November 8, 1999 - Industry News
U.S. Xpress is offering a new compensation plan for its independent contractors beginning Dec. 1
Arkansas 15 in southern Arkansas has been re-designated as part of a southern extension of U.S. 63
The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to add touches of art to drab interstate interchanges. But some people say it's wrong to spend money on beautification when it's needed to repair and maintain bridges
Commercial vehicles will start paying a dollar more next month to cross the four Delaware River bridges between New Jersey and Pennsylvania
New, stricter testing procedures will make it harder for some people to get a commercial driver's license in Illinois
A dispute between New Mexico and federal officials regarding authority over a nuclear waste storage site could force the state to cancel or delay $200 million in highway construction
The Truckload Carriers Assn.'s 2000 annual meeting will revolve around the Internet, with the theme "eTruckload: Make the Connection.
USA Truck, Van Buren, AR, has closed its previously announced acquisition of most of the assets of Carco Carrier Corp., headquartered in neighboring Fort Smith, AR
J.B. Hunt Transport Services has purchased 1,525 Cummins ISX 400 ST2 engines for its new Freightliner Century Class trucks
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
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