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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

West Virginia Turnpike Offers Electronic Tolls

The West Virginia Turnpike has added the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

RPS To Offer Residential Service

RPS, FDX Corp.'s business-to-business small-package ground carrier, plans to start offering residential delivery in March

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

New Orleans Driver School Starts Alumni Assn.

The Transport Safe Training Center in New Orleans was recently the site of a party marking the inception of the school's alumni association

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

PNV Members Get Free Phone Calls For Christmas

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

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Morgan Launches EDI Program With International

A new electronic data interchange link between Navistar International and Morgan Corp. should cut delivery time for Morgan customers, the company says

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

OSHA Offers Free Seminar For Small Businesses

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

Driver Gets Vision Exemption After Delays, Court Battle

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

December 20, 1999 - Industry News

Navistar Stock Rises Over Talk About A Buyout

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

December 20, 1999 - Industry News

Day 10: Serpentines and Sharing Dreams

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

December 20, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Wants Input On Weather Info Services and Needs

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

December 20, 1999 - Industry News

OMCS Set To Deny Drug/Alcohol Testing Exemption Request

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

December 20, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Posts Truck Safety Information on Web

The Department of Transportation has opened its files on trucking company safety performance to the public

December 20, 1999 - Industry News

Rahall Wants Hearings on Tracking Driver Hours

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

Rails Rebuff ATA Plea for Help on Weight Limits

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

High-Tech Method Developed For Truck-Side Ads

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

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

GRI Study Pushes Natural Gas

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

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

Smithway Profits Hurt By Driver Shortage

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

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Expects To Increase U.S. Market Share

Volvo is planning to increase its market share and its profit margins in North America next year

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

DAT Services To Launch Private Network Product

DAT Services plans to begin offering a new load matching and truck information product on a virtual private network.

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

Trailmobile Buys Strick Van Business

Trailmobile Corp. has signed an agreement to acquire the dry van trailer business of Strick Corp.

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

Restraining Order Issued Against Picketers In Ohio

A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against picketers at Overnite Transportation's Dayton, OH, terminal

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

Odetics ITS Changes To Iteris Inc

Odetics ITS Inc., a subsidiary of Odetics Inc., has changed its name to Iteris Inc

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

Day Nine: More Progress

A day of milestones and mile sticks. I passed all endorsement tests for my CDL: hazmat, tankers, doubles/triples. The DMV officer stamped my permit and handed it back to me with a wish for "Happy Motoring." Motoring

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

Dina Planning a Comeback

Mexico's Consorcio G Grupo Dina is ready to make a comeback, Adolfo Hegewisch, executive director of operations and sales, recently told Reuters news service.

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

Vehicle Tracking System Automatically Switches To Analog

A new version of the ISR FleetTrack AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) System from Integrated Systems Research offers automatic switching from Cellular Digital Packet Data to the analog cellular network.


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