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February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Lawmakers Move To Restore Bush Highway Funding Cuts

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been quick to attack President Bush’s proposed budget for the 2003 fiscal year, vowing to restore funding for highway projects cut by the administration

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Viking & American Freightways To Become FedEx Freight

Two less-than-truckload company names will be disappearing and will be replaced by the familiar FedEx name

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Central Transport Raising Rates

Warren, Mich.-based trucking company Central Transport has announced a general rate increase effective Feb. 23

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Parry To Act As Pacer Van Division

Pacer Transport, the flatbed, van and specialized heavy-haul trucking unit of Pacer International, has announced an alliance with northeast regional van carrier Parry Trucking, based in Nicholson, Pa

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Landstar Reports Financials

The parent of several trucking companies, Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla., reported 2001 fourth quarter net income of $11.6 million

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

Iowa Considers Split Speed Limits

The Iowa House of Representatives is considering a bill that would raise the speed limit on interstate highways to 70 mph for cars but keep it at 65 mph for heavy trucks

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

Logistics.com Launches Optimanage 7

Logistics.com announced the launch of OptiManage 7, a Web-native, real-time transportation management system

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

Federal-Mogul To Sell Signal-Stat Business

Federal-Mogul Corp. has signed an agreement to sell its Signal-Stat Lighting Products division to Truck-Lite, a subsidiary of Penske Company LLC

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

Birmingham Truck Dealer Expands

Volvo & GMC Trucks of Birmingham (Ala.) has changed its name to Premier Truck Centers, following its acquisition of Muscle Shoals Mack Sales in Tuscumbia and Madison, Ala

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

Travel Plaza To Open In Charleston

A $10 million travel plaza that will be convenient for port truckers is being built in Charleston, S.C

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

Tire Retread Bureau Adds Message Board To Web Site

The Tire Retread Information Bureau has added a message board to its web site at www.retread.org,

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

No More Big Cuts for Freightliner

Although the U.S. truck market this year will likely fall below earlier expectations, DaimlerChrysler says no more major cuts are anticipated for Freightliner

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

Patriot, C.H. Robinson Announce Earnings

Patriot Transportation Holding and the logistics company C.H. Robinson Worldwide have reported their latest financial results

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

Organizers Get Ready To Set A New World Record Truck Convoy

Organizers of the World’s Largest Truck Convoy are gearing up to set another world record

Tags: Events

February 6, 2002 - Industry News

Olympics Expected To Cause Highway Problems In Salt Lake City

Officials with the Utah Transportation Department and the Salt Lake Organizing Committee are advising truckers to avoid Salt Lake City if possible as the Winter Olympics get ready to kick off on Friday

Tags: Highways

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

KLLM Issues Driver IDs

KLLM Transport Services, Richland, Miss., has enhanced the security measures at its terminal facilities, and is in the process of issuing photo-identification cards to its 1,700 drivers

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

TEAM Vehicle Sales Announces Miami Opening

TEAM Vehicle Sales announced the grand opening of its used-truck sales center in Hialeah, Fla., in the Miami area

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

Louisiana Judge Says On-The-Spot Fines Unconstitutional

A Louisiana judge has ruled that the state cannot demand on-the-spot payments for weight and scale violations

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

Safety Board Says Driver Ignored Crossing Gates

The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday said a fatal 1999 truck-train crash in Illinois was caused by a trucker driving around the crossing gates. The board's conclusion conflicts with a police report released last week saying the crossing gates were malfunctioning

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

Wabash Announces $100 Million In Orders

Wabash National Corp announced Tuesday it has recently received orders exceeding $100 million from certain of its customers

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

FedEx Home Delivery Expands to 90% of the Country

FedEx Ground this week is opening 31 more FedEx Home Delivery operations throughout the United States, expanding the service's geographic reach to almost 90 percent of the U.S. population

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Awarded CHEP Contract

The equipment pooling system company CHEP has awarded J.B. Hunt Transport Services a multi-year contract to provide dedicated logistics services for 11 regional premium service centers around the country

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

Autocar Announces More Dealers

Autocar has added 12 new dealer locations to its rapidly growing sales and service network for the Xpediter low-cabover truck

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

Paccar Posts 62nd Profitable Year

Paccar Inc., parent of Kenworth and Peterbilt, recently marked its 62nd consecutive year of profitability

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

New "Place of Business" Rules for Oklahoma-Based Truckers

Out-of-state truckers who want to claim Oklahoma as their base registration state can no longer use the address of a third party licensing agent

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