January 14, 2000 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Assn. has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Adminstration to allow it to conduct a pilot program to train 18-year-olds as interstate truck drivers
New software from Greco Technologies, Pasadena, CA, allows moving companies to track jobs from an initial job estimate to the actual billing of the client quickly and easily.
Mack Trucks will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a year-long schedule of activities
January 13, 2000 - Industry News
California's largest clean air agency believes state and federal regulations are moving too slowly to protect public health and has announced a radical plan to force the rapid conversion of thousands of trucks to cleaner fuels
Volvo Trucks North America, Greensboro, NC, is building a demonstration truck for the U.S. Army with Lockheed and Radian
FDX Corp, parent company of FedEx and RPS, is expected to announce plans to change the name of its Pittsburgh-based RPS package carrier to reflect the FedEx brand
Flatbed truckload giant Intrenet, Milford, OH, is implementing a company-wide mobile satellite communications and freight tracking system
A draft of certification standards for company driver finishing programs has been released by the Professional Truck Driver Institute
The problem of driver time wasted at loading docks will be addressed in a case study by the Truckload Carriers Assn., which has identified the issue as its highest priority this year
Dana Corp. has combined most of its fluid systems operations into a new strategic busienss unit, the Fluid Systems Group
A survey of members of the Truckload Carriers Assn. to assess interest in company training, especially distance-based learning, indicates that fleets seem very interested in the approach and are willing to invest in the necessary technology to take advantage
January 12, 2000 - Industry News
Significant work is under way at Detroit Diesel to prepare engines with exhaust gas recirculation systems for the 2002 model year
Teamsters President James P. Hoffa says it's time for the union to get out from the federal supervision it's been under for a decade
FleetPride, Deerfield, IL, the nation's largest independent distributor of heavy-duty truck parts, today announced the formation of an e-commerce business initiative
The American Trucking Assns.' Environmental Affairs Dept. is looking for information regarding compliance costs of storm water permit requirements
Logistics.com promises to open "a new era of freight transportation" by combining Internet technology with logistics expertise
Excel Logistics is now simply "Excel.
Crete Carrier Corp., Lincoln, NE, has signed an agreement with PNV Inc. to offer its drivers Park 'N View "in-cab" telecommunications, cable TV and Internet access
The Teamsters union is holding three dozen rallies around the country today for striking workers at Overnite Transportation, which the union has been staging an unfair labor practices strike against since Oct. 24
A controversial restructuring plan at the trucking industry’s largest trade association got a boost this week as leaders from the truckload segment decided to recommend a “yes” vote. Just how much of a boost it was is not yet clear
Bluetooth is not a dental problem. In fact, it could be good news for the trucking industry.
It's a hardware/software specification -- a standard, if you will -- for wireless communication between and among computers and the
January 11, 2000 - Industry News
Starting Feb. 7, trucking companies subject to federal storm water runoff permit rules may be able to get an exclusion
Freightliner Corp. has been ordered to pay $819,550 to a Lincoln, NE, truck dealership after an arbitrator ruled the Portland, OR-based manufacturer had "breached an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
The federal government is joining with engine manufacturers, trucking associations and others to fund a study to look at how different air pollutants work together to affect public health
American Isuzu Motors reports that 1999 saw the best commercial vehicle retail sales in the company's history
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