September 28, 2000 - Industry News
M.S. Carriers, Memphis, Tenn., recently honored its top driver-trainers of the year for 2000
Truck Lube USA, La Crosse, Wis., has finalized its acquisition of Lubezone sites it acquired last November
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has more than quadrupled the number of its Inspection Familiarization Seminars
Six Mid-America Trucking Show attendees this year will leave with more than memories, magazines, bumper stickers and other giveaways
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
September 27, 2000 - Industry News
Bob Guy, executive director of the National Association of Show Trucks, has resigned his position
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
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
Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, has opened a new service terminal in the Mexican city of Toluca
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
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
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
The American Trucking Associations has named three motor carriers as winners of its 2000 National Truck Safety Contest
The German government formally approved $1.5 billion in tax breaks and subsidies aimed at balancing high fuel prices yesterday, but held tight to its "ecology tax" on fossil fuels, meaning little relief for truckers
DaimlerChrysler has extended its $23 per share cash tender offer for Detroit Diesel until Oct. 9
The National Truck Leasing System (NationaLease) used the occasion of its 56th annual meeting in Chicago earlier this week to recognize a select group of members for outstanding performance
A harsh winter and fuel-availability problems would spell shortages for the trucking industry, and the government's release of oil from the nation's strategic reserves likely won't help: Oil-capacity utilization is nearing the maximum, meaning there will be problems getting the fuel to the end user.
That was among predictions from Martin Labbe of Martin Labbe Associates, a transportation information consulting firm
One of the key criticisms of the plan to reform the hours-of-service rules is that by cutting back the length of the workday, it will force trucking companies to put more trucks on the road, with inexperienced drivers at the wheel — not good for safety.
So far, though, the critics have failed to prove this point to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
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