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September 6, 2002 - Industry News

Unemployment Drops In August

Unemployment in the United State hit a five month low of 5.7% in Augus

Tags: Economy

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

Mack Plant To Be Featured On History Channel

The History Channel will present a segment on Mack Trucks's Macungie Assembly Operations Saturday, as part of its "Hands on History" series

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

NTSB Cites Maintenance, Brake Inspection In Fatal Truck-Bus Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board criticized the federal government's trucking safety oversight in its review of a fatal crash between an 18-wheeler and a school bus

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Rebate To OOIDA Members

Kenworth and the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. have teamed up to offer a $1,000 rebate to OOIDA member

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

Petri Calls For SafeStat Investigation

U.S. Rep. Tom Petri wants the government to look into the effectiveness of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s SafeStat system

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

CN Launches Montreal Intermodal Terminal

Canadian National Railway has opened a new intermodal terminal in Montreal to help the railroad expand its fast-growing intermodal business

Tags: Intermodal

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

Con-Way Announces New Intermodal LTL Option

Con-Way Transportation, Ann Arbor, Mich., announced a new intermodal option to customers

Tags: Intermodal

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

CF Could Face Lawsuits After Abrupt Closure

The sudden Labor Day closing of LTL giant Consolidated Freightways has some people talking about lawsuits for violation of a law that requires advance notice to workers of mass layoffs or closings

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

SMX Looking For Accident Witness

Officials at Smithway Motor Xpress are looking for a truck driver who witnessed at accident involving an SMX truck in May

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

Peterbilt's Tennessee Plant Closed For Third Consecutive Day

Production at Peterbilt’s heavy truck plant in Madison, Tenn., remained at a standstill Thursday as the company barred workers from the facility for the third straight day

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

Truckers Angry Over Delaware River Toll Hikes

Truckers are protesting huge toll hikes set to go into effect this fall at Delaware River bridges

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

Orders & Shipments For Manufactured Goods Increase

New orders and shipments of manufactured goods posted an increase in July after falling the month before. This news follows several other readings this week on the economy

Tags: Economy

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Railroads Getting Back Into Refrigerated Cargo

Railroads, which had pretty much abandoned the refrigerated cargo market to the trucking industry decades ago, appear to be trying to get back into the business

Tags: Intermodal

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

PeopleNet Integrates with Maddocks

PeopleNet Communications has completed integration of its wireless fleet solution with Maddocks fleet management software programs

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Colorado Carriers, Movers Join Forces

After 63 years as separate organizations, the Colorado Motor Carriers Association and Colorado Transfer and Warehouse Association will be one

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

New Technology Tracks Containers In Northwest

TransCore announced it has completed a freight management system that demonstrates a secure chain of custody for containerized freight

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

FreshTrak Introduces Refrigerated Tracking System

FreshTrak, Boynton Beach, Fla., has introduced a vehicle tracking and reporting system that gives shippers and their customers real-time location and temperature information on their shipments

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Maryland Police Increase Truck Inspections In Wake Of 9/11

Maryland State Police performed far more truck inspections in the first half of this year, largely due to concerns that trucks could be used in terrorist attacks

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

CF Closing Could Be Good News For LTLs

Rivals of Consolidated Freightways are eager to take advantage of the trucking giant’s fall

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

CarrierPoint Extends Web-Based Transportation Technology Offering

Atlanta-based CarrierPoint has released two new modules

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Navistar Confirms Layoffs

International Truck and Engine Corporation, the operating company of Navistar International Corporation, this week confirmed published reports that it will lay off about 1,100 employees over the next several weeks

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Audio Conference Offers Bank Loan Tips

"Getting the Bank to Say 'Yes'" will be the next in a series of audio conferences sponsored by the Truckload Carriers Association's Truckload Academy

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Buying New Volvo VNs

While many trucking companies have been shying away from buying trucks equipped with October ’02 compliant engines, Phoenix-based Knight Transportation is bucking the trend

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Marines Looking For A Few Good Trucks

The U.S. Marine Corps is looking to the American Trucking Associations and its member motor carriers for help with a unique recruiting campaign

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

Schneider Announces New Version Of SUMIT

Schneider Logistics announced a new release of its proprietary SUMIT suite of supply chain execution software

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