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December 20, 2001 - Industry News

California Gets Funding For Truck Safety Crackdown

Beginning Jan. 1, the California Highway Patrol will launch an 18-month, $1.2 million enforcement and public awareness campaign targeting commercial truck driver

December 20, 2001 - Industry News

USF Bestway Relocates In Dallas

Less-than-truckload carrier USF Bestway has relocated to a larger, more strategically positioned site in Dallas in response to market demand

December 20, 2001 - Industry News

Prime Upgrades Fleet, Give Reward For Recruiting

Prime Inc. has announced it is upgrading its fleet and has given the use of a new truck to one of their driver contractors

December 20, 2001 - Industry News

Con-Way Cutting Out Fuel Surcharge

Con-Way Transportation Services has announced effective December 24, its fuel surcharge will go to zero

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

International Warns Of More Possible Layoffs

If sales of new trucks don’t improve soon, International Truck & Engine is warning there could be further layoffs at the company

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Reports Higher Earnings & Business

FedEx Wednesday reported quarterly net income of $245 million, up 26% from last year's $194 million

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

Boyd Brothers To Write Off Equipment

Alabama-based Boyd Bros. Transportation is writing off the value of about 50 tractors and other equipment at its WTI Transport division

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

G&D Transportation Selects TruckMate Software

Maddocks Systems has added G&D Transportation to its client base with G&D's selection of TruckMate for Windows software

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo, Great Dane Aiding Research For Trailer Aerodynamics Packages

Volvo Trucks North America received a contract from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to conduct full-scale over-the-road evaluations of a new technology designed to enhance trailer aerodynamics

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

PuraDYN Filters Offered Through Mack Dealers

PuraDYN Filter Technologies, Boynton Beach, Fla., announced a joint venture with Mack Trucks to offer puraDYN's proprietary by-pass oil filtration systems as an aftermarket option through participating Mack truck dealers in the United States

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

Winn-Dixie Tries to Shut Down Protest Web Site

Winn-Dixie Stores is trying to shut down a web site protesting the company's actions in firing a truck driver who cross-dressed off-duty, says the American Civil Liberties Union

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

Fatal Crash Statistics Good News

New federal statistics for 2000 show a continuing reduction in the large truck fatal crash rate

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

Axiom Navigation Introduces Low-Cost GPS Device

Axiom Navigation, a California-based GPS/wireless provider, is offering a low-cost data logging device for small fleets

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

Transportation Spending Bill Contains Additional Money For Highways & Trucks

The fiscal year 2002 transportation spending bill signed by President Bush Tuesday provides a boost in total spending, including more money for truck safety, as well as addressing the issues of Mexican trucks in the United States and hours of service exemptions

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Signs Transportation Bill As Mexican Carriers File Suit Over NAFTA

President Bush has signed the nation’s transportation spending bill for the current fiscal year, the same day Mexican trucking companies filed a lawsuit over delays about being granted further access to markets in the United States

December 18, 2001 - Industry News

Trism Files For Bankruptcy Protection Again, President Stepping Down

The Georgia-based trucking company Trism has filed for bankruptcy protection and is getting a new leader

December 18, 2001 - Industry News

National Carriers Increases Entry Lease

National Carriers, Liberal, Kan., recently increased the amount of its entry lease for owner operators

December 18, 2001 - Industry News

Dot Transportation To Install IDSC Software

Dot Transportation, the transportation arm of the nation's leading food redistributor, has signed a contract to use Expert Fuel sofware from Integrated Decision Support Corp. of Richardson, Texas

December 18, 2001 - Industry News

Swift Teams With Railroad For Perishable Shipments

Swift Transportation and the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway announced they will offer seamless transportation services for perishable commodities

Tags: Intermodal

December 18, 2001 - Industry News

Trailmobile Canada Picks Up Production Slack For Bankrupt Affiliate

Ontario-based Trailmobile Canada Ltd. said it will fulfill orders placed with its bankrupt U.S. affiliate, Trailmobile Trailer LLC, bumping production at its Mississauga, Ont., plant by 20 percent

December 18, 2001 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Hit By Insurance Costs

U.S. trucking companies aren't the only ones being socked by skyrocketing insurance costs. The Canadian Trucking Alliance reports that motor carriers across Canada are being hit hard, as well, and warned shippers to expect to hear from their carriers soon

December 18, 2001 - Industry News

Stark's Predicts Truck Sales To Hit Bottom In First Quarter

Heavy commercial truck manufacture in the United States, Canada and Mexico will yield a new bottom in the current business cycle during the first quarter of 2002, predicts Stark's Truck & Off-Highway Ledger

Tags: Economy

December 17, 2001 - Industry News

GlobalWave To Be Distributed In Guatemala

Vistar Datacom, a satellite tracking and communications provider, will distribute its GlobalWave terminal in Guatemala

December 17, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Ground to Lower Fuel Surcharge

FedEx Ground announced that it will lower its current 1.25 percent fuel surcharge to 0.75 percent effective Jan. 7, 2002

December 17, 2001 - Industry News

Western Star Launches New Web Site

Western Star Trucks has launched a completely new Internet Web site, www.westernstartrucks.com.

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