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February 14, 2002 - Industry News

Busy Maine Turnpike Exit Being Renovated

Exit 4 of the Maine Turnpike, the fourth-busiest on the turnpike, is being rebuilt

Tags: Highways

February 14, 2002 - Industry News

SBC Extends Contract With @Track

@Track Communications, Richardson, Texas, announced that SBC Communications has signed an extension of its agreement with @Track to provide mobile location and communication services to vehicles in its fleet

February 14, 2002 - Industry News

U.S., Canada Battle Over Border Security

A December agreement between U.S. and Canadian officials to work together on border security is getting nowhere fast

February 14, 2002 - Industry News

Cannon, Smithway Report Losses

The trucking companies Cannon Express and Smithway Motor Express have released their financials, both showing a loss for the most recent quarters

February 14, 2002 - Industry News

Sirius Launches Services In Four Cities

After months of delays, Sirius Satellite Radio has started offering its service to the public in four cities: Denver, Houston, Phoenix and Jackson, Mississippi

February 14, 2002 - Industry News

Emissions: If You Think 2002 Is Tough, Look Out For 2007

While engines altered to meet the Oct. 1, 2002, emissions deadline are causing concern among virtually everyone in the trucking industry, the Environmental Protection Agency's 2007 standards could be cause for even more worry

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

Pre-Buying Could be Devastating, International's Keate Says

The impact of 2002 emissions standards on price and performance is a hot topic among truck buyers

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

FFE Reports Three Straight Profitable Quarters

Although it posted a loss for the year, Frozen Food Express Industries, Dallas, has reported three consecutive profitable quarters as well as three consecutive quarters in which net earnings have exceeded the comparable year-ago quarter

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

Court Rules NLRB Improperly Ordered Overnite To Bargain With Union

A federal appeals court ruled that the National Labor Relations Board was out of line when it ordered Overnite Transportation to bargain with the Teamster

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

Ohio Suspending Licenses For Lack Of Child Support

Ohio truckers who are behind in their child support could lose their commercial driver's license

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

Fall Foliage Wins TCA Photo Contest

Jim Wallace, company driver for Gainey Transportation Services, won $1,000 for this photo.

Jim Wallace, a driver for Gainey Transportation Services of Grand Rapids, Mich., has won the Truckload Carriers Assn.'s annual photo contest

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

Con-Way Adds Electronic BOL To Web Site

Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, Mich., has added an electronic bill of lading function for its less-than-truckload customers to its web site, www.con-way.com.

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Testimony Supports National Transportation ID

A representative of the American Trucking Associations urged a U.S. House of Representatives committee to implement a national transportation identification card

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

Nistevo Seeks Input From Carrier Community

Nistevo Corp. has expanded its Carrier Community to over 300 carrier organizations

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

Profit Tools Announces New Software Release

Profit Tools announced the release of the latest version of its business, operations, and e-commerce product line, Profit Tools for Trucking

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

Petro Stopping Centers To Offer IdleAire

Petro Stopping Centers will become the first travel plazas in the United States to offer IdleAire's Advanced Travel Center Electrification system, which eliminates the need to idle the truck's engine while parked

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

Continued Soft Markets Push Dana Restructuring

Continued declines in heavy and light truck production prompted Dana Corp. to accelerate a restructuring plan calling for workforce reductions and the closing or closure of more than 30 facilities

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

Retail Sales Show Improvement In January, Despite Overall Drop

Retail sales fell slightly in January, but the drop was due to a falloff in one area

Tags: Economy

February 12, 2002 - Industry News

Vitran Express Signs Up For SuperSpin

Vitran Express, a leading Midwestern less-than-truckload carrier, has selected Logistics.com's OptiYield SuperSpin solution for strategic linehaul load and network planning

February 12, 2002 - Industry News

Empire Express To Install IDSC Software

Empire Express Inc., Memphis, Tenn., has signed a contract to use Netwise and Netwise 400 from Integrated Decision Support Corporation of Richardson, Texas

February 12, 2002 - Industry News

Recall Issued For Western Star Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall for 3,500 Western Star trucks from 1998 through 2000 model years

February 12, 2002 - Industry News

McLeod Software Says Bankrupt McLeod No Connection

A public telecommunications company, "McLeodUSA," has recently filed for Chapter 11, and McLeod Software is concerned that people have gotten it confused with the Birmingham, Ala., software company

February 12, 2002 - Industry News

Public Invited to Attend Meetings On I-10 Freight Corridor

Beginning today, a series of meetings are being held across the country to gather public input for how to handle freight traffic on Interstate 10

Tags: Highways

February 12, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Going High-Tech With Olympic Truck Inspections

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is using infrared technology to screen trucks and buses for potential problems with brakes, tires, and gears as these vehicles travel roads near the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City

February 12, 2002 - Industry News

Werner Declares Stock Split

Truckload carrier Werner Enterprises announced Tuesday its Board of Directors has declared a four for three split of the company's common stock in the form of a 33.3% stock dividend

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