February 11, 1999 - Industry News
SmartStop’s new contactless “smart card” can be used for just about anything drivers need at a participating truckstop: automatic fueling, c-store and restaurant purchases, making phone calls, participating in loyalty programs, and receiving cash advances.
Congress begins taking a closer look at trucking today with the first of several hearings scheduled to look at truck safety and hours of service rules. Also on the agenda of the House Ground Transportation Subcommittee is a discussion to possibly move the Office of Motor Carriers
February 10, 1999 - Industry News
The Federal Highway Administration has formally asked for proposals from states for conversion of free highways to tollroads
Some truck owners are talking with attorneys about the possibility of suing engine makers over their recent multimillion-dollar settlement with the federal government on emissions
February 9, 1999 - Industry News
South Carolina’s new Transportation Commission chairman has proposed putting tollbooths on existing interstate highways
RDO Equipment Co., Fargo, ND, has purchased a Volvo truck dealership with locations in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX.
Ronald Offutt, chairman of RDO, notes that Dallas/Fort Worth is the second largest heavy duty truck market in
February 8, 1999 - Industry News
Rep. Frank Wolf, R-VA, has once again introduced legislation to move the Office of Motor Carriers from the Federal Highway Administration to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Around The Clock Freightliner Group, known as ATC, is building two new Freightliner truck dealerships in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, reports the Dallas Business Journal
The South Dakota House last week killed a bill that would have repealed a tax on intrastate truck shipments
February 5, 1999 - Industry News
After two years of declines, Ohio Turnpike traffic reached a record high last year despite a continuing series of toll increases — but use by Class 8 trucks rose only 1.6% over last year, compared to a 6.2% increase for all vehicles
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. won a round in its lawsuit against a Michigan product packing house regarding a lumping complaint
Eaton’s Trucking Information Services Div. has produced a multimedia, interactive compact disc that shows the benefits of the Eaton Fleet Advisor Transportation Logistics Management System.
The seven-minute CD shows how the Fleet Advisor system helps fleets capture
Boston-based Chancellor Corp. has acquired Atlanta-based Tomahawk Truck & Trailer Sales, which will continue to operate under its name as a wholly owned subsidiary.
Tomahawk was founded in 1991 and has grown from a single retail sales
February 4, 1999 - Industry News
If you’re heading to Oregon, be prepared for yet another storm this weekend to move into the state, which has been battered all week by rain, snow and heavy winds
Freightliner customers can now use the Internet to get information on operating and maintaining Freightliner, Sterling, American LaFrance and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. vehicles
February 3, 1999 - Industry News
Goodyear, in a deal the Wall Street Journal says will make it No. 1 among world tire makers, announced a broad alliance with Japan’s Sumitomo Rubber Industries
A federal election monitor has given James P. Hoffa approval to assume the Teamsters presidency, but barred one of Hoffa's running mates from taking office
February 2, 1999 - Industry News
The Missouri House Transportation Committee will hold a hearing this afternoon on HB 444, which would fine truckers $1,000 for speeding 6 mph above the 70-mph interstate speed limit in the state
President Clinton’s budget for fiscal year 2000, presented to Congress earlier this week, proposes a record $50.5 billion in transportation investments, including a record $28.4 billion to maintain highways and build new roads and bridges
February 1, 1999 - Industry News
Arkansas legislation that would have removed the state Highway Commission’s authority to add tolls to existing interstates failed to make it out of committee last week, but the newest commission member says there may be no need to go ahead with the toll program
J.B. Hunt is inducting nearly 2,000 drivers into its $50K Club, which recognizes drivers whose total compensation exceeded $50,000 last year
Mercedes-Benz Credit Corp.’s commitment to supporting Freightliner Corp.’s customers has propelled MBCC’s commercial vehicle portfolio beyond the $4 billion level.
Since MBCC established a dedicated Truck Div. in 1993, its truck portfolio has grown from $1.25 billion
FieldWorks and Ryder Transportation Services signed a three-year deal for FieldWorks to provide Ryder with 751 PC-based truck service tools
January 29, 1999 - Industry News
Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee unveiled his proposal last week to fix the state’s crumbling interstate highways with bond proceeds and a diesel tax increase
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