Michigan to Keep Rest Areas Open This Winter

Nov. 4 – For the first time in 20 years, nearly all rest areas on Michigan highways will stay open during the winter, Gov. John Engler announced last week


International Debuts High-Profile Ad Campaign

Nov. 4 – Navistar International is running its first national advertising campaign in a dozen years. On Oct. 26, the company debuted the new campaign with full-page ads in national editions of The Wall Street Journal and USA Today and with a commercial on “ABC’s Monday Night Football.”


PTDIA Certifies 12 Schools Under New Standards

Nov. 3 – The Professional Truck Driver Institute of America certified 11 inaugural truck driver training schools and recertified another under PTDIA’s revised curriculum standards. The new, more rigorous certification process includes revisions in skill standards,


Collaboration Builds Larger Load Finder

Nov. 3 – Some 120,000 load and truck postings are now available daily on the Internet, thanks to a collaboration between U.S. and Canadian load-matching services. The North American Database combines forces of The Internet Truckstop,


Wren Elected ATA Chairman

Nov. 3 – The American Trucking Assns. elected its new chairman at its 1998 management conference held last week in New Orleans. ATA’s new chairman is John E. Wren, chairman and chief executive officer of Lakeville


Nebraska, Minnesota To Use Snow Gates

Nov. 3 – Nebraska and Minnesota are both planning to use new snow gates to shut down interstate highways when the weather gets too severe. In Nebraska, onramp gates made of aluminum and locked with padlocks will


Software Improves Fuel Management

Nov. 2 – North American Technology, Birmingham, AL, has developed fuel-auditing software designed to increase billing accuracy and improve fuel management. CFAS provides fuel accounting and auditing services such as transaction auditing, fuel management support, cost-plus


A-P-A Website Takes Top Honors

Nov. 2 – A-P-A Transport Corp., North Bergen, NJ, received an award for the best web site among motor carrier communication entries in the $50 million to $500 million revenue class by the ATA Sales and


California Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Diesel Exhaust Warnings

Nov. 2 -- A Los Angeles judge recently dismissed a lawsuit that accused four engine manufacturers of failing to warn the public about the health dangers of diesel exhaust. Environmental World Watch sued Cummins, John Deere, Detroit


North Carolina Gets Tough On Drinking And Commercial Drivers

Nov. 2 – A new law in North Carolina makes it illegal to operate a commercial vehicle with even a trace of alcohol in the body. The measure drops the permissible concentration of alcohol from .04%


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