October 9, 2000 - Industry News
About 20 rigs driven by angry truckers parked outside Australia’s parliament in Canberra yesterday to protest rising fuel prices, contending that high bills are forcing them to make exhausting extra runs
About 150 people will be out of work when Briskin Manufacturing, a heavy truck parts manufacturer, shuts down its Lebanon, Tenn., plant next month
The site of last year's deadly collision between an Amtrak train and a tractor-trailer loaded with steel rods near Bourbonnais, Ill., will get $3.5 million in safety improvements
The Virginia Department of Transportation is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week for an extensive reconstruction project on what is known as the "Mixing Bowl.
A North Carolina trucking firm is closing its doors, putting 340 people out of work
Professional Transportation Group is restructuring its organization to focus on the air-expedited freight community
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week wrapped up six days of roundtable discussions on its massive hours-of-service proposal
An industry-wide decline in truck sales has been blamed for the closing of a Western Star Trucks plant after less than a year of operation
Canadian Teamsters criticized a suggestion by the nation's transport ministers that truckers be allowed to drive an extra hour a day, calling it "irresponsible and dangerous.
It will be at least another year, and probably longer, before we see final action on hours of service reform, and practically everyone says that’s a good thing
The California Trucking Assn. has joined forces with environmental groups and International Truck and Engine Corp. to fight efforts to delay the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed new diesel emissions regulations
October 6, 2000 - Industry News
Park ’N View has completed installation of its 125th truckstop location for its telecommunications and entertainment service at TravelCenters of America in Ontario, CA.
Park ’N View provides fax, phone calls, Internet connection and cable TV service
TravelCenters of America is buying 17 Burns Brothers facilities, located primarily in the West and Northwest. This will expand the TA network to 146 locations.
Burns Bros. will close the Wilsonville and Portland, OR, locations. The 17
‘Kenworth: The First 75 Years,’ a 160-page coffee table book, features historic and current photos along with a detailed account of the company’s history. In addition to stories from retired and current employees, dealers, owners and
The American Truck Historical Society, which recently announced it has surpassed 20,000 members, recently held its 19th annual antique truck show. Drawing more than 5,000 visitors, the indoor show registered 324 antique trucks and also featured
TravelCenters of America is using technology such as terminals, touch pads and transponders to make its facilities more convenient and comfortable. From fuel islands to restaurants and service centers, TA facilities are receiving a technological update.
The ninth annual Z-107 Truckin’ for Bucks event benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of Lancaster, PA, was held in August. The event featured truck competitions in several classes, prize giveaways, exhibitors and a show-and-shine competition.
Proceeds from the
Covenant Transport driver Jack Walls took first place in the Chattanooga, TN-based company’s annual rodeo. Of more than 800 competitors, Walls was the only driver to ace the course.
Held in Oklahoma City, OK, the rodeo lasts
Pilot Corp., Knoxville, TN, was ranked as the 25th largest restaurant franchisee in the United States by Restaurant Finance Monitor magazine. Pilot currently operates 19 Arby’s, two Country Cookers, 22 DQ/Led. Braziers, seven Dairy Queen Braziers,
IDA Corp.’s Trakit GPS AVL Fleet Management System will now use Orbcomm’s Constellation of low-earth-orbit satellites to offer Automatic Vehicle Location and two-way communications with deployed mobile fleets. The system is designed for vehicle and mobile
The Truck Trailer Manufacturers Assn.’s board of directors recently voted to recommend using the P485 integrated circuit being developed by the PLC4TRUCKS consortium to provide the trailer ABS malfunction signal from the trailer to the tractor.
New England Motor Freight (NEMF) has chosen John Misiak as its 1997 Driver of the Year. The award is based on the driver’s safety record and all-around job performance.
An eight-year employee at NEMF, Misiak has completed
Roadnet Technologies has released the Roadnet Beverage Suite, fully integrated software solutions designed to lower costs for beverage distributors. Software includes the Territory Planner for strategic planning, Roadnet 5000 for daily delivery management, FleetLoader for load
Teletrac Inc. has opened a Sacramento office to meet high customer demand in Northern California. The Teletrac system is designed to allow business who manage fleets to instantly locate and record the position of any vehicle
International, the National PTA and other sponsors have made the Telly Award winning children’s video, Operation School Bus Safety, available for free rental at 4,200 Blockbuster Video stores nationwide.
The 16-minute video features the do’s and dont’s
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