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October 15, 2001 - Industry News

A Tale Of Two Owner-Operators: Surviving The Downturn

Scott Breon is definitely feeling the economic pinch. The owner-operator from State College, Pa., reported that load availability is down and his deadhead miles are up. He’s seen rates going west drop as low as 65 cents. Fuel is expensive. So are some other costs, like taxes and tolls

Tags: Economy

October 14, 2001 - Industry News

Carey Acquitted

Former Teamsters President Ron Carey was acquitted Friday of perjury charges during the investigation of illegal diversion of union funds to his 1996 re-election campaign

October 12, 2001 - Industry News

Wyoming Improves Road Report

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has expanded its winter Road Report service

Tags: Highways

October 12, 2001 - Industry News

Atlas World Group Expects Record Year

Atlas World Group, Evansville, Ind., is projecting another record year

October 12, 2001 - Industry News

Driver In Explosives Wreck Cited For Log Book Violations

The driver involved in a heavily publicized wreck of a truck loaded with federal munitions has been cited for having a fraudulent log book

October 12, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Westport-Led Teams Win Natural Gas Research Grants

Cummins Westport Inc., a joint venture of Cummins and Canadian-based Westport Innovations, announced that teams led by Cummins Westport won $778,000 in government funding for two separate U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored projects involving medium and heavy duty natural gas vehicles

October 12, 2001 - Industry News

Temporary Driver Staffing Firm Introduces Permanent Placements

TLC Transportation Staffing, a company that offers temporary and long-term contract truck drivers, is offering permanent placement of qualified drivers through its new headhunter program

October 12, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Announces Massive Restructuring

DaimlerChrysler today announced a comprehensive restructuring program for Freightliner designed to return the company to sustainable profitability, including plant closings, layoffs, halving the number of chassis platforms, overhauling its parts strategy, streamlining used truck operations, pursuing vocational markets, revamping pricing and residual agreements, and cutting overhead costs

October 12, 2001 - Industry News

Retail Sales Post Biggest Drop In 10 Years, Producer Prices Increase

Retail sales have posted their biggest drop in 10 years

Tags: Economy

October 11, 2001 - Industry News

Moyes Makes Equity Investment In Simon Transportation

Simon Transportation Services, Salt Lake City, announced that a corporation controlled by Jerry Moyes has agreed to purchase approximately $2.1 million of Simon Transportation stock

October 11, 2001 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Fines Waste Haulers $2 Million

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection fined waste hauling companies and truck drivers more than $2 million during Operation Clean Sweep, a week-long statewide inspection of waste haulers in May

October 11, 2001 - Industry News

ALK Releases New Version Of Fuel Tax Software

ALK Technologies, Princeton, N.J., has released PC*FuelTax 7.0, what it calls the most comprehensive fuel tax reporting software available

October 11, 2001 - Industry News

Checkpoints Snarl New York Truck Traffic

Truckers with pickups or deliveries in New York City better allow at least an hour extra time for increased checkpoints at tunnels and bridges into the city

Tags: Highways

October 11, 2001 - Industry News

Caterpillar Reorganizes

Five Caterpillar officers have elected to retire at the end of 2001. As part of resulting organizational changes, the company is consolidating some operations and realigning responsibilities to improve efficiencies and sharpen focus in a number of areas

October 11, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Posts Third Quarter Profit

Cummins Inc. reported after-tax profits of $3 million for third quarter 2001, down from $25 million for the same period a year ago, but not bad considering the economy

October 11, 2001 - Industry News

Safety Agency Looks to Tighten Driver Scrutiny

The first protection against a terrorist attack on highway transportation is to tighten scrutiny of drivers, say federal and industry officials. The trucking industry can expect to see tougher federal guideline

October 10, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Proposes Stronger Hazmat Legislation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta Wednesday sent to Congress proposed legislation that would strengthen security and safety in the transportation of the nation's hazardous materials

October 10, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Turnaround Plan Announcement Imminent

DaimlerChrysler is expected to announce its turnaround plans for financially troubled Freightliner subsidiary within the next few days, at least a week earlier than originally planned

October 10, 2001 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Partners With U.S. Truck Body

U.S. Truck Body, Streator, Ill., will become the exclusive provider of moving van bodies for used cab and chassis straight trucks sold by Arrow Truck Sales, Kansas City, Mo

October 10, 2001 - Industry News

Velant Develops Transportation Planning Engine

Velant Inc., Atlanta, has released what it says is revolutionary new optimization technology for transportation planning, vehicle routing and scheduling, and backhaul coordination, for both local and long-haul truck fleets

October 10, 2001 - Industry News Helps Reduce Costs For Fortune Brands

Fortune Brands used to help procures its annual transportation contracts and cut its annual freight costs by more than $900,000

October 10, 2001 - Industry News

Oester Trucking Selects Aether MobileMax2

Oester Trucking, a Pennsylvania-based motor carrier, has selected Aether MobileMax2, Aether's wireless communications system, for its dry van and refrigerated division

October 10, 2001 - Industry News

Wholesale Inventories Down, Sales Up

The latest word is that wholesale inventories are down for the third consecutive month, and that could be good for trucking

Tags: Economy

October 10, 2001 - Industry News

No NOOTA, No More

The organization that helped put together last year’s trucker protests in Washington, D.C. is gone

October 9, 2001 - Industry News

GE Trucking Improves Web Site

GE Trucking has enhanced its web site,, which helps customers find equipment, financing and trucking-related services


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