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August 11, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Adopts 12-Year Transportation Program

The Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission has adopted an updated 12-year program that calls for a $36.7 billion investment in highways and bridges, transit, aviation, rail freight and intermodal facilities

Tags: Highways

August 10, 2000 - Industry News

20% of Fatal Accidents Involved Improperly Licensed Drivers, Study Says

A new AAA Foundation study says truck drivers have the lowest rates of suspended or revoked licenses among all drivers

Tags: Safety

August 10, 2000 - Industry News

RoadStar Wins Media Driving Contest

I'm happy to report that I won the media contest at the National Truck Driving Championships, held last week at the New Orleans Convention Center. But it was a hollow victory: Only three editors entered, and

Tags: Events

August 10, 2000 - Industry News

UAW Endorses Gore; Are Teamsters Next?

The Teamsters is the last major labor union to not endorse a presidential candidate, now that the United Auto Workers has endorsed Al Gore

Tags: Industry

August 10, 2000 - Industry News

Biggest, Baddest, Beefiest

Driving to the Northwest has always been a special pleasure for me and my girl Shirl. I know people who have lived all of their lives in flat places like Florida and Nebraska and never saw

Tags: Industry

August 10, 2000 - Industry News

L.A. Port to Hold Diesel Forum

The Port of Los Angeles is holding a forum on proposed diesel regulations Thursday

Tags: Events

August 10, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Names New President

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Robert A. Hirsch as the organization's new president, replacing Lana Batts, who resigned in March.

Tags: Industry

August 10, 2000 - Industry News

Truckstop Restaurant Wins Service Award

The Wendy's restaurant located inside an Oak Grove, Mo.-based truckstop on I-70 and Exit 28 has been honored for excellent service

Tags: Industry

August 10, 2000 - Industry News

This is Truck Driver Appreciation Week

The American Trucking Associations and the Georgia Motor Truck Association kick off National Truck Driver Appreciation week today with a highway safety demonstration in Atlanta. President Bill Clinton once again issued a special proclamation wishing warm greetings to everyone celebrating the week. "Today American's are enjoying a time of unprecedented prosperity and economy growth," he said, "and America's professional truck drivers play a vital role in this success stor

Tags: Events

August 10, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar to Offer Ocean Cargo Services

Landstar Logistics, Jacksonville, Fla., is now licensed as a Non Vessel Operation Common Carrier and is offering full container load export service from the United States to ports around the world

Tags: Fleets

August 10, 2000 - Industry News

Daylight Improves Customer Service

Daylight Transportation has made some additions and changes to improve service to its customers

Tags: Fleets

August 10, 2000 - Industry News

USF Announces Reverse Logistics

USFreightways of Chicago and its new subsidiary USF Worldwide Logistics, Itasca, Ill, have introduced a specialized logistics system specifically for shipments being returned to e-commerce shippers

Tags: Fleets

August 10, 2000 - Industry News

California Diesel Plan Meeting Today

The California Air Resources Board has drafted a plan that would require every diesel engine in the state to get a soot trap, with costs that could equal about $1,900 to $9,500 per truck. A public meeting today from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time at the Sacramento Convention Center will give the public a chance to comment on the proposal

Tags: Industry

August 9, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Takes Hours Case to Public

The U.S. Department of Transportation yesterday reached out for support from the general public to help keep its hours of service proposal alive. The same day the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it was extending

August 9, 2000 - Industry News

RoadStar-Moderated Panel Kicks off National Truck Driver Championships

The five-day National Truck Driving Championships kicked off yesterday in New Orleans with a Safety Panel and press breakfast. The driving championship event, which this year sees 385 state champion drivers competing in nine categories at the national level, runs through Saturday and climaxes with the awards banquet where the Grand Champion is announced

Tags: Events

August 9, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Puts Customer Reports Online

Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, Mich., has made changes to its web site, located at www.con-way.com, including the addition of two new customer reports

Tags: Industry

August 9, 2000 - Industry News

Small Pennsylvania Trucking Company Opens Doors Despite Obstacles

A small Pennsylvania trucking company was given the go ahead earlier this week to begin operations at a repair facility despite protests from several area residents

Tags: Fleets

August 9, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Employee Says He Was Offered Bounty Money

The Teamsters union has uncovered another Overnite worker who claims the company bribed employees to blame the union for property damage

Tags: Industry

August 9, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Celebrates 20 Years in Denton

Peterbilt Motors Co. celebrated its Denton manufacturing facility's 20th anniversary in Denton, Texas, Monday

Tags: Industry

August 9, 2000 - Industry News

Maine Trucking Company Shuts Down After False Logs Case

A Maine trucking company that spent 40 years serving the state’s seafood industry was fined $45,000 earlier this week for keeping false logs that understated the amount of time drivers spent on the road

Tags: Fleets

August 9, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes New Rules for Brake Testing

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to change federal safety regulations to establish pass/fail criteria for use with performance-based brake testers that measure the braking performance of commercial motor vehicles

August 9, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Truckstop Offers Absentee Voting Info

It's hard for truckers to make sure they're home on election day, so a New Jersey truckstop is helping out by providing absentee voting information online

Tags: Industry

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Alabama to Six-Lane Part of I-20

Alabama officials say they will six-lane a dangerous part of Interstate 20 east of Birmingham and add concrete median dividers over the next two years

Tags: Highways

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

L.A. Xpress Now Known As Cal State Xpress

L.A. Xpress, South Gate, Calif., has changed its name to Cal State Xpress, with the hopes that the identity will better describe the company's services

Tags: Fleets

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Alabama Makes Highway Plans for Hurricanes

With forecasters predicting a doozy of a hurricane season, Alabama officials have decided to make I-65 one way in the case of a hurricane evacuation from the Gulf coast

Tags: Highways

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