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August 21, 2001 - Industry News

TCA To Hold Independent Contractor Meeting In Chicago

The Truckload Carriers Assn. will hold its sixth annual Independent Contractor Division meeting Sept. 20-21 in Chicago

Tags: Events

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

BNSF Steps Up Intermodal Competition

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company is now offering premium intermodal trailer service between Los Angeles and San Bernardino, Calif., and Atlanta through a haulage agreement with CSX Intermodal

Tags: Intermodal

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

Journal of Commerce Group Sold

Commonwealth Business Media is buying the Journal of Commerce Group, which puts out transportation industry publications such as JoC Week magazine, joc.com, Traffic World and Florida Shipper.

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

Nexiq Looks to a Wide Audience for Onboard Data

What if OEMs could stay in touch with their products over the years, checking in with a truck's onboard data collector, say, once or twice a year

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

Dick Simon Posts Losses, Gets Help From Swift's Moyes

With third-quarter losses of $9.5 million, Simon Transportation, Salt Lake City, is getting some financial help from chairman Jerry Moyes, CEO and largest stakeholder in Swift Transportation

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

Pacer International, Gilbert West Announce Joint Venture

Gilbert West and Pacer International announced that Pacer's LTL transportation division is transferring its Los Angeles-origin business to Gilbert as part of a strategic alliance between the two companies

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

G.I. Trucking Expands Fleet

G.I. Trucking, Brea, Calif., continues to expand its fleet

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

Paccar Launches Financial Services Business in Europe

Paccar announced that it has expanded its financial services busines

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

Feds Cut Rates Again

The Federal Reserve Board added some insurance to its cautious outlook for an improving economy by reducing the federal funds rates by 0.25% to 3.5%, the eighth reduction this year, totaling 3.5%

Tags: Economy

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Governor Vetoes Speed Limit Increase

Citing safety concerns, Oregon's governor last week vetoed a bill that would have ended the state's status as the slowest state in the West

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

Ridewell Upgrades Web Site

Suspension manufacturer Ridewell Corp., Springfield, Mo., has expanded and enhanced its web site at www.ridewellcorp.com

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

Thermo King Launches New Web Site

Temperature control system maker Thermo King Corp., Minneapolis, has launched a redesigned corporate web site at www.thermoking.com

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

N.J. Pike Re-Opens Service Areas

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has re-opened two newly renovated service areas

Tags: Highways

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

Terion Offers Qualcomm to Current Driver Messenging Customers

Terion Inc., Melbourne, Fla., will offer services provided by Qualcomm to customers using Terion’s driver communications services

August 20, 2001 - Industry News

Vancouver Contemplates Jake Brake Ban

Vancouver, Wash., has proposed to ban unmuffled compression brakes inside the city limits

August 20, 2001 - Industry News

Missouri's I-70 Overdue For Upgrade

Missouri was the first state to start construction of I-70, in 1956.

More truck traffic and more truck crashes may help drive efforts to get Interstate 70 improved in Missouri

Tags: Highways

August 20, 2001 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Police Say I-80 Truck Crackdown Working

Pennsylvania state police have issued more than 1,300 traffic citations and warnings to truckers on Interstate 80 since February

Tags: Highways

August 20, 2001 - Industry News

N.J. Officials Recommend Higher Speed Limits

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has recommended higher speed limits for 124 miles of roads

Tags: Highways

August 20, 2001 - Industry News

USF Holland Opens New Toledo Facility

USF Holland, a unit of USFreightways, has relocated its Toledo service location to a new facility

August 20, 2001 - Industry News

Florida Officially Dedicates PrePass

Florida recently officially implemented the PrePass scale bypass system statewide

Tags: Highways

August 20, 2001 - Industry News

LEI Suggests Recovery May Be In The Cards

By now anyone following monthly data that flows from the federal government and other sources knows that when it comes to finding that one rainbow pointing to an economic recovery for the U.S., one week everybody is smiling and the next week they're down. This week, at least so far, some are starting to grin

Tags: Economy

August 20, 2001 - Industry News

E-ZPass Comes to the Delaware Memorial Bridge

E-ZPass has finally come to the Delaware Memorial Bridge, completing an electronic toll collection network along I-95 from New York City to Washington, D.C

Tags: Highways

August 20, 2001 - Industry News

PrePass and Oregon Head for Courtroom Showdown

The long-simmering dispute between PrePass and the state of Oregon will be going to trial

August 20, 2001 - Industry News

Terion Bows Out of Driver Communications, Stresses Trailer Tracking

Terion Inc., has announced it will no longer offer the in-cab mobile communications system called Mobile Messenger

August 20, 2001 - Industry News

pFreight Prospers in Slow Economy

Despite a slowing economy, web-based transportation services provider pFreight.com has reported significant growth in sales

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