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January 31, 2001 - Industry News

Old Dominion Buys Carter & Sons Assets

Old Dominion Freight Line, a "super-regional" less-than-truckload carrier, has purchased equipment and service centers from Carter & Sons Freightways of Carrollton, Texas

Tags: Fleets

January 31, 2001 - Industry News

A Weaker Economy, But No Recession Expected

There has been talk that we will see the first economic recession in 10 years, but a soft landing and slow growth for about a year is more likely

Tags: Economy

January 31, 2001 - Industry News

San Francisco Proposes Daytime Truck Ban

San Francisco officials want to ban trucks 25 feet or longer from much of the downtown area between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays

Tags: Industry

January 31, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway Buys OmniExpress for 20 Terminals

San Diego-based Qualcomm announced that LTL carrier Roadway Express will deploy the OmniExpress mobile communications system at 20 of the company’s 388 terminals

Tags: Industry

January 30, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Parking: Perception vs. Reality

No question we're in a big-rig parking jam. Fleets and drivers see it as a shortage of spaces. NATSO says fleets just aren't planning ahead

Tags: Industry

January 30, 2001 - Industry News

International Signs Big Promotional Deal With NASCAR

International Truck and Engine Corp. has signed a four-year marketing agreement to become an official status sponsor of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR).

Tags: Industry

January 30, 2001 - Industry News

New EPA Head Expected to Review Emissions Rules

The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed former New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman as the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday.

January 30, 2001 - Industry News

Archibus Debuts Fleet Management

Boston-based software provider Archibus has introduced a product it calls Fleet Management, which helps fleets of all sizes track and manage mobile equipment

Tags: Industry

January 30, 2001 - Industry News

Lane Awareness System Nixed By 3M

3M has given up the commercialization of its Lane Awareness System for snow removal operations

Tags: Safety

January 30, 2001 - Industry News

Private Carriers Appoint President

The National Private Truck Council named Gary Frank Petty its new president and CEO

Tags: Industry

January 30, 2001 - Industry News

Celadon Offers Web Tracking in Mexico

Celadon Group, Indianapolis, announced customers can now track shipments in Mexico as well as the U.S. and Canada using the Cela-Trac system at Celadon’s web site

Tags: Industry

January 30, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Battle Snowstorm in South Dakota

Many truckers traveling through South Dakota are pulled over waiting for a winter storm to abate

Tags: Highways

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Mack Increases U.S. Market Share for Eighth Straight Year

Despite an overall drop in truck sales, Mack Trucks closed 2000 with a bigger piece of the market share pie for the eighth year in a row

Tags: Industry

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Mineta Names DOT Chief of Staff

New Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta has named John A. Flaherty as chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Texaco Expected to Drop Shell Joint Ventures

Texaco will likely be forced to spin off its stake in joint venture companies Motiva and Equilon in order to win antitrust approval of its merger with Chevron

Tags: Industry

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

North Texas Speed Limits to Drop

By May, nearly 1,000 miles of highway in North Texas will see speed limits drop by 5 mph

Tags: Highways

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Second Day of Prayer Scheduled

Bob Hataway with Trans Alive has announced a Second Annual Day of Prayer for Truckers during the Mid-America Trucking Show

Tags: Events

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

American Freightways Top Trucking Company on <I>Forbes&#39;</I> List

American Freightways, Harrison, Ark., has been named by Forbes Magazine as the highest-rated trucking company in its annual Platinum 400 list of the most outstanding industry leaders

Tags: Fleets

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

PacLease Opens Location in British Columbia

Paccar Leasing Co. has added a PacLease franchise location in Surrey, British Columbia

Tags: Industry

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Hino to Build Trucks in North America

Hino Motors, Japan's largest truck maker, plans to build commercial vehicles in North America perhaps as soon as 2004

Tags: Industry

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Merger to Create Largest Petroleum Hauler

Kenan Transport, Chapel Hill, N.C., is being sold to Ohio-based Advantage Management Group to create the largest petroleum trucking company in the country

Tags: Fleets

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Louisiana to Improve Dangerous Exit Ramp

Louisiana officials plan to make several safety improvements to a sharply curved interstate exit ramp north of Slidell

Tags: Highways

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Dart to Drop Fleetline Name

Dart Transit and Fleetline are dropping the Fleetline name and will use Dart Transit Co

Tags: Fleets

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Reaches Into New Markets

FedEx is busting out all over. In recent months, the Memphis-based carrier has had an identity makeover, joined forces with the U.S. Postal Service and pulled off a major public relations coup in the Tom Hanks film, "Cast Away."

Tags: Fleets

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Winter Storm Makes Roads Hazardous in Midwest, Plains

Trucks were banned from some snow- and ice-covered highways today in the Texas Panhandle as a winter storm swept across the central United States

Tags: Highways

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