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February 22, 2002 - Industry News

New Jersey Scuttles Plan to Extend Big Truck Access

A New Jersey Department of Transportation plan to expand big truck routes in the state has been shot down by local opponents

Tags: Highways

February 21, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Loses Round In Oregon Tax Challenge

An Oregon County judge ruled that the state's weight-distance tax is not unconstitutional in a suit brought by the American Trucking Associations

February 21, 2002 - Industry News

EPA, Engine Makers Said To Be Close To Settling

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may be close to settling a lawsuit brought against it by Cummins, International, and the Engine Manufacturers Assn. over tougher diesel emissions regulations

February 21, 2002 - Industry News

Plan to Ease N.J. Truck Restrictions Draws Fire

New Jersey may allow big trucks on a few more miles of currently restricted roadways, but not without controversy

Tags: Highways

February 21, 2002 - Industry News

Economic Indicators Increase In January

There are more indications the American economy is poised for a turnaround. This morning the Conference Board reported its Index of Leading Economic Indicators increased 0.6% in January

Tags: Economy

February 20, 2002 - Industry News

UPS Announces New Supply Chain Organization

UPS has reorganized the way it is marketing its growing variety of non-package-delivery services

February 20, 2002 - Industry News

Nexterna Upgrades OptiTrac Location Tracking Software

Nexterna is offering an enhanced version of its wireless location tracking software

February 20, 2002 - Industry News

Martin Trucking Company To Install Expert Fuel

Wisconsin-based Martin Trucking Company, a family-owned business established in 1932, has signed a contract with Integrated Decision Support Corporation of Richardson, Texas for Expert Fuel

February 20, 2002 - Industry News

NSI Sells GlobalWave Terminals For Refrigerated Trailer Tracking

NSI Global Inc., Montreal, a global provider of satellite-based communications systems, announced that its Vistar Datacom subsidiary has received an order from Sunco Carriers Inc.

February 20, 2002 - Industry News

TransCore Offers Management Tool For Brokers

TransCore introduced its operations-management software and hardware package for brokers, Keypoint for Brokers, during the Transportation Intermediaries Association 24th Annual Convention this week

February 20, 2002 - Industry News

Technology Companies Work Together To Fight Terrorist Threat

In an effort to combat a possible terrorist threat, the Freight Transportation Security Consortium is working to establish standards for security-related messaging and data encryption for GPS location devices that track tank trucks and tank railcars carrying hazardous materials

February 20, 2002 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Fight Virginia I-81 Plan

The idea of using trucks-only toll lanes to tackle the problem of interstate highway congestion in Virginia isn't sitting well with the trucking industry

Tags: Highways

February 20, 2002 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler: More Changes May be Needed to Make Profit Targets

DaimlerChrysler says most of its restructuring efforts are moving as planned and operating profits for 2002 should be twice the 2001 level by “a very significant amount.”

February 20, 2002 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Announced Turnaround Plan & Financials

Consolidated Freightways, Vancouver, Wash., announced it has obtained financing to move forward with a plan to turn around the company's finances

February 20, 2002 - Industry News

Oklahoma Legislative Committee Looks at New Registration Rules

The Oklahoma legislature has joined the fracas over new residency rules for truck registration

February 20, 2002 - Industry News

Soft Market Hurts Rush Profits

The truck and equipment markets remain soft and the oversupply of used trucks continues to be a problem, says Marvin Rush, chairman and CEO of Rush Enterprises, which operates the country’s largest network of Peterbilt dealerships

February 19, 2002 - Industry News

Maryland DOT Pushes Tougher Trucking Penalties

For the second year, the Maryland Transportation Department is backing legislation that would hold trucking companies and drivers more responsible for safety violations such as poorly secured loads and overweight rigs

February 19, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo To Use Product Lifecycle Management Software

Volvo, IBM and Dassault Systemes announced that Volvo 3P (Purchase, Planning, Product Development) will standardize all product development for trucks using Product Lifecycle Management solutions from IBM and Dassault Systemes

February 19, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Adds International Business Unit

Cummins Inc. has added a fourth business unit: the International Distributor Business Unit

February 19, 2002 - Industry News

Qualcomm Makes Moves In Rental Business

Qualcomm and Wynne Systems, which provides business software for the equipment rental industry, have integrated the RentalMan Dispatch Module with Qualcomm's wireless fleet management systems OmniTracs and OmniExpress

February 19, 2002 - Industry News

EFS To Acquire TransCore's Viastar Direct Product

TransCore's Commercial Services is selling its Viastar Direct product to EFS Transportation services

February 19, 2002 - Industry News

Clapp, Janke To Highlight NPTC Conference

Joseph Clapp, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will be a keynote speaker at the National Private Truck Council's 2002 Annual Education/Management Conference and Exhibition

Tags: Events

February 18, 2002 - Industry News

Don't Let This Happen To You

One trucking company owner got a valuable - and painful - lesson on the importance of backing up your company's records. The Buffalo News recently reported that Eddie Walczyk is offering a $5,000 reward - no questions asked - for anyone who returns the vital information that was in his stolen laptop computer and briefcase. That information? All the business records for his trucking company, including billing and tax information

February 18, 2002 - Industry News

Iowa Speed Limit Bill Passes House

The Iowa House of Representatives has passed a bill that would raise the speed limit on interstate highways to 70 mph for cars, but keep it at 65 mph for trucks

February 18, 2002 - Industry News

Truckers Advised to Use I-84 Around Salt Lake

With Olympic events at Snowbasin near I-84 in northern Utah now complete, the Utah Department of Transportation is advising truckers to use I-84 as an alternate to I-8

Tags: Highways

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