June 7, 2001 - Industry News
More than one-third of the commercial trucks inspected Tuesday near Devine, Texas, as part of Roadcheck 2001 were found to be unsafe.
Covenant Transport, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Swift Transportation, Phoenix, announced Wednesday that second quarter results will fall short of analysts' expectations
The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General was out of bounds when he conducted criminal investigations of trucking companies accused of violating safety rules, an appeals court has ruled
June 6, 2001 - Industry News
Engine manufacturer Cummins, Inc. said yesterday that it had received confirmation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) that the agencies would enforce the terms of the consent decrees Cummins and four other U.S. engine manufacturers negotiated with the government in 1998
Lawrence Brennan, the head of the Teamsters union in Michigan has been found not guilty of charges that he headed a scheme to use $30,000 in members' dues for his re-election campaign
Truckload powerhouse Schneider National has decided to outsource all of its fuel tax reporting to Comdata Corp. of Brentwood, Tenn
The top guy at Cummins is spending a lot more of his time trying to convince investors that restructuring and cost-cutting measures have the company poised to rebound.
Kenworth and PACCAR Financial have extended favorable financing for buyers of new Kenworth trucks to the end of June.
The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) awarded a "Best of ITS" Award to the Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate Inc. (HELP Inc.) for its PrePass weigh station bypass service.
During its 11th annual awards banque
Volvo Trucks North America aims to make parts more readily available with its new Logistics Partnership Agreement (LPA) program
A judge has set a Sept. 18 trial date for the certified class action of owner-operators against Gilbert Express, Inc.
Novatel Wireless, Inc., San Diego, Calif., wants a piece of the growing market for telematics -- wireless technology in vehicles. The provider of wireless data modems has announced an expansion of its OEM vehicle tracking and fleet management efforts
June 5, 2001 - Industry News
Pilot Corp. has opened its fourth travel center in Louisiana.
The Haughton Travel Center is located in the northern part of the stat
Driver pay increases have slowed considerably with higher costs and the soft economy
Owners of intermodal container chassis got a short respite from federal conspicuity rules, but federal and state authorities are enforcing the June 1 retrofit deadline for everyone else
The latest economic reports are sobering. April now looks to be the weakest month in this economic slowdown although several more months of modest production declines are still likely
An agreement between puraDYN Filter Technologies and Fontaine Modification now allows truck buyers to specify the puraDYN system on new Ford, Freightliner, International, Mack and Volvo units. Fontaine will install puraDYN by-pass oil filtration filter
Stoughton Trailers may lay off more than 1,000 workers, just weeks after calling some employees back to work.
Stockholders of @Track Communications, Inc., have approved management’s plan to sell 30 million shares of common stock to Minorplanet Systems, PLC, which will become @Track’s majority stockholder and strategic partner
Qualcomm, Inc. has released version 3.0 of ViaWeb, its Internet load tracking interface. ViaWeb puts data from Qualcomm mobile communications systems such as OmniTRACS and OmniExpress ViaWeb on the Internet
June 4, 2001 - Industry News
Shares of LTL giant Roadway Corp. dropped after the company gave a dismal report on freight volumes in the second quarter
The 2001 legislative session in the Lone Star state ended with the governor receiving a pair of bills that would affect truck drivers traveling through Texas
Dana Corp. has sold its Marion, Ohio, forging facility to Sypris Solutions Inc
Kenworth Truck Co. held its fifth annual World's Best sales meeting last weekend in Indianapolis. At the meeting, the truck maker honored top truck salespeople and managers from dealerships around the nation
The Detroit Board of Zoning Appeals has said no to the expansion of the Ambassador Bridge. Citing community protection from increased traffic and pollution, the board rejected a petition from the bridge’s operator
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