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September 20, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Cuts Production Further

Volvo Trucks North America will cut about 100 jobs at its New River Valley plant in Dublin, Va

September 20, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Announces Reorganization

Volvo Trucks North America has announced a major reorganization, eliminating a layer of senior sales management

September 20, 2001 - Industry News

RegScan Offers HazMat Software

RegScan Inc., Williamsport, Pa., has developed a software system called HazMat Loader designed to help with trailer placarding, marking and segregation for domestic hazardous material shipments

September 20, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Panel Confirms Clapp as First FMCSA Administrator

Clapp

The Senate Commerce Committee confirmed Joseph M. Clapp as the first administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

September 20, 2001 - Industry News

Housing Starts Plunge, Trucking To Feel Effects

Trucking companies that rely on moving construction materials will no doubt be disappointed in the latest numbers on new housing starts

Tags: Economy

September 20, 2001 - Industry News

Eaton Wins Permanent Injunction in Patent Infringement Suit Against ArvinMeritor

ArvinMeritor has been ordered to stop making and selling its Engine Synchro Shift transmission automation system as the result of a patent infringement lawsuit by Eaton, a decision it will appeal

September 19, 2001 - Industry News

Magazine Poll: Supply Deliveries Continue to be Disrupted

Increased security continues to disrupt shipments of key manufacturing materials and parts in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentago

Tags: Economy

September 19, 2001 - Industry News

TransFinancial Holdings To Liquidate

TransFinancial Holdings, Lenexa, Kan., which last year closed the two trucking companies it owned, is liquidating

September 19, 2001 - Industry News

Maine Turnpike Converting To E-ZPass

The Maine Turnpike Authority plans to upgrade its electronic toll collection system so it is compatible with the E-ZPass system used in surrounding states

Tags: Highways

September 19, 2001 - Industry News

Hoffa Pulls Out Of Debate

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa has pulled out of a scheduled Friday campaign debate against Tom Leedham, who is running against him for the union's top spot

September 19, 2001 - Industry News

Another Operation Air Brake Scheduled

Nearly 18 percent of the trucks inspected during Sept. 5's Operation Air Brake were put out of service for brake-related defects

September 19, 2001 - Industry News

Clapp Confirmation Expected Tomorrow

Clapp

The Senate Commerce Committee will vote tomorrow on the nomination of Joseph M. Clapp as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

September 19, 2001 - Industry News

Qualcomm Suspends Untethered TrailerTracs Sales, Seeks New Technology

Qualcomm has temporarily suspended sales of a major trailer tracking system due to concerns about the future of analog cellular networks in North America

September 19, 2001 - Industry News

Innovative Computing Acquires Maintenance System

Trucking software provider Innovative Computing Corp., Oklahoma City, has acquired full ownership of the fleet maintenance product formerly known as Fleet Assistant/400 from Freightliner LLC

September 18, 2001 - Industry News

Truckloads of Generosity With Nowhere to Go

“They’re all booked up in New York and New Jersey. There’s no room. There is no more room. It was so overwhelming.

September 18, 2001 - Industry News

Ryder Opens New Oklahoma Facility

Ryder System, Miami, Fla., has opened a new service facility in South Oklahoma City

September 18, 2001 - Industry News

Logistics.Com Gets New Funding

Logistics.com, Burlington, Mass., which provides transportation procurement and management technology, has secured $10 million in additional backing from Internet Capital Group

September 18, 2001 - Industry News

Penske Installing Collision Warning Systems

Penske Logistics is now installing collision warning system equipment throughout its tractor fleet

September 18, 2001 - Industry News

Rails Aim To Compete In Produce Transport

A group of rail companies and the Washington State Department of Transportation are collaborating in a venture to ship fresh fruit from Washington to East Coast markets

Tags: Intermodal

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

Phillips Closes on Acquisition of Tosco

Phillips Petroleum has closed on its acquisition of Tosco Corp. after receiving regulatory clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

Reopened Stock Market Means Mixed Results In Trucking

The New York Stock Exchange reopened yesterday for the first time since last week's attack on the nearby World Trade Center, with trucking stocks faring poorly while one manufacturer's stock rose on expectations of military expenditures

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

Hazmat Haulers Scrutinized

Hazardous materials haulers should be prepared for closer scrutiny following last week's terrorist attacks

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

Border Delays Lead To Hours Of Service Concerns

Truckers continue to experience delays at U.S. borders in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks as the U.S. Customs Service remains on a high security alert. Government officials said they will take the delays into account when enforcing hours of service regulations

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

FreightDATA Software Goes on the Web

Software provider SDA FreightDATA Corp., Newport Beach, Calif., has added web tracking capabilities to its FreightDATA Transportation Software

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Reinstating Guarantees

UPS is reinstating its domestic money-back delivery guarantees starting with packages picked up today

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