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April 23, 2002 - Industry News

BNSF, NS to Provide Guaranteed Intermodal Service

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company and Norfolk Southern Railway Company announced that they are now offering what they say is the first-ever, coast-to-coast guaranteed intermodal service between Southern California and the Northeast

Tags: Intermodal

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

Wichita Area Technical College Gets PTDI Certification

The Wichita Area Technical College Commercial Driver Education program recently received certification from the Professional Truck Driver Institute for its truck driver training course

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

Martin Marietta Materials Licenses Composite Trailer Technology

Martin Marietta Materials has entered into a licensing agreement with Composittrailer n.v., of Lokeren, Belgium, to manufacture and market commercial truck trailers in North America, using fiber-reinforced composite materials

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

PennDOT Reminds Motorists To Call 1-800-FIX-ROAD

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is reminding highway users they can report potholes and other highway-maintenance concerns on state routes by calling PennDOT's toll-free maintenance hotline at 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623)

Tags: Highways

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

VFS Insurance Group Expands

VFS Insurance Group, the insurance division of the Volvo Group, has received licenses to sell insurance in 13 states, nearly nine months after unveiling a new name and approach

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

Three Carriers Report Vastly Different Results

On Tuesday, one trucking operation reported a wider loss for the first quarter of the year, another reported they have closed the gap in the past year, while a logistics provider showed high profits

April 23, 2002 - Industry News

iNet-Blue Launches BlackHawk Tracker

The iNet-Blue Corp., Boulder, Colo., has introduced the Tra-X-all BlackHawk System for tracking valuable and/or dangerous cargo

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Service Council Members for 2002

Kenworth has named members of its 2002 Kenworth Service Council

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

First Fleet Signs Up For eTechnician

First Fleet Corp. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has selected NEXIQ Technologies’ eTechnician telematics service

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

DoxaSoft Announces Wireless Solution For Fleet Inspections

DoxaSoft Technologies, Santa Clarita, Calif., has released a wireless solution for doing vehicle inspections

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

NY Times Turns To Trucking For Economic Forecast

Manufacturing statistics, inventories, durable goods sales, consumer confidence, housing starts and the like are used by economists to see how the economy is faring. But the New York Times Sunday turned to another source: the trucking industry

Tags: Economy

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

S.D. Gubernatorial Candidates Say Truck Tax Unfair

Speaking to the South Dakota Trucking Assn. meeting over the weekend, the six candidates for governor all agreed that a 4-percent tax paid by the state’s truckers is unfair

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

Illinois Toll Hike Plan Faces More Hurdles

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority’s plan to double truck tolls is hitting roadblocks

Tags: Highways

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins To Sell Kuss Filtration Business

Cummins Inc. is looking for a buyer for its Kuss Filtration business

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

Shippers Name Roadway Express Best LTL Carrier

Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, has been honored as the "2002 LTL Nationwide Carrier of the Year" by the National Small Shipments Traffic Conference

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

New Intermodal System Designed To Reduce Oakland Congestion

Container interchange SynchroNet Marine announced phase one of the SynchroMet service, designed to reduce road and gate congestion, cut waiting times at terminal gates, minimize empty truck miles and cut diesel emissions

April 22, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Fatalities Down Fourth Year In A Row

The number of fatalities involving large trucks dropped slightly last year, for the fourth year in a row, according to preliminary figures released Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

April 19, 2002 - Industry News

Big I Project Nears Completion

A $291 million project revamping the intersection between I-25 and I-40 in Albuquerque, N.M., is nearly finished

Tags: Highways

April 19, 2002 - Industry News

UPS, Teamsters Negotiations Continue

The Teamsters union and UPS are putting different spins on how contract negotiations are going

April 19, 2002 - Industry News

Dana Integrates Light Axle, Driveshaft Businesses

Dana Corp. announced several actions related to the realignment of its Automotive Systems Group

April 19, 2002 - Industry News

J.D. Smith And Sons Offers Online Imaging

J.D. Smith and Sons has introduced online imaging technology that allows customers to view signed delivery documents on its web site at www.jdsmith.com.<>

April 19, 2002 - Industry News

Midnight Trucking Network Plans Summertime Extravaganza

The Midnight Trucking Radio Network is planning its "Summertime Extravaganza," an annual event centered around the International Trucking Show in Las Vegas and the Walcott Jamboree at the I-80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa

Tags: Events

April 19, 2002 - Industry News

Jevic Opens Los Angeles Facility

New Jersey-based LTL carrier Jevic Transportation is opening its first West Coast facility in Los Angeles

April 19, 2002 - Industry News

Navistar Considers Closure Of Ontario Plant

The Canadian Auto Workers union, representing about 900 employees at Navistar International's Chatham, Ontario, assembly plant, received a letter from company president Steve Keate stating that the truck maker is considering closure of the plant

April 19, 2002 - Industry News

Yellow, Arkansas Best Report Financials

Two trucking company parents have reported their financial results for the first quarter of the year

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