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January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Frost & Sullivan To Host Briefing On Component Market

Frost & Sullivan will host a 30-minute conference call on Monday, Feb. 4, on the latest in the heavy-duty truck component market

Tags: Events

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Trucker Prayer Day Scheduled

The Third Annual National Day of Prayer for Truckers will be conducted at the Mid America Trucking Show on March 21 at 9 a.m. in Room 101 of the South Wing of the Exposition Hall in Louisville, Ky

Tags: Events

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Teamsters, UPS Begin Talks Today

Representatives from the Teamsters Union and United Parcel Service are scheduled to officially begin talks today in Washington, D.C., over a new labor agreement covering the company’s 250,000 workers

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Oklahoma Trucking Assn. Head Resigns

George Tomek, executive director of the Oklahoma Trucking Association, has resigned

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Texas Governor Unveils Ambitious Transportation Plan

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Monday unveiled the "Trans Texas Corridor" plan, which would incorporate toll and non-toll roads, high-speed freight and commuter rail, utilities and telecommunications infrastructure - all in the same corridors

Tags: Highways

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

OOIDA Says Fuel Taxes On Toll Roads Unconstitutional

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of the collection of fuel taxes on toll roads in New York state

Tags: Highways

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

National ID Card Possible For Transportation Workers

Truck drivers and other transportation workers could soon be carrying a national security identification card. A task force at the U.S. Department of Transportation is developing recommendations for a national security identification card for virtually all transportation workers

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

Consumer Confidence & Durable Goods Orders/Shipments Increase

Two good pieces of news about the American economy were released Tuesday: Consumer confidence and durable goods orders and shipments are on the increase

Tags: Economy

January 28, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress, CNF, Covenant & UPS Report Financials

Four of the country's largest trucking and transportation providers reported their latest financial results. U.S. Xpress, CNF, Covenant Transportation and United Parcel Service have announced their fourth quarter and year-end results

January 28, 2002 - Industry News

Power Service Revamps Web Site

Diesel additive maker Power Service Products has launched a totally revamped Web site for distributors, fuel marketers and other customers

January 28, 2002 - Industry News

Nexiq Gets $6 Million In Financing

Nexiq Technologies, Sterling Heights, Mich., has finalized an agreement with Sunrise Capital Partners, L.P. to provide Nexiq with up to $6 million in additional financing

January 28, 2002 - Industry News

Utah To Use Infrared, Ion Scanning Technology

The Utah Motor Carrier Division's Port of Entry Authority will use infrared and ion scanning technology to detect braking system problems, along with the presence of narcotics, chemical toxins and explosives

January 28, 2002 - Industry News

International Rolls Out Zero Percent Financing

International Truck and Engine Corporation and the American Transportation Corporation have rolled out a special financing plan for qualified customers

January 28, 2002 - Industry News

Mack Boosts Production Of Granite Series

At a time when most trucking companies have been cutting truck production in response to a slump in sales, Mack Trucks announced it is increasing production at its assembly facility in Macungie, Pa

January 28, 2002 - Industry News

Bandag 4th Quarter Profits Up

Bandag reported fourth quarter 2001 net earnings of $17.4 million, compared to $14.8 million for the fourth quarter 2000

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Announces Online Registration Updates

Motor carriers having a U.S. Department of Transportation number and their "biennial package" for updating their Motor Carrier Identification Report form (MCS-150) now can update it electronically

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

Bigger Split In Speed Limits Considered In Indiana

The Indiana House of Representatives is considering a bill to raise the speed limit for cars but not for trucks

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Releases Transportation Reauthorization Positions

The American Trucking Associations has released a 31-page document outlining issues it would like to see considered during the reauthorization of federal surface transportation legislation, covering everything from highway safety to labor issues to truck user fees

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

States Flags Fly Again At ATA Headquarters

The American Trucking Associations last week revived a tradition of flying state flags in front of its headquarters in recognition of the role each state plays in the national federation

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

Former Dixie Truckers Home Owner 'Surprised' By Indictment

The former operator of Dixie Truckers Home in McLean, Ill., was indicted by a McLean County grand jury Wednesday for alleged theft of fuel tax payments to the state

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

Treasury Predicts Road-Building Fund Shortfall

Recession-year deficits and plummeting fuel tax revenues could mean bad news for highway projects

Tags: Highways

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

2001 Heavy Truck Sales Numbers Plunge

Annual sales for U.S. heavy truck makers took a big hit last year, with every truck maker seeing declines in their retail sales

Tags: Economy

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Guidance On Drivers Daily Log Program

Printouts from a popular free driver's log program can be used in lieu of handwritten logs, according to a recent "regulatory guidance" from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

Yellow Freight Renamed, Parent Company Releases Financials

Yellow Corporation, Overland Park, Kan., made several announcements on Friday, including releasing its earnings reports for the fourth quarter and year end 2001

January 24, 2002 - Industry News

Winter Makes I-84 Treacherous

While other parts of the country enjoy a mild winter, a series of whiteouts and blizzards along Interstate 84 in northeast Oregon has made this winter the worst in six years

Tags: Highways

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