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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

September 6, 2001 - Industry News

Court Issues Ruling Against Arctic Express

A U.S. District judge has ruled that Arctic Express illegally withheld escrow funds from its owner-operators

September 6, 2001 - Industry News

U.S., Mexican Presidents Talk Trucks In Meetings

Waving from the White House balcony, President Bush welcomes Mexican President Vicente Fox Sept. 6.

President Bush and Mexican President Vicente Fox wrap up a series of meetings today. One topic of the meetings was the issue of Mexican trucks gaining further entry into the United States

September 5, 2001 - Industry News

Alternative ABS Maker Sues Over Federal Actions

The maker of an alternative antilock braking system has filed suit against federal officials because the government says the product doesn't meet regulatory standards

September 5, 2001 - Industry News

Overnite Terminal Files For Teamster Representation

Workers at Overnite Transportation's terminal in Southborough, Mass., have filed a petition for Teamster representation

September 5, 2001 - Industry News

Nevada Targets Diesel Smoke

As Nevada fights the "Brown Cloud" of pollution over Las Vegas, diesel smoke is coming under more intense scrutiny

September 5, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Inspector General Unveils Revamped Web Site

The U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General today announced the official launch of its revamped web page at www.oig.dot.gov.

September 5, 2001 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Replacing Intermodal Container Fleet

Arkansas-based J.B. Hunt is replacing its mixed fleet of intermodal containers with new 53-foot, stackable DuraPlate containers from Wabash

September 5, 2001 - Industry News

Hours of Service Decision Awaits Clapp’s Confirmation

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is continuing to work on truck driver hours of service reform, but don’t look for substantive decisions until after the Senate has confirmed Joseph Clapp as administrator

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider National Drops Plans For Logistics Spin-Off

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., announced that it is no longer pursuing plans to spin-off and take public its Schneider Logistics subsidiary

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

Penske Opens New Distribution Center

Penske Logistics, Reading, Pa., has opened a 100,000-square-foot distribution center in Los Indios, Texas

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

New Jersey Assn. Offers Towing Certification

The New Jersey Motor Truck Assn. Towing Conference has launched a Heavy Duty Recovery Certification Program

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

Charity Roadeo Scheduled In New England

Drivers from the Northeast will test their driving skills and raise money for charity at the Fifth Annual Northeast Professional Truck Drivers Charity Challenge Sunday, Sept. 16

Tags: Events

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

Audit Finds Michigan Needs More Weight Enforcement

Michigan is not doing a good enough job enforcing truck weight regulations, and that's taking a toll on the state's highways, according to an audit released last week

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Makes Plans To Deal With Truck Sales Slump

As its officials predict no recovery in the North American truck market until at least 2003, Freightliner is preparing to unveil a new restructuring plan

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

Air-Weigh Scales Available On International Trucks

International Class 8 tractors can now be ordered from the International plant in Chatham, Ontario, with Air-Weigh on-board truck scales

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

New TA Opens In Dallas

TravelCenters of America's newest facility will open Tuesday, Sept. 11, south of Dallas

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

Manufacturing May Be Starting To Rebound

New figures released this morning indicate manufacturing in the United States is still slow, but is much better than it was at the beginning of the year

Tags: Economy

September 3, 2001 - Industry News

Oklahoma Faces IRP Sanctions

Oklahoma may face sanctions by the International Registration Plan if it can’t provide evidence of compliance by early November

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