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January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Werner Develops Road Team

In an effort to help bridge the communication gap between its fleet of drivers and office personnel, Werner Enterprises, Omaha, Neb., has established the Werner Road Team

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Agent Network Buys Bekins

Bekins' agent network has purchased the company from GeoLogistics Corp

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Penske Uses NEXIQ For Integration of Service Bay Diagnostic PC

Penske Truck Leasing has selected NEXIQ Technologies to manage the complete integration and support of a service bay PC-based diagnostic system to be used at 500 of Penske's service maintenance locations throughout North America

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Schneider National Bulk Carriers Adopts TMWSuite

Trucking software maker TMW Systems has signed a license agreement to provide its TMWSuite client-server based enterprise solution to Schneider National Bulk Carriers

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Supreme Court Ruling Allows Invasion Of Privacy Suit To Proceed

Employees of Consolidated Freightways were given the go-ahead by the Supreme Court to pursue their invasion-of-privacy lawsuit regarding hidden cameras in bathrooms

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Teamsters, UPS Plan Early Start to Contract Talks

UPS and International Brotherhood of Teamsters have agreed to an early start to negotiations on a new contract to replace the five-year pact that expires July 31

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Accident Appeals Process Improved

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made a change in its compliance review procedures that may make it easier for carriers to keep non-preventable accidents from affecting their safety rating

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Web Sign-Up Available For MTMC Meeting

Online registration is open for the Military Traffic Management Command’s 2002 Training Symposium, March 25-29 at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel, Dallas

Tags: Events

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Adds Four Minutes To Log Estimate

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has changed the estimated time required for drivers and carriers to deal with daily log books -- but it's still far less time than two industry groups estimate

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Rule Comments Could Be Lost In The Mail

The U.S. Department of Transportation has warned that actions taken after last year’s terrorist attacks and anthrax threat may have delayed or even prevented the receipt of comments on some rulemakings and preemption proceedings

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Eaton VORAD To Be Available From All OEMS

2002 will find all North American Class 8 and Medium Duty vehicle manufacturers listing the Eaton VORAD EVT-300 Collision Warning System as a production option on new tractors and straight trucks

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Behind the Fuel Economy Scenes At Kenworth

One of Kenworth's fuel economy test trucks at the Paccar test track.

They look like regular over the road trucks, but the drivers behind the wheel aren't delivering freight -- they're on the road testing design enhancements and fuel economy. It's all part of Kenworth's ongoing research and

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Overnite Documentary Shown At Film Festival

"American Standoff", a documentary about the Teamster Union's long-running battle with Overnite Transportation, has been selected for the 2002 Sundance Film Festival

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA Files Suit Against Heartland Express For Alleged Leasing Violations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed another class action suit against a trucking company for alleged violations of the federal leasing regulations

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Congressional Report Says Mexican Border Needs Work

Although relatively few Mexican carriers are expected to initially operate beyond the commercial zones once the United States fully opens its highways to cross-border trucking, the Department of Transportation nevertheless has plenty of work to d

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Survey Documents Hike In Insurance Costs

Liability insurance for trucking companies jumped by nearly a third last year, with even higher increases for those renewing after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and yet higher prices for umbrella coverage

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Heartland Reports Record Profits

In a year when many trucking companies are facing a tide of red ink or going out of business altogether, Heartland Express, Coralville, Iowa, reported record profits for 2001

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Simon Struggles To Return To Profitability

Simon Transportation Services, Salt Lake City, had increased revenues for the fourth quarter compared to last year, but higher losses

January 4, 2002 - Industry News

The Power And The Glory

The deadline is almost upon us. From October this year, over-the-road heavy duty diesel engines will be meeting an accelerated EPA requirement for reductions in emissions

January 4, 2002 - Industry News

The Sleep That Kills

A driver who just logged eight hours of sleep is pulling over for naps every two hours. Another driver is worried about an increasing tendency to nod off while he's driving. An owner-operator behind the wheel

January 4, 2002 - Industry News

Mexican Border To Open To Long-Distance Trucking

The Mexican border is going to open to long-distance trucking, but not this month as President Bush had originally hoped. After months of wrangling over the details, Congress last month ordered the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to install tough entry rules, which will take until the middle of the year to put in place

January 4, 2002 - Industry News

Rand McNally Offers RouteTools Software For Small Fleets

Rand McNally has unveiled its new RouteTools Small Fleet Edition routing software for fleets with up to 25 trucks

January 4, 2002 - Industry News

Goetz Sr. Assumes NATSO Chairmanship

James B. Goetz will lead the truckstop organization NATSO this year as chairman

January 4, 2002 - Industry News

Vista Insurance Rolls Out Transportation Division

Vista Insurance Partners, a wholesale insurance broker, has launched a new division devoted to transportation, especially trucking

January 4, 2002 - Industry News

Unemployment Continues Increase, But More Slowly

Unemployment is continuing to increase in the United States, but not as rapidly. Friday morning the U.S. Labor Department reported the unemployment rate in December moved up to 5.8% as another 124,000 people were put out of work

Tags: Economy


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