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November 6, 2001 - Industry News

FBI Dismisses Threat Against Bridge Attacks

Federal officials on Tuesday did an about-face on the latest terrorist threat. The FBI said following an investigation, a threat of possible terrorist attacks against bridges in California and other Western states is not credible

Tags: Highways

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Webhauler New Load Posting Site

PCS Software's Webhauler (www.webhauler.com) is a new load matching site, and it's free

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Soy Diesel, Additive Work For California Waste Company

Pacific Waste Services, Chula Vista, Calif., has cut emissions using soybean-based diesel fuel and a special additive

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Arrow Trucking Adds Board Members

Arrow Trucking, Tulsa, Okla., has named two new board members

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Massachusetts Looks To Tolls To Pay For Big Dig

In a controversial move, the Massachusetts Turnpike's board of directors voted to postpone for six months toll hikes that were proposed to go into effect in January. In the same meeting, however, they cut toll discounts for truckers

Tags: Highways

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Opponents Of Border Opening Cite Security Issues

Opponents of opening the border to Mexican trucks believe the need for tighter security following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will help them keep Mexican trucks out of the U.S

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Tri-State Wins Suspension Appeal

Tri-State Motor Transit, Joplin, Mo., says it has won its appeal of a Department of Defense suspension of some of its munitions hauling

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Freightquote.com To Power Unishipper Service

Freightquote.com and Unishippers have teamed up to give Unishippers' 300-plus franchises and 200,000 customers to compare discounted rates and transit times of numerous carriers.

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

May Trucking To Install Netwise Software

Idaho-based May Trucking Company plans to install IDSC's Netwise decision support software

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Lowers Interest Rates Again

The Federal Reserve today decided to lower interest rates for the 10th time this year

Tags: Economy

November 5, 2001 - Industry News

Bargains Abound In Used Trucks

These are tough times, but they can be good times if you need equipment. The economy is down, and the tumble of new truck sales has depressed prices of both new and used trucks. That's bad for lots of people in the industry, but a boost to anyone who's in a buying mode. "There is no better time to update fleets, if you've got the money, than right now," says Steve "Bear" Nadolson, manager of Arrow Truck Sales' branch in Columbus, Ohio, and president of the Used Truck Assn

November 5, 2001 - Industry News

More Left-Lane Truck Bans Possible In Houston

Houston's mayor wants to extend a ban on trucks in the left lane of highways

Tags: Highways

November 5, 2001 - Industry News

Increased Bridge Security In St. Louis Area

If your truck breaks down on or near a bridge in the St. Louis area, better get it moved quickly

November 5, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo To Establish DC Office

The Volvo Group is formalizing a presence in Washington, D.C., as of Dec. 1

November 5, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB, FDA To Look At Medications And Driver Performance

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Food and Drug Administration will co-host a meeting examining the impact of prescription and over-the-counter medications on the performance of vehicle operators

November 5, 2001 - Industry News

TCA Announces Driver Of Year Finalists

The Truckload Carriers Assn. announced the finalists for the Independent Contractor of the Year and Company Equipment Driver of the Year contests.

November 5, 2001 - Industry News

Mock Truck/Train Crash Staged In Ohio

It may not have been "real," but to the hundreds of spectators and participants at a recent mock truck/train crash in Findlay, Ohio, the scene was real enough

November 4, 2001 - Industry News

Penske Closing Auto-Hauling Terminal In Baltimore

Penske Truck Leasing will close its Leaseway Auto Carrier terminal in southeast Baltimore by the end of the year

November 4, 2001 - Industry News

West Side Transport Getting New Trucks

West Side Transport, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will begin taking delivery of 400 new Freightliner 2002 Columbia tractors beginning in January

November 4, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Announces Rate Increase

UPS announced its 2002 rate increase

November 4, 2001 - Industry News

Judge: California Localities Can't Regulate Truck Routes

Local government regulations of truck routes and cargoes have been dealt a legal blow in California. U.S. District Judge Frank Damrell in Sacramento ruled that a 1994 federal law allows only states to impose such regulations, and only if they are related to safety

November 4, 2001 - Industry News

TMI-MultiMedia Introduces New Recruiting Tool

TMI-MultiMedia has introduced a new recruiting tool for trucking companies of all sizes

November 4, 2001 - Industry News

CFI Announces Owner-Operator Pay Increase

CFI, Joplin, Mo., announced an increased in its owner-operator pay by 2 cents per mile

November 4, 2001 - Industry News

Smithway, Swift Report Financials

Smithway Motor Xpress and Swift Transportation reported their third quarter earnings last week

November 2, 2001 - Industry News

West Coast Bridges May Be Terrorist Target

Terrorists may be targeting suspension bridges on the West Coast. The FBI alerted law enforcement agencies in eight Western states late Thursday after California Gov. Gray Davis said law enforcement officials had "credible evidence" that four California bridges, including the Golden Gate, may be the target of an attack

Tags: Highways

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