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May 2, 2001 - Industry News

Mexico Rule Signals What’s to Come for New U.S. Truckers

Mexican trucking companies that want to do business in the U.S. will be required to prove they understand U.S. safety rules. That is a higher standard than new American trucking companies have to meet – but not for much longer

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Nexterna Acquires FreightQuest Fleet Management System from Cummins

Omaha-based Nexterna Inc., a wireless data company, has acquired the assets of FreightQuest, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cummins Inc

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Upgrades Web Site

Kenworth has enhanced its web site at www.kenworth.com with, among other things, a "virtual showroom.

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Lane Closures on Woodrow Wilson

One or two lanes of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge near Washington, D.C., will be closed in each direction during some weekends in May to replace the metal drawbridge

Tags: Highways

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Recruiter Samples Life on the Road

A recruiter for Dart Transit recently learned a lot more about the life he's signing people up for. Chris Peplinski got more than he bargained for when he took a trip with two Dart owner-operators. Writing in Dart's "Advantage" newsletter, Peplinski left on a winter Monday morning with contractor Ron Kirkpatrick, picking up a load of cans in Minnesota bound for El Paso

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Toll Lanes: Fast or Slow?

While authorities in some eastern states are taking measures to slow down people zipping through electronic toll lanes, higher-speed express lanes are on their way in other states

Tags: Highways

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Malone Forms New Partnership

Ray Seppala, president of FastTrack Group (left), and Larry Fry, President of Malone, negotiated privately for a swift unification.

FastTrack Group, an Arizona-based flatbed carrier, has signed on with Malone Freight Lines, Birmingham, Ala

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Gilbert Companies To Expand LTL Express Service

The Gilbert Companies, a provider of integrated transportation, distribution and logistics services, announces the launch of its new LTL Express servic

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA to OSHA: Back Off Wheel Chock Enforcement

Julie Cirillo, acting deputy administration of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has reportedly told the Occupational Health and Safety Administration to stop citing truckers for failure to use wheel chocks

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Safety Agency Proposes Mexico Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing new rules to ensure the safety of Mexican truck and bus companies operating in the U.S

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Economic News Good for Trucking

Today's economic news is positive for freight haulers and truck equipment manufacturers

Tags: Economy

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Elections Signal New Leadership For NAST

As it prepares for its first show of the season this weekend, the National Assn. of Show Trucks has new officers, new members on the board of directors, and a new directio

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

Chevron Profits Up 53%

Chevron Corp. reported a first quarter profit of $1.6 billion, a 53% increase over first quarter 2001

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins On Track for '02 Emissions

Even while other engine manufacturers negotiate with the Environmental Protection Agency to rule on possible delays to the October 2002 emissions deadline and new litigation from the Truck Manufacturers' Association seeks a stay, Cummins appears to be right on targe

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Changes to Drug, Alcohol Testing Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed amendments to its controlled substances and alcohol testing regulations that will bring them in line with new DOT rules

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

Automaker Cuts Affect Fleets

Allied Holdings and Celadon were hit by U.S. automaker cutbacks in the first quarter

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

Governor Vetoes ND Speed Limit

North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven vetoed a portion of a bill that would have raised the speed limit on the state's Interstate

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

NHTSA Study Confirms Reflective Tape Effectiveness

A new study by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirms that the reflective tape now required on truck trailers is effective in preventing crashes

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

CarrierPoint Provides Logistics Software to Celanese Unit

Atlanta-based CarrierPoint Inc., the Web-based logistics software company, has announced it is providing its WebDispatch and Dynamic Shipping Marketplace applications to Ticona, the technical polymers business of Celanese AG

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

Court Okays CSX, NS, Conrail Merger

A U.S. Court of Appeals has unanimously affirmed the Surface Transportation Board’s approval of the CSX, Norfolk Southern (NS), and Conrail merger

Tags: Intermodal

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

TEAM Sales Offers Used Truck Search on Web

TEAM Vehicle Sales of Coral Springs, Fla., has launched a web site for locating used truck nationwide

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

Karmak Introduces ProfitMaker Software

Karmak Inc. a provider of computer business systems. has introduced ProfitMaker, a new parts and service management system for fleets and service shops for use on a single PC or a PC network

April 29, 2001 - Industry News

LTL First Quarter Results Mixed

Three less-than-truckload carriers reporting first quarter financial results last week showed results ranging from record profits to net income slashed by more than half

April 29, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Introduces Point-to-Point Solutions Software

FedEx Custom Critical, Akron, Ohio, has a new proprietary software system that lets customers get a quote for the most cost-effective surface or air transportation option

April 29, 2001 - Industry News

TA Customers Win Pickup Trucks

TravelCenters of America has given away five new 2001 Dodge Ram pickup trucks to members of its RoadKing Club

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