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March 16, 2001 - Industry News

Freight Volume To Grow As Inventories Decrease

Lower inventories are the key to a growth in freight volume later this year. In spite of headlines about layoffs, lower profits and plunging stock prices, there are very clear signs that the economy is now on the upswin

Tags: Economy

March 16, 2001 - Industry News

Higher Tolls Push Trucks Off Oklahoma Turnpike

Higher tolls on Oklahoma turnpikes resulted in less truck travel on the roads in February

Tags: Highways

March 16, 2001 - Industry News

W.V. Enforcement Bill Dies

A bill that would have allowed city police officers to enforce truck safety regulations in West Virginia has died in the state Senate

March 16, 2001 - Industry News

Future of Trucking To Be Addressed At Arizona Conference

Representatives and decision-makers from government, the heavy-duty vehicle industry, and energy companies are headed to Arizona to discuss the future of the heavy-duty vehicle industry

Tags: Events

March 16, 2001 - Industry News

2000 Big Year for Tires

Truck makers may be in a slump, but more tires than ever rolled off assembly lines and onto highways last year

Tags: Economy

March 16, 2001 - Industry News

LMRI Gets Funding Boost

Logistics Management Resources has received a commitment from Hutchinson Investments Limited for $20 million in additional financing

March 16, 2001 - Industry News

Construction Forces Trucks From Ohio’s I-70

Heavy trucks have been banned from Interstate 70 east of downtown Columbus, Ohio, while roadwork is being completed

Tags: Highways

March 16, 2001 - Industry News

Split Speed Bill Up In Ohio

An Ohio bill to eliminate the state's split speed limit may go to committee vote this week

March 16, 2001 - Industry News

Maine Wants Trucks Back On Interstates

Maine officials are urging Congress to change a law that bars trucks heavier than 80,000 pounds from some federal highways

Tags: Highways

March 15, 2001 - Industry News

Valvoline And Cummins Renew Alliance

Valvoline Company, Lexington, Ky., and Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind., recently signed another five-year sales and marketing alliance.

March 15, 2001 - Industry News

Bad Brakes Still Top Defect

Defective or poorly adjusted brakes continue to be the leading reason for removing trucks from North American highways, according to reports

March 15, 2001 - Industry News

Overnite to Appeal NLRB Ruling

Overnite Transportation will appeal a split decision by the National Labor Relations Board ordering the company to bargain with the Teamsters in four locations where the company has contested the results of two elections

March 15, 2001 - Industry News

OOIDA Petitions NHTSA to Investigate Volvo Defects

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a petition with the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, asking the DOT and NHTSA to investigate alleged defects in Volvo trucks reported to the association by its members

March 15, 2001 - Industry News

Ruston Pleads Guilty In Foreign Driver Scheme

A North Little Rock, Ark., man accused of scheming to recruit foreign truck drivers to work in the United States without proper visas pleaded guilty this week to visa fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering

March 15, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow Expands to Nashville and Charlotte

As part of an ongoing re-structuring of the Yellow North American transportation network, the company has expanded its Standard Ground Regional Advantage service to Nashville, Tenn., and Charlotte, N.C

March 15, 2001 - Industry News

Pilot Opens New California Center

Pilot Corp. has opened a new travel center in Lost Hills, Calif

March 15, 2001 - Industry News

Teamsters Employee Resigns After Cheating Union

A Teamsters employee has resigned after the discovery of unauthorized meal expenses

March 14, 2001 - Industry News

Minnesota Farmers Push For Biodiesel

Minnesota soybean growers are pushing for a mandate of the use of soybean oil in diesel engines

March 14, 2001 - Industry News

Stars & Stripes Winners Shine in Louisville

Stars & Stripes champions Asbury (top) and Knight (bottom)

There were happy tears, shouts of joy, hugs and handshakes in abundance Saturday as a standing-room-only crowd learned the winners of the Stars & Stripes Show Truck Series championship. Jerry Asbury's purple-blue 1999 Kenworth W900L took first place in the bobtail competition, while Marvin and Barb Knight's "Almost Paradise," a 1999 Kenworth with tropical and undersea murals on both tractor and trailer, took first place in combination. Each won $30,000 and the Truck-Lite Trophy

Tags: Events

March 14, 2001 - Industry News

Idaho Drops Proposals For Higher Truck Fees

Seven proposals to change Idaho's taxes and fees on trucks were withdrawn or killed in the State House Transportation Committee last week

March 14, 2001 - Industry News

NLRB Says Port Driver Wrongfully Terminated

The National Labor Relations Board is issuing a complaint against a port trucking fleet for violation of the National Labor Relations Act

March 14, 2001 - Industry News

Etrace: An All Internet Affair

It’s interesting that Gearworks Inc. is headquartered in Minneapolis. So is PeopleNet, the first company to bring the Internet to truck dispatching

March 14, 2001 - Industry News

Cooper Tire Pledges Help for Kids

As part of its support of the Children's Miracle Network, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has extended a pledge to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women in Orlando, Fla.

March 14, 2001 - Industry News

A Silver Lining in Trucking's Dark Cloud

This time last year many trucking companies had a yard full of idle trucks, not because they didn’t have ample freight, but because they couldn’t find enough drivers. Today, those trucks are back on the road

March 14, 2001 - Industry News

Tennessee Truck Safety Program Gets Federal Attention

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent its top officials to Tennessee this week to learn more about how that state safety program is successfully cutting truck-related fatalities.

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