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April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Keeping an Eye on Inventories

Monday's business inventory report from the Census Bureau confirms that excess inventories continue to be absorbed. Inventories have to return to "normal" before production, imports and freight can recover to the level of current consumption

Tags: Economy

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Load Postings Looking Up

The analysts at load posting giant DAT Services are predicting that the number of loads available will pick up over the next few months, even going so far as to say we're at the bottom of the economic downturn

Tags: Economy

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

Mid-America Attendees Win Peterbilt PMs

Six attendees of the Mid-America Trucking Show went home with complimentary one-year TruckCare Preventive Maintenance programs from Peterbilt

Tags: Events

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

CF Exec Says 'Customer Economy' Crucial to Growth

Addressing the needs of an emerging "customer economy" is central to corporate growth, according to Marty Larson, vice president of E-Commerce and Marketing Technology at Consolidated Freightways

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

TCA Names Pat Quinn Chairman

Patrick Quinn, co-chairman of U.S. Xpress Enterprises of Chattanooga, Tenn., has been elected 2001-2002 chairman of the Truckload Carriers Assn

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

Renew Vehicle Registration by Phone in Florida

Vehicle owners in Florida can now renew their registration via telephone

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

West Coast Ports Look at High-Tech Solutions

Terminal operators at intermodal ports on the West Coast are looking at technology used in Europe to streamline gate operations

Tags: Intermodal

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

Averitt Express Opens New Facility In Austin

Averitt Express has opened a new service center in Austin, Texas

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

New Bills Would Postpone Final Hours Rule

Reform of truck driver hours of service rules is likely to take at least another year – and now two legislators have introduced bills that would push any changes even further into the future

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins-Westport Receives First Order for HPDI Natural Gas Engines

The recently announced joint venture between Cummins and Westport Innovations has received its first sales orders for its low-emissions, natural gas Cummins ISX engines with Westport's High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI) fuel system

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

Viking Freight Expands Service Center In Reno

With the growth of the Reno/Sparks, Nev., region as a distribution hub for the West, LTL carrier Viking Freight has expanded its local service center

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Posts First Quarter Loss

Cummins Inc. posted a $25 million loss on sales of $1.35 billion for the first quarter 2001

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

Palm-Sized DriveCam Accident Recording in Tests

DriveCam Video Systems of San Diego has announced a 12-month pilot program with four commercial fleets to evaluate the DriveCam video event data recorder

April 11, 2001 - Industry News

Helms Takes Reins At Pegasus Transtech

Bob Helms, formerly the President of TruckersB2B, has joined Pegasus Transtech of Tampa, Fla., as chairman of the board

April 11, 2001 - Industry News

Tennessee to Use ITS, Rumble Stripes for Safer Highways

High-tech intelligent transportation systems in Nashville and rumble strips across the state are on the Tennessee Department of Transportation's plans to make the state's highways safer

Tags: Highways

April 11, 2001 - Industry News

Voyager Express, Metropolitan Trucking Win TCA Safety Awards

Voyager Express of Denver and Metropolitan Trucking of Paterson, N.J., won the Truckload Carriers Assn.'s National Fleet Safety Contest

April 11, 2001 - Industry News

Flying J Opens in London, Ontario

A long-awaited Flying J travel plaza has opened in London, Ontario, Canada

April 11, 2001 - Industry News

Weather Slams Plains States

Severe weather hit central states from Texas to Nebraska late Tuesday and early Wednesday

Tags: Highways

April 11, 2001 - Industry News

MTMC Cuts Staff, Hears Recommendation for Improved Personnel Moves

A streamlined Military Traffic Management Command and adoption of commercial practices for military customers were major topics at the MTMC Training Symposiu

April 11, 2001 - Industry News

Military Honors Carriers

The Military Traffic Management Command recently honored 11 companies that provide military transportation services with its 2000 Quality Awards

April 11, 2001 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler, Mitsubishi to Collaborate on Commercial Vehicles

DaimlerChrysler, parent company of Freightliner, is buying AB Volvo's 3.3 percent stake in Mitsubishi Motors, paving the way for DaimlerChrysler and Mitsubishi to work together on producing commercial vehicles

April 10, 2001 - Industry News

Quality Distribution Selling Bulknet.com

Florida-based carrier Quality Distribution is selling subsidiary Bulknet.com to Mark S. Bitting, Bulknet's President and CEO, for an undisclosed amount

April 10, 2001 - Industry News

Veit Disposal Fleet to Install Dinet Communications System

Dinet Inc., of Oceanside, Calif., a subsidiary of Wireless Data Solutions, will provide its Waste Management Tracking Solution to Veit Disposal System

April 10, 2001 - Industry News

Intermodal Groups Say They Can't Meet Reflective Retrofit Deadline

The intermodal industry says it can't meet a June 1 deadline for retrofitting trailers and chassis with required reflective materials

Tags: Intermodal

April 10, 2001 - Industry News

Former CF Employee Wins Discrimination Lawsuit

A former Consolidated Freightways employee has been awarded more than $1.1 million in a sexual discrimination lawsuit

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