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January 16, 2001 - Industry News

USF Glen Moore Gets New President, Moved to Regional Group

USFreightways Corp. announced the appointment of Mark Martin as President of its truckload subsidiary USF Glen Moore

January 16, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow to Integrate Regional Companies Into Saia

Yellow Corp., Overland Park, Kan., is integrating two of its regional subsidiaries into its Atlanta-based Saia subsidiary

January 16, 2001 - Industry News

Diesel Tech Training Gets Boost in Pennsylvania

Vocational training programs, including those for diesel technicians, are getting a boost in Pennsylvania with grants for equipment

January 16, 2001 - Industry News

Technology Dispute Could Crimp Truck and Trailer Production

Unresolved disagreements over how much an inventor should receive for his technology could put a crimp in U.S. truck and trailer production beginning March 1. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requires each tractor manufactured after that date to have a light on the dashboard indicating when the antilock braking has malfunctioned. A requirement for royalties for the technology that enables this has cropped up, and it has upset affected manufacturers

January 16, 2001 - Industry News

Nominees Announced For Truck Dealer Of The Year

Ten truck dealers have been nominated for the Heavy Duty Trucking/American Truck Dealer Truck Dealer of the Year award

January 15, 2001 - Industry News

Investor Sues Intrenet

An investor in Intrenet, the flatbed company that suddenly closed its doors recently, is suing the company for fiscal wrongdoing

January 15, 2001 - Industry News

More Uncertainty for Mitsubishi/Volvo Alliance

Despite recent reports that Volvo and Mitsubishi are moving ahead on a joint medium-duty project, there are more signs that Volvo competitor DaimlerChrysler's controlling stake in the Japanese automaker is causing problems for the Volvo-Mitsubishi deal

January 15, 2001 - Industry News

Pittsburgh Tunnel Gets New Height Warning System

A warning system that is supposed to alert truck drivers if they're too tall for a Pittsburgh tunnel is back in service after years of not working following last week's incident of a truck getting stuck inside

Tags: Highways

January 15, 2001 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing to Acquire Rollins

Penske Truck Leasing, based in Reading, Pa., has agreed to acquire Rollins Truck Leasing, Wilmington, Del., for $754 million

January 15, 2001 - Industry News

Shenandoah Chooses Expert Fuel from IDSC

Shenandoah Motor Express of Versailles, Ohio, will use Expert Fuel, a real-time fuel routing and optimization product from Integrated Decision Support Corp. of Richardson, Texas

January 15, 2001 - Industry News

NTE Ends 2000 on Upbeat

NTE of Downers Grove, Ill., announced that the number of shipments traded on its e-marketplace grew 45 percent and its membership doubled to 650 shippers and carriers in 200

January 14, 2001 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Consolidates Commercial Vehicle Component Operations as Part of Global Strategy

DaimlerChrysler announced Friday that it is bringing all of its commercial vehicle components activities together under one business unit, named DaimlerChrysler Powersystems, as part of its continuing global strategy

January 14, 2001 - Industry News

SmarTire to Enter Commercial Vehicle Market

Because recent legislation has increased demand for tire monitoring systems, TRW is concentrating its efforts on the passenger car and light truck markets and is licensing British Columbia-based SmarTire to handle its commercial tire monitoring systems

January 14, 2001 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Announces Fourth Quarter Million Mile Safe Drivers

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, Ark., recently honored its 2000 fourth quarter million mile safe drivers

January 14, 2001 - Industry News

Express Technologies Opens New Headquarters

Express Technologies, a transportation and logistics software provider, opened its new high-tech headquarters in the Pittsburgh suburb of Wexford, Pa., last week

January 14, 2001 - Industry News

Overnite Transportation Opens New California Service Center

Overnite Transportation, the less-than-truckload carrier based in Richmond, Va., opened a new service center in Benicia, Calif

January 14, 2001 - Industry News

PNV Collapse Leaves Truckstops, Drivers in the Lurch

PNV's recent announcement that it would cease providing services, at least temporarily, has left truckers, truckstop operators, fleets and creditors in limbo, all hoping for a bailout by a knight in shining armor to rescue the damsel in distress. For now, truckstop operators who have installed some 36,000 of the yellow plug-in boxes in their parking lots that provide cable, phone and Internet service, have been told only that the system has been put to sleep

January 12, 2001 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Say Earnings Will Top Analysts' Expectations

J.B. Hunt Transport Services says its fourth quarter 2000 results will exceed estimates by financial analysts

January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Oshkosh Named to Forbes' Platinum 400

Oshkosh Truck Corp. was named one of the "400 Best Big Companies in America" in the Jan. 8 issue of Forbes magazine

January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Weak North American Market Hurts Volvo Worldwide Sales

Volvo Truck Corp.’s worldwide deliveries totaled 81,826 in 2000, down 4% from 1999. The only decline came in North America, where deliveries were 23,608 units, down 31% from the previous year

January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Mississippi Highway Program is Getting a Bad Rap, Transportation Commissioner Says

A Mississippi transportation commissioner says officials examining cost overruns in state highway construction have never asked the right questions

January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Construction on I-95 in Virginia Continues This Week

The Virginia Department of Transportation is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week as an extensive reconstruction project continues on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl.

Tags: Highways

January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Tax Hike for Roads Pushed in Missouri

Missouri voters could be asked to approve tax increases to raise more than $650 million a year for transportation projects under legislation introduced last week

Tags: Highways

January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Nebraska Lawmaker Wants Lower Speed Limit for Trucks

A Nebraska lawmaker introduced a measure last week that would limit the speed limit for tractor-trailers on the state's interstate highways to 65 mph, 10 mph below the limit for passenger vehicles

Tags: Highways

January 12, 2001 - Industry News

British Come to Aid of @Track

In a deal that will breathe new financial life into a veteran mobile communications supplier, @Track Communications, providers of HighwayMaster systems, has signed a letter of agreement with Minorplanet Systems PLC of Leeds, England

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