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December 31, 2001 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Looks At I-81 Widening

Pennsylvania legislators are pushing to widen Interstate 81 from Nanticoke to Clarks Summit

Tags: Highways

December 31, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Museum To Open In Connecticut

The Golden Age of Trucking Museum is being built off Route 188 near Middlebury, Conn

December 31, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway Gets Into Next-Day Delivery

Roadway Corp., Akron, Ohio, is moving into the next-day delivery business, which it says is the fastest-growing segment of trucking - and also a profitable one

December 28, 2001 - Industry News

Durable Goods, Jobless And Consumer Confidence Reports Released

Orders for durable goods in the United States took a nosedive in November and the latest numbers on initial jobless claims climbed slightly, but consumers are feeling better about the economy

Tags: Economy

December 27, 2001 - Industry News

Kansas Governor Talks About Future ATA Role

In a recent interview with the Kansas City Star, Kansas Gov. Bill Graves talked about trucking and his future position as president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations

December 27, 2001 - Industry News

Kentucky Coal Assn.: Less Weight Won't Mean Fewer Accidents

Dropping Kentucky's 126,000-pound weight limit for coal trucks won't reduce the number of traffic fatalities, says the Kentucky Coal Assn

December 27, 2001 - Industry News

Watch Out For Safety Placards

Carriers are no longer allowed to display slogans on the flip style or any other style placard when the placards aren't being used for hazardous materials loads

December 27, 2001 - Industry News

Study: California Has Worst Roads

California's roads rank at the bottom of all 50 states in roadway quality and per capita dollars being spent to improve them, according to a new study from Transportation California

Tags: Highways

December 27, 2001 - Industry News

Satellite Radio Future Looking Better

The future for satellite radio is looking brighter, with more subscribers and increasing stock prices

December 26, 2001 - Industry News

FFE Sells Non-Freight Business

Frozen Food Express Industries, Dallas, has sold the trailer and refrigeration unit related assets of one of its subsidiaries, W&B Refrigeration Service Company

December 26, 2001 - Industry News

Plans Called Off For Fontana Truckstop

A plan for a mega truckstop in the busy trucking area of southwest San Bernardino County in southern California has been scrapped

December 26, 2001 - Industry News

Texas Dealer Buys Competitor

Texas-based Bruckner Truck Sales has added three locations

December 26, 2001 - Industry News

Computrex Shuts Down Operations

Computrex Inc., a freight auditing and payment service in Lexington, Ky., is shutting down operations. In the process, it has stiffed carriers about $25 million for freight charges paid by shippers but never forwarded to carriers

December 26, 2001 - Industry News

Perks & Pay

Before the economy turned sour, experienced drivers could switch carriers like frenzied shoppers racing from bargain to bargain. While "A list" drivers are still very much in demand, fleet managers say they've dropped job hoppers to the "B" categor

December 26, 2001 - Industry News

In Their Shoes: Dispatchers

At the heart of any trucking operation stands the dispatcher, disburser of the loads, charged with keeping the carrier's promise to deliver freight on time. The January issue of RoadStar gives truck drivers an up close and personal look at dispatchers

December 26, 2001 - Industry News

Chafee Introduces Underground Tank Bill

Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-R.I.) introduced a bill that would crack down on the safety of underground storage tanks

December 26, 2001 - Industry News

New Jersey Commission To Study State Rest Areas

A joint resolution passed by the New Jersey Assembly creates a commission to study state rest areas

Tags: Highways

December 23, 2001 - Industry News

Giant Holiday Rig Dazzling Flag On Wheels

The lights on the Giant Freedom Hauler are powered by three generators that supply a combined 20,000 watts of power.

A Peterbilt Model 379 and tanker-trailer with 40,000 red, white and blue lights is visiting Giant Travel Centers throughout the Southwest, giving miniature American flags and American flag lapel pins to the crowds that gather around it

December 23, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Announces New Management Structure

Freightliner LLC last week unveiled a new management structure as part of its turnaround efforts

December 23, 2001 - Industry News

Caterpillar Cutting Global Workforce

Caterpillar will cut more than 900 employees worldwide, it announced last week

December 23, 2001 - Industry News

AB Volvo, Navistar Drop Engine Plan

Volvo and Navistar have dropped a plan for Volvo to supply 12-liter engines to Navistar's International Truck and Engine Corp

December 23, 2001 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Intermodal Fleet To Get OmniExpress

JB Hunt Transport has decided to use Qualcomm's OmniExpress mobile communications system for its intermodal fleet

December 23, 2001 - Industry News

Economic News Generally Improved Despite Further GDP Slip

The latest economic news leading up to the Christmas holiday was generally pretty good, despite an overall reduction in the Gross Domestic Product

Tags: Economy

December 20, 2001 - Industry News

AutoZone Sells Truckpro

Auto parts retailer AutoZone has sold TruckPro, its heavy-duty truck parts subsidiary

December 20, 2001 - Industry News

Ruling Does Not require Quebec O/Os To Join Unions

The Commission des Transports du Quebec said a ruling earlier this month that allows union-affiliated associations to represent owner-operators on a key industry-government working group is being misrepresente

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