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March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Better Use of Spectrum Could Help Trucking

Should trucking care about the Federal Communications Commission's new big plan? The FCC wants to allow holders of radio spectrum to resell their access to others in an open marketplace. The commission reasons that will allow more

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB To Hold Symposium On Safety Data Privacy

The National Transportation Safety Board will host a symposium next month designed to air the conflicts between the growing need for data to improve transportation safety and the industry's concern about the use of that data in regulatory actions, lawsuits and criminal prosecutions

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

ITTM Holds Fleet Training Seminars

The Institute for Truck Transportation Management will be hosting three seminars with the theme, "Strategies to Improve the Private Fleet's Position."

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth to Cut Production at Renton Plant

Kenworth has announced that it will reduce build rate at its Renton, WA, truck plant from 50 to 36 trucks a day starting April 3.

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Where is Trucking on Their Agendas?

Okay, now that John McCain is out of the race, do either of the remaining candidates know a truck from a trowel or transportation from transgression? Sen. McCain (R-AZ) is Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee and

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Port Truckers Plan March 22 Rally in D.C.

Port truckers and the Teamsters union are planning a rally in Washington, D.C. to protest fuel prices and other problems.

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. House Passes Meal Tax Deduction Increase

As part of a bill to increase the minimum wage to $6.15 by the year 2002, the U.S. House of Representatives has also passed a measure to restore to 80% the tax deduction that trucker drivers can take for food and beverages while they're on the road. But the vote late Thursday evening by a 246-179 margin has already drawn a promised veto from President Clinton, who says the legislation is loaded with $122 billion in special business tax cuts

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

PNV.com to Provide Online Banking for Truckers

PNV Inc. and National InterBank have formed a partnership to provide online banking services to truck drivers

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Celadon To Take TruckersCo-op Public

Celadon Group, Inc. plans to take its TruckersCo-op.com subsidiary public and change the name to TruckersB2B.com, Inc

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Banking on Dealers to Expand

Last year was "the greatest year Peterbilt ever had, and this year will be our toughest challenge since 1991," Dave Rutman, general sales manager told the company's dealers recently. "We're in an all out war."

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor Opens Mexico Plant

Meritor Automotive inaugurated its first wholly-owned Mexican Heavy Vehicle Systems assembly plant, which will supply Mexico-based commercial truck OEMs with heavy-duty components and systems, initially drive axles and drivelines.

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Donaldson Receives Tech Achievement Award

The Silent Partner muffler made by Donaldson Co. has won the 10th annual Truck Writers of North America (TWNA) Technical Achievement Award for calendar-year 1999.

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Dealers Have Bright Future, Says Grask

There's a bright future for the independent truck dealer, according to George Grask, 1999 Truck Dealer of the Year. Speaking at the The Maintenance Council's Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN this week, Grask also shared his concern over the dire need to recruit technicians in to the trucking industry.

March 8, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite, Teamsters Resume Contract Talks

Overnite and the Teamsters are talking again. Following negotiations March 7 and 8, a Teamsters negotiating team will review the carrier's Health, Welfare and Pension proposals then go back to the bargaining table March 23 and 24 and April 4-6

March 8, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Officially Launches New Safety Agency

The fledgling Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was officially pushed out of the nest yesterday, as top officials from the Department of Transportation hosted congressional and industry leaders in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. "We understand that this is

March 8, 2000 - Industry News

VehiCare Does Exclusive Deal With Castrol

VehiCare Corp., a large provider of on-site maintenance services has signed an agreement to use oils and lube products from Castrol Heavy Duty Lubricants exclusively.

March 8, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Completes Sale of ERF

Western Star Trucks Holdings Ltd. has completed the the sale of its UK truck subsidiary, ERF (Holdings) plc to MAN Aktiengesellschaft (MAN). It has also completed the purchase of MAN's Australian subsidiary, MAN Automotive (Australia) Pty.

March 8, 2000 - Industry News

Kentucky Weight-Distance Repeal Still Alive

A bill that would have replaced Kentucky's weight-distance tax with higher fuel taxes and registration fees is dead, but the issue may come up again in a special session later this year, says Kentucky Motor Transportation Assn. President Harold Bernard.

March 8, 2000 - Industry News

Georgia Bill Would Create New DMV

The Georgia House of Representatives has approved a bill that would create a Department of Motor Vehicle Safety. The new department would issue drivers' licenses and vehicle tags and would be responsible for truck inspections as well as truck length and weight compliance.

March 8, 2000 - Industry News

TRALA Prepares for Leadership Transition

Mike Payne, president and chief executive officer of the Truck Renting and Leasing Assn., has seen what happens when a business does not plan for management succession. So he is making sure that when it comes

March 8, 2000 - Industry News

Missouri May Raise Truck License Fees

A bill has been introduced in the Missouri senate that would raise truck license fees by $10 and would transfer money from the highway trust fund to the Department of Natural Resources for hazardous waste clean-up.

March 8, 2000 - Industry News

Ohio Turnpike Plazas to Be Closed For Renovations

In the midst of a capital improvement program to reconstruct 16 service plazas, the Ohio Turnpike Commission has announced that it will close two plazas in March and another two in September.

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March 8, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Moving Texas Service Center

Con-Way Southern Express, Ann Arbor, MI, is moving its Longview, TX, service center operations to Tyler, TX, effective May 1, 2000. The company cited increased business as the reason for the move.

March 8, 2000 - Industry News

Cardinal Logistics Rewards Top Drivers

Cardinal Logistics, Concord, NC, presented 17 of its top, senior drivers with their own, custom-designed 2000 International Eagle trucks. A reward for outstanding contributions to the company's success, the rigs also feature a door sticker indicating that their trucks have been custom-designed per their own specifications.

March 8, 2000 - Industry News

New Mexico Gets Tougher On Truckers

Fearing a loss of federal highway funds if it does not comply with federal guidelines, the New Mexico legislature has passed a bill that would impose stricter fines and penalties for truckers who violate safety rules.

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