February 27, 2001 - Industry News
Internet logistics provider Transplace.com of Plano, Texas, has formed an alliance with Transora, a world-wide Internet marketplace for packaged consumer goods, including food and beverages
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected industry arguments, including those from trucking, that the federal government must consider cost and not just health benefits in setting national air pollution standards
Software provider Prophesy Transportation Solutions, Bloomfield, Conn., has released version 3.4 of its Dispatch software
February 26, 2001 - Industry News
At least 30 states are considering legislation to regulate the use of mobile phones behind the wheel, most commonly calling for hands-free devices
Maverick Transportation named Warren Scott of Knoxville, Tenn., 2000 Driver of the Year
Beware of America Online look-alike scammers.
Truckinginfo.com was recently forwarded this e-mail warning: "I just got an e-mail today from what looked like AOL; it said something had happened with my recent monthly billin
Canadian-based Westport Innovations Inc. has obtained California low-emissions certification for a Cummins truck engine with a Westport natural gas fuel system
FreightMatrix, of Memphis, Tenn., the web-based logistics market for logistics companies, announced that Loop One (formerly AnythingOvernight.com), of Austin, Texas, will provide small package management services to FreightMatrix clients
Ohio's Senate and House have both introduced bills to eliminate the split speed limit in the state
TruckersB2B, the web-based truckers’ buying cooperative, has announced partnerships with AMBEST and Pegasus TransTech
If your drivers work locally and play the stock market, they’ll love the emerging Internet products.
Judging from the Internet World Wireless show at New York’s Javits Center last week, stock market watchers and traders are by far the biggest market for emerging mobile Internet services
But what about fleet operators?
Emerging Internet products offer potential benefits, but more for local fleets than for wide-ranging operations
February 24, 2001 - Industry News
Mechanics students at a college in British Columbia, Canada, will get hands-on experience on a truck donated by Western Star
The company formerly known as U.S. Trucking plans to acquire Trans-Logistics of Tampa, Fla
The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Assn.'s annual Oversize/Overweight Transportation Symposium will be held in Memphis, Tenn., next week
The inspection facilities at the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Canada are scheduled to get a $36 million expansion
The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Assn. will host the first e-commerce conference dedicated exclusively to the automotive aftermarket
Simon Transportation Services, Salt Lake City, has bought Ort Trucking, New London, Wis
February 23, 2001 - Industry News
Officials from the American Trucking Associations Friday met with President Bush and top economic advisors, offering their support for the President's $1.6 billion tax plan as "a spur to the nation's economic growth.
A lawsuit filed by owner-operators against a New Jersey motor carrier for allegedly violating federal truth-in-leasing operations will proceed as a class action
Two bridges on southbound Interstate 5 near Cottage Grove, Ore., have reopened to heavy-haul permit truck traffic up to 98,000 pounds after repairs to strengthen the spans
A new members-only service of the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Assn. aims to rate trucking companies based on owner operators' experiences with those carriers
Two bills in the Kentucky state Senate would address safety concerns on coal trucks in the state
A plan by some Oklahoma lawmakers to limit the use of triple trailers in the state is close to being dead
San Diego-based Satellite Security Systems of North America announced plans to expand the distribution of its GlobalGuard tracking system in the U.S. and Mexico
Logistic services provider Hub Group Inc., of Lombard, Ill., has redsigned its web site at www.hubgroup.com
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