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March 12, 2002 - Industry News

French Truckers Protest Hours

French truck drivers blocked refineries and oil depots Monday as they protested working hours

March 12, 2002 - Industry News

Ergonomics Plan Could Be Unveiled Next Month

The White House could release an ergonomics proposal in mid-April

March 11, 2002 - Industry News

Kansas Turnpike Renovating Service Areas

The Kansas Turnpike is putting up new service area buildings at several locations along the 236-mile toll road

Tags: Highways

March 11, 2002 - Industry News

Corruption Alleged In North Carolina DMV

North Carolina officials are looking into allegations of corrupt behavior by enforcement officers in a branch of the state Division of Motor Vehicles

March 11, 2002 - Industry News

Transportation Marketing Professionals To Meet

The Transportation Marketing & Communications Association announced its sixth annual conference and educational forum June 2-4, 2002, at the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz

Tags: Events

March 11, 2002 - Industry News

Averitt Express Offers Account-Specific Rates Via Internet

Customers of Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., can now access account-specific LTL rates at Averitt's web site, www.averittexpress.com

March 11, 2002 - Industry News

TruckingMall Launches Fleet Management Systems For Container Trucking

TruckingMall Inc. has released a new Web-based container transportation management service, ModalTrack

March 11, 2002 - Industry News

SMC<sup>³</sup> Introduces CarrierWorks

SMC³'s new CarrierWorks product allows motor carriers to interactively manage shipment status with their external shipper base through an open, flexible Internet architecture

March 11, 2002 - Industry News

Enforcement Officials Urged to Increase Safety and Security Measures

Top safety officials from the federal government recently told top level commercial vehicle safety enforcement officials that they need to do more to save lives on the highways

March 10, 2002 - Industry News

ATA President: Industry Must Stand United

American Trucking Associations President William Canary isn't letting the fact that he will be replaced in less than a year keep him from working to move the association forward. That was evident in his speech to

March 10, 2002 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Enhances Online Shipping Toolkit

FedEx Custom Critical, Akron, Ohio, has enhanced its online Shipping Toolkit with features that let customers quote, schedule, track and map shipments as well as view corresponding shipment documents

March 10, 2002 - Industry News

Peregrine Launches Integrated Suite for Asset, Maintenance Management

Peregrine Systems, San Diego, announced the immediate availability of its Transportation 5.0 suite

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

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