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December 13, 2001 - Industry News

Retail Sales Dive, Wholesale Prices & Unemployment Fall

Retail sales have taken a beating while prices at the wholesale level and unemployment have improved

Tags: Economy

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Maker Execs Talk About State Of The Industry

As truck makers make decisions to deal with a sluggish economy and trends in the trucking industry, some changes are on the horizon. Heavy Duty Trucking, in its December issue, talks with three OEM executives about

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

How 9-11 Has Changed E-Commerce

Everything changed on Sept. 11, including the fortunes of e-commerce on the Internet. What will that mean for trucking

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

Border Security Plan Signed

The U.S. and Canadian governments have signed off on a plan that will increase security at the border while making truck crossings faster. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Manley announced the plan Wednesday in Canada

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

Gulf Coast Transport To Install IDSC

Gulf Coast Transport , Sunnyvale, Texas, has signed up to use the Expert Fuel fuel optimization system from Integrated Decision Support Corporation of Richardson, Texas

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

Maptuit, AMCi Announce Real Time Routing, Tracking And Monitoring

Maptuit and American Millennium Corp. have teamed up to introduce a service that directs, tracks, maps, and monitors the real-time movement of assets

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

Caterpillar Reorganizes Truck Engine Department

Caterpillar has reorganized its truck engine department and re-named it the Caterpillar On-Highway Engine Division

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Donates T600 To Boise State University

Kenworth has donated a T600 to Boise State University to be used in the university's heavy-duty diesel technician and truck driving program

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

New Jersey Raises Speed Limits

New Jersey is raising the speed limit to 65 mph on 125 more miles of highways

Tags: Highways

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

Haldex Acquires Anchorlok And Neway Businesses

The Haldex Group, Kansas City, Mo., has agreed to acquire the Anchorlok air brake actuator and Neway suspension control valve businesses from the Holland Group of Holland, Mich

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

Contract Mail Drivers Strike

About 800 truck drivers and mechanics for one of the nation's largest postal service contractors are on strike

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Warns of Non-Conforming Haz-Mat Tanks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administartion is notifying cargo tank owners that specified tanks certified by Chemical Transportaiton Engineering Consultants Inc. do not meet minimum regulatory requirements and are no longer authorized to transport hazardous materials

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

Is Your Mailroom Safe?

While most trucking companies are not at high risk for anthrax exposure, implementing procedures and policies to deal with the possibility can help protect your company from exposure, not only to anthrax or other bioterrorism, but also to legal liabilities

December 11, 2001 - Industry News

Interest Rates Cut, Manufacturers See Better Times While Wholesale Inventories, Sales Fall

Interest rates have been cut by the Federal Reserve Bank for the 11th time this year in a move to put some life into a weak American economy

Tags: Economy

December 11, 2001 - Industry News

Peace Bridge To Implement E-ZPass

The Peace Bridge, which crosses the U.S./Canadian border between Buffalo, N.Y., and Fort Erie, Ont., will implement the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system beginning Jan. 20

December 11, 2001 - Industry News

Chains Required In Columbia River Gorge

A truck chain plan for I-84 through the Columbia River Gorge developed by Oregon officials last year will likely get its first real test this winter

December 10, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Stocks Get Attention

Wall Street analysts, anticipating an economic recovery in the coming months, are recommending a number of trucking stocks to investors

Tags: Economy

December 10, 2001 - Industry News

Peterbilt, UD, International Rank Tops In Medium-Duty Customer Satisfaction

For the second time in three years, Peterbilt tops the rankings of J.D. Power and Associates 2001 Medium Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study in the conventional medium-duty truck segment, while UD Trucks ranks highest among cab-over medium-duty truck customers

December 10, 2001 - Industry News

Transplace Rolls Out Yokohama Tire Deal

Transplace Inc. will offer Yokohama tires to its subscribing member carriers at substantial savings

December 10, 2001 - Industry News

CAT Scale Company to Celebrate 25 Years

2002 marks 25 years since CAT Scale installed their first scale in South Holland, Ill

December 10, 2001 - Industry News

Farwest Freight Systems Selects Aether MobileMax2

Farwest Freight Systems, Sumner, Wash., has selected Aether MobileMax2, Aether's wireless communications system, for its fleet of 70 trucks

December 10, 2001 - Industry News Launches Self-Service Transportation Procurement Tool has launched a new version of OptiBid Lane, a state-of-the-art procurement tool for the self-service negotiation and securing of transportation service contracts

December 10, 2001 - Industry News

Celadon Changes Name Of Canadian Trucking Operation

Celadon Group, Indianapolis, has changed the name of its Canadian trucking operations to Celadon Canada Inc. from Gerth Transport Ltd

December 10, 2001 - Industry News

Port Security Under Scrutiny

Truckers who haul containers in and out of the nation's ports may face increased headaches as a result of tighter security measures, including criminal background checks and identification cards

Tags: Intermodal

December 7, 2001 - Industry News

Canada Launches Border E-Clearance Program

Trucks carrying low-risk goods entering Canada from the United States can now participate in an electronic pre-clearance program


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