January 12, 2001 - Industry News
A Mississippi transportation commissioner says officials examining cost overruns in state highway construction have never asked the right questions
The Virginia Department of Transportation is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week as an extensive reconstruction project continues on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl.
Missouri voters could be asked to approve tax increases to raise more than $650 million a year for transportation projects under legislation introduced last week
A Nebraska lawmaker introduced a measure last week that would limit the speed limit for tractor-trailers on the state's interstate highways to 65 mph, 10 mph below the limit for passenger vehicles
In a deal that will breathe new financial life into a veteran mobile communications supplier, @Track Communications, providers of HighwayMaster systems, has signed a letter of agreement with Minorplanet Systems PLC of Leeds, England
Citing volatility of the heavy duty truck market, Eaton Corp. said it will restructure its worldwide truck business this year
Transportation officials in North Carolina and Virginia are planning to spend $3.1 million this year on equipment and signs to warn motorists of severe weather on Interstate 77
Kenworth and PACCAR Financial have extended their special inventory reduction finance program through May 1 and added 2001 Kenworth truck models to the offering
January 11, 2001 - Industry News
A new definition of "commercial vehicle" gives the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration jurisdiction over interstate for-hire property and passenger carriers based on gross vehicle weight as well as weight rating
Clarke Inc. has purchased Focus Carriers LLC, Memphis, Tenn.; Kenley Trucking Inc., Atlanta, Ga.; and Creative Logistics, Ripon, Calif. It has also agreed to buy Brandywine Consolidators Inc. of Philadelphia
In what could signal the next wave in hand-held digital communication, Samsung Electronics of Seoul, Korea, is introducing a cell phone without a keypad
Land Air Express of Williston, Vt., has selected the FACTS2000 computerized transportation system from Carrier Logistics, Tarrytown, N.Y
Weyerhaeuser Co., one of the world's largest forest products companies, is closing down its Green Arrow Motor Express trucking subsidiary and will outsource its transportation needs
Ingersoll-Rand’s Thermo King unit has signed a five-year agreement to provide transport refrigeration systems to the U.S. Air Force
Truckers playing video poker at a Travelcenters of America truck stop in Charleston, W.Va., are allegedly trading their winnings for work gloves, antifreeze or books on tape and violating state law in the process
The Illinois Appellate Court recently ruled that a carrier’s control over an owner-operator made him an employee for state workers’ compensation purposes
Renault will reportedly build the cabs for a new midsize truck being developed by Volvo and Mitsubishi
LTL heavyweight Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, has added some snappy functions to its newly redesigned web site
The Arkansas State Highway Commission is fighting a proposed constitutional amendment to require commissioners be elected, but Arkansas' senators in Washington think it’s a good idea
A recent survey conducted for the insurance industry shows that most Americans support shorter drive times for truckers and are willing to pay for it.
According to a survey conducted by the Insurance Research Council, a majority of the public, 57 percent, believes that increasing from 10 to 12 the number of hours a truck driver is allowed to drive with no break is unsafe
Three keynote speakers will address the National Private Truck Council's 12th Annual Education/Management Conference & Exhibition scheduled in May
Digital map provider Etak Inc., Menlo Park, Calif., has licensed its real-time traffic service to BeVocal, a voice recognition company that will customize radio traffic reports from Etak and Westwood One
GE Capital of Stamford, Conn., the financial services unit of General Electric Company, will be the exclusive financing provider for Point2, a truck and heavy equipment Internet marketplace based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
January 10, 2001 - Industry News
76 Lubricants Co., a division of Tosco Corp., has agreed to purchase Sunoco’s Kendall motor oil brand
A new public-private alliance between FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service is expected to generate approximately $7 billion for FedEx over the seven-year term of the agreement.
The agreement covers two areas: providing air transport for the post office and putting FedEx drop boxes in post offices
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