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January 28, 2002 - Industry News

Bandag 4th Quarter Profits Up

Bandag reported fourth quarter 2001 net earnings of $17.4 million, compared to $14.8 million for the fourth quarter 2000

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Announces Online Registration Updates

Motor carriers having a U.S. Department of Transportation number and their "biennial package" for updating their Motor Carrier Identification Report form (MCS-150) now can update it electronically

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

Bigger Split In Speed Limits Considered In Indiana

The Indiana House of Representatives is considering a bill to raise the speed limit for cars but not for trucks

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Releases Transportation Reauthorization Positions

The American Trucking Associations has released a 31-page document outlining issues it would like to see considered during the reauthorization of federal surface transportation legislation, covering everything from highway safety to labor issues to truck user fees

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

States Flags Fly Again At ATA Headquarters

The American Trucking Associations last week revived a tradition of flying state flags in front of its headquarters in recognition of the role each state plays in the national federation

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

Former Dixie Truckers Home Owner 'Surprised' By Indictment

The former operator of Dixie Truckers Home in McLean, Ill., was indicted by a McLean County grand jury Wednesday for alleged theft of fuel tax payments to the state

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

Treasury Predicts Road-Building Fund Shortfall

Recession-year deficits and plummeting fuel tax revenues could mean bad news for highway projects

Tags: Highways

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

2001 Heavy Truck Sales Numbers Plunge

Annual sales for U.S. heavy truck makers took a big hit last year, with every truck maker seeing declines in their retail sales

Tags: Economy

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Guidance On Drivers Daily Log Program

Printouts from a popular free driver's log program can be used in lieu of handwritten logs, according to a recent "regulatory guidance" from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

Yellow Freight Renamed, Parent Company Releases Financials

Yellow Corporation, Overland Park, Kan., made several announcements on Friday, including releasing its earnings reports for the fourth quarter and year end 2001

January 24, 2002 - Industry News

Winter Makes I-84 Treacherous

While other parts of the country enjoy a mild winter, a series of whiteouts and blizzards along Interstate 84 in northeast Oregon has made this winter the worst in six years

Tags: Highways

January 24, 2002 - Industry News

Transplace To Use Rand McNally TrueTrack

Rand McNally's Transportation Data Management subsidiary has licensed TrueTrack with IntelliRoute to Transplace for use with their Dense Network Efficiency platform of services

January 24, 2002 - Industry News

Order ArvinMeritor Literature Online

ArvinMeritor's Commercial Vehicle Systems business is providing a new online product literature ordering process for its motor carrier and dealer customers, making it the first major drivetrain component supplier to offer this convenience

January 24, 2002 - Industry News

Real-Time Container Information On The Internet

Navis LLC has announced a new software application that may help the confusion and congestion that exists at the nation's intermodal ports

January 24, 2002 - Industry News

Knorr-Bremse Assumes Control Of Bendix

German company Knorr-Bremse AG has assumed operational control of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC from Honeywell International Inc

January 24, 2002 - Industry News

ADS Introduces New Telematics Platform

Applied Data Systems, which makes embedded single board computers, introduces the Thin Master, which it says is ideal for fleet management and telematics applications, such as onboard computers for trucks

January 24, 2002 - Industry News

Ol' Blue Offers Downloadable Coloring Book

Ol' Blue, USA now offers a coloring book as part of its Big Wheels, Little Kids School Program

January 24, 2002 - Industry News

FDA Recommends Tighter Security

Truckers who transport food may have to deal with stricter security measures by shippers and receivers

January 24, 2002 - Industry News

Marten, Overnite Financials Buck Downturn

Marten Transport and Overnite Transportation are bucking trucking industry trends when it comes to fourth quarter and year-end 2001 financials

January 24, 2002 - Industry News

Greenspan Says Better Days Ahead For Economy

There are more signs an economic recovery is at hand…Fed Chairman Alan Greanspan is upbeat…for a change

Tags: Economy

January 23, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA President Speaks To Truckload Carriers

Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. President Jim Johnston talked to truckload carriers recently about problems OOIDA members have with some owner-operator leasing contracts - problems that have led OOIDA to file several lawsuits against carriers on behalf of those members

January 23, 2002 - Industry News

Supreme Court To Hear Michigan Truck Tax Case

The U.S. Supreme Court says it will hear an appeal of a Michigan truck tax. The justices will consider an appeal by Yellow Freight System, which is fighting the $10 the state requires the company to pay for registering its vehicles that travel through the state

January 23, 2002 - Industry News

FleetPride to Relocate Corporate Office

FleetPride is moving its corporate functions from Deerfield, Ill, to Houston

January 23, 2002 - Industry News

Axiom Navigation Moves To Larger Facility

Axiom Navigation, provider of GPS and wireless communications systems, has moved its headquarters to a new, larger facility in Costa Mesa, Calif

January 23, 2002 - Industry News

New TCA Website Offers More Information for Truckload Carriers

The Truckload Carriers Association has redesigned its web site at www.truckload.org.

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