September 7, 2001 - Industry News
The Vancouver, Wash., city council has voted unanimously to ban the use of unmuffled engine brakes inside the city limits.
There was more encouraging economic news this week for trucking, following earlier news that manufacturing may be starting to rebound.
The U.S. Commerce Department reported Friday morning the wholesale inventories in this country fell a hearty 0.7% in July
Online logistics concern NTE has tapped William Heigl to help grow its private online trading communities.
September 6, 2001 - Industry News
Monday, Sept. 10, weather permitting, a $2.7 million project will begin to resurface and patch a 3.2-mile stretch of U.S. 41 in the Chicago area
Brenner Tank, a longtime Wisconsin-based manufacturer of stainless steel tanker trailers, has been sold to an investment company
Transportation fatalities in the United States rose 0.2 percent last year over those in 1999, according to preliminary figures from the National Transportation Safety Board
Arrow Truck Sales will exclusively offer Heil dump bodies for its used trucks in a bid to become a major player in the construction and vocational market
Where Interstate 5 and Highways 18 and 161 come together in Federal Way, Wash., is known as the "triangle" - and also as a traffic nightmare. A new study will look at ways to improve the interchange
Facing falling sales and shrinking market share, Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday that it will combine its car and truck product development operations
A startup called Stellar Trak, of Tracy, Calif., is marketing an logistics system built to get smarter as it’s used
A U.S. District judge has ruled that Arctic Express illegally withheld escrow funds from its owner-operators
President Bush and Mexican President Vicente Fox wrap up a series of meetings today. One topic of the meetings was the issue of Mexican trucks gaining further entry into the United States
September 5, 2001 - Industry News
The maker of an alternative antilock braking system has filed suit against federal officials because the government says the product doesn't meet regulatory standards
Workers at Overnite Transportation's terminal in Southborough, Mass., have filed a petition for Teamster representation
As Nevada fights the "Brown Cloud" of pollution over Las Vegas, diesel smoke is coming under more intense scrutiny
The U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General today announced the official launch of its revamped web page at www.oig.dot.gov.
Arkansas-based J.B. Hunt is replacing its mixed fleet of intermodal containers with new 53-foot, stackable DuraPlate containers from Wabash
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is continuing to work on truck driver hours of service reform, but don’t look for substantive decisions until after the Senate has confirmed Joseph Clapp as administrator
September 4, 2001 - Industry News
Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., announced that it is no longer pursuing plans to spin-off and take public its Schneider Logistics subsidiary
Penske Logistics, Reading, Pa., has opened a 100,000-square-foot distribution center in Los Indios, Texas
The New Jersey Motor Truck Assn. Towing Conference has launched a Heavy Duty Recovery Certification Program
Drivers from the Northeast will test their driving skills and raise money for charity at the Fifth Annual Northeast Professional Truck Drivers Charity Challenge Sunday, Sept. 16
Michigan is not doing a good enough job enforcing truck weight regulations, and that's taking a toll on the state's highways, according to an audit released last week
As its officials predict no recovery in the North American truck market until at least 2003, Freightliner is preparing to unveil a new restructuring plan
International Class 8 tractors can now be ordered from the International plant in Chatham, Ontario, with Air-Weigh on-board truck scales
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