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September 13, 2001 - Industry News

Espar Parent Expands In Michigan

J. Eberspacher, parent of Espar Heater Systems, has broken ground on a new research and development technical center in Novi, Mich

September 13, 2001 - Industry News

Latest Highway Closing Information

The Pennsylvania Motor Truck Assn. reported the following highway information Thursday morning as roadways in the New York City area gradually re-open after Tuesday's terrorist attack on the World Trade Center towers

Tags: Highways

September 13, 2001 - Industry News

Expect Delays At U.S. Border Crossings

Commercial truck traffic at Canada's largest international land crossings is being delayed for hours as customs and immigration officers step up inspections following terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C

Tags: Highways

September 12, 2001 - Industry News

Little Change In Driver Pay

The National Survey of Driver Wages reports little change in rates per mile paid to drivers for the quarter reported in its August newsletter

September 12, 2001 - Industry News

Terrorist Attacks Could Spell Trouble For Economy

Just as trucking was beginning to see signs of hope that the economic slowdown was starting to reverse itself, economists are concerned that the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., could send the U.S. into a recession

Tags: Economy

September 12, 2001 - Industry News

Latest Road Closure Information In Northeast

A number of New York City area crossings are now open following the terrorist attack on the city's World Trade Center

Tags: Highways

September 12, 2001 - Industry News

HOS Exemptions Available for Emergency Drivers

Truck drivers providing emergency assistance to the New York City area may be exempt from federal hours-of-services rules

September 11, 2001 - Industry News

Roads Closed Following Trade Center Attack

According to the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Assn., the status of roads in the New York area following Tuesday's attack on the World Trade Center was as follows as of 7 p.m. EDT

Tags: Highways

September 11, 2001 - Industry News

Michelin Cutting Jobs

A downturn in the truck tire market has forced Michelin North America to cut 2,000 jobs, about 7 percent of its workforce

September 11, 2001 - Industry News

Owner-Operator Suit Against Rocor Fizzles

A nearly two-year lawsuit filed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. and two owner-operators against Oklahoma City-based Rocor has come to naught

September 11, 2001 - Industry News

Malone Freight Lines Buys Texas Flatbed Company

Malone Freight Lines, Birmingham, Ala., has bought E.A. Holder Inc., a flatbed company headquartered in Kennedale, Texas

September 11, 2001 - Industry News

XM Satellite Radio Postpones Launch

XM Satellite Radio, based in Washington, D.C., has postponed today's scheduled launch of its commercial service due to the attacks on Washington and New York yesterday

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Size, Weight Bill Floated in House; ATA Objects

A group of U.S. Representatives are asking their colleagues to support a bill that would extend truck size and weight limits from the Interstate System to the entire National Highway System

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

It's Drive Safely Work Week

Distracted driving is a major contributor to crashes, and Drive Safely Work Week, Sept. 10-14, is asking employers to spread the word

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

I-80 Open Again In New Jersey

For the first time since a June truck crash, Interstate 80 westbound in Morris County, N.J., has all four lanes open again

Tags: Highways

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

Penn State Researchers Investigate Alternative Diesel Fuel

In the search for clean diesel fuels, dimethyl ether seems like a good choice. But mixing DME with diesel fuel to run these engines is more complicated than simply combining the two fuels, according to Penn State researchers

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

Speedway, Pilot Finalize Travel Center Joint Venture

Speedway SuperAmerica and Pilot Corp. officially finalized the transaction that formally creates Pilot Travel Centers LLC

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

OOIDA Taking Driver Ratings Of Carriers Online

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. is adding Internet access to the ways drivers can submit ratings of motor carriers

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Reports On GPS Vulnerabilities

The U.S. Department of Transportation released the results of a study assessing the vulnerability of the national transportation infrastructure that relies on the Global Positioning System

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

EPA Rejects Diesel Petitions

The Environmental Protection Agency has denied three petitions asking the government to reconsider new emissions regulations for diesel engines

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

Ryder Opens New Service Facility in Ohio

Ryder System, Miami, Fla., has opened a new service facility in Zanesville, Ohio

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

Trism Sells Logistics Company

As Trism continues to downsize, it has sold its logistics company back to the original owners

September 7, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider Renames Freight Payment Company

Schneider Logistics has changed the name of its freight payment company, Tranzact Payment Services, to Schneider Logistics Payment Services

September 7, 2001 - Industry News

ALK Enhances Street-Level Routing

ALK has released PC*MILER/Streets 4.0 with web-enabled functionality and other enhancements

September 7, 2001 - Industry News

Rand McNally Enhances Routing Software

Rand McNally-TDM has made several enhancements to its MileMaker and IntelliRoute software and IntelliRoute.com web site.

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