July 30, 2001 - Industry News
Motor carriers in Kansas and other states now can buy their Kansas permits online
Two years after the South Dakota Legislature raised overweight truck fines by as much as 50 percent, officials reports the number of tickets for grossly overweight loads has dropped
German truck maker MAN AG plants to cut more than 5 percent of its work force in the second such move this year
After a one-year trial run in its Terrell, Texas, location, Rip Griffin Travel Centers will expand SmartStop's multi-application smart card in all its travel centers
The Dorsey Trailer plant in Elba, Ala., will be revamped and produce trailers for a customer in Mexico
Double digit sales and income growth in Oshkosh Truck Corp.’s fire, emergency and defense businesses tempered continued weakness in commercial markets during the company’s third fiscal quarter
July 29, 2001 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is less than two years old, but it is already starting work on a reauthorization bill for 2003.
About 50 people attended the first of the agency's "listening sessions" on the subject Thursday in Atlanta
Senators return to the fray today in their slugfest over the North American Free Trade Agreement. Late last Friday advocates of tough rules-of-entry for Mexican truckers failed in a bid to cut off debate, setting the stage for a showdow
July 27, 2001 - Industry News
The Professional Truck Driver Institute has expanded its Board of Directors in an attempt to broaden its reach beyond the truckload industry
A bill that would have helped pay for highway improvements with higher diesel taxes and truck registration fees has died in the Washington Legislature
This year's Parade of Lights at the Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show in St. Ignace, Mich., will be dedicated to Ruth Jones, NAST member and Senior Editor at LandLine Magazine, who died June 8 after a long battle with cancer
The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed President Bush's nomination of Hector V. Barreto Jr. as the 21st Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. economy grew at a meager 0.7% in the April-June quarter, following a 1.3% rise in the first quarter of the year
Dial-up Internet may get a lot easier for customers of a new service called BAMnet Travel.
BAMnet Corp. of Hamilton, N.J., is offering quick, simple and near-universal dial-up service from most phones in the U.S. for a straight fe
Swift Transportation, the nation’s largest publicly held truckload carrier, reported it had more business in the first six months of this year, compared to the same time a year ago, but profits were down
Las Vegas will likely be the first U.S. city to deploy a first in intelligent transportation, a kind of trolley bus intended to compete with light rail.
Also called a rubber-tired tram, the vehicle is much like a typical urban bus
July 26, 2001 - Industry News
The Senate rebuffed President Bush Thursday, voting for a bill that places tough restrictions on Mexican trucks that want long-distance access to the U.S
Rand McNally, the mapping giant of Skokie, Ill., will launch a suite of products aimed at professional drivers, owner-operators and small fleets
Qualcomm says it expects to grow revenues and profits in 2002 with global deployment of its second and third generation CDMA (code division multiple access) mobile phone technology
A new National Truck Equipment Association product can help develop marketing plans or update existing data on the truck tractor market
Federal safety officials are proposing tough new licensing rules for commercial drivers, including disqualification for anyone who drives when his license is suspended.
The proposed changes to the Commercial Driver’s License rules were ordered by Congress in an attempt to crack down on scofflaws and to tighten up state licensing procedures
Volvo Trucks North America has reached an agreement to sell its Xpeditor truck product line to Grand Vehicle Works Holdings LLC
A truckside advertising company and one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers have teamed up
U.S. manufacturers reported a 2% drop in durable goods shipments in June together with a larger 2.3% dip in orders and 0.7% cut in inventories. This news is neutral to slightly negative for freight
There’s been another trucking company casualty. Regional carrier Midland Transportation closed its doors Tuesday, after its bank told company officials they would no longer extend credit to cover payroll and other expenses
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