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May 8, 2001 - Industry News

One-Armed Trucker Sues State

A one-armed truck driver is suing the Oregon Department of Transportation for violating his civil rights by not allowing him to drive without a prosthetic arm

May 8, 2001 - Industry News

Researchers Demonstrate Truck Fuel Cell

Researchers at the University of California-Davis and Freightliner recently demonstrated a truck fitted with fuel cells for auxiliary power that could help reduce fuel costs and pollution from idling

May 8, 2001 - Industry News

Wal-Mart Honors FedEx Companies

Two operating companies of FedEx Corp. have received "Carrier of the Year" awards from Wal-Mart

May 8, 2001 - Industry News

Trailer Sales: Rough First Quarter But Better Times Ahead

Trailer manufacturers expected 2001 to get off to a weak start, but weren’t prepared for the "blood bath" that occurred in first quarter

Tags: Economy

May 8, 2001 - Industry News

We Need Proof, Not Possibilities, says Calif. OSHA Board

A California OSHA Appeals Board has dismissed a citation it said was based on speculation and assumptions

May 8, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway Express Wins Kansas Safety Award

LTL carrier Roadway Express won first place in the Kansas 2000 Safety Awards

May 8, 2001 - Industry News

Western Star Receives ISO 9001:2000 Certification

Western Star Trucks has qualified for the ISO 9001:2000 quality standard of the International Organization for Standardization

May 8, 2001 - Industry News

Bendix Will Implement BusinessEngine Network

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Elyria, Ohio, a division of Honeywell Transportation and Power Systems, has selected the BusinessEngine Network to optimize its internal supply chain processes

May 7, 2001 - Industry News

Washington Governor Urges Fuel Tax, Truck Fee Increase

The governor of Washington state wants to raise fuel taxes by 7 cents over the next three years and increase other fees on trucks as part of a package to address the state's highway and traffic woes

May 7, 2001 - Industry News

Congestion Getting Worse

Congestion on the nation's highways is getting worse, and the worst place to be is in California

Tags: Highways

May 7, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Cans Customer Discounts

Cummins is developing a new strategy in the way it sells engines that will help it cut costs and at the same time result in optimized powertrains from partner truck manufacturers

May 7, 2001 - Industry News

CVSA To Discuss NAFTA Truck/Bus Safety Measures

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will discuss truck and bus safety at the Mexican/U.S. border at the opening session of its annual Spring Workshop May 14-17 in New Orleans

Tags: Events

May 7, 2001 - Industry News

Jackson Confirmed as Deputy DOT Secretary

The Senate confirmed Michael P. Jackson as Deputy Secretary of Transportation

May 6, 2001 - Industry News

LeaseTrading.com Creates Market in Existing Truck Leases

Sign of the times: Among the options on the home page of LeaseTrading.com is a cartoon icon of a drowning man. The icon is labeled "exit your lease.

May 6, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB Calls for Collision Warning Standards

The National Transportation Safety Board is renewing its call for putting collision warning systems on trucks

May 5, 2001 - Industry News

ProfitTools Adds Sales Features

Software developer Profit Tools, Newmarket, N.H., has introduced new features to help commercial trucking companies increase sales

May 5, 2001 - Industry News

Thoroughbed Tech Releases Workhorse I

Thoroughbred Technologies, Lenexa, Kan., has released Workhorse I software that helps manage office operations and meet regulatory requirements

May 5, 2001 - Industry News

@Track Stock To Stay Listed on Nasdaq

The common stock of mobile communications provider @Track Communications Inc. will continue to trade on The Nasdaq SmallCap Market

May 4, 2001 - Industry News

Arsenault Offers Free Guide to Buying ASP Services

Maintenance software provider Arsenault Associates, Atco, N.J., has published a free guide for negotiating an agreement with an Application Service Provider (ASP)

May 4, 2001 - Industry News

Prophesy Offers DOT Driver Forms Online

Prophesy Transportation Software, Bloomfield, Conn., is offering free online access to 25 DOT forms involved in the driver hiring process

May 4, 2001 - Industry News

DAT's Evolution Continues at TransCore

After three months in its new corporate family, DAT Services seems little changed

May 3, 2001 - Industry News

Glacier Computer Sells Units to American Freightways

Glacier Computer of Nashua, N.H., has announced that LTL carrier American Freightways, of Harrison, Ark., has contracted to buy 142 rugged computer terminals for forklift and fixed-mount warehouse applications

May 3, 2001 - Industry News

Mid-America Reports Record Attendance

You would never have guessed the state of the slowing economy based on the attendance numbers from the Mid-America Trucking show held in Louisville, Ky., in late March

Tags: Events

May 3, 2001 - Industry News

Plan for Diabetic Drivers Due Out This Summer

A proposal that would allow diabetic truck drivers to operate in interstate commerce could be on the table as early as this summer

May 3, 2001 - Industry News

Kansas City to Get High-Tech Traffic System

The Missouri and Kansas Departments of Transportation are working together on an ambitious high-tech traffic management system

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