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November 8, 2001 - Industry News

Louisiana Eyes Fuel Tax, Truck Fees

Louisiana transportation department officials have their eye on higher fuel taxes and truck registration fees to help pay for road construction projects

November 8, 2001 - Industry News

EEOC Settles Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Against Trucking Company

A trucking company that fired a female trucker when her husband resigned must pay the woman $80,000 in a settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

November 8, 2001 - Industry News

Maddocks to Deliver TruckMate Training Online

Maddocks Systems, the developers of TruckMate for Windows trucking software, will now offer online interactive training for the software online

November 8, 2001 - Industry News

AmeriQuest Launches Food Fleet Web Portal

Transportation technology provider AmeriQuest of Cherry Hill, N.J., in cooperation with two food distribution organizations, has launched the Food FleetXchange transportation internet portal

November 8, 2001 - Industry News

RSPA Extends Deadline to Submit Innovative Security Technologies

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration has extended the deadline for submitting papers on activities that would improve the security or reduce the vulnerability of transportation service

November 7, 2001 - Industry News

Sales At Wholesale Level Drop Along With Inventories

The latest figures show sales at the wholesale level dropped during September while inventories eased a bit

Tags: Economy

November 7, 2001 - Industry News

TIP Uses Technology To Streamline Inspection Process

Transport International Pool is using handheld computers and digital cameras for a more reliable, efficient and standardized trailer inspection process

November 7, 2001 - Industry News

GPS-Based Security System Being Developed

Toronto-based Paradigm Advanced Technologies is developing a highly sensitive GPS-based security product called SecurTrac

November 7, 2001 - Industry News

Georgia Port Truckers Angry About Repair Edict

Intermodal container haulers at the Port of Savannah, Ga., aren't happy about being told they can't do minor fixes on container chassis before taking them on the road

Tags: Intermodal

November 7, 2001 - Industry News

Accuride Sales Down

Accuride Corp. reported third quarter net sales of $77.7 million compared to $104.4 million for the third quarter of 2000

November 7, 2001 - Industry News

TA Raises More Than $63,000 For Sept. 11 Fund

TravelCenters of America raised $63,300 for those affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by matching customer and employee contributions

November 7, 2001 - Industry News

Fedex Freight Names Three to Senior Management Team

FedEx Freight has added three new positions to its Memphis-based senior management staff in order to focus on the growing regional LTL market and coordinate with its sister companies in the FedEx family

November 7, 2001 - Industry News

CHP To Target Truckers With Muscle Car Fleet

The California Highway Patrol plans to nearly double its fleet of specially marked patrol cars used to target unsafe trucks

November 7, 2001 - Industry News

National Guard Helps At Mexico/Arizona Border

National Guard troops have been called on to help inspect vehicles coming into Arizona from Mexico

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

FBI Dismisses Threat Against Bridge Attacks

Federal officials on Tuesday did an about-face on the latest terrorist threat. The FBI said following an investigation, a threat of possible terrorist attacks against bridges in California and other Western states is not credible

Tags: Highways

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Webhauler New Load Posting Site

PCS Software's Webhauler (www.webhauler.com) is a new load matching site, and it's free

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Soy Diesel, Additive Work For California Waste Company

Pacific Waste Services, Chula Vista, Calif., has cut emissions using soybean-based diesel fuel and a special additive

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Arrow Trucking Adds Board Members

Arrow Trucking, Tulsa, Okla., has named two new board members

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Massachusetts Looks To Tolls To Pay For Big Dig

In a controversial move, the Massachusetts Turnpike's board of directors voted to postpone for six months toll hikes that were proposed to go into effect in January. In the same meeting, however, they cut toll discounts for truckers

Tags: Highways

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Opponents Of Border Opening Cite Security Issues

Opponents of opening the border to Mexican trucks believe the need for tighter security following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will help them keep Mexican trucks out of the U.S

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Tri-State Wins Suspension Appeal

Tri-State Motor Transit, Joplin, Mo., says it has won its appeal of a Department of Defense suspension of some of its munitions hauling

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Freightquote.com To Power Unishipper Service

Freightquote.com and Unishippers have teamed up to give Unishippers' 300-plus franchises and 200,000 customers to compare discounted rates and transit times of numerous carriers.

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

May Trucking To Install Netwise Software

Idaho-based May Trucking Company plans to install IDSC's Netwise decision support software

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Lowers Interest Rates Again

The Federal Reserve today decided to lower interest rates for the 10th time this year

Tags: Economy

November 5, 2001 - Industry News

Bargains Abound In Used Trucks

These are tough times, but they can be good times if you need equipment. The economy is down, and the tumble of new truck sales has depressed prices of both new and used trucks. That's bad for lots of people in the industry, but a boost to anyone who's in a buying mode. "There is no better time to update fleets, if you've got the money, than right now," says Steve "Bear" Nadolson, manager of Arrow Truck Sales' branch in Columbus, Ohio, and president of the Used Truck Assn

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