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August 8, 2002 - Industry News

Compromise Bill Calls For Appointments At LA Ports

A compromise bill expected to be signed into law in California would set up an appointment system for trucks hauling containers in and out of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Tags: Intermodal

August 8, 2002 - Industry News

Smithway: Good News Despite Red Ink

Despite bottom-line losses, Smithway Motor Xpress Chairman, President and CEO William G. Smith said he’s encouraged by substantial progress on several fronts

August 8, 2002 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Cracks Down On Trucks

Pennsylvania authorities placed 282 commercial vehicle drivers and 942 commercial vehicles out of service during a weeklong statewide truck inspection program

August 8, 2002 - Industry News

Wholesale Prices Down Slightly In July

Prices at the wholesale level dipped in July, fueling speculation the Federal Reserve could cut interest rates again to help prop up the slow-moving economy

Tags: Economy

August 7, 2002 - Industry News

Navistar Rings NYSE Bell to Mark Centennial

Navistar International executives Wednesday rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to mark the company's centennial year in 2002

August 7, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Fatalities Down In 2001

Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks dropped from 5,282 in 2000 to 5,082 in 2001, according to figures released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

August 7, 2002 - Industry News

Carroll Fulmer Family Buys Back Namesake

The Carroll Fulmer family is buying back its trucking company namesake from the Transit Group of Atlanta to form Carroll Fulmer Logistics Corp

August 7, 2002 - Industry News

Missouri Voters Reject Fuel Tax Hike

Missouri voters soundly rejected a proposition to boost fuel taxes and sales taxes in order to pay for road work

August 7, 2002 - Industry News

Rocor Files Chapter 11, Plans Sale

Rocor International, Oklahoma City, filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection petition this week in anticipation of the sale of the refrigerated carrier, possibly within the month

August 7, 2002 - Industry News

Inland Kenworth-New Mexico Moves

Inland Kenworth – New Mexico has moved into a new, full-service location in Farmington, N.M

August 7, 2002 - Industry News

NPTC Announces Fleet Finance Seminar

The National Private Truck Council will hold an Advanced Fleet Management Seminar on Fleet Finance

Tags: Events

August 6, 2002 - Industry News

Alabama Ticketing Trucks Over Oklahoma Registrations

Alabama tax officials and the state’s trucking industry are duking it out over what the state calls improper truck registrations in Oklahoma

August 6, 2002 - Industry News

SMC³ Enhances Transportlink Website

SMC³ announced the newly revamped website for its www.transportlink.com website

August 6, 2002 - Industry News

Cypress Truck Lines Triples MobileMax Deployment

Cypress Truck Lines will deploy an additional 250 units of the Aether MobileMax multi-mode wireless communications system

August 6, 2002 - Industry News

Government Could Intervene In Case Of Port Strike

If the more than 10,000 workers represented by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union go on strike at West Coast ports, the Bush administration says it could block the strike and even call out U.S. troops to keep cargo moving

Tags: Intermodal

August 6, 2002 - Industry News

TMC Meeting Scheduled For October

"Solutions You Need, Sources You Can Trust" is the theme for the Technology & Maintenance Council's 2002 Fall Meeting

Tags: Events

August 6, 2002 - Industry News

Qualcomm Demonstrates Security Features

Qualcomm last week demonstrated advanced security features of its OmniTracs satellite-based mobile communications and tracking system in an effort to show its support of local and national homeland security efforts

August 6, 2002 - Industry News

I-81 Truck Toll Plan On Hold

The trucking industry breathed a sigh of relief as it appears a plan to widen I-81 in Virginia by adding mandatory truck toll lanes has been put on hold

Tags: Highways

August 6, 2002 - Industry News

Trucker Wins Award for Book About Road Rage

Joel Shorey, a driver for Smithway Motor Xpress, Fort Dodge, Iowa, recently received an award from the Colorado Independent Publisher's Association for his book, "Bullies Behind The Wheel: How Your Reactions to Aggressive Drivers Can Cause Road Rage or Prevent It.

August 5, 2002 - Industry News

PacLease Names Franchise Of The Year

PacLease franchise Cooper Leasing has been named Paccar Leasing Company’s North American Franchise of the Year

August 5, 2002 - Industry News

Executive Council Honors Canary, Names Chairman

The Trucking Assn. Executives Council last week honored American Trucking Associations President and CEO William Canary and named a new national chairman

August 5, 2002 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Responds To ‘Mischaracterizations’ About 2002 Series 60

Detroit Diesel Monday released a statement saying recent reports in the press about the Oct. 1 emissions standards have “mischaracterized” the company’s readiness to meet the new regulations

August 5, 2002 - Industry News

EPA Approves Engine Penalties

The Bush administration Friday officially approved tough penalties for diesel engine makers who do not meet the new emissions regulations that go into effect Oct. 1. The penalties, which run as high as over $12,000 per engine made after Oct. 1 that violates the news standards, are much higher than expected when engine makers signed consent decrees pulling forward the new emissions standards to this October

August 5, 2002 - Industry News

Catch4 Launches MODUS Truckload Solution

Catch4 Technologies, Lakewood, Colo., has launched a fleet management solution called MODUS designed for truckload fleets from five to 500 vehicles

August 5, 2002 - Industry News

Three Stars & Stripes Truck Beauty Contests Planned For 2003

Truckers will be able to compete for cash, prizes and high honors next year in a triple-header of truck beauty competitions expected to draw more than 125,000 people

Tags: Events

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