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August 29, 2001 - Industry News

One-Stop Shopping Online In Missouri

Missouri now offers one-stop shopping for motor carrier registration and other information and permits online

August 29, 2001 - Industry News

Judge Refuses To Dismiss OOIDA Case Against Mayflower

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn.'s two lawsuits against Mayflower Transit will proceed after a judge denied Mayflower's motions to dismiss

August 29, 2001 - Industry News

California Truck Length Bill Dies

A bill that would have give the California Department of Transportation authority to prohibit long trucks from traveling on certain state highways has died in committee

August 29, 2001 - Industry News

Iowa Officials Frown On Jake Brake Bans

The Iowa Department of Transportation is concerned about an increasing number of towns in Iowa who have outlawed truck engine brakes, such as Jake Brakes

August 29, 2001 - Industry News

Load Restrictions On Highway 301 Bridge In Oregon

Beginning Sept. 6, the Oregon Department of Transportation will implement load restrictions on the bridge over the Deschutes River on Highway 301 in Wasco County.

Tags: Highways

August 29, 2001 - Industry News

South Carolina Shuts Down Truck Insurer

South Carolina regulators have suspended the license of a captive insurer that sold liability insurance to owner-operators and small fleets

August 29, 2001 - Industry News

GDP Growth Anemic In Second Quarter

The U.S. economy is growing, but barely. New figures released this morning from the Commerce Department show economic growth increased 0.2% annual rate through the second quarter of the year, a downward revision from 0.7%

Tags: Economy

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Logistics Updates MOBILECAST

Baltimore-based UPS Logistics Group has introduced version 5.1 of its MOBILECAST transportation management system

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

Finalists Named For Trailer Dealer Award

Three finalists have been selected for this year’s National Trailer Dealer of the Year award

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

Palm Beach Sheriff Targets Trucks

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has created a special unit targeting commercial vehicles

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

Insurance Company Adds Trucking Agency

North Carolina's BB&T Insurance Services has acquired trucking industry insurance specialist Lofton & Co. of Savannah, Ga

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB Recommends Tougher DOT Physicals

The National Transportation Safety Board, wrapping up its investigation into a fatal 1999 bus crash, is recommending tougher physicals and procedures for prospective employers to find out about drug problems

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

Gas Turbine Sales Give Donaldson Record Revenue, Profits

Thanks largely to booming sales of gas turbine product, the Donaldson Company posted record revenues and earnings for fiscal 2001

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

Carey Election Fraud Trial Under Way

Former Teamsters President Ron Carey is on trial for perjuring himself by denying he knew of fund-raising illegalities in his 1996 re-election campaign

August 28, 2001 - Industry News

Ontario Inspector Wins Championship

FMCSA's Julie Anna Cirillo, right, presents top award to Ontario inspector Kerri Wirachowsky.

An Ontario inspection officer won the Ninth North American Inspector Championship

Tags: Events

August 27, 2001 - Industry News

Golden Acorn Blends Casino, Travel Center

The Campo Indian Reservation in southern California has opened the new Golden Acorn Casino, with a truckstop scheduled to open late next month

August 27, 2001 - Industry News

Residents Oppose Bigger Rest Areas In Florida

Two rest areas along Interstate 4 in Florida are slated to get expansions that will more than triple the amount of truck parking, but local residents plan to fight the plans

Tags: Highways

August 27, 2001 - Industry News

Port Solutions Suggested In Virginia

A mediation committee, changes in chassis inspection procedures and better communication with truckers are among the measures proposed to help improve conditions at the Port of Hampton Roads in Virginia

Tags: Intermodal

August 27, 2001 - Industry News

GM Cutting Commercial Truck Production

General Motors will cut production at its Janesville, Wis., plant because of the slow demand for commercial trucks

August 27, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB Wants More Action On Collision Avoidance

The National Transportation Safety Board says while collision avoidance technology is being adopted by industry, the government should do more to encourage it

August 27, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Champ First Three-Time Winner

Drivers compete at the National Truck Driving Championships.

Raymond Simon of Yellow Freight System Saturday became the first driver ever to win grand champion title of the National Truck Driving Championships three times

Tags: Events

August 26, 2001 - Industry News

Fuel Economy From The Heavens

EconoCruise, which aims to maximize fuel economy, is under development.

First there was cruise control that kept your truck moving without your right foot on the accelerator. Then came intelligent cruise that automatically raised and lowered cruising speed in response to vehicles ahead of you. How about a stingy cruise contro

August 26, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow Solutions Picks HotStatus for Distribution ASP

The Yellow Solutions, Overland Park, Kan., subsidiary of Yellow Corp., has selected HotStatus Enterprises, Mission Viejo, Calif., to help manage operations at distribution centers used by Yellow customers

August 26, 2001 - Industry News

Phone Companies Move to Limit Satellite Radio Plans

Wireless phone giants AT&T Wireless and BellSouth Corp. have asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to limit the use of signal repeaters by the nations’ two satellite radio companies, XM and Sirius

August 24, 2001 - Industry News

Top Trailer Dealers Nominated

Forty-eight nominations from around the country have been received for this year’s National Trailer Dealer of the Year award

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