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September 10, 2001 - Industry News

Speedway, Pilot Finalize Travel Center Joint Venture

Speedway SuperAmerica and Pilot Corp. officially finalized the transaction that formally creates Pilot Travel Centers LLC

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

OOIDA Taking Driver Ratings Of Carriers Online

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. is adding Internet access to the ways drivers can submit ratings of motor carriers

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Reports On GPS Vulnerabilities

The U.S. Department of Transportation released the results of a study assessing the vulnerability of the national transportation infrastructure that relies on the Global Positioning System

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

EPA Rejects Diesel Petitions

The Environmental Protection Agency has denied three petitions asking the government to reconsider new emissions regulations for diesel engines

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

Ryder Opens New Service Facility in Ohio

Ryder System, Miami, Fla., has opened a new service facility in Zanesville, Ohio

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

Trism Sells Logistics Company

As Trism continues to downsize, it has sold its logistics company back to the original owners

September 7, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider Renames Freight Payment Company

Schneider Logistics has changed the name of its freight payment company, Tranzact Payment Services, to Schneider Logistics Payment Services

September 7, 2001 - Industry News

ALK Enhances Street-Level Routing

ALK has released PC*MILER/Streets 4.0 with web-enabled functionality and other enhancements

September 7, 2001 - Industry News

Rand McNally Enhances Routing Software

Rand McNally-TDM has made several enhancements to its MileMaker and IntelliRoute software and IntelliRoute.com web site.

September 7, 2001 - Industry News

Border Battle Resumes

With Mexican President Vicente Fox pressing for dramatic changes in U.S. immigration policies, Congress and the Bush administration resume their long-running struggle over cross-border trucking

September 7, 2001 - Industry News

Intermodal Truckers Bear Unfair Responsibility, Says OOIDA

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. wants to shift the responsibility of maintaining intermodal equipment from the trucker hauling it to the owners

Tags: Intermodal

September 7, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Gets Big Bus Order

Cummins Westport Inc. has received two orders for a total of 108 low-emissions natural gas bus engines for Southern California

September 7, 2001 - Industry News

New Truck Bridge To Canada Proposed

The former general manager of the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission wants to convert a seldom-used cross-border railroad freight span into an international bridge for commercial trucks

September 7, 2001 - Industry News

FTC Gives Approval To Chevron Texaco Merger

Federal regulators gave the go-ahead Friday for the merger of oil company giants Chevron and Texaco. The deal was announced last October

September 7, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Crossing In San Luis A Step Closer

A planned commercial border crossing in San Luis, Ariz. moved a step closer last week

September 7, 2001 - Industry News

Vancouver Bans Engine Brakes

The Vancouver, Wash., city council has voted unanimously to ban the use of unmuffled engine brakes inside the city limits.

September 7, 2001 - Industry News

Wholesale Inventories Drop, Sparking More Economic Hope

There was more encouraging economic news this week for trucking, following earlier news that manufacturing may be starting to rebound. The U.S. Commerce Department reported Friday morning the wholesale inventories in this country fell a hearty 0.7% in July

Tags: Economy

September 7, 2001 - Industry News

NTE Appoints New VP To Grow Private Trading Communities

Online logistics concern NTE has tapped William Heigl to help grow its private online trading communities.

September 6, 2001 - Industry News

Expect Congestion From U.S. 41 Road Work

Monday, Sept. 10, weather permitting, a $2.7 million project will begin to resurface and patch a 3.2-mile stretch of U.S. 41 in the Chicago area

Tags: Highways

September 6, 2001 - Industry News

Tanker Maker Sold

Brenner Tank, a longtime Wisconsin-based manufacturer of stainless steel tanker trailers, has been sold to an investment company

September 6, 2001 - Industry News

Transportation Fatalities Up Slightly

Transportation fatalities in the United States rose 0.2 percent last year over those in 1999, according to preliminary figures from the National Transportation Safety Board

September 6, 2001 - Industry News

Arrow Goes After Vocational Truck Sales

Arrow Truck Sales will exclusively offer Heil dump bodies for its used trucks in a bid to become a major player in the construction and vocational market

September 6, 2001 - Industry News

Study Looks For Fix At I-5 Intersection

Where Interstate 5 and Highways 18 and 161 come together in Federal Way, Wash., is known as the "triangle" - and also as a traffic nightmare. A new study will look at ways to improve the interchange

Tags: Highways

September 6, 2001 - Industry News

Ford Merges Truck, Car Operations

Facing falling sales and shrinking market share, Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday that it will combine its car and truck product development operations

September 6, 2001 - Industry News

Stellar Trak Offers Logistics System That Learns

A startup called Stellar Trak, of Tracy, Calif., is marketing an logistics system built to get smarter as it’s used

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