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March 19, 2002 - Industry News

Interest Rates Unchanged

No surprise from the Federal Reserve on Tuesday. The Federal Open Market Committee decided to leave interest rates unchanged

Tags: Economy

March 19, 2002 - Industry News

Matlack Likely To File Liquidation Plan

Matlack Systems, once one of the nation's largest tanker carriers, will probably file a liquidation plan next month

March 18, 2002 - Industry News

Hino, Scania Talk Alliance

Japan's Hino Motors is in negotiations with Swedish truck maker Scania

March 18, 2002 - Industry News

Washington Fuel Tax Hike Up To Voters

In a last-minute compromise, the Washington State Legislature decided to let voters decide in November on a transportation package that includes a hefty fuel tax hike

March 18, 2002 - Industry News

Highway Forecasts Added To Weather.com

The Weather Channel has added an "Interstate Forecast" feature to its Weather.com web site

March 18, 2002 - Industry News

CSI Wireless Launches GPS-Enabled Wireless Phone

CSI Wireless' new GT300 Geo-Telephone combines location sensing and GPS positioning capability with wireless communication technology

March 18, 2002 - Industry News

House Deal Would Increase Highway Spending

Last week the House Budget Committee approved a budget resolution that seeks to add $4.4 billion to President Bush's $23.3 billion request for highway funding

March 18, 2002 - Industry News

View Window Factor In Crash Damages

A Washington State jury has found a log truck owner-operator and Paccar responsible for a 1997 crash that left a woman paralyzed

March 18, 2002 - Industry News

Aether Gets HighwayMaster, TrackWare from @Track

Aether Systems, supplier of the MobileMax2 mobile communications system, has acquired a number of commercial trucking-oriented products from @Track Communications

March 17, 2002 - Industry News

Inspection Site Planned For Pasadena, Texas

The city of Pasadena, Texas, plans to build a truck inspection station near the interchange of Texas 225 and Beltway 8

March 17, 2002 - Industry News

Donaldson Redesigns Web Site

Filter manufacturer Donaldson launched its newly enhanced, next-generation web site at www.donaldson.com.

March 15, 2002 - Industry News

Dart's Highway Sales Offers New Trucks

Dart Transit and its Highway Sales lease/purchase company will be offering 100 new tractors over the next few months

March 15, 2002 - Industry News

Interstate 75 Reopened At Georgia Crash Scene

Officials have reopened the section of I-75 in Georgia at the site of a deadly pileup

Tags: Highways

March 15, 2002 - Industry News

Producer Prices & Industrial Production Point To Strong Recovery

Prices at the wholesale level moved slightly higher in February, while industrial production increased more than expected

Tags: Economy

March 15, 2002 - Industry News

PeopleNet Begins PACOS Implementation

Mobile communications provider PeopleNet Communications has issued a flurry of service-related announcements

March 14, 2002 - Industry News

Yellow To Spin Off Regional Businesses

Yellow Corp., Overland Park, Kan., plans to spin off SCS Transportation, the holding company for its regional operating companies, Saia Motor Freight and Jevic Transportation

March 14, 2002 - Industry News

No Cuts for Hazmat Fees

Proposed reductions in registration fees for hazardous materials haulers have once again been delayed

March 14, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Announces Rules For Mexican Trucks

The U.S. Department of Transportation Thursday unveiled its new safety requirements for Mexican motor carriers to operate inside the United States. The rulemakings are among the actions the agency is taking to prepare for opening the border for Mexican Trucks by mid-year

March 14, 2002 - Industry News

Congressman To Support Non-Driving Pay Bill For Truckers

A move is afoot to mandate that trucking companies pay their drivers for the time they spend on-duty, but not driving

March 14, 2002 - Industry News

Dairy.com Announces Transportation Market for Food-Grade Tankers

Dairy.com announced a new Internet transportation market for food-grade tankers

March 14, 2002 - Industry News

Emergency Hazmat Center To Use Mapping Database, Satellite Tracking

Two companies plan to develop a demonstration command center that will allow municipalities to know the exact location of emergency vehicles and hazardous materials

March 14, 2002 - Industry News

Nearly One-Fourth Of City Roads Need Help

A new report says 23 percent of major roads in the nation's largest urban areas have significant deterioration and need immediate repair or reconstruction

Tags: Highways

March 14, 2002 - Industry News

Efleetmgt To Offer Logistic Institute Courses

Efleetmgmt has teamed up with the Institute of Logistical Management to offer the institute's distance learning courses through the efleetmgmt web site

March 14, 2002 - Industry News

Eaton Reorganizes Aftermarket Division, Moves Automated Transmissions Unit

Eaton has reorganized its Truck Aftermarket Division and has moved its automated transmissions unit

March 14, 2002 - Industry News

Mack Recalls Trucks For Steering Problem

Mack has recalled nearly 900 CH and CX model trucks for a possible steering problem

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