developed service of Comdata and Qualcomm

March 6, 2002 - Industry News

MacKinnon, Marten Win TCA Safety Awards

MacKinnon Transport of Guelph, Ontario (Canada), and Marten Transport of Mondovi, Wis., took home the Grand Prizes in the 2001 Truckload Carriers Assn. National Fleet Safety Awards

March 6, 2002 - Industry News

McLeod To Integrate With TripPak Online

McLeod Software announced an interface agreement with TMI, the parent company of TripPak Express and TripPak Online document management services

March 6, 2002 - Industry News

Virginia Senate Approves Truck Tolls

The Virginia Senate passed legislation to widen Interstate 81 from four lanes to eight using dedicated truck-only toll lanes

March 6, 2002 - Industry News

Orders & Shipments Of Manufactured Goods Post January Increase

New figures show orders for and shipments of manufactured goods posted an increase in January

Tags: Economy

March 6, 2002 - Industry News

Banks Extend Wabash Loans

Wabash National Corp. says it has reached an agreement in principle with its banks and senior noteholders to refinance its revolving line of credit and senior notes

March 5, 2002 - Industry News

RoadStar Answers Tax Questions On Meal Deductions

Meal deductions continue to top the list of tax-related questions RoadStar gets from its readers. This year, there are also concerns about losses on equipment, retirement savings, and bad debts

March 5, 2002 - Industry News

Con-Way Central Express Opens New Vermont Facility

Con-Way Central Express, a regional less-than-truckload carrier, has opened its newest service center near Burlington, Vt

March 5, 2002 - Industry News

TruckMate For Windows Now Available For IBM DB2, OS/400

Maddocks Systems has developed TruckMate for Windows (TM4Win) to run on the IBM DB2 universal database

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