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June 10, 2003 - Industry News

DOT Report Says NAFTA Delays Expected

A report issued by the Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) suggests the loss of a lawsuit in April could delay the opening of the Mexican border to trucks by two more years

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

FDA Proposes New Rules to Track Food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules requiring additional recordkeeping for just about anyone who comes in contact with food for human or animal consumption, including trucking companies

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Nixes Younger Driver Pilot Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied a request by the Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) to conduct a pilot program that would enable certain drivers between the ages of 18 and 21

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

Travel Channel Lists Top 10 Truckstops

The Travel Channel recently aired the "World’s Best Truck Stops," counting down the top 10 truckstops across the globe.

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

CVSA Programs Win National Awards

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recently received national awards for two major commercial vehicle safety programs — Operation Airbrake and the North American Inspectors Championship

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

Oil Company Owner Guilty in Tax Case

A federal jury in Boston has found Covenant Oil Co. Inc. owner Augstine Pesaturo Jr. of Wakefield, Mass., guilty of evading the assessment and payment of motor vehicle fuel excise taxes owed by his business

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

TRALA Wins Vicarious Liability Exemption

Connecticut lawmakers have approved legislation that would eliminate vicarious liability for truck lessors as long as the loss is insured for $2 million --

June 6, 2003 - Industry News

Decline in Goods Shipments Due to Cheaper Oil

Non-durable goods manufacturing shipments fell 3.5% in April according to the Commerce Department

Tags: Economy

June 6, 2003 - Industry News

International Launches New Roll-off Truck

International Truck and Engine Corp. has announced the launch of the Integrated Roll-Off truck, featuring a pre-engineered chassis that is ready to accept the roll-off hoist system sought by waste-collection customers

June 6, 2003 - Industry News

TCA Hosts Audio Confab on Accident Investigations

The Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) is sponsoring another of its audio conference on June 26, entitled, "The Catastrophic Accident -- Are You Ready?"

June 5, 2003 - Industry News

Feds Take Over CF's Pension Plan

A government agency announced this week that it will contact more than 8,000 workers and retirees of bankrupt Consolidated Freightways to review their records and calculate benefits owed them

June 5, 2003 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Buys 837 Cummins Engines

FedEx Freight has announced it will be purchasing more than 800 new tractors equipped with Cummins engines this year.

June 5, 2003 - Industry News

Roadway Corp. Expects Drop in 2Q Earnings

Roadway Corp. said Thursday it expects to report second quarter earnings of $0.33 per share -- 50% under the low end of the range of expectations previously set for the quarter.

June 4, 2003 - Industry News

I-70 Closed at East Vail in Colorado

After a brief period of one-lane traffic on I-70 Wednesday morning, all lanes of I-70 were closed once again for travel in both directions at milepost 180.5, just east of the East Vail Exit

Tags: Highways

June 4, 2003 - Industry News

Hendrickson Delivers 500 Airtek Suspensions

Hendrickson International is providing the front air suspension and front steer axles for 500 Volvo VNL 780s now being delivered to U.S. Xpress Enterprises

June 4, 2003 - Industry News

Nextel's Direct Connect To Span the Continent

Nextel's Direct Connect service is going national

June 4, 2003 - Industry News

Hayes Lemmerz Emerges From Chapter 11

Hayes Lemmerz International Inc. announced that it has emerged from its voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization

June 4, 2003 - Industry News

G.I. Trucking Terminal Opens in Las Vegas

G.I. Trucking Co., Brea, Calif., is now serving Las Vegas area customers and those shipping to Las Vegas from its new terminal and service center

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Mid-Atlantic Drivers Host FunDrive

The Mid-Atlantic Professional Truck Drivers Assn. is sponsoring the 3rd annual charity FunDrive on Sept. 6 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Tags: Events

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Ontario Trucking Assn. Hails Windsor Gateway Plan

The Ontario Trucking Assn. (OTA) is applauding a recent announcement from the federal and Ontario governments on how they will invest $300 million to facilitate more efficient border crossings in Windsor

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Kenworth Opens Branch in Paso Robles

Kenworth Truck Co.'s dealer network continues to expand to nearly 300 locations in the U.S. and Canada with the launch of a full-service Central California Kenworth branch in Paso Robles

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Lanham Wins Another Charleston Truck Title

With the first-place trophy in the five-axle competition at the West Virginia Truck Driving Championships held in Charleston last weekend, Roger Lanham, who won a national title in 1985

Tags: Events

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Overnite Drivers Tops in Missouri State Championships

Capturing top honors at last weekend's Missouri Truck Driving Championships held in Joplin, a trio of Overnite Transportation Co. drivers brought home first-place trophies

Tags: Events

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Gets First Propane Engine Order

Cummins Westport Inc. has received its first order for the B LPG Plus propane engine that was commercially launched last month

June 3, 2003 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Announces New U.S. Organization

In a move aimed at increasing its presence in the United States truck market, Hino Motors Ltd. has announced a restructuring of its distribution company, Hino Diesel Trucks (U.S.A.) Inc.

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