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August 20, 2001 - Industry News

USF Holland Opens New Toledo Facility

USF Holland, a unit of USFreightways, has relocated its Toledo service location to a new facility

August 20, 2001 - Industry News

Florida Officially Dedicates PrePass

Florida recently officially implemented the PrePass scale bypass system statewide

Tags: Highways

August 20, 2001 - Industry News

LEI Suggests Recovery May Be In The Cards

By now anyone following monthly data that flows from the federal government and other sources knows that when it comes to finding that one rainbow pointing to an economic recovery for the U.S., one week everybody is smiling and the next week they're down. This week, at least so far, some are starting to grin

Tags: Economy

August 20, 2001 - Industry News

E-ZPass Comes to the Delaware Memorial Bridge

E-ZPass has finally come to the Delaware Memorial Bridge, completing an electronic toll collection network along I-95 from New York City to Washington, D.C

Tags: Highways

August 20, 2001 - Industry News

PrePass and Oregon Head for Courtroom Showdown

The long-simmering dispute between PrePass and the state of Oregon will be going to trial

August 20, 2001 - Industry News

Terion Bows Out of Driver Communications, Stresses Trailer Tracking

Terion Inc., has announced it will no longer offer the in-cab mobile communications system called Mobile Messenger

August 20, 2001 - Industry News

pFreight Prospers in Slow Economy

Despite a slowing economy, web-based transportation services provider pFreight.com has reported significant growth in sales

August 20, 2001 - Industry News

Show Trucks Shine At TruckerFest

Left to right: Rob Harris, H&H Trucking, plus driver in white shirt; Austin Jenkins and Tim Thornhill, Trees Forever; Bob Cashell Jr., president/CEO of the Alamo; Chuck Prigge, Marie and Bill Sandvik, Sandvik Trucking.

"Always a bridesmaid, never a bride"? Not so for Sandvik Trucking's "Delirious Desire," which won Best of Show Combo at the Stars & Stripes truck beauty contest at The Alamo travel center in Reno, Nev., last week

Tags: Events

August 20, 2001 - Industry News

ALK Debuts New eMiler.com

ALK Technologies has released a new version of eMiler.com, the online version of its flagship PC*Miler software for routing, mileage and mapping

August 19, 2001 - Industry News

TruckerFest Honors America's Drivers

Neal McCoy entertains the crowd at TruckerFest Friday night.

Truckers from across the nation flocked to Reno, Nev., over the weekend as the annual TruckerFest driver appreciation event wrapped up at the Alamo Travel Plaza

Tags: Events

August 18, 2001 - Industry News

Paper: Mexican Trucks Already In U.S.

Thanks to exemptions in the North American Free Trade Agreement, there are a lot more Mexican trucks on U.S. roads than most people think -- and they're safer than most people would expect. That's according to a report in Friday's Washington Times.

August 18, 2001 - Industry News

S.C. Governor Says No Nukes

South Carolina's governor has ordered the Highway Patrol to make plans to block the state's borders to trucks scheduled to bring in a large shipment of plutonium left over from the production of nuclear weapons

August 18, 2001 - Industry News

Ford Cutting Up To 5,000 Jobs

Less than two weeks after announcing a joint venture with Navistar to build medium-duty commercial trucks, Ford Motor Co. said Friday it will cut as many as 5,000 white-collar jobs and is working on a more extensive restructuring plan

August 18, 2001 - Industry News

Campbell Bill Would Train Native Americans

Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Colorado's Republican, CDL-holding senator, has introduced a bill that would provide grant money to train fellow Native Americans as truck drivers

August 18, 2001 - Industry News

Wabash Restructuring

Wabash National, Lafayette, Inc., is proceeding with restructuring that involves closing facilities and cutting 900 jobs

August 18, 2001 - Industry News

Burlington Northern, Norfolk Southern Team Up In Intermodal Business

The Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway and Norfolk Southern Railway are stepping up their efforts to compete with trucking

Tags: Intermodal

August 18, 2001 - Industry News

Matlack Shutting Doors

Matlack Systems, Wilmington, Del., one of the nation's largest tank transporters for the chemical industry, will cease operations Sept. 1

August 17, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Revisions to Drug/Alcohol Test Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published revisions to controlled substance and alcohol testing rules for commercial drivers

August 17, 2001 - Industry News

Parade, Wedding Kick Off TruckerFest

A wedding and the annual Parade of Pride kicked off TruckerFest 2001 in Reno, Nev.

The fifth annual RoadStar TruckerFest kicked off Thursday evening with an exciting truck parade through downtown Reno, Nev. More than 60 truckers were in this convoy and thousand of onlookers took time to stop and cheer at the beautiful rig

Tags: Events

August 16, 2001 - Industry News

Indiana Truck Center To Rebuild After Fire

A long-time Anderson, Ind., truck dealer plans to rebuild after a fire destroyed the facility

August 16, 2001 - Industry News

California Sues Trucking Company Over Capitol Damage

The state of California filed suit against Dick Simon Trucking to recover damages to the state Capitol building when it was rammed in an apparent suicide run by a Dick Simon driver in January

August 16, 2001 - Industry News

More Truck Drivers Killed On Job Than Any Other Occupation

Although fatal work injuries among truckers dropped 5 percent last year, truck drivers were killed on the job more than any other occupation, according to figures from the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics released this week

August 16, 2001 - Industry News

Expect Weekend Closures On I-64 In Louisville

Construction will close I-64 through Louisville, Ky., every weekend between now and the weekend of Nov. 19

Tags: Highways

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

TruckerFest Starts Today

Newport's annual TruckerFest driver appreciation celebration kicks off tonight with the Parade of Pride through downtown Reno, Nev

Tags: Events

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

Teamsters File Bad Faith Bargaining Charge Against Overnite

The Teamsters Union has filed an unfair labor practice charge against Overnite Transportation with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging unlawful surface and bad faith bargaining

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