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January 19, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Responds To NHTSA Investigation

Volvo Trucks says it welcomes an investigation by federal safety officials over alleged safety defects of its trucks. On Friday the company released a statement in response to an investigation begun by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administratio

January 18, 2002 - Industry News

Trucks Banned From New Jersey Tunnel

A new Route 29 tunnel scheduled to open next month in Trenton, N.J., will not be an option for trucks

Tags: Highways

January 18, 2002 - Industry News

California Governor Wants To Up Truck Inspections

California Gov. Gray Davis' proposed budget calls for adding 150 more California Highway Patrol officers to truck inspection stations around the state, making them all permanently round-the-clock operations

January 18, 2002 - Industry News

WV Bill Would Allow Truck Weight Enforcers To Pack Guns

A bill under consideration in the West Virginia Senate would allow officers who enforce truck weight limits in the state to carry handguns

January 18, 2002 - Industry News

Seminar To Address Security, Driver Screening Issues

A seminar to be held in five cities during April, May and June will cover issues related to security and driver screening in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

January 18, 2002 - Industry News

ExxonMobil Launches On-Line Fleet Management Program

ExxonMobil Fleet Online is a new product that lets existing ExxonMobil Fleet accounts view transaction details, run queries, and perform account maintenance via the Internet

January 18, 2002 - Industry News

I-24 Work Ahead Of Schedule In Nashville

Additional lanes are new open in both directions on I-24 in the Nashville area, months ahead of schedule

Tags: Highways

January 18, 2002 - Industry News

P.A.M. Buying New Jersey Company

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Tontitown, Ark., plans to acquire East Coast Transport of Paulsboro, N.J

January 17, 2002 - Industry News

Teamster Port Organizer Charged With Embezzlement

A Teamsters union leader who is also director of the union's port driver organizing efforts has been charged with embezzlement

January 17, 2002 - Industry News

NHTSA Opens Investigations Into Alleged Volvo Problems

Updated 4:30p.m., Eastern--The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun an investigation of several reported defects in Volvo trucks. These investigations come in response to a petition submitted last year by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association alleging mechanical problems with more than 500 Volvo trucks

January 17, 2002 - Industry News

Texas Enforcing Radar Detector Regulations

The Texas Department of Public Safety is giving its License and Weight troopers devices that detect trucks that are illegally using radar detectors

January 17, 2002 - Industry News

Haldex Completes Purchases

The Haldex Group has finalized the acquisition of the Anchorlok air brake actuator and Neway suspension control valve businesses from the Holland Group of Holland, Mich

January 17, 2002 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Moves Most Bus Operations Out Of Freightliner

DaimlerChrysler is continuing with its reorganization, removing most of its bus making operations from under the Freightliner banner

January 17, 2002 - Industry News

Bush Meets With Teamsters About ANWR Energy Plan

President George W. Bush on Thursday addressed a meeting of union presidents at the Teamsters Washington, D.C., headquarters to show his support for a comprehensive energy package, including petroleum exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

January 17, 2002 - Industry News

Home Starts Down For December, Up For Year

Construction of new homes fell in December, but final numbers for 2001 posted a solid gain

Tags: Economy

January 17, 2002 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Reports First Quarter Profit

ArvinMeritor continues to be affected by the soft market for heavy trucks, but nevertheless posted a first-quarter profit higher than the year before

January 17, 2002 - Industry News

Ford Posts 2001 Loss

Ford Motor Co. reported a net loss of $5.45 billion 2001. Excluding previously announced unusual charges and other items, Ford lost $782 million, compared to net income of $3.47 billion in 2000

January 16, 2002 - Industry News

Knight Does Well In Tough Economy

Knight Transportation, Phoenix, Ariz., saw its fourth-quarter and 2001 revenues and income increase compared to the previous year

January 16, 2002 - Industry News

Trucker Suit Claims Localities Have No Jurisdiction

Four trucking companies have filed a class-action lawsuit against local governments in southeast Michigan, saying they have no authority to enforce local regulations against trucks

January 16, 2002 - Industry News

PTDI Certifies More Schools, Driver Finishing Programs

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has certified the truck driver training programs of three more schools, re-certified another eight, and certified two more companies' driver finishing programs

January 16, 2002 - Industry News

IRD To Sell Siemens System In North America

Saskatchewan's International Road Dynamics is teaming up with with Siemens VDO Automotive of Dearborn, Mich., to provide Siemens' VDO-FM fleet management on-board computers and related diagnostic software for the North American commercial vehicle marketplace

January 16, 2002 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Acquires 3PL

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Minneapolis, has bought third-party logistics provider Smith Terminal Transportation Services, which does business as FTS

January 16, 2002 - Industry News

NPTC, Idealease Bring Safety Seminars To Private Fleets

The National Private Truck Council and Idealease of North America have partnered to offer safety and compliance seminars to the transportation industry

January 16, 2002 - Industry News

Dangerous Portion Of Alabama's I-20 To See More Patrols

A dangerous portion of Alabama’s I-20 is about to get round-the-clock patrols in an effort to reduce traffic related injuries and deaths

Tags: Highways

January 16, 2002 - Industry News

2001 Industrial Production Worst Since '82

Industrial production in the United States fell for the fifth straight month in December, ending a year with the worst record since 1982

Tags: Economy

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