January 31, 2001 - Industry News
According to a group backed by the Arkansas Trucking Association, 80 percent of 400 state residents surveyed support proposed reform of the Arkansas Highway Commission
Old Dominion Freight Line, a "super-regional" less-than-truckload carrier, has purchased equipment and service centers from Carter & Sons Freightways of Carrollton, Texas
There has been talk that we will see the first economic recession in 10 years, but a soft landing and slow growth for about a year is more likely
San Francisco officials want to ban trucks 25 feet or longer from much of the downtown area between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays
San Diego-based Qualcomm announced that LTL carrier Roadway Express will deploy the OmniExpress mobile communications system at 20 of the company’s 388 terminals
January 30, 2001 - Industry News
No question we're in a big-rig parking jam. Fleets and drivers see it as a shortage of spaces. NATSO says fleets just aren't planning ahead
International Truck and Engine Corp. has signed a four-year marketing agreement to become an official status sponsor of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR).
The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed former New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman as the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday.
Boston-based software provider Archibus has introduced a product it calls Fleet Management, which helps fleets of all sizes track and manage mobile equipment
3M has given up the commercialization of its Lane Awareness System for snow removal operations
The National Private Truck Council named Gary Frank Petty its new president and CEO
Celadon Group, Indianapolis, announced customers can now track shipments in Mexico as well as the U.S. and Canada using the Cela-Trac system at Celadon’s web site
Many truckers traveling through South Dakota are pulled over waiting for a winter storm to abate
January 29, 2001 - Industry News
Despite an overall drop in truck sales, Mack Trucks closed 2000 with a bigger piece of the market share pie for the eighth year in a row
New Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta has named John A. Flaherty as chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation
Texaco will likely be forced to spin off its stake in joint venture companies Motiva and Equilon in order to win antitrust approval of its merger with Chevron
By May, nearly 1,000 miles of highway in North Texas will see speed limits drop by 5 mph
Bob Hataway with Trans Alive has announced a Second Annual Day of Prayer for Truckers during the Mid-America Trucking Show
American Freightways, Harrison, Ark., has been named by Forbes Magazine as the highest-rated trucking company in its annual Platinum 400 list of the most outstanding industry leaders
Paccar Leasing Co. has added a PacLease franchise location in Surrey, British Columbia
Hino Motors, Japan's largest truck maker, plans to build commercial vehicles in North America perhaps as soon as 2004
Kenan Transport, Chapel Hill, N.C., is being sold to Ohio-based Advantage Management Group to create the largest petroleum trucking company in the country
Louisiana officials plan to make several safety improvements to a sharply curved interstate exit ramp north of Slidell
Dart Transit and Fleetline are dropping the Fleetline name and will use Dart Transit Co
FedEx is busting out all over.
In recent months, the Memphis-based carrier has had an identity makeover, joined forces with the U.S. Postal Service and pulled off a major public relations coup in the Tom Hanks film, "Cast Away."
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