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October 11, 2001 - Industry News

Checkpoints Snarl New York Truck Traffic

Truckers with pickups or deliveries in New York City better allow at least an hour extra time for increased checkpoints at tunnels and bridges into the city

Tags: Highways

October 11, 2001 - Industry News

Caterpillar Reorganizes

Five Caterpillar officers have elected to retire at the end of 2001. As part of resulting organizational changes, the company is consolidating some operations and realigning responsibilities to improve efficiencies and sharpen focus in a number of areas

October 11, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Posts Third Quarter Profit

Cummins Inc. reported after-tax profits of $3 million for third quarter 2001, down from $25 million for the same period a year ago, but not bad considering the economy

October 11, 2001 - Industry News

Safety Agency Looks to Tighten Driver Scrutiny

The first protection against a terrorist attack on highway transportation is to tighten scrutiny of drivers, say federal and industry officials. The trucking industry can expect to see tougher federal guideline

October 10, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Proposes Stronger Hazmat Legislation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta Wednesday sent to Congress proposed legislation that would strengthen security and safety in the transportation of the nation's hazardous materials

October 10, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Turnaround Plan Announcement Imminent

DaimlerChrysler is expected to announce its turnaround plans for financially troubled Freightliner subsidiary within the next few days, at least a week earlier than originally planned

October 10, 2001 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Partners With U.S. Truck Body

U.S. Truck Body, Streator, Ill., will become the exclusive provider of moving van bodies for used cab and chassis straight trucks sold by Arrow Truck Sales, Kansas City, Mo

October 10, 2001 - Industry News

Velant Develops Transportation Planning Engine

Velant Inc., Atlanta, has released what it says is revolutionary new optimization technology for transportation planning, vehicle routing and scheduling, and backhaul coordination, for both local and long-haul truck fleets

October 10, 2001 - Industry News

Logistics.com Helps Reduce Costs For Fortune Brands

Fortune Brands used Logistics.com to help procures its annual transportation contracts and cut its annual freight costs by more than $900,000

October 10, 2001 - Industry News

Oester Trucking Selects Aether MobileMax2

Oester Trucking, a Pennsylvania-based motor carrier, has selected Aether MobileMax2, Aether's wireless communications system, for its dry van and refrigerated division

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

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