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September 29, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Sales: Down This Year & Next, Will Rebound 2002

The demand for new trucks and buses will continue to ease through this year and next, then start a steady pace of expansion in 2002, predicts Economic Planning Associates

Tags: Economy

September 29, 2000 - Industry News

I-95 Lanes Shut Down This Week in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation will be shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week to work on a massive reconstruction project on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl.

Tags: Highways

September 29, 2000 - Industry News

Congress Recesses Without HOS Deal

Although the consumer press is reporting that a compromise deal on Capitol Hill would delay the hours of service proposal, Congress recessed yesterday afternoon without making it official. According to published reports, new hours of service rules will be put off for at least a year under negotations to resolve differences between Senate and House versions of transportation spending bills -- but research and comments will be allowed to continue

September 29, 2000 - Industry News

California to Require Particulate Traps

The California Air Resources Board voted yesterday to require particulate traps on new diesel engines sold in California, and that the traps be retrofitted on most existing diesel engines. The plan also requires production of low-sulfur diesel fuel, which is a necessity for the particulate traps to work

Tags: Industry

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Owner-Operators Applaud Ruling

Independent truckers in Canada hope a recent ruling by Quebec's labor commission will bring changes to the labor code that would allow them to unionize and negotiate industry-wide working conditions

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way NOW Offers Expedited Truckload

Con-Way NOW, the air and ground expedited delivery unit of Con-Way Transportation Services, has added a new dedicated service featuring expedited service levels for truckload quantity shippers

Tags: Fleets

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

M.S. Carriers Names Top Trainers

M.S. Carriers, Memphis, Tenn., recently honored its top driver-trainers of the year for 2000

Tags: Fleets

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Lube USA Buys Lubezone

Truck Lube USA, La Crosse, Wis., has finalized its acquisition of Lubezone sites it acquired last November

Tags: Industry

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Expands Inspection Seminar Program

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has more than quadrupled the number of its Inspection Familiarization Seminars

Tags: Industry

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Giving Away PM Plans at Mid-America

Six Mid-America Trucking Show attendees this year will leave with more than memories, magazines, bumper stickers and other giveaways

Tags: Events

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

CB Radio Bill Gets House Approval

A bill that will allow local and state authorities to enforce regulations on the operation of CB radios within their jurisdictions was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week. However, it is unlikely to make it through both houses of Congress this session

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

High Fuel Costs Drop Third Quarter Profits

Several major carriers have issued third quarter profit warnings, giving notice before their summer quarter financial statements are released that earnings per share are below security analysts' expectations

Tags: Economy

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Transit Group Offers PNV

Transit Group has signed a contract with PNV to provide its truckstop cable, phone and Internet services to the company’s 17 trucking companies in an attempt to attract, recruit and retain drivers

Tags: Fleets

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Fuel Surcharge Made Retroactive

A shipment surcharge announced earlier this week to help independent truckers in Ontario deal with the rising cost of diesel fuel will be made retroactive, reported the Toronto Sun

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

More Trucker Unrest in Europe

Although the Spanish government reached an agreement with some farmer's groups angry over diesel prices today, Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar is standing firm against demands for a cut in fuel taxes

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

RJM to Test Clean Diesel Emissions Reduction Technology

Clean Diesel Technologies has granted RJM Corp. of Norwalk, Conn. a limited license to demonstrate its ARIS 2000 NOx reduction technology on two heavy-duty construction trucks in Houston

Tags: Industry

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Hours Rules Could Be Delayed in House-Senate Compromise

The Associated Press is reporting that a compromise deal on Capitol Hill would delay the hours of service proposal, but sources tell truckinginfo.com that it is not yet a done deal, and that the American Trucking Assns. is still fighting some aspects of the compromise

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Transportal Seeks Financing, Acquisition or Merger

Intenet startup Transportal Network Inc. (www.transportalnet.com) of Atlanta is in a "holding pattern." According to director of marketing Kevin Sullivan, the company stopped hiring as of Sept. 1, though work continues for the 20-person staff

Tags: Industry

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

NAST's Bob Guy Resigns

Bob Guy, executive director of the National Association of Show Trucks, has resigned his position

Tags: Industry

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon DOT, State Police Unite to Enforce Chain Laws

In an effort to reduce weather-related traffic accidents in the Columbia River Gorge, the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State Police are instituting a chain/traction tire enforcement program aimed at commercial trucks

Tags: Highways

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

Alabama Man Accused of Fraud for Using Name 'Fountaine'

Sam Johnson thought he had found a great deal for a custom-built trailer. But instead, he's stuck with a $20,000 debt for a trailer he never got

Tags: Industry

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Opens Terminal in Toluca, Mexico

Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, has opened a new service terminal in the Mexican city of Toluca

Tags: Fleets

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

UPS Once Again 'America's Most Admired'

For the 18th year in a row, UPS has been rated "America's Most Admired" mail, package and freight delivery company in a Fortune magazine survey

Tags: Fleets

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

TLC Acquires Pro Source Group

Total Logistics Control, a third party logistics provider based in Zeeland, Mich., recently announced the acquisition of The Pro Source Group, Aurora, Ill. Pro Source President, Robert Koerner, has been appointed to the position of President and

Tags: Fleets

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Cancels Western Star Agreement with DINA

Freightliner has decided to terminate a supplier agreement with Western Star Trucks made with Mexican manufacturer Dina to market its Class 7 Solar Series product line

Tags: Industry

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