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April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Wabash Settles Shareholder Suit

Wabash National Corp. will pay $500,000 to settle a suit brought by some of its shareholders

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Caterpillar Profits Down 37%

Caterpillar posted a first quarter profit of $162 million on revenues of $4.81 billion, compared to $258 million profit on revenues of $4.91 for first quarter 2000

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Navistar Board Says it Won't Remove 'Poison Pill'

Navistar International's board of directors say they won't drop a "preferred share purchase rights plan" designed to protect the company against hostile takeovers - sometimes called a "poison pill

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Watch Out for Idling Limits in New York

Some truckers are getting a big surprise when they idle their rigs in New York state - a ticket

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Harley, Diamond Ring Raffle Raises $34,000 for Scholarships

The Truckload Carriers Assn. last week awarded a new Harley-Davidson Road King Classic and a 3-carat diamond ring in its Fire & Ice raffle, which raised $34,000 for the group's scholarship fund

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Border Crossing Details Moving Along

New regulations to ensure the safety of Mexican trucks crossing the border under the North American Free Trade Agreement are now in the hands of the White House Office of Management and Budget

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Arsenault Draws ASP Customers, Offers Discount

Fleet maintenance software provider Arsenault Associates, Atco, N.J., announced that more than a dozen customers recently signed on to use Arsenault software over the Internet despite the economic slowdown

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Trucker Crashes After Hiding Diabetes

A Texas truck driver spent four weeks in the hospital and faces charges for violating federal truck safety regulations after going into insulin shock and crashing his truck

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Williams Selling Mapco Stores

Williams Express, Tulsa, Okla., is selling its 198 convenience stores to an Israeli company but keeping its travel center business

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

More Freight Ahead

As economists and trucking analysts continue to keep a close eye on the economy, new figures on industrial production, housing starts and inflation offer some good news

Tags: Economy

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Pegasus Adds Transflo Enhancements

Document imaging provider Pegasus Transtech, Tampa, Fla., has announced a series of enhancements to its Transflo document management system

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

PeopleNet Debuts PerformX

Minneapolis-based PeopleNet Communications, the mobile communications provider, has release PerformX, a diagnostics product that will help fleet managers track and manage operating costs

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

McLeod Offers Mobile Communications Symphony

Truckload dispatch and accounting software provider McLeod Software, Birmingham, Ala., has released a new messaging interface called Symphony

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Worker Settles Lawsuit

A United Parcel Service driver who was attacked by union members for working during the 1997 strike ha settled a lawsuit against the Teamsters

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Mexican Drivers Blockade Border

Mexican drivers last week blocked the Nogales, Ariz., commercial crossing for three days to protest heavy fines

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx/Post Office Deal to be Reviewed

After complaints from FedEx competitors, the Postal Service inspector general's office says it will look into a contract between FedEx and the Postal Service

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Fleet Financials Reflect Tough First Quarter

The first wave of first-quarter financial statements from truckload companies range from better than some were expecting to about what was expected, in light of the tough economic environment

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

RoadCheck 2001 Scheduled

The annual "RoadCheck" 72-hour inspection blitz is scheduled for June 5-7

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

NHTSA Announces Truck Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently published a list of recalls made in February

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Gets Grant for Preclearance Program

The Oregon Department of Transportation has received $775,000 in federal grants from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to buy 12,500 more transponders for Oregon's Green Light truck preclearance system

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Expediters Plan Expo

The first expo for the expedited freight industry is planned for August

Tags: Events

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Opens Columbus ExpressCenter

Expedited carrier FedEx Custom Critical has opened an ExpressCenter in Columbus, Ind

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Eaton First Quarter Better Than Expected

Eaton Corp. met its own performance expectations and exceeded consensus analyst estimates for first quarter 2001, despite tough operating conditions in several of its businesses

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Widow Sues Truckstop

The widow of a man killed at an Albuquerque truckstop is suing the truckstop and its security firm

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Toll Highway Proposed in Louisiana

Truckers would pay about $5.60 to drive a 35-mile stretch of Louisiana Interstate under a highway funding proposal

Tags: Highways

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