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August 28, 2001 - Industry News

Finalists Named For Trailer Dealer Award

Three finalists have been selected for this year’s National Trailer Dealer of the Year award

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

Palm Beach Sheriff Targets Trucks

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has created a special unit targeting commercial vehicles

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

Insurance Company Adds Trucking Agency

North Carolina's BB&T Insurance Services has acquired trucking industry insurance specialist Lofton & Co. of Savannah, Ga

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB Recommends Tougher DOT Physicals

The National Transportation Safety Board, wrapping up its investigation into a fatal 1999 bus crash, is recommending tougher physicals and procedures for prospective employers to find out about drug problems

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

Gas Turbine Sales Give Donaldson Record Revenue, Profits

Thanks largely to booming sales of gas turbine product, the Donaldson Company posted record revenues and earnings for fiscal 2001

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

Carey Election Fraud Trial Under Way

Former Teamsters President Ron Carey is on trial for perjuring himself by denying he knew of fund-raising illegalities in his 1996 re-election campaign

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

Ontario Inspector Wins Championship

FMCSA's Julie Anna Cirillo, right, presents top award to Ontario inspector Kerri Wirachowsky.

An Ontario inspection officer won the Ninth North American Inspector Championship

Tags: Events

August 27, 2001 - Industry News

Golden Acorn Blends Casino, Travel Center

The Campo Indian Reservation in southern California has opened the new Golden Acorn Casino, with a truckstop scheduled to open late next month

August 27, 2001 - Industry News

Residents Oppose Bigger Rest Areas In Florida

Two rest areas along Interstate 4 in Florida are slated to get expansions that will more than triple the amount of truck parking, but local residents plan to fight the plans

Tags: Highways

August 27, 2001 - Industry News

Port Solutions Suggested In Virginia

A mediation committee, changes in chassis inspection procedures and better communication with truckers are among the measures proposed to help improve conditions at the Port of Hampton Roads in Virginia

Tags: Intermodal

August 27, 2001 - Industry News

GM Cutting Commercial Truck Production

General Motors will cut production at its Janesville, Wis., plant because of the slow demand for commercial trucks

August 27, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB Wants More Action On Collision Avoidance

The National Transportation Safety Board says while collision avoidance technology is being adopted by industry, the government should do more to encourage it

August 27, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Champ First Three-Time Winner

Drivers compete at the National Truck Driving Championships.

Raymond Simon of Yellow Freight System Saturday became the first driver ever to win grand champion title of the National Truck Driving Championships three times

Tags: Events

August 26, 2001 - Industry News

Fuel Economy From The Heavens

EconoCruise, which aims to maximize fuel economy, is under development.

First there was cruise control that kept your truck moving without your right foot on the accelerator. Then came intelligent cruise that automatically raised and lowered cruising speed in response to vehicles ahead of you. How about a stingy cruise contro

August 26, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow Solutions Picks HotStatus for Distribution ASP

The Yellow Solutions, Overland Park, Kan., subsidiary of Yellow Corp., has selected HotStatus Enterprises, Mission Viejo, Calif., to help manage operations at distribution centers used by Yellow customers

August 26, 2001 - Industry News

Phone Companies Move to Limit Satellite Radio Plans

Wireless phone giants AT&T Wireless and BellSouth Corp. have asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to limit the use of signal repeaters by the nations’ two satellite radio companies, XM and Sirius

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

Top Trailer Dealers Nominated

Forty-eight nominations from around the country have been received for this year’s National Trailer Dealer of the Year award

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

LEDs Signal The Future

LED lights, gaining popularity in the trucking industry for their long life, are appearing elsewhere on the road: traffic signals. The Los Angeles Times reported recently that light-emitting diode lamps are being used to retrofit traffic signals throughout Southern California. Using LEDs can cut power consumption in traffic signals by about 80 percent, and they last 10 times as long

Tags: Highways

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

I-80 Construction Enters Next Phase

The first phase of I-80 resurfacing product in the Joliet, Ill., area is finished, and the next phase will begin after Labor Day

Tags: Highways

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

Load Limits Scheduled For Oregon Bridge

Trucks over 80,000 pounds will be prohibited from the Highway 126 bridge over the Crooked River in Prineville, Ore., as of Sept. 4

Tags: Highways

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

LTL Carrier Considers Cubic Pricing

California less-than-truckload carrier Daylight Transport is developing a cubic meter pricing tariff

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

Hoffa To Debate Challenger

James P. Hoffa

In an about-face from the previous election, Teamsters President James P. Hoffa says he will debate challenger Tom Leedham in the race for the top spot in the union

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

West Coast Port Volume Drops In July

At a time when container imports from Asia should be moving into peak season, West Coast ports describe July's volume as disappointing, according to Journal of Commerce.

Tags: Intermodal

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

Prime Expands Web Site Capabilities

Prime Inc., Springfield, Mo., has added Proof of Delivery to its web site at www.primeinc.com.

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

U.S. 45 Nearly Finished In Milwaukee

Work on U.S. Hwy. 45 in Milwaukee is scheduled by be completed by the end of the week

Tags: Highways

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