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July 31, 2001 - Industry News

Longs Drug Contracts with Penske

Longs Drug Stores Corp., Walnut Creek, Calif., has contracted with Penske Logistics

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

Gillette Opts for OptiBid

The Gillette Company, Boston, Mass., has engaged web-based technology and logistics provider Logistics.com to assist in the procurement of truckload and intermodal transportation service

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

Sirius Signs E!, Raises Subscription Price

New York-based Sirius Satellite Radio has announced it will carry 24-hour programming from E! Entertainment Television and E! Online

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

International To Raise Heavy Truck Output

International Truck and Engine Corp. announced it would boost production of Class 8 trucks, but warned that doesn’t mean an end to the slump in truck demand

July 30, 2001 - Industry News

Petro Posts Second Quarter Loss

Petro Stopping Centers posted a second quarter loss of $899,000 on revenues of $239.3 million

July 30, 2001 - Industry News

Convenience Store Sale Boosts Williams Profits

The sale of its 198 convenience stores plus improved refining volumes and higher natural gas prices helped boost Williams’ second quarter income to $339.5 million, compared to $286.4 million in second quarter 2000

July 30, 2001 - Industry News

Major Truck Transporter Has New Owner

Active hauls cars and trucks.

JHT Holdings, parent company of Active Transportation, Dallas Mavis and Automotive Carrier Services, has a new owner

July 30, 2001 - Industry News

Kansas Offers Online Permits

Motor carriers in Kansas and other states now can buy their Kansas permits online

July 30, 2001 - Industry News

Overweight Loads Drop In South Dakota

Two years after the South Dakota Legislature raised overweight truck fines by as much as 50 percent, officials reports the number of tickets for grossly overweight loads has dropped

July 30, 2001 - Industry News

German Truck Maker Cutting Jobs

German truck maker MAN AG plants to cut more than 5 percent of its work force in the second such move this year

July 30, 2001 - Industry News

Rip Griffin Takes Smart Card Systemwide

After a one-year trial run in its Terrell, Texas, location, Rip Griffin Travel Centers will expand SmartStop's multi-application smart card in all its travel centers

July 30, 2001 - Industry News

Investment Firm Reopening Dorsey Plant

The Dorsey Trailer plant in Elba, Ala., will be revamped and produce trailers for a customer in Mexico

July 30, 2001 - Industry News

Oshkosh Sales Up, Profits Down

Double digit sales and income growth in Oshkosh Truck Corp.’s fire, emergency and defense businesses tempered continued weakness in commercial markets during the company’s third fiscal quarter

July 29, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Hits Road To Reauthorization

Julie Cirillo

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is less than two years old, but it is already starting work on a reauthorization bill for 2003. About 50 people attended the first of the agency's "listening sessions" on the subject Thursday in Atlanta

July 29, 2001 - Industry News

Mexican Truck Fracas Continues Today in Senate

Senators return to the fray today in their slugfest over the North American Free Trade Agreement. Late last Friday advocates of tough rules-of-entry for Mexican truckers failed in a bid to cut off debate, setting the stage for a showdow

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

PTDI Works To Broaden Reach

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has expanded its Board of Directors in an attempt to broaden its reach beyond the truckload industry

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

Transportation Bill Dies In Washington State

A bill that would have helped pay for highway improvements with higher diesel taxes and truck registration fees has died in the Washington Legislature

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

St. Ignace Parade Of Lights To Honor Ruth Jones

This year's Parade of Lights at the Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show in St. Ignace, Mich., will be dedicated to Ruth Jones, NAST member and Senior Editor at LandLine Magazine, who died June 8 after a long battle with cancer

Tags: Events

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

New SBA Leader Confirmed

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed President Bush's nomination of Hector V. Barreto Jr. as the 21st Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Growth Slows Further Through Second Quarter

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

Tags: Economy

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

BAMnet Serves Up The Internet At 6.5 Cents a Minute

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

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

Swift, Transport Corp. Report Second Quarter Results

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

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

Las Vegas Orders Self-Steering Buses

A Civis vehicle on display in London in May 2001.

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

Bush Losing Ground In Battle Over Mexican Trucks

Senate votes 70 to 30 in favor of amendment imposing stricter regulations on Mexican trucks.

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

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

New Rand McNally Products Target Drivers, Small Fleets

Rand McNally, the mapping giant of Skokie, Ill., will launch a suite of products aimed at professional drivers, owner-operators and small fleets

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