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November 30, 2001 - Industry News

FuelMAX Marketers Settle FTC Charges

The marketers of the Super FuelMAX fuel-line magnet, advertised as providing dramatic fuel-saving and emissions-reducing benefits for any auto or truck engine, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their claims were unsubstantiated

November 30, 2001 - Industry News

U.S. House Passes Mexican Truck Measure

Barely two days after Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill announced they had reached a compromise with the Bush administration over legislation affecting Mexican trucks, the U.S House has approved the measure

November 30, 2001 - Industry News

GDP Posts Bigger Drop Than First Thought

The latest word on the economy is that it’s shrinking faster than originally thought

Tags: Economy

November 29, 2001 - Industry News

States Respond To ATA Truck Parking

Contrary to popular belief, many states are concerned about a lack of truck parking, and are working to do something about it

November 29, 2001 - Industry News

Infrared Brake Inspections Proposed In New Jersey

A New Jersey bill calls for the use of technology that uses heat-sensitive infrared cameras to spot problems with brakes, tires and exhaust systems on trucks

November 29, 2001 - Industry News

When Employees Are Called To Military Service

With the recent callup of military reserves, the question of employers' legal obligations to those employees is a common one

November 29, 2001 - Industry News

Allied Holdings Sees Light At End Of Tunnel

It looks like a turnaround specialist heading up auto hauler Allied Holdings may be succeeding in pulling the company out of a four-year slump

November 29, 2001 - Industry News

Wise Foods To Use Velant Route Optimization

Velant Inc., a provider of transportation planning solutions, will provide optimized route plans for the Atlanta-based truck fleet of snack food company Wise Foods

November 29, 2001 - Industry News

Heartland Express Strategy Pays Off

Before the economic downturn, Heartland Express in Coralville, Iowa, was taking a beating on Wall Street. Its stock wasn't popular because analysts thought the company should expand. But founder Russell Gerdin's conservative approach now makes him the envy of man

November 29, 2001 - Industry News

Study Details Leasing Trends

Consolidation in the truck leasing industry has opened the door for new firms to enter, as the truck finance/lease market accounts for 9 percent of the Class 2 through Class 8 registrations

Tags: Economy

November 29, 2001 - Industry News

Merritt Applications Launches eFleetManager

Software developer Merritt Applications has launched a new web-based driver safety technology, eFleetManager

November 29, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Recalls Trucks For Defrosting Problems

More than 2,600 Kenworth heavy trucks have been recalled for possible problems with the defrosting system

November 29, 2001 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders & Shipments Increase

Orders for durable goods skyrocketed in October, while shipments showed a nice increase as well

Tags: Economy

November 29, 2001 - Industry News

Compromise Reached On Mexican Trucks

A stalemate over Mexican trucks appears to be over. Congressional leaders and the Bush administration have reportedly reached an agreement that would allow Mexican truck full access to the United States

November 28, 2001 - Industry News

Road Near Pentagon Closed To Truck Traffic

Truckers will no longer be able to use parts of a highway near the Pentagon

Tags: Highways

November 28, 2001 - Industry News

Freightquote.com Expands To Mexico

By expanding its business-to-business freight and logistics solution to cover Mexico, freightquote.com now offers online business-to-business freight and logistics service throughout North America

November 28, 2001 - Industry News

Interstate 80 Free Of Traffic Restrictions For Winter Season

Pennsylvania officials have announced that Interstate 80 through the north central part of the state is clear of any scheduled traffic restrictions and should remain that way through the winter

Tags: Highways

November 28, 2001 - Industry News

Gordon To Use Driver & Load Optimization Software

Gordon Trucking has chosen OptiYield Driver & Load from Logistics.com to manage its operations

November 28, 2001 - Industry News

National Accounting & Finance Council Reschedules 2002 Meetings

As a cost-cutting measure, the National Accounting & Finance Council of the American Trucking Associations has rescheduled or cancelled member conferences and meetings for 2002

Tags: Events

November 28, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB Recommends Training, Oversize Guidelines In Truck-Train Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says poor route planning and permitting, lack of training about the hazards of railroad crossings, and driver fatigue all contributed to the collision of a passenger train and an oversized tractor-trailer last year in California

November 28, 2001 - Industry News

Hyundai To Offer Commercial Trucks In United States

Hyundai Motor Company plans to distribute its commercial vehicle products in the United States

November 28, 2001 - Industry News

Boyd Bros. Founder Announces Retirement

The founder and chairman of Boyd Bros. Transportation, Clayton, Ala., has announced his retirement

November 28, 2001 - Industry News

Customs Moves To Stop Tax-Free Fuel Sales at Border

The U.S. Customs service has moved to shut down tax-free fuel sales at border duty-free shops, which is good news to competing truckstops

November 27, 2001 - Industry News

RSPA Extends Comment Deadline for Hazmat Rules Clarification

The Research and Special Programs Administration has extended the deadline to February 1, 2002, for comments on proposed changes to federal hazardous materials transportation rules that would clarify its jurisdiction over certain functions, including loading and unloading

November 27, 2001 - Industry News

TCA Offers Insurance Audio Conference

The Truckload Carriers Assn.'s Truckload Academy is offering a special audio conference on the topic "Surviving Today's Insurance Crisis.

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