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May 14, 2002 - Industry News

Sirius Announces Service Availability in 10 New States

Sirius Satellite Radio service is available starting today in 10 additional states, bringing the total number of states to 28

May 14, 2002 - Industry News

TransCore To Offer ProMiles

TransCore will provide a version of ProMiles mileage and routing services throughout its product suite

May 14, 2002 - Industry News

ALK, Qualcomm Offer Combined Security Solution

ALK Technologies and Qualcomm have joined forces to expand their offerings amidst a growing concern for the safety and security of commercial vehicles, drivers and their cargo

May 14, 2002 - Industry News

Teamsters To Vote On Strike Authorization

As it continues negotiations with UPS, the Teamsters union will hold a national strike authorization vote this weekend

May 14, 2002 - Industry News

EPA Investigating Pre-Buy Allegations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reportedly investigating allegations that truck engine makers have been encouraging customers to “pre-buy” engines before stricter emissions regulations kick in October 1

May 14, 2002 - Industry News

Retail Sales Perform Well In April

Retail sales posted a strong gain in April

Tags: Economy

May 14, 2002 - Industry News

Wabash Reduces Losses

Wabash National Corp. reported a first quarter loss of $14.6 million, which was 18% lower than the $17.7 million loss posted in first quarter 2001

May 13, 2002 - Industry News

Toll Roads Approved In Colorado

In a last-minute deal, the Colorado Legislature approved a plan that will provide more money for highway construction and repairs, including possible toll roads

Tags: Highways

May 13, 2002 - Industry News

OmniTracs Adds Security Features

Qualcomm has added three new security enhancements to its OmniTracs mobile communications system

May 13, 2002 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Announces Anti-Terrorism Plan

Under a new “Anti-Terrorism Action Plan,” truck drivers will be trained to spot and report any suspicious activities that might have terrorism or national security implications

May 13, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Toughens Safety Requirements for New Motor Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has established new, stricter minimum requirements for U.S. and Canadian motor carriers applying for operating authority

May 13, 2002 - Industry News

PeopleNet Announces Automated Logs

PeopleNet Communications, Minneapolis, is developing an automated driver log program called eDriver Logs expected to launch later this year

May 12, 2002 - Industry News

Report: CDL Oversight Needs Work

Federal officials are not doing enough to make sure commercial driver's licenses don't get into the wrong hands. That's the conclusion of the inspector general's office at the U.S. Department of Transportation in a report released last week

May 12, 2002 - Industry News

Engineering Honors for N.J. Turnpike

From a 1950s Turnpike brochure.

The New Jersey Turnpike has been named a landmark. No kidding. The New Jersey Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers presented the Turnpike Authority a bronze plaque recognizing the Turnpike as a New Jersey historic civil engineering landmark. I wonder what took them so long

Tags: Highways

May 10, 2002 - Industry News

New Jersey Sues Truckers Over Fiery Bridge Crash

New Jersey has sued four trucking companies and three of their drivers, trying to recoup the $6 million it spend to rebuilt a 4-mile stretch of Interstate 80 after a fiery truck crash

May 10, 2002 - Industry News

Spokane County Sheriff’s Patrol Takes Aim At Trucks

A new sheriff’s patrol in Spokane County, Washington, will target overweight trucks on county roads

May 10, 2002 - Industry News

Transportation Law Firm Expands

The law firm of Scopelitis, Garvin, Light & Hanson plans to open a new office in San Francico

May 10, 2002 - Industry News

I-81 Truck Tolls A Mystery

The Virginia trucking industry wants to know just how much trucks will have to pay to use mandatory truck toll lanes that will be used to expand Interstate 81. But the state is balking

May 10, 2002 - Industry News

Mack Unveils Freedom Series Demo Program

With a new lineup of demonstrator vehicles, authorized Mack dealers have an opportunity to showcase memorable, patriotic sights of the United States, while also touting the merits of the new Mack Freedom Serie

May 10, 2002 - Industry News

International Dealers To Offer Intra Products

Intra Technologies, Tukwila, Wash., has reached agreement with International Truck and Engine Corporation to catalog and distribute Intra products to International dealers

May 10, 2002 - Industry News

Wholesale Prices Down, Freight Rates Up

Prices at the wholesale level appear under control as they fell 0.2% in April

Tags: Economy

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

Missouri House Passes Bill Raising Diesel Tax 3 Cents

The Missouri House passed a bill raising the state’s 17-cent diesel tax by 3 cents – half the amount proposed by the Senate

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

House Approves Nuclear Waste Site

Nuclear waste haulers are one step closer to being busier. The U.S. House of Representatives has approved Yucca Mountain in Nevada as the disposal site for the nation’s nuclear waste

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

Norcal Waste Systems Orders Autocar Xpeditors

San-Francisco-based Norcal Waste Systems, the nation's seventh largest waste hauling company, is taking delivery of several 2003 Autocar Xpeditor trucks

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

DPS Announces alphaPORTAL For Trucking Websites

DPS Software Systems, Pasadena, Calif., announced the release of alphaPORTAL, a full featured portal and web services application designed for motor carriers

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