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August 18, 2001 - Industry News

Campbell Bill Would Train Native Americans

Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Colorado's Republican, CDL-holding senator, has introduced a bill that would provide grant money to train fellow Native Americans as truck drivers

August 18, 2001 - Industry News

Wabash Restructuring

Wabash National, Lafayette, Inc., is proceeding with restructuring that involves closing facilities and cutting 900 jobs

August 18, 2001 - Industry News

Burlington Northern, Norfolk Southern Team Up In Intermodal Business

The Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway and Norfolk Southern Railway are stepping up their efforts to compete with trucking

Tags: Intermodal

August 18, 2001 - Industry News

Matlack Shutting Doors

Matlack Systems, Wilmington, Del., one of the nation's largest tank transporters for the chemical industry, will cease operations Sept. 1

August 17, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Revisions to Drug/Alcohol Test Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published revisions to controlled substance and alcohol testing rules for commercial drivers

August 17, 2001 - Industry News

Parade, Wedding Kick Off TruckerFest

A wedding and the annual Parade of Pride kicked off TruckerFest 2001 in Reno, Nev.

The fifth annual RoadStar TruckerFest kicked off Thursday evening with an exciting truck parade through downtown Reno, Nev. More than 60 truckers were in this convoy and thousand of onlookers took time to stop and cheer at the beautiful rig

Tags: Events

August 16, 2001 - Industry News

Indiana Truck Center To Rebuild After Fire

A long-time Anderson, Ind., truck dealer plans to rebuild after a fire destroyed the facility

August 16, 2001 - Industry News

California Sues Trucking Company Over Capitol Damage

The state of California filed suit against Dick Simon Trucking to recover damages to the state Capitol building when it was rammed in an apparent suicide run by a Dick Simon driver in January

August 16, 2001 - Industry News

More Truck Drivers Killed On Job Than Any Other Occupation

Although fatal work injuries among truckers dropped 5 percent last year, truck drivers were killed on the job more than any other occupation, according to figures from the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics released this week

August 16, 2001 - Industry News

Expect Weekend Closures On I-64 In Louisville

Construction will close I-64 through Louisville, Ky., every weekend between now and the weekend of Nov. 19

Tags: Highways

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

TruckerFest Starts Today

Newport's annual TruckerFest driver appreciation celebration kicks off tonight with the Parade of Pride through downtown Reno, Nev

Tags: Events

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

Teamsters File Bad Faith Bargaining Charge Against Overnite

The Teamsters Union has filed an unfair labor practice charge against Overnite Transportation with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging unlawful surface and bad faith bargaining

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

Forest Fire Closes I-80 In California

Truckers have been frustrated by closures on Interstate 80 through Emigrant Gap as forest fires blaze in northern California

Tags: Highways

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

UTA To Hold Second Annual Convention In Arizona

The Used Truck Association will hold its second annual convention Nov. 8-10, 2001, at the Rio Rico Resort & Country Club in Rio Rico, Ariz

Tags: Events

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

Toys 'R' Us Looks to Manugistics for Transportation Management

Manugistics Group,, Rockville, Md., a provider of optimization software, announced that its transportation solution will power the transportation network of Toys 'R' Us

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

ShipLogix Adds Carrier Functionality

ShipLogix, Hudson, Ohio, a web-based provider of collaborative transportation software, has updated its carrier interface

August 15, 2001 - Industry News Uses Onyx for Contact Management

Logistics technology company, Burlington, Mass., has implemented Onyx Enterprise 2001 customer relationship management software from Oynx Software Corp. of Bellevue, Wash

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

TCA Announces 5th Annual Truck Driver Photo Contest

Last year's grand prize winner, by Larry and Tinker Raasch of Bare Rabbit Ranch Trucking.

The Truckload Carriers Association is looking for entries in its fifth annual truck driver photo contest

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

Navistar In the Black Despite Soft Truck Market

Navistar International Corp. posted net income of $2 million for its third fiscal quarter -- its second consecutive profitable quarter despite continued weakness in demand for new trucks

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

DOT: When Should A Carrier Know It's Carrying HazMat?

When should a carrier or driver reasonably be expected to know if a shipper has violated hazardous materials transportation laws

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

Dart Bounces Back After Truck Crashes Into Headquarters

Dart owner-operator Robert Walker took these photos while the fire was burning (above) and of the truck destroyed by fire (top).

Thanks to an emergency plan, quick thinking and a lot of luck, Dart Transit's operations were not affected when a tractor-trailer smashed into its Eagan, Minn., headquarters and burst into flames Monday

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

Better Economic News For Trucking

Production, retail sales and inventory reports just released are good news for the freight outlook, especially in the industrial Midwest and upper South regions

Tags: Economy

August 15, 2001 - Industry News to Offer NAVTECH Maps

Navigation Technologies Corp., Chicago, will provide its NAVTECH digital map database for applications in conjunction with Mobility Technologies of Wayne, Pa. Mobility Technologies operates a traffic monitoring web site at

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

Newly Sold G.I. Trucking Updates Web Site

LTL carrier G.I. Trucking Co. of Brea, Calif., has introduced a redesigned web site at

August 14, 2001 - Industry News

Orbcomm Names New President and CEO

Orbcomm LLC, Dulles, Va., the new owner of the world's first low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite system, has named Hans E. W. Hoffmann CEO and president


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