April 3, 2001 - Industry News
The red-hot show truck competition seen at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show will get even hotter this summer.
Organizers of the Stars & Stripes Show Truck Series have two more events planned for this year
Prime Inc. tackled the issue of sleep deprivation head on last week with a press conference and workshop to help remind truckers and other motorists of the importance of getting a good night's sleep
The challenge for Cummins is to “fix the heavy duty truck market,” according to Chairman and CEO Tim Solso
The Air Quality Management District, which serves parts of Southern California, is offering funding for up to $26.5 million in projects to replace diesel engines with alternative-fuel and lower-emission models
The Used Truck Association and Heavy Duty Marketing Associates have released their latest training program, "Professional Used Truck Appraisals.
April 2, 2001 - Industry News
Two key economic reports issued yesterday both signaled that the U.S. economy is on the way back.
The National Association of Purchasing Managers reported a rise in manufacturing in March, and the Census Bureau reported a strong rise in construction spending in February
Drivers working on highway construction projects in Massachusetts say they're not getting paid what the law requires, and that the government is ignoring their complaints
Eagle Global Logistics has been awarded a $33 million contract to handle selected military freight in three southeastern states
As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration considers a petition to look into problems with the front axles on Volvo trucks, one couple who took their complaint to the courts is urging others with problems to make their voices heard
Volvo Trucks North America has taken two actions regarding complaints about its front axles.
In March, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a petition with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, asking the agency to investigate alleged defects in Volvo trucks. The vast majority of complaints concerned the front end of the truck
Truckload carrier Roberson Transportation, of Champaign, Ill., has been selected by Ingersoll-Rand to manage transportation for a new Internet-based procurement program called The 21st Supplier
March 30, 2001 - Industry News
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
Mexican investigators just across the Texas border have uncovered an operation that allegedly sold commercial drivers' license
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
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
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
Tech Equipment, a Volvo and Mack dealer in Portland, Ore., is moving into a new and larger facility
Engine-maker Cummins Inc. will outsource management of 30 company web sites to Digex Inc. of Laurel, Md
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
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 Trucks is laying off more than 700 workers in three state
The Truckload Carriers Assn. won permission from the Justice Department to establish a program to identify industry costs and best practices
TruckersB2B, the web-based truckers’ buying cooperative, has announced an agreement with Comdata to market Comdata's Answer Plus telephone services
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
Truck-related fatalities dropped slightly in 2000, according to preliminary figures released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation
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