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October 2, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Announces Grants For Hazmat Response

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced grants to states, territories and Native American tribes totaling almost $12.8 million for planning and training to improve response to hazardous materials transportation incidents

October 2, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Cuts Interest Rates For Ninth Time This Year

The Federal Reserve has cut interest rates for the ninth time this year. Tuesday the Fed decided to lower its target for the federal funds rate by 50 basis points to 2.5 percent

Tags: Economy

October 2, 2001 - Industry News

Bureacrats Target British Truckers' Food

According to British bacon maker Danepak, over 560 million bacon butties are eaten every year. According to the company’s web site, 37% of people say that a bacon butty helps improve their mood. Apparently a good number of those bacon butties (bacon sandwiches) are eaten by British truckers. And now the European Union is thinking about trying to change truckers’ habits in order to improve their health and safety

October 1, 2001 - Industry News

CFI Announces Driver Pay Increase

Contract Freighters, Joplin, Mo., is offering drivers who stay with the company longer more pay

October 1, 2001 - Industry News

Quick Fuel Opens Station In Miami Area

Quick Fuel Fleet Services, a joint venture between ExxonMobil and Jacobus Energy, opened its first automated commercial fleet fueling station in the Miami area

October 1, 2001 - Industry News

Federal-Mogul Files For Restructuring

Federal-Mogul Corp., Southfield, Mich., has filed for financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the U.S. bankruptcy code, "to separate its asbestos liabilities from its true operating potential.

October 1, 2001 - Industry News

Federal Funds Available For Truck Parking

The American Trucking Associations is chalking up a victory in its effort to get more roadside truck parking

October 1, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Cuts Pay

As Freightliner gets ready to announce restructuring plans later this month, it is already cutting costs with a companywide rollback on pay and benefits of nonunion workers

October 1, 2001 - Industry News

Manufacturing Slips As Expected In September

The first economic numbers since the Sept. 11 attack on America show manufacturing activity is still down

Tags: Economy

October 1, 2001 - Industry News

Menlo Unveils Fully Integrated Logistics

Menlo Logistics, a logistics company and technology provider to the logistics industry, has released the Menlo Logistics Management Solution, a fully integrated solution for end-to-end management of global supply chain operations

October 1, 2001 - Industry News

Dunkin' Donuts Delivers With AirIQ

Dunkin' Donuts' Southeastern distribution arm has selected AirIQ Inc. for its vehicle location, boundary notification, Reefer Fault Alert and automated inventory reports

September 30, 2001 - Industry News

Arkansas Commissioners, Truckers Meet

The Arkansas Trucking Assn. has been trying to get rid of the Arkansas Highway Commission, but last week, officials from the two met to see if they could work together

September 30, 2001 - Industry News

USF Bestway Expands In Southwest

USF Bestway is building two new facilities as part of its strategy to provide the Pacific Southwest with next-day, regional, and national transportation services

September 30, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow Trims Workforce

Yellow Corp., Overland Park, Kan., has cut more than 150 workers in response to the uncertain business environment

September 30, 2001 - Industry News

Penske Buys Southern NationaLease

Penske Truck Leasing has acquired the assets of Southern NationaLease

September 30, 2001 - Industry News

Technology Hand In Hand With Business At McLeod Users Conference

"Most of us remember when the only common thread between trucking and technology was the letter T." That's obviously no longer the case, and it was well demonstrated during McLeod Software's annual user's conference last week in McLeod's headquarter city of Birmingham, Ala

Tags: Events

September 28, 2001 - Industry News

Mack And Volvo Announce Major Restructuring

Major cuts and restructuring were announced by Volvo Global Trucks this morning in response to a depressed North American market that shows few signs of a near-term recovery

September 28, 2001 - Industry News

2nd Quarter GDP Revised Up, Outlook Still Bleak

Gross Domestic Product rose slightly in the second period, according to new numbers from the U.S Commerce Department, but dropped steeply from the growth rate earlier in the year

Tags: Economy

September 28, 2001 - Industry News

UTA Going Ahead With Second Annual Convention

The Used Truck Assn. is going forward with its second annual convention, Nov. 8-10 at the Rio Rico Resort in Rio Rico (near Tucson), Ariz

Tags: Events

September 27, 2001 - Industry News

ABF Recognized For Claims/Loss Prevention & Security

ABF Freight System has been recognized by the American Trucking Associations as the top motor carrier both in claims/loss prevention and in security

September 27, 2001 - Industry News

USF Opens New Service Centers

USF Distribution has opened new service centers in Houston and Lakeland, Fla

September 27, 2001 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders & Shipments Fall

New figures released Thursday show durable goods manufacturing and shipments fell during August

Tags: Economy

September 27, 2001 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Eyeing Split Speeds

There’s a move to reinstate split speed limits in the Keystone state

September 27, 2001 - Industry News

Grumman Olson, Freightliner Building Postal Vehicles

Grumman Olson and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. are currently in production of intermediate delivery vehicles for the United States Postal Service

September 26, 2001 - Industry News

Feds Plan Security Visits to HazMat Carriers

Field officials of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will visit most of the nation’s hazardous materials carriers in the coming months. Their mission: to raise hazmat carriers’ consciousness of the terrorist threat

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