July 25, 1999 - Industry News
A threatened blockade of Highway 40/Interstate 64 in St. Louis last Thursday did not materialize after a group of minority contractors reached a deal with state highway officials and road builders
The American Trucking Assns. Friday announced that it has opened the selection process for members of its 2000 America's Road Team
July 22, 1999 - Industry News
The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics has withdrawn its proposal to restrict access to individual carrier data
Paccar Inc. posted record sales and profits for second quarter 1999. Sales were $2.2 billion versus $1.8 billion in second quarter 1998. Profits were $139.5 million versus $104.9 million for the same period last year
Paccar Inc., parent of Kenworth and Peterbilt, is set to reopen its Ste.Therese, Quebec, plant in late September.
July 21, 1999 - Industry News
New Jersey's ban on interstate trucks just got a whole lot bigger. Route 1 and Route 130, both old U.S. Highway designations, have been placed on the list of forbidden roads
July 20, 1999 - Industry News
The Federal Highway Administration is planning a survey to determine how the trucking industry feels about allowing younger drivers to obtain commercial licenses
Protesters who blocked I-70 in St. Louis during rush hour a couple weeks ago are threatening to hit another highway tomorrow
July 18, 1999 - Industry News
A diverse mix of transportation interests met for two days last week at the federal Department of Transportation to begin hammering out DOT's strategic plan for improving truck and bus safety
Iowa is adding weigh-in-motion scales to help it deal with increased truck traffic
Forty-five years of a truckstop legacy came to a close recently at Kelly's Truck Terminal in Shreveport, LA
Eighteen of the most electronically sophisticated vehicles ever developed - including several heavy trucks - will be part of a special Intelligent Transportation Systems demonstration next Monday in Ohio
An independent trucker pleaded guilty last week to extortion conspiracy for his part in a commercial-licenses-for-sale scheme in Chicago
July 15, 1999 - Industry News
The New Jersey truck ban announced by Gov. Christie Whitman will include more than the three north-south routes highlighted by governor that we reported on yesterday, and only applies to trailers more than 48 feet long
Consolidated Freightways, one of the country's largest less-than-truckload carriers, has stopped paying its dues to the American Trucking Assns. and is no longer a member
The National Labor Relations Board has issued a decision against Overnite Transportation for unfair labor practices
The Oregon House earlier this week approved a bill that would allow the state Department of Transportation to boost the current 65-mph speed limit to 75 on some rural interstates. Truck speed limits would rise to 70
Comdata has signed an agreement with Hughes Network Systems that allows Comdata to become a value-added provider of very small aperture terminal (VSAT) systems to truckstops, travel plazas and card lock customers.
Before VSAT systems were available,
July 14, 1999 - Industry News
New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman yesterday announced she is ordering big interstate trucks off local highways, including 31, 29 and 206.
An Oregon Senate committee has approved a bill that would raise the state's gasoline tax by 5 cents a gallon and eliminate the state's weight-distance tax. But the bill's chances for passage are slim
In a story posted July 2, there was an error in a report that C.R. England, Salt Lake City, was upping its driver pay. ("C.R. England Ups Driver Pay," http://www.heavytruck.com/cgi-bin/rsnewsframe?990702.45
Contract talks scheduled to start Tuesday between the Teamsters and Overnite Transportation have been delayed until Wednesday, July 21. Overnite says it needed more time to complete research the union asked for; the Teamsters say it's because of last week's strike
Old-time truckers from C&H are holding their 10th annual reunion Saturday in Mesquite, TX
Carriers that want to participate in the Federal Highway Administration's Global Positioning System pilot demonstration project now have until December 31,1999, to submit applications.
July 13, 1999 - Industry News
Despite differences in speed limits ranging from 60 to 75 mph, a new study has found that average truck speeds in four states vary by less than 2 mph
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