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May 30, 2000 - Industry News

NPTC HOS Forum Sites Announced

The National Private Truck Council has announced the hotel locations for a series of one-day forums on the proposed hours-of-service rules it is holding around the country

May 30, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking Reports Healthy Fourth Quarter, 1999

U.S. Trucking, Charlotte, N.C., recently reported results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 1999, as well as for the first quarter 2000 ended March 31

Tags: Fleets

May 30, 2000 - Industry News

Vehicles Damaged, Woman Hurt in Trail of Brake Debris

The debris from an 18-wheeler with brake damage littered an 8-mile stretch of southbound I-95 in Fort Lauderdale, Fl., Friday morning, and all the while the driver wasn't aware of the damage. The material disabled a trail of vehicles and left one driver injure

Tags: Safety

May 30, 2000 - Industry News

SwRI Initiates Clean Diesel Consortium

A consortium organized by engineers at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), San Antonio, Texas, is developing low emission strategies that diesel engine manufacturers can put into production to improve air quality and meet stringent regulation

Tags: Industry

May 30, 2000 - Industry News

Supreme Court to Decide on EPA Rulemaking Authority

The U.S. Supreme Court will expand its review of Environmental Protection Agency rulemaking authority to decide whether or not the agency must make cost/benefit considerations part of its rulemaking process.

Tags: Industry

May 30, 2000 - Industry News

Gordon Trucking Orders Cummins ISX

Cummins Engine Co. recently announced that Gordon Trucking, Seattle, Wa., has agreed to purchase 240 Cummins ISX engine

Tags: Fleets

May 30, 2000 - Industry News

Rip Griffin Opens New Barstow Service Center

The Rip Griffin Travel Center, Barstow, Ca., has just opened a new 180,000 square foot heavy truck services department

Tags: Industry

May 30, 2000 - Industry News

Striking Teamsters at Coca-Cola Receive Unemployment Benefits

A judge has granted unemployment benefits to more than 200 Coca-Cola workers who went on strike more than two weeks ago

Tags: Industry

May 30, 2000 - Industry News

NJMTA Taps Shevell for Sixth Term

Chairman and CEO of New England Motor Freight (NEMF), Mike Shevell, has been re-elected to a sixth one-year term as chairman of the New Jersey Motor Truck Association (NJMTA

Tags: Industry

May 30, 2000 - Industry News

Fight For KLLM Not Over

The fight for control of refrigerated carrier KLLM Transport Services is not over yet. Prime Inc. President Robert Low, announced yesterday that he is extending his tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of the common stock in the company.

Tags: Fleets

May 30, 2000 - Industry News

California Assn. Announces Hours Hearings

The California Trucking Assn. has scheduled a series of town hall meetings to addressed proposed truck driver hours and service reform. The meetings will included representatives from the California Highway Patrol, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and CTA who will answer trucking industry questions about the rules in a panel format

May 29, 2000 - Industry News

As Hours of Service Hearings Begin, Hill Gets Bill to Halt Reform

As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration prepares for the first public hearing on proposed changes to its truck driver hours of service rules Wednesday, Congress has a bill that would prevent the agency from implementing

May 27, 2000 - Industry News

Damaged Ohio Toll Booths Won't Be Rebuilt

Toll booths that were damaged in a fiery tractor-trailer crash near the Ohio border will not be rebuilt, a Turnpike Commission spokesman has told the Associated Press

Tags: Highways

May 27, 2000 - Industry News

Gaylord Container Partners With CF as Primary Carrier

LTL carrier Consolidated Freightways gained a key customer with Gaylord Container Corp., a manufacturer and distributor of packaging products, signing the fleet up as a primary carrier

Tags: Fleets

May 26, 2000 - Industry News

Roadside Inspections: They're Not Random

Have you ever wondered why one truck is selected for a roadside inspection while another is waved on without a second glance? You no doubt know that the selection process isn’t random, but you may not

Tags: Safety

May 26, 2000 - Industry News

House Committee Moves to Block Ergonomics Proposal

The U.S. House of Representatives' Appropriations Committee has temporarily blocked a new ergonomics standard proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

May 26, 2000 - Industry News

New Truck Beauty Show Series Offers Largest Prizes Ever

The largest cash prizes ever offered in a truck beauty show will be at stake in a new nationwide series of truck beauty shows produced by Newport Communications and the National Assn. of Show Trucks

Tags: Events

May 26, 2000 - Industry News

The Slowing Economy: How It Will Impact Trucking

Motor carrier employment (seasonally adjusted) fell 5,000 jobs to 1.834 million in May, after 42 consecutive months of employment increases totaling 198,000 jobs. Is this the first sign of slower growth in the economy and in

Tags: Economy

May 26, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Purges Backlog, Remains Bullish For 2000

Peterbilt expects to have a negative order intake for the month of May, but the company remains bullish about truck sales for the remainder of the year.

Tags: Industry

May 26, 2000 - Industry News

Trade Deal With China: What it Means For Trucking

The last barrier to opening the huge Chinese market - 11.5% of the world economy - to US manufacturers was cleared last week with the House of Representatives approval of permanent "most favored nation" import tariff

Tags: Economy

May 26, 2000 - Industry News

Saia Improves Texas Service

Saia Motor Freight Co., an LTL carrier based in Duluth, Ga., has introduced NexTex, a specialized product providing one-day delivery of freight to any destination within the West Texas coverage area

Tags: Fleets

May 26, 2000 - Industry News

Sterling Offers More Online Dealer Info

Sterling Truck Corporation's Web-based dealer locator has been enchanced to offer additional information on each of the company's dealerships

Tags: Industry

May 26, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Maintains Alcohol and Drug Testing Rates

Because the "violation" rate for truck driver alcohol testing stayed under 0.5% two years in a row, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says carriers can continue to random alcohol test at a reduced 10% rate. However the rate for random controlled substance testing stays at 50%.

May 26, 2000 - Industry News

NC Senator Pushing for Tolls on I-95

Trucks entering North Carolina on Interstate 95 from Virginia or South Carolina would have to come up with some spare change if a state senator has his way

Tags: Highways

May 26, 2000 - Industry News

Clean Diesel Fuel Test Results Are Promising

Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. says results of initial engine testing at San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute show the company's clean diesel formulation reduced particulate matter by 33% and NOx emissions by 10% compared with a commercial No. 2 diesel fuel.

Tags: Industry

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