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June 13, 2000 - Industry News

Nation’s Bridges Improving Slightly, Study Says

New federal data has revealed that the overall condition of bridges in the U.S. has improved, but approximately 29% are still in need of repair or improvement. The Road Information Program, a nonprofit transportation research group, analyzed the Federal Highway Administration’s latest data on bridges and concluded that 15 percent of the nation’s bridges are structurally deficient, while 14 percent are functionally obsolete – for a total of 29 percent. In 1998, the number was 30 percent

Tags: Highways

June 13, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Enforcement Changes On Way In Georgia

Georgia is training 20 more officers to do truck safety inspections as a new state agency prepares to ensure that trucks operate legally in the state

Tags: Safety

June 13, 2000 - Industry News

New DOT Marking Rule Effective Monday

If you buy a truck on or after Monday, July 3, it must carry the motor carrier identification number issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the legal name of the company that owns the vehicle or controls its operation

June 13, 2000 - Industry News

MSNBC Laments Owner-Operators' Plight

A report last weekend on MSNBC's web site focused on what it called a "grim future" for truck owner-operators

Tags: Economy

June 13, 2000 - Industry News

O.K. to Put Hazmat Placards Low On Trailer

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Div. has reversed its ban on placards mounted low on the rear of a trailer

June 13, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends HOS Hearings

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has added two more days to the schedule of hearing on proposed hours-of-service rule changes. The additional hearings will be held July 6 and 7 in Washington D.C. For more information

June 13, 2000 - Industry News

LA Area Public Fleets May Have to Give Up Diesel

Public fleets in Southern California may have to stop buying diesel-powered vehicles if proposed smog-control rules are approved

Tags: Industry

June 13, 2000 - Industry News

Looking for a 4th of July Festival?

Stuck on the road for Independence Day? Maybe you can attend a Fourth of July celebration nearby. For those with tastes from traditional to wacky, Festivals.com has scanned its listings of 33,000 events worldwide to compile

Tags: Events

June 13, 2000 - Industry News

Used Truck Glut To Continue

The oversupply of used Class 8 trucks will most likely continue for the next several years because the majority of the trucks coming into the first resale market continue to be newer, high-valued, long and tall sleeper tractors

Tags: Economy

June 12, 2000 - Industry News

Woman to Head SC Trucker's Organization

For the first time in 68 years, a woman will be holding the top job at South Carolina’s trucking industry trade group

Tags: Industry

June 12, 2000 - Industry News

Morgan Opens Distribution Center

The Parts and Service Division of Morgan Corporation, a truck van body manufacturer, has opened a new distribution center in Morgantown, Pa

Tags: Industry

June 12, 2000 - Industry News

Cardinal Freight Raises Pay

Cardinal Freight Carriers is giving all new and existing drivers and owner-operators in its van division an across-the-board pay increase

Tags: Fleets

June 12, 2000 - Industry News

McLeod Offers Terion Interface

Tom McLeod Software Corp., Birmingham, Ala., has introduced a new interface to integrate its LoadMaster truckload software with the Terion mobile communications system

Tags: Industry

June 12, 2000 - Industry News

Averitt Express Expands Service in Oklahoma

Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., is now serving more points and is offering earlier daily delivery times to customers in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla., areas

Tags: Fleets

June 12, 2000 - Industry News

KLLM Offer Won't Be Extended

Trucking executive Robert Low said yesterday that he will not extend his offer for all outstanding KLLM Transport Services shares

Tags: Fleets

June 12, 2000 - Industry News

How Friendly Is Your Freight?

When turnover costs are considered, driver-unfriendly freight is the least profitable freight a carrier hauls and is the main reason to reduce this type of freight. Although we cannot prove it statistically, there is evidence to

Tags: Industry

June 12, 2000 - Industry News

Lady Truckers Get Their Day

The barber shop at the Iowa 80 truckstop was a hive of activity. Both chairs were full as women got their hair cut, snipped, fluffed and curled. On one side, a huge box full of makeup

Tags: Events

June 11, 2000 - Industry News

Interstates as Runways: It 'Aint So

I don't know if 10 percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka. I don't know if a cow can go upstairs, but not downstairs. And I certainly don't know if a

Tags: Highways

June 11, 2000 - Industry News

Court Hears Overnite Appeal of NLRB Ruling

Both Overnite Transportation and the Teamsters Union say they were pleased at how a hearing went last week in Overnite's appeal of a National Labor Relations Board ruling

Tags: Industry

June 11, 2000 - Industry News

TMC Meets This Week

The future of The Maintenance Council's relationship with parent organization American Trucking Associations will top the agenda at TMC's 2000 Summer Meeting, being held today through Wednesday at the Westin La Paloma Hotel in Tucson, Ariz

Tags: Events

June 10, 2000 - Industry News

Cirillo Defends Proposal, Is Open to Changes

Truckers are up in arms over proposed changes to the hours of service rules, but the chief federal safety officer believes the proposal is on target

June 10, 2000 - Industry News

Slater Extends Comment Period as Truckers Try to Kill HOS Proposal

With truckers pushing for legislation to squelch the hours of service proposal, Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater granted industry requests for more time to review and comment. After initially resisting calls for more time, Slater Friday issued instructions to extend the comment period from July 31 to October 30. His decision came after dozens of witnesses in public hearings on the proposal urged that the extension be granted.

June 9, 2000 - Industry News

New Plant Gives Rodi a Jumpstart on Engine Development

Rodi Power Systems Inc., a Puyallup, Wash., company that has been working to develop a new truck engine, has recently acquired a manufacturing plant in Abbeville, L

Tags: Industry

June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Work to Begin on Biggs Rapid Bridge

Construction on the Biggs Rapid Bridge on U.S. 97 between Washington and Oregon will begin this week, resulting in a single lane of traffic closing across the bridge for 11 weeks

Tags: Highways

June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Green Light Breaks Record

Oregon’s Green Light Truck Preclearance System has topped its previous record for the number of weigh stations bypassed, allowing more than 50,000 bypasses of trucks throughout the state during Ma

Tags: Highways

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