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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Men Rule In Dangerous Driving

Although anecdotal evidence may suggest that women have caught up with, or possibly surpassed, men where dangerous driving is concerned, a new study makes it clear that, when it comes to behaving dumbly on the road,

March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Connecticut Study Affirms Truck Parking Shortage

A study released earlier this month by the Connecticut Department of Transportation says the state needs almost 1,200 more spaces to accommodate commercial truck traffic

Tags: Highways

March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Software Helps With HazMat Shipments

RegScan Inc., of Williamsport, Pa., offers new software that helps truckers avoid hazardous materials violations

March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Nexterna Launches Vehicle Tracking Software

Nexterna, Inc. of Omaha, Neb., has released OptiTrac 3.0 location tracking software incorporating street address detail

March 13, 2001 - Industry News

EPA Calls For Further Testing of New Fuel

Trucking companies anxious to get their hands on an innovative new diesel and water blend alternative fuel may have to wait until standard tests are done by the Environmental Protection Agency

March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Kentucky Underride Guard Bill Dies

The Kentucky Senate adjourned early last week, effectively killed a House bill aimed at forcing big trucks off the road if they are not equipped with rear underride guards

March 13, 2001 - Industry News

New Mexico Moves to Lower Truck Speed Limit

The New Mexico Senate passed a bill last week that would lower the speed limit for heavy vehicles on that state’s highways

Tags: Highways

March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Dealers Focus More On Customer Satisfaction

Selling trucks has always been a relationship-oriented, “touchy, feely thing.” But dealers are placing an increased emphasis on measurin

March 12, 2001 - Industry News

Moving To Rail Won't Clean Air, Study Says

A new study published last month shows that groups calling for increased use of rail as a way to protect the environment are off track

March 12, 2001 - Industry News

Conference to Address Safety and Loss Issues

The Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council of the American Trucking Associations will hold its 2001 Security Forum at the Adams Mark Hotel, Memphis, Tenn., June 4-5

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March 12, 2001 - Industry News

World's Largest Truck Convoy To Be Attempted

A Florida's sheriff's office is attempting to organize the world's largest truck convoy

Tags: Events

March 12, 2001 - Industry News

England renovates driver training center

Salt Lake City-based C.R. England recently opened its renovated Spartanburg Driver Training Cente

March 12, 2001 - Industry News

USFreightways suffers first-quarter slump

First-quarter profits will be off the analysts’ mark, say officials at USFreightways Corp., which also announced Friday plans for significant job cuts

March 12, 2001 - Industry News

Profit Tools Introduces Residential Delivery Software

Trucking software developer Profit Tools, Inc., Newmarket, N.H., has released a new package of applications tailored for residential deliveries

March 12, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Makes Haldex Long-Stroke Brakes Standard

Freightliner has made Haldex's long-stroke brake chambers standard on its Century and Sterling models

March 12, 2001 - Industry News

Alabama Motor Express Opts for Netwise From IDSC

Truckload carrier Alabama Motor Express of Ashford, Ala., has selected decision support software products Netwise and Netwise 400 from Integrated Decision Support Corp.

March 12, 2001 - Industry News

Smithway Goes with TripPak Online

Smithway Motor Xpress Corp. of Fort Dodge, Iowa, has signed a multi-year agreement with TripPak Online, document management services

March 12, 2001 - Industry News

NTE Signs Up Covenant Transport

Internet transportation market maker NTE announced that Covenant Transport, Chattanooga, Tenn., has joined as an NTE carrier member

March 12, 2001 - Industry News

McLeod and OTS Offer Fuel Tax Reporting

McLeod Software, Birmingham, Ala., and Operating Tax Specialists Inc. (OTS), of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, have created a fuel-tax compliance system for paperless fuel tax reporting

March 11, 2001 - Industry News

Natural Gas Venture to Offer Diesel-Type Performance

Last week, Cummins and Canadian company Westport Innovations announced a joint venture to manufacture and market new-technology natural-gas engines based on Cummins diesels. In a webcast press conference Friday, company officials offered more details on the engines

March 10, 2001 - Industry News

Houston Experiment Could Lead to Permanent Lane Restrictions

Will Houston be the next to restrict heavy trucks to certain lanes

Tags: Highways

March 10, 2001 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler talks up Freightliner

Overhaul plans at Freightliner aren't straining DaimlerChrysler’s sagging bottom line, say company officials

March 10, 2001 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Prevails in ADA Suit over Prescription Drugs

Citing flawed logic, a district court judge ruled in favor of J.B. Hunt, Lowell, Ark., in an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsui

March 10, 2001 - Industry News

NC Wants Lower Truck Speed Limits

Will slowing down trucks improve the image of trucking? Charles Diehl, president of the North Carolina Trucking Association, thinks so

Tags: Highways

March 9, 2001 - Industry News

LandStar Opens Facility in Laredo

Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla., has opened its first multi-purpose trailer interchange facility in Laredo, Texas

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