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February 13, 2002 - Industry News

Profit Tools Announces New Software Release

Profit Tools announced the release of the latest version of its business, operations, and e-commerce product line, Profit Tools for Trucking

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

Petro Stopping Centers To Offer IdleAire

Petro Stopping Centers will become the first travel plazas in the United States to offer IdleAire's Advanced Travel Center Electrification system, which eliminates the need to idle the truck's engine while parked

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

Continued Soft Markets Push Dana Restructuring

Continued declines in heavy and light truck production prompted Dana Corp. to accelerate a restructuring plan calling for workforce reductions and the closing or closure of more than 30 facilities

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

Retail Sales Show Improvement In January, Despite Overall Drop

Retail sales fell slightly in January, but the drop was due to a falloff in one area

Tags: Economy

February 12, 2002 - Industry News

Vitran Express Signs Up For SuperSpin

Vitran Express, a leading Midwestern less-than-truckload carrier, has selected Logistics.com's OptiYield SuperSpin solution for strategic linehaul load and network planning

February 12, 2002 - Industry News

Empire Express To Install IDSC Software

Empire Express Inc., Memphis, Tenn., has signed a contract to use Netwise and Netwise 400 from Integrated Decision Support Corporation of Richardson, Texas

February 12, 2002 - Industry News

Recall Issued For Western Star Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall for 3,500 Western Star trucks from 1998 through 2000 model years

February 12, 2002 - Industry News

McLeod Software Says Bankrupt McLeod No Connection

A public telecommunications company, "McLeodUSA," has recently filed for Chapter 11, and McLeod Software is concerned that people have gotten it confused with the Birmingham, Ala., software company

February 12, 2002 - Industry News

Public Invited to Attend Meetings On I-10 Freight Corridor

Beginning today, a series of meetings are being held across the country to gather public input for how to handle freight traffic on Interstate 10

Tags: Highways

February 12, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Going High-Tech With Olympic Truck Inspections

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is using infrared technology to screen trucks and buses for potential problems with brakes, tires, and gears as these vehicles travel roads near the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City

February 12, 2002 - Industry News

Werner Declares Stock Split

Truckload carrier Werner Enterprises announced Tuesday its Board of Directors has declared a four for three split of the company's common stock in the form of a 33.3% stock dividend

February 11, 2002 - Industry News

Salt Lake City Expecting Heavy Traffic Today

Tuesday may be the best day to avoid Salt Lake City if you can help it

Tags: Highways

February 11, 2002 - Industry News

Maryland To Set Up Highway Watch Program

The Maryland Motor Truck Association board of directors has voted to participate in the national Highway Watch program, which is operated by the American Trucking Associations

February 11, 2002 - Industry News

Kansas Governor Proposes Fuel Tax Hike

As Kansas legislators struggle to balance a shortfall of more than $500 million in the state budget, the governor's plan includes increases in fuel taxes and registration fees

February 11, 2002 - Industry News

Ryder Selects Kroll For Background Checks

Kroll Background America announced Monday it has been selected by Ryder System to manage a comprehensive pre-employment screening program for all of Ryder's U.S. operations

February 11, 2002 - Industry News

Court Blocks New Oklahoma Registration Rules

An Oklahoma district court has issued a temporary restraining order blocking new rules that would prohibit trucking companies from using third party agents to establish Oklahoma as their base state under the International Registration Plan

February 11, 2002 - Industry News

Kentucky Considers License, Training Legislation

The Kentucky House of Representatives is considering two bills regarding commercial driver licensing

February 11, 2002 - Industry News

TruckersB2B Celebrates Second Anniversary

TruckersB2B is celebrating its second anniversary of providing value-added services and increased purchasing power to small and medium-sized fleets

February 11, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth To Sponsor Alabama Concert at Mid-America

The band Alabama will once again perform at the 2002 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., next month, courtesy of Kenworth

Tags: Events

February 11, 2002 - Industry News

SmartShowers Available To Truckstops

SmartStop has launched the SmartShower system, which uses smart cards to automate the operation of shower rooms at truckstops, travel plazas and rest areas

February 8, 2002 - Industry News

California Numbering Exits

California is installing numbered exit signs based on mileage, finally coming in line with most other states

Tags: Highways

February 8, 2002 - Industry News

New Jersey Wants Trucking Company To Pay For Fiery Bridge Damage

The New Jersey Department of Transportation is going after a Jersey City trucking company to try to recoup more than $6 million in damages caused last summer by a fiery three-truck crash

February 8, 2002 - Industry News

Michigan Governor Wants To Hike Diesel Tax

Michigan Gov. John Engler wants to raise diesel fuel taxes 4 cents per gallon as part of the fiscal 2003 budget he proposed last week

February 8, 2002 - Industry News

Trism Changes Hands, Name

Trism, Kennesaw, Ga., has been sold to a Missouri banker who plans to operate the business under the old Tri-State Motor Transit name and move the company headquarters to Joplin, Mo

February 8, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Sales Up, Profits Down

Despite higher sales, Volvo posted a fourth-quarter loss of 487 kroner ($46 million) in fourth quarter 2001,compared with a net profit of 1.19 billion kroner in fourth quarter 2000

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