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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

April 10, 2001 - Industry News

Phoenix Police Crack Down on Trucks

A special truck task force is hitting the streets in the Phoenix area this week

April 10, 2001 - Industry News

SPX Customizes OEM Diagnostics

SPX Service Solutions of Warren, Mich., has introduced the Integrated Truck Diagnostic System, a individually customized PC-based diagnostic tool for mixed fleets

April 10, 2001 - Industry News

Top Dogs To Get The Hogs At New Jersey Truck Show

Last year's winners try on their new bikes: (from left) Jeff Boyd (Bobtail) and Marv and Barbara Knight (Combo).

Two 2001 Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be presented to Best of Show Bobtail and Best of Show Combo at the third annual Bordentown Truck Beauty Show, May 18-20 at the Bordentown Petro in Bordentown, N.J

Tags: Events

April 9, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Budgets Big Increase for Truck Safety

Continuing a trend set by the Clinton administration, President Bush is calling for significant increases in funding for truck safety. Under Bush’s proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning in October, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration gets a 28 percent funding increase – on top of a 60 percent increase it got for this fiscal year

April 9, 2001 - Industry News

@Track Introduces Low-Cost Fleet Tracking

Mobile communications provider @Track Communications of Richardson, Texas, has introduced a low-cost GPS satellite-tracking product called 20/20V offering truck, load and driver location visibility

April 9, 2001 - Industry News

Qualcomm Announces Major Trailer Tracking Agreements

Mobile communications giant Qualcomm has announced trailer tracking agreements with two major truckload fleets, including what is probably the largest single trailer tracking sale by any vendor to date

April 9, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner to Offer Incentives for Detroit Diesel Buyers

Freightliner LLC plans to woo Detroit Diesel fans away from competitors who are no longer offering DDC engines

April 9, 2001 - Industry News

PrePass Celebrates Coast-to-Coast Green Lights for Truckers

PrePass announced that coast-to-coast automatic weigh station bypass will soon be a reality across the nation's two major southern Interstate corridors

Tags: Highways

April 9, 2001 - Industry News

Con-Way Buys Collision Avoidance System

Con-Way Transportation, Ann Arbor, Mich., is having high-tech collision avoidance systems installed on more than 600 new Sterling tractor

April 9, 2001 - Industry News

California to Overhaul 710 Freeway

The 43-year-old Long Beach Freeway, heavily traveled by trucks serving the Southern California ports, is going to get an overhaul

Tags: Highways

April 9, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Bill Attacks OPEC

U.S. Senators Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) and Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) have introduced legislation to allow the U.S. government to take action against the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

April 9, 2001 - Industry News

Point of No Return

Oregon's old McKenzie Highway between Sisters and McKenzie Bridge is a scenic route frequently used by campers and tourists during the summer months. But for drivers carrying a long load, this 35-mile stretch of Oregon 242 is a nightmare

Tags: Highways

April 7, 2001 - Industry News

J&J Truck Equipment Launches Web Site

J&J Truck Equipment of Somerset, Pa., a division of Somerset Welding and Steel, has launched a new web site

April 7, 2001 - Industry News

TripPak Online to Integrate With Real Vision and LogScan

TMI of Brentwood, Tenn., parent company of TripPak Expressand TripPak Online, has announced two service enhancement agreements

April 7, 2001 - Industry News

EmptyDriver.com Offers Free Load Matching

A new load-matching site has debuted on the Internet

April 6, 2001 - Industry News

1-800-DRIVERS Relaunches Web Site

1-800-DRIVERS, a professional driver recruiter, has relaunched its web site (1-800-DRIVERS.com)

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