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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

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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

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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

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

ADS Announces Fall TechCert Exams

The Association of Diesel Specialists has scheduled the Fall 2000 TechCert examinations for its program of voluntary certification for diesel technicians

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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Moyes to Get Major Stake in Simon Transportation

Simon Transportation's founder and Swift Transportation chief Jerry Moyes have reached an agreement for Moyes to get a bigger stake in the company and replace Simon's founder as chairman of the board

Tags: Fleets

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike to Undergo Facelift

Rebuilding on the Pennsylvania Turnpike is scheduled between mileposts 85 and 94, including "Rattlesnake Mountain," on Chestnut Ridge in the summer of 2001

Tags: Highways

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Vermont Welcomes Longer Trucks

Big rigs gained more freedom to travel throughout the state of Vermont on August 1

Tags: Highways

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Opens Hours Reform to Roundtable Discussions

In a bid to keep hours of service reform alive, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold three roundtable meetings so truckers and others can elaborate on their concerns about the proposed rule. Also, the agency is extending the deadline for comments on the proposal from Oct. 31 to Dec. 15

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

NHTSA Wants to Know About Truck Defects

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants truckers to know that its "Auto Safety Hotline" isn't just for autos -- it's for all vehicles, including heavy trucks

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Expands Service Agreement With Greenwood Mills

Ryder Systems has signed an agreement with Greenwood Mills, a South Carolina-based manufacturer of denim and other fabrics, to expand current full-service truck leasing services to include dedicated contract carriage and freight management solutions

Tags: Fleets

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Web Site Focuses on Tire Debris

A new web site is devoted to tire debris on the nation’s highways -- often known as "gators.

Tags: Industry

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Can Use Cell Phones to Find Freight On the Web

LoadSource and AlertWire have joined forces to offer nationwide freight locating service designed for web-enabled cellular phones

Tags: Industry

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Mississippi Governor Shuns Transportation Funding Issue

Financial jeopardy continues to plague a major highway construction project in Mississippi as transportation officials wait to discuss the issue with the governor

Tags: Highways

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