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May 21, 2001 - Industry News

Inhofe Bill Addresses Heavy Vehicle Use Tax

U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced legislation to provide a pro-rated tax refund to truckers who sell their trucks but have already paid their annual heavy vehicle use tax

May 20, 2001 - Industry News

Central Freight Opts for OptiYield from Logistics.com

LTL carrier Central Freight Lines, Waco, Texas, will implement linehaul load and network planning technology from Logistics.com

May 18, 2001 - Industry News

Werner Opens Facility In Texas

Werner Enterprises recently announced the opening of a full-service international terminal in Laredo, Texas

May 18, 2001 - Industry News

Peterbilt Adds Dealer Locations

Peterbilt continues to grow its dealer network, adding three new locations since the beginning of the year

May 18, 2001 - Industry News

Computer Simulation Studies Trucks' Effect on Roads

Everyone knows that heavy trucks damage roads. But a University of California researcher is using computer simulations to learn more about exactly how it happens

Tags: Highways

May 18, 2001 - Industry News

Bridgestone/Firestone Donates $100,000 to NATSO Foundation

Bridgestone/Firestone has pledged $100,000 to the NATSO Foundation's fundraising campaign

May 18, 2001 - Industry News

Mack Announces Price Increase

Mack Trucks announced it will institute a 2 percent price increase on July 1 on all models in the Mack product line

May 18, 2001 - Industry News

Atlas World Group Doubles Revenues in Five Years

Atlas Van Lines' Relocation Services and Specialized Transportation groups helped lead Atlas World Group to 2000 revenues 16% above the previous year and nearly double those reported five years ago

May 18, 2001 - Industry News

TMI-MultiMedia Recruiting Offers Web Store

TMI-MultiMedia Recruiting of Nashville, Tenn., now offers Internet access to their Company Store, where trucking companies can order merchandise such as shirts and jackets, lighted pens, maps, specialty items and more, all of which may feature a logo

May 17, 2001 - Industry News

Connecticut Cell Phone Bill Dies

Connecticut came the closest yet among the states to outlawing the use of handheld mobile phones while driving, but the bill died a quiet death this week

May 17, 2001 - Industry News

Missouri Transportation Bill Likely Dead

As the Missouri State Legislature closes out its session today, it looks highly unlikely that a bill will pass that would have raised fuel taxes in order to pay for much-needed highway improvements

May 17, 2001 - Industry News

PrePass Continues to Expand

The first PrePass site in Ohio came online this week on Interstate 75 near Findlay, and another 2,400 trucks will join the weigh station bypass system at American Freightways

Tags: Highways

May 17, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Dealers to Offer PuraDyn Filters

PuraDyn announced that Volvo Trucks North America will market its bypass oil systems

May 17, 2001 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Buys Terion Trailer Tracking

In the competitive struggle to outfit U.S. fleets with trailer tracking, Terion has just established a beachhead in Qualcomm territory

May 17, 2001 - Industry News

Thieves Discover Trailer Tracking the Hard Way

Trailer tracking is turning out to be a potent weapon in the war against cargo thieves

May 17, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins, Westport Name Venture and New Directors

Cummins Inc. of Columbus, Ind., and Westport Innovations Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, have selected the name "Cummins Westport Inc." for their recently formed joint venture.

May 17, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Index Points in Right Direction

The Conference Board's index of leading economic indicators rose 0.1% in April after three consecutive declines

Tags: Economy

May 17, 2001 - Industry News

Peterbilt Brand Products at New Online Store

Peterbilt fans will find their favorite nameplate on lots of nifty merchandise -- gifts, clothes accessories and more -- at Peterbilt’s newly enhanced online store

May 17, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Outlines Energy Policy, Little Immediate Relief Expected

President Bush talks about energy plan.

Saying the United States faces the most serious energy shortage since the 1970s, President Bush Thursday laid out his energy plan. Critics, however, say it offers little immediate relief when it comes to skyrocketing prices at the pumps

May 16, 2001 - Industry News

Beautiful Trucks Rule at NAST Show in Michigan

Grayling's Best of Show trucks are Lynette Myers' 2000 Kenworth W900 (left) and Ron Baird's 2000 Peterbilt 379 and 2000 Heil Pneumatic tanker, owned by Kevin Hoffman, Hoffman Transportation.

High fives to the Best of Show winners at Charlie’s Country Corner truck show held in Grayling, Mich. May 4-6. This was a Truck-Lite Trophy event produced by the National Assn. of Show Trucks

Tags: Events

May 16, 2001 - Industry News

IRP Board Orders Review of Oklahoma Procedures

The Board of Directors of the International Registration Plan has found Oklahoma provisionally out of compliance with certain IRP rules and ordered a peer review of its procedures

May 16, 2001 - Industry News

Ryder Honors Sales Employees; Team Excellence Scholarships Awarded

First row, from left: Moshier, Schneider, Swienton, Leinbach, Cook. Second row, from left: Fuller, Fantocone, Carrigan, Summan.

Ryder System has recognized used truck sales performance in 200 with its Vehicle Sales Team Excellence award

May 16, 2001 - Industry News

Navistar Back in the Black

After two quarters in the red, Navistar International Corp. reported earnings of $3 million on sales of $1.7 billion for its second fiscal quarter ending April 30

May 16, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Supreme Court Says Some Injured Workers May Sue Employers

The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that the "exclusive remedy" provision of the state’s workers compensation laws is unconstitutional, opening the door for some injured workers to sue their employers

May 16, 2001 - Industry News

Dads To Get Driving Lessons

Dads from the Portland, Ore., area will get a chance to be a "Trucker for a Day" at a special Father’s Day event to benefit the Pacific Northwest Truck Museum

Tags: Events

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