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October 8, 2001 - Industry News

N.C. House Approves Toll Bill

The North Carolina House of Representatives approved a bill last week to create a North Carolina Turnpike Authority, but the Senate may not act on it until next spring

Tags: Highways

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

TMC Modifies Fall Meeting Schedule

The American Trucking Associations' Technology and Maintenance Council has changed the scheduling of its Fall Meeting next week in Jacksonville, Fla., because of problems in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks

Tags: Events

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Two Munitions Accidents Raise Eyebrows

Even as the New York Times and "PrimeTime Thursday" were reporting on shortfalls in security among the nation's munitions carriers late last week, two trucks hauling such loads were involved in highly publicized crashes

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Con-Way Supports Annual Drug Prevention Program

Con-Way Transportation Services, a subsidiary of CNF, along with its six U.S. operating companies, is heading back into the nation's public schools this week to participate in the national Red Ribbon drug abuse prevention campaign

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Fleet Management Institute Scheduled For January

The Institute for Truck Transportation Management will hold its annual Fleet Management Institute January 20-25, 2002, at the Omni Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas

Tags: Events

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Clapp Sworn In As Head of FMCSA

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta last week welcomed Joseph M. Clapp to the U.S. Department of Transportation as the first Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Bishop Ford Expressway (I-94) Reopened To Trucks

A truck detour is expected to be removed today from the Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94) bridge in the Chicago area

Tags: Highways

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

SmartStop Sells Prepaid Calling Card Business

SmartStop, Inc., a provider of telecommunication solutions to the trucking industry, has sold its prepaid calling card business unit to Transcommunications Inc

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Making Union Pay Cuts, Re-Negotiating Buyback Contracts

Although it has not officially announced a turnaround plan due to be made public this month, published reports indicate that Freightliner is already working on strategies to cut an estimated $1 billion expected loss this year

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Offers OOIDA Parts Discount

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. is offering its members discounts on parts for Freightliner, Western Star and Sterling trucks

October 8, 2001 - Industry News

Truckstop Sets Blood Drive Record

Muralt's Travel Plaza, an AMBEST and Conoco truckstop in Missoula, Mont.. collected 531 units of blood last week, setting a new record as Montana's largest annual blood drive

October 5, 2001 - Industry News

TCA Audio Conference To Address Driver Turnover

The Truckload Carriers Assn.'s Truckload Academy is sponsoring an audio conference on "Keeping Driver Turnover Under 100 Percent" Wednesday, Oct. 10

October 5, 2001 - Industry News

Expect Congestion On I-94 In Chicago

The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning drivers to expect major congestion when a three-week construction project begins on the Edens Expressway (I-94) in the Chicago area

Tags: Highways

October 5, 2001 - Industry News

Tunnels Get Troopers In Virginia

Commercial vehicles will be inspected before being allowed to enter four bridge-tunnels in the Hampton Roads, Va., area

Tags: Highways

October 5, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Gets Contract To Develop Fuel Cell

Cummins Power Generation, a division of Cummins Inc., will get a $74.9 million development contract from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop an affordable, compact and virtually pollutant-free 10-kilowatt fuel cell module

October 5, 2001 - Industry News

Put the Brakes On Fatalities

Wednesday, Oct. 10, will be the first annual "Put the Brakes on Fatalities" Day

October 5, 2001 - Industry News

Colorado To Use Less Corrosive De-Icer

The Colorado Department of Transportation wants de-icer suppliers to come up with a less corrosive product. The trucking industry has become increasingly concerned about the corrosive properties of the miracle de-icer magnesium chloride

October 4, 2001 - Industry News

ATA: 170,000 Drivers Could Be Called To Military Service

The American Trucking Associations is telling its motor carrier members that thousands of truck drivers who are in the armed forces reserves or members of the National Guard, could be called to active dut

Tags: Economy

October 4, 2001 - Industry News

Morgan, Bennett Battle For Georgia Manufactured Housing Market

Morgan Drive Away and Bennett Truck Transport found themselves in court recently as a result of a fierce battle to dominate the manufactured housing drive-away business in Georgia

October 4, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Recalls Trucks For Steering Problems

Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall for nearly 600 Volvo VHD Class 8 2000 and 2001 model year trucks

October 4, 2001 - Industry News

Flying J To Be Built In Pontoon Beach, Ill.

Flying J next year plans to build a new travel plaza at the intersection of Interstate 270 and Illinois Route 111 outside of St. Louis

October 4, 2001 - Industry News

Factory Orders Steady, Shipments Fall In August

Orders for goods from U.S. factories are holding steady, with the news taking analysts by surprise while shipments continued their decline

Tags: Economy

October 3, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Traffic To Be Rerouted For LSU Football Game

Truckers traveling near Louisiana State University's Tiger Stadium Saturday will have to find an alternate route due to increased security measures for its football game with Florida

Tags: Highways

October 3, 2001 - Industry News

CHP Uses Special Cars To Target Unsafe Truckers

The California Highway Patrol and the California Trucking Assn. kicked off a campaign this week targeting unsafe trucks in the Sacramento area

October 3, 2001 - Industry News

Officials Urge Speed On Hoover Dam Bypass

With U.S. 93 over Nevada's Hoover Dam still closed to all but local truck traffic, some officials are urging quick action on a planned bypass

Tags: Highways

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