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January 30, 2002 - Industry News

Simulator Training Hones Driver Skills

Opening across the country, new driver training centers use key technology to take qualified drivers’ skills to a higher level. Using highly sophisticated driving simulators plus computer-based learning, GE Capital’s new I-Sim division is opening initially

January 30, 2002 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt, USA Truck, USFreightways Release Financials

Trucking company giants J.B. Hunt, USA Truck and USF Freightways announced their fourth quarter and 2001 financial results on Wednesday

January 30, 2002 - Industry News

USA Truck Announces Promotions

USA Truck, Van Buren, Ark., announced the promotion of several key officers to new positions, effective Feb. 1

January 30, 2002 - Industry News

Oshkosh First Quarter Sales Up 28%, Income up 4%

Oshkosh Truck Corp. reported that first quarter net income increased 4.7 percent to $8.6 million, including the effects of accounting changes, on sales of $361 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2001

January 30, 2002 - Industry News

GDP Posts Fourth Quarter Increase

Updated 2 p.m. EST – It wasn’t much of an increase, but the economy did expand in the final quarter of 2001. This morning the U.S. Commerce Department released figures indicating the Gross Domestic Product grew 0.2% during the last three months of the year

Tags: Economy

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Survey: Many Companies Not Using Logistics Technology

Many private trucking companies continue to plan truck routing and loading manually, despite the wealth of logistics technology available

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Penske To Use Automated Customer Prospect System

Penske Truck Rental has deployed a pilot program using Revenio Dialog, an outbound dialog marketing solution

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Frost & Sullivan To Host Briefing On Component Market

Frost & Sullivan will host a 30-minute conference call on Monday, Feb. 4, on the latest in the heavy-duty truck component market

Tags: Events

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Trucker Prayer Day Scheduled

The Third Annual National Day of Prayer for Truckers will be conducted at the Mid America Trucking Show on March 21 at 9 a.m. in Room 101 of the South Wing of the Exposition Hall in Louisville, Ky

Tags: Events

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Teamsters, UPS Begin Talks Today

Representatives from the Teamsters Union and United Parcel Service are scheduled to officially begin talks today in Washington, D.C., over a new labor agreement covering the company’s 250,000 workers

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Oklahoma Trucking Assn. Head Resigns

George Tomek, executive director of the Oklahoma Trucking Association, has resigned

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Texas Governor Unveils Ambitious Transportation Plan

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Monday unveiled the "Trans Texas Corridor" plan, which would incorporate toll and non-toll roads, high-speed freight and commuter rail, utilities and telecommunications infrastructure - all in the same corridors

Tags: Highways

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA Says Fuel Taxes On Toll Roads Unconstitutional

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of the collection of fuel taxes on toll roads in New York state

Tags: Highways

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

National ID Card Possible For Transportation Workers

Truck drivers and other transportation workers could soon be carrying a national security identification card. A task force at the U.S. Department of Transportation is developing recommendations for a national security identification card for virtually all transportation workers

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence & Durable Goods Orders/Shipments Increase

Two good pieces of news about the American economy were released Tuesday: Consumer confidence and durable goods orders and shipments are on the increase

Tags: Economy

January 28, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress, CNF, Covenant & UPS Report Financials

Four of the country's largest trucking and transportation providers reported their latest financial results. U.S. Xpress, CNF, Covenant Transportation and United Parcel Service have announced their fourth quarter and year-end results

January 28, 2002 - Industry News

Power Service Revamps Web Site

Diesel additive maker Power Service Products has launched a totally revamped Web site for distributors, fuel marketers and other customers

January 28, 2002 - Industry News

Nexiq Gets $6 Million In Financing

Nexiq Technologies, Sterling Heights, Mich., has finalized an agreement with Sunrise Capital Partners, L.P. to provide Nexiq with up to $6 million in additional financing

January 28, 2002 - Industry News

Utah To Use Infrared, Ion Scanning Technology

The Utah Motor Carrier Division's Port of Entry Authority will use infrared and ion scanning technology to detect braking system problems, along with the presence of narcotics, chemical toxins and explosives

January 28, 2002 - Industry News

International Rolls Out Zero Percent Financing

International Truck and Engine Corporation and the American Transportation Corporation have rolled out a special financing plan for qualified customers

January 28, 2002 - Industry News

Mack Boosts Production Of Granite Series

At a time when most trucking companies have been cutting truck production in response to a slump in sales, Mack Trucks announced it is increasing production at its assembly facility in Macungie, Pa

January 28, 2002 - Industry News

Bandag 4th Quarter Profits Up

Bandag reported fourth quarter 2001 net earnings of $17.4 million, compared to $14.8 million for the fourth quarter 2000

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Announces Online Registration Updates

Motor carriers having a U.S. Department of Transportation number and their "biennial package" for updating their Motor Carrier Identification Report form (MCS-150) now can update it electronically

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

Bigger Split In Speed Limits Considered In Indiana

The Indiana House of Representatives is considering a bill to raise the speed limit for cars but not for trucks

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Releases Transportation Reauthorization Positions

The American Trucking Associations has released a 31-page document outlining issues it would like to see considered during the reauthorization of federal surface transportation legislation, covering everything from highway safety to labor issues to truck user fees

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