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June 28, 2001 - Industry News

Averitt Express Specs Eaton VORAD

Averitt Express, of Cookeville, Tenn., will spec Eaton VORAD EVT-300 collision warning systems as an OEM-installed option on all its truckload power units, beginning with this year's order of 270 Volvo VN770 tractors

June 28, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Cutting More Jobs

Freightliner LLC is cutting production and laying off employees at four plants

June 28, 2001 - Industry News

Flatbed Load Securing Manual Available From Eflatbed.com

The web-based load-matching and logistics company eflatbed.com, Rochester, Pa., is distributing a how-to manual for flatbed haulers

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Bering Sues DaimlerChrysler, Hyundai

Bering Truck Corp. and Bering Truck Distribution LLC, Front Royal, Va., are suing DaimlerChrysler and Hyundai Motor Company for alleged antitrust violations

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Vows To Fight House Move Against Border Opening

President Bush is planning how to reverse this week's surprise blow from the House against the opening of the Mexican border to trucks under the North America Free Trade Agreement

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Teamsters Urge National Energy Policy

The Teamsters union adopted a resolution at its convention in Las Vegas this week calling for a comprehensive national energy policy

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

XM To Carry DOT Safety News

XM Satellite Radio announced it will carry truck safety news and alerts from the U.S. Department of Transportation

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Teamsters Push For End To Government Oversight

Teamster convention delegates cheer during the passage of the democracy package of constitutional amendments.

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa thinks it's time for the federal government to get its nose out of his union

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Weekend Closures Planned On I-285

Starting July 6, watch out for weekend closures of a stretch of I-285 on the southeast side of Atlanta

Tags: Highways

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Trailer Tracking Tested on Intermodal Chassis

An upstate New York government contractor has launched a program called Cargo*Mate to track intermodal container chassis

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Pegasus TransTech Names Stoker Sales VP

Document management technology provider Pegasus TransTech of Tampa, Fla., has named Rob Stoker vice president of sales

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Cuts Interest Rates Quarter Point

Today's 0.25% cut in interest rates by the Federal Reserve Board brings the six month total reduction to 2.75% and signals to consumers and investors that it is safe to keep spending

Tags: Economy

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Hand-Me-Down PCs Hinder Fleet Maintenance Technology

Fleet maintenance departments are short-changed when it comes to corporate computer power

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

MercuryGate and SMC<sup>3</sup> Team Up on Electronic Bill of Lading

MercuryGate International, Apex, N.C., and SMC³ of Atlanta have announced a strategic relationship to provide an electronic bill of lading system for LTL carriers

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Gearworks Offers Etrace 2.0, All Internet Communications

Gearworks Inc., Eagan, Minn., has introduced version 2.0 of etrace, its totally Web-based mobile communications and software system

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Will Nominate Blakey to NTSB

President Bush will nominate Marion Blakey to the National Transportation Safety Board

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Summit III: Fleets In Survival Mode

While there are a few bright spots, the industry must undergo more pain before it climbs out of the current recession. That was the consensus among speakers at Newport’s Economic Summit III in Las Vegas yesterday.

Tags: Economy

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

House Vote Could Stall Border Opening

The House of Representatives voted nearly two to one Tuesday for a measure that would put a kink in President Bush's plans to open the border to Mexican trucks under the North American Free Trade Agreement

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

ADESA Auctions Partners With Used Truck Association

ADESA Corp.’s Commercial Remarketing Services - the heavy-duty truck and equipment arm of the ADESA auction chain - has formed a partnership with the Used Truck Association

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Parade Kicks Off ITS

Trucks parade down the Vegas strip to kick off the International Trucking Show.

Las Vegas became a little more like Disneyland Tuesday afternoon as more than 60 of the best-looking trucks in the nation paraded down the Strip the day before the 40th annual International Trucking Show

Tags: Events

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Expect More Delays On I-55

Construction on I-55 through Jefferson County near St. Louis will cause more lane closings and delays

Tags: Highways

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

CF Names Mexico Director

Consolidated Freightways has named Brian Casey to head up its Mexico business operations south of the border

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Crash Means Delays On N.J. Interstate

A three-truck crash that damaged a bridge on Interstate 80 near Denville, N.J., will mean delays for weeks or even months

Tags: Highways

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Plans Freightliner Turnaround

Officials at DaimlerChrysler are likely to severely cut production and slash more jobs as they try to return Freightliner to profitability by the end of the year

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Overnite Workers Sue Union Pacific Over Union Battle

Ten workers of Overnite Transportation filed suit against executives at parent company Union Pacific, alleging the company's battle with the Teamsters union has caused the stock price to plummet and endangered their retirement funds

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