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August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Innovative Enrolls Carriers for IES Access

Truckload software provider Innovative Computing Corp., Oklahoma City, announced it has signed up nine new trucking company customers for IES Access

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Conference Addresses Hazmat Compliance

The Hazardous Materials Advisory Council will examine the theme "Managing Hazmat Compliance: Fact or Fiction" during its annual conference and exhibition Nov. 7-9 in New Orleans

Tags: Events

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Georgia Fleet Expo Scheduled

The Georgia Motor Trucking Assn. has scheduled its annual George Fleet Expo for Oct. 24 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, south of Atlanta

Tags: Events

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Announces Bridge Detours, Restrictions

Oregon has opened a new single lane detour next to the Coles Bridge on Hwy. 26, near John Day

Tags: Highways

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Runaway Truck Tire Kills Bystander In Colorado

Improperly tightened lug nuts are suspected in a fatal Colorado accident where a tire came off a tractor-trailer and killed a ma

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period on Drug Test Reporting

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has given the public another 30 days to comment on whether or not positive drug tests should be included in state driving records

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway To Buy Arnold/New Penn

Roadway Corp., Akron, Ohio, is buying Arnold Industries of Lebanon, Pa., for $475 million

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Trism Drops Specialized Business

Trism is getting out of the oversize/heavy haul business.

Trism is getting out of the specialized/heavy haul business, announcing today that it is closing its Specialized Division immediately

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

Chicago Tribune Picks Microanalytics

Logistics software provider Microanalytics, Arlington, Va., announced that the Chicago Tribune has chosen its TruckStops routing and scheduling softwar

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

E-ZPass Under Attack In New Jersey

As New Jersey's E-ZPass electronic toll system nears its first anniversary, it is the target of much criticism

Tags: Highways

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Debuts Redesigned Web Site

Truckload carrier J.B. Hunt, Lowell, Ark., has launched its newly redesigned web site at www.jbhunt.com

August 21, 2001 - Industry News

TCA Looks at Owner-Operator Health Insurance Dilemma

The Truckload Carriers Assn. is working on finding solutions to the fact that it's increasingly difficult for independent owner-operators to get health insurance

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

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