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February 13, 2001 - Industry News

Oak Grove 70 Truckstop Becomes Petro

The Oak Grove 70 truckstop in Missouri will soon be a Petro location.

Iowa 80 Group has signed a franchise agreement for its Oak Grove 70 Truckstop to become a Petro Stopping Center

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

AmeriQuest Buys FleetXchange.com

AmeriQuest of Cherry Hill, N.J., a provider of transportation and logistics services and a membership-based buying co-op, has purchased FleetXchange.com

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

MTMC Reviewing Automation Systems

The Military Traffic Management Command is reviewing its automation transportation systems to determine if they can be replaced with existing commercial software

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow Freight System Lays Off 160

Yellow Freight System, the largest operating subsidiary of Yellow Corp., has laid off approximately 160 salaried staff members

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

Bendix to Distribute Spectra Brake Safe

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems will exclusively distribute a visual brake stroke indicator and diagnostic system made by Toronto-based Spectra Inc.

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

Jevic Expands Coverage in Canada

New Jersey-based Jevic is now adding service to the Central and Eastern Canadian Provinces from all of its regional facilities

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

New Penn Introduces Guaranteed Morning Delivery

New Penn Motor Express, Lebanon, Pa., is offering a new Guaranteed AM Delivery service

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Profits Slide As Business Increases

Business is up at many of the nation's trucking companies, but profits are falling at a faster rate

Tags: Economy

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

Hose Makers Choose Transportation.com

Transportation.com, the Internet transportation management company, announced a partnership with a program of The Hosiery Association, a trade association representing U.S. hosiery manufacturers

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

SupplyLinks Signs Up Members

San Francisco-based SupplyLinks, a web-based transportation and logistics management company, announced that seven major transportation providers have joined the SupplyLinks Global Logistics Network

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Sales Drop, But There's A Pulse

Truck demand is expected to begin increasing slowly by the end of winter.

Retail truck sales continued their fall last month, but prospects of a recovery are brightening. January Class 6-8 sales of 22,705 units were the lowest January in four years. January is a seasonally weak month for truck sales.

Tags: Economy

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Emergency Repairs Needed on Oregon Highway

A 36-inch culvert beneath Oregon Highway 42 South 13 miles west of Bandon requires emergency repairs

Tags: Highways

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Avoid New Tolls on Oklahoma Turnpike

Oklahoma hiked truck tolls on its turnpikes by about 30 percent last month, and many truckers are finding other ways to get where they're going

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

CarrierPoint Introduces Interface Software

Atlanta-based CarrierPoint, the Internet transportation market, has introduced a software product called the Open Marketplace Services InterfaceSM toolkit

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins to Supply Paccar Engines

Paccar has entered into a long-term supply agreement with Cummins, covering the heavy-duty ISX, Signature, N14, ISM and ISL engine models. In a separate agreement, Cummins became the supplier to Paccar's European DAF subsidiary for medium-duty engines

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Tennessee Resolution Urges Look at Banning Retreads

A Tennessee state senator has commercial truck retreads in his gunsights

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor To Appeal Patent Infringement Suit

ArvinMeritor plans to appeal Friday's decision against it in the patent infringement suit brought by Eaton against ArvinMeritor on the Engine Synchro Shift transmission system

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Dealer Council Members

Kenworth Truck Co. has named its Dealer Council members for 2001

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Announces Formation of FedEx Freight

Shareholders of American Freightways Friday approved its merger with a subsidiary of FedEx, and FedEx officially announced the creation of FedEx Freight

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

EU to Phase Out Tax Breaks

The tax breaks won by European truckers last year through strikes and blockades will be short-lived

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

TripPak Online Catches On

Truckload carriers are saying goodbye – and good riddance -- to some familiar paper documents

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Now This Is A Truck Deal

Discount pricing, money-off coupons, limited-time offers, manufacturer rebates, factory concessions, special financing and even no financing. These are pretty much commonplace with almost everything being sold these days, even heavy-duty trucks - both new and used.

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

American Freightways Offers Customer Software on CD

FedEx-owned American Freightways, the LTL carrier based in Harrison, Ark., now offers American Shipper Desktop, a free product to help its web-challenged customers

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

ASCAR Adopts New Programming Language

ASCAR Business Systems of Glendale, Calif., makers of trucking and courier operations software, has announced adoption of a new browser-based programming language for its products

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Ford, Navistar to Build Medium-Duty Trucks Together

Ford Motor Co. and Navistar International announced today that they intend to form a joint venture to build medium-duty commercial trucks. The 50/50 joint venture will use a common chassis - the same as International's new High Performance truck

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