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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

October 2, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Announces Grants For Hazmat Response

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced grants to states, territories and Native American tribes totaling almost $12.8 million for planning and training to improve response to hazardous materials transportation incidents

October 2, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Cuts Interest Rates For Ninth Time This Year

The Federal Reserve has cut interest rates for the ninth time this year. Tuesday the Fed decided to lower its target for the federal funds rate by 50 basis points to 2.5 percent

Tags: Economy

October 2, 2001 - Industry News

Bureacrats Target British Truckers' Food

According to British bacon maker Danepak, over 560 million bacon butties are eaten every year. According to the company’s web site, 37% of people say that a bacon butty helps improve their mood. Apparently a good number of those bacon butties (bacon sandwiches) are eaten by British truckers. And now the European Union is thinking about trying to change truckers’ habits in order to improve their health and safety

October 1, 2001 - Industry News

CFI Announces Driver Pay Increase

Contract Freighters, Joplin, Mo., is offering drivers who stay with the company longer more pay

October 1, 2001 - Industry News

Quick Fuel Opens Station In Miami Area

Quick Fuel Fleet Services, a joint venture between ExxonMobil and Jacobus Energy, opened its first automated commercial fleet fueling station in the Miami area

October 1, 2001 - Industry News

Federal-Mogul Files For Restructuring

Federal-Mogul Corp., Southfield, Mich., has filed for financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the U.S. bankruptcy code, "to separate its asbestos liabilities from its true operating potential.

October 1, 2001 - Industry News

Federal Funds Available For Truck Parking

The American Trucking Associations is chalking up a victory in its effort to get more roadside truck parking

October 1, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Cuts Pay

As Freightliner gets ready to announce restructuring plans later this month, it is already cutting costs with a companywide rollback on pay and benefits of nonunion workers

October 1, 2001 - Industry News

Manufacturing Slips As Expected In September

The first economic numbers since the Sept. 11 attack on America show manufacturing activity is still down

Tags: Economy

October 1, 2001 - Industry News

Menlo Unveils Fully Integrated Logistics

Menlo Logistics, a logistics company and technology provider to the logistics industry, has released the Menlo Logistics Management Solution, a fully integrated solution for end-to-end management of global supply chain operations

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