October 3, 2001 - Industry News
Freightliner has bought 10 acres next to its Mount Holly, N.C., manufacturing plant, where it will build a new medium-duty truck line next year
Canadian National Railway and Union Pacific Railroad announced a new truck-competitive service for intermodal shipments moving between Central Canada, Michigan, Texas and Mexico City
The American Trucking Associations is asking state insurance commissioners for help in addressing skyrocketing insurance costs.
The trucking industry was facing skyrocketing insurance costs even before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. With the insurance industry facing billions of dollars in claims resulting from the collapse of the World Trade Center, there are concerns that costs will go even higher
Training Alternatives Inc. has unveiled www.transportpostings.com, a personnel search and employment website
October 2, 2001 - Industry News
Technology used on Apache helicopters during the Gulf War is now being tested in Arkansas to seek out dangerous truck brakes
Security at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach may come under closer scrutiny following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11
Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., has introduced TruckRail Express, a new intermodal service combining truck-level transit -- between 500 and 600 miles per day -- with intermodal-level savings
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced grants to states, territories and Native American tribes totaling almost $12.8 million for planning and training to improve response to hazardous materials transportation incidents
The Federal Reserve has cut interest rates for the ninth time this year. Tuesday the Fed decided to lower its target for the federal funds rate by 50 basis points to 2.5 percent
According to British bacon maker Danepak, over 560 million bacon butties are eaten every year. According to the company’s web site, 37% of people say that a bacon butty helps improve their mood.
Apparently a good number of those bacon butties (bacon sandwiches) are eaten by British truckers. And now the European Union is thinking about trying to change truckers’ habits in order to improve their health and safety
October 1, 2001 - Industry News
Contract Freighters, Joplin, Mo., is offering drivers who stay with the company longer more pay
Quick Fuel Fleet Services, a joint venture between ExxonMobil and Jacobus Energy, opened its first automated commercial fleet fueling station in the Miami area
Federal-Mogul Corp., Southfield, Mich., has filed for financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the U.S. bankruptcy code, "to separate its asbestos liabilities from its true operating potential.
The American Trucking Associations is chalking up a victory in its effort to get more roadside truck parking
As Freightliner gets ready to announce restructuring plans later this month, it is already cutting costs with a companywide rollback on pay and benefits of nonunion workers
The first economic numbers since the Sept. 11 attack on America show manufacturing activity is still down
Menlo Logistics, a logistics company and technology provider to the logistics industry, has released the Menlo Logistics Management Solution, a fully integrated solution for end-to-end management of global supply chain operations
Dunkin' Donuts' Southeastern distribution arm has selected AirIQ Inc. for its vehicle location, boundary notification, Reefer Fault Alert and automated inventory reports
September 30, 2001 - Industry News
The Arkansas Trucking Assn. has been trying to get rid of the Arkansas Highway Commission, but last week, officials from the two met to see if they could work together
USF Bestway is building two new facilities as part of its strategy to provide the Pacific Southwest with next-day, regional, and national transportation services
Yellow Corp., Overland Park, Kan., has cut more than 150 workers in response to the uncertain business environment
Penske Truck Leasing has acquired the assets of Southern NationaLease
"Most of us remember when the only common thread between trucking and technology was the letter T."
That's obviously no longer the case, and it was well demonstrated during McLeod Software's annual user's conference last week in McLeod's headquarter city of Birmingham, Ala
September 28, 2001 - Industry News
Major cuts and restructuring were announced by Volvo Global Trucks this morning in response to a depressed North American market that shows few signs of a near-term recovery
Gross Domestic Product rose slightly in the second period, according to new numbers from the U.S Commerce Department, but dropped steeply from the growth rate earlier in the year
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