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February 11, 2002 - Industry News

Ryder Selects Kroll For Background Checks

Kroll Background America announced Monday it has been selected by Ryder System to manage a comprehensive pre-employment screening program for all of Ryder's U.S. operations

February 11, 2002 - Industry News

Court Blocks New Oklahoma Registration Rules

An Oklahoma district court has issued a temporary restraining order blocking new rules that would prohibit trucking companies from using third party agents to establish Oklahoma as their base state under the International Registration Plan

February 11, 2002 - Industry News

Kentucky Considers License, Training Legislation

The Kentucky House of Representatives is considering two bills regarding commercial driver licensing

February 11, 2002 - Industry News

TruckersB2B Celebrates Second Anniversary

TruckersB2B is celebrating its second anniversary of providing value-added services and increased purchasing power to small and medium-sized fleets

February 11, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth To Sponsor Alabama Concert at Mid-America

The band Alabama will once again perform at the 2002 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., next month, courtesy of Kenworth

Tags: Events

February 11, 2002 - Industry News

SmartShowers Available To Truckstops

SmartStop has launched the SmartShower system, which uses smart cards to automate the operation of shower rooms at truckstops, travel plazas and rest areas

February 8, 2002 - Industry News

California Numbering Exits

California is installing numbered exit signs based on mileage, finally coming in line with most other states

Tags: Highways

February 8, 2002 - Industry News

New Jersey Wants Trucking Company To Pay For Fiery Bridge Damage

The New Jersey Department of Transportation is going after a Jersey City trucking company to try to recoup more than $6 million in damages caused last summer by a fiery three-truck crash

February 8, 2002 - Industry News

Michigan Governor Wants To Hike Diesel Tax

Michigan Gov. John Engler wants to raise diesel fuel taxes 4 cents per gallon as part of the fiscal 2003 budget he proposed last week

February 8, 2002 - Industry News

Trism Changes Hands, Name

Trism, Kennesaw, Ga., has been sold to a Missouri banker who plans to operate the business under the old Tri-State Motor Transit name and move the company headquarters to Joplin, Mo

February 8, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Sales Up, Profits Down

Despite higher sales, Volvo posted a fourth-quarter loss of 487 kroner ($46 million) in fourth quarter 2001,compared with a net profit of 1.19 billion kroner in fourth quarter 2000

February 8, 2002 - Industry News

Ryder Expects Slight Improvement This Year

The U.S. and global recession continue to impact Ryder System and its customers, but President and CEO Gregory Swienton says they expect modest growth and improved profit margins this year

February 8, 2002 - Industry News

P.A.M Transportation Reports Increased Income

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Tontitown, Ark., finished up 2001 with a 10% increase in revenues and a 15% increase in earnings per shar

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Container Tracking Goes Commercial

Two Swedish companies, All Set Marine and All Set Tracking, are set to market a commercial freight container tracking technology called ALLTrack

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

HD America Institutes FleetCross

Heavy Duty parts distributor HD America, Earth City, Mo., has installed the FleetCross Electronic Reference System at all of its more than 400 locations

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

NTE Teams With Novopoint

Web-based transportation exchange NTE has teamed with Novopoint, another web-based company, to supply logistics services to the consumer packaged goods industry

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

PeopleNet Signs 700th Fleet Customer

PeopleNet Communications, Minneapolis, announced that is has completed system installation for its 700th fleet customer

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Owner-Operators Not Included in Oklahoma Registration Changes

Owner-operators who claim Oklahoma as their base registration plate are not included in the state’s new rules relating to established place of business requirements

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Lawmakers Move To Restore Bush Highway Funding Cuts

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been quick to attack President Bush’s proposed budget for the 2003 fiscal year, vowing to restore funding for highway projects cut by the administration

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Viking & American Freightways To Become FedEx Freight

Two less-than-truckload company names will be disappearing and will be replaced by the familiar FedEx name

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Central Transport Raising Rates

Warren, Mich.-based trucking company Central Transport has announced a general rate increase effective Feb. 23

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Parry To Act As Pacer Van Division

Pacer Transport, the flatbed, van and specialized heavy-haul trucking unit of Pacer International, has announced an alliance with northeast regional van carrier Parry Trucking, based in Nicholson, Pa

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Landstar Reports Financials

The parent of several trucking companies, Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla., reported 2001 fourth quarter net income of $11.6 million

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

Iowa Considers Split Speed Limits

The Iowa House of Representatives is considering a bill that would raise the speed limit on interstate highways to 70 mph for cars but keep it at 65 mph for heavy trucks

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

Logistics.com Launches Optimanage 7

Logistics.com announced the launch of OptiManage 7, a Web-native, real-time transportation management system

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