December 27, 1999 - Industry News
Allied Worldwide has appointed Jeffrey P. Gannon as chief executive officer
North Carolina has enacted a package of new safety laws to help lower the number of truck-related highway deaths.
Federal figures showed that North Carolina ranked fourth in the number of highway deaths in 1998. These figures
While the passenger bus industry clamors for open borders, Mexican truckers aren't as gung-ho about opening the borders between the United States and Mexico
The Des Moines (Iowa) Register reports the Iowa Motor Truck Assn. has advised Gov. Tom Vilsack he may need to lift hours-of-service limits for shipments within the state in the event of Y2K-related food or gas shortages
Another six truck driver training schools, from Oregon to Maine, have received Professional Truck Driver Institute course certification. This brings the total number of schools offering certified courses to 60
Ever since Joe Namath predicted a gridiron win for his New York Jets so many Super Bowls ago, Truckstop Travel Plaza Publisher Tom Stanford has become a brazen predictor of things to come in the truckstop
The truck I’ve been training on is a 1992 Peterbilt model 378 pulling 48-foot trailers, a 102-inch and 96-inch. This rig is big and heavy, and I have come to appreciate what one of my instructors
December 23, 1999 - Industry News
This is it, the home stretch. Three official days of truck driver school to go. (I'll be coming in to practice right up until the test in two weeks, but will not be filing reports for
Forbes magazine has named Atlanta-based United Parcel Service its Company of the Year
Tom McLeod, founder and president of the Birmingham, AL, trucking software company that bears his name, offers these five prudent suggestions for last-minute Y2K preparation.
1. Be sure your PCs are set to use a four-character year
Con-Way Transportation Services, a subsidiary of CNF Transportation Inc., is making service performance reports available to its customers on its web site. The reports will show CON-WAY's on-time delivery performance record and other shipment-level detail
December 22, 1999 - Industry News
An international expert on toll roads is urging Illinois not to abolish its tollway system
Residents of Vail, CO are upset about a federal proposal to bring logging trucks through the resort town because a logging road was illegally constructed on protected wetlands
American Freightways, Harrison, AR, announced it is expanding its workforce and office facilities located at Harrison
About 50 Florida truck drivers have been bitten by the Y2K computer bug a bit early. They recently received bills saying they were 100 years overdue in paying their registration fees
The U.S. Department of Transportation released more than $14 million in grants for Arkansas highways and bridges
Trimac Corp.'s wholly-owned bulk trucking subsidiary, Trimac Transportation, has agreed to purchase all of the shares of Houston-based DSI Transports, Inc. from United Transport America for approximately $68.3 million
Less-than-truckload carrier Motor Cargo Industries, based in Salt Lake City, has opened a new terminal in Reno, NV
Utility Trailer has selected Glade Springs, VA, as the site of its seventh regional manufacturing facility. The new plant will serve Utility dealers and customers in the eastern United States and Canada. The 250,000-square-foot, $14 million
I have now completed Day 12 in a 15-day truck driving course in pursuit of my CDL. Each day from here on is driving practice in preparation for the Big Test on January 5.
A half day
XTRA Lease has consolidated its Green Bay and Appleton, WI, branches and will open a larger trailer rental and leasing facility in Kaukauna, WI, on January 10, 2000
December 21, 1999 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed a braking-in-a-curve performance test on antilock brake systems for straight trucks and buses
Editor At Large Bette Garber is training for her CDL at Bordentown Driver Training School in Bordentown, NJ.
"Hey, honey, you missed it," shouted a Trenton, NJ, highway construction worker. He was referring to my tractor-trailer's tentative
A restructuring plan may be in the works for debt-laden Japanese truck maker Nissan Diesel
Construction of a 12-lane replacement of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington, DC, is set to go forward after a court decision last week
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