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January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Studies Lasers As Safety Device

Texas transportation officials are studying the idea of using lasers to warn truckers when they're driving too fast on highway interchanges

Tags: Safety

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Norway Truckers Protest Fuel Taxes

Norwegian truckers blockaded roads twice this week to protest high fuel taxes

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Texaco Truckstop To Open In LaPlace, LA

A new Texaco Travel Center is scheduled to open next month in LaPlace, LA, at the intersection of Interstate 10 and U.S. 51

Tags: Industry

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Arizona Opens New Dealership

Freightliner Arizona last week celebrated moving to a larger facility in Tolleson, AZ, with a grand opening ceremony

Tags: Industry

January 27, 2000 - Industry News

American Freightways Income Up 57%

American Freightways Corp., Harrison, AR, reported big jumps in revenue and earnings for the fourth quarter and all of last year.

Tags: Fleets

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

New Law May Impact Border Fleets

After declining steadily in recent years, trucking rates at the U.S.-Mexico border are expected to stabilize or even increase because of a law that took effect on Jan. 1.

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Launches Load Finding Service

Truckload giant Landstar System has introduced it's own online load finding service through wholly owned subsidiary Signature Technology Services, Inc

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January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Dart Transit Testing HighwayMaster System

Dart Transit Co. has begun testing HighwayMaster's new TrackWare trailer-tracking system. TrackWare uses GPS and terrestrial-wireless data transmission technologies to communicate location and event reports between trailers and dispatch operations. David Oren, executive vice president of Dart, said

Tags: Industry

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Orders Slow, But Freightliner Doesn't

With truck orders slowing to a more sedate pace than we've been used to, you'd think that truck makers would be taking a breather. Not so at Freightliner Corp. If anything, the Portland-based division of DaimlerChrysler

Tags: Industry

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Arizona Legislature Targets Trucks

Lower truck speed limits and lane restrictions may be on the way with an Arizona House bill, while another bill to require California-style clean diesel was put on the shelf

Tags: Industry

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Onboard Recorders Only To Be Mandated For Long Haul

Long-haul truckers will have to use onboard recorders to track driver time, under the proposed hours of service rules now being reviewed by the White House. The requirement would apply to operations that keep drivers on the road for extended periods, sources confirmed. For example, while pickup and delivery operations would not be covered, certain truckload and regional less-than-truckload operations would.

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Drain Guard Helps Comply With Stormwater Regs

Ultra-Drainguards from UltraTech International Inc. are recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as a "Best Management Practice" for complying with new stormwater regulations.

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January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Dorsey Posts First Profit In Four Years

Benefited from a strong trailer market, improved plant efficiency, and a new market focus, Dorsey Trailers had its first profitable year since 1995 last year.

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January 26, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Turnpike Hikes Tolls

The New Jersey Turnpike Commission has approved a set of toll hikes beginning this spring. The timing and amount will depend on the deployment of the EZ-Pass electronic toll collection system on the 118-mile-long road

Tags: Highways

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Goodyear Refocuses Retread Operations

Goodyear is changing the name of its retread operations to Next-Tred, Innovative Retreading Solutions

Tags: Industry

January 25, 2000 - Industry News

Industry Faces Used Truck Crisis

A looming crisis in used trucks could have a negative impact on the entire trucking industry, according to Freightliner president and CEO Jim Hebe

Tags: Economy

January 25, 2000 - Industry News

Michigan Study Shows Truckers Don't Speed

Michigan highway patrolmen say truckers aren't breaking the speed limit any more than other drivers.The state recently analysed statistics which confirmed that truckers aren't going over the 55 mph speed limit in any greater proportion than ordinary drivers.

Tags: Safety

January 25, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Still Has No Boss

The Department of Transportation has organized and begun staffing the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, but is running out of time in the search for a person to lead it

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Construction Still Biggest Used Truck Buyer

As for-hire and leasing fleets shorten their trade cycles, more buyers are considering used trucks. Newport's Profile of the Medium and Heavy Duty Truck Market examines used truck buying across a number of industry vocations.

Tags: Industry

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Owner-Operators Buy Mostly On Price

Nearly 70% of owner-operators say the deciding factor in purchases is price, according to a recent study

Tags: Economy

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Respect Closely Follows Pay On Drivers' Wish List

A study of more than 4,000 company drivers and owner-operators reveals that respect from management ranks as the second most important benefit, behind pay

Tags: Industry

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Business is Good, But Not Good Enough, Says Volvo

Despite increased orders in the last few months, Volvo Trucks North America says it will adjust production rates downward at its Dublin, VA, plant and lay off approximately 400 workers

Tags: Industry

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Sues Teamsters For Racketeering

Overnite Transportation, Richmond, VA, announced yesterday that it is suing Teamsters President James P. Hoffa and other union executives, alleging the Teamsters engaged in a host of illegal activities, including attempted murder, aimed at extorting a labor contract. A 225-page suit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Jackson, TN, alleges a pattern of racketeering activities that includes 57 acts of attempted murder and 131 acts of extortion, as well as numerous violations of Tennessee law

Tags: Industry

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

One Company's Fix For Medical Exams

As the media spread the word last week that commercial driver medical exams are letting unsafe, unhealthy drivers behind the wheel, one company is trying an innovative program to make sure its drivers are healthy. Coach USA

Tags: Safety

January 24, 2000 - Industry News

Class 8 Population Up 12% Since 1995

The newly released Profile of the Commercial Truck Market from Newport Communications reveals a 12% growth in the Class 8 truck population in the three-year period from 1995 to 1998

Tags: Economy

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