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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

A Safety Message Worth Sharing

People who misuse alcohol or uses illegal drugs not only put themselves at risk, they also put their families and co-workers at risk. Such people become less productive at work, but more importantly, are more likely

February 19, 2001 - Industry News

No Maryland Cell Phone Ban

A bill to ban the use of hand-held cellular phones while driving in Maryland has been killed

February 16, 2001 - Industry News

J.J.Keller Introduces Mileage Program

J.J.Keller & Associates of Neenah, Wis., has introduced KellerMILES, a mileage database

February 16, 2001 - Industry News

Canadian Truck Lender Has Eye on U.S.

A Canadian startup based in Calgary, Alberta, has begun financing truck and trailer purchases over the Internet at

February 16, 2001 - Industry News Puts Jobs on the Web, based in Miami Beach, Fla., brings employers and job seekers together on the Internet at

February 16, 2001 - Industry News

Nuss Truck Group Expands as RDO Divests Truck Operations

Mack Trucks of Rochester, Minn., has acquired the assets of RDO Truck Center of Roseville, Minn., a franchised dealer for Mack and Volvo trucks, and renamed it Twin Cities Mack & Volvo Trucks

February 16, 2001 - Industry News

Fire Closes I-4 in Florida

A 10-mile section of I-4 in Florida was closed today because of a raging wildfire

Tags: Highways

February 15, 2001 - Industry News

British Trucker Gets Five Years for Mobile Phone-Related Crash

A British truck driver faces five years in prison after killing a man in a crash caused by the distraction of using a mobile phone

February 15, 2001 - Industry News

South Carolina Bill Would Hike Fines for Speeding Truckers

A bill up for a vote in the South Carolina House of Representatives would increase the penalties for truckers caught over the speed limit

February 15, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow Freight System Sponsors Chemical Transportation Conference

Yellow Freight System recently co-sponsored the 6th Annual Transportation and Distribution Conference hosted by Chemical Week magazine

February 15, 2001 - Industry News

Study: California Roads Third Worst

California's deteriorating highway system now ranks third worst in the country, according to a new study from Transportation California, a highway advocacy group

Tags: Highways

February 15, 2001 - Industry News

Keeping the Dirty Side Down

Without its prototype stability control system, this rig had only 10 of 18 wheels on the ground in a demonstration of a fast lane-change maneuver.

The highlight of last fall's meeting of The Maintenance Council was a day-long test-track demonstration of the latest braking and electronic stability-control technologies. The event showed trucking industry technical leaders the effectiveness of disc brakes and electronic braking control

February 15, 2001 - Industry News

Tire Warning Technology Mandated

Tire pressure warnings will have to be displayed on the dashboards of all motor vehicles - and that includes heavy trucks - within three years. This requirement is hidden away in the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act

February 15, 2001 - Industry News

Fleetguard Redesigns Web Site

Fleetguard, suppliers of filtration and exhaust system products, has revamped its web site, The new site will be accessible on March 1

February 15, 2001 - Industry News

National Carriers Opts for Integrated Decision Support

Integrated Decision Support Corporation (IDSC) of Richardson, Texas, has announced that National Carriers, Liberal, Kan., will install IDSC decision support software

February 14, 2001 - Industry News

High Costs, Slowing Demand Puts Goodyear in the Red

Goodyear will reduce worldwide employment by more than 7,200 this year, cutting annual costs by about $250 million, as it deals with a sea of red ink

February 14, 2001 - Industry News

Canada Setting Truck Safety Standards

Canada is working on national safety standards and certification for the trucking industry

February 14, 2001 - Industry News

ITS, Hilton to Hold Drawing

The International Trucking Show and the Las Vegas Hilton are giving away a free two-night package at the hotel for a pre-registered ITS attendee

Tags: Events

February 14, 2001 - Industry News

CFI Launches Safety Campaign

CFI's safety program extends beyond just drivers.

CFI, Joplin, Mo., is "submersing" its employees in a company-wide safety campaign

February 14, 2001 - Industry News

I-78 Coalition Finds PA Highway Safer

A Pennsylvania coalition dedicated to making I-78 safer recently released year-end statistics showing a decrease in fatal crashes

Tags: Highways

February 14, 2001 - Industry News

PNV Services to Be Back Up Soon

TTI Holdings, which bought troubled PNV for $5.5 million, plans to have the company's phone, cable and Internet services back up and running by the end of the month

February 14, 2001 - Industry News

Watkins Agrees to Settlement

Watkins Motor Lines, a less-than-truckload carrier based in Lakeland, Fla., has agreed to pay nearly $11 million to settle a lawsuit in the latest fallout from the Illinois CDLs-for-bribes scandal

February 14, 2001 - Industry News

Delphi to Use Duraswitch Technology in Truck Seat Design

Delphi Automotive Systems announced that the first application of its Duraswitch switch technology will be in the development of future over-the-road truck seats

February 14, 2001 - Industry News

@Track Wins Nasdaq Extension

The Nasdaq exchange has conditionally extended the listing of @Track Communications on the Nasdaq SmallCap Market until April 23

February 13, 2001 - Industry News

Greenspan Senate Address Offers Hope for Beleaguered Trucking Industry

Alan Greenspan

Tuesday's economic news read like a Dickens novel: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Tags: Economy


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