November 27, 2000 - Industry News
Caterpillar has announced advanced engines running on an 85% natural gas/diesel dual fuel system and “clean diesel” for use in emissions-sensitive environments
Beginning January 1, 2001, a new law affecting the registered weight of two-axle and three-axle trucks will go into effect in the state of Delaware
A three-part video training kit to help drivers and owners get top fuel economy by driving and managing assets intelligently will be available from Caterpillar early in 2001
Freightliner has opened a SelecTrucks Center in the Cleveland, Ohio, area
CargoLinx of Toronto has introduced a new North American freight-matching service
November 22, 2000 - Industry News
Reacting to a proposal by California and 13 other states to put their own regulations into effect, Caterpillar and Cummins proposed an alternate plan to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The plan would have challenged engine manufacturers to voluntarily meet more stringent engine emission testing requirements in 2005 -- rather than in 2007 as EPA has proposed -- in exchange for revised emission levels in 2007 and beyond
Dana Corp.'s Spicer Driveshaft Division, Toledo, Ohio, received the 2000 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for manufacturing
Averitt Express, a transportation and logistics provider in Cookesville, Tenn., was recently profiled by Internet Week Magazine in an article focusing on customer relationship management
Caterpillar and the commercial vehicle division of DaimlerChrysler have agreed to form a 50/50 global alliance to develop, manufacture, market and distribute medium-duty engines, fuel systems and other powertrain components.
A founding principle of the alliance is
November 21, 2000 - Industry News
A month-long truckers strike at the Port of Montreal came to an end earlier this week after 250 owner-operators, out of 900 original protestors, returned to work
Independent truckers in Australia decided the best way to address their concerns about fuel prices and safety issues was to either join One Nation or start their own political party
Ontario's independent truckers are threatening to create highway havoc on election day next week because they say a fuel surcharge deal meant to help them cope with high fuel prices is not being abided by
The National Transportation Safety Board made a recommendation to trucking and enforcement officials about air brakes following its investigation of a crash between a school bus and a dump truck
Large trucks traveled 3 billion more miles in 1999 than in 1998, yet the number of fatalities in truck crashes dropped, says the American Trucking Associations
The European Union is gearing up to revive controversial plans to ban trucks from highways during the weekends and impose limits on truckers’ working hours
The Truckload Carriers Association's Fire & Ice raffle allows you to buy a chance to win a Harley Davidson Road King Classic or a 3-carat diamond ring, with proceeds giong to the TCA Scholarship Fund
The federal government is investigating problems with Goodyear light commercial tires
Logistics.com, Burlington, Mass., is still smiling near the end of a year that has seen many Internet companies rise and fall – but mostly fall
People in Buffalo, N.Y., were stranded in offices, supermarkets, hospitals and restaurants Monday night as a fierce snowstorm stranded highway travelers. The Cleveland area may be next
November 20, 2000 - Industry News
Despite the strong economy, shipments of new trailers dropped 17% in the third quarter and were down 5.6% for the year, according to the latest manufacturer survey by Economic Planning Associates
Goodyear’s Commercial Tire Business Unit, Akron, Ohio, recently announced a newly restructured management team
CNF's Con-Way Central Express, an LTL carrier based in Palo Alto, Calif., recently opened a new service center in the Rochester, N.Y., metropolitan area to handle an increase in freight volume
Construction of Interstate 15 through Salt Lake County in Utah should be completed within budget and ahead of schedule
Thirteen states have joined forces with California to force diesel trucks and buses to meet tougher anti-pollution standards than those required by the federal government.
State air quality officials announced yesterday in Washington, D.C. that they will require heavy-duty diesel engines to meet stringent testing standards to cut nitrogen oxide emissions from exhaust between 2004 and 2007.
Lower speed limits for big rigs could be coming to the Pennsylvania Turnpike as soon as next year if officials have their way
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