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July 9, 2001 - Industry News

Peace Bridge To Add E-ZPass

The Peace Bridge between New York and Canada will use the E-ZPass prepaid toll collection system by this winter

Tags: Highways

July 9, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Find Weekend Gridlock In Atlanta

The first weekend closing of a southeast section of Atlanta's I-285 for repairs caused major headaches for truckers

Tags: Highways

July 9, 2001 - Industry News

Lee Hi Travel Plaza To Host Jamboree

The Lee Hi Travel Plaza in Lexington, Va., is hosting its fourth annual Truck Jamboree, with proceeds benefiting the local United Way

Tags: Events

July 9, 2001 - Industry News

Racing With The Sun

If you're traveling routes on our near historic Route 66 this week, you may see some very strange-looking vehicles. As many as 60 solar-powered cars are expected to compete July 15-25 in the American Solar Challenge, the longest solar car race in the world at 2,300 miles

Tags: Highways

July 9, 2001 - Industry News

Saia Makes Intrastate Moves

Georgia-based regional less-than-truckload carrier Saia this week announced intrastate improvements in the Pacific Northwest and Florida

July 9, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA to Propose Vision Rules Change

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will propose changes to vision requirements for truck drivers sometime this year

July 9, 2001 - Industry News

Positive Drug Tests: Should the States be Told?

If a truck driver fails a drug test, should the state that issued his license be notified? That, basically, is the question the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will attempt to answer through a study mandated by Congress

July 6, 2001 - Industry News

Unemployment Rises In June

Despite some encouraging reports over the past several weeks, the latest unemployment numbers suggest an economic recovery may still be further off than expected.

Tags: Economy

July 6, 2001 - Industry News

N.J. Gets Tough On E-ZPass Speeders

Slow down or pay cash. That’s what the New Jersey Turnpike has warned drivers who speed through toll booths equipped with the E-ZPass toll collection system. Speeding in this case means anything over 5 mph

Tags: Highways

July 6, 2001 - Industry News

A Plastic What?

Everywhere you turn these days, things that used to be made of good old fashioned materials like wood and steel are being made of plastic. Now we have...wait for it...a plastic bridge. The Texas Department of Transportation has just announced plans to construct the first plastic bridge in the state.

Tags: Highways

July 6, 2001 - Industry News

LTL Fleets Raising Rates

Yellow Freight System announced last week that it plans to raise its rates nearly five percent next month. Other less-than-truckload carriers may do the same

July 6, 2001 - Industry News

Trucks Can't Use E-ZPass On Pennsylvania Turnpike

The western part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is about to get E-ZPass, but truckers won’t be allowed to use it.

Tags: Highways

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Shell and Texaco Make It Easier To Find Truckstops

A new online tool makes it easier for truckers to search for and sort Shell and Texaxo truckstops by the services they provide as well as by their locations

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Mack Introduces New Fast Parts Program

Mack Trucks has introduced a new program to speed the delivery of emergency parts.

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Loading and Securement Manual Aids Flatbed Haulers

eflatbed.com, is offering a new Loading and Securement Manual for flatbed haulers.

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Looking at Higher Interstate Speed Limits

The Oregon Senate has passed a bill that would bump the speed limit to 70 mph on some freeway stretches

Tags: Highways

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

U.S. DOT Focuses On Tunnels

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced plans to develop a tunnel management system for the nation's highway and transit tunnels.

Tags: Highways

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

eflatbed.com Gets Kudos In Pittsburgh

Web-based logistics company eflatbed.com, was ranked as the largest business-to-business (B2B) Internet company in the Pittsburgh are

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

@Track Gets Old Stock Symbol Back

@Track Communications, Inc. of Richardson, Texas, providers of HighwayMaster mobile communications and TrackWare trailer tracking, is once again identified as ATRKC on the Nasdaq SmallCap Market

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Peschka Joins Maddocks Sales Team

Maddocks Systems Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, makers of TruckMate software announced that Rick Peschka of Oklahoma City, Okla., will be join the company’s sales forc

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Mobile Fueling Volumes Grow For Streicher

Business is growing for Streicher Mobile Fueling, a large provider of mobile fueling on the West Coast.

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Weak Freight Volumes Impact Roadway Profits

LTL carrier Roadway Express second-quarter earnings fell 59 percent because of weak tonnage levels and warned that the third quarter would continue to be below last year's levels

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Cooling Supplier On Fast Track

At a time when most trucking suppliers are feeling the pain of the industry downturn, business at American Cooling Systems is booming

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Paccar Increasing Truck Build Rates

Paccar is increasing the build rates at some of its manufacturing plants in the coming weeks

July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Lockheed Delivers High-Tech Driver Training System

A new high-tech truck driver training simulator system just delivered to the Singapore Ministry of Defense could be the model for future training of U.S. drivers

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