January 17, 2001 - Industry News
Two states are looking to toughen laws for truck drivers, according to the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association
The Arkansas State Police have nearly 30 things they would like to see changed in the state's traffic code, including prohibiting tractor-trailers from following too closely behind cars
The number of fatal crashes involving large trucks in South Carolina increased 38 percent in the past five years, compared with a 10 percent increase nationwide
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has fined Rush Trucking Corp. of Wayne, Mich., $150,000 for multiple violations of the federal hours-of-service safety regulations
Oracle Corp. of Redwood Shores, Calif., the software giant that made its name in database programming, has introduced an e-business product it calls Oracle Transportation Exchang
For the second year in a row, Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla,, has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the nation's best big companies
Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores says it will appeal a $200,000 award ordered by the state Civil Rights Commission in a case involving the termination of a truck driver for an off-the-job drunk driving arrest
Qualcomm, the San Diego-based mobile communications company with the lion’s share of the truckload market, announced it has established a group based in Bethesda, Md., specifically for the heavy equipment and construction market
Horton Inc. has restructured the company into separate business units concentrating on aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer customers
The New Jersey Motor Truck Association pleaded before a special state task force this week for truck rest stops along I-80 in the Garden State
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is concerned that some defective Bendix air dryers could cause braking problems, but Bendix says it's been working on correcting the problem for more than a year and there's no risk of drivers losing their brakes.
If drivers find air reservoirs are not pumping back up to their full pressure following brake applications, there may be a problem caused by a faulty air dryer cartridge or canister
If the PNV shutdown left you without an ISP (Internet Service Provider), there are lots of alternatives, including innumerable local providers. Here are a few suggestions for truckers who need access numbers around the country.
Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., will give Advantage Club members 60 chances this year to win extra vacation time, Packers football tickets, race weekends and Christmas shopping sprees
January 16, 2001 - Industry News
Mike Applegate, president of Sacramento, Calif.-based Applegate Drayage, is proving the Internet isn’t just for the big fleets.
The Professional Truck Driver Institute has added 13 more schools to its roster of certified truck driver training courses
Starting Friday, Jan. 19, the Virginia Department of Transportation will lower the speed limit on Interstate 81 from 65 to 60 in the Harrisonburg and Roanoke areas
USFreightways Corp. announced the appointment of Mark Martin as President of its truckload subsidiary USF Glen Moore
Yellow Corp., Overland Park, Kan., is integrating two of its regional subsidiaries into its Atlanta-based Saia subsidiary
Vocational training programs, including those for diesel technicians, are getting a boost in Pennsylvania with grants for equipment
Unresolved disagreements over how much an inventor should receive for his technology could put a crimp in U.S. truck and trailer production beginning March 1.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requires each tractor manufactured after that date to have a light on the dashboard indicating when the antilock braking has malfunctioned. A requirement for royalties for the technology that enables this has cropped up, and it has upset affected manufacturers
Ten truck dealers have been nominated for the Heavy Duty Trucking/American Truck Dealer Truck Dealer of the Year award
January 15, 2001 - Industry News
An investor in Intrenet, the flatbed company that suddenly closed its doors recently, is suing the company for fiscal wrongdoing
Despite recent reports that Volvo and Mitsubishi are moving ahead on a joint medium-duty project, there are more signs that Volvo competitor DaimlerChrysler's controlling stake in the Japanese automaker is causing problems for the Volvo-Mitsubishi deal
A warning system that is supposed to alert truck drivers if they're too tall for a Pittsburgh tunnel is back in service after years of not working following last week's incident of a truck getting stuck inside
Penske Truck Leasing, based in Reading, Pa., has agreed to acquire Rollins Truck Leasing, Wilmington, Del., for $754 million
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