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March 5, 2002 - Industry News

Fuel Surcharge Bills Introduced

Legislation that would require a fuel surcharge on all truckload shipments and mandate that 100 percent of the surcharge be passed on to owner-operators has been introduced on Capitol Hill

March 5, 2002 - Industry News

White House Imposes Big Hikes On Foreign Steel

Trucking companies who haul domestic steel are likely cheering a decision made Tuesday by the White House

March 5, 2002 - Industry News

Horton Introduces Fan Drive Training Program

Horton Inc. now offers a fan drive training program for its DriveMaster Fan Drives

March 4, 2002 - Industry News

Qualcomm Signs 11 Top Fleets

San Diego-based Qualcomm announced agreements with 11 of the nation's top truckload carriers to use the OmniTracs mobile satellite communications and tracking system

March 4, 2002 - Industry News

Reinhart FoodService Chooses Cadec's Mobius TTS

Reinhart FoodService, one of the nation's largest broad line distributors, has signed a contract to purchase Cadec's Mobius TTS onboard computer

March 4, 2002 - Industry News

TCA, ATA Consider Reunification

The Truckload Carriers Assn. and the American Trucking Associations may get back together

March 4, 2002 - Industry News

Texas Carrier Chooses IntelliRoute Deluxe

Rand McNally's Transportation Data Management subsidiary has licensed its IntelliRoute Deluxe software to James Helwig & Son, a more than 200-truck provider of dry and refrigerated transportation services

March 4, 2002 - Industry News

UPS Teamsters Rally for National Contract

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa told a crowd of more than 700 union members in St. Louis Sunday that the Teamsters will win the strongest contract ever at UPS this year

March 4, 2002 - Industry News

Port of Oakland, BNSF To Open Joint Intermodal Terminal

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) and Port of Oakland have reached an agreement for BNSF to operate the Port's newly built Joint Intermodal Terminal, to be known as Oakland International Gateway

Tags: Intermodal

March 4, 2002 - Industry News

Xantrex, Delco Remy Team Up To Market Inverters

Xantrex Technology and Delco Remy America announced a partnership to cooperatively market inverters to the heavy-duty truck aftermarket

March 4, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth To Host T300 Chassis Update Seminar

Kenworth will examine Kenworth T300 enhancements and features during a free chassis update seminar on Wednesday, March 6, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla

Tags: Events

March 4, 2002 - Industry News

TCA Elects Chairman, Officers

G. Clifton Parker, president and general manager of G&P Trucking Co., a truckload and intermodal carrier located in Columbia, S.C., has been elected 2002-2003 chairman of the Truckload Carriers Assn

March 4, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA Fights For Class Action Status In Lawsuits

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. continues to fight for class action status in two lawsuits brought against carriers for alleged violation of truth-in-leasing laws

March 4, 2002 - Industry News

Report: Canada's Ports, Borders Susceptible To Crime

Canada's ports and border crossings are "fertile ground" for terrorists and criminals, according to a new Canadian Senate report on security

March 4, 2002 - Industry News

MC-150 Must be Filed Every Two Years

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finalized rules requiring all interstate motor carriers to file a new form MCS-150 every 24 months

March 1, 2002 - Industry News

Internet Parts Purchasing System Tested

Velox Logic announced that it has successfully completed the first phase of a live beta test of its eVMRS i-Parts Counter, a browser-driven Internet parts procurement system

March 1, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Announces Integrated Satellite Communications

Volvo Trucks North America's new Volvo Link is a fully integrated, two-way satellite communications system

March 1, 2002 - Industry News

Umthun Trucking Closes Doors

Umthun Trucking, Eagle Grove, Iowa, ceased operations Friday

March 1, 2002 - Industry News

Virginia Senate Considers Compromise I-81 Bill

Virginia legislators have backed off somewhat on a controversial plan to widen Interstate 81 with the help of tolled truck lanes, but the trucking industry still isn't too happy with the compromise

Tags: Highways

March 1, 2002 - Industry News

Driver Pay Dropping

As they struggle to survive in a tough economy, many companies are reversing the trend of recent years and are cutting driver pay and benefits. Among the fleet pay packages tracked by the National Survey of Driver Wages, the fourth quarter of 2001 saw decreases for average company driver pay in two of the three trailer segments tracked

March 1, 2002 - Industry News

W.V. Coal Truck Bill Dead For Now

A bill that would have addressed the problem of overweight coal trucks is dead in the West Virginia legislature for this year

March 1, 2002 - Industry News

Ridge Addresses Border Security

U.S. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge is in Mexico this week to discuss border security

March 1, 2002 - Industry News

West Virginia Senate Wants Truckers To Stop At Tracks

The West Virginia Senate last week approved a bill that would require drivers of tractor-trailers, buses and other large commercial vehicles to stop before crossing all railroad tracks

March 1, 2002 - Industry News

Manufacturing, Other Economic Indicators Increase

Business within the nation’s manufacturing sector has expanded for the first time in 18 months, and there’s better news when it comes to consumer spending, personal income and construction spending

Tags: Economy

February 28, 2002 - Industry News

Arkansas Buys Infrared Inspection Systems

Arkansas is buying two infrared truck inspection systems, following a successful three-month pilot program last fall

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