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December 14, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx, UPS: Holiday Volume Shows Impact of Slowing Economy

FedEx Corp. and UPS yesterday both announced that they are expecting flat growth this month thanks to soft shipment volumes

Tags: Economy

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

HDeXchange.com Helps Parts Suppliers

HDeXchange.com has launched an e-commerce service for manufacturers, distributors and dealers of parts for heavy duty trucks

Tags: Industry

December 14, 2000 - Industry News

Midwest Still Plagued with Snowfall

The Midwest was still dealing with widespread power outages and difficult travel early this morning, hoping for relief from storms that brought freezing rain, frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall throughout the week

Tags: Highways

December 13, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Announces New Internet Weather Info Service

Department of Transportation officials on both federal and state levels have introduced a new system that will offer access to weather-related information via the Internet

Tags: Industry

December 13, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Adds "Paperless" Services

U.S. Xpress, Chattanooga, Tenn., has signed on with ShowCase Corp., a Chicago-based business solutions firm, to provide human resources, sales and marketing and a new corporate Intranet in a paperless system

Tags: Fleets

December 13, 2000 - Industry News

Morton, Ill., Travel Center Opens

Officials are expecting a new travel center in Morton, Ill., to generate tax revenue and good will for the town from residents and Interstate 74 travelers

Tags: Industry

December 13, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Paving the Way for Comfy Rest Areas

Truckers and motorists traveling Texas highways will soon be able to enjoy 25 new rest stops designed to be more appealing and comfortable

Tags: Highways

December 13, 2000 - Industry News

Trimble Offers First GSM Fleet Product with Help of Wavecom

California-based Trimble, a leading international supplier of Global Positioning System (GPS) solutions, has introduced its first GSM product offering for fleet management

Tags: Industry

December 13, 2000 - Industry News

German Truckers Prepare for Another Round of Fuel Protests

German truckers frustrated over high fuel prices and diesel taxes are organizing more demonstrations

December 13, 2000 - Industry News

@Track Fights Nasdaq Delisting

@Track Communications, Inc. of Richardson, Texas, has requested a hearing before the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel to avert delisting from the Nasdaq SmallCap Market

Tags: Industry

December 12, 2000 - Industry News

Strategy5 Monitors Driver, Engine, State Lines

Strategic Concepts (www.strategy5.com), of Bentonville, Ark., has released its new vehicle monitoring system

Tags: Industry

December 12, 2000 - Industry News

Terion Interfaces With Popular Systems

Terion has announced it now offers software interfaces for 10 popular trucking dispatch applications

Tags: Industry

December 12, 2000 - Industry News

Executive Shuffle at Logistics.com

In a telephone press conference Tuesday, Logistics.com announced that founder Dr. Yossi Sheffi would step down as CEO.

Tags: Industry

December 12, 2000 - Industry News

Severe Weather Continues to Wreak Havoc

Bob Etherton got a call early this morning from his dispatcher telling him to stay home because the Joplin, Mo., area is getting heavy snow with more on the way as a doozie of a winter storm continues to swee

Tags: Highways

December 12, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Safety Regs Under Fire in Massachusetts

Police and trucking industry experts in Massachusetts are trying to persuade the state Legislature to get tougher on unsafe rigs

Tags: Safety

December 12, 2000 - Industry News

Deck the Rig

When Harry Brigman Jr. left the family truck sales business this year, he left behind a tradition the rest of his family discovered was easier said than done: Decorating one of their used trucks with Christmas

Tags: Industry

December 12, 2000 - Industry News

TA Unveils New Theme Restaurant

TravelCenters of America, Westlake, Ohio, is expanding its full-service restaurant network with the launch of a new concept called "Fork in the Road.

Tags: Industry

December 12, 2000 - Industry News

Swift, M.S. Carriers to Merge

M.S. Carriers, Memphis, Tenn., will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Phoenix-based Swift Transportation in a merger the two companies announced late yesterday

Tags: Fleets

December 12, 2000 - Industry News

FreightPro.com Gets Second-Round Financing

FreightPro.com (www.freightpro.com) of Overland Park, Kan., has secured $7 million in second-round financing despite investor flight from Internet-related startups

Tags: Industry

December 12, 2000 - Industry News

Electronic Trading Now Corcentric

Electronic Trading Solutions of McLean, Va., has changed its name to Corcentric (www.corcentric.com)

Tags: Industry

December 11, 2000 - Industry News

California Approves New Emissions Regulations

The California Air Resources Board voted unanimously Friday to enact state diesel emissions standards to fill a two-year gap in federal regulations. Thirteen other states have said they will follow suit

Tags: Industry

December 11, 2000 - Industry News

CSE Opens Freight Handling Center in Birmingham, Ala.

Con-Way Southern Express, a regional less-than-truckload carrier based in Fort Worth, Texas, announced the opening a new volume freight handling center in Birmingham, Ala

Tags: Fleets

December 11, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Seeking Nominations for America’s Road Team

The American Trucking Assns. has opened the selection process for the 2001-03 slate of its America's Road Team

Tags: Industry

December 11, 2000 - Industry News

Snowfall Plagues the Midwest

Snow took over much of the Midwest today, creating dangerous highway conditions in the Chicago metro area and northeastern Oklahoma

Tags: Highways

December 11, 2000 - Industry News

Allison Delays Maryland Plant Expansion

General Motors has announced that the $202 million expansion of its new Allison Transmission plant in White March, Md., will be finished in 2004 rather than in 2002, as originally planned

Tags: Industry

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