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January 7, 2001 - Industry News

Cirillo: Younger Drivers, HOS, NAFTA, Technology, New Administrator on FMCSA Agenda

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will propose a pilot program to train selected 18-year-olds as truck drivers. In an interview on the progress and challenges of the FMCSA, Julie Anna Cirillo, acting assistant administrator, said the proposal still is under review but the agency intends to publish it soon for public comment. The program, suggested last year to the agency by the Truckload Carriers Association as a way to relieve the driver shortage

January 5, 2001 - Industry News

Study: Transportation a B2B Bottleneck

A Bellevue, Wash., software company claims that B2B commerce hits a bottleneck in the transportation sector

Tags: Industry

January 5, 2001 - Industry News

I-70 Undergoes Facelift Between West Virginia and Washington, Pa.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is spending more than $7 million this year to repair broken concrete slabs and shoulders covering half of Interstate 70 between West Virginia and Washington, Pa

Tags: Highways

January 5, 2001 - Industry News

Slater to Address Transportation Research Board

U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater today will deliver an address on the Clinton administration's transportation accomplishments and the challenges facing the new administration in transportation policy as he chairs a panel discussion at the 2001 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

Tags: Events

January 5, 2001 - Industry News

CF Opens New Terminals on Both Sides of Border

Consolidated Freightways is expanding long-haul operations and capabilities throughout its Mexico division with $17.0 million in new construction and upgraded terminals on both sides of the border

Tags: Fleets

January 5, 2001 - Industry News

Virginia DOT to Shut Down Parts of I-95 This Week

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced lane closures for this weekend on I-95 in Springfield

Tags: Highways

January 5, 2001 - Industry News

UK Truckers Kick Off Another Round of Fuel Protests

Truckers frustrated with high fuel prices began another round of protests outside oil depots across Britain last week

January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Rejoins ATA

The American Trucking Associations announcing that Consolidated Freightways, one of the largest less-than-truckload motor carriers in the U.S., will rejoin ATA

Tags: Industry

January 4, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Expands Hotline to Include Consumer Complaints About Movers

Effective January 1, 2001, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration expanded the scope of its 24-hour toll-free driver hotline (1-888-DOT-SAFT) to let consumers notify the agency about movers who violate commercial regulations

January 4, 2001 - Industry News

EPA Approves Plan to Cut Smog in North Texas

The Environmental Protection Agency announced its approval last week of an air pollution plan for North Texas that will require more stringent smog tests for most vehicles and lower highway speed limits

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January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Hendrickson, Delphi Partner to Develop Truck Composites

Hendrickson International and Delphi Automotive Systems have agreed to develop and manufacture a composite bumper for the medium- and heavy-duty truck and bus markets

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January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Request for Truckstop in Louisiana Faces Opposition

The request for a third truck stop in St. Rose, La., was expected to go under fire Wednesday night by a local planning and zoning commission

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January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Log Software Still Free -- For Now

Drivers who haven't downloaded their free Drivers Daily Log software from www.driversdailylog.com should do it soon

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January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Intrenet Hit With Class Action Suit

Intrenet, the Ohio-based flatbed company that ceased operating Jan. 2, is being targeted in a lawsuit by shareholders who are accusing the company of stock fraud

Tags: Fleets

January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Limits Weights on Applegate River Bridge

Weight restrictions are in effect for the Applegate River Bridge on U.S. Hwy. 199 near Grants Pass, Ore

Tags: Highways

January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Virginia Wants Fewer Trucks on Route 17

The Virginia Department of Transportation has recently made several changes regarding truck traffic on Route 17 because of requests from local citizens and public officials

Tags: Highways

January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Powerful Transportation Committee Chair Shuster to Retire

U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, longtime chair of the powerful House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced today that he will retire at the end of January

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

Mineta Will Bring Washington Savvy, Transportation Expertise to DOT

President-elect George W. Bush's nomination of Democrat Norman Mineta as Secretary of Transportation is being hailed as politically wise – and good for DOT, as well. Mineta's nomination fulfills Bush’s promise to include a Democrat in his cabinet – and does so without much threat of partisan rancor. DOT is not an agency that stirs intense political discord, in part because one of its key jobs – distribution of interstate highway money – crosses party lines

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

E-Government: FMCSA Puts Paperwork, Information on the Internet

Curious about a trucking company’s safety record? Want to apply for federal operating authority? Need to make sure a broker is licensed? You can do it all online via the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s e-business safety system

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

PacLease Recognizes "Top" Franchise

MHC Truck Leasing, Denver, has been named PacLease North American Franchise of the Year

Tags: Industry

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Dealers To Convene In Baltimore

The American Truck Dealers association will hold it38th Annual Convention and Exposition April 21-23 in Baltimore

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January 3, 2001 - Industry News

Sterling Dealers Successful In Franchise Dispute

Sterling Truck was wrong in refusing to provide the Acterra model truck to some 50 dealers as part of their franchise agreement,

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January 3, 2001 - Industry News

AAA Study Questions the Safety of Multitrailers

A study conducted for the American Automobile Association says Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Utah and Florida all lack a sufficient system to evaluate the safety of multiple-trailer rigs traveling their state's highways

Tags: Safety

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Opens ExpressCenter in Reno

FedEx Custom Critical has opened an ExpressCenter in Reno, Nev., specializing in critical shipments of any weight that requires same day or early next day delivery

Tags: Fleets

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

Feds Drop Interest Rate; Could be Good News for Trucking

In a rare between-meetings decision, the Federal Reserve has cut a key interest rate by half a point trying to keep the nation out of a recession. The first decrease in rates in two years could be good new

Tags: Economy

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