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October 24, 2001 - Industry News

New Player in U.S. Satellite Trailer-Tracking/Messaging Market

Thrane & Thrane's new mini-C satellite antenna

British telecommunications company Inmarsat, will be looking for asset and trailer-tracking business in the U.S. after Washington approved communication over Inmarsat satellites earlier this month

October 24, 2001 - Industry News

Allied Automotive Closing Terminals

Car-hauler Allied Automotive, Decatur, Ga., is closing three of its "non-performing and non-core terminals" in the U.S. and Canada

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Senators Propose Background Checks For Hazmat Drivers

Two U.S. senators last week introduced different bills that would require tougher background checks for truckers getting licenses to haul hazardous materials. Many are concerned in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks that terrorists could use hazardous materials trucks as weapons of mass destruction

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

California Trains Emergency Personnel For Tanker Crashes

The California Highway Patrol and the Western Propane Gas Association have completed the training of 1,700 emergency personnel to deal with tanker-trailer truck crashes

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Dana Merges Divisions

Dana Corp., Toledo, Ohio, is integrating its Spicer Heavy Systems Assembly Division into its Ride and Control Systems Division, headquartered at the Commercial Vehicle Technology Center in Kalamazoo, Mich

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics, Hellmann Worldwide Team Up

Schneider Logistics and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics USA are forming a strategic alliance

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Qualcomm Ships 400,000th OmniTracs

Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, announced it has shipped more than 400,000 OmniTracs mobile communications system units

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

GSA Chooses PC*Miler For Determining Freight Rates

The U.S. General Services Administration has chosen ALK's PC*Miler-based DTOD 15.1 as the standard for determining highway mileage for federal civilian agency freight and household goods shipments

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Tranzlink Upgrades Load-Matching Website

Online load matching provider Tranzlink, Weston, Fla, announced a new version of its Tranzlink electronic marketplace

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Vistar Datacom Providing Intermodal Tracking

Vistar Datacom, a provider of satellite-based communications services, announced the sale of 6,800 GlobalWave satellite communications terminals to Satellite Intermodal Express

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Florida Orders CDL Retests

More than 500 truckers have to re-take their commercial license test in Florida, and more re-tests are on the way

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Michigan Tightens Hazmat Approval Process

Companies applying to transport hazardous materials in Michigan will have to provide more information and go through tougher screening

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

XM Expands Rollout, Gets More Funding

As XM Satellite Radio, Washington, D.C., expands its rollout to offer service across the Southest, it also has reworked its funding

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Bandag Remains 'Solidly Profitable' In Third Quarter

Bandag announced consolidated net earnings of $14.6 million for the third quarter, an 18% decrease from third quarter 2000

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

Paccar Posts Third Quarter Profits

Paccar earned $39.4 million for the third quarter of 2001, compared with $93.1 million for the same period a year ago

October 23, 2001 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Profits Up, Despite Plunging Commercial Vehicle Earnings

DaimlerChrysler posted a $600 million operating profit for third quarter 2001, up 23% from third quarter 2000; but earnings in its Commercial Vehicles Group plunged 94%

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

Mineta Calls For Security Agency

Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta said last week that the Department of Transportation needs an agency devoted to security for all modes of transportation

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

AMI Leasing Debuts on the Web

AMI Fleet Management Services, Worcester, Mass., has launched a web site for its Fleet Management Services Division at www.amileasing.com.

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

Eastern Connection Opens Web Site

Overnight express parcel carrier Eastern Connection, Woburn, Mass., has launched a web site at www.easternconnection.com.

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

Tripmaster Offers New Options

Onboard computer provider Tripmaster, Arlington, Texas, has announced an interface device to link the Tripmaster DT-240/GPS computer with the MobileCast delivery management syste

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

Natural Foods Co-op Chooses Truckstops Routing

Blooming Prairie, a wholesale cooperative distributor of natural and organic foods, has chosen MicroAnalytics' TruckStops Routing and Scheduling System

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

Study: Reform Committee Should Pull Plug on Amtrak

Despite continuing efforts to supplement its passenger load with commercial cargo, Amtrak is hemorrhaging and should be liquidated and restructured, according to one study

Tags: Intermodal

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

@Track Expands TrackWare Coverage

@Track Communications, Richardson, Texas, has signed a new agreement expanding its TrackWare trailer tracking to customers operating in Mexico and Canada

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

NASCAR Rig Drivers Showcase Skills

Earlier this month, Ricky Simmons outmaneuvered other contestants in his racecar-hauling rig to win the second "International Truck Challenge" of the season at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. International Truck and Engine Corp. invited NASCAR Winston Cup big-rig drivers to compete in the timed obstacle course designed to showcase the talents of NASCAR's unseen drivers

Tags: Events

October 22, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Fines Four Household Goods Motor Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has fined four motor carriers hauling primarily household goods from New York, New Jersey, and Illinois for multiple violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

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