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March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Louisiana Weigh Stations to Get PrePass Automation

Louisiana has decided to deploy PrePass automatic weigh station bypass systems at 12 locations - a decision that will allow PrePass equipped trucks to travel coast-to-coast on I-10 without stopping for scales

Tags: Highways

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

PLC4Trucks Licensing Flap Settled

Makers of ABS equipment are signing licensing agreements with the inventor of a required electronic circuitry, signaling the end of an impasse that threatened to shut down production of tractors and trailers

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

FreightPro.com Partners with VendorBase.com

Internet-based logistic services provider freightPro.com of Overland Park, Kan., has announced a strategic partnership with VendorBase.com, of Newport Beach, Calif

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Propane Fleet Buys Anti-Jackknife Device

Safe Transportation Systems of Bellingham, Wash., has announced an agreement with Autogas Propane Ltd. of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, to install the STS Accident Control and Anti-jackknife System on existing equipment and new trailer purchases

March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Anderson Site Offers Advanced Features

Truckload carrier Anderson Trucking Service of St. Cloud, Minn., has revamped its web site using a suite of e-business software applications from BroadVision of Redwood City, Calif

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Mayflower To Close Truck Cab Plant

Just a few days after announcing the award of a new contract to supply truck cabs to Volvo Trucks North America, Mayflower Vehicle Systems announced it is closing one of its plants in late May

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Barometers Mixed

The barometers that trucking sometimes turns to in order to gauge the future health of the industry are mixed. As recently as yesterday, several figures were released which, while they weren’t cause for celebration, weren’t cause for alarm, either

Tags: Economy

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Investor Sues Former Asche Directors

An investor has filed suit against former directors and auditors of Asche Transportation Services

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Resurfacing Project On I-290/Illinois 53 Begins April 2

A nighttime and weekend patching and resurfacing project for I-290/Illinois 53 in northwest suburban Cook County, Ill., is scheduled to begin Monday, April 2

Tags: Highways

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Move Over for Emergency Vehicles in Michigan

A new state law goes into effect today in Michigan requiring drivers to change lanes or slow down when passing emergency vehicles by the side of the road

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Scientists Warn of Sleep Apnea

British papers this week are touting the news that fat truck drivers are prone to falling asleep at the wheel. The culprit is sleep apnea, a disorder more common in older, overweight males - a common truck driver profile

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Carlisle Motion Control To Open New Facility

Carlisle Motion Control Industries announced its plans to open a new friction material manufacturing facility in South Hill, Va

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

CarrierPoint Offers Cash for Customers

CarrierPoint, a web-based logistics market and software company, has launched a carrier affiliate program to reward carriers for bring new shippers to the CarrierPoint network

March 27, 2001 - Industry News

LoadScout's Fortunes Rise

Things are looking up at LoadScout. "In the last few weeks, we've seen that loads are picking up," said Len Herstein, LoadScout's marketing director. "We've seen individual companies posting more loads." That could be good news for a sagging trucking market

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

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