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August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Atlanta Safety Demo to Open Driver Appreciation Week

The American Trucking Associations and the Georgia Motor Truck Association will kick off National Truck Driver Appreciation week Monday with a highway safety demonstration in Atlanta. Called "Drivers Deliver Safely," the event will feature members of ATA’s America’s Road Team demonstrating safe driving practices to help Atlanta-area motorists and truckers drive more safely

Tags: Events

August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Aussie Trucker Tells of Long Hours and Bogus Logs

The latest hearings in the inquiry into the state of the Australian long-haul trucking industry featured a driver's allegations that his employer kept a separate set of bogus log books while forcing him to drive for days on end without sleep

August 7, 2000 - Industry News

A Good Time to Get Involved in Politics

With all the media coverage of the presidential race, it's easy to overlook the Senators and Congressman who represent your interests in Washington. But this month is a perfect opportunity to make sure they know just

August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Alabama Corridor X Slated for Completion by 2006

For the first time, Alabama highway officials have set a deadline for completion of a 96-mile limited-access highway that will help link Birmingham to Memphis and help congestion on a heavily traveled truck route in the state. According to a report in The Birmingham News, highway officials say "Corridor X," as it is known, will be finished by 2006

Tags: Highways

August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Indiana Short on Truck Parking

A shortage of parking spaces at Indiana rest stops is forcing many truckers to either park illegally along highway onramps or surpass the legal limit of 10 consecutive hours on the road, and according to Associated Press reports, it's creating problems between police and drivers

Tags: Highways

August 7, 2000 - Industry News

GM Layoff Affects 900

Slow sales in the medium-duty commercial truck market is putting about 900 General Motors workers out of work for about three weeks, according to the Madison Capital Times

Tags: Industry

August 7, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Chairman to Speak at McLeod Software Conference

Robert Hansen, 2000-2001 chairman of the Truckload Carriers Assn., will be the keynote speaker at McLeod Software's user's conference, Sept. 20-23 in Birmingham, Ala

Tags: Events

August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Southern Trucking Expo Drops a Day, Adds Events

This year's Southern Trucking Expo in Atlanta will be shortened to two days from the previous three, being held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21

Tags: Events

August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Toyota Plans To Reduce Diesel Emissions With Ceramics, Platinum

Toyota believes it can cut diesel particulates and NOx emissions by over 80 percent using a new filter containing platinum in a catalytic converter

Tags: Industry

August 7, 2000 - Industry News

400 of Safest Drivers Head to New Orleans

The American Trucking Associations' National Truck Driving Championships begins today in New Orleans

Tags: Events

August 6, 2000 - Industry News

Safety Conference to Search for New Brake Strategies

The North American Brake Safety Conference to be held September 15-16 in Toronto will be directed primarily at finding new brake safety strategies for motor carriers. "Our goal is to help carriers achieve better brake safety on

Tags: Events

August 6, 2000 - Industry News

Georgia Port Bustling

Several improvements to make cargo move faster through the Port of Savannah, Georgia, are in the works

Tags: Intermodal

August 4, 2000 - Industry News

Moyes: Hot on Simon's Heels

Swift Transportation President Jerry Moyes is still trying to get a bigger stake of Simon Transportation

Tags: Fleets

August 4, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Residents Eager for I-99 Extension

An expansion of Interstate 99 in Unionville, Pa., is expected to reduce the number of big rigs traveling a narrow and often shoulderless section of two-lane Route 220, and residents can't wait

Tags: Highways

August 4, 2000 - Industry News

Associates Named Western Star Preferred Provider

Associates First Capital, Dallas, Texas, has been named the preferred provider of truck financing in the United States for Western Star Trucks

Tags: Industry

August 4, 2000 - Industry News

CCX Opens High-Volume Freight Handling Facility

Con-Way Central Express has opened a new high-volume freight assembly center in Salem, Ill., which is scheduled to begin operations today

Tags: Fleets

August 4, 2000 - Industry News

South Carolina to Thank Truckers With Cookouts

Trucking industry leaders will be thanking drivers for their hard work and safe driving practices in the form of roadside picnics offered by the South Carolina Trucking Association during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Tags: Events

August 4, 2000 - Industry News

Nuclear Waste Hauling Becomes Concern in Vegas

City officials say a fiery gasoline tanker truck accident on U.S. 95 has them worried about shipping high-level nuclear waste on Las Vegas highways

Tags: Safety

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

pFreight to Go Wireless

pFreight of Fruitland, Idaho, a trucking services web site, has announced intentions to provide access for Internet-ready mobile telephones. That means pFreight will be accessible wherever mobile Internet service is available

Tags: Industry

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Engine Manufacturers Partly Supports EPA Emissions Rule

The Engine Manufacturers Association has announced its qualified support of the final emissions rules issued earlier this week by the Environmental Protection Agency. The rule implemented a manufacturers' supported program to significantly reduce diesel emissions from heavy-duty trucks and buses. Diesel truck and bus engines will be required to emit 50 percent less oxides of nitrogen beginning in 2004

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August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Truckin for Buck$ Tomorrow

Truckers passing through Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to show off their driving skills in front of their peers while doing a good deed. The 11th Annual Truckin’ for Buck$, set for tomorrow, August 19, at Buck Motorsports Park, just south of Lancaster, will give drivers the forum to strut their stuff, visit with other drivers, and enjoy good food, while raising money for individuals with physical disabilities at the same time

Tags: Events

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

New Hampshire Senator Pushing I-93 Widening Project

A highway construction project to widen Interstate 93 near Derry, N.H., is not only important to area residents, but to the state Department of Transportation as well

Tags: Highways

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Cuts Down On Cameras at E-ZPass Toll Booths

New Jersey highway officials are cutting back on a plan designed to nab tractor-trailers trying to avoid E-ZPass tolls, with about three-quarters of the 380 cameras they intended to use being the latest casualty in a cost-cutting plan

Tags: Highways

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Logistics.com Adds Spot Market

Logistics.com, the Internet-based transportation management site, has added a critical module to its Digital Transportation Marketplace, which brings together shippers and carriers enabling transportation procurement at various levels

Tags: Industry

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

nPassage Boosts Dialup Speed

Seattle-based nPassage, the Web-based transportation management system, has adopted MetaFrame software from Citrix Systems, Ind. to offer immediate, high-speed access to nPassage dial-up customers

Tags: Industry

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