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September 26, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Confirms Clapp As FMCSA Administrator

The Senate confirmed Joseph M. Clapp as the first administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

September 26, 2001 - Industry News

PTDI Certifies First Driver Finishing Program

CRST International, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has become the first motor carrier to receive certification from the Professional Truck Driver Institute for its driver finishing program

September 26, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Honors Three Trucking Companies For Safety

The American Trucking Associations named three motor carriers as winners of its 2001 National Truck Safety Contest

September 26, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Parade Crosses Bridge Silently To Honor Terror Victims

The annual truck parade in St. Ignace was silent this year. (File photo by Bette Garber)

Sept. 14-16, the weekend following the attack on the World Trade Center, truckers made their annual trek to northern Michigan for the sixth annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show in St. Ignac

Tags: Events

September 26, 2001 - Industry News

Oklahoma Passes Right To Work Law

Teamsters President James Hoffa pulled out of a campaign debate to fight it, but that didn't stop Oklahoma voters from approving a "right to work" law

September 26, 2001 - Industry News

Education Department Awards Truck Driver Training Grant

The Motor Freight Carriers Association and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters - on a team led by Carnegie Mellon Driver Training and Safety Institute - have been awarded a grant to improve the training of truck drivers

September 26, 2001 - Industry News

Cat 3406 Rated Highest In Customer Satisfaction

For the second year in a row, Caterpillar's 3406 engine ranks highest in heavy-duty diesel engine satisfaction among customers of Class 8 trucks, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2001 Heavy-Duty Truck Engine Customer Satisfaction Study

September 25, 2001 - Industry News

Group Tries To Crash Clapp Nomination

A notoriously anti-truck safety lobbying organization is going all out to oppose the nomination of Joseph Clapp as the leader of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

September 25, 2001 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence Drops

Consumer confidence in the American economy has taken a nosedive

Tags: Economy

September 25, 2001 - Industry News

PTDI Certifies More Schools

Three new schools have joined the ranks of those offering Professional Truck Driver Institute-certified truck driver training courses

September 25, 2001 - Industry News

Freightquote.com Honored By Forbes

Freightquote.com, the Kansas City-based online freight provider, has been listed in Forbes magazine's "Best of the Web: B2B edition" as an industry leader in logistics

September 25, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Ground Expands Home Delivery Service

FedEx Ground will open 63 more FedEx Home Delivery terminal

September 25, 2001 - Industry News

NTE Enhances Exchange Service

NTE is making it easier for carriers to get backhauls and other freight

September 25, 2001 - Industry News

Railroads Expand Intermodal Service

Railroads continue to band together to offer intermodal services they say can compete head-on with trucking

Tags: Intermodal

September 25, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway Third Quarter Results Mixed

Roadway Corp., Akron, Ohio, saw income and revenues down from last year, but reported better results than the first two quarters of this year

September 25, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Execs Talk About Future Of Truck Brands

Volvo Global Trucks will retain its three distinct brands in world markets: Volvo, Mack and Renault

September 25, 2001 - Industry News

Ergonomics Action Delayed

The U.S. Department of Labor announced last week it is postponing the announcement of a plan of action on ergonomics

September 24, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Fatalities Drop In 2000

While the number of highway fatalities remained virtually unchanged between 1999 and 2000, large truck crash fatalities dropped 3 percent

September 24, 2001 - Industry News

National Safety Council To Honor Ryder

The National Safety Council will honor Ryder System, Miami, Fla., and its president and CEO Gregory Swienton with its 2002 Green Cross for Safety Medal for exemplary commitment to workplace safety and corporate citizenship

September 24, 2001 - Industry News

Haldex Signs On For Truck Racing

Haldex Brake Systems has signed on to be the official and exclusive supplier of brake systems to the new ZF Super Truck Championship Racing Series

September 24, 2001 - Industry News

Government To Train On Cadec Recorders

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will train federal and state investigators on the use of onboard recording devices using Cadec's Mobius TTS onboard computing system

September 24, 2001 - Industry News

Gigou Talks About Volvo's Future

While Mack and Volvo products will remain separate, the newly merged companies are looking for ways to share resources. That's what Michel Gigou, the new CEO of Volvo Trucks North America, told the Greensboro, N.C., News & Record.

September 24, 2001 - Industry News

Desert Storm Leader To Address ATA Conference

Retired General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. troops in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm during the 1990-91 Persian Gulf war, will speak at the American Trucking Associations' 2001 Management Conference and Exhibition

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September 24, 2001 - Industry News

LEI Shows Economic Uncertainty, Congress Poised To Beef Things Up

The latest economic news still paints an uncertain picture of the nation’s economy, but Congress is getting ready to move ahead with a plan to pump things up

Tags: Economy

September 23, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner To Idle Plants

Freightliner plans to shut down three of its North American truck plants for a week next month to cut inventories

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