June 20, 1999 - Industry News
Trying to haul a load across the western United States can be a size and weight nightmare. Montana and Utah, for instance, both allow LCVs of up to 129,000 pounds. But to get from one state
June 17, 1999 - Industry News
There may be a new highway tax structure in your future, a Capitol Hill insider told truckers
Image has been a key theme at the American Trucking Assns.' summer leadership meeting this week in Washington, DC, along with a number of important legislative issues currently being considered on Capitol Hill
June 16, 1999 - Industry News
Newport Communications is temporarily taking over public relations and promotional duties for the Trucker Buddy program while new management is sought
A truck driver and the company he drives for have been named in a lawsuit resulting from the tragic Amtrak derailment in Bourbonnais, IL, in early March
More than 550 truck drivers who attended a Michigan truck driving school will have to retake their commercial driver's license tests after an investigation showed the tests were being sloppily administered, if at all
A new Internet service, www.getloaded.com, lets truckers look for return loads to avoid deadhead miles
June 15, 1999 - Industry News
The 17th annual Shell SuperRigs truck beauty contest gets under way tomorrow at the Iowa 80 TravelCenters of America in Walcott, IA
HDA Parts System Inc. and Quality Distribution Service Partners Inc. have agreed to merge as FleetPride, which they say will be the largest independent distributor in the heavy duty truck parts aftermarket
Navistar International has a new web site, http://www.InternationalDelivers.com
June 14, 1999 - Industry News
There is too much disagreement over truck driver hours of service for a negotiated rulemaking to work within a reasonable period of time
South Florida has been the site of three high-profile truck hijackings and cargo thefts in recent weeks, reports the Miami Herald
The trucking industry is steaming ahead with plans for the fourth annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Aug. 21-28
June 11, 1999 - Industry News
At a press conference last week, environmentalists and pollution control officials called for "a crackdown on truck tailpipe terrorism.
About 60 former employees of NationsWay Transport Services are suing owner Jerry McMorris and other top officers for more than $5 million in unpaid wages on behalf of the approximately 3,500 employees put out of work when the company filed for bankruptcy last month
Overnite Transportation has agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle charges of unfair labor practices brought by the Teamsters
June 10, 1999 - Industry News
TravelCenters of America has completed its merger with Travel Ports of America, and recently opened its first prototype truckstop
The biggest news at the annual conference of the American Trucking Assns.' Information Technology and Logistics Council may well have been the smallest object on display -- an RFID (radio frequency identification) tag about the size of a Band-Aid, and a small Band-Aid at that
Heavy-duty truck component supplier Meritor Automotive announced at the International Trucking Show this week that it has formed a joint venture company with German auto industry supplier ZF Fredrichshafen AG for the manufacture and marketing of medium and heavy truck transmissions
A California company is looking for a few trucking companies to help create a prototype alertness management program that could become part of the solution to truck driver fatigue
June 8, 1999 - Industry News
One element of Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater's program for truck safety is a "stretch" goal for DOT staff: Reduce truck-related accident fatalities by 50% in the next 10 years
The Department of Transportation still does not know exactly how it is going to get agreement on driver hours-of-service reform.
A negotiated rulemaking is not likely, said Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety chief Julie Cirillo in an interview with RoadStar. But some sort of negotiation is needed to keep all the stakeholders involved: "We are trying to figure out how we are going to engage the community in the process.
This week marks the beginning of a summer-long crackdown on speeders along the 265 miles of I-94 in Michigan
Doug Phillips, center manager of SelecTrucks of Dallas, has been honored with a Professional Recognition Award for his contributions to the used trucking industry and for his community service.
Phillips was named Used Truck Sales Professional of
While technology has dramatically increased the life and durability of today's heavy trucks, used truck buyers' perceptions about "high-mileage" trucks have remained the same.
Most used truck buyers still think of a truck with 400,000-500,000 miles
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