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September 5, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Inspector General Unveils Revamped Web Site

The U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General today announced the official launch of its revamped web page at www.oig.dot.gov.

September 5, 2001 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Replacing Intermodal Container Fleet

Arkansas-based J.B. Hunt is replacing its mixed fleet of intermodal containers with new 53-foot, stackable DuraPlate containers from Wabash

September 5, 2001 - Industry News

Hours of Service Decision Awaits Clapp’s Confirmation

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is continuing to work on truck driver hours of service reform, but don’t look for substantive decisions until after the Senate has confirmed Joseph Clapp as administrator

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider National Drops Plans For Logistics Spin-Off

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., announced that it is no longer pursuing plans to spin-off and take public its Schneider Logistics subsidiary

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

Penske Opens New Distribution Center

Penske Logistics, Reading, Pa., has opened a 100,000-square-foot distribution center in Los Indios, Texas

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

New Jersey Assn. Offers Towing Certification

The New Jersey Motor Truck Assn. Towing Conference has launched a Heavy Duty Recovery Certification Program

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

Charity Roadeo Scheduled In New England

Drivers from the Northeast will test their driving skills and raise money for charity at the Fifth Annual Northeast Professional Truck Drivers Charity Challenge Sunday, Sept. 16

Tags: Events

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

Audit Finds Michigan Needs More Weight Enforcement

Michigan is not doing a good enough job enforcing truck weight regulations, and that's taking a toll on the state's highways, according to an audit released last week

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Makes Plans To Deal With Truck Sales Slump

As its officials predict no recovery in the North American truck market until at least 2003, Freightliner is preparing to unveil a new restructuring plan

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

Air-Weigh Scales Available On International Trucks

International Class 8 tractors can now be ordered from the International plant in Chatham, Ontario, with Air-Weigh on-board truck scales

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

New TA Opens In Dallas

TravelCenters of America's newest facility will open Tuesday, Sept. 11, south of Dallas

September 4, 2001 - Industry News

Manufacturing May Be Starting To Rebound

New figures released this morning indicate manufacturing in the United States is still slow, but is much better than it was at the beginning of the year

Tags: Economy

September 3, 2001 - Industry News

Oklahoma Faces IRP Sanctions

Oklahoma may face sanctions by the International Registration Plan if it can’t provide evidence of compliance by early November

September 3, 2001 - Industry News

The Software Providers's View, Part 2: Sunset for EDI?

Whatever happens in trucking technology, trucking software makers deal -- and interface -- with it first. So Truckinginfo.com recently asked four major truckload software executives their take on today's hot technologies. Today's subject: EDI. Kristy Conerly, General Manager, Innovative Computing Corp., Oklahoma City. For Conerly, it's still high noon for EDI (Electronic Data Interchange). "We definitely see EDI as a driving force," said Conerly

September 2, 2001 - Industry News

The Software Providers's View, Part 1: Is There an ASP in Your Future?

Whatever happens in trucking technology, trucking software makers deal -- and interface -- with it first. So Truckinginfo.com recently asked four major truckload software executives their take on today’s hot technologies. Today’s subject: ASPs. Is the ASP model fulfilling its promise? Only one of the four top truckload software companies sees current trucking ASPs as truly successful. Yet three of the four are considering a new generation of remote computing services

September 1, 2001 - Industry News

Installations Rise for @Track

Things are looking up for @Track Communications, Richardson, Texas

September 1, 2001 - Industry News

Nextel and Darby Offer DCS Diplomat

Nextel Communications and Darby Corporate Solutions are offering a new mobile communications product

September 1, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Logistics Releases Roadnet EE

UPS Logistics Group, Baltimore, has introduced Roadnet Enterprise Edition (Roadnet EE). This makes the Roadnet transportation management system accessible on an Intranet

August 31, 2001 - Industry News

County Transit Opts for MobileMax2

Mobile communications provider Aether Systems Inc., Owings Mills, Md., has announced that County Transit Inc., a Wisconsin-based company, has selected the Aether MobileMax2 wireless communications system for its fleet of concrete delivery, dump and boom trucks

August 31, 2001 - Industry News

TruckersEdge and "Sidekick" Make Their Entrance

Dallas-based TransCore has launched TruckersEdge, a suite of business management tools for owner-operators, small fleet drivers, and their freight providers

August 31, 2001 - Industry News

Truckstops Pump Up Image

"Truck Stops Pump Up Image." That was the headline in this weekend's USA Today, talking about the trend of truckstops morphing into gleaming travel centers that court four-wheel traffic as well as the big rigs. The story highlighted TravelCenters of America's new flagship location in Lodi, Ohio, the first truckstop to feature a Starbucks coffee restaurant

August 31, 2001 - Industry News

Oshkosh to Develop Alternative Drive System for Military Trucks

The ProPulse will be used on the Oshkosh HEMTT military truck.

Specialty truck maker Oshkosh Truck Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., has been chosen as an industry partner for hybrid-electric technology applications for military vehicles

August 31, 2001 - Industry News

First-Ever Truckstop/Drive-In Movie Premier Scheduled

The Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, Nev., will be transformed into a giant drive-in movie theater for big rigs only on Sept. 29

Tags: Events

August 31, 2001 - Industry News

Bering Dealers Cautiously Optimistic

Bering Truck dealers, faced with unsold inventory and a manufacturer that has ceased operations, had reason to be cautiously optimistic after a recent meeting with Hyundai officials

August 31, 2001 - Industry News

TruckersB2B Turns a Profit

TruckersB2B, the web-based buying cooperative for truckers, has crossed into profitable territory

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