November 20, 2000 - Industry News
Truck drivers over the past year rescued a kidnapped 8-year-old girl, pulled motorists from fiery crashes and came to the aid of a police officer who was being brutally attacked
Australian truckers blockaded fuel depots in the southern state of Victoria today in protest over skyrocketing fuel prices
November 18, 2000 - Industry News
A record 38.9 million Americans plan a Thanksgiving holiday getaway of 100 miles or more from home this week, according to AAA, meaning crowded highways and travel centers
November 17, 2000 - Industry News
A British study claims that ultra low sulfur diesel may actually cause more damage to the environment than traditional diesel
Safeway has rehired 300 employees who were laid off during the early days of the strike involving Teamsters and Summit Logistics, which operates Safeway's distribution center in Tracy, Calif
The U.S. Department of Transportation has released a study that focuses on the shortage of available parking for big rigs on or near interstates, and trucker fatigue that is so closely associated with the issue
pFreight, a new service for small fleets and owner-operators, has announced pricing and added services in advance of its official January launch date
Pilot Corp. opened a new travel center earlier this month at the junction of U.S. Highways 395 and 58 in Kramer Junction, Calif
Kenworth ranks highest among conventional medium-duty truck customers in overall satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2000 Medium-Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study released yesterday
Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind., and Westport Innovations of Vancouver, B.C.,
announced that they have been awarded funding for a joint natural gas heavy-duty engine project
Trucking software developer Profit Tools has released a new module for carriers that provide less-than-truckload and pickup and delivery services
A National Labor Relations Board decision hailed earlier by the Teamsters union as evidence of Overnite Transportation's anti-worker status has been reversed by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
November 16, 2000 - Industry News
CyberCrop.com, an exchange for grain producers and buyers, is launching a load finding service for the trucking industry
DriverNet has introduced a new wireless service for drivers and small fleet owners.
Society of Automotive Engineers President Dr. Rodica A. Baranescu made a strong case for the improved sociability of diesel engines earlier this week as she addressed engineers in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Baranescu, who is also chief engineer of Engine Technology for International Truck and Engine Co., was asked by local engineering groups to talk about the value of the modern diesel engine in helping to meet global environmental expectations of the future
The American-Canadian commission pushing for a plan to expand a New York bridge to relieve truck congestion at the border broke a deadlock Wednesday when it announced plans to begin a new court-ordered environmental study.
Canacar, Mexico’s national trucking association, will likely soon take action against foreign-owned trucking companies in Mexico, including U.S.- based M.S. Carriers and Transportes EASO, according to published reports
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is looking into a plan that could end up rewarding trucks for traveling at night on bridges in the New York City area
GE Capital Fleet Services has signed an agreement with Pennsylvania-based
Innovative Fleet Management to develop a direct-to-dealer used-vehicle resale channel in the United States
Keystone Systems. Spokane, Wash., announced a new option for its Keystone Truck Software package, a logistics and accounting package for small to medium-sized trucking companies
New Jersey's ever-expanding ban on big trucks has grown once again. But this time, the impact on interstate truckers will be minimal
VISpatch is a customizable truck dispatch software system developed specifically for small fleets (up to 75 trucks)
Freightliner yesterday announced a suite of customer-support websites, designed to give not only Freightliner, but all-makes customers access to a new portal and destination site, a maintenance and repair scheduling tool and a chrome and gingerbread parts purchase plac
November 15, 2000 - Industry News
Truck finance concern The Associates says it has a big incentive to help cash-strapped customers hold onto their equipment as they face increasing cost pressures
NATSO yesterday issued a release with its suggestions for solving problems with shortages of truck parking in some areas.
A new truck parking trust fund could pay for more parking spaces, said the association, which represents the truckstop and travel plaza industry. NATSO also proposed closing unneeded rest areas so money could be reallocated to areas where more parking is needed. Finally, the trade association urged government to remove barriers to private sector development
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