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March 30, 2001 - Industry News

New Mexico Building New Inspection Station

A new truck inspection station is under construction in New Mexico north of the Santa Teresa port of entry at the U.S.-Mexico border

March 30, 2001 - Industry News

Mexican Officials Investigate CDL Scam

Mexican investigators just across the Texas border have uncovered an operation that allegedly sold commercial drivers' license

March 30, 2001 - Industry News

DSL Failure Has Little Trucking Impact

Companies and individuals across the U.S. lost access to the Internet when DSL provider NorthPoint Communications shut down last week. But trucking appears to have been spared major disruptions

March 30, 2001 - Industry News

Illinois Governor's Plan Would Phase Out Tolls

Illinois Gov. George Ryan last week announced a plan that would increase tolls in the short term in exchange for getting rid of toll booths in the long term

Tags: Highways

March 30, 2001 - Industry News

EMA Adds New Environmental Affairs Director To Personnel

The Engine Manufacturers Association, a trade association representing manufacturers of internal combustion engines, is adding the position of director of environmental affairs to its staff

March 30, 2001 - Industry News

New Facility for Tech Equipment

Tech Equipment, a Volvo and Mack dealer in Portland, Ore., is moving into a new and larger facility

March 30, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Outsources Web Sites

Engine-maker Cummins Inc. will outsource management of 30 company web sites to Digex Inc. of Laurel, Md

March 30, 2001 - Industry News

Transplace.com Partners With Warehouse Consortium

Web-based logistics provider Transplace.com, Plano, Texas, has announced a potential mega-alliance with Associated Warehouses Inc. of Cedar Knolls, N.J., a consortium of more than 50 for-hire distribution and fulfillment companies

March 30, 2001 - Industry News

OOIDA Sues Burlington Over Leasing Rules

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and two of its owner-operator members have filed a class action suit against Indiana-based Burlington Motor Carriers for violating federal truth in leasing regulations

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

Mack Announces Layoffs

Mack Trucks is laying off more than 700 workers in three state

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

Truckload Carriers Cleared for Best-Practices Project

The Truckload Carriers Assn. won permission from the Justice Department to establish a program to identify industry costs and best practices

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

TruckersB2B and Comdata Offer Driver Phone Services on Comchek Cards

TruckersB2B, the web-based truckers’ buying cooperative, has announced an agreement with Comdata to market Comdata's Answer Plus telephone services

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB Calls for Safety Check of Haldex Automatic Slack Adjusters

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued advisory bulletins to other federal agencies, trucking associations, fleet operators and commercial vehicle safety inspectors to inspect automatic slack adjusters made by Haldex Brake Products Corp., Kansas City, Mo

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Crash Fatalities Drop in 2000

Truck-related fatalities dropped slightly in 2000, according to preliminary figures released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Announces More Layoffs

Volvo is cutting jobs at its new River Valley, Va., truck plant for the second time this year

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

Labor Department Says Figures Show Need for Ergonomics Regs

Just a week after President Bush signed a repeal of new ergonomics regulations, the U.S. Labor Department released injury figures it says show the need for such regulation

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Bill Hikes Log Book Fines

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has passed a bill that would increase the fines for log book violations from $50 to $500

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

Matlack Files Chapter 11

Matlack Systems, Wilmington, Del., one of the nation's largest tank transporters for the chemical industry, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

New Milwaukee Service Center For General Car and Truck Leasing

General Car and Truck Leasing System of Davenport, Iowa, has opened its newly constructed regional service center in Milwaukee, Wis

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

USA Leasing Joins NationaLease

Florence, Ala.-based USA Leasing has joined the National Truck Leasing System (NationaLease)

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

Nominees Sought For Used Truck Industry Distinguished Service Award

The Used Truck Association is seeking nominations for its annual awar

March 29, 2001 - Industry News

Airborne Express Joins MFCA

The Motor Freight Carriers Assn., a Washington trade group representing unionized LTL carriers, reports that it has a new member, Airborne Express

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Studying Driver Distraction

Ford Motor Co. is looking into how in-vehicle devices distract drivers, especially those that require the driver’s concentration

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Canadian National To Boost Montreal Intermodal Capacity

Canadian National plans to build a state-of-the-art intermodal terminal at its Taschereau Yard in the municipalities of Saint-Laurent and Lachine near Montreal as part of a $47 million terminal consolidation plan

Tags: Intermodal

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Con-Way Gets Into Air Freight Forwarding

Less-than-truckload carrier Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, Mich, will enter the air freight forwarding business with the opening of Con-Way Air Express

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