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October 10, 2001 - Industry News

Wholesale Inventories Down, Sales Up

The latest word is that wholesale inventories are down for the third consecutive month, and that could be good for trucking

Tags: Economy

October 10, 2001 - Industry News

No NOOTA, No More

The organization that helped put together last year’s trucker protests in Washington, D.C. is gone

October 9, 2001 - Industry News

GE Trucking Improves Web Site

GE Trucking has enhanced its web site, www.getrucking.com, which helps customers find equipment, financing and trucking-related services

October 9, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Imposing Weight Restrictions On Two I-84 Bridges

Starting today, Oct. 10, the Oregon Department of Transportation is imposing weight restrictions on two westbound bridges on Interstate 84 in Hood River and Multnomah counties

Tags: Highways

October 9, 2001 - Industry News

AMBEST Expands TripPak Express Services

AMBEST, the nation's largest network of independent truckstops, is expanding it offerings from Truckload Management Inc., (TMI) the parent company of TripPak Expres

October 9, 2001 - Industry News

Foreway Selects LeanLogistics

LeanLogistics, a web-enabled private transportation marketplace, announced Foreway Transportation has selected LeanLogistic

October 9, 2001 - Industry News

Spicer Driveshaft Makes Web Ordering Easier

Dana Corp.'s Spicer Driveshaft Group has introduced a new eFulfillment Center at its www.spicerdriveshaft.com website that simplifies and accelerates the ordering and delivery of sales and service literature, videos and other items

October 9, 2001 - Industry News

Owen Named Landstar Vice President

Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla., has named Dennis Patrick Owen to the position of Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary

October 9, 2001 - Industry News

Mack, UAW Reach Tentative Agreement

Mack Trucks and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative agreement on terms of a new Master Contrac

October 9, 2001 - Industry News

Logistics.com Launches Network Dashboard

Logistics.com, the web-based logistics and software company based in Burlington, Mass, has launched the OptiYield Network Dashboard, an easy-to-use, web-enabled interface to its OptiYield service

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

N.C. House Approves Toll Bill

The North Carolina House of Representatives approved a bill last week to create a North Carolina Turnpike Authority, but the Senate may not act on it until next spring

Tags: Highways

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

TMC Modifies Fall Meeting Schedule

The American Trucking Associations' Technology and Maintenance Council has changed the scheduling of its Fall Meeting next week in Jacksonville, Fla., because of problems in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks

Tags: Events

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Two Munitions Accidents Raise Eyebrows

Even as the New York Times and "PrimeTime Thursday" were reporting on shortfalls in security among the nation's munitions carriers late last week, two trucks hauling such loads were involved in highly publicized crashes

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Con-Way Supports Annual Drug Prevention Program

Con-Way Transportation Services, a subsidiary of CNF, along with its six U.S. operating companies, is heading back into the nation's public schools this week to participate in the national Red Ribbon drug abuse prevention campaign

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Fleet Management Institute Scheduled For January

The Institute for Truck Transportation Management will hold its annual Fleet Management Institute January 20-25, 2002, at the Omni Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas

Tags: Events

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Clapp Sworn In As Head of FMCSA

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta last week welcomed Joseph M. Clapp to the U.S. Department of Transportation as the first Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Bishop Ford Expressway (I-94) Reopened To Trucks

A truck detour is expected to be removed today from the Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94) bridge in the Chicago area

Tags: Highways

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

SmartStop Sells Prepaid Calling Card Business

SmartStop, Inc., a provider of telecommunication solutions to the trucking industry, has sold its prepaid calling card business unit to Transcommunications Inc

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Making Union Pay Cuts, Re-Negotiating Buyback Contracts

Although it has not officially announced a turnaround plan due to be made public this month, published reports indicate that Freightliner is already working on strategies to cut an estimated $1 billion expected loss this year

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Offers OOIDA Parts Discount

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. is offering its members discounts on parts for Freightliner, Western Star and Sterling trucks

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Truckstop Sets Blood Drive Record

Muralt's Travel Plaza, an AMBEST and Conoco truckstop in Missoula, Mont.. collected 531 units of blood last week, setting a new record as Montana's largest annual blood drive

October 5, 2001 - Industry News

TCA Audio Conference To Address Driver Turnover

The Truckload Carriers Assn.'s Truckload Academy is sponsoring an audio conference on "Keeping Driver Turnover Under 100 Percent" Wednesday, Oct. 10

October 5, 2001 - Industry News

Expect Congestion On I-94 In Chicago

The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning drivers to expect major congestion when a three-week construction project begins on the Edens Expressway (I-94) in the Chicago area

Tags: Highways

October 5, 2001 - Industry News

Tunnels Get Troopers In Virginia

Commercial vehicles will be inspected before being allowed to enter four bridge-tunnels in the Hampton Roads, Va., area

Tags: Highways

October 5, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Gets Contract To Develop Fuel Cell

Cummins Power Generation, a division of Cummins Inc., will get a $74.9 million development contract from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop an affordable, compact and virtually pollutant-free 10-kilowatt fuel cell module

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