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April 10, 2002 - Industry News

Maine Ties Fuel Tax To Inflation

The Maine legislature passed a bill that would link fuel tax increases to inflation

April 10, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA Class Action: Win One, Lose One

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. reports mixed results in its efforts to get truth-in-leasing lawsuits against motor carriers certified as class actions

April 10, 2002 - Industry News

Rebates For Spicer Box Tops

Dana Commercial Vehicle Service Parts is presenting a $2 rebate to anyone installing an eligible Spicer replacement brake kit through September 30

April 10, 2002 - Industry News

ProMiles Announces Major Update to Fuel Tax Software

ProMiles Software announced a major update to its ProMiles Fuel Tax

April 10, 2002 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Implements New Driver Compliance Services

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, Ark., is using new programs and services developed by Transplace for management of drug and alcohol testing and compliance-related medical billing services

April 10, 2002 - Industry News

PCI, Maple Communications Form Affiliate

Practical Communications Inc. (PCI) and Maple Communications have merged resources to form a new affiliate, Transportation Communications, LLC

April 10, 2002 - Industry News

NHTSA Looks At Volvo Recall

At the urging of an owner-operator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has decided to take a closer look at a recall of Volvo trucks. The news comes as the agency published details about its decision to grant only parts of one association's petition to investigate other alleged problems in Volvo heavy trucks

April 10, 2002 - Industry News

Dick Simon Sold To Central Freight Lines

The bankrupt Dick Simon Trucking has been sold. On Tuesday the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Salt Lake City approved the sale of the refrigerated Utah-based carrier and parent Simon Transportation Services to Central Freight Line

April 9, 2002 - Industry News

McHugh Creates Transportation Business Unit

McHugh Software International, Waukesha, Wis., which provides real-time enterprise logistics management solutions, has formed a business unit dedicated to transportation management

April 9, 2002 - Industry News

Software Manages Bulk Containers, Pallets

Savi Technology announced software to manage the entire life cycle of Reusable Transport Containers (RTCs), such as bulk containers and pallets

April 9, 2002 - Industry News

CFI Signs Up For Logistics.com Optimization

Contract Freighters Inc. has selected Logistics.com's OptiYield Driver&Load to help manage its operations

April 9, 2002 - Industry News

Concern At Border About June Opening

The federal government wants to order the U.S. border to Mexican trucks in June, but one newspaper is reporting skepticism at the border

April 9, 2002 - Industry News

Pilot Opens New Tennessee Location

Pilot has opened a new travel center in Oneida, Tenn

April 9, 2002 - Industry News

International's Keate: October Pre-Buy Could be Light

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An uptick in new truck orders is being driven by the economy, not pre-buying to avoid tougher emissions standards, says Steve Keate, Truck Group president, International Truck & Engine Corp

April 9, 2002 - Industry News

TCA Offers Audio Conference On Load Analysis

The Truckload Carriers Assn. is offering an audio conference to help you determine whether a load is profitable

April 9, 2002 - Industry News

IdleAire Hit In New York

The New York Thruway is installing more IdleAire units at its travel plazas after "overwhelming" response to the initial three units installed last fall

April 9, 2002 - Industry News

Roadway Reports Lower Revenues And Loss

Roadway Corp., Akron, Ohio, on Tuesday reported that revenues for its first quarter, which ended March 23, were $637.17 million, down 2% when compared to revenues of $650.49 million for the first quarter of 2001

April 8, 2002 - Industry News

Oregon Announces Bridge Weight Restrictions

Oregon has restricted three bridges on Route 20 to legal axle weights and an overall gross weight limit of 105,500 pounds

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April 8, 2002 - Industry News

Missouri Plans To Add PrePass

The PrePass weigh station precertification system will be installed in 19 locations around Missouri

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April 8, 2002 - Industry News

Texas Toll Road On Way To Reality

Construction should start early next year on Texas 130, the proposed toll road that will offer a 90-mile bypass east of Interstate 35 near Austin

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April 8, 2002 - Industry News

Virginia I-81 Bill Signed Into Law

A controversial plan that would widen I-81 in Virginia through the use of mandatory truck toll lanes has been signed into law

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April 8, 2002 - Industry News

Canadian Proposal Would Regulate Diesel Engines

Environment Canada last week introduced stringent emission standards for on-road vehicles and engines that will come into effect for the 2004 model year

April 5, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Increases Production

Volvo Trucks North America will increase production at its New River Valley assembly plant in southwestern Virginia

April 5, 2002 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Confirms 2002 Series 60 Program

With the trucking news full of Cummins' new certification of its October '02 ISX engine and Caterpillar's efforts to get the October deadline delayed, Detroit Diesel Corporation Friday released additional information about its 2002 Series 60 engine program

April 5, 2002 - Industry News

Florida Postpones Enlarging I-4 Rest Areas

After complaints from nearby homeowners, the Florida of Transportation has decided to back off of plans to expand two Interstate 4 rest areas and see if highway users can do without them altogether

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