July 27, 2001 - Industry News
The U.S. economy grew at a meager 0.7% in the April-June quarter, following a 1.3% rise in the first quarter of the year
Dial-up Internet may get a lot easier for customers of a new service called BAMnet Travel.
BAMnet Corp. of Hamilton, N.J., is offering quick, simple and near-universal dial-up service from most phones in the U.S. for a straight fe
Swift Transportation, the nation’s largest publicly held truckload carrier, reported it had more business in the first six months of this year, compared to the same time a year ago, but profits were down
Las Vegas will likely be the first U.S. city to deploy a first in intelligent transportation, a kind of trolley bus intended to compete with light rail.
Also called a rubber-tired tram, the vehicle is much like a typical urban bus
July 26, 2001 - Industry News
The Senate rebuffed President Bush Thursday, voting for a bill that places tough restrictions on Mexican trucks that want long-distance access to the U.S
Rand McNally, the mapping giant of Skokie, Ill., will launch a suite of products aimed at professional drivers, owner-operators and small fleets
Qualcomm says it expects to grow revenues and profits in 2002 with global deployment of its second and third generation CDMA (code division multiple access) mobile phone technology
A new National Truck Equipment Association product can help develop marketing plans or update existing data on the truck tractor market
Federal safety officials are proposing tough new licensing rules for commercial drivers, including disqualification for anyone who drives when his license is suspended.
The proposed changes to the Commercial Driver’s License rules were ordered by Congress in an attempt to crack down on scofflaws and to tighten up state licensing procedures
Volvo Trucks North America has reached an agreement to sell its Xpeditor truck product line to Grand Vehicle Works Holdings LLC
A truckside advertising company and one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers have teamed up
U.S. manufacturers reported a 2% drop in durable goods shipments in June together with a larger 2.3% dip in orders and 0.7% cut in inventories. This news is neutral to slightly negative for freight
There’s been another trucking company casualty. Regional carrier Midland Transportation closed its doors Tuesday, after its bank told company officials they would no longer extend credit to cover payroll and other expenses
Lower second quarter numbers for motor carriers trickled in yesterday, with one carrier reporting lower profits despite having more business, while the other just managed to squeak out a profit
The Senate rebuffed President Bush, voting for a bill that places tough restrictions on Mexican trucks that want long-distance access to the U.S
July 25, 2001 - Industry News
Peterbilt Motors is building an extensive product support program which will broaden its involvement in vehicle maintenance and parts inventory management.
Bandag Inc. posted second quarter earnings of $9.5 million, down 46% from second quarter 2000
Texaco and Chevron, expected to merge later this year, reported healthy profit increases in their refining and marketing operations due to bigger profits on fuel and other refined products
Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate today wrestled over Mexican trucks once again, with a failed attempt to resolve a stalemate that threatens to shut down the Senate
The Chicago metropolitan area could be home to a new outer beltway on the western side of the city that would link Interstate 80 on the south with Interstate 90 on the north
Children of men exposed to diesel fuel may be more likely to get a type of fast-growing cancer
Saturday will again be on the schedule for the International Trucking Show next year in Las Vegas
The choice of Joseph diGenova as the Teamsters' appointee to the three-member Independent Review Board could be a step closer to the union's goal of being released from federal supervision
Kenworth Nova Scotia has relocated to a larger, more convenient site in New Glasgow
As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration looks forward to its Spring 2002 budget submission, the agency is holding public "listening sessions," the first one today in Atlanta
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