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August 9, 2001 - Industry News

Connecticut Cracks Down On Speeders, Truck Violations

Every Wednesday this month, Connecticut officials are cracking down on I-95, which extends more than 100 miles in the state

August 9, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Cuts More Jobs

Freightliner has cut 123 jobs at its truck parts plant in Gastonia, N.C

August 9, 2001 - Industry News

USF Redesigns LTL Offerings

USFreightways introduced the first two components in its newly designed portfolio of less-than-truckload service offerings

August 9, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Gets First Big Order For C8.3G Plus

Cummins Westport, a joint venture of Cummins and Westport Innovations, announced its first major order for C8.3G Plus natural gas engines in a truck application

August 9, 2001 - Industry News

Avoid I-40 In Knoxville

Avoid the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 in Knoxville, Tenn., between Alcoa Highway and Interstate 640 next week

Tags: Highways

August 9, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Reaffirms Pre-Employment Drug/Alcohol Inquiry Rule

All transportation employers, including maritime companies, will have to obtain drug and alcohol test histories for new employees in safety-sensitive functions, says the U.S. Department of Transportation

August 8, 2001 - Industry News

RSPA Wants Haz-Waste Manifest to Accompany Shipments

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration has proposed revisions to the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest rules that would make sure emergency personnel had the proper information, even when electronic manifests are used

August 8, 2001 - Industry News

DiGenova Appointed To Independent Review Board

Despite concerns from one government official that he might be biased, Joseph DiGenova, the Teamster's appointee to the Independent Review Board, was approved yesterday

August 8, 2001 - Industry News

Federal Reserve, Commerce Department Offer Mixed News

The latest word on the American economy continues to be a good news, bad news situation. Wednesday two reports were released, one from the Federal Reserve and the other from the U.S Commerce Department

Tags: Economy

August 8, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon DOT Warns of Detours, Restrictions

The Oregon Department of Transportation has issued advisories of several detours and restrictions on state highways because of construction and other problems

Tags: Highways

August 8, 2001 - Industry News

Billy Bob's Texas Hosts Show-And-Shine

A new truck beauty show, "Billy Bob's Texas Truck Round-Up" will be held in the Fort Worth Stockyards at Billy Bob's Texas, billed as the world's largest country music nightclub, Sept. 28-30

Tags: Events

August 7, 2001 - Industry News

PTDI Gets New Manager

The Truckload Carriers Assn. has hired a new staff member to manage the Professional Truck Driver Institute, which offers a certification program for truck driver training schools

August 7, 2001 - Industry News

Peregrine Offers Web-Based Maintenance Software

Peregrine Systems, San Diego, whose FleetAnywhere software allows customers to manage and track maintenance for various size fleets, has announced a new offering -- FleetAnywhere Weblications

August 7, 2001 - Industry News

Blue Diamond Expected To Create Big Cost Savings

Officials with Ford and Navistar International had more details on their new Blue Diamond Truck Co. joint venture in a teleconference Tuesday. Both companies said economies of scale and the cost savings that come with it are the main reason for the deal, which calls for Ford to move its medium duty truck production in Mexico City to Navistar’s medium-duty truck plant in Escobedo, Mexico

August 7, 2001 - Industry News

Teamsters Face Battle For Review Board Pick

The Teamsters' choice for its representative on the Independent Review Board that oversees the union, a pick the union believes could help it win its freedom from the board, is facing opposition from the federal government

August 7, 2001 - Industry News

TradeOut Sold

TradeOut, an Internet marketplace for merchandise and equipment, is now part of DoveBid, a global leader in Webcast industrial auctions, valuation services, and other capital asset disposition services

August 7, 2001 - Industry News

EDispatch, AirIQ Plan Merger

EDispatch.com Wireless Data Inc. will merge with AirIQ Inc., a wireless application service provider specializing in mobile asset management solutions

August 7, 2001 - Industry News

Maddocks To Release Latest Version Of TruckMate For Windows

Maddocks Systems will release the newest version of TruckMate for Windows 5.0 next month

August 7, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Insurance Changes Identity, Extends Reach

The insurance division of the Volvo Group has unveiled a new name and approach to providing insurance, extending Volvo's capabilities originally developed for the trucking industry to all segments of transportation

August 7, 2001 - Industry News

Brake Safety Targeted In Inspection Blitz

Truck and bus safety enforcement agencies throughout the United States and Canada will conduct 16 hours of brake safety roadside inspections Sept. 5 as part of Operation Air Brake

August 7, 2001 - Industry News

CF 3PL Subsidiary Expands in Mexico

Full-service contract logistics provider Redwood Systems, a subsidiary of Consolidated Freightways, has opened a major distribution and inventory management center near Mexico City

August 7, 2001 - Industry News

Allied Holdings Looks To Sell Axis Group

Allied Holdings, Decatur, Ga., has engaged Bear, Stearns & Co. to explore the potential divestiture of its Axis Group subsidiary

August 7, 2001 - Industry News

Staples Uses OptiBid

Logistics.com announced that office supply chain Staples is using its OptiBid Network to procure part of its annual truckload transportation requirements

August 7, 2001 - Industry News

Ford, Navistar Create Blue Diamond Truck Co.

Ford Motor and Navistar International today finalized plans to form a joint venture to build medium commercial trucks. The joint venture, named Blue Diamond Truck Company LLC, will initially produce Class 6 and 7 medium commercial trucks that will be marketed independently under the Ford brand and Navistar's International brand

August 6, 2001 - Industry News

Caltrans Plans Traffic Website

The California Department of Transportation is planning a comprehensive web site to give drivers information on delays caused by construction and traffic accidents

Tags: Highways

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