October 6, 2000 - Industry News
The Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Motor Carriers is now offering motor carrier safety ratings and other safety data on the Internet. Located at http://www.safersys.org, the site provides a carrier “snapshot”-an electronic record of its identification,
Fleets can obtain state-by-state trailer height, length, width and weight restrictions through the TIP (Transport International Pool) Internet site at http://www.trailers.ge.com. The Resource Centers allows users to link to the trailer regulations section which features state
Since 1994, Celadon Trucking has grown 50%, creating 500 new trucking and 100 administrative jobs — an expansion that Michael Hodson, Celadon executive vice president, attributes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Speaking before a public
The New Jersey State Police Truck Enforcement Unit held voluntary no-penalty vehicle inspections at the Petro Stopping Center, Bordentown, NJ, during International Highway Transportation Safety Week.
Trucks passing the Level One inspections received a CVSA decal good
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has delayed the Clean Fuel Fleet Program start date for one year — it will now begin in model year 1999.
CFFP requires fleets of 10 or more vehicles that are centrally
Donald Basile, a driver for R&J Poultry of Monson, MA, is organizing a Convoy for Kids in conjunction with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western Massachusetts.
The combination convoy and picnic will be held July 20, 1997 starting
Dryden Oil Co. has sponsored a program to honor maintenance operators in the fleet, construction, quarry, mining and transportation sectors.
“Maintenance technicians and operators are often overlooked and underappreciated,” said Steve Hutchinson, director of marketing for Dryden
Schneider National has launched a new Internet site at http://www.schneider.com. The website highlights company information and current employment opportunities.
The Drive With Us area discusses driving opportunities for new and experienced drivers and independent contractors. Programs include
The U.S. Department of Energy has developed a series of brochures for fleets and owner-operators required to use alternative-fuel vehicles.
The package details what alternative fuels are, how they work, and what fleets must do to comply
Matheson Fast Freight, Elk Grove, CA, plans to purchase seven liquid natural gas trucks to haul U.S. mail.
Although the trucks could cost Matheson $700,000, the fleet could receive up to $400,000 in incentives from the Sacramento
The Maine Professional Drivers Assn. hosted its third annual Bangor Convoy For Kids on May 31. The parade featured 85 trucks and raised nearly $2,200 for the Children’s Miracle Network of Eastern Maine Medical Center.
The first steps are being taken to implement the transfer of Ford Motor Co.’s heavy truck business to Freightliner Corp., including new manufacturing sites for the purchased products, contracts to Ford Heavy Truck dealers, and jobs
The 2nd annual Lowboy’s Truckstop Show, held at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, has been extended to include a second day. More than 10,000 drivers and their families are expected to attend the event, scheduled for Nov.
Seven professional drivers from Burlington Motor Carriers were honored for performance and dedication during the past year. The drivers excelled in service, safety, availability, fuel management, attitude and performance. Each driver received an award package totaling
Ryder has introduced an Internet site which gives users direct access to its database of used tractors, straight trucks, vans, trailers and buses.
Located at http://www.ryder.com, the Ryder Used Vehicle Sales Center provides instant access to more
John O’Hearn has been named as The National Association of Independent Truckers (NAIT) 1997 Member of the Year.
Since 1991, O’Hearn has been leased to Bulk Transportation of Walnut, CA. Excellent driving, safety records, financial aptitude and
Celadon Trucking Services has launched an Internet site at http://www.celadontrucking.com. The site allows users to browse information on the company’s services, facilities, driver information, newsletter and financial data.
Eventually the company expects to add interactive customer services
Nine Werner drivers have logged 1 million accident-free miles. Each has been inducted into the Werner Hall of Fame, which brings the number of “Million Milers” to 100
Cathedral City, CA, will soon be the site of a state-of-the-art truckstop/travel center which will feature unique amenities to pamper and care for truckers
New technology developed by Clean Air Partners of San Diego, CA, will allow heavy duty trucks to run both on natural gas and diesel fuel
Petro Stopping Center, Bordentown, NJ, will host its second annual Summer Expo throughout the months of August and September. The travel center has scheduled more than 20 displays and programs designed to “bring the truck shows
The New England Truck Show will change its name to the North American Truck Show to reflect the increasing number of attendees that are coming from areas outside the six New England states.
The 1998 North American
Mack Trucks is offering LNG-fueled Mack MR and LE model trucks equipped with Mack E7G 325 hp natural gas engines. The new engine is said to be an evolution of the Mack E7 diesel and will
Truckers should know that Texas has not abolished split speed limits as previously reported by the Austin Statesman, the Dallas Morning News and the Texas Department of Public Safety.
When the Austin Statesman stated the Associated Press
The Engine Manufacturers Assn. has challenged a California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board report which links diesel exhaust with lung cancer.
The EMA claims that the report — Proposed Identification of Diesel Exhaust as a Toxic
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