December 20, 1999 - Industry News
Editor At Large Bette Garber is training for her CDL at Bordentown Driver Training School in Bordentown, NJ.
Friday. Two words. Frustration. Exasperation.
Today was Reverse Serpentine day. That's where you weave the tractor-trailer backwards, in and
December 19, 1999 - Industry News
In an effort to win permission for bigger trucks, American Trucking Assns. President Walter McCormick sought an alliance with an unlikely ally – the railroad industry.
His overture did not work
December 17, 1999 - Industry News
Many companies have tried to take advantage of big, blank semi trailers as rolling billboards. Until now, however, getting buyers has been difficult because there was no way to tell how many people saw the ads. One company now says it has the answer
An analysis of more than 40 studies on transportation fuels has found strong evidence that substituting natural gas for diesel in heavy-duty trucks and buses significantly reduces the health risks from diesel exhaust
Volvo is planning to increase its market share and its profit margins in North America next year
DAT Services plans to begin offering a new load matching and truck information product on a virtual private network.
Trailmobile Corp. has signed an agreement to acquire the dry van trailer business of Strick Corp.
A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against picketers at Overnite Transportation's Dayton, OH, terminal
Odetics ITS Inc., a subsidiary of Odetics Inc., has changed its name to Iteris Inc
A day of milestones and mile sticks.
I passed all endorsement tests for my CDL: hazmat, tankers, doubles/triples.
The DMV officer stamped my permit and handed it back to me with a wish for "Happy Motoring." Motoring
Mexico's Consorcio G Grupo Dina is ready to make a comeback, Adolfo Hegewisch, executive director of operations and sales, recently told Reuters news service.
A new version of the ISR FleetTrack AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) System from Integrated Systems Research offers automatic switching from Cellular Digital Packet Data to the analog cellular network.
Cummins Engine says it has agreed to split the operations and assets of Cummins Wartsila with joint venture partner Wartsila NSD of Finland.
December 16, 1999 - Industry News
A longtime Teamsters leader is fighting the takeover of his local in court. John P. Morris asked a federal judge Tuesday to block his removal from the Philadelphia local he founded four decades ago
Arrow Trucking, Tulsa, OK, is expanding its driver training program and plans to add 250 drivers next year
I have now logged 32 driven miles under the on-duty portion of my class log book.
When I was told I would be driving on an honest-to-goodness public thoroughfare today, I thought the instructor was kidding.
Carriers and shippers can now find brokers, freight forwarders and other transportation intermediaries on the Transportation Intermediaries Assn. web site.
Five former Ryder executives have formed a new truck sales company that will offer customers a life-cycle approach to managing their transportation assets
December 15, 1999 - Industry News
Meritor Automotive has spun of its Tripmaster on-board trip recorder business to Tripmaster Corporation of Arlington, TX, a newly formed company that will market and support the product on a global basis.
Horton, Inc., a company traditionally known as a fan clutch supplier, is repositioning itself as a global provider of diesel cooling solutions
The Teamsters Union has filed a national unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board against Overnite Transportation
An Iberia, OH, bombing last weekend of a truck belonging to an independent scrap-metal hauler might be related to a labor dispute at a nearby steel company
Atlantic Richfield Co announced yesterday it will start selling a cleaner diesel fuel for Southern California municipal fleet vehicles
A newly acquired and restructured Neway International has aggressive plans to expand its presence in the brake and suspension markets.
An investor group led by senior members of management of Transportation Technologies Industries, Inc. has made a proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock in the company.
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