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May 17, 2000 - Industry News

Rail Crossing Safety Video Debuts

As part of National Transportation Week, a new truck driver safety video on truck safety at rail crossings debuted yesterday

Tags: Safety

May 17, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Calls For More Trucker Parking

The National Transportation Safety Board yesterday called for an end to the ban on private development of rest areas as a solution to the truck parking shortage

Tags: Safety

May 17, 2000 - Industry News

NLRB Investigating Death Threats In Teamsters Action

A member of the Teamsters 505 in Charleston, WV, committee negotiating with the local Coca-Cola plant is the focus of a federal government investigation for illegal strike-related activities

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May 17, 2000 - Industry News

Ohio Bill Would Let More Schools Offer Driver Training

The Ohio General Assembly is trying to help ease the driver shortage by allowing joint vocational schools to offer truck driver training

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May 17, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Traffic Concern In I-70 Hearings

Truck traffic is a major concern expressed by drivers who have written to the Missouri Department of Transportation about its proposal to add two lanes to Interstate 70 in each direction between Kansas City and St. Louis.

Tags: Highways

May 17, 2000 - Industry News

Intense Fire Guts NJ Truck Dealer

A massive fire destroyed an Elmwood Park, NJ, truck dealer Monday, "melting huge Mack trucks like butter," according to a description in a local newspaper

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May 17, 2000 - Industry News

Interstate 70 sinking in Pennsylvania

Interstate 70 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, has been sinking as much as a foot and a half during the night due to a Consol Energy coal mine underneath the highway, according to the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Assn

Tags: Highways

May 17, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Proposes Tougher Diesel Requirements

Tough new emissions regulations for diesel powered trucks were unveiled yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The proposal, backed by the Clinton Administration and environmental groups, seeks to cut truck emissions by more than 90% by the year 2010. The proposal would affect everything from diesel-powered light, medium and heavy trucks to school buse

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May 16, 2000 - Industry News

NPTC to Hold HOS Forums

The National Private Truck Council is holding a series of one-day hours-of-service forums around the country to provide information on how the changes proposed by DOT will impact fleets.

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May 16, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder to Open New Logistics Center

Ryder System just broke ground for its new Transportation Management Center (TMC), home of Ryder's logistics network at Alliance Industrial Park, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

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May 16, 2000 - Industry News

Harvey Firestone: An Important Pioneer

Harvey Firestone was one of the world's most brilliant businessmen, a friend to presidents, founder of one of the world's most successful companies, and a partner to the most innovative minds of the past 100 years.

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May 16, 2000 - Industry News

Tanker Explosion Kills Driver, Damages AL Highway

A Sunday morning tanker crash in Mobile, AL, that killed the truck driver and damaged an overpass and has raised questions about the safety of the ramp where the crash happened

Tags: Safety

May 16, 2000 - Industry News

Diesel Emission Estimates May be Too Low, Study Says

A computer model used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to estimate estimate pollutants from motor vehicles is underestimating diesel truck emissions, according to a new report by the National Research Council of the National Academies

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May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Super Asphalt Gets Mixed Reviews

A road-building approach pioneered in the late 1980s and early 1990s that supposedly makes for more durable highways is slowly gaining converts, but some questions have been raised about whether it is being implemented to the

Tags: Highways

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Brake Problems Cited in PA Crackdown

Pennsylvania officials last week announced the results of a seven-month crackdown on unsafe trucks on Interstate 78. Brake problems, including out of adjustment brakes and cracks in brake lines, were the most frequent violations found as part of Operation Air Brake, which began last October and ran through April

Tags: Safety

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Australian Truckers Planning Strike

Australian owner-operators plan to stop work starting tomorrow in a campaign for government-enforced rates that include fuel surcharges, 14-day payment periods, and licensing of loading agents and the road transport industry

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

MN Teamsters Found In Contempt In Overnite Action

Three officials with Teamsters Local 120 in Minneapolis have been found in contempt of court in connection with the assault of one Overnite Transportation Company driver and the harassment of a second that resulted in that driver being left inside a locked trailer

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May 15, 2000 - Industry News

NJ Town Wants Stronger Truck Ban Following Death

The death of a clerk after a tractor-trailer crashed into a video store in Lambertville, NJ, has the town's mayor calling for stricter enforcement of the state's ban on trucks on local roads

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May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Hours of Service Hearings Announced

Public hearings on the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s proposed changes to the hours of service rules will begin in Washington at the end of the month and continue in cities around the country through June.

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

PTDI Certifies Six More Schools

Six more truck driver training schools have received course certification from the Professional Truck Driver Institute, bringing the total number of schools offering PTDI-certified courses to 65

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May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Bidding War For Drivers Continues

The year 2000 "shows no abatement of the intense competition among truckload carriers to offer improved wage and benefit packages," says SignPost Inc., publishers of The National Survey of Driver Wages. According to its latest survey, 17% of truckload carriers made changes to their wage and benefit packages in first quarter 2000. The average rate of increase was 4.5%, about the same as increases recorded for first quarter 1998 and 1999

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May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Penske Buys Marano Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing has purchased the assets of Marano Truck Leasing, a truck rental and leasing company located in north Philadelphia

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May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Free Drivers Log Software Upgraded

The latest version of Driver Daily Log (DDL) is available for download at http://home.ptd.net/~bjork. The driver log book program, written by a truck driver, is absolutely free. Fritz Roland `Nick' Bjorklund said he developed the software during

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May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Meeting to Look at Tanker Emergency Shutdown Options

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration will hold a public meeting June 27-28 to discuss emergency shutdown equipment on cargo tank motor vehicles used to transport liquefied compressed gases

May 13, 2000 - Industry News

Oversize Mishap Causes Delays in Nebraska

A truck with an oversized load didn't make it under a bridge over Interstate 680 in Omaha, NE Friday morning, causing traffic delays that will continue into this week

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