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August 21, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Asks for Change in Chain Ratings

The American Trucking Associations is asking the National Association of Chain Manufacturers to change the way it rates some chains used for load securement -- a change the ATA says will encourage the use of stronger chains to tie down loads

Tags: Safety

August 20, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth to Lay Off Workers

Kenworth is the latest truck maker to announce layoffs due to lower truck sales

Tags: Industry

August 20, 2000 - Industry News

First Stars & Stripes Qualifiers Named

The first six out of 36 qualifiers for the Stars & Stripes truck show series, sponsored by Freightliner and Chevron, were named yesterday at Newport's Truckerfest at The Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, Nev

Tags: Events

August 20, 2000 - Industry News

Pets Big Winners in Truckerfest Contest

Approximately 30 pets and their owners turned out for the Best Buddy Pet Contest at Truckerfest 2000 Saturday at The Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, Nev

Tags: Events

August 18, 2000 - Industry News

Wedding Bells Ring at Truckerfest

Truckerfest in Reno/Sparks, Nev., last week played host to the wedding of professional drivers Mark Hall and the former Mona Henry

Tags: Events

August 18, 2000 - Industry News

Truckerfest Continues Today

Newport's annual Truckerfest trucker appreciation event continues through 1 p.m. Sunday at The Alamo travel center in Reno/Sparks, Nev., with trucker games, the "Best Buddy" pet contest and a spectacular fireworks show

Tags: Events

August 18, 2000 - Industry News

TrucktireXchange.com Adds Service Extra

TrucktireXchange.com, the truck tire e-commerce site, has added a feature called My TTXchange allowing customers a personalized page to manage truck tire and casing purchases and sales from one point of access

Tags: Industry

August 18, 2000 - Industry News

New Attendance Requirement for Combustible Liquids Unloading

Cargo tank operators carrying combustible liquids are not required to be in close attendance while unloading, according to new rules from the Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration

August 18, 2000 - Industry News

FHWA Proposes Weight/Length Measurement Exclusions

The Federal Highway Administration has proposed criteria for excluding safety or efficiency enhancing devices from vehicle length and width measurements

August 18, 2000 - Industry News

Sapp Bros. Leasing Acquired By Chancellor

Sapp Bros. Leasing, an Indianapolis-based finance company for over the road tractors and trailers, has been acquired by Chancellor Corp

Tags: Industry

August 18, 2000 - Industry News

Controversy Surrounds Hoover Dam Bypass Proposal

Controversy continues over how to alleviate the bottleneck caused by the two-lane road running over Hoover Dam

Tags: Highways

August 17, 2000 - Industry News

Parade Kicks off Truckerfest in Reno

About 70 tractor-trailers and bobtail rigs of all ages, makes and descriptions made for a beautiful, noisy procession as the annual Truckerfest Parade of Pride slowly rolled through downtown Reno, Nev. The parade was the official kick-off to Truckerfest 2000, the annual trucker appreciation event put on by The Alamo travel center and Newport Communications. The event runs today through 1 p.m. Sunday, with exhibits, games, free steaks, live entertainment and more

Tags: Events

August 17, 2000 - Industry News

ExxonMobil Opens Convenience Stores

ExxonMobil has announced the launch of a state-of-the-art convenience store available to both Exxon and Mobil-branded service stations

Tags: Industry

August 17, 2000 - Industry News

Avoid Westbound I-70 In Washington County, Md.

The Maryland State Highway Administration recomments that highway users avoid a stretch of Interstate 70 in Washington County for two to three weeks, beginning Aug. 21

Tags: Highways

August 17, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Plant Earns Safety Award

Peterbilt's Madison, Tenn., production facility recently received a Perfect Record Award from the National Safety Council.

Tags: Industry

August 17, 2000 - Industry News

AAIA Appoints President and CEO

Alfred L. Gaspar has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association

Tags: Industry

August 17, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Plans Safety Conference

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is joining forces with a wide range of safety organizations to participate in a safety focus group at the CVSA Fall Conference, Sept. 10 in Grand Rapids, Mich

Tags: Events

August 17, 2000 - Industry News

Arkansas Officials Blame Trucks for Lane Violations

The Arkansas State Highway Commission is blaming truck drivers for causing construction to back up where lanes are closed for construction on interstate highways, but the trucking industry is fighting back

Tags: Highways

August 17, 2000 - Industry News

ACE Hardware Buys Fleet Advisor

The ACE Hardware Corp. of Oak Brook, Ill., has purchased the Fleet Advisor mobile communications and fleet management system for its corporate fleet

Tags: Fleets

August 17, 2000 - Industry News

International Introduces Its Dealership Of The Future

City International of Chicago this week celebrated its grand re-opening, showing off a dealership totally restructured and renovated for a new look that is spacious, warm and functional. Yet at the same time, the design reinforces the rugged strength, durability and longevity attributed to International Trucks, says the company

Tags: Industry

August 16, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Honored As Top Logistics Provider

Ryder Logistics, Miami, Fla., has been named the number one third-party logistics (3PL) provider for the third consecutive year in the annual Inbound Logistics' "Top Ten Excellence Survey.

Tags: Fleets

August 16, 2000 - Industry News

Phoenix Considers Truckstop Zoning

A proposed zoning amendment in Phoenix would allow large truckstops to be built along the city’s 70 miles of interstate freeways, but critics say the last thing the city needs is idling trucks emitting diesel exhaust into the air

Tags: Industry

August 16, 2000 - Industry News

Goodyear & Cycloid Market Tire Inflation Systems

Goodyear Tire & Rubber has announced that it is investing in Cycloid Company of Cranberry Township, Penn., a producer of on-board vehicle tire inflation systems

Tags: Industry

August 16, 2000 - Industry News

Barjan Buys Victor Automotive

Barjan Products LLC has purchased Victor Automotive Products of Des Plaines, Ill

Tags: Industry

August 16, 2000 - Industry News

Study Looks at Driver Turnover

Close to two thirds of truckload carriers had more than 60% driver turnover in 1999, and over a quarter had more than 90% turnover, according to a survey by SignPost Inc

Tags: Industry

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