March 19, 2001 - Industry News
Satellite communications provider TMI Communications of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, has signed an agreement with Toronto-based Cabit Systems to develop new mobile communications applications for the North American trucking industry
Web-based logistics software provider CarrierPoint announced its software is now available for Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows NT operating systems
Cummins has introduced PowerSpec, a Web-based application designed to program the electronic control modules (ECMs) on Cummins engines
Trailer and container leasing company XTRA Lease of St. Louis, Mo., has added customer service features to its web site at www.xtra.com.
Cummins says it has resolved concerns about gasket leakage and Texaco Extended Life Coolan
Mack Trucks is leasing a new, larger parts distribution center in Elkridge, Md., from ProLogis, a leading global provider of distribution services and facilities
ArvinMeritor has introduced XpresswayPlus.com, a web-based system for the commercial vehicle aftermarket
Trucks will be banned from a popular shortcut in northern Virginia outside Washington, D.C.
U.S. and Mexican officials will sit down in Mexico City on Thursday to begin discussions on opening the border to truck traffic
March 18, 2001 - Industry News
Roadway Express and Job Corps, a U.S. Department of Labor program, have
partnered to develop an advanced tractor-trailer driver training program for
Job Corps students
Smithway Motor Xpress, Ft. Dodge, Iowa, is buying Skipper Transportation, a flatbed carrier headquartered in Birmingham, Ala
Marathon Ashland Petroleum - parent company of Speedway SuperAmerica - and Pilot Corp. have announced their intent to combine their travel center and truckstop operations
March 16, 2001 - Industry News
Lower inventories are the key to a growth in freight volume later this year.
In spite of headlines about layoffs, lower profits and plunging stock prices, there are very clear signs that the economy is now on the upswin
Higher tolls on Oklahoma turnpikes resulted in less truck travel on the roads in February
A bill that would have allowed city police officers to enforce truck safety regulations in West Virginia has died in the state Senate
Representatives and decision-makers from government, the heavy-duty vehicle industry, and energy companies are headed to Arizona to discuss the future of the heavy-duty vehicle industry
Truck makers may be in a slump, but more tires than ever rolled off assembly lines and onto highways last year
Logistics Management Resources has received a commitment from Hutchinson Investments Limited for $20 million in additional financing
Heavy trucks have been banned from Interstate 70 east of downtown Columbus, Ohio, while roadwork is being completed
An Ohio bill to eliminate the state's split speed limit may go to committee vote this week
Maine officials are urging Congress to change a law that bars trucks heavier than 80,000 pounds from some federal highways
March 15, 2001 - Industry News
Valvoline Company, Lexington, Ky., and Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind., recently signed another five-year sales and marketing alliance.
Defective or poorly adjusted brakes continue to be the leading reason for removing trucks from North American highways, according to reports
Overnite Transportation will appeal a split decision by the National Labor Relations Board ordering the company to bargain with the Teamsters in four locations where the company has contested the results of two elections
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a petition with the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, asking the DOT and NHTSA to investigate alleged defects in Volvo trucks reported to the association by its members
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