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May 29, 2001 - Industry News

Dana Components Standard on Paccar Trucks

Components from Dana will now be standard on Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks

May 29, 2001 - Industry News

Canadian National, CSX Launch Joint Intermodal Services

Canadian National and CSX Intermodal aim to compete better with trucking with a range of new intermodal services connecting major Canadian and U.S. markets

Tags: Intermodal

May 29, 2001 - Industry News

Consultant: Premium Services Drive Trucking Revenues

Shipping clients are willing to pay for faster, more reliable deliveries with expanded tracking capabilities. Consequently, road freight firms that offer expedited, guaranteed deliveries and other premium services will have a key advantage in the marketplace

May 29, 2001 - Industry News

MTMC to Outsource Container Management

The Military Traffic Management Command says it has decided to let private enterprise manage its 10,000 containers

Tags: Intermodal

May 29, 2001 - Industry News

Florida Wildfires Create Danger on Highways

Florida firefighters continue to fight wildfires that over the weekend closed highways and killed one person

Tags: Highways

May 29, 2001 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Increase To Benefit Trucking

Consumers are feeling better about the U.S. economy and seem likely to spend more money on goods hauled by truck

Tags: Economy

May 28, 2001 - Industry News

Big Gorillas and Dogzillas Stomp New Jersey Truck Show

Joe Switzenberg tries a Dogzilla, left; Best of Show winners Knights (on white bike) and Duffys (with black bike) take home Harleys

Like a rumble of King Kongs, some of show trucking’s biggest gorillas stomped into the Bordentown (N.J.) Petro’s third annual truck show May 18-20 to compete for cash, glory and a pair of Harley Davidson motorcycles

Tags: Events

May 25, 2001 - Industry News

USF Distribution Opens Bay Area Service Center

USF Distribution, an Illinois-based logistics subsidiary of USFreightways, has opened a new 70,000-square-foot service center in Tracy, Calif

May 25, 2001 - Industry News

OOIDA Slams 18-Year-Old-Driver Proposal

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association last week said it is "strongly opposed" to lowering the CDL age requirement below the age of 21, which the federal government has proposed to consider through a pilot program

May 25, 2001 - Industry News

Bankruptcy Petition Filed Against Cannon Express

Three men who say they worked with Arkansas-based Cannon Express to bring truck drivers from overseas want to force the company into bankruptcy to get money they say they are owed

May 25, 2001 - Industry News

LoadScout Falls From View

Internet load-matching service LoadScout.com appears to be the latest dot-com casualty. Efforts to reach its web site on Friday returned a generic "page cannot be displayed" message. Calls to LoadScout returned busy signals all afternoon

May 25, 2001 - Industry News

Latest Economic Signals Mixed

More economic numbers of importance to trucking came out Friday and the news is mixed

Tags: Economy

May 25, 2001 - Industry News

Oberstar, Allies Seek to Keep Mexican Border Closed

Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., introduced a resolution calling on President Bush to keep the U.S. border closed to Mexican trucks and buses until the administration can certify that Mexican operations are safe

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

NPTC Inducts Four Drivers into Hall of Fame

At its annual conference in Nashville this week, the National Private Truck Council added four new members to its Drivers Hall of Fame, bringing the total to 160

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Becomes Major Player in Freight Forwarding

UPS announced a new business unit that combines a number of recent acquisitions into a global customs brokerage and freight forwarding business, making it a major player in that market

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

NPTC’s CEO Calls for ‘Creative Answers’ to Highway Problems

The nation sorely needs “creative answers” to improve highway productivity

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Getting Prepared for Border Opening

Speaking at the National Private Truck Council’s annual conference in Nashville this week, DOT’s top trucking safety official, said the agency expects to complete its rulemaking on trucking safety issues for Mexican truckers to operate in the U.S

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Announces Price Increase

Volvo Trucks North America announced that its 2002 Model Year VN, VHD and other new trucks will be subject to a 2 percent price increase effective July 1

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

TEAM Opens Columbus Sales Center

TEAM Vehicle Sales announced the grand opening of its retail vehicle sales center in Columbus, Ohio

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

Prophesy to Design and Host Trucking Web Sites

Trucking software provider Prophesy Transportation Solutions, Bloomfield, Conn., now offers web hosting and design service for trucking companies

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

FreightMatrix Offers Free Spot Market Freight Matching

FreightMatrix, a web-based logistics marketplace services provider, announced that free-of-charge spot market freight matching and parcel shipment management services are now available at www.freightmatrix.com

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Upgrades Web Site

Component supplier ArvinMeritor has upgraded the product and services section of its web site at www.arvinmeritor.com/products

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

April Home Sales Falloff May be Misleading

One important indicator as to the future health of trucking is new homes sales, but it may be wise not to read too much into April’s disappointing numbers

Tags: Economy

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

Astus Light Truck System Debuts in US

ETL Électronique Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has introduced its Astus light vehicle fleet management system to the U.S. market

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

USCO Logistics Bought by Swiss Logistics Giant

USCO Logistics, the North American warehouse and distribution company headquartered in Hamden, Conn., will be acquired by Kuehne & Nagel International AG of Schindellegi, Switzerland

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