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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Pay Hikes Slow in Third Quarter

Profit pressures from high fuel costs plus a softening of freight activity has caused truckload carriers to put the brakes on driver wage increases, says SignPost Inc. According to the company’s latest National Survey of Driver Wages, fewer than 15% of carriers made wage changes in the third quarter of 2000. By comparison, more than 20% made changes in third quarter 1999, 23% in 1998, and almost 25% in 1997

Tags: Economy

December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Predicted to Deliver Record Holiday Season

The American Trucking Associations predicts that the U.S. trucking industry will haul another record amount of gifts and food this holiday season

Tags: Economy

December 1, 2000 - Industry News

Worst Of Economic Downturn Is Here

Recent economic reports confirm that the U.S. economy is now near the bottom of this business cycle.

Tags: Economy

December 1, 2000 - Industry News

NationaLease Announces Exceptional Service Award Winners

National Truck Leasing System recently announced the recipients of its 2000 Exceptional Service Awards

Tags: Industry

December 1, 2000 - Industry News

Citigroup Acquires Associates, FDIC Gives Go-Ahead

Financial services giant Citigroup announced the completed acquisition of Associates First Capital Corp., an Irving, Texas-based consumer finance company that's a major financer to the trucking industry

Tags: Industry

December 1, 2000 - Industry News

NHTSA to Public: Are Tire Makers Giving You Enough Information?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has taken the first steps toward implementation of new recall laws, with a lengthy request for public comment on tire labeling and information

December 1, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania High Court Says Owner-Operators Aren't Employees

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that federal requirements regarding carrier “control” of owner-operators do not give those owner-operators employee status under the state’s workers’ compensation law

Tags: Industry

December 1, 2000 - Industry News

MCS-150 Forms Due Every Two Years

Motor carriers now must update MCS-150 information every 24 months

December 1, 2000 - Industry News

Striking Workers to Vote on Agreement with Safeway Distributor

Truckers and warehouse workers are scheduled to vote today on a tentative agreement that could put an end to a six-week strike against a Northern California Safeway distributor

Tags: Industry

December 1, 2000 - Industry News

My New Best Friend

I have a new best friend. (Aside from my lovely wife, Laurie, anyway.) This friend tells me a lot of things I need and want to know. My new friend can also foretell the future, to

Tags: Industry

December 1, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking Subsidiaries Declare Bankruptcy

U.S. Trucking, Charleston, S.C., announced today that its four operating subsidiaries have filed for bankruptcy

Tags: Fleets

November 30, 2000 - Industry News

Prophesy to Integrate with PeopleNet

Prophesy's dispatch and accounting software will seen be able to seamlessly integrate with PeopleNet's INTOUCH G2X fleet management system

Tags: Industry

November 30, 2000 - Industry News

Mexico Reported to Win NAFTA Complaint Against U.S.

A panel of arbitrators ruled against the U.S. policy of keeping the Mexican border closed to long-distance Mexican trucks, according to news reports. The panel, which deliberates under terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement, reportedly agreed with a Mexican protest against the U.S. policy

November 30, 2000 - Industry News

GE Capital, Innovative Fleet Management to Sell Used Trucks Via Web

GE Capital Fleet Services and Innovative Fleet Management signed an agreement to develop a direct-to-dealer used-vehicle resale channel

Tags: Industry

November 30, 2000 - Industry News

Presidential Ballots Trucked to Tallahassee

It was a load watched more closely than a truckful of nuclear waste: nearly half a million Palm Beach County presidential election ballots that were trucked to Florida's state capital yesterday from south Florida. Observers compared the

Tags: Industry

November 30, 2000 - Industry News

Course Teaches Rollover Prevention

An Edmonton, Alberta-based driver instructor is spearheading a course that teaches truckers how to avoid rolling their rigs

Tags: Safety

November 30, 2000 - Industry News

Commercial Fueling Network Accepts T-Chek Card

Commercial Fueling Network has agreed to honor T-Chek card at CFN's nationwide network of commercial fueling sites

Tags: Industry

November 30, 2000 - Industry News

SAE Truck and Bus Meeting Set for Next Week

A panel of government and industry officials will discuss truck safety issues as well as the future of diesel engines next week at the Society of Automotive Engineers International Truck and Bus Meeting & Exhibition in Portland, Ore., December 4-6

Tags: Events

November 30, 2000 - Industry News

Chicago Truckers Union Plans Merger With Teamsters

Tough times in the trucking industry may force the Chicago Truck Drivers Union, the only independent trucking union in the country, to finally merge with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Tags: Industry

November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Tough Sell for Internet Logistics

"The emperor has no clothes and nPassage is willing to say it." That’s how nPassage, the Seattle-based Internet logistics company, began an unusual press release that went on to admit times are tough for the new Internet-based logistics services

Tags: Industry

November 29, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Recommends Improvements to Driver Licensing System

State and federal officials need to do a better job of monitoring commercial driver licenses, says the Department of Transportation. The Illinois and Florida CDL scandal, in which truckers obtained licenses through bribes of state officials, shows the system can be abused if officials are not paying close enough attention, according to a DOT report released this week

November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Catholic Church to Establish Truckstop Ministry

The Catholic church is establishing its first coordinated ministry for long-distance truckers

Tags: Industry

November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Houston Wants to Cut Speed Limits to Fight Pollution

Texas' state environmental agency yesterday approved a clean-air plan for the smoggy Houston metropolitan area that includes a 55-mph speed limit

Tags: Industry

November 29, 2000 - Industry News

School Bus Plan Provokes Clean Diesel Controversy

The California Governor's office wants to distribute $50 million to reduce emissions from school buses throughout the state, but environmentalists are upset because nearly one-third of the money will go to promote diesel engines

Tags: Industry

November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Dick Simon Trucking Specs Air-Weigh Scales

Dick Simon Trucking, Salt Lake City, will be installing Air-Weigh on-board truck scales in 1,275 new Utility 3000R trailers to be delivered through December 2001

Tags: Fleets

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