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March 4, 2001 - Industry News

Mid-West Truckers Assn. Honors Drivers

The Mid-West Truckers Assn. recently honored four drivers in its annual Safe & Courteous Driver award program

March 4, 2001 - Industry News

Ergonomics Regs on Chopping Block

The U.S. Senate this week is expected to attempt to overturn the controversial ergonomics regulations

March 4, 2001 - Industry News

Driver Wage Increases Continue to Slow

Few trucking companies made significant changes in their driver pay last quarter

March 4, 2001 - Industry News

Big Rigs Must Detour Oregon I-5 Bridge

Starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, trucks weighing more than 64,000 pounds must take a detour around Ford's Bridge, located at mile post 101 along Interstate 5 between Canyonville and Myrtle Creek, Ore

Tags: Highways

March 3, 2001 - Industry News

Some FMCSA Staff Say Compliance Review Quotas Compromise Safety

A personnel dispute within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is spilling out into the open – although one side is firing from anonymous ambush

March 2, 2001 - Industry News

EPA Blocks Engine Advances

It looks as though engine makers are not making much headway in their bid to get the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to give them a break on one aspect of 2002 emissions regulations

March 2, 2001 - Industry News

Earthquake Closes Washington Highways

(1:15 p.m. CST) The Washington State Transportation Department has updated the latest road closure information due to Wednesday's earthquake.

Tags: Highways

March 1, 2001 - Industry News

Teamsters to Convoy in NAFTA Protest

A convoy of trucks will leave from St. Paul, Minn., today in a Teamsters protest against the Bush administration's plan to open the border to Mexican trucks

Tags: Events

March 1, 2001 - Industry News

Westport Launches LNG Field Trial

Vancouver, B.C.-based Westport Innovations has launched its first Canadian customer field trial of a low-emissions heavy-duty truck using liquefied natural gas

March 1, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx to Buy 1,900 Freightliner Sprinter Vans

FedEx is buying 1,900 of Freightliner's new Sprinter delivery vans

March 1, 2001 - Industry News

NAST Names New Director

The National Association of Show Trucks has named Roxane Campbell executive director

March 1, 2001 - Industry News Brings Moving and Storage Industry to the Web, a Web service for the moving and storage industry, has launched load and equipment posting, labor arrangements and an online community

March 1, 2001 - Industry News

Qualcomm Acquires Eaton's Fleet Advisor

Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions has purchased Eaton's Trucking Information Services business unit, including FleetAdviso

March 1, 2001 - Industry News Adds Features, the trucking news site on the web, has added two new features, the DAT Hot Index and a link to Comdata's database of recent retail fuel prices around the country

February 28, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Administration Says it Will Enforce Diesel Regulations

Although new Environmental Protection Agency head Christine Whitman had promised to take a close look at diesel emissions rules enacted during the last weeks of the Clinton presidency, she announced yesterday that the EPA would enforce the new rules

February 28, 2001 - Industry News

Seattle Earthquake Causes Minor Problems for Trucking

Trucking appears to have just gotten its nerves rattled while the Seattle area suffered widespread damage Wednesday morning’s earthquake

February 28, 2001 - Industry News

Green Light Sues PrePass Over Transponders

The long-running dispute between Oregon’s Green Light weigh-station bypass system and the rival PrePass system has finally landed in court

February 28, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Stats Mixed, Interest Cut in the Works

The latest government numbers confirm what most truckers already know: Business is down. But there are signs of improvement

Tags: Economy

February 28, 2001 - Industry News

Indiana Bill Would Make Split Speed Limits Worse

A bill that sailed through the Indiana House would allow higher speed limits on rural interstates - but not for trucks

February 28, 2001 - Industry News

Dina Blames Cancelled Contract, Weak Markets for Losses

What started as a promising year turned out to be "extremely difficult" for Mexico’s Consorcio G. Grupo Dina

February 28, 2001 - Industry News

Interpool Earnings, Profits Up

Interpool reported net income of $12.5 million on revenue of $90.7 million for fourth quarter 2000, compared to net income of $7.6 million on revenue of $60.2 million a year earlier

February 28, 2001 - Industry News

E-Commerce Could Shave 5.5 Percent of Cost From Each New Truck

A European e-commerce consulting firm claims that if the North American truck industry adds an eBusiness program to its existing infrastructure, the industry could save up to $1.5 billion in five years

February 27, 2001 - Industry News

Supreme Court Preserves Status Quo on Engine Emission Standards

The Supreme Court yesterday dashed trucking industry hopes of putting the brakes on the Environmental Protection Agency’s emissions rules

February 27, 2001 - Industry News

Accuride Posts Fourth Quarter Losses

Accuride Corp.'s fourth quarter results were hit by the continued industry-wide downturn in truck production and some unplanned shutdowns by customers

February 27, 2001 - Industry News

Gainsco Blames Trucking for Fourth Quarter Losses

Texas-based insurance company Gainsco Inc. is blaming "severe claims experience" in its trucking business for a $10.8 million fourth quarter loss


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