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May 28, 2001 - Industry News

Big Gorillas and Dogzillas Stomp New Jersey Truck Show

Joe Switzenberg tries a Dogzilla, left; Best of Show winners Knights (on white bike) and Duffys (with black bike) take home Harleys

Like a rumble of King Kongs, some of show trucking’s biggest gorillas stomped into the Bordentown (N.J.) Petro’s third annual truck show May 18-20 to compete for cash, glory and a pair of Harley Davidson motorcycles

Tags: Events

May 25, 2001 - Industry News

USF Distribution Opens Bay Area Service Center

USF Distribution, an Illinois-based logistics subsidiary of USFreightways, has opened a new 70,000-square-foot service center in Tracy, Calif

May 25, 2001 - Industry News

OOIDA Slams 18-Year-Old-Driver Proposal

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association last week said it is "strongly opposed" to lowering the CDL age requirement below the age of 21, which the federal government has proposed to consider through a pilot program

May 25, 2001 - Industry News

Bankruptcy Petition Filed Against Cannon Express

Three men who say they worked with Arkansas-based Cannon Express to bring truck drivers from overseas want to force the company into bankruptcy to get money they say they are owed

May 25, 2001 - Industry News

LoadScout Falls From View

Internet load-matching service LoadScout.com appears to be the latest dot-com casualty. Efforts to reach its web site on Friday returned a generic "page cannot be displayed" message. Calls to LoadScout returned busy signals all afternoon

May 25, 2001 - Industry News

Latest Economic Signals Mixed

More economic numbers of importance to trucking came out Friday and the news is mixed

Tags: Economy

May 25, 2001 - Industry News

Oberstar, Allies Seek to Keep Mexican Border Closed

Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., introduced a resolution calling on President Bush to keep the U.S. border closed to Mexican trucks and buses until the administration can certify that Mexican operations are safe

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

NPTC Inducts Four Drivers into Hall of Fame

At its annual conference in Nashville this week, the National Private Truck Council added four new members to its Drivers Hall of Fame, bringing the total to 160

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Becomes Major Player in Freight Forwarding

UPS announced a new business unit that combines a number of recent acquisitions into a global customs brokerage and freight forwarding business, making it a major player in that market

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

NPTC’s CEO Calls for ‘Creative Answers’ to Highway Problems

The nation sorely needs “creative answers” to improve highway productivity

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Getting Prepared for Border Opening

Speaking at the National Private Truck Council’s annual conference in Nashville this week, DOT’s top trucking safety official, said the agency expects to complete its rulemaking on trucking safety issues for Mexican truckers to operate in the U.S

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Announces Price Increase

Volvo Trucks North America announced that its 2002 Model Year VN, VHD and other new trucks will be subject to a 2 percent price increase effective July 1

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

TEAM Opens Columbus Sales Center

TEAM Vehicle Sales announced the grand opening of its retail vehicle sales center in Columbus, Ohio

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

Prophesy to Design and Host Trucking Web Sites

Trucking software provider Prophesy Transportation Solutions, Bloomfield, Conn., now offers web hosting and design service for trucking companies

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

FreightMatrix Offers Free Spot Market Freight Matching

FreightMatrix, a web-based logistics marketplace services provider, announced that free-of-charge spot market freight matching and parcel shipment management services are now available at www.freightmatrix.com

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Upgrades Web Site

Component supplier ArvinMeritor has upgraded the product and services section of its web site at www.arvinmeritor.com/products

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

April Home Sales Falloff May be Misleading

One important indicator as to the future health of trucking is new homes sales, but it may be wise not to read too much into April’s disappointing numbers

Tags: Economy

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

Astus Light Truck System Debuts in US

ETL Électronique Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has introduced its Astus light vehicle fleet management system to the U.S. market

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

USCO Logistics Bought by Swiss Logistics Giant

USCO Logistics, the North American warehouse and distribution company headquartered in Hamden, Conn., will be acquired by Kuehne & Nagel International AG of Schindellegi, Switzerland

May 23, 2001 - Industry News

USF Dugan Opens Service Centers in Southeast

Kansas-based USF Dugan, a regional carrier unit of USFreightways, has opened four new terminals in the Carolinas

May 23, 2001 - Industry News

New Detroit Bridge Proposed Between U.S. and Canada

The Mich-Can International Bridge Co. has teamed up with an engineering and construction company to propose a privately built second bridge between the United States and Canada in Detroit

Tags: Highways

May 23, 2001 - Industry News

NHTSA Announces Recalls

The most recent list of recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration included several medium- and heavy-duty trucks

May 23, 2001 - Industry News

NHTSA Investigating Truck Defect Complaints

As it decides whether to open an investigation into complaints about Volvo front axles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is upgrading its investigation of a separate problem with Volvo VNs

May 23, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Gives Thumbs Up To Senate Tax Vote

Trucking's biggest lobby is pleased over the move by the U.S. Senate yesterday afternoon to sign off on President Bush’s tax cut plan because of a provision that eliminates most estate taxes

May 23, 2001 - Industry News

SMC<sup>3</sup> Proposes Rate Increase

Georgia-based SMC3 has proposed a rate increase among its less-than-truckload members

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