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September 19, 2001 - Industry News

Qualcomm Suspends Untethered TrailerTracs Sales, Seeks New Technology

Qualcomm has temporarily suspended sales of a major trailer tracking system due to concerns about the future of analog cellular networks in North America

September 19, 2001 - Industry News

Innovative Computing Acquires Maintenance System

Trucking software provider Innovative Computing Corp., Oklahoma City, has acquired full ownership of the fleet maintenance product formerly known as Fleet Assistant/400 from Freightliner LLC

September 18, 2001 - Industry News

Truckloads of Generosity With Nowhere to Go

“They’re all booked up in New York and New Jersey. There’s no room. There is no more room. It was so overwhelming.

September 18, 2001 - Industry News

Ryder Opens New Oklahoma Facility

Ryder System, Miami, Fla., has opened a new service facility in South Oklahoma City

September 18, 2001 - Industry News

Logistics.Com Gets New Funding

Logistics.com, Burlington, Mass., which provides transportation procurement and management technology, has secured $10 million in additional backing from Internet Capital Group

September 18, 2001 - Industry News

Penske Installing Collision Warning Systems

Penske Logistics is now installing collision warning system equipment throughout its tractor fleet

September 18, 2001 - Industry News

Rails Aim To Compete In Produce Transport

A group of rail companies and the Washington State Department of Transportation are collaborating in a venture to ship fresh fruit from Washington to East Coast markets

Tags: Intermodal

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

Phillips Closes on Acquisition of Tosco

Phillips Petroleum has closed on its acquisition of Tosco Corp. after receiving regulatory clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

Reopened Stock Market Means Mixed Results In Trucking

The New York Stock Exchange reopened yesterday for the first time since last week's attack on the nearby World Trade Center, with trucking stocks faring poorly while one manufacturer's stock rose on expectations of military expenditures

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

Hazmat Haulers Scrutinized

Hazardous materials haulers should be prepared for closer scrutiny following last week's terrorist attacks

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

Border Delays Lead To Hours Of Service Concerns

Truckers continue to experience delays at U.S. borders in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks as the U.S. Customs Service remains on a high security alert. Government officials said they will take the delays into account when enforcing hours of service regulations

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

FreightDATA Software Goes on the Web

Software provider SDA FreightDATA Corp., Newport Beach, Calif., has added web tracking capabilities to its FreightDATA Transportation Software

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Reinstating Guarantees

UPS is reinstating its domestic money-back delivery guarantees starting with packages picked up today

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

Inventories Fall, Sales Up In July

U.S. businesses managed to cut their inventories for the sixth straight month in July, while sales posted another increase

Tags: Economy

September 17, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Unexpectedly Lowers Interest Rates

In an unexpected move Monday morning, the Federal Reserve cut key interest rates just before U.S. financial markets reopened for the first time following last week’s terrorist attacks on America

Tags: Economy

September 14, 2001 - Industry News

NHTSA Study Backs Black Boxes

A study group of government agencies, vehicle manufacturers and universities has come down squarely in favor of event data recorders for highway vehicles. The so-called black boxes have long been required for commercial aircraft

September 14, 2001 - Industry News

Idaho Says Higher Limit, Split Speeds Working

Idaho hasn't seen any significant increase in crashes or fatalities since it raised it top highway speed limit and created split speed limits for cars and trucks

September 14, 2001 - Industry News

Trucks Allowed On Wisconsin's Hoan Bridge

Heavy trucks are being allowed back on the Hoan Bridge on Interstate 794 over Milwaukee's Lake Michigan harbor

Tags: Highways

September 14, 2001 - Industry News

Load Restrictions On Highway 97 Bridge In Oregon

Load restrictions have been placed on the bridge over Green Springs Drive and the Burlington Northern Railroad on Highway 97 in Klamath Falls, Ore

Tags: Highways

September 14, 2001 - Industry News

TCA Says Drug Test Result Sharing Should Be Done By Government, Not Carriers

The Truckload Carriers Assn., while it supports the sharing of driver drug test results, believes a government proposal to do so would be a burden on the trucking industry

September 14, 2001 - Industry News

Relief Trucks Need Not Ask for Rules Exemptions

Trucking companies engaged in the relief effort for Tuesday’s terrorist attack need not apply for exemptions to hours of service or size and weight rules, a Department of Transportation spokesman said

September 14, 2001 - Industry News

New Economic Numbers Mixed, Terrorist Situation Adds To Uncertainty

New economic reports released this morning, coupled with the uncertainty and nervousness following Tuesday’s terrorist attack, are providing a more cloudy picture than ever about the economy

Tags: Economy

September 14, 2001 - Industry News

St. Ignace Show Goes On; Parade Dedicated To Victims

The Sixth Annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show in St. Ignace, Mich., will be held this weekend, Sept. 14-16, as planned

Tags: Events

September 14, 2001 - Industry News

Attacks Still Causing Highway Problems

Updated 12:30 EDT. Three days after a terrorist attack on New York City and Washington, D.C., stunned the nation, there are still areas where highway travel has been affected

Tags: Highways

September 14, 2001 - Industry News

PocketMail Offers New Mobile E-mail Device

PocketMail Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., has introduced the PocketMail Composer, the company's latest handheld e-mail device

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