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October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Greensboro to Ground Zero: A Journal

Editor’s Note: When he got home from delivering four dump trucks to New York City to help in the recover efforts, Volvo’s Randy Bolinger sat down and wrote a personal journal capturing his thoughts and impressions

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Posts Third Quarter Loss

The Volvo Group reported a third quarter operating loss, excluding restructuring costs, of SEK 212 million ($19.98 million), compared with an operating income of SEK 691 million for third quarter 2000

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

International Lays Off 400

International Truck and Engine Corp. is laying off 400 more people at a plant in Springfield, Ohio

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

CF, U.S. Xpress, Motor Cargo Announce 3rd Quarter Financials

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October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Wyoming Wants To Raise Fuel Tax To Fund Schools

A proposal is on the table in Wyoming to raise the state’s fuel tax by as much as 5 cents per gallon in order to comply with a state Supreme Court order to improve the state’s school buildings

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Overnite CEO Predicts No Recovery Until 2003

Leo Suggs

Look for more closures and mergers in the trucking industry, and don’t look for a recovery to begin until 2003. That’s the prediction of Overnite Transportation Chairman, President and CEO Leo Suggs

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October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Transplace Signs P&G

Transplace, the online logistics provider formed by six truckload carriers, has “hooked a biggie,” as Traffic World puts it: a load contract from Procter & Gamble valued by industry sources at $700 million

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Skinner Transfer Selects Aether MobileMax2

Aether Systems announced that Skinner Transfer Corp., a Wisconsin-based motor carrier, has selected Aether MobileMax2, Aether's wireless communications system, for its fleet of 150 trucks

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Free 'NTE e-Transportation Guide' Available To Logistics Managers

Logistics professionals, transportation managers and others who procure and manage transportation services now can get a free guide explaining online transportation services

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Van Wyk Chooses Maddocks TruckMate

Family-owned refrigerated fleet Van Wyk Inc., Sheldon, Iowa, recently selected TruckMate for Windows from Maddocks Systems.

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

PTDI Certifies Three More Training Schools

Three new schools have joined the ranks of schools offering Professional Truck Driver Institute-certified truck driver training courses

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

New Player in U.S. Satellite Trailer-Tracking/Messaging Market

Thrane & Thrane's new mini-C satellite antenna

British telecommunications company Inmarsat, will be looking for asset and trailer-tracking business in the U.S. after Washington approved communication over Inmarsat satellites earlier this month

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Allied Automotive Closing Terminals

Car-hauler Allied Automotive, Decatur, Ga., is closing three of its "non-performing and non-core terminals" in the U.S. and Canada

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Senators Propose Background Checks For Hazmat Drivers

Two U.S. senators last week introduced different bills that would require tougher background checks for truckers getting licenses to haul hazardous materials. Many are concerned in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks that terrorists could use hazardous materials trucks as weapons of mass destruction

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

California Trains Emergency Personnel For Tanker Crashes

The California Highway Patrol and the Western Propane Gas Association have completed the training of 1,700 emergency personnel to deal with tanker-trailer truck crashes

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Dana Merges Divisions

Dana Corp., Toledo, Ohio, is integrating its Spicer Heavy Systems Assembly Division into its Ride and Control Systems Division, headquartered at the Commercial Vehicle Technology Center in Kalamazoo, Mich

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics, Hellmann Worldwide Team Up

Schneider Logistics and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics USA are forming a strategic alliance

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Qualcomm Ships 400,000th OmniTracs

Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, announced it has shipped more than 400,000 OmniTracs mobile communications system units

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

GSA Chooses PC*Miler For Determining Freight Rates

The U.S. General Services Administration has chosen ALK's PC*Miler-based DTOD 15.1 as the standard for determining highway mileage for federal civilian agency freight and household goods shipments

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Tranzlink Upgrades Load-Matching Website

Online load matching provider Tranzlink, Weston, Fla, announced a new version of its Tranzlink electronic marketplace

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Vistar Datacom Providing Intermodal Tracking

Vistar Datacom, a provider of satellite-based communications services, announced the sale of 6,800 GlobalWave satellite communications terminals to Satellite Intermodal Express

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Florida Orders CDL Retests

More than 500 truckers have to re-take their commercial license test in Florida, and more re-tests are on the way

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Michigan Tightens Hazmat Approval Process

Companies applying to transport hazardous materials in Michigan will have to provide more information and go through tougher screening

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

XM Expands Rollout, Gets More Funding

As XM Satellite Radio, Washington, D.C., expands its rollout to offer service across the Southest, it also has reworked its funding

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Bandag Remains 'Solidly Profitable' In Third Quarter

Bandag announced consolidated net earnings of $14.6 million for the third quarter, an 18% decrease from third quarter 2000

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