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December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Toll Hike Surprise to Oklahoma Trucking Interests

The Oklahoma Trucking Assn. was taken aback by last week's announcement that tolls would increase on the state's turnpikes beginning Jan. 1

Tags: Highways

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Connecticut Highways Over Capacity

Traffic on many highways in Connecticut is exceeding their capacity, and the state Department of Transportation has come under fire for focusing more on maintenance than on improving capacity

Tags: Highways

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

New Reporting Requirements for Sale of Recalled Tires

Starting January 25, 2001, anyone who sells a recalled tire for use on a vehicle must report the sale to the National Highway Traffic Administration

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Pacer International to Go Public

Pacer International, Walnut Creek, Calif., announced it will go public with an initial public offering of stock sometime in the first half of 2001

Tags: Fleets

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Asche Transportation Files for Bankruptcy

A string of bad news that began with the departure of a company president a year ago and accusations of embezzlement by other top officials has ended with Asche Transportation Services filing for bankruptcy

Tags: Fleets

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Ice Storm Moves in to Southern Plains States

The National Weather Service has issued ice and winter storm warnings for today in much of the southern Plains

Tags: Highways

December 25, 2000 - Industry News

European Truckers to Get 48 Hour Week

European Union transport ministers voted to limit truck drivers to a maximum average work week of 48 hours

December 22, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking Says Losses, Bankruptcy Offer Base for Rebuilding

Bankruptcy related charges to earnings pushed U.S. Trucking Inc.'s third quarter losses to $21.5 million

Tags: Fleets

December 22, 2000 - Industry News

Technology Brings J.B. Hunt Drivers Home for the Holidays

State-of-the-art routing technology helped get J.B. Hunt’s 6,700 drivers home for Christmas

Tags: Industry

December 22, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Launches Revamped Website

In response to growing traffic and customer demands for a more comprehensive Internet tool, Peterbilt has updated its web site at www.peterbilt.com.

Tags: Industry

December 21, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Governor To Head EPA, Wisconsin Governor Possible DOT Secretary

The same day the Clinton administration announced the clean up of heavy truck and diesel fuel emissions, New Jersey Gov. Christy Todd Whitman has reportedly accepted an offer to head up the federal agency that issued the rules

December 21, 2000 - Industry News

Vancouver Port Hopes to Avoid Another Strike by Independents

The Vancouver Port Authority is hoping the British Columbia Trucking Assn. can help it avert a shutdown by independent truckers who say the port has not lived up to promises it made to end a 1999 shutdown.

Tags: Intermodal

December 21, 2000 - Industry News

Flying J Moves Corporate Headquarters

Flying J Inc., a petroleum exploration, production, refining, marketing and retailing company best known to truckers as a truckstop chain, is moving its corporate headquarters in Utah from Brigham City to Ogden

Tags: Industry

December 21, 2000 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Acquires Comcar Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing, Reading, Pa., has agreed to acquire Comcar Leasing, a truck rental, leasing, and dedicated contract carriage company based in Orlando, Fla

Tags: Industry

December 21, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Posts New Standards for Diesel Fuel and Exhaust

The Environmental Protection Agency posted a rule requiring dramatically cleaner diesel fuel and exhaust, starting in 2006. This parting shot from the Clinton administration’s environmental team will produce the cleanest diesel engines ever

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

UPS Hits Online Milestone

In the midst of its busy holiday peak shipping period, UPS established a technology milestone yesterday Tuesday when it received nearly 6.5 million online package tracking requests in a single day

Tags: Fleets

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

PNV Files for Bankruptcy

PNV, Coral Springs, Fla., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but emphasizes that the filing has been organized to permit normal service to its communications, entertainment and Internet customers until a decision is reached about the sale of the company

Tags: Industry

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Search Schneider Loads on the Web

Schneider National, Inc., the truckload giant of Green Bay Wisc., has formally launched a new carrier Web portal at www.SchneiderCarriers.com

Tags: Industry

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Isuzu To Double U.S. Diesel Engine Capacity

Isuzu Motors Ltd. plans to double annual diesel engine production at its Moraine, Ohio plant

Tags: Industry

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Westport To Develop Natural Gas Fuel System For Isuzu

Westport Innovations has signed a technology development agreement with Isuzu Motors Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, to create a high-efficiency low-emissions natural gas fuel system for Isuzu engines

Tags: Industry

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Profits Up 13%

FedEx Corp. reported net income of $194 million for its second fiscal quarter, an increase of 13% from the same period last year

Tags: Fleets

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Incentives for Used Truck Buyers

In an effort to boost used truck sales at its dealers, Kenworth Truck Co. is offering special incentives and discount parts coupons

Tags: Industry

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Hot Sauce Helps Illinois Assn. Raise Funds

If you've ever perused the ranks of hot sauces, you've noticed that the creators seem to vie to come up with the most unusual names: "Scorned Woman." "Chicago Hit Sauce." "So Sue Me Jalapeno Pepper Sauce."

Tags: Industry

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Seeks to Overturn Ledar Decision

The Truckload Carriers Assn. is heading to court in an effort to reverse an injunction against Missouri-based Ledar Transport in a leasing lawsuit brought by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn

Tags: Industry

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Hino Could Assemble Trucks in U.S.

In an effort to boost sales in the United States, Japanese truck maker Hino is considering assembling trucks in this country

Tags: Industry

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