January 23, 2002 - Industry News
Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. President Jim Johnston talked to truckload carriers recently about problems OOIDA members have with some owner-operator leasing contracts - problems that have led OOIDA to file several lawsuits against carriers on behalf of those members
The U.S. Supreme Court says it will hear an appeal of a Michigan truck tax.
The justices will consider an appeal by Yellow Freight System, which is fighting the $10 the state requires the company to pay for registering its vehicles that travel through the state
FleetPride is moving its corporate functions from Deerfield, Ill, to Houston
Axiom Navigation, provider of GPS and wireless communications systems, has moved its headquarters to a new, larger facility in Costa Mesa, Calif
The Truckload Carriers Association has redesigned its web site at www.truckload.org.
Great Dane Limited Partnership officially acquired the Eastern van manufacturing facilities of Strick Trailer Corp
NTE Inc., Downers Grove, Ill., announced higher than expected revenues and business volumes in the fourth quarter
Freightliner Trucks has introduced a New Truck Locator feature on its Web site, www.freightlinertrucks.com.
In a speech that kicked off a two-day Pennsylvania Truck Safety Symposium in Carlisle, Pa., Gov. Mark Schweiker unveiled a list of initiatives designed to make Pennsylvania roads safer
Cummins Inc. posted a loss for 2001, despite profits in the last three quarters
Coal mining, heavy construction and power generation, along with cost cutting, helped Caterpillar earn a profit in 2001 despite a recession and slow truck engine sales, and the company is predicting a slightly better year for 2002
Roadway and Werner Enterprises, two of the nation’s largest trucking companies, reported financial earnings Wednesday
January 22, 2002 - Industry News
Eaton Corp. fourth quarter 2001 earnings were in line with expectations, in spite of weaker end markets
Terion has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
A local television station in Savannah, Ga., reports that truckers who haul containers in and out of the Port of Savannah continue to experience hours-long delays, despite a computer system that was supposed to address the problem
@Track Communications, Richardson, Texas, announced that Missouri-based Contract Freighters Inc. has signed an extension of its contract with @Track for mobile communications services
The Agricultural Transporters Conference of the American Trucking Associations will hold its annual legislative meeting Feb. 13 in Washington, D.C
Prophesy Transportation Solutions announced a key update of its cartographic database, which supplies routing information for Prophesy Mileage & Routing software
Five senators want Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to begin a new rulemaking on workplace ergonomics
Autocar LLC has added eight new dealers to its dealer network in the western United States to sell the low-cabover Xpeditor trucks
Fort Smith, Ark.-based Arkansas Best Corp. generated solid financial results during what has been a very challenging year, although profits were down considerably from the year before
The U.S. economy may be closer to seeing the end of the recession.
On Tuesday morning The Conference Board reported its index of Leading Economic Indicators in December posted its biggest gain since February 1996 to 111.4
January 21, 2002 - Industry News
Missouri officials and PrePass are reportedly close to finalizing a deal to install PrePass pre-clearance systems at Missouri weigh stations
International Truck and Engine Corp. plans to cut more than 500 jobs at its Springfield, Ohio, plants in March
A proposal to widen I-81 in Virginia would add four truck-only toll lanes
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