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June 4, 2001 - Industry News

Detroit Board Blocks Bridge Expansion

The Detroit Board of Zoning Appeals has said no to the expansion of the Ambassador Bridge. Citing community protection from increased traffic and pollution, the board rejected a petition from the bridge’s operator

June 4, 2001 - Industry News

Alabama Changes Entry Rules For Movers

Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman signed a bill last month that aims to boost the quality of moving services in the state by eliminating illegal operators

June 4, 2001 - Industry News

UK Fuel Price Protest A Bust

Small groups of English truck drivers and other demonstrators spent the weekend protesting high fuel prices outside oil refineries and bulk storage depots

June 4, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Inspection Blitz Begins Today

Truck and bus safety inspectors throughout North America will be on the job today through Thursday checking trucks and buses and their drivers at inspection sites along major highways

June 4, 2001 - Industry News

XM Radio Launches Second Satellite

XM Satellite Radio, Washington, D.C, has successfully launched the second of two satellites to provide coast-to-coast subscriber radio service aimed at mobile listeners

June 4, 2001 - Industry News

Traffic.com Changes Name

Traffic.com of Wayne, Pa., has changed its name to Mobility Technologies, Inc. The change is intended to better reflect the company's technological focus

June 4, 2001 - Industry News

Xata Offers Log And Fuel Software For Qualcomm Device

Minneapolis-based trucking software provider Xata Corp., has introduced two new applications for Qualcomm's MVPc onboard computer. The applications, Electronic Driver Logs and Fuel Tax, automate driver logs, monitor state line crossings and calculate fuel tax

June 3, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Face Tighter Security At Florida Seaports

A bill signed into law on May 31 by Florida Gov. Jeb Bush requires seaports to beef up security measures at the state’s 14 seaports

Tags: Intermodal

June 2, 2001 - Industry News

Union Could be in Cards for More Contract Mail Drivers

As the U.S. Postal Service increasingly turns to privatization, including contracted trucking companies to haul the mail, a union victory at a contract hauler in West Dallas raises questions about whether this will start a trend

June 2, 2001 - Industry News

Dangerous Ramp Closed to Trucks in Boston

The Tobin Bridge crosses the Mystic River, connecting Boston and Chelsea.

A steep off-ramp from the Tobin Bridge in Boston has been closed to trucks after a truck slammed into three cars and a house last week

Tags: Highways

June 2, 2001 - Industry News

Falsifying Drug Tests Made a Crime in Oregon

Both chambers of the Oregon legislature have approved a bill making it a crime to falsify drug test results or possess a substance or device designed to falsify drug tests

June 1, 2001 - Industry News

McCormick, Top Staff Will Leave ATA for Telecom Association

Walter B. McCormick Jr. is leaving his post as president and CEO of American Trucking Associations to become president and CEO of the United States Telecom Assn

June 1, 2001 - Industry News

Economic News Offers Mixed Signals

Unemployment, construction and manufacturing numbers released today send mixed messages about how the economy is faring

Tags: Economy

June 1, 2001 - Industry News

New Pegasus Deal Aims at Quick Freight Payment

Pegasus TransTech of Tampa, Fla., is moving quickly to establish an end-to-end document processing system for the truckload sector

June 1, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Restructures Heavy Truck Business

Cummins has dropped plans to develop a new engine platform and is cutting its workforce. The company announced that "the strategic elements of its market restructuring are in place and the company remains committed to the heavy-duty truck engine market."

May 31, 2001 - Industry News

Iowa Fleet Sweetens Freightliner Financial Deal

A trucking company and a dealer in Iowa have teamed up to help drivers become owner-operators

May 31, 2001 - Industry News

Weekend Closures Planned on Atlanta's I-285

A nearly 8-mile stretch of I-285 near Atlanta will be completely closed on weekends this summer and fall

Tags: Highways

May 31, 2001 - Industry News

Livestock Haulers Busy in Montana

A drought that has Montana ranchers scrambling is providing plenty of loads for livestock haulers

May 31, 2001 - Industry News

Atlas Holds First Sales Symposium

More than 150 Atlas Van Lines sales professionals came together in Atlas' home town of Evansville, Ind., recently for the company's first national sales symposium

May 31, 2001 - Industry News

MiraClean Partners with 76 Lubricants

MiraClean, maker of water-based cleaning solutions, has formed a strategic partnership with 76 Lubricants

May 31, 2001 - Industry News

Isuzu to Cut Jobs

Japanese truck and car maker Isuzu Motors announced it would cut a fourth of its global work force after reporting a second straight year of losses

May 31, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon House Passes Bill Upping Title Fees

A bill passed by the Oregon House of Representatives this week would raise the fee for getting a new vehicle title by nine-fold for heavy trucks

May 31, 2001 - Industry News

Louisiana Could Get Toll Roads

The Louisiana House of Representatives passed a bill creating a statewide toll authority

Tags: Highways

May 31, 2001 - Industry News

Reflective Tape Retrofit Deadline Today

Are your trailers properly equipped with reflective tape

May 31, 2001 - Industry News

BNSF Announces 48-hour Service From Chicago to California

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company announced that it will offer a new "truck-competitive" intermodal service from Chicago to San Bernardino, Calif

Tags: Intermodal

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