February 10, 2001 - Industry News
International Truck and Engine Corp. has established a memorial fund to support the families of employees who were killed and injured at its Melrose Park, Ill., engine plant last week
February 9, 2001 - Industry News
Powernet Systems, Englewood, Colo., has launched an Internet-based maintenance scheduling program at www.eighteenwheels.com.
Atlanta-based RubberNetwork.com LLC, a purchasing and procurement marketplace created by six major tire and rubber companies, has launched its web site, www.RubberNetwork.com.
The countdown has begun for opening the U.S.-Mexican border to long-distance trucking
February 8, 2001 - Industry News
Environmental Protection Agency officials recently told representatives of the heavy duty market that they’re trying to ensure information access to on-board-diagnostics parts and service informatio
FreightWise Inc., a web-based market for truckload and intermodal freight, has ceased operations
Fortune Xpress, Des Moines, Iowa, is expanding its operations on the West Coast
Flying J Travel Plazas has opened a $7.5 million state-of-the-art facility at Spiceland, Ind.
Once again, the country group Alabama will perform at the 2001 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., next month, courtesy of Kenworth Truck Co
Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla., reported record 2000 fourth quarter net income of $15.9 million
CNF, Palo Alto, Calif., has again been ranked as America's most admired trucking enterprise in an independent survey by Fortune magazine
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is calling on President Bush to maintain the current restrictions on Mexican truck
Opponents of a bill in the Iowa state legislature to raise the state’s speed limit say it could lead to 10 percent more highway death
Mail Contractors of America will install Eaton’s Fleet Advisor system on the company’s fleet of more than 1,000 trucks
Even as federal officials are figuring out how to comply with North American Free Trade Agreement provisions allowing Mexican trucks in the U.S., a Texas study shows the state is not getting the funding it needs for improving border infrastructure
February 7, 2001 - Industry News
Wabash National net income for fourth quarter 2000 dropped to $83,000 from $11.8 million in fourth quarter 1999
Deterioration of the used truck market took a bite out of Ryder System’s profits in fourth quarter 2000
Teamsters President James P. Hoffa blasted a ruling by an arbitration panel that the United States cannot continue to keep Mexican trucks out of the country in violation of the North American Free Trade Agreement
A South Dakota bill would bar local governments from prohibiting engine brakes
The European Commission is proposing mandatory training for professional truck and bus drivers
Mobile communications provider Aether Systems, Owings Mills, Md., has introduced e-Mobile Delivery 3.2, wireless proof-of-delivery software aimed at the private fleet market
A sister company of Transcommunications is buying the remaining assets of PNV for $5.5 million
Wireless communications provider Nextel Communications, Reston, Va., has added @Road’s Mobile Resource Management to its list of mobile services
Mapmaker DeLorme Publishing has formed a new business unit called Eartha Systems
February 6, 2001 - Industry News
He's been president of the Teamsters union for less than two years, but James P. Hoffa is still full of grand plans for the future, even as he faces re-election this year
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