December 14, 1999 - Industry News
The Federal Trade Commission has withdrawn a subpoena for a Florida trucker involved in trying to organize owner-operators serving East Coast ports, but the FTC says its investigation into port trucker organizing activities is still going on
Business is booming at the Ohio Turnpike's newly renovated Erie Islands and Commodore Perry service plazas near Woodville. The plazas were officially opened at a celebration attended by turnpike and state officials and by representatives of Host Marriott Services, which will operate the facilities
Logging trucks could be rerouted through Vail, CO, after a timber-hauling road was closed because of a wetlands violation
After studying diligently over the weekend, I walked into class primed to be tested, only to hear that the Pennsylvania testing office is closed on Mondays.
I also learned my license could not be enhanced at that
Haldex Brake Systems has been selected to supply critical brake systems components for model M939 trucks operated by the U.S. government
Associates First Capital Corp. has changed the name of its U.S.-based fleet management business to Associates Fleet Services, a unit of Associates Leasing Inc. The business had been operating as U.S. Fleet Leasing
December 13, 1999 - Industry News
Volvo and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. have signed a final agreement covering a strategic alliance between the two companies.
Qualcomm and Chinese service provider, Guangdong South Satellite Telecommunications Service Co., Ltd. (SST) have sold the first OmniTRACS satellite-based tracking systems to Chinese fleets.
Morgan Corp. has opened a new Parts and Service Div. Technical Service and Information Center in Morgantown, PA
Navistar's Melrose Park (IL) engine plant and two engine and foundry operations in Indianapolis have received ISO 14001 certification.
Car rental giant Hertz has ended talks to acquire AMI Leasing, a Worcester, MA, truck leasing business owned by Ford
One week into truck driver training: My head is chock full of new information, I have experienced tentative driving time behind the wheel of the Bordentown Driver Training School's conventional Peterbilt, discovered my backing skills aren't
December 10, 1999 - Industry News
There is no permanent solution yet for a problem with seal leakage on Cummins N14 engines using extended life coolants.
Officials in Graham, NC, warn that people who ate at an Alamance County truckstop may be at risk of contracting hepatitis A
I scored 88 out of 100 in my first test of material which will be part of the official CDL written exam. After giving me the happy news, my instructor jolted me with another bit of
A tractor-trailer wreck and acid spill in downtown San Antonio last week has prompted city officials to take a close look at a hazmat routing plan that has been in the works for 20 years
Delphi Automotive Systems has been awarded a contract to supply wiring harnesses for Volvo Trucks.
December 9, 1999 - Industry News
Truck Brake Systems Co. has released the first half of the year 2000 schedule for its Bendix Air Brake Training School
A panel of scientists recently rejected the Environmental Protection Agency’s contention that diesel exhaust is a cancer threat. But industry groups warn the EPA will come back with yet a stronger case in what will likely be a very public and emotional battle
The Teamsters Union yesterday announced a national boycott of the Bed, Bath & Beyond retail chain until it stops doing business with Overnite Transportation
Illinois' secretary of state has announced more changes in CDL testing rules in the wake of the state's CDLs-for-bribes scandal, this time relating to the third-party testing system
Three days into driver training...and still jammin' on the crammin'.
Proof I'm actually retaining all the information being thrown at me: I sped through 33 sample CDL exam questions and knew the answers to every
Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. has purchased the assets of Thermo King of Northern California.
An industry slowdown in new truck orders due partly to an abundance of good deals on used trucks has led to a cut in 400 production jobs at the Dublin, VA, plant of Volvo Trucks of North America
December 8, 1999 - Industry News
U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell from Colorado is going back to school over his Christmas break from lawmaking: Truck driving school
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