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March 7, 2001 - Industry News

Texas Bill Gives Local Authorities More Inspection Power Along Border

The Texas state Senate has approved a bill to give law enforcement officials in Dallas County and along the Texas-Mexico border more authority to take unsafe trucks off the road

March 7, 2001 - Industry News

I-15 to be Improved from LA to Vegas

A five-year improvement program begins this month on Interstate 15 between Los Angeles and the Las Vegas area

Tags: Highways

March 7, 2001 - Industry News

Major Delays Possible in I-94 Bridge Construction

Watch out for lengthy delays as the result of a major bridge reconstruction project scheduled to begin April 1 along the Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94) in Chicago

Tags: Highways

March 7, 2001 - Industry News

I-290 Lanes Narrowed in Chicago

The final year of construction on the massive Hillside Bottleneck improvement project near Schaumburg, Ill., will begin March 15, weather permitting

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March 7, 2001 - Industry News

Washington State Bill Would Raise Weight of Trucks Required to Stop at Scales

A bill under consideration in the Washington state legislature would increase the minimum weight of trucks required to stop at weigh stations

March 7, 2001 - Industry News

Truckstop Owners Rally To Fight Duty-Free Fuel

A federal court ruling has opened the door for a Detroit entrepreneur to avoid adding federal taxes to the fuel he sells at a "duty-free" location he operates at the Ambassador Bridge

March 7, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking May Have To Ante Up To Pay For NAFTA-Related Improvements

Supporters of the North American Free Trade Agreement have said from the beginning the accord will be a boom to trucking, but it may come with a price for the industry. Officials in the Lone Star

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Votes To Overturn New Ergonomics Rules

Senate Republicans, supported by business interests, beat back an 11th hour attempt by the Clinton administration to impose controversial new ergonomics rules

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Northeast Storm Less Severe Than Predicted

The Northeast will be digging out today from a winter storm that, while severe, was not as bad as predictions in many areas - a fact that had truckers fuming about Connecticut's decision to ban trucks from the state's highway

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Teamsters Oppose Right-to-Work in Oklahoma

The Teamsters union protested proposed right-to-work legislation in Oklahoma, with a convoy of 10 Teamster trucks circling the Capitol building in Oklahoma City and a rally of between 50 and 100 Teamster members

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Trucks Banned from I-70 Construction Project

Trucks will be banned from I-70 east of downtown Columbus, Ohio, starting today

Tags: Highways

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

I-710 Planning Effort Under Way

Truck lanes are one possibility being looked at in a two-year study to improve traffic conditions on Interstate 710 and nearby surface streets in the Los Angeles area

Tags: Highways

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

SC&RA Executive VP To Step Down

The chief staff executive of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Assn. since 1979 announced he plans to step down next year

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Load Availability Expected to Pick Up This Month

Although available loads continued to tighten beyond the normal seasonal trend in January and February, they have started to pick up

Tags: Economy

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Cargo Loss Conference Adds Session on Claims Handling

The American Trucking Associations new Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council will present a "Fundamentals of Loss & Damage Claim Handling" semina

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March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Connecticut Truck Ban Lifted

Connecticut officials have lifted a ban on tractor-trailer traffic imposed yesterday due to the Northeastern snowstorm

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Moves To Overturn New Ergonomics Rules

The U.S. Senate has voted to repeal ergonomics regulations imposed last year by the Clinton administration

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

NTEA Enhances Web Site

The National Truck Equipment Assn. has recreated its web site, www.ntea.com,

March 5, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx, UPS Turn up the Heat

Competition between FedEx and UPS is heating up, with both making announcements affecting drop-off locations

March 5, 2001 - Industry News

LiveListings.com Offers Parts Exchange

LiveListings.com Inc. has launched an online truck and automotive parts exchang

March 5, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Reaches Emissions Milestone

Cummins yesterday made two major announcements regarding its ability to reduce the emissions from its engines

March 5, 2001 - Industry News

Company Charged in Driver Death

A California trucking company is up on charges that it is responsible for a crash that killed one of its drivers

March 5, 2001 - Industry News

@Track Says It's On Track, Despite Losses

@Track Communications reported a loss of $5.3 million for fourth quarter 2000, compared to a loss of $5.9 million for fourth quarter 1999

March 5, 2001 - Industry News

Bandag Expects 6% Drop in Sales

Bandag says it expects first quarter 2001 sales to be 6% below first quarter 2000, due to continued softness in the retread market

March 5, 2001 - Industry News

SPX Offers Tool Shopping on the Web

Tool and diagnostic equipment provider SPX Corp. of Warren, Mich, has launched an online store for technicians

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