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December 3, 2001 - Industry News

Western Star Offers Vocational Brochure

Western Star Trucks has developed a new brochure covering its entire vocational truck line

December 3, 2001 - Industry News

Bridgestone/Firestone Announces Big Reorganization

Bridgestone/Firestone announced a series of changes to its corporate structure effective the first of the month

December 3, 2001 - Industry News

Rush Names New COO

Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of Peterbilt heavy-duty truck dealerships in North America, announced that W.M. "Rusty" Rush, president, has been named chief operating officer

December 3, 2001 - Industry News

Ford Cuts Employee Benefits As Part Of Reorganization

‘Tis the season for corporate reorganizing. On Monday Ford Motor Company was one of many companies serving the trucking industry to announce they are making some big changes

December 3, 2001 - Industry News

U.S., Canada Sign Border Agreement

The U.S. and Canadian governments have agreed on a plan to strengthen security at the border while improving the flow of vital truck traffic

December 3, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Ban On Deaf Delivery Drivers Ruled Discriminatory

United Parcel Service lost another battle in its efforts to apply federal commercial driver standards to all its drivers, even those not covered by DOT rules

December 3, 2001 - Industry News

Dana Reorganizes

Dana Corp., Toledo, Ohio, announced organizational changes and more information on previously announced restructuring plans during an analyst conference last week

December 3, 2001 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services Receives CIO Web Business 50 Award

GE Capital Fleet Services has been named a winner of the prestigious CIO Web Business 50 Award from IDG's CIO magazine

December 3, 2001 - Industry News

May Trucking To Go Paperless with TripPak Online

May Trucking Company has opted for TMI's TripPak Online Enterprise software solution

December 3, 2001 - Industry News

Manufacturing Still Declining, But Not As Fast

Manufacturing activity in the United States is still in a decline, but at least the drop is not as fast

Tags: Economy

November 30, 2001 - Industry News

NY Governor Wants Faster Border Crossings

New York Gov. George Pataki wants to see smoother, faster truck crossings at the Canadian border. According to The Buffalo (N.Y.) News, during remarks at the Buffalo Club last week, Pataki said, "We believe there are major steps that can make border crossings freer and safer, and enhance security for both Canada and the U.S.

November 30, 2001 - Industry News

Malone And 3i Become CRST Flatbed

CRST subsidiaries Malone Freight Lines and 3i are getting a new name: CRST Flatbed

November 30, 2001 - Industry News

Carrier Transicold Unveils Revamped Home Page

Carrier Transicold's redesigned homepage has a new address on the World Wide Web: www.trucktrailer.carrier.com.

November 30, 2001 - Industry News

ABF Web Site Honored

ABF Freight System, Fort Smith, Ark., has again been named a Web Business 50 Award winner, placing www.abf.com among the best 50 of all web sites

November 30, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Looking To Renegotiate Fixed Buy-Back Deals

Freightliner is trying to renegotiate existing sales contracts that guarantee a vehicle's value at trade-in

November 30, 2001 - Industry News

Congress Rejects Proposal to Commercialize Rest Areas

A provision in the transportation appropriations bill that would have allowed California to experiment with public/private partnerships at rest areas has died

Tags: Highways

November 30, 2001 - Industry News

Layoffs At International

International Truck and Engine Corp., Chicago, will halt one of its two production lines at its Springfield, Ohio, plant for one week

November 30, 2001 - Industry News

Movers Support Mandatory Guidelines for Drug Testing

Steps must be taken to prevent the potential tampering of urine drug tests by truck drivers, the American Moving and Storage Association told the Department of Health and Human Services

November 30, 2001 - Industry News

FuelMAX Marketers Settle FTC Charges

The marketers of the Super FuelMAX fuel-line magnet, advertised as providing dramatic fuel-saving and emissions-reducing benefits for any auto or truck engine, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their claims were unsubstantiated

November 30, 2001 - Industry News

U.S. House Passes Mexican Truck Measure

Barely two days after Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill announced they had reached a compromise with the Bush administration over legislation affecting Mexican trucks, the U.S House has approved the measure

November 30, 2001 - Industry News

GDP Posts Bigger Drop Than First Thought

The latest word on the economy is that it’s shrinking faster than originally thought

Tags: Economy

November 29, 2001 - Industry News

States Respond To ATA Truck Parking

Contrary to popular belief, many states are concerned about a lack of truck parking, and are working to do something about it

November 29, 2001 - Industry News

Infrared Brake Inspections Proposed In New Jersey

A New Jersey bill calls for the use of technology that uses heat-sensitive infrared cameras to spot problems with brakes, tires and exhaust systems on trucks

November 29, 2001 - Industry News

When Employees Are Called To Military Service

With the recent callup of military reserves, the question of employers' legal obligations to those employees is a common one

November 29, 2001 - Industry News

Allied Holdings Sees Light At End Of Tunnel

It looks like a turnaround specialist heading up auto hauler Allied Holdings may be succeeding in pulling the company out of a four-year slump

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