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June 18, 2002 - Industry News

Trucks Prepare To Race Up Pikes Peak

Two veterans of and one newcomer to the annual “Race to the Clouds” will try to pilot their Class 8 race rigs in the fastest time during the 80th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Saturday, June 29. The semi-trucks are one of the most popular classes among spectators who attend the race. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is on a 12.42-mile racecourse with its 156 turns

Tags: Events

June 18, 2002 - Industry News

Interactive Voice Response Frees Up Dispatchers

iMessaging Systems says its iVoice is the ideal interactive voice response solution for the logistics industry

June 18, 2002 - Industry News

CAT Scale To Release Fifth Series of Super Trucks Cards

CAT Scale Co. will release its fifth series of Super Trucks Limited Edition collector cards at CAT Scale locations this October

June 18, 2002 - Industry News

Texas Truckers Unveil State-of-the-Art Simulator

The Texas Motor Transportation Association this week unveiled a state-of-the-art, one-of-a-kind Driver Simulator and Mobile Classroom as part of its Sharing the Road Safely -- Texas Style program

June 18, 2002 - Industry News

TIP Consolidates Two Atlanta Branches

Transport International Pool has combined two of its Atlanta locations into a larger, better equipped site

June 18, 2002 - Industry News

Walcott Truckers Jamboree To Be Held July 11-12

The 2002 Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held Thursday and Friday, July 12-13, at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, Walcott, Iowa

Tags: Events

June 18, 2002 - Industry News

Averitt Express Expands Arkansas Service

Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., is now providing direct less-than-truckload service to all zip code points in Arkansas

June 18, 2002 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Awarded Volvo Axle Contract

ArvinMeritor will be supplying Meritor rear drive axles for Volvo and Mack trucks, replacing Dana

June 18, 2002 - Industry News

Home Building Explodes, Inflation Under Control

Trucking companies that haul building materials have encouraging news

Tags: Economy

June 17, 2002 - Industry News

Ohio Turnpike Renumbering Exits

The Ohio Turnpike Commission will re-number its interchanges to reflect mileage

Tags: Highways

June 17, 2002 - Industry News

Qualcomm, Savi Team Up For Container Security

Savi Technology and Qualcomm announced a strategic product initiative to integrate the companies' tracking, management and security products into a comprehensive hardware/software solution for in-transit visibility and security of transportation containers

June 17, 2002 - Industry News

MobileGates Releases TrafficMobile for Dispatchers

MobileGates, La Palma, Calif., announced the TrafficMobile Dispatcher

June 17, 2002 - Industry News

Great Rigs Sold to The Waggoners

ADESA Corp. has sold substantially all of the assets of its transportation subsidiary, Great Rigs Inc., to The Waggoners Trucking, based in Billings, Mont

June 17, 2002 - Industry News

Border Truck Crossings Drop

Truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico fell by 4.2 percent from 2000 to 2001, the first annual decline since the North American Free Trade Agreement took effect in 1994

June 17, 2002 - Industry News

Chevron Launches New Diesel Alternative At LA Port

Chevron announced the launch of Proformix fuel, a lower-emissions fuel for diesel engines that will be used by fleet vehicles in and around the port terminals of Los Angeles and Long Beach

June 17, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Awards $92.3 Million For Port Security

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta announced the award of $92.3 million in grants to 51 intermodal ports to enhance security

Tags: Intermodal

June 17, 2002 - Industry News

GAO Report: Interstate Highway Capacity Needed

A new U.S. General Accounting Office report on the current state of the Interstate Highway System found that the overall physical condition of the system has improved over the last decade, but that growing capacity needs are not being met

Tags: Highways

June 17, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA Files Two More Leasing Lawsuits

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. has filed two new lawsuits against motor carriers for alleged violations of the federal leasing regulations

June 14, 2002 - Industry News

Moving A Mountain -- Or Close To It

What do you do when you find a great deal on a grain elevator but it's located some 25 miles from your farm? If you are farmer Rob Keyser in Markinch, Saskatchewan, you call in Minty's Moving of Onanole, Manitoba, to move the 95-foot-tall, 800,000-pound wooden structure. The 57-year-old company specializes in really big moves, but the grain storage elevator was the biggest move to date for Minty's, according to owner Harold Minty

June 14, 2002 - Industry News

Michelin X-One Helps Save Fuel On Hybrid Tractor

Michelin X-One XDA wide single tires are helping to save fuel for a class 8 tractor with a diesel reformer/fuel cell/ hybrid electric drivetrain

June 14, 2002 - Industry News

Iowa80.com Offers New Catalog

Iowa80.com will release a new catalog of trucking accessories at the end of June

June 14, 2002 - Industry News

Old Dominion Freight Line Rolling Out Aether Service

Old Dominion Freight Line has completed a successful trial of Aether wireless service and has begun a rollout to its fleet of 1,700 trucks

June 14, 2002 - Industry News

Qualcomm Demonstrates Security Technology

Qualcomm recently demonstrated security features of its OmniTracs satellite-based mobile communications and tracking system at a Washington, D.C. event attended by congressional leaders and Department of Transportation representatives

June 14, 2002 - Industry News

Oklahoma Posts New Truck Detour Route

Oklahoma officials have changed the eastbound truck detour around the I-40 bridge that collapsed last month after being hit by an out-of-control barge

Tags: Highways

June 14, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA: Yellow Plan About LCVs, Not Safety

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. last week accused Yellow Corp. of being more interested in longer, heavier trucks than in safety with its recent announcement of a push for 65-mph speed limits for trucks

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