November 8, 1999 - Industry News
American Isuzu Motors posted October retail sales of 1,280 commercial vehicles, its strongest October on record. Year-to-date sales were 16,749, up 24% from 1998 and just 112 units short of total sales for all of 1998
Yellow Freight System has plunged into the burgeoning business of delivering goods bought and sold over the Internet, much of it involving pickups and deliveries to private homes.
A Democratic coup at ATA?
Hardly. But Democrats have been showing up in highly visible places in trucking's Republican-leaning trade organization.
Like other groups at ATA's Alexandria, VA, headquarters, the Communications Department has been totally redesigned. The
November 7, 1999 - Industry News
Voters in Colorado last week approved a bond issue that will allow for the faster completion of many transportation projects, including the widening of Interstate 25 in the Denver area and north of Fort Collins
Washington state's North Cascades Highway will be closed for at least two weeks so crews can clean up fuel spilled during a tractor-trailer crash
November 5, 1999 - Industry News
The current hours of service regulations work just fine for less-than-truckload carriers, and do not need to be changed, says Tim Lynch, president and CEO of the Motor Freight Carriers Assn. In fact, changing the rules could be damaging to the economy, he says
Mexican truckers are operating illegally in the United States, the Department of Transportation has confirmed
Vice President Al Gore is still trying to win the endorsement of the Teamsters union in his bid for president. The Teamsters refused to endorse him last month, even as the AFL-CIO did so
A new study shows that diesel exhaust is the most dangerous cancer-causing toxin in the Los Angeles area reports the Orange County Register
Arkansas is building two new weigh stations to target truckers entering the state on Interstates 40 and 55
Hyundai Precision America has entered the Canadian trailer market with two new dealerships, Ft. Gary Industries, with locations in Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Regina and Calgary, and West Van Inc. in Mississauga, ON.
The company has also added
November 4, 1999 - Industry News
The Coldfoot Truck Stop in Barrow, AK, shut down its restaurant and hotel rooms Monday for the winter. The truckstop will run through the winter, selling fuel for just eight hours a day with a skeleton staff of three
FleetPride, the nation's largest aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck parts, is expanding in the Southeast with the acquisition of Atlanta-based Wheels and Brakes Inc
Detroit Diesel Corp. posted record third quarter net income of $11.9 million, up 18% from third quarter 1998
It seems that every day there’s another way for the Internet to make trucking more efficient. Lockheed Martin IMS, the company that offers the PrePass weigh station preclearance service, says it is developing an Internet-based system that takes time and labor out of registration, permitting and fuel tax compliance
Challengers surrounded Qualcomm on the American Trucking Assns. convention exhibit floor in Orlando, FL, this week.
American Mobile Satellites Corp.'s exhibit was closest, and AMSC was gunning for Qualcomm's popular OmniTRACS product. In sit-downs with AMSC COO
November 3, 1999 - Industry News
Rep. Frank Wolf withdrew his request that the Department of Transportation investigate Julie Cirillo, chief of the Department of Transportation’s truck and bus safety program
Trailers built for the U.S. Army’s Humvees have become a “political football” with Silver Eagle Manufacturing caught in the middle, says the company’s president, Gary Gaussoin
As the federal government’s proposed new hours of service regulations wind their way through the tedious review process at the Department of Transportation, the American Trucking Assns. has made it clear what it wants
Oregon voters Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment requiring cars and trucks to pay their fair share of highway construction and maintenance costs. It’s unclear how the vote will affect a spring referendum that would raise the gas tax and do away with the state’s weight-distance tax
Crete Carrier Corp., Lincoln, NE, has bought Omaha, NE-based Hunt Transportation
November 2, 1999 - Industry News
Today's distribution system for trucks and components is ripe for overhaul and the Internet is the force that can do it, says Marc Gustafson chief executive of Volvo Trucks North America
Cobra Electronics has announced its new HighGear Accessories Division. The first products to be produced by the new division will be a line of high-end CB radio accessories, including antennas, microphones and speakers
At the request of Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater, Sen. John McCain “will do his best” to get truck safety reform through Congress before the end of the session next week
Black boxes. Onboard recorders. Data recorders. Onboard computers. Tachographs. Paperless logs.
Technically, these terms do not all mean the same thing. But they're all being tossed around, practically interchangeably, as the federal government wrestles with how to
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