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January 18, 2002 - Industry News

P.A.M. Buying New Jersey Company

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Tontitown, Ark., plans to acquire East Coast Transport of Paulsboro, N.J

January 17, 2002 - Industry News

Teamster Port Organizer Charged With Embezzlement

A Teamsters union leader who is also director of the union's port driver organizing efforts has been charged with embezzlement

January 17, 2002 - Industry News

NHTSA Opens Investigations Into Alleged Volvo Problems

Updated 4:30p.m., Eastern--The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun an investigation of several reported defects in Volvo trucks. These investigations come in response to a petition submitted last year by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association alleging mechanical problems with more than 500 Volvo trucks

January 17, 2002 - Industry News

Texas Enforcing Radar Detector Regulations

The Texas Department of Public Safety is giving its License and Weight troopers devices that detect trucks that are illegally using radar detectors

January 17, 2002 - Industry News

Haldex Completes Purchases

The Haldex Group has finalized the acquisition of the Anchorlok air brake actuator and Neway suspension control valve businesses from the Holland Group of Holland, Mich

January 17, 2002 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Moves Most Bus Operations Out Of Freightliner

DaimlerChrysler is continuing with its reorganization, removing most of its bus making operations from under the Freightliner banner

January 17, 2002 - Industry News

Bush Meets With Teamsters About ANWR Energy Plan

President George W. Bush on Thursday addressed a meeting of union presidents at the Teamsters Washington, D.C., headquarters to show his support for a comprehensive energy package, including petroleum exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

January 17, 2002 - Industry News

Home Starts Down For December, Up For Year

Construction of new homes fell in December, but final numbers for 2001 posted a solid gain

Tags: Economy

January 17, 2002 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Reports First Quarter Profit

ArvinMeritor continues to be affected by the soft market for heavy trucks, but nevertheless posted a first-quarter profit higher than the year before

January 17, 2002 - Industry News

Ford Posts 2001 Loss

Ford Motor Co. reported a net loss of $5.45 billion 2001. Excluding previously announced unusual charges and other items, Ford lost $782 million, compared to net income of $3.47 billion in 2000

January 16, 2002 - Industry News

Knight Does Well In Tough Economy

Knight Transportation, Phoenix, Ariz., saw its fourth-quarter and 2001 revenues and income increase compared to the previous year

January 16, 2002 - Industry News

Trucker Suit Claims Localities Have No Jurisdiction

Four trucking companies have filed a class-action lawsuit against local governments in southeast Michigan, saying they have no authority to enforce local regulations against trucks

January 16, 2002 - Industry News

PTDI Certifies More Schools, Driver Finishing Programs

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has certified the truck driver training programs of three more schools, re-certified another eight, and certified two more companies' driver finishing programs

January 16, 2002 - Industry News

IRD To Sell Siemens System In North America

Saskatchewan's International Road Dynamics is teaming up with with Siemens VDO Automotive of Dearborn, Mich., to provide Siemens' VDO-FM fleet management on-board computers and related diagnostic software for the North American commercial vehicle marketplace

January 16, 2002 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Acquires 3PL

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Minneapolis, has bought third-party logistics provider Smith Terminal Transportation Services, which does business as FTS

January 16, 2002 - Industry News

NPTC, Idealease Bring Safety Seminars To Private Fleets

The National Private Truck Council and Idealease of North America have partnered to offer safety and compliance seminars to the transportation industry

January 16, 2002 - Industry News

Dangerous Portion Of Alabama's I-20 To See More Patrols

A dangerous portion of Alabama’s I-20 is about to get round-the-clock patrols in an effort to reduce traffic related injuries and deaths

Tags: Highways

January 16, 2002 - Industry News

2001 Industrial Production Worst Since '82

Industrial production in the United States fell for the fifth straight month in December, ending a year with the worst record since 1982

Tags: Economy

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

December Retail Sales Better Than Expected

Retail sales were down the last month of the year, but not as much as expected

Tags: Economy

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Recruiting & Retention Summit Scheduled

J. J. Keller & Associates will present its Second Annual North American Driver Recruiting & Retention Summit, a two-day program devoted to recruiting and retaining today's truck drivers, April 10-11 in Atlanta

Tags: Events

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

RoadKing Club Members To Get Double Points

TA RoadKing Club members will be seeing double every time they purchase diesel at TravelCenters of America locations during February

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

NEXIQ Wins Frost & Sullivan Business Development Award

NEXIQ Technologies, Sterling Heights, Mich., has been presented with a 2001 Frost & Sullivan Business Development Award, highlighting its innovative business model in the remote vehicle diagnostics market

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Mobility Technologies Introduces Voice-Enabled Traffic Service

Mobility Technologies, Wayne, Pa., is providing its new voice recognition traffic service to selected consumers in the Philadelphia area during a pilot phase

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA Makes Progress With Bankrupt Companies

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. reports progress in getting owner-operators their money back from two companies in bankruptcy proceedings

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

TIP Increases Ownership In TruckersB2B

Transport International Pool has acquired an additional 5 percent stake in TruckersB2B

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