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September 30, 2001 - Industry News

Arkansas Commissioners, Truckers Meet

The Arkansas Trucking Assn. has been trying to get rid of the Arkansas Highway Commission, but last week, officials from the two met to see if they could work together

September 30, 2001 - Industry News

USF Bestway Expands In Southwest

USF Bestway is building two new facilities as part of its strategy to provide the Pacific Southwest with next-day, regional, and national transportation services

September 30, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow Trims Workforce

Yellow Corp., Overland Park, Kan., has cut more than 150 workers in response to the uncertain business environment

September 30, 2001 - Industry News

Penske Buys Southern NationaLease

Penske Truck Leasing has acquired the assets of Southern NationaLease

September 30, 2001 - Industry News

Technology Hand In Hand With Business At McLeod Users Conference

"Most of us remember when the only common thread between trucking and technology was the letter T." That's obviously no longer the case, and it was well demonstrated during McLeod Software's annual user's conference last week in McLeod's headquarter city of Birmingham, Ala

Tags: Events

September 28, 2001 - Industry News

Mack And Volvo Announce Major Restructuring

Major cuts and restructuring were announced by Volvo Global Trucks this morning in response to a depressed North American market that shows few signs of a near-term recovery

September 28, 2001 - Industry News

2nd Quarter GDP Revised Up, Outlook Still Bleak

Gross Domestic Product rose slightly in the second period, according to new numbers from the U.S Commerce Department, but dropped steeply from the growth rate earlier in the year

Tags: Economy

September 28, 2001 - Industry News

UTA Going Ahead With Second Annual Convention

The Used Truck Assn. is going forward with its second annual convention, Nov. 8-10 at the Rio Rico Resort in Rio Rico (near Tucson), Ariz

Tags: Events

September 27, 2001 - Industry News

ABF Recognized For Claims/Loss Prevention & Security

ABF Freight System has been recognized by the American Trucking Associations as the top motor carrier both in claims/loss prevention and in security

September 27, 2001 - Industry News

USF Opens New Service Centers

USF Distribution has opened new service centers in Houston and Lakeland, Fla

September 27, 2001 - Industry News

Durable Goods Orders & Shipments Fall

New figures released Thursday show durable goods manufacturing and shipments fell during August

Tags: Economy

September 27, 2001 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Eyeing Split Speeds

There’s a move to reinstate split speed limits in the Keystone state

September 27, 2001 - Industry News

Grumman Olson, Freightliner Building Postal Vehicles

Grumman Olson and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. are currently in production of intermediate delivery vehicles for the United States Postal Service

September 26, 2001 - Industry News

Feds Plan Security Visits to HazMat Carriers

Field officials of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will visit most of the nation’s hazardous materials carriers in the coming months. Their mission: to raise hazmat carriers’ consciousness of the terrorist threat

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

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