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October 8, 2001 - Industry News

SmartStop Sells Prepaid Calling Card Business

SmartStop, Inc., a provider of telecommunication solutions to the trucking industry, has sold its prepaid calling card business unit to Transcommunications Inc

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Making Union Pay Cuts, Re-Negotiating Buyback Contracts

Although it has not officially announced a turnaround plan due to be made public this month, published reports indicate that Freightliner is already working on strategies to cut an estimated $1 billion expected loss this year

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Offers OOIDA Parts Discount

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. is offering its members discounts on parts for Freightliner, Western Star and Sterling trucks

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Truckstop Sets Blood Drive Record

Muralt's Travel Plaza, an AMBEST and Conoco truckstop in Missoula, Mont.. collected 531 units of blood last week, setting a new record as Montana's largest annual blood drive

October 5, 2001 - Industry News

TCA Audio Conference To Address Driver Turnover

The Truckload Carriers Assn.'s Truckload Academy is sponsoring an audio conference on "Keeping Driver Turnover Under 100 Percent" Wednesday, Oct. 10

October 5, 2001 - Industry News

Expect Congestion On I-94 In Chicago

The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning drivers to expect major congestion when a three-week construction project begins on the Edens Expressway (I-94) in the Chicago area

Tags: Highways

October 5, 2001 - Industry News

Tunnels Get Troopers In Virginia

Commercial vehicles will be inspected before being allowed to enter four bridge-tunnels in the Hampton Roads, Va., area

Tags: Highways

October 5, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Gets Contract To Develop Fuel Cell

Cummins Power Generation, a division of Cummins Inc., will get a $74.9 million development contract from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop an affordable, compact and virtually pollutant-free 10-kilowatt fuel cell module

October 5, 2001 - Industry News

Put the Brakes On Fatalities

Wednesday, Oct. 10, will be the first annual "Put the Brakes on Fatalities" Day

October 5, 2001 - Industry News

Colorado To Use Less Corrosive De-Icer

The Colorado Department of Transportation wants de-icer suppliers to come up with a less corrosive product. The trucking industry has become increasingly concerned about the corrosive properties of the miracle de-icer magnesium chloride

October 4, 2001 - Industry News

ATA: 170,000 Drivers Could Be Called To Military Service

The American Trucking Associations is telling its motor carrier members that thousands of truck drivers who are in the armed forces reserves or members of the National Guard, could be called to active dut

Tags: Economy

October 4, 2001 - Industry News

Morgan, Bennett Battle For Georgia Manufactured Housing Market

Morgan Drive Away and Bennett Truck Transport found themselves in court recently as a result of a fierce battle to dominate the manufactured housing drive-away business in Georgia

October 4, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Recalls Trucks For Steering Problems

Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall for nearly 600 Volvo VHD Class 8 2000 and 2001 model year trucks

October 4, 2001 - Industry News

Flying J To Be Built In Pontoon Beach, Ill.

Flying J next year plans to build a new travel plaza at the intersection of Interstate 270 and Illinois Route 111 outside of St. Louis

October 4, 2001 - Industry News

Factory Orders Steady, Shipments Fall In August

Orders for goods from U.S. factories are holding steady, with the news taking analysts by surprise while shipments continued their decline

Tags: Economy

October 3, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Traffic To Be Rerouted For LSU Football Game

Truckers traveling near Louisiana State University's Tiger Stadium Saturday will have to find an alternate route due to increased security measures for its football game with Florida

Tags: Highways

October 3, 2001 - Industry News

CHP Uses Special Cars To Target Unsafe Truckers

The California Highway Patrol and the California Trucking Assn. kicked off a campaign this week targeting unsafe trucks in the Sacramento area

October 3, 2001 - Industry News

Officials Urge Speed On Hoover Dam Bypass

With U.S. 93 over Nevada's Hoover Dam still closed to all but local truck traffic, some officials are urging quick action on a planned bypass

Tags: Highways

October 3, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Buys Land For N.C. Plant Expansion

Freightliner has bought 10 acres next to its Mount Holly, N.C., manufacturing plant, where it will build a new medium-duty truck line next year

October 3, 2001 - Industry News

Canadian National, Union Pacific Expand Intermodal Service

Canadian National Railway and Union Pacific Railroad announced a new truck-competitive service for intermodal shipments moving between Central Canada, Michigan, Texas and Mexico City

Tags: Intermodal

October 3, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Asks States For Insurance Help

The American Trucking Associations is asking state insurance commissioners for help in addressing skyrocketing insurance costs. The trucking industry was facing skyrocketing insurance costs even before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. With the insurance industry facing billions of dollars in claims resulting from the collapse of the World Trade Center, there are concerns that costs will go even higher

October 3, 2001 - Industry News

Transport Jobs Available Through Website

Training Alternatives Inc. has unveiled www.transportpostings.com, a personnel search and employment website

October 2, 2001 - Industry News

Arkansas Uses Heat Sensor To Check Truck Brakes

Technology used on Apache helicopters during the Gulf War is now being tested in Arkansas to seek out dangerous truck brakes

October 2, 2001 - Industry News

Officials Look At LA Port Security

Security at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach may come under closer scrutiny following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11

Tags: Intermodal

October 2, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider Rolls Out TruckRail Express Service

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., has introduced TruckRail Express, a new intermodal service combining truck-level transit -- between 500 and 600 miles per day -- with intermodal-level savings

Tags: Intermodal

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