December 21, 1999 - Industry News
Hidden Creek Industries, Minneapolis, has acquired Hadley Auto Transport, Santa Ana, CA
The bulk of the real estate of bankrupt LTL carrier Preston Trucking has been sold to an Ohio investment firm for $68.4 million
Georgia is changing its Interstate exit numbering system to reflect the number of miles rather than the number of exits
Western Star has added several new dealerships to its North American dealer organization
The West Virginia Turnpike has added the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system
RPS, FDX Corp.'s business-to-business small-package ground carrier, plans to start offering residential delivery in March
The Transport Safe Training Center in New Orleans was recently the site of a party marking the inception of the school's alumni association
Truckers who have to be on the road on Christmas day will be able to call family and friends free of charge, thanks to PNV and Paccar
A new electronic data interchange link between Navistar International and Morgan Corp. should cut delivery time for Morgan customers, the company says
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is offering a free Help Seminar for small businesses February 17, 2000, in Dallas, TX
December 20, 1999 - Industry News
The Office of Motor Carrier Safety has agreed to exempt James F. Durham from federal vision requirements, ending a long court and regulatory battle for the Tennessee trucker
There was renewed talk on Wall Street Monday that the parent of Volvo Trucks, AB Volvo of Sweeden, has Navistar International in its sights for a takeover
Editor At Large Bette Garber is training for her CDL at Bordentown Driver Training School in Bordentown, NJ.
Friday. Two words. Frustration. Exasperation.
Today was Reverse Serpentine day. That's where you weave the tractor-trailer backwards, in and
The Federal Highway Administration wants to hear from vendors of private weather information services that would like to be involved in research on the impact of weather and other natural conditions on intelligent transportation systems
The Office of Motor Carrier Safety says it will likely deny a private carrier’s request to be exempted from random alcohol and drug testing rules
The Department of Transportation has opened its files on trucking company safety performance to the public
U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall wants to hold congressional hearings next year on the use of technology to track driver hours of service
December 19, 1999 - Industry News
In an effort to win permission for bigger trucks, American Trucking Assns. President Walter McCormick sought an alliance with an unlikely ally – the railroad industry.
His overture did not work
December 17, 1999 - Industry News
Many companies have tried to take advantage of big, blank semi trailers as rolling billboards. Until now, however, getting buyers has been difficult because there was no way to tell how many people saw the ads. One company now says it has the answer
An analysis of more than 40 studies on transportation fuels has found strong evidence that substituting natural gas for diesel in heavy-duty trucks and buses significantly reduces the health risks from diesel exhaust
Smithway Motor Xpress Corp., citing a shortage of qualified drivers, said Friday it expects fourth-quarter profits to fall to about 6 cents a share from the year-earlier 31 cents a share
Volvo is planning to increase its market share and its profit margins in North America next year
DAT Services plans to begin offering a new load matching and truck information product on a virtual private network.
Trailmobile Corp. has signed an agreement to acquire the dry van trailer business of Strick Corp.
A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against picketers at Overnite Transportation's Dayton, OH, terminal
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