April 24, 2000 - Industry News
The Department of Transportation is proposing changes to the hours of service rules that will fundamentally alter trucking’s safety and operational practices.
Public announcement of the long-awaited proposal is scheduled for this afternoon. Based on information from a variety of sources in government and the truck and bus industry, truckinginfo.com prepared an outline of what the proposal contains
Cargo theft has been a rising problem in the United States, but if you think we've got it bad, you should try trucking in Mexico.
A recent report in The Houston Chronicle takes a look at the
What's recycled the most? Most people would guess newspapers and beverage containers, but the most widely recycled product in terms of both percentage and tonnage is actually asphalt pavement.
A report from the former Federal Highway Administration
Representatives from the Teamsters union livened up Union Pacific's annual shareholders meeting Friday in Salt Lake City with questions and allegation about UP subsidiary Overnite Transportation
ALK Associates, Princeton, NJ, has released the PC Miler 14 product line, an enhanced version of its routing, mileage, and mapping software products.
WebTransport, Dallas, TX is beta-testing an online trading exchange targeted at small-to-mid-sized carriers and shippers which is expected to go live in June.
Federal regulators have shut down a 10-truck refrigerated carrier in Clear Lake, IA, as an "imminent hazard to the public.
Michigan State Police are testing a new device called EyeCheck which is intended to detect fatigue by measuring how a driver's eyes respond to light
The state of New York is proposing to waive the current three-hour limit on nighttime parking at its rest stops so truckers can get much-needed sleep
Seven companies focused on intermodal trucking, regional truckload and related logistics
services from across the U.S. will merge into RoadLink USA to form a national company with 50 service locations from coast-to-coast
CIT Equipment Financing, Livingston, NJ, has re-launched its web site, eFinance-it.com, an application for equipment buyers with a variety of finance and industry resource functions
Burlington Motor Carriers, Daleville, IN, has announced a new pay package for drivers which increases overall wages of longhaul company drivers up to 13 percent. Longhaul drivers who have 10 or more years of experience will
The Wisconsin Motor Carriers Assn. is officially endorsing PrePass, an electronic pre-clearance system for trucks on interstate highways.
WMCA president Tom Howells said the association is backing PrePass because it is a turnkey system that can be
Steel hauler Steve Williams, president of Maverick Transportation in Little Rock, AR, has a bold solution for his driver shortage.
At a time when other truckload fleets are talking about raising driver pay by a couple of
April 22, 2000 - Industry News
Fleetworks.com is no more. But Fleetscape is alive, well and ready to fight the Internet battles to come.
In March, Meritor and two partners announced the launch of Fleetworks.com, a parts exchange for the U.S. commercial medium-
April 21, 2000 - Industry News
A grassroots group of truckers is promoting a campaign they're calling "Make May Matter," asking truck drivers to run scrupulously legal log books during May in a form of protest against what it views as intrusive
Vice President Al Gore Friday had lunch with Teamsters President James P. Hoffa, who continues to withhold his union's endorsement
Illinois is launching a campaign to get heavy trucks enrolled in the state tollway's I-PASS electronic toll collection system
As part of Earth Day ceremonies on Friday, Vice President Al Gore announced a research partnership with many of the nation's largest heavy-duty engine and truck manufacturers to develop super fuel-efficient, low-emission engines
"We're off to a good start in 2000," Bill Zollars, Yellow Corp. chairman, president and ceo said commenting on the LTL fleet's first quarter results.
The company had net income of $10.5 million, compared with net income
The Descartes Systems Group and Teletrac have announced a strategic distribution arrangement under which Teletrac will offer Descartes' Web-based route optimization software, a service that provides routing and scheduling on a fee-per-transaction basis to subscribers over the Web
Hub Group, Inc., Lombard, IL, reported a loss in the first quarter largely attributable to one-time charges of approximately $700,000 and dramatically higher fuel costs.
Ryder System Inc. reported first quarter revenue from continuing operations of $1.31 billion, up 14% from first quarter 1999.
Higher fuel costs sent the first quarter earnings of Covenant Transport, down 37%, to $2.0 million from $3.2 million in the 1999 period.
CNF Inc., Palo Alto, CA, has reported first quarter operating income of $73.4 million, compared with $66.1 million in the same quarter a year ago. Revenue was $1.46 billion, up 17 percent
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