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July 18, 2002 - Industry News

New Fuel Optimization Software Aimed At Small Fleets

Rand McNally's Transportation Data Management subsidiary and Integrated Decision Support Corporation (IDSC) have teamed up to provide Fuel Advice, a fuel optimized routing solution targeted to small fleets

July 18, 2002 - Industry News

Words Fly In '02 Emissions Battle

The war of words continues to heat up as the October emissions deadline draws near. The American Trucking Associations has filed a brief in support of Caterpillar in its suit against the federal government, while Cummins and Caterpillar continue to go head-to-head over the new engines and the Clean Air Trust attacks draft legislation aimed at helping motor carriers deal with the fallout

July 18, 2002 - Industry News

TCA To Hold Audio Conference On SafeStat

The truckload Carriers Assn.’s Truckload Academy will hold an audio conference on “Controlling Your SafeStat Numbers” August 14

July 18, 2002 - Industry News

Freightliner Back in the Black

DaimlerChrysler says its Freightliner, Sterling and Thomas Built Buses business unit returned to profitability in the second quarter

July 18, 2002 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Posts Sales, Profit Gains

Stronger build rates for Class 8 trucks in North America had a major impact on ArvinMeritor’s third quarter revenue

July 17, 2002 - Industry News

Lufkin Sees Improvement in Trailer Demand

A pickup in volumes and backlog for trailer products indicates that the domestic economy is improving, says Douglas Smith, president and CEO of Lufkin Industries

July 17, 2002 - Industry News

Dana Profits Up

Dana Corp.posted second quarter net income of $52 million, compared to $14 million for second quarter 2001

July 17, 2002 - Industry News

Border Update: Will Mexico Allow Access?

Even as the U.S. government predicts it will be ready to allow Mexican trucks access by the end of the summer, Mexico appears to be balking at allowing reciprocal access

July 17, 2002 - Industry News

Government Plans Hotline In War On Terrorism

The Bush Administration plans to set up a phone hotline to encourage truckers and others to report tips on suspicious activity

July 17, 2002 - Industry News

West Virginia Coal Truck Bill Sparks Passionate Arguments

A bill being considered in a special session of the West Virginia Legislature that would raise weight limits for coal trucks has sparked a firestorm of passionate response from state residents – mostly against it

July 17, 2002 - Industry News

Carrier Transicold Honors Dealers

Carrier Transicold, Syracuse, N.Y., recently recognized its top dealers

July 17, 2002 - Industry News

USA Truck Records Record Revenues

USA Truck, Van Buren, Ark., announced record operating revenues for the quarter

July 17, 2002 - Industry News

New Portal Offers Procurement Savings

AmeriQuest Transportation and Logistics Resources Corp. introduced its third trucking industry portal, CarrierFleetXchange

July 17, 2002 - Industry News

Peterbilt Revamps Prospector Ordering Program

Prospector, Peterbilt's vehicle configuration and ordering computer program, has been re-engineered and is now in use throughout the Peterbilt dealer network

July 17, 2002 - Industry News

SC&RA Awards Hauling Jobs of the Year

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Assn. presented three Hauling Job of the Year awards during its Annual Conference recently

July 17, 2002 - Industry News

Dealer Sues Mack For Unfair Competition

Toledo Mack Sales and Services has filed a lawsuit against Mack Trucks, claiming unfair competition that allegedly violates federal antitrust laws and state dealer protection laws

July 17, 2002 - Industry News

Heartland Reports Higher Revenue And Income

Heartland Express, Coralville, Iowa, announced financial results for the second quarter of the year

July 17, 2002 - Industry News

Werner Reports Higher Earnings and Revenues

Werner Enterprises, Omaha, Neb., reported higher operating revenues and earnings for the second quarter of the year

July 16, 2002 - Industry News

Construction Starts Today On I-75 Near Flint, Mich.

The Michigan Department of Transportation will switch traffic on I-75 near Flint starting Wednesday, July 17, as part of a freeway reconstruction project

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July 16, 2002 - Industry News

Expect Delays On I-15 In Ogden, Utah

Utah Department of Transportation officials are predicting hour-long delays on I-15 through the Ogden, Utah, area

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July 16, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Files Brief In Support Of Detroit Diesel Suit

The American Trucking Associations has filed a brief in support of Detroit Diesel’s suit against the U.S. government over the October 2002 emissions regulations

July 16, 2002 - Industry News

511 Travel Information Service Planned For Eight States

Voice recognition software company BeVocal and BellSouth have been selected to deploy a 511 voice recognition system for an eight-state region covering more than 17 million citizens

July 16, 2002 - Industry News

Night Resurfacing Begins Saturday On Kingery Expressway

During the early morning hours of Saturday, July 20, a six-week night resurfacing project is expected to begin on the Kingery Expressway (I-80/94) in South Holland and Lansing, Illinois

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July 16, 2002 - Industry News

Teamsters, UPS Praise New Agreement

UPS and the Teamsters union both appear highly satisfied with a new six-year contract agreed to over the weekend

July 16, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Looking at More Haz-Mat Security Measures

The U.S. Department of Transportation is considering the need for escorts, anti-theft devices and other safety measures for hazardous materials shipments

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