October 10, 2000 - Industry News
Kennesaw, Ga.-based Trism recently announced a 10 percent pay increase that will affect company drivers in its Specialized Carrier's division
It took a gigantic leap of faith for truckers to participate in the next to last qualifying competition in the Stars & Stripes Show Truck Series
Truckers trying to pick up containers at the Port of Savannah have faced backups of 1 to 2 miles or more getting into the port, thanks to glitches in the port's new check-in process
Network Associates, Lynn Haven, Fla., operators of the Carrierdepot.com web site, are offering free access to their online truckload rating system through Nov. 3
Penske Corp. today announced the completion of the sale of its 48.6% ownership in Detroit Diesel Corp. to DaimlerChrysler, Freightliner's parent company
A panel of 14 top trucking executives expressed their views on everything from paid parking to Comdata pricing at a workshop seminar conducted as part of the annual meeting of AMBEST members, held this year in Aspen, Colo
Earlier this year the German manufacturer MAN launched the TG-A, an all-new premium cabover for the European over-the-highway operator. The nomenclature gives the game away with this complex new product: TG stands for Trucknology Generation. The
October 9, 2000 - Industry News
A federal committee in Australia wants to ban tired truckers from working and is recommending mandatory drug testing to cut down on truckers who drive while fatigued
The International Memorial Parade of Lights and Truck Show, originally scheduled for Oct. 27-29, has been postponed until October 2001
A case now before the U.S. Supreme Court could determine whether or not the courts can overrule labor arbitration awards when public safety may be at stake
About 20 rigs driven by angry truckers parked outside Australia’s parliament in Canberra yesterday to protest rising fuel prices, contending that high bills are forcing them to make exhausting extra runs
About 150 people will be out of work when Briskin Manufacturing, a heavy truck parts manufacturer, shuts down its Lebanon, Tenn., plant next month
The site of last year's deadly collision between an Amtrak train and a tractor-trailer loaded with steel rods near Bourbonnais, Ill., will get $3.5 million in safety improvements
The Virginia Department of Transportation is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week for an extensive reconstruction project on what is known as the "Mixing Bowl.
A North Carolina trucking firm is closing its doors, putting 340 people out of work
Professional Transportation Group is restructuring its organization to focus on the air-expedited freight community
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week wrapped up six days of roundtable discussions on its massive hours-of-service proposal
An industry-wide decline in truck sales has been blamed for the closing of a Western Star Trucks plant after less than a year of operation
Canadian Teamsters criticized a suggestion by the nation's transport ministers that truckers be allowed to drive an extra hour a day, calling it "irresponsible and dangerous.
It will be at least another year, and probably longer, before we see final action on hours of service reform, and practically everyone says that’s a good thing
The California Trucking Assn. has joined forces with environmental groups and International Truck and Engine Corp. to fight efforts to delay the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed new diesel emissions regulations
October 6, 2000 - Industry News
Park ’N View has completed installation of its 125th truckstop location for its telecommunications and entertainment service at TravelCenters of America in Ontario, CA.
Park ’N View provides fax, phone calls, Internet connection and cable TV service
TravelCenters of America is buying 17 Burns Brothers facilities, located primarily in the West and Northwest. This will expand the TA network to 146 locations.
Burns Bros. will close the Wilsonville and Portland, OR, locations. The 17
‘Kenworth: The First 75 Years,’ a 160-page coffee table book, features historic and current photos along with a detailed account of the company’s history. In addition to stories from retired and current employees, dealers, owners and
The American Truck Historical Society, which recently announced it has surpassed 20,000 members, recently held its 19th annual antique truck show. Drawing more than 5,000 visitors, the indoor show registered 324 antique trucks and also featured
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