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May 2, 2001 - Industry News

Werner Gets High-Tech Training System

Werner Enterprises, Omaha, Neb., is the first company to take delivery of a high-tech, motion-based Truck Driver Trainer system from Lockheed Martin

May 2, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider To Restructure Machinery/Heavy Haul Portion of Specialized Division

Machinery-hauling owner-operators will have the option of transferring to other Schneider operations.

Schneider National is restructuring of the heavy haul/machinery portion of its specialized division

May 2, 2001 - Industry News

RSPA Delays Action on Haz-Mat Fee Reductions

The U.S. Research and Special Programs Administration has delayed final action on its proposal to reduce registration fees for hazardous materials haulers

May 2, 2001 - Industry News

North American Truck Market Blamed for Volvo Losses

Despite strong performance elsewhere, the depressed North American truck and bus markets put Volvo in the red for first quarter 2001

May 2, 2001 - Industry News

LeaseTrading Joins The Dock

Web-based leasing services marketplace LeaseTrading Inc., Norwalk, Conn., has joined The Dock as a Preferred Member

May 2, 2001 - Industry News

Factory Orders Increase

Today’s March manufacturing report from the Census Bureau suggests that the manufacturing sector may have begun to rebound, promising increased freight volume ahead

Tags: Economy

May 2, 2001 - Industry News

Transportation.com Looks to Profitability by Year's End

Transportation.com, the web-based transportation services company, announced that it expects to achieve profitability by the end of the year

May 2, 2001 - Industry News

Quality Distribution Opts for TMW's PowerSuite

Truckload software provider TMW Systems of Cleveland, Ohio, has announced that Quality Distribution of Tampa, Fla., has selected TMW Systems' PowerSuite software

May 2, 2001 - Industry News

Mexico Rule Signals What’s to Come for New U.S. Truckers

Mexican trucking companies that want to do business in the U.S. will be required to prove they understand U.S. safety rules. That is a higher standard than new American trucking companies have to meet – but not for much longer

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Nexterna Acquires FreightQuest Fleet Management System from Cummins

Omaha-based Nexterna Inc., a wireless data company, has acquired the assets of FreightQuest, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cummins Inc

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Upgrades Web Site

Kenworth has enhanced its web site at www.kenworth.com with, among other things, a "virtual showroom.

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Lane Closures on Woodrow Wilson

One or two lanes of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge near Washington, D.C., will be closed in each direction during some weekends in May to replace the metal drawbridge

Tags: Highways

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Recruiter Samples Life on the Road

A recruiter for Dart Transit recently learned a lot more about the life he's signing people up for. Chris Peplinski got more than he bargained for when he took a trip with two Dart owner-operators. Writing in Dart's "Advantage" newsletter, Peplinski left on a winter Monday morning with contractor Ron Kirkpatrick, picking up a load of cans in Minnesota bound for El Paso

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Toll Lanes: Fast or Slow?

While authorities in some eastern states are taking measures to slow down people zipping through electronic toll lanes, higher-speed express lanes are on their way in other states

Tags: Highways

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Malone Forms New Partnership

Ray Seppala, president of FastTrack Group (left), and Larry Fry, President of Malone, negotiated privately for a swift unification.

FastTrack Group, an Arizona-based flatbed carrier, has signed on with Malone Freight Lines, Birmingham, Ala

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Gilbert Companies To Expand LTL Express Service

The Gilbert Companies, a provider of integrated transportation, distribution and logistics services, announces the launch of its new LTL Express servic

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA to OSHA: Back Off Wheel Chock Enforcement

Julie Cirillo, acting deputy administration of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has reportedly told the Occupational Health and Safety Administration to stop citing truckers for failure to use wheel chocks

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Safety Agency Proposes Mexico Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing new rules to ensure the safety of Mexican truck and bus companies operating in the U.S

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Economic News Good for Trucking

Today's economic news is positive for freight haulers and truck equipment manufacturers

Tags: Economy

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Elections Signal New Leadership For NAST

As it prepares for its first show of the season this weekend, the National Assn. of Show Trucks has new officers, new members on the board of directors, and a new directio

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

Chevron Profits Up 53%

Chevron Corp. reported a first quarter profit of $1.6 billion, a 53% increase over first quarter 2001

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins On Track for '02 Emissions

Even while other engine manufacturers negotiate with the Environmental Protection Agency to rule on possible delays to the October 2002 emissions deadline and new litigation from the Truck Manufacturers' Association seeks a stay, Cummins appears to be right on targe

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Changes to Drug, Alcohol Testing Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed amendments to its controlled substances and alcohol testing regulations that will bring them in line with new DOT rules

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

Automaker Cuts Affect Fleets

Allied Holdings and Celadon were hit by U.S. automaker cutbacks in the first quarter

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

Governor Vetoes ND Speed Limit

North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven vetoed a portion of a bill that would have raised the speed limit on the state's Interstate

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