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March 23, 2001 - Industry News

Beauty Trucks Shine in Louisville

Crowds move among nearly 130 show trucks the opening day of the Mid-America Trucking Show. Photo by Bette Garber.

Nearly 130 trucks converged on Louisville, Ky., for the first Stars & Stripes championship and Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Show

Tags: Events

March 23, 2001 - Industry News

Hoover Dam Bypass Project Progressing

The Federal Highway Administration has signed a Record of Decision allowing the long-awaited Hoover Dam Bypass project to proceed

Tags: Highways

March 23, 2001 - Industry News

Fords Bridge Now Reopen

Load restrictions on the southbound side of Fords Bridge on Interstate 5, just north of Canyonville, Ore., have been lifted ahead of schedule

Tags: Highways

March 22, 2001 - Industry News

Jake Brake Celebrates 40th Birthday

Jacobs Vehicle Systems recently announced the 40th anniversary of the shipment of its first engine brake kit

March 22, 2001 - Industry News

Judge Upholds USPS-FedEx Agreement

FedEx drop boxes are appearing at post offices under a deal fought by Emery.

A U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge has upheld a $6 billion, no-bid contract between the U.S. Postal Service and FedEx Corp. challenged by Emery

March 22, 2001 - Industry News

Diesel Forum Releases Report

"Clean Diesel power is the technology of the future," states a white paper released this week by the Diesel Technology Foru

March 22, 2001 - Industry News

Imports and Exports Down at West Coast Ports

Truckers at West Coast ports were working less as containerized imports and exports fell in February

Tags: Intermodal

March 22, 2001 - Industry News

All-Girl Pit Crew at Stars & Stripes

Reporting from ground zero Wednesday night at the Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Show and Stars & Stripes National Championships in Louisville, Ky. Right now and on through the night, truckers are putting the finishing touches on their rig

Tags: Events

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Summit II: Trucking Will Grow, But First -- the Recession

Jeffrey Kauffman, Merrill Lynch

The trucking industry will expand to meet an enormous increase in demand over the next two decades. Internet-based technologies will provide new efficiencies, of course, but first we have a genuine recession to deal with

Tags: Economy

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Toll Roads on the Table in the Tarheel State

North Carolina is one of just a dozen states that does not have public or private toll roads, but a pair of bills proposed last week could end that to create revenue to build more highways

Tags: Highways

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Speed Traps Under Attack In Delaware

Small towns often line their coffers by aggressively enforcing local speed limits on state roads, but one of Delaware's top lawmakers wants speed traps stopped

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Missouri Truck Registration To Get Easier

Amid efforts to push a transportation package through the Missouri legislature, Gov. Bob Holden signed an order this week that will make truck registration easier

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Anaheim to Discourage Trucks From Imperial Highway

Officials in Anaheim, Calif., announced plans last week to discourage truck traffic on Imperial Highway by reducing the speed limit and posting signs telling truckers to stay away

Tags: Highways

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Arkansas Driver Training Center License Revoked

A truck driver training center in Little Rock, Ark., is appealing an order revoking its license to administer Commercial Driver's License exams

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Signs Ergonomics Repeal

President Bush signed into law Tuesday afternoon a repeal of new workplace safety regulations that the trucking industry and other business groups said would be far too costly

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Transport America Opens California Terminal

Minnesota-based Transport Corporation of America announced the opening of its new facility in Fontana, Calif

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

Rolling Blackouts Hit Container Terminals

California's rolling blackouts his the Port of Long Beach Monday, with power interrupted to at least three container terminals

Tags: Intermodal

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Cuts U.S. Interest Rates

The Fed has spoken. Tuesday, the Federal Reserve cut short-term interest rates for the third time this year

Tags: Economy

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Join In Asking EPA To Proceed With Diesel Cleanup

A diverse coalition of state and local clean-air regulators, industry, health and environmental organizations -- including trucking groups -- are urging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christine Todd Whitman to protect the EPA's diesel cleanup plan from delay tactics

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Lowers Sales, Profit Projections

Citing the softening U.S. economy and North American commercial vehicle market, ArvinMeritor lowered its sales and earnings estimates for its second fiscal quarter and announced it may cut some jobs

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

Soft North American Market Hurts Volvo Sales Worldwide

The continuing downturn in the North American market is largely to blame for a 7% drop in Volvo Global Trucks' sales through February

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

Wabash Cuts 500 Jobs

Wabash National says it will cut some 500 hourly and salaried positions as part of a cost reduction program to meet the widespread economic slowdown

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

SunPass Implementation Complete in Florida

Last week, the final phase of the SunPass replaced the ticket system on Florida's Turnpike

Tags: Highways

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

Webasto Pushes Auxiliary Heaters

A new global identity, a new web site and a factory installation option on Freightliner trucks may help Webasto get a bigger market for its auxiliary climate control systems

March 20, 2001 - Industry News

Trucker in Bourbonnais Train Wreck Well Over the Legal Driving Limit

The truck driver involved in the fatal collision with an Amtrak train in Bourbonnais, Ill., two years ago had logged 30 hours without a break, investigators said

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