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March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Arrow Opens Fontana Branch

Used-truck dealer Arrow Truck Sales has opened its newest branch in Fontana, Calif

March 26, 2001 - Industry News

Pilot Opens Travel Center In Benton, Ark.

Pilot Corp. recently opened a new travel center in Benton, Ark

March 26, 2001 - Industry News

TMW Rounds Out AS/400 Offerings

Software provider TMW Systems is enhancing services for customers who run TMW’s TL2000 truckload system on IBM AS/400 servers

March 26, 2001 - Industry News

AFL-CIO Contributes $500,000 To Teamsters' Strike At Overnite

The AFL-CIO contributed another $500,000 to the Teamsters union to help with the continuing unfair labor practices strike against less-than-truckload carrier Overnite.

March 26, 2001 - Industry News

Waste Management Fleets to Get Integrated Software and Mobile Communications

Wireless Data Solutions Inc. of St. Cloud, Minn., and San Diego-based So Cal Soft-Pak Inc. will join forces to create a tracking and communication syste

March 26, 2001 - Industry News

Dana Reorganizes Heavy Truck Unit

Dana Corp. has reorganized its former Heavy Truck strategic business unit, renaming it the Commercial Vehicle Systems strategic business unit

March 26, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway Express Teams Up With Job Corps

Roadway Express and Job Corps, a U.S. Department of Labor program, have partnered to develop an advanced tractor-trailer driver training program for Job Corps students

March 26, 2001 - Industry News

Hebe: No Recovery Without Crude Oil Price Turnaround

Jim Hebe

The single most important factor that brought down the trucking industry’s fortunes was energy cost, and those fortunes won’t change until fuel prices decline, says Freightliner CEO Jim Hebe

Tags: Economy

March 26, 2001 - Industry News

Canadian Owner-Operators Band Together

Several Canadian owner-operator groups have formed a national alliance

March 24, 2001 - Industry News

Speed Limit Legislation Ebbs and Flows

Legislation that would raise highway speed limits, and in some cases hold heavy trucks to a lower limit than other vehicles, is on the table in several states. In others, amendments and bills have died or been defeated

Tags: Highways

March 23, 2001 - Industry News

Beauty Trucks Shine in Louisville

Crowds move among nearly 130 show trucks the opening day of the Mid-America Trucking Show. Photo by Bette Garber.

Nearly 130 trucks converged on Louisville, Ky., for the first Stars & Stripes championship and Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Show

Tags: Events

March 23, 2001 - Industry News

Hoover Dam Bypass Project Progressing

The Federal Highway Administration has signed a Record of Decision allowing the long-awaited Hoover Dam Bypass project to proceed

Tags: Highways

March 23, 2001 - Industry News

Fords Bridge Now Reopen

Load restrictions on the southbound side of Fords Bridge on Interstate 5, just north of Canyonville, Ore., have been lifted ahead of schedule

Tags: Highways

March 22, 2001 - Industry News

Jake Brake Celebrates 40th Birthday

Jacobs Vehicle Systems recently announced the 40th anniversary of the shipment of its first engine brake kit

March 22, 2001 - Industry News

Judge Upholds USPS-FedEx Agreement

FedEx drop boxes are appearing at post offices under a deal fought by Emery.

A U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge has upheld a $6 billion, no-bid contract between the U.S. Postal Service and FedEx Corp. challenged by Emery

March 22, 2001 - Industry News

Diesel Forum Releases Report

"Clean Diesel power is the technology of the future," states a white paper released this week by the Diesel Technology Foru

March 22, 2001 - Industry News

Imports and Exports Down at West Coast Ports

Truckers at West Coast ports were working less as containerized imports and exports fell in February

Tags: Intermodal

March 22, 2001 - Industry News

All-Girl Pit Crew at Stars & Stripes

Reporting from ground zero Wednesday night at the Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Show and Stars & Stripes National Championships in Louisville, Ky. Right now and on through the night, truckers are putting the finishing touches on their rig

Tags: Events

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Summit II: Trucking Will Grow, But First -- the Recession

Jeffrey Kauffman, Merrill Lynch

The trucking industry will expand to meet an enormous increase in demand over the next two decades. Internet-based technologies will provide new efficiencies, of course, but first we have a genuine recession to deal with

Tags: Economy

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Toll Roads on the Table in the Tarheel State

North Carolina is one of just a dozen states that does not have public or private toll roads, but a pair of bills proposed last week could end that to create revenue to build more highways

Tags: Highways

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Speed Traps Under Attack In Delaware

Small towns often line their coffers by aggressively enforcing local speed limits on state roads, but one of Delaware's top lawmakers wants speed traps stopped

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Missouri Truck Registration To Get Easier

Amid efforts to push a transportation package through the Missouri legislature, Gov. Bob Holden signed an order this week that will make truck registration easier

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Anaheim to Discourage Trucks From Imperial Highway

Officials in Anaheim, Calif., announced plans last week to discourage truck traffic on Imperial Highway by reducing the speed limit and posting signs telling truckers to stay away

Tags: Highways

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Arkansas Driver Training Center License Revoked

A truck driver training center in Little Rock, Ark., is appealing an order revoking its license to administer Commercial Driver's License exams

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Signs Ergonomics Repeal

President Bush signed into law Tuesday afternoon a repeal of new workplace safety regulations that the trucking industry and other business groups said would be far too costly

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