November 5, 1999 - Industry News
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
November 1, 1999 - Industry News
The battle over stricter emissions standards and the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to impose those standards may end up with the U.S. Supreme Court
It is time to change the way truck drivers are paid, says Todd Spencer, vice president of the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Assn
The Chicago Tribune reported Sunday that aides to Illinois' then-Secretary of State George Ryan had evidence six years ago that license employees were selling driver's licenses - long before federal officials started indicting employees in a CDLs-for-cash scandal
The California Department of Transportation, already under fire for issuing oversize load permits and routing that resulted in overpass crashes, is coming under more scrutiny after a bridge collapsed
The still-unpublished proposal on driver hours of service "will not suit those who want an 8-hour driving day, and it won't suit those who want no change," says
Julie Cirillo, head of the Office of
The Federal Highway Administration is studying the use and effectiveness of uniformed police officers on federal-aid highway construction projects
International has changed from a company that was internally focused and "risk-averse" to one that is externally focused and ready to make the changes that the market demands. That's the word from Steve Keate, recently appointed president of the company's truck group
There was no trucking activity on shipping-auction.com (www.shipping-auction.com) last week, but then this latest transportation auction site on the World Wide Web just opened for business. In a news release, shipping-auction.com's president said, "This site is
October 31, 1999 - Industry News
As the Teamsters strike against less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation enters its second week, scattered episodes of violence are being reported on both sides
October 29, 1999 - Industry News
The Office of Motor Carriers Safety will hold a public meeting November 9 to discuss railroad-highway grade crossing crashes involving commercial motor vehicles.
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