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June 19, 2001 - Industry News

Kentucky To Resume Granting Students CDLs

A judge has ordered Kentucky's Transportation Cabinet to keep awarding commercial driver's licenses to truck driving school graduates, even if they don't meet the state's minimum residence requirements

June 19, 2001 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Unveils Turnpike Plaza Prototype

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is planning 11 "super service plazas.

Tags: Highways

June 19, 2001 - Industry News

Trucker In Atlanta Crash Had Suspended License

Authorities have discovered that a tanker truck driver involved in a crash that melted bridge girders on Atlanta's I-285 has a suspended license

June 19, 2001 - Industry News

Wheaton Adds Gold Service As Agent

Wheaton World Wide Moving, Indianapolis, has signed on Gold Service Movers of White Plains, N.Y., as an agent

June 19, 2001 - Industry News

Ryder Acquires Sameday.com Order Fulfillment Centers

Ryder System, Miami, has acquired the order fulfillment operations of Sameday.com, a Los Angeles-based supply chain management company

June 19, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway Express Named One of Best Places for IT Workers

Roadway Express is listed in Computerworld's 8th annual "100 Best Places to Work in IT" for 2001, the second consecutive year for the motor carrier

June 19, 2001 - Industry News

Moveitonline Becomes a Publicly Traded Company

Moveitonline, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, a software company recently spun-out of the software and logistics divisions of Mullen Transportation Inc., is now a publicly traded company

June 19, 2001 - Industry News

Data Trak Acquires E-Stamp Shipping, Logistics Assets

Data Trak Technologies, a supply chain provider and integrator of small package and LTL shipping solutions, has acquired the shipping and logistics assets of E-Stamp Corp., Mountain View, Calif

June 19, 2001 - Industry News

Qualcomm Forms Heavy Equipment Consortium

Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, providers of OmniTracs and OmniExpress mobile communications, has announced formation of a wireless heavy equipment consortium

June 18, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Will Nominate NHTSA Chief

President Bush intends to nominate Jeffrey William Runge to be Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to a White House announcement

June 18, 2001 - Industry News

CF Employees Can Sue In Bathroom Camera Case

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit by nearly 300 employees against Consolidated Freightways for having surveillance equipment in a restroom

June 18, 2001 - Industry News

OOIDA Members Can Get KW Rebate

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. has negotiated a $1,000 factory rebate for members who buy a new Kenworth

June 18, 2001 - Industry News

MTMC Streamlines Carrier Qualification

A web-based qualification program currently being tested by the Military Traffic Management Command would cut carrier qualification time from several weeks to 24-48 hours

June 18, 2001 - Industry News

Random Test Rates Stay the Same

The "violation" rate for random alcohol testing of truck drivers was 0.2% in 1999, down from 0.4% in 1998 and low enough to maintain a reduction in the number of tests required

June 18, 2001 - Industry News

Trucks Pump Up The Shine For ITS

Left: Pro-Fab’s Jesse Edwards and Douglas Rambler work on a rear trailer light panel. Right: Randy Kaylor inspects some of the 17 stainless steel lines, installed at a cost of $2500, that dress up the Plycon Kenworth's engine compartment.

Truckers are getting their rigs ready for next week's International Trucking Show and the Show & Shine Truck Beauty Show, presented by Newport Communications and ITS as part of the 2001 Stars and Stripes Competition.

Tags: Events

June 17, 2001 - Industry News

Laptops To Help Maine Inspectors

Commercial vehicle inspectors in Maine will soon get laptops to allow them to instantly access motor carrier safety records online

June 17, 2001 - Industry News

New Owners For Dixie Truckers Home

A historic truckstop chain will stay open despite bankruptcy proceedings for its longtime owners

June 17, 2001 - Industry News

CHP Issues "Flood" Of Citations During Crackdown

The California Highway Patrol's unprecedented statewide crackdown on unsafe trucks resulted in more than 3,000 truck citations Thursday

June 17, 2001 - Industry News

Colorado Patrol May Seek Tougher Chain Law

Because of a number of road closures in the past year caused by trucks that violated the state's chain law, the Colorado State Patrol may seek legislation to up penalties for violators

June 17, 2001 - Industry News

PacLease Adds San Antonio Location

Janoe Truck Rental and Leasing of San Antonio has signed on as a PacLease franchise location

June 17, 2001 - Industry News

First Amtrak Refrigerated Cars Ready To Roll

Amtrak is a step closer to competing with trucks for coast-to-coast refrigerated freight

Tags: Intermodal

June 15, 2001 - Industry News

Lower Freight Volume Expected In Wake Of Lower Industrial Production

Industrial production declined 0.8% in May, according to today’s report from the Federal Reserve Board. Industrial production tracks very closely with freight volume

Tags: Economy

June 14, 2001 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Plans to Widen I-81

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has authorized $2 million for a feasibility study on widening a stretch of I-81 from four lanes to six

Tags: Highways

June 14, 2001 - Industry News

Wheaton Agent Raises Money for Non-Profit in Orlando

Central Moving & Storage, Orlando, Fla., recently held a "yard sale extravaganza" to raise funds for Give Kids The World

June 14, 2001 - Industry News

Travel Plazas Aid Victims of Tropical Storm Allison

As Texas and Louisiana residents struggle to stay afloat amidst the damage from Tropical Storm Allison, area truckstops and travel plazas are assisting the American Red Cros

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