December 10, 1999 - Industry News
President Clinton signed the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 last week, setting up a separate Motor Carrier Safety Administration and implementing a number of other measures aimed at improving truck safety
Officials in Graham, NC, warn that people who ate at an Alamance County truckstop may be at risk of contracting hepatitis A
I scored 88 out of 100 in my first test of material which will be part of the official CDL written exam. After giving me the happy news, my instructor jolted me with another bit of
A tractor-trailer wreck and acid spill in downtown San Antonio last week has prompted city officials to take a close look at a hazmat routing plan that has been in the works for 20 years
Georgia's Department of Transportation is expected to start reviewing a report this month on building a new "Northern Arc" highway near Atlanta to deal with the city's growing traffic congestion
Delphi Automotive Systems has been awarded a contract to supply wiring harnesses for Volvo Trucks.
Ryder System will take a 4th quarter pretax restructuring charge of $42 to $47 million for costs associated with its recently announced reorganization
December 9, 1999 - Industry News
TRISM, Inc. has had its Chapter 11 reorganization plan approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.
The Office of Motor Carrier Safety's web site has a new section which provides detailed information on accidents and safety issues.
Truck Brake Systems Co. has released the first half of the year 2000 schedule for its Bendix Air Brake Training School
Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater has proposed changes to the drug and alcohol testing program to prevent transportation workers from cheating
A panel of scientists recently rejected the Environmental Protection Agency’s contention that diesel exhaust is a cancer threat. But industry groups warn the EPA will come back with yet a stronger case in what will likely be a very public and emotional battle
The Teamsters Union yesterday announced a national boycott of the Bed, Bath & Beyond retail chain until it stops doing business with Overnite Transportation
Illinois' secretary of state has announced more changes in CDL testing rules in the wake of the state's CDLs-for-bribes scandal, this time relating to the third-party testing system
Truckload fleets are proposing rate increases of up to 10% to counter the effects of higher fuel prices and labor costs.
Three days into driver training...and still jammin' on the crammin'.
Proof I'm actually retaining all the information being thrown at me: I sped through 33 sample CDL exam questions and knew the answers to every
Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. has purchased the assets of Thermo King of Northern California.
An industry slowdown in new truck orders due partly to an abundance of good deals on used trucks has led to a cut in 400 production jobs at the Dublin, VA, plant of Volvo Trucks of North America
December 8, 1999 - Industry News
U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell from Colorado is going back to school over his Christmas break from lawmaking: Truck driving school
Heartland Express has opened its new regional terminal just west of Atlanta
It's going to be an uphill battle to get Oregon voters to pass a gasoline tax increase that also eliminates the state's weight-distance tax. But a coalition of business, unions and trucking groups is planning a major campaign
The Clean Air Science Advisory Committee has rejected the latest version of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Diesel Health Assessment Document
Triple-0-7, seeking license to truck. Actually, NJ-0007 is my class ID. number.
Student triple-0-7 completed only two of last night's assignments. Fell asleep after doing my truckinginfo log. Received good marks, though, and I'll finish the
A long-awaited proposal to reform the truck driver hours of service rules is finally moving. Last week the Department of Transportation forwarded its comprehensive reform plan to the White House Office of Management and Budget for political and financial review.
December 7, 1999 - Industry News
Dana Corp's Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake facility in Morganton, NC, has received the 1999 North Carolina Quality Leadership Award. Only six other organizations in the state have received the award since 1991
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