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June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Continental Signs on for Truck Racing

Continental Tire North America has signed on to be the official and exclusive tire supplier for the Super Truck Racing Assn. of North America and its planned ZF Super Truck Racing Championship Series

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Refrigerated Carriers to Meet in California

The Refrigerated Division of the Truckload Carriers Assn. will meet next month in Sonoma, Calif

Tags: Events

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Canada Restructured

Due to a company restructuring initiative, Volvo Trucks North America has released Volvo Trucks Canada president Michael O'Connell

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Tanker Fire Closes I-285 Lanes for Weeks

Several lanes on a section of I-285 north of Atlanta will be closed for three to six weeks for repairs after a fiery tanker truck crash last weekend

Tags: Highways

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Microsoft Embraces Internet Telephone

Microsoft plans to build high-quality telephone features into the next version of its popular Windows software due for release this fall. If the colossus of Redmond, Wash., succeeds, the quality of voice communications on the Internet could improve greatly

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Train Vs. Truck Safety

Railroad engineers work under much stiffer regulations than do truck drivers. I suppose you can argue that they should, but that's not the point. I'm sure we could debate the skills it takes to operate 7,000-horsepower locomotive

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Battle Allison Aftermath

While some truckers are still trying to recover their flooded rigs, others are battling highway damage and debris after a tropical storm that killed 16 in the Houston area

June 11, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow Expands Fast Regional Service

Yellow Freight System is now offering faster service to 247,500 delivery points throughout North America, thanks to an expansion of its Standard Ground Regional Advantage network

June 11, 2001 - Industry News

Travel Information Number Debuts

The northern Kentucky-Cincinnati metropolitan area is the first region in the country to adopt a new national dialing code dedicated to travel information

Tags: Highways

June 11, 2001 - Industry News

Maverick Safety Head Wins Arkansas Honors

The Arkansas Trucking Association named Maverick Vice President of Safety Dean Newell the 2000 Safety Director of the Yea

June 11, 2001 - Industry News

AutoZone Evaluating TruckPro Stores

AutoZone may restructure or sell its TruckPro subsidiary

June 11, 2001 - Industry News

Rail Mergers To Become Tougher

The federal government has made mergers tougher for trucking’s biggest competitor

Tags: Intermodal

June 11, 2001 - Industry News

The High Cost of Accidents

The average cost of a police-reported accident involving a tractor with two or more trailers is $117,309, according to a study issued recently by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

June 10, 2001 - Industry News

Resolution to Ban Retreads Dropped

Tennessee officials have tabled a resolution seeking to restrict retreads

June 8, 2001 - Industry News

Boyd Brothers Upgrades Document Imaging

Boyd Bros. Transportation has signed a multi-year outsource agreement with TripPak Online to manage document processing.

June 8, 2001 - Industry News

Caterpillar Still Talking To EPA

Caterpillar said Friday it is still in negotiations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, but fully intends to comply with the terms of the consent decrees it and four other U.S. engine manufacturers negotiated with the government in 1998

June 8, 2001 - Industry News

EEOC Investigates Swift

Uta Sauerman was sure the job was hers. But the promised call never came. Now the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Swift Transportation Co. must pay up

June 8, 2001 - Industry News

DAT Consolidates In Wake Of Acquisition

DAT Services, absorbed recently by Texas-based Transcore, Inc. laid off 3% of its staff last week in a move to consolidate its operations

June 8, 2001 - Industry News

Averitt Opens Two New Service Centers

Averitt Express has opened new service facilities in Jackson, Miss., and Shreveport, La. The new 30,000-square-foot Jackson facilit

June 8, 2001 - Industry News

Capitol Crash Could Cost Tax Payers Millions

State funds may be used to repair the damage caused by a truck that plowed through the California Capitol in January. The California Senate on Thursday approved the use of $16.5 millio

June 8, 2001 - Industry News

Canada Could Restrict Trucks to Right Lane

If the Canadian government has its way, heavy trucks will no longer be allowed in the left hand lane of some highways

June 8, 2001 - Industry News On Fast Track

Entrepreneur Magazine has named Kansas City-based to its list of fastest-growing entrepreneurial companies

June 8, 2001 - Industry News

Bad Tires, Broken Springs Found In Massachusetts

Bad tires and broken springs were among the most frequent violations observed Thursday at one Roadcheck point in Massachusetts.

June 8, 2001 - Industry News

Arizona Assn. Names Rasmussen President

Karen E. Rasmussen, Director of Government Relations for Ryder Systems, has been named President of the Arizona Motor Transport Assn

June 8, 2001 - Industry News

Arnold Wins GMTA Safety Award

Arnold Transportation Services, an operating unit of Arnold Industries, Inc. has received the top safety award for the year 2000 from the Georgia Motor Trucking Association for truckload carriers with over 20 million miles


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