January 17, 2000 - Industry News
Only a week after French truck owners blockaded roads partly in protest of fuel prices, Norwegian truck drivers Monday blocked the major roads leading into Oslo to protest the cost of diesel
Truckers or trucking companies in the Houston area can take advantage of free truck safety seminars at the Houston Community College Jan. 20 and 27
Amidst the many signs that a proposed rate hike on the Illinois tollway system faces mounting opposition, perhaps none are more dramatic than the sign a public-interest group mounted Monday at the crossroads of Interstates 90 and 294
Bob Hataway, president and founder of TransAlive USA, Inc, has announced that the first annual National Day of Prayer for Truckers will be observed during the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, in March
A contract for 10,000 new Postal Service vehicles has created 200 new jobs at Utilimaster. The Wakarusa, IN, based van and utility truck manufacturer is building the carrier route vehicles in partnership with Ford Motor Co.
The Private Fleet Management Institute, an education and professional certification arm of the National Private Truck Council, has changed its name to the Institute for Truck Transportation Management.
January 15, 2000 - Industry News
The much-anticipated federal hours-of-service rule will allow 12 hours of driving with 12 hours off and electronic recorders will be mandated, according to Parents Against Tired Truckers.
January 14, 2000 - Industry News
A new study from Harvard University's Center for Risk Analysis says natural gas may not be a better alternative fuel than diesel in trucks
Nissan Diesel Motor Co., the financially troubled commercial truck division of Japanese auto-maker Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., will not be offered for sale until it gets its fiscal house in order, says Nissan's top executive
Bush Leasing, a commercial truck leasing company based in Wilmington, OH, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
CFI, Joplin, MO, has formed CFI Logistica, a logistics company based in Queretaro, Mexico
Westway Towing's 1998 International 4700 crew cab was the grand prize winner in the 1999 Shine 'N Star Beauty Contest sponsored by International and Tow Times magazine
C. White & Son, Rocky Hill, CT, has announced an agreement to purchase Freightliners to meet growth expectations for the year 2000
The Truckload Carriers Assn. has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Adminstration to allow it to conduct a pilot program to train 18-year-olds as interstate truck drivers
New software from Greco Technologies, Pasadena, CA, allows moving companies to track jobs from an initial job estimate to the actual billing of the client quickly and easily.
Mack Trucks will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a year-long schedule of activities
January 13, 2000 - Industry News
California's largest clean air agency believes state and federal regulations are moving too slowly to protect public health and has announced a radical plan to force the rapid conversion of thousands of trucks to cleaner fuels
Volvo Trucks North America, Greensboro, NC, is building a demonstration truck for the U.S. Army with Lockheed and Radian
The French government managed to end two days of blockades by truck owners earlier this week, but now it faces the wrath of truck drivers who are calling for their own blockades
FDX Corp, parent company of FedEx and RPS, is expected to announce plans to change the name of its Pittsburgh-based RPS package carrier to reflect the FedEx brand
Flatbed truckload giant Intrenet, Milford, OH, is implementing a company-wide mobile satellite communications and freight tracking system
A draft of certification standards for company driver finishing programs has been released by the Professional Truck Driver Institute
The problem of driver time wasted at loading docks will be addressed in a case study by the Truckload Carriers Assn., which has identified the issue as its highest priority this year
Dana Corp. has combined most of its fluid systems operations into a new strategic busienss unit, the Fluid Systems Group
A survey of members of the Truckload Carriers Assn. to assess interest in company training, especially distance-based learning, indicates that fleets seem very interested in the approach and are willing to invest in the necessary technology to take advantage
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