July 9, 2001 - Industry News
If you're traveling routes on our near historic Route 66 this week, you may see some very strange-looking vehicles.
As many as 60 solar-powered cars are expected to compete July 15-25 in the American Solar Challenge, the longest solar car race in the world at 2,300 miles
Georgia-based regional less-than-truckload carrier Saia this week announced intrastate improvements in the Pacific Northwest and Florida
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will propose changes to vision requirements for truck drivers sometime this year
If a truck driver fails a drug test, should the state that issued his license be notified? That, basically, is the question the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will attempt to answer through a study mandated by Congress
July 6, 2001 - Industry News
Despite some encouraging reports over the past several weeks, the latest unemployment numbers suggest an economic recovery may still be further off than expected.
Slow down or pay cash. That’s what the New Jersey Turnpike has warned drivers who speed through toll booths equipped with the E-ZPass toll collection system. Speeding in this case means anything over 5 mph
Everywhere you turn these days, things that used to be made of good old fashioned materials like wood and steel are being made of plastic. Now we have...wait for it...a plastic bridge.
The Texas Department of Transportation has just announced plans to construct the first plastic bridge in the state.
Yellow Freight System announced last week that it plans to raise its rates nearly five percent next month. Other less-than-truckload carriers may do the same
The western part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is about to get E-ZPass, but truckers won’t be allowed to use it.
July 5, 2001 - Industry News
A new online tool makes it easier for truckers to search for and sort Shell and Texaxo truckstops by the services they provide as well as by their locations
Mack Trucks has introduced a new program to speed the delivery of emergency parts.
eflatbed.com, is offering a new Loading and Securement Manual for flatbed haulers.
The Oregon Senate has passed a bill that would bump the speed limit to 70 mph on some freeway stretches
The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced plans to develop a tunnel management system for the nation's highway and transit tunnels.
Web-based logistics company eflatbed.com, was ranked as the largest business-to-business (B2B) Internet company in the Pittsburgh are
@Track Communications, Inc. of Richardson, Texas, providers of HighwayMaster mobile communications and TrackWare trailer tracking, is once again identified as ATRKC on the Nasdaq SmallCap Market
Maddocks Systems Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, makers of TruckMate software announced that Rick Peschka of Oklahoma City, Okla., will be join the company’s sales forc
Business is growing for Streicher Mobile Fueling, a large provider of mobile fueling on the West Coast.
LTL carrier Roadway Express second-quarter earnings fell 59 percent because of weak tonnage levels and warned that the third quarter would continue to be below last year's levels
At a time when most trucking suppliers are feeling the pain of the industry downturn, business at American Cooling Systems is booming
Paccar is increasing the build rates at some of its manufacturing plants in the coming weeks
A new high-tech truck driver training simulator system just delivered to the Singapore Ministry of Defense could be the model for future training of U.S. drivers
TransAm Trucking Inc. of Olathe, Kansas is spec'ing its fleet of over 1,000 tractors with auxiliary power units from Toronto-based RigMaster Power
July 4, 2001 - Industry News
Eastbound I-285 at Ga. 400 will reopen two weeks ahead of schedule
"Deeply concerned" by the House of Representative's move last week to block the access of Mexican trucks under the North American Free Trade Agreement, the American Trucking Associations last week sent a letter to Senate Republican Leader Trent Lott urging implementation
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