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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

August 31, 2001 - Industry News

Manufacturing Sector Shows Signs Of Improvement

The manufacturing sector may be starting to show new signs of life. The U.S Commerce Department reported Friday morning factory orders increased 0.1% in July, while shipments were up 0.5% and factory inventories fell 0.6%

Tags: Economy

August 30, 2001 - Industry News

Engine Makers Want Single Diesel Fuel

The Engine Manufacturers Association is urging the government to put new low-sulfur diesel standards in place all at once rather than phasing them in

August 30, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Get Free Lunch In Connecticut

Truckers traveling I-91in Connecticut got a free lunch Tuesday

Tags: Events

August 30, 2001 - Industry News

Mack Dealerships Now In Mexico's Two Largest Markets

Mack Trucks continues to expand its operations in Mexico with two new dealerships

August 30, 2001 - Industry News

New Weight Laws Have Maine Log Truckers Worried

Log truckers in Maine are concerned about a new weight law that goes into effect in January

August 30, 2001 - Industry News

Tolls On The Agenda In Oklahoma, Arkansas

While Oklahoma considers getting rid of its tolls, next-door-neighbor Arkansas is considering building toll roads

Tags: Highways

August 30, 2001 - Industry News

Holland Restructures; U.S. Ops Now Under One Umbrella

The Holland Group, which includes Holland Hitch, Holland Neway and Holland Binkley, has announced that it will restructure the three U.S.-based operations under one umbrella, called Holland USA

August 29, 2001 - Industry News

One-Stop Shopping Online In Missouri

Missouri now offers one-stop shopping for motor carrier registration and other information and permits online

August 29, 2001 - Industry News

Judge Refuses To Dismiss OOIDA Case Against Mayflower

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn.'s two lawsuits against Mayflower Transit will proceed after a judge denied Mayflower's motions to dismiss

August 29, 2001 - Industry News

California Truck Length Bill Dies

A bill that would have give the California Department of Transportation authority to prohibit long trucks from traveling on certain state highways has died in committee

August 29, 2001 - Industry News

Iowa Officials Frown On Jake Brake Bans

The Iowa Department of Transportation is concerned about an increasing number of towns in Iowa who have outlawed truck engine brakes, such as Jake Brakes

August 29, 2001 - Industry News

Load Restrictions On Highway 301 Bridge In Oregon

Beginning Sept. 6, the Oregon Department of Transportation will implement load restrictions on the bridge over the Deschutes River on Highway 301 in Wasco County.

Tags: Highways

August 29, 2001 - Industry News

South Carolina Shuts Down Truck Insurer

South Carolina regulators have suspended the license of a captive insurer that sold liability insurance to owner-operators and small fleets

August 29, 2001 - Industry News

GDP Growth Anemic In Second Quarter

The U.S. economy is growing, but barely. New figures released this morning from the Commerce Department show economic growth increased 0.2% annual rate through the second quarter of the year, a downward revision from 0.7%

Tags: Economy

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Logistics Updates MOBILECAST

Baltimore-based UPS Logistics Group has introduced version 5.1 of its MOBILECAST transportation management system

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

Finalists Named For Trailer Dealer Award

Three finalists have been selected for this year’s National Trailer Dealer of the Year award

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

Palm Beach Sheriff Targets Trucks

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has created a special unit targeting commercial vehicles

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

Insurance Company Adds Trucking Agency

North Carolina's BB&T Insurance Services has acquired trucking industry insurance specialist Lofton & Co. of Savannah, Ga

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB Recommends Tougher DOT Physicals

The National Transportation Safety Board, wrapping up its investigation into a fatal 1999 bus crash, is recommending tougher physicals and procedures for prospective employers to find out about drug problems

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

Gas Turbine Sales Give Donaldson Record Revenue, Profits

Thanks largely to booming sales of gas turbine product, the Donaldson Company posted record revenues and earnings for fiscal 2001

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