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June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Port Driver Problems Get Attention In Texas

A Texas state representative plans to introduce legislation to address the concerns of truck drivers who must idle their rigs, unpaid, for hours at the Port of Houston waiting to pick up or drop off containers

Tags: Intermodal

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Watch Out For Detours On I-10 In Tucson

Expect detours on Interstate 10 the next few weekends in Tucson, Ariz

Tags: Highways

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Kroger To Pay Injured Trucker $55 Million

Kroger Co. will pay $55 million to a trucker injured when he was crushed between two trucks after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to overturn a 1999 jury award

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Overnite Opens Lubbock Facility

Overnite Transportation Co. has opened a new service center in Lubbock, Texas

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Expedite Expo Expands To Two Days

The Expedite Expo 2002 has been expanded to two days of activities at the Detroiter Truck Stop in Woodhaven, Mich., Aug. 15-16

Tags: Events

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Descartes Introduces Fleetwise Monitor

Fleetwise Monitor from The Descartes Systems Group is a new routing and scheduling software application to provide for real-time coordination of customer service representatives, dispatchers and drivers

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems Partners With FuelQuest

Fleet fueling car provider U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems has teamed up with FuelQuest to provide fuel tank owners, fuel buyers and fuel suppliers a way manage activities and data associated with moving, storing, or buying fuel

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Parts Council Members

Kenworth has named its Kenworth Parts Council members for 2002

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Bill Would Help Truckers Hurt By NAFTA

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would help truckers that are hurt by competition from foreign-owned carriers, which some fear will happen after the U.S. border is opened to Mexican trucks later this summer

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Judge Denies Request To Block Plutonium Trucks

As early as this weekend, South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges may get a chance to make good on his threat to use his own body, as well as state troopers, to block shipments of plutonium into the state

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Reports Showed Mixed Signals For Economic Recovery

Several indicators are giving mixed signals about how well the economy is performing as well as how things may look down the road

Tags: Economy

June 12, 2002 - Industry News

New Agreement Provides Directions Via Qualcomm

Qualcomm and Maptuit have announced an agreement that delivers directions wirelessly to the driver in the cab

June 12, 2002 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Unveils SUMIT CVA

Schneider Logistics Inc. has announced the release of its collaborative transportation procurement product, SUMIT CVA, aimed at providing shippers with a strategic approach to securing low-cost, long-term freight contracts

June 12, 2002 - Industry News

Hino To Build Trucks In California

Japan-based Hino Motors has announced it will establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation beginning in 2004, with the trucks to be sold in North America

June 12, 2002 - Industry News

International Trucks Recalled For Possible Brake Defects

Navistar International, maker of International brand trucks, buses, and engines, said it will conduct a voluntary safety recall to address a safety defect on air brake fittings

June 12, 2002 - Industry News

ITS Truck Beauty Show To Be Largest Indoor Event

The Stars & Stripes Show & Shine at the International Trucking Show June 27-29 in Las Vegas is expected to be the largest indoor truck beauty competition for Class 8 trucks ever held

Tags: Events

June 12, 2002 - Industry News

Mack Won’t Renew Dana Chassis, Axle Contracts

Mack Trucks will drop Dana as a supplier of chassis assemblies and groomed axles for Mack’s on-highway and vocational trucks

June 11, 2002 - Industry News

SuperRigs Strut Their Stuff

David and Allyson Geer took Best of Show, top, beating out Donnie and Diana Harper, center, with their Twin Towers tribute. Light show honors went to Jerry and Allen Asbury's Kenworth W900B. Photos by Steve Sturgess

More than 100 contestants from across the country made the Rotella SuperRigs 20th anniversary event a standout at the Ontario, Calif., TravelCenters of America in early June

Tags: Events

June 11, 2002 - Industry News

Delphi Tests Mobile Broadband Solution

Delphi is testing a mobile broadband infrastructure from MeshNetworks, MeshNetworks, Maitland, Fla., which would provide entertainment, navigation and web Services to vehicles traveling at highway speeds

June 11, 2002 - Industry News

Vermont Town Considers Charging Trucks For Using Roads

Hartford, Vt., has proposed an unusual solution to the problem of trucks damaging local roads: Charge truckers for driving on them

June 11, 2002 - Industry News

CHP Using Camaros To Target Trucks

The California Highway Patrol put 73 new 2002 Chevrolet Camaros into service last week for use in commercial truck enforcement

June 11, 2002 - Industry News

Border Opening Close

The U.S. Department of Transportation is optimistic that it will have everything ready to open the southern border to Mexican trucks by mid-summer. Speaking at a DOT-sponsored North American Free Trade Agreement Land Transportation Conference in San Antonio, Michael Jackson, deputy secretary of transportation, said the agency is “on the cusp of success,” despite the complexity of making the long-delayed border opening a reality

June 11, 2002 - Industry News

Rand McNally Launches Trucking Web Site

Rand McNally's Transportation Data Management subsidiary has introduced a new and web site featuring its line of commercial trucking products at www.trucking.randmcnally.com.

June 11, 2002 - Industry News

Firestone Sponsors History Features On Trucking Radio

Firestone is sponsoring 2-minute radio features about trucking history on the Midnight Trucking Radio Network

June 10, 2002 - Industry News

TMI Offers Fleets Recruiting Answers

TMI-MultiMedia, an ad agency specializing in trucking recruitment, has teamed up with Kelly Anderson of IMPACT Transportation Solutions located in Neosho, Mo

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