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January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Congressional Report Says Mexican Border Needs Work

Although relatively few Mexican carriers are expected to initially operate beyond the commercial zones once the United States fully opens its highways to cross-border trucking, the Department of Transportation nevertheless has plenty of work to d

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Survey Documents Hike In Insurance Costs

Liability insurance for trucking companies jumped by nearly a third last year, with even higher increases for those renewing after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and yet higher prices for umbrella coverage

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Heartland Reports Record Profits

In a year when many trucking companies are facing a tide of red ink or going out of business altogether, Heartland Express, Coralville, Iowa, reported record profits for 2001

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Simon Struggles To Return To Profitability

Simon Transportation Services, Salt Lake City, had increased revenues for the fourth quarter compared to last year, but higher losses

January 4, 2002 - Industry News

The Power And The Glory

The deadline is almost upon us. From October this year, over-the-road heavy duty diesel engines will be meeting an accelerated EPA requirement for reductions in emissions

January 4, 2002 - Industry News

The Sleep That Kills

A driver who just logged eight hours of sleep is pulling over for naps every two hours. Another driver is worried about an increasing tendency to nod off while he's driving. An owner-operator behind the wheel

January 4, 2002 - Industry News

Mexican Border To Open To Long-Distance Trucking

The Mexican border is going to open to long-distance trucking, but not this month as President Bush had originally hoped. After months of wrangling over the details, Congress last month ordered the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to install tough entry rules, which will take until the middle of the year to put in place

January 4, 2002 - Industry News

Rand McNally Offers RouteTools Software For Small Fleets

Rand McNally has unveiled its new RouteTools Small Fleet Edition routing software for fleets with up to 25 trucks

January 4, 2002 - Industry News

Goetz Sr. Assumes NATSO Chairmanship

James B. Goetz will lead the truckstop organization NATSO this year as chairman

January 4, 2002 - Industry News

Vista Insurance Rolls Out Transportation Division

Vista Insurance Partners, a wholesale insurance broker, has launched a new division devoted to transportation, especially trucking

January 4, 2002 - Industry News

Unemployment Continues Increase, But More Slowly

Unemployment is continuing to increase in the United States, but not as rapidly. Friday morning the U.S. Labor Department reported the unemployment rate in December moved up to 5.8% as another 124,000 people were put out of work

Tags: Economy

January 4, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Tariff Changes Expected To Take Effect This Week

The 2002 edition of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States will be printed later than usual this year so that changes in nomenclature that will become effective this year can be included

January 3, 2002 - Industry News

TCA Offers Audio Conference On Improving Bottom Line

The Truckload Carriers Assn. is offering an audio conference, "Pennies, Nickels and Dimes Make All the Difference," Tuesday, Jan. 8

January 3, 2002 - Industry News

Washington To Test Wrong-Way Warning Device

The Washington State Department of Transportation is testing experimental emergency signs at a freeway ramp to help prevent vehicles from entering the highway going the wrong way

January 3, 2002 - Industry News

NPTC Launches Online Career Center

The National Private Truck Council has launched Fleet CareerCenter at www.nptc.org.

January 3, 2002 - Industry News

Hazmat Advisory Council Changes Name

The Hazardous Materials Advisory Council has changed its name to reflect a more global attitude

January 3, 2002 - Industry News

Iowa Mold Tooling Buys Stedt Hydraulic Crane

Iowa Mold Tooling Co. has bought Stedt Hydraulic Crane Corp. (Stetco) of Westborough, Mass

January 3, 2002 - Industry News

Freightquote.com Announces Ag Deal

Freightquote.com, which provides online business-to-business freight and logistics services, announced an alliance to provide services for the agriculture industry

January 3, 2002 - Industry News

Construction Spending, Joblessness Claims Up

Construction spending in the United States increased for the second month in a row during November, while unemployment increased slightly at the end of the year

Tags: Economy

January 3, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Reopens Diabetes Exemption Proposal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has reopened the comment period on a proposal to exempt certain insulin-using diabetic truck and bus drivers from federal licensing restrictions

January 3, 2002 - Industry News

IFTA Members Grant 2-Month Grace Period for New Decals

Carriers operating in states and provinces that are members of the International Fuel Tax Association have until Feb. 28 to display 2002 IFTA licenses and decals

January 2, 2002 - Industry News

Oklahoma To Tighten Registration Rules

Oklahoma is pushing to make a Feb. 15 deadline for changes in its truck registration rules -- or face sanctions by the International Registration Plan

January 2, 2002 - Industry News

Carrier Bankruptcies the "Worst Ever" Says Industry Researchers

Trucking has lived up to its reputation for the highest incidence of bankruptcy of any industry, says Transportation Technical Services

Tags: Economy

January 2, 2002 - Industry News

RSPA Meeting to Review International HazMat Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration will hold a public meeting Jan. 16 to discuss international standards for the transport of dangerous goods

January 2, 2002 - Industry News

Latest Manufacturing Reports Shows Dramatic Improvements

U.S. manufacturing may be poised for a comeback. Figures released Wednesday indicate increased production in December, suggesting an almost year and half long slump could soon be over

Tags: Economy

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