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April 12, 2002 - Industry News

AAA Study Finds Unsafe Auto Driving

A draft study by the American Automobile Assn. Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that unsafe driver actions are much more likely to be recorded for car drivers than for truck drivers

April 12, 2002 - Industry News

Taking Command & Control

Since Sept. 11, 2001, trucking technologies first embraced for productivity gain are now being looked to for security

April 12, 2002 - Industry News

Extending Vehicle Life

Current economic conditions and concern about the unknown cost and durability of new low-emission EGR diesel engines are driving some fleets to keep their vehicles for several more years

April 12, 2002 - Industry News

Port Traffic Small Part Of Charleston Congestion

Trucks serving the intermodal ports near Charleston, S.C, account for only a small amount of the city's congestion, according to a new study

Tags: Intermodal

April 12, 2002 - Industry News

Venezia Recognizes Top Drivers

Venezia Transport Services, Limerick, Pa., has named 98 winners of the 2001 Emerald Club awards

April 12, 2002 - Industry News

Dealer of The Year Announced

Edward A. Kyrish, president of International Trucks of Houston in Houston, Texas, has been named 2002 Truck Dealer of the year by the American Truck Dealers and Heavy Duty Trucking.

April 12, 2002 - Industry News

Detroit-Windsor Tunnel To Close Briefly On Sunday

One of the busiest border crossing in North America is expected to come to a standstill this weekend

Tags: Highways

April 12, 2002 - Industry News

Retail Sales, Wholesale Prices Increase In March

Retail sales posted a slight increase in March, while wholesale prices took a sharp jump

Tags: Economy

April 11, 2002 - Industry News

Student Loan Problems Close Driver Training Schools

Problems at a single company that finances student loans for private truck driving schools sent shock waves through the truck driver training industry. Earlier this year, Wilmington, Del.-based Student Finance Corp. stopped accepting new applications for truck

April 11, 2002 - Industry News

Freightlist.com Offers Faster Pay To Carriers With Epay

Freightlist.com has introduced Epay, its web-based electronic payment system

April 11, 2002 - Industry News

TruckNet Redesigns Web Site

TruckNet recently redesigned its website, www.truck.net.

April 11, 2002 - Industry News

International Offers Xantrex Inverter/Chargers

Xantrex Heavy Duty Inverter/Chargers are now available as an option on International 9000i Series tractors

April 11, 2002 - Industry News

DFC Transportation Launches Aggressive Growth Plans

DFC Transportation Co., the former Dean Foods subsidiary, has launched a national expansion effort

April 11, 2002 - Industry News

Cargo Traffic Up At NY/NJ Port

The Port of New York and New Jersey set new records for cargo last year

Tags: Intermodal

April 11, 2002 - Industry News

New Intermodal Facility Planned Near Savannah

A new port facility proposed for South Carolina could mean more work for port truckers in the Savannah, Ga., area

Tags: Intermodal

April 11, 2002 - Industry News

Mitsubishi, Daimler To Supply Diesels To Each Other

As early as 2005, Japan's Mitsubishi Motors and Germany's DaimlerChrysler will supply each other with diesel truck engines

April 11, 2002 - Industry News

Truckers Miss Most Days From Work-Related Illness

Truck drivers experience the most work-related injuries and illnesses that force them to take time off from work

April 11, 2002 - Industry News

Prophesy Targets Small Fleets

Prophesy Transportation Solutions is expanding into serving small trucking companies with DispatchSelect, a trucking software management system designed and priced for small for-hire trucking fleets

April 11, 2002 - Industry News

Tax Break Suggested For I-81 Truck Tolls

Two state legislators said truckers might be entitled to a tax break if plans to use truck tolls to widen Interstate 81 in Virginia come to fruition

Tags: Highways

April 11, 2002 - Industry News

Tank Truck Group Urges Broader Background Checks

New background checks for hazmat licenses required by the Patriot Act are already causing problems in the hazmat driver pool, says the National Tank Truck Carriers

April 10, 2002 - Industry News

Maine Ties Fuel Tax To Inflation

The Maine legislature passed a bill that would link fuel tax increases to inflation

April 10, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA Class Action: Win One, Lose One

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. reports mixed results in its efforts to get truth-in-leasing lawsuits against motor carriers certified as class actions

April 10, 2002 - Industry News

Rebates For Spicer Box Tops

Dana Commercial Vehicle Service Parts is presenting a $2 rebate to anyone installing an eligible Spicer replacement brake kit through September 30

April 10, 2002 - Industry News

ProMiles Announces Major Update to Fuel Tax Software

ProMiles Software announced a major update to its ProMiles Fuel Tax

April 10, 2002 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Implements New Driver Compliance Services

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, Ark., is using new programs and services developed by Transplace for management of drug and alcohol testing and compliance-related medical billing services

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