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November 21, 2000 - Industry News

Aussie Truckers Could Start New Political Party

Independent truckers in Australia decided the best way to address their concerns about fuel prices and safety issues was to either join One Nation or start their own political party

November 21, 2000 - Industry News

Ontario Truckers Threaten Another Protest

Ontario's independent truckers are threatening to create highway havoc on election day next week because they say a fuel surcharge deal meant to help them cope with high fuel prices is not being abided by

November 21, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Makes Brake Inspection Recommendation

The National Transportation Safety Board made a recommendation to trucking and enforcement officials about air brakes following its investigation of a crash between a school bus and a dump truck

Tags: Safety

November 21, 2000 - Industry News

Fatal Truck Crash Rate Hits All-Time Low

Large trucks traveled 3 billion more miles in 1999 than in 1998, yet the number of fatalities in truck crashes dropped, says the American Trucking Associations

Tags: Safety

November 21, 2000 - Industry News

EU Looks Into Weekend Truck Ban

The European Union is gearing up to revive controversial plans to ban trucks from highways during the weekends and impose limits on truckers’ working hours

November 21, 2000 - Industry News

Win a Harley, Support a Scholarship

The Truckload Carriers Association's Fire & Ice raffle allows you to buy a chance to win a Harley Davidson Road King Classic or a 3-carat diamond ring, with proceeds giong to the TCA Scholarship Fund

Tags: Industry

November 21, 2000 - Industry News

Feds Investigate Goodyear Tire Problems

The federal government is investigating problems with Goodyear light commercial tires

Tags: Safety

November 21, 2000 - Industry News

Logistics.com Wins Recognition and Customers

Logistics.com, Burlington, Mass., is still smiling near the end of a year that has seen many Internet companies rise and fall – but mostly fall

Tags: Industry

November 21, 2000 - Industry News

Snowstorm Hits Buffalo Area

People in Buffalo, N.Y., were stranded in offices, supermarkets, hospitals and restaurants Monday night as a fierce snowstorm stranded highway travelers. The Cleveland area may be next

Tags: Highways

November 20, 2000 - Industry News

Trailer Sales Dive Despite Strong Signs for Freight

Despite the strong economy, shipments of new trailers dropped 17% in the third quarter and were down 5.6% for the year, according to the latest manufacturer survey by Economic Planning Associates

Tags: Economy

November 20, 2000 - Industry News

Goodyear Announces Management Overhaul

Goodyear’s Commercial Tire Business Unit, Akron, Ohio, recently announced a newly restructured management team

Tags: Industry

November 20, 2000 - Industry News

CCX Opens New York Metropolitan Facility

CNF's Con-Way Central Express, an LTL carrier based in Palo Alto, Calif., recently opened a new service center in the Rochester, N.Y., metropolitan area to handle an increase in freight volume

Tags: Fleets

November 20, 2000 - Industry News

Construction on I-15 in Salt Lake City Ahead of Schedule

Construction of Interstate 15 through Salt Lake County in Utah should be completed within budget and ahead of schedule

Tags: Highways

November 20, 2000 - Industry News

14 States Join Forces to Cut Diesel Emissions

Thirteen states have joined forces with California to force diesel trucks and buses to meet tougher anti-pollution standards than those required by the federal government. State air quality officials announced yesterday in Washington, D.C. that they will require heavy-duty diesel engines to meet stringent testing standards to cut nitrogen oxide emissions from exhaust between 2004 and 2007.

Tags: Industry

November 20, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike Considering Cutting Speed Limit for Trucks

Lower speed limits for big rigs could be coming to the Pennsylvania Turnpike as soon as next year if officials have their way

Tags: Highways

November 20, 2000 - Industry News

22 Truck Drivers Named Goodyear State Highway Heroes

Truck drivers over the past year rescued a kidnapped 8-year-old girl, pulled motorists from fiery crashes and came to the aid of a police officer who was being brutally attacked

Tags: Highways

November 20, 2000 - Industry News

Australian Truckers Protest Fuel Prices

Australian truckers blockaded fuel depots in the southern state of Victoria today in protest over skyrocketing fuel prices

November 18, 2000 - Industry News

AAA Predicts Record Thanksgiving Travel

A record 38.9 million Americans plan a Thanksgiving holiday getaway of 100 miles or more from home this week, according to AAA, meaning crowded highways and travel centers

Tags: Highways

November 17, 2000 - Industry News

British Research Contradicts Low Sulfur Findings

A British study claims that ultra low sulfur diesel may actually cause more damage to the environment than traditional diesel

Tags: Industry

November 17, 2000 - Industry News

Safeway Rehires 300 Workers After Court Order Limiting Picketing

Safeway has rehired 300 employees who were laid off during the early days of the strike involving Teamsters and Summit Logistics, which operates Safeway's distribution center in Tracy, Calif

Tags: Industry

November 17, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Releases Truck Parking Study

The U.S. Department of Transportation has released a study that focuses on the shortage of available parking for big rigs on or near interstates, and trucker fatigue that is so closely associated with the issue

November 17, 2000 - Industry News

pFreight Announces Pricing, Adds Services

pFreight, a new service for small fleets and owner-operators, has announced pricing and added services in advance of its official January launch date

Tags: Industry

November 17, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Opens Travel Center in California

Pilot Corp. opened a new travel center earlier this month at the junction of U.S. Highways 395 and 58 in Kramer Junction, Calif

Tags: Industry

November 17, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth, Hino Top Medium-Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Rankings

Kenworth ranks highest among conventional medium-duty truck customers in overall satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2000 Medium-Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study released yesterday

Tags: Industry

November 17, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins and Westport Win Funding for Joint Natural Gas Engine Project

Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind., and Westport Innovations of Vancouver, B.C., announced that they have been awarded funding for a joint natural gas heavy-duty engine project

Tags: Industry

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