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July 15, 2002 - Industry News

Lewis Wins Third International Truck Challenge

Bill "Stumpy" Lewis, race transport driver for #77 Dave Balney, Jasper Engine and Transmission, won last weekend’s International Truck Challenge event in Chicago

Tags: Events

July 15, 2002 - Industry News

Winning Trucks, More At Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Organizers of the 2002 Walcott Truckers Jamboree, held last week at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, say the event was a success

Tags: Events

July 15, 2002 - Industry News

Workers To Return To International Plant

Navistar International’s Chatham, Ontario, plant will resume production on July 22 following ratification of a new contract by the Canadian Auto Workers union Monday

July 15, 2002 - Industry News

TCA To Re-Affiliate With ATA

The membership of the Truckload Carriers Association voted overwhelmingly to re-affiliate with the American Trucking Associations

July 15, 2002 - Industry News

Global 2-Way Plans To Buy Terion Driver Communication Network

Global 2-Way, Marcos Island, Fla., has released a detailed explanation of its intent to purchase certain technologies from Terion, Inc

July 15, 2002 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Earnings Move Up

Increased revenues in the intermodal and dedicated business helped J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, Ark., report higher earnings for the last quarter

July 14, 2002 - Industry News

International & CAW Reach Tentative Agreement

A six-week strike by almost 650 workers at International Truck & Engine Company’s Chatham, Ontario, plant appears to be over with a tentative agreement reached on Sunday

July 12, 2002 - Industry News

West Virginia Tackles Coal Truck Issue

In a special session that began Sunday, West Virginia legislators this week will consider a proposal to raise legal weights for coal trucks to 120,000 pounds

July 12, 2002 - Industry News

Auditor Criticizes Virginia DOT

Virginia’s state auditor released a report last week saying the state Transportation Department has recklessly expanded road-building efforts without knowing how it’s going to pay for them

July 12, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth Redesigns PremierCare Web Pages

Kenworth announce a new design for its web pages covering Kenworth PremierCare Parts and Services

July 12, 2002 - Industry News

Canadian Partnership Looks At Truck Tunnel For Border

Two Canadian companies are looking at the possibility of a new dedicated truck and rail tunnel at the Ontario/Michigan border

July 12, 2002 - Industry News

PeopleNet Joins Security Consortium

PeopleNet Communications, Minneapolis, is the latest company to join the Freight Transportation Security Consortium

July 12, 2002 - Industry News

Lawmakers Lobby For, Against Delay In Engine Rules

More than a dozen lawmakers met with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman last week, urging her to delay October’s emissions deadline, while two Indiana congressmen asked President Bush not to delay the standards

July 12, 2002 - Industry News

UPS Second Quarter Mixed

UPS Friday reported a mixed performance in its second quarter, with continued growth in the international segment partially offsetting declines in the U.S. domestic package business

July 11, 2002 - Industry News

Safe & Secure: How Good Is Your Driver Screening?

It’s not just about terrorism. Warnings that trucks could be the next weapons of mass destruction are chilling reminders that we shouldn’t put strangers behind the wheel. But thorough driver screenings is about a lot of other thing

July 11, 2002 - Industry News

NTE Exchange Has Best Month Ever

The NTE Public Exchange had its strongest month ever in June, as shipment tenders via the company's public marketplace grew by 15 percent over the previous month

July 11, 2002 - Industry News

Star Transport Adds More IDSC Tools

Illinois-based Star Transport has adopted Match Advice, Expert Fuel and OOR/ETA Alert from the decision support suite of Integrated Decision Support Corporation

July 11, 2002 - Industry News

TCA Offers Audio Conference On Avoiding DOT Fines

In 2001, federal motor safety officials collected more than $20 million in fines

July 11, 2002 - Industry News

Wholesale Prices Edge Upward

Prices at the wholesale level moved up slightly in June, the first hike in three months

Tags: Economy

July 10, 2002 - Industry News

International Coming Up Short On Engines For Truck Orders

International Truck & Engine Corp. has another headache to deal with on top of labor problems and a lawsuit against an engine maker ... not enough engines for truck orders

July 10, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Gets Funding To Advance B5.9G Engine

Cummins Westport, a joint venture of Cummins and Westport Innovations, announced it will get about $250,000 in development funding for the B Gas Plus natural gas engine

July 10, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA Calls For Mandatory Driver Training

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. told Congress that in order to improve truck safety, the government should develop mandatory driver training requirements and find a way to end the abuse drivers receive at the docks

July 10, 2002 - Industry News

Report Says West Virginia Lax On CDL Enforcement

West Virginia, already facing a truck safety controversy over grossly overloaded coal trucks, reportedly is lax on pulling the licenses of commercial drivers with bad driving records

July 10, 2002 - Industry News

Nebraska Hurries To Repair Flood-Damaged I-80 Bridge

Nebraska is hurrying to repair two Interstate 80 bridge approaches that were washed out last weekend in a flash flood

Tags: Highways

July 10, 2002 - Industry News

Environmentalists Attack Trucking

The Clean Air Trust this week named the American Trucking Associations and Caterpillar the clean air "villains of the month" for July for their efforts to push back tougher emissions standards scheduled to go into effect this October

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