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October 25, 2001 - Industry News

XM Rig Tours NASCAR Winston Cup Circuit

XM Satellite Radio's "NASCAR Rig" will tour the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit throughout the Southern this fall, promoting its dedicated NASCAR channel

October 25, 2001 - Industry News

LA Port Looks At ID System

Container haulers serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could be under closer scrutiny as officials discuss the possibility of background checks and an ID system for workers at the ports

Tags: Intermodal

October 25, 2001 - Industry News

House Passes Terrorism Bill Calling For Tougher Hazmat License Screening

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an anti-terrorism bill that among a host of other measures, would put potential hazmat drivers under closer scrutiny

October 25, 2001 - Industry News

@Road Explains High Tech Fleet Management

Anyone who wants to understand how contemporary technology can help manage far-flung fleets should check out a new white paper from @Road Inc., the fleet management technology provider based in Fremont, Calif

October 25, 2001 - Industry News

Old Dominion, Allied Report 3rd Quarter Financials

Two carriers release third quarter financial results Thursday, with one reporting record business levels

October 25, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Reports Show Effects Of Terrorist Attack

Even though the latest economic reports paint a picture of a dismal economy, there is some evidence that the full shock of the terrorist attacks to the economy was absorbed during September

Tags: Economy

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Greensboro to Ground Zero: A Journal

Editor’s Note: When he got home from delivering four dump trucks to New York City to help in the recover efforts, Volvo’s Randy Bolinger sat down and wrote a personal journal capturing his thoughts and impressions

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Posts Third Quarter Loss

The Volvo Group reported a third quarter operating loss, excluding restructuring costs, of SEK 212 million ($19.98 million), compared with an operating income of SEK 691 million for third quarter 2000

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

International Lays Off 400

International Truck and Engine Corp. is laying off 400 more people at a plant in Springfield, Ohio

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

CF, U.S. Xpress, Motor Cargo Announce 3rd Quarter Financials

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October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Wyoming Wants To Raise Fuel Tax To Fund Schools

A proposal is on the table in Wyoming to raise the state’s fuel tax by as much as 5 cents per gallon in order to comply with a state Supreme Court order to improve the state’s school buildings

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Overnite CEO Predicts No Recovery Until 2003

Leo Suggs

Look for more closures and mergers in the trucking industry, and don’t look for a recovery to begin until 2003. That’s the prediction of Overnite Transportation Chairman, President and CEO Leo Suggs

Tags: Economy

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Transplace Signs P&G

Transplace, the online logistics provider formed by six truckload carriers, has “hooked a biggie,” as Traffic World puts it: a load contract from Procter & Gamble valued by industry sources at $700 million

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Skinner Transfer Selects Aether MobileMax2

Aether Systems announced that Skinner Transfer Corp., a Wisconsin-based motor carrier, has selected Aether MobileMax2, Aether's wireless communications system, for its fleet of 150 trucks

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Free 'NTE e-Transportation Guide' Available To Logistics Managers

Logistics professionals, transportation managers and others who procure and manage transportation services now can get a free guide explaining online transportation services

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Van Wyk Chooses Maddocks TruckMate

Family-owned refrigerated fleet Van Wyk Inc., Sheldon, Iowa, recently selected TruckMate for Windows from Maddocks Systems.

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

PTDI Certifies Three More Training Schools

Three new schools have joined the ranks of schools offering Professional Truck Driver Institute-certified truck driver training courses

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

New Player in U.S. Satellite Trailer-Tracking/Messaging Market

Thrane & Thrane's new mini-C satellite antenna

British telecommunications company Inmarsat, will be looking for asset and trailer-tracking business in the U.S. after Washington approved communication over Inmarsat satellites earlier this month

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Allied Automotive Closing Terminals

Car-hauler Allied Automotive, Decatur, Ga., is closing three of its "non-performing and non-core terminals" in the U.S. and Canada

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Senators Propose Background Checks For Hazmat Drivers

Two U.S. senators last week introduced different bills that would require tougher background checks for truckers getting licenses to haul hazardous materials. Many are concerned in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks that terrorists could use hazardous materials trucks as weapons of mass destruction

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

California Trains Emergency Personnel For Tanker Crashes

The California Highway Patrol and the Western Propane Gas Association have completed the training of 1,700 emergency personnel to deal with tanker-trailer truck crashes

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Dana Merges Divisions

Dana Corp., Toledo, Ohio, is integrating its Spicer Heavy Systems Assembly Division into its Ride and Control Systems Division, headquartered at the Commercial Vehicle Technology Center in Kalamazoo, Mich

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics, Hellmann Worldwide Team Up

Schneider Logistics and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics USA are forming a strategic alliance

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Qualcomm Ships 400,000th OmniTracs

Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, announced it has shipped more than 400,000 OmniTracs mobile communications system units

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

GSA Chooses PC*Miler For Determining Freight Rates

The U.S. General Services Administration has chosen ALK's PC*Miler-based DTOD 15.1 as the standard for determining highway mileage for federal civilian agency freight and household goods shipments

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