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April 17, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Worker Settles Lawsuit

A United Parcel Service driver who was attacked by union members for working during the 1997 strike ha settled a lawsuit against the Teamsters

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Mexican Drivers Blockade Border

Mexican drivers last week blocked the Nogales, Ariz., commercial crossing for three days to protest heavy fines

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx/Post Office Deal to be Reviewed

After complaints from FedEx competitors, the Postal Service inspector general's office says it will look into a contract between FedEx and the Postal Service

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Fleet Financials Reflect Tough First Quarter

The first wave of first-quarter financial statements from truckload companies range from better than some were expecting to about what was expected, in light of the tough economic environment

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

RoadCheck 2001 Scheduled

The annual "RoadCheck" 72-hour inspection blitz is scheduled for June 5-7

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

NHTSA Announces Truck Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently published a list of recalls made in February

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Gets Grant for Preclearance Program

The Oregon Department of Transportation has received $775,000 in federal grants from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to buy 12,500 more transponders for Oregon's Green Light truck preclearance system

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Expediters Plan Expo

The first expo for the expedited freight industry is planned for August

Tags: Events

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Opens Columbus ExpressCenter

Expedited carrier FedEx Custom Critical has opened an ExpressCenter in Columbus, Ind

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Eaton First Quarter Better Than Expected

Eaton Corp. met its own performance expectations and exceeded consensus analyst estimates for first quarter 2001, despite tough operating conditions in several of its businesses

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Widow Sues Truckstop

The widow of a man killed at an Albuquerque truckstop is suing the truckstop and its security firm

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Toll Highway Proposed in Louisiana

Truckers would pay about $5.60 to drive a 35-mile stretch of Louisiana Interstate under a highway funding proposal

Tags: Highways

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Keeping an Eye on Inventories

Monday's business inventory report from the Census Bureau confirms that excess inventories continue to be absorbed. Inventories have to return to "normal" before production, imports and freight can recover to the level of current consumption

Tags: Economy

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Load Postings Looking Up

The analysts at load posting giant DAT Services are predicting that the number of loads available will pick up over the next few months, even going so far as to say we're at the bottom of the economic downturn

Tags: Economy

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

Mid-America Attendees Win Peterbilt PMs

Six attendees of the Mid-America Trucking Show went home with complimentary one-year TruckCare Preventive Maintenance programs from Peterbilt

Tags: Events

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

CF Exec Says 'Customer Economy' Crucial to Growth

Addressing the needs of an emerging "customer economy" is central to corporate growth, according to Marty Larson, vice president of E-Commerce and Marketing Technology at Consolidated Freightways

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

TCA Names Pat Quinn Chairman

Patrick Quinn, co-chairman of U.S. Xpress Enterprises of Chattanooga, Tenn., has been elected 2001-2002 chairman of the Truckload Carriers Assn

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

Renew Vehicle Registration by Phone in Florida

Vehicle owners in Florida can now renew their registration via telephone

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

West Coast Ports Look at High-Tech Solutions

Terminal operators at intermodal ports on the West Coast are looking at technology used in Europe to streamline gate operations

Tags: Intermodal

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

Averitt Express Opens New Facility In Austin

Averitt Express has opened a new service center in Austin, Texas

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

New Bills Would Postpone Final Hours Rule

Reform of truck driver hours of service rules is likely to take at least another year – and now two legislators have introduced bills that would push any changes even further into the future

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins-Westport Receives First Order for HPDI Natural Gas Engines

The recently announced joint venture between Cummins and Westport Innovations has received its first sales orders for its low-emissions, natural gas Cummins ISX engines with Westport's High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI) fuel system

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

Viking Freight Expands Service Center In Reno

With the growth of the Reno/Sparks, Nev., region as a distribution hub for the West, LTL carrier Viking Freight has expanded its local service center

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Posts First Quarter Loss

Cummins Inc. posted a $25 million loss on sales of $1.35 billion for the first quarter 2001

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

Palm-Sized DriveCam Accident Recording in Tests

DriveCam Video Systems of San Diego has announced a 12-month pilot program with four commercial fleets to evaluate the DriveCam video event data recorder

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