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March 8, 2001 - Industry News

Emergency Repairs to Oregon's I-5 Expected to be Finished Early

The Oregon Department of Transportation now expects the emergency repair of the Fords Bridge on Interstate 5, 2 miles north of Canyonville, to be finished by March 26

Tags: Highways

March 8, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins, Westport Form Natural Gas Joint Venture

Cummins and Westport Innovations of Canada have formed a 50/50 joint venture to develop and market low-emissions, high-performance natural gas engines

Tags: Industry

March 8, 2001 - Industry News

Rosedale Group Picks Terion FleetView

Mobile communications provider Terion, Melbourne, Florida, announced that Canadian carrier, the Rosedale Group, is equipping 400 trailers with Terion’s FleetView trailer tracking and monitoring system

Tags: Industry

March 8, 2001 - Industry News

Toll Protest Could Clog New York/New Jersey Crossings

Bridge and tunnel crossings around New York City are always tough at rush hour, but they could get a lot worse next week during protests of scheduled toll hikes

Tags: Industry

March 8, 2001 - Industry News

U.S., Mexico Will Discuss Border Impasse

The United States is going to open its southern border to long-distance Mexican trucks – the question is when, and how safety will be enforced. In the wake of a ruling that the U.S. violated the North American Trade Agreement by keeping Mexican trucks confined to the border area, U.S. and Mexican trade officials are positioning themselves for negotiation

March 7, 2001 - Industry News

House Goes Along With Senate Vote On Ergonomics Rules

The U.S. House voted late yesterday to go along with a Senate decision on Tuesday to overturn new ergonomics rules introduced just before President Clinton left office

March 7, 2001 - Industry News

Texas Bill Gives Local Authorities More Inspection Power Along Border

The Texas state Senate has approved a bill to give law enforcement officials in Dallas County and along the Texas-Mexico border more authority to take unsafe trucks off the road

Tags: Industry

March 7, 2001 - Industry News

I-15 to be Improved from LA to Vegas

A five-year improvement program begins this month on Interstate 15 between Los Angeles and the Las Vegas area

Tags: Highways

March 7, 2001 - Industry News

Major Delays Possible in I-94 Bridge Construction

Watch out for lengthy delays as the result of a major bridge reconstruction project scheduled to begin April 1 along the Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94) in Chicago

Tags: Highways

March 7, 2001 - Industry News

I-290 Lanes Narrowed in Chicago

The final year of construction on the massive Hillside Bottleneck improvement project near Schaumburg, Ill., will begin March 15, weather permitting

Tags: Highways

March 7, 2001 - Industry News

Washington State Bill Would Raise Weight of Trucks Required to Stop at Scales

A bill under consideration in the Washington state legislature would increase the minimum weight of trucks required to stop at weigh stations

Tags: Industry

March 7, 2001 - Industry News

Truckstop Owners Rally To Fight Duty-Free Fuel

A federal court ruling has opened the door for a Detroit entrepreneur to avoid adding federal taxes to the fuel he sells at a "duty-free" location he operates at the Ambassador Bridge

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March 7, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking May Have To Ante Up To Pay For NAFTA-Related Improvements

Supporters of the North American Free Trade Agreement have said from the beginning the accord will be a boom to trucking, but it may come with a price for the industry. Officials in the Lone Star

Tags: Industry

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Votes To Overturn New Ergonomics Rules

Senate Republicans, supported by business interests, beat back an 11th hour attempt by the Clinton administration to impose controversial new ergonomics rules

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Northeast Storm Less Severe Than Predicted

The Northeast will be digging out today from a winter storm that, while severe, was not as bad as predictions in many areas - a fact that had truckers fuming about Connecticut's decision to ban trucks from the state's highway

Tags: Industry

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Teamsters Oppose Right-to-Work in Oklahoma

The Teamsters union protested proposed right-to-work legislation in Oklahoma, with a convoy of 10 Teamster trucks circling the Capitol building in Oklahoma City and a rally of between 50 and 100 Teamster members

Tags: Industry

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Trucks Banned from I-70 Construction Project

Trucks will be banned from I-70 east of downtown Columbus, Ohio, starting today

Tags: Highways

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

I-710 Planning Effort Under Way

Truck lanes are one possibility being looked at in a two-year study to improve traffic conditions on Interstate 710 and nearby surface streets in the Los Angeles area

Tags: Highways

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

SC&RA Executive VP To Step Down

The chief staff executive of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Assn. since 1979 announced he plans to step down next year

Tags: Industry

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Load Availability Expected to Pick Up This Month

Although available loads continued to tighten beyond the normal seasonal trend in January and February, they have started to pick up

Tags: Economy

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Cargo Loss Conference Adds Session on Claims Handling

The American Trucking Associations new Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council will present a "Fundamentals of Loss & Damage Claim Handling" semina

Tags: Events

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Connecticut Truck Ban Lifted

Connecticut officials have lifted a ban on tractor-trailer traffic imposed yesterday due to the Northeastern snowstorm

Tags: Industry

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Moves To Overturn New Ergonomics Rules

The U.S. Senate has voted to repeal ergonomics regulations imposed last year by the Clinton administration

March 6, 2001 - Industry News

NTEA Enhances Web Site

The National Truck Equipment Assn. has recreated its web site, www.ntea.com,

Tags: Industry

March 5, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx, UPS Turn up the Heat

Competition between FedEx and UPS is heating up, with both making announcements affecting drop-off locations

Tags: Fleets

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