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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

April 29, 2001 - Industry News

Trism Talking to Buyers, Tries to Ward Off Takeover

Trism Inc., Kennesaw, Ga., is in preliminary talks with buyers, but has adopted a "poison pill" plan to ward a takeover by the former CEO

April 29, 2001 - Industry News

Seattle Port Truckers to Get FAST Route

In an effort to get trucks from the Port of Seattle to Interstates 5 and 90, a new route will be built from the waterfront to the Interstates

Tags: Intermodal

April 29, 2001 - Industry News

Port Everglades Adds Terminal

Port Everglades has opened a new cargo terminal with high-tech equipment for faster container processing and tighter security

Tags: Intermodal

April 29, 2001 - Industry News

Chiropractors Oppose California CDL Bill

A California bill that would tighten up medical exam requirements for commercial drivers has stalled after lobbying by chiropractors. The bill aims to tighten up licensing procedures in the wake of an incident where a mentally troubled truck driver rammed his truck into the state Capitol in January

April 27, 2001 - Industry News

Hello Yugoslavia, Where's My Freight?

Does this sound familiar? In a recent press release, LogisticsArchitects.com announced "the beginning of a new era in transport and logistics industr

April 27, 2001 - Industry News

GDP Unexpectedly Increases

The economic growth rate in the U.S. was reported to be an unexpectedly strong 2% in the first quarter of the year, as reported today by the Commerce Department. GDP growth had fallen to 1% at the end of last year and was widely expected to be in the 0-1% range at the beginning of this year

Tags: Economy

April 26, 2001 - Industry News

Texaco Profits Up 39%

Texaco posted first quarter income before special items of $836 million, compared to $602 million for first quarter 2000

April 26, 2001 - Industry News

Transit Group Announces Financial Restructuring

Transit Group, Atlanta, announced it has taken several steps to restructure debt and recapitalize the company

April 26, 2001 - Industry News

Smithway, Boyd Bros. Report Losses

Two flatbed carriers reported first-quarter losses and lower revenues this week, but had some good news to go with the bad

April 26, 2001 - Industry News

Hunts Point Neighbors Say 'Keep Out'

Residents in the Hunts Point area of New York have a plan to keep truck traffic going to and from the Hunts Point Market and industrial area out of their residential neighborhoods

April 26, 2001 - Industry News

Insurance Industry Says Red-Light Cameras Improve Safety

A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says cameras that help catch drivers who run red lights may also prevent collisions

April 26, 2001 - Industry News

New York Assembly Considers Summer Sales Tax Break on Fuel

Republicans in the New York state Assembly are calling for a suspension of the state's 4 percent sales tax on gasoline and diesel fuel during the summer months

April 26, 2001 - Industry News

New President Named for Williams TravelCenters

Williams TravelCenters, Tulsa, Okla., has a new president: Ike Mefford

April 26, 2001 - Industry News

NTE Announces Big Gains

Web-based transportation intermediary NTE, Downers Grove, Ill., announced its membership roles and sales volumes surged in the first quarter of 2001 compared to the same quarter last year

April 26, 2001 - Industry News

Arsenault Offers Virtual Training and Sales Rooms on New Web Site

Maintenance software provider Arsenault Associates of Atco, N.J.. has launched a redesigned and newly functional web site at www.truckfleet.com

April 26, 2001 - Industry News

RoutingGuides.com Aims to Replace Paper Routing Guides

A new web technology aims to replace paper routing guides

April 26, 2001 - Industry News

Oshkosh: Defense, Fire, Emergency Sales Offset Soft Commercial Demand

Double-digit sales and income growth in the defense and fire and emerengcy markets "significantly cushioned" the impact of a 19.8% drop in commercial vehicle sales for Oshkosh Truck Corp

April 26, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Economy: The View From the Internet

Freight has dropped off from last year, but there is still enough to go around, according to Scott Moscripp, president of Internet Truckstop, the web-based load-matching service

Tags: Economy

April 25, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Will Move Quickly to Confirm Jackson at DOT

The Senate will move quickly to confirm Michael P. Jackson as Deputy Secretary of Transportation, said Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee

April 25, 2001 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Posts $3.4 Billion Loss

More production cuts may be on the way at Freightliner, as DaimlerChrysler blamed operating losses at Freightliner and Chrysler for for a first quarter operating loss of $3.4 billion

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