March 20, 2001 - Industry News
The Fed has spoken.
Tuesday, the Federal Reserve cut short-term interest rates for the third time this year
A diverse coalition of state and local clean-air regulators, industry, health and environmental organizations -- including trucking groups -- are urging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christine Todd Whitman to protect the EPA's diesel cleanup plan from delay tactics
Citing the softening U.S. economy and North American commercial vehicle market, ArvinMeritor lowered its sales and earnings estimates for its second fiscal quarter and announced it may cut some jobs
The continuing downturn in the North American market is largely to blame for a 7% drop in Volvo Global Trucks' sales through February
Wabash National says it will cut some 500 hourly and salaried positions as part of a cost reduction program to meet the widespread economic slowdown
Last week, the final phase of the SunPass replaced the ticket system on Florida's Turnpike
A new global identity, a new web site and a factory installation option on Freightliner trucks may help Webasto get a bigger market for its auxiliary climate control systems
The truck driver involved in the fatal collision with an Amtrak train in Bourbonnais, Ill., two years ago had logged 30 hours without a break, investigators said
March 19, 2001 - Industry News
Trucking companies won't be surprised by a business consultant's survey that trucking is perceived as one of the hardest-hit businesses by the economic slowdown. But they may not think about what they need to do to
Mack Trucks announced that it is moving forward on production plans, or "industrializing" for its 12-liter E-Tech engine, which will meet the aggressive 2002 emissions requirements
Texas work crews have begun raising the Denton Drive bridge over Interstate 35E
by 16 inches
Web-based transportion market and logistics provider BestTransport.comhas released a new on-line application called Status Manager
Satellite communications provider TMI Communications of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, has signed an agreement with Toronto-based Cabit Systems to develop new mobile communications applications for the North American trucking industry
Web-based logistics software provider CarrierPoint announced its software is now available for Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows NT operating systems
Cummins has introduced PowerSpec, a Web-based application designed to program the electronic control modules (ECMs) on Cummins engines
Trailer and container leasing company XTRA Lease of St. Louis, Mo., has added customer service features to its web site at www.xtra.com.
Cummins says it has resolved concerns about gasket leakage and Texaco Extended Life Coolan
Mack Trucks is leasing a new, larger parts distribution center in Elkridge, Md., from ProLogis, a leading global provider of distribution services and facilities
ArvinMeritor has introduced XpresswayPlus.com, a web-based system for the commercial vehicle aftermarket
Trucks will be banned from a popular shortcut in northern Virginia outside Washington, D.C.
U.S. and Mexican officials will sit down in Mexico City on Thursday to begin discussions on opening the border to truck traffic
March 18, 2001 - Industry News
Roadway Express and Job Corps, a U.S. Department of Labor program, have
partnered to develop an advanced tractor-trailer driver training program for
Job Corps students
Smithway Motor Xpress, Ft. Dodge, Iowa, is buying Skipper Transportation, a flatbed carrier headquartered in Birmingham, Ala
Marathon Ashland Petroleum - parent company of Speedway SuperAmerica - and Pilot Corp. have announced their intent to combine their travel center and truckstop operations
March 16, 2001 - Industry News
Lower inventories are the key to a growth in freight volume later this year.
In spite of headlines about layoffs, lower profits and plunging stock prices, there are very clear signs that the economy is now on the upswin
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