January 29, 2001 - Industry News
Kenan Transport, Chapel Hill, N.C., is being sold to Ohio-based Advantage Management Group to create the largest petroleum trucking company in the country
Louisiana officials plan to make several safety improvements to a sharply curved interstate exit ramp north of Slidell
Dart Transit and Fleetline are dropping the Fleetline name and will use Dart Transit Co
FedEx is busting out all over.
In recent months, the Memphis-based carrier has had an identity makeover, joined forces with the U.S. Postal Service and pulled off a major public relations coup in the Tom Hanks film, "Cast Away."
Trucks were banned from some snow- and ice-covered highways today in the Texas Panhandle as a winter storm swept across the central United States
Freightliner LLC announced today that it will cut production rates and lay off workers at its Portland, Ore., truck and parts manufacturing plants
Buffeted by tumbling demand in a number of North American markets, Cummins Engine lost $17 million in fourth quarter 2000 and said it expects a 10% drop in revenues for first quarter 2001
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to streamline hazardous waste reporting requirements by automating the manifest system
January 26, 2001 - Industry News
The Federal Highway Administration has chosen a site for a bypass bridge for the Hoover Dam near Las Vegas
The American Trucking Associations still wants to get rid of Oregon's burdensome weight-distance tax, but it's changing its strategy this time around
Mississippi state Rep. Henry Zuber has introduced two bills that target truckers on the highways
Tolls at bridges and tunnels between New York and New Jersey will be 50 percent higher starting March 25
Truck driver medical certification and background checks are getting scrutiny in the California legislatur
Independent tests show that Canadian-based Westport Innovations' natural gas fuel system can meet 2002 emissions standards while maintaining the full torque of the same engine running on diesel
Freightliner president Jim Hebe (pictured) believes a lot of the industry's current woes can be traced back to circumstances that prevented smaller operators from building equity
The U.S. Environmental Agency says it has received commitments to clean up 13,500 diesel trucks and buses by next January as part of its Voluntary Diesel Retrofit Program
Freightliner's future plans call for the company to be a full-line Class 2 through Class 8 supplier, said Freightliner President Jim Hebe at his State of the Industry briefing yesterday at Freightliner LLC headquarters in Portland, Ore
The economy and the topic of used truck values was a recurring theme throughout Freightliner President Jim Hebe's State of the Industry briefing Thursday at Freightliner headquarters in Portland, Ore. But the market projections made everyone sit up
January 25, 2001 - Industry News
Julie Anna Cirillo has been confirmed as Assistant Administrator and Chief Safety Officer of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
The appointment officially makes Cirillo the top career official in the agency
Arkansas Best Corp., Fort Smith, Ark., was recently named by Forbes magazine as a member of its Platinum 400 list of the best big companies in America
A bill in the South Carolina legislature would raise some speeding fines for truckers
Former Teamsters President Ron Carey was indicted Thursday on charges of perjury and making false statement
The Military Traffic Management Command will hold its annual training symposium April 9-12 at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel in Dallas
Fuel surcharges will be automatic for motor carriers doing business with the Military Traffic Management Command
A year and a half after the Teamsters signed a contract with the car hauling industry, the union announced a nationwide organizing drive of non-union car haulers
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