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June 14, 2001 - Industry News Forms Alliance With Freight Benefits Company

Web-based technology company has formed an alliance with the Freight Benefits Company

June 14, 2001 - Industry News

Software Helps Select Software

Industrial Data & Information Inc., a software consulting company of Webbers Falls, Okla., has released of a new product to help shippers -- manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and warehousing operations -- shop for new transportation management software

June 13, 2001 - Industry News

CHP Targets Unsafe Truckers

The California Highway Patrol announced it is launching an aggressive, summer-long, statewide enforcement effort targeting commercial trucks

June 13, 2001 - Industry News

Transport Appropriations Panel Clears DOT Budget

The House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee approved President Bush’s request for transportation spending, including significant increases for truck safety

June 13, 2001 - Industry News

Carroll Fuel Will Optimize with GeoCom TMS Routing

Carroll Independent Fuel Co.of Baltimore will use GeoCom TMS Routing technology to optimize routing for its 60-truck delivery fleet

June 13, 2001 - Industry News

Reverse Logistics Becomes Big Business

In the latest announcement from the fast-growing field of reverse logistics, web-based logistics company FreightMatrix Inc. has partnered with an outfit called ReturnCentral of Pittsburgh, Pa., to deal with returned shipments from FreightMatrix customers

June 13, 2001 - Industry News

New May Economic Data Disappointing

Preliminary May economic data continues to be slightly negative for freight volume. Retail sales were unchanged in May, matching the unchanged report for May employment released earlier in June

Tags: Economy

June 13, 2001 - Industry News Expands Sales Reach Inc., a web-based provider of logistics tools, will expand its sales force and open a regional office in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

NAFTA Critics Cite Drugs Smuggled In Trucks

While some critics of opening the border to Mexican trucks cite safety concerns, others are worried that it will lead to more drugs smuggled across the border in trucks

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Arctic Truckstop Ready for Summer

When you think of the summer tourist season, you may not think of a truckstop halfway between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. But the Coldfoot Truck Stop is gearing up for the summer rush. The truckstop is 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle, on the Dalton Highway. Temperatures were hovering in the 20s for Memorial Day Weekend, when the truckstop’s first big tour bus of the season was scheduled to arrive

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Search Engine Announced is a new search engine dedicated to the trucking industry

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Senators Ask Bush to Reconsider Mexican Trucks

Ten Democratic senators want President Bush to reconsider his decision to comply with the North American Free Trade Agreement

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway Joins Customs Service CAFES Program to Speed Border Crossings

Roadway Express has joined a U.S. Customs Service program to speed truck crossings at the Canadian and Mexican borders

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

@Road Introduces the iLM2500

@Road Inc., Fremont, Calif., has introduced the iLM 2500 Internet Location Manager, an on-board device used with @Road mobile communications products as FleetASAP

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Condor Freight Lines Reports Record 1st Quarter Operating Ratio

While many trucking companies are struggling, one California LTL reported record operating ratio for the first quarter

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

NTTC Elects Chairman

John D. Groendyke was elected chairman of the National Tank Truck Carriers

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

CFI Celebrates 50 Years

CFI, Joplin, Mo., is celebrating its 50th anniversary

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Body Shop Council Members

Kenworth has named members of its 2001 Kenworth Body Shop Council

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Continental Signs on for Truck Racing

Continental Tire North America has signed on to be the official and exclusive tire supplier for the Super Truck Racing Assn. of North America and its planned ZF Super Truck Racing Championship Series

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Refrigerated Carriers to Meet in California

The Refrigerated Division of the Truckload Carriers Assn. will meet next month in Sonoma, Calif

Tags: Events

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Canada Restructured

Due to a company restructuring initiative, Volvo Trucks North America has released Volvo Trucks Canada president Michael O'Connell

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Tanker Fire Closes I-285 Lanes for Weeks

Several lanes on a section of I-285 north of Atlanta will be closed for three to six weeks for repairs after a fiery tanker truck crash last weekend

Tags: Highways

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Microsoft Embraces Internet Telephone

Microsoft plans to build high-quality telephone features into the next version of its popular Windows software due for release this fall. If the colossus of Redmond, Wash., succeeds, the quality of voice communications on the Internet could improve greatly

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Train Vs. Truck Safety

Railroad engineers work under much stiffer regulations than do truck drivers. I suppose you can argue that they should, but that's not the point. I'm sure we could debate the skills it takes to operate 7,000-horsepower locomotive

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Battle Allison Aftermath

While some truckers are still trying to recover their flooded rigs, others are battling highway damage and debris after a tropical storm that killed 16 in the Houston area


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