October 5, 2001 - Industry News
Wednesday, Oct. 10, will be the first annual "Put the Brakes on Fatalities" Day
The Colorado Department of Transportation wants de-icer suppliers to come up with a less corrosive product.
The trucking industry has become increasingly concerned about the corrosive properties of the miracle de-icer magnesium chloride
October 4, 2001 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations is telling its motor carrier members that thousands of truck drivers who are in the armed forces reserves or members of the National Guard, could be called to active dut
Morgan Drive Away and Bennett Truck Transport found themselves in court recently as a result of a fierce battle to dominate the manufactured housing drive-away business in Georgia
Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall for nearly 600 Volvo VHD Class 8 2000 and 2001 model year trucks
Flying J next year plans to build a new travel plaza at the intersection of Interstate 270 and Illinois Route 111 outside of St. Louis
Orders for goods from U.S. factories are holding steady, with the news taking analysts by surprise while shipments continued their decline
October 3, 2001 - Industry News
Truckers traveling near Louisiana State University's Tiger Stadium Saturday will have to find an alternate route due to increased security measures for its football game with Florida
The California Highway Patrol and the California Trucking Assn. kicked off a campaign this week targeting unsafe trucks in the Sacramento area
With U.S. 93 over Nevada's Hoover Dam still closed to all but local truck traffic, some officials are urging quick action on a planned bypass
Freightliner has bought 10 acres next to its Mount Holly, N.C., manufacturing plant, where it will build a new medium-duty truck line next year
Canadian National Railway and Union Pacific Railroad announced a new truck-competitive service for intermodal shipments moving between Central Canada, Michigan, Texas and Mexico City
The American Trucking Associations is asking state insurance commissioners for help in addressing skyrocketing insurance costs.
The trucking industry was facing skyrocketing insurance costs even before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. With the insurance industry facing billions of dollars in claims resulting from the collapse of the World Trade Center, there are concerns that costs will go even higher
Training Alternatives Inc. has unveiled www.transportpostings.com, a personnel search and employment website
October 2, 2001 - Industry News
Technology used on Apache helicopters during the Gulf War is now being tested in Arkansas to seek out dangerous truck brakes
Security at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach may come under closer scrutiny following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11
Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., has introduced TruckRail Express, a new intermodal service combining truck-level transit -- between 500 and 600 miles per day -- with intermodal-level savings
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced grants to states, territories and Native American tribes totaling almost $12.8 million for planning and training to improve response to hazardous materials transportation incidents
The Federal Reserve has cut interest rates for the ninth time this year. Tuesday the Fed decided to lower its target for the federal funds rate by 50 basis points to 2.5 percent
According to British bacon maker Danepak, over 560 million bacon butties are eaten every year. According to the company’s web site, 37% of people say that a bacon butty helps improve their mood.
Apparently a good number of those bacon butties (bacon sandwiches) are eaten by British truckers. And now the European Union is thinking about trying to change truckers’ habits in order to improve their health and safety
October 1, 2001 - Industry News
Contract Freighters, Joplin, Mo., is offering drivers who stay with the company longer more pay
Quick Fuel Fleet Services, a joint venture between ExxonMobil and Jacobus Energy, opened its first automated commercial fleet fueling station in the Miami area
Federal-Mogul Corp., Southfield, Mich., has filed for financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the U.S. bankruptcy code, "to separate its asbestos liabilities from its true operating potential.
The American Trucking Associations is chalking up a victory in its effort to get more roadside truck parking
As Freightliner gets ready to announce restructuring plans later this month, it is already cutting costs with a companywide rollback on pay and benefits of nonunion workers
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