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December 17, 2001 - Industry News

Sky City Casino Enlarging Truckstop

Acoma Pueblo's Sky City Casino just west of Albuquerque is plannig to enlarge its truckstop

December 14, 2001 - Industry News

Hoffa Victory Made Official

The re-election of International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa and the Hoffa Unity Slate was certified Friday by the union's Election Administrator

December 14, 2001 - Industry News

Production Inventories Fall, Consumer Prices Unchanged

Industrial production fell in November for the 14th month in a row

Tags: Economy

December 13, 2001 - Industry News

Trailmobile Declares Bankruptcy

Trailmobile Trailer LLC has filed for Chapter 11 under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, a move that will allow it to reorganize and refinance

December 13, 2001 - Industry News

Rhode Island Deploys First e911 System

Cell phones are great for emergencies. Dialing 911 is great for emergencies. But the two don't necessarily work well together, as dispatchers in the past have not been able to easily locate 911 callers on cell phones. That's beginning to change, as Rhode Island rolls out the country's first e911 system

December 13, 2001 - Industry News

Diesel Under Attack

Two recent press releases show that despite making great strides in pollution reduction, diesel exhaust is still being blamed cancer and other ills, including global warming

December 13, 2001 - Industry News

Washington Governor Resurrects Highway Funding Plan

Washington state Gov. Gary Locke has resurrected a highway funding proposal that was defeated last summer, one that includes a fuel tax hike and higher trucking fees

December 13, 2001 - Industry News

Vermont Cracking Down On Oversize Load Permits

Vermont officials say they will no longer issue oversize load permits to trucks unless the state is part of a direct route

December 13, 2001 - Industry News

Cat Customer Wins Sweepstakes

Jacques Pelletier has saved money on Cat parts and service purchases through Caterpillar's Inside Track coupon program for a long time, but little did he know that using those coupons also would result in a $15,000 gift certificat

December 13, 2001 - Industry News

Fortune Names XM 'Product of the Year'

Fortune Magazine named XM Satellite Radio its "Product of the Year."

December 13, 2001 - Industry News

Rugged Computer System Could Be Foundation For Trucking Applications

Applied Data Systems, Columbia, Md., has developed a ruggedized computer system that may make it more affordable for companies to develop sturdy trucking applications

December 13, 2001 - Industry News

New McLeod Module Helps Highlight Profitable Loads

McLeod Software's new LoadMaster Lane Analysis Module lets carriers use data in their system to help them figure out which lanes and loads are profitable

December 13, 2001 - Industry News

Retail Sales Dive, Wholesale Prices & Unemployment Fall

Retail sales have taken a beating while prices at the wholesale level and unemployment have improved

Tags: Economy

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Maker Execs Talk About State Of The Industry

As truck makers make decisions to deal with a sluggish economy and trends in the trucking industry, some changes are on the horizon. Heavy Duty Trucking, in its December issue, talks with three OEM executives about

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

How 9-11 Has Changed E-Commerce

Everything changed on Sept. 11, including the fortunes of e-commerce on the Internet. What will that mean for trucking

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

Border Security Plan Signed

The U.S. and Canadian governments have signed off on a plan that will increase security at the border while making truck crossings faster. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Manley announced the plan Wednesday in Canada

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

Gulf Coast Transport To Install IDSC

Gulf Coast Transport , Sunnyvale, Texas, has signed up to use the Expert Fuel fuel optimization system from Integrated Decision Support Corporation of Richardson, Texas

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

Maptuit, AMCi Announce Real Time Routing, Tracking And Monitoring

Maptuit and American Millennium Corp. have teamed up to introduce a service that directs, tracks, maps, and monitors the real-time movement of assets

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

Caterpillar Reorganizes Truck Engine Department

Caterpillar has reorganized its truck engine department and re-named it the Caterpillar On-Highway Engine Division

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Donates T600 To Boise State University

Kenworth has donated a T600 to Boise State University to be used in the university's heavy-duty diesel technician and truck driving program

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

New Jersey Raises Speed Limits

New Jersey is raising the speed limit to 65 mph on 125 more miles of highways

Tags: Highways

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

Haldex Acquires Anchorlok And Neway Businesses

The Haldex Group, Kansas City, Mo., has agreed to acquire the Anchorlok air brake actuator and Neway suspension control valve businesses from the Holland Group of Holland, Mich

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

Contract Mail Drivers Strike

About 800 truck drivers and mechanics for one of the nation's largest postal service contractors are on strike

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Warns of Non-Conforming Haz-Mat Tanks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administartion is notifying cargo tank owners that specified tanks certified by Chemical Transportaiton Engineering Consultants Inc. do not meet minimum regulatory requirements and are no longer authorized to transport hazardous materials

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

Is Your Mailroom Safe?

While most trucking companies are not at high risk for anthrax exposure, implementing procedures and policies to deal with the possibility can help protect your company from exposure, not only to anthrax or other bioterrorism, but also to legal liabilities

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