October 6, 2000 - Industry News
According to JB Hunt Transport spokesmen, increased driver compensation is paying off. When the Lowell, AR-based carrier first announced the pay hike in September 1996, 81% of the new drivers hired were inexperienced. By March 1997,
In Portland, OR, diesel trucks and buses may soon be subject to the same rigorous emissions testing required of gasoline-powered cars, vans and pickups.
Oregon presently does not include diesel buses or trucks weighing more than 8,500
The California Trucking Assn. has given its full support to Senate Bill 270, safety legislation authored by Senator Steve Peace (D-El Cajon). The bill would require the California Highway Patrol, Department of Transportation and California Air
Cracking down truck and bus emissions may not cut air pollution as effectively as restricting the kinds of new cars that can be sold in New York would, a spokesman for Governor George Pataki said.
International Highway Transportation Safety Week, designed to promote motor carrier highway safety throughout North America, has been scheduled for June 2-7. The event will pay tribute to the people, programs and partnerships that enhance highway safety.
In Paris, France, truck drivers, whose protests disrupted the nation for nearly two weeks last November, called for a strike on May 5 after early retirement negotiations broke down, union officials said.
Truck company owners and drivers
William Lorenzo of Kane, PA, was awarded a 1997 Winnebago Vectra Grand Tour motor home given away in a Freightliner Corp. drawing held at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Lorenzo was selected from more than 5,000 CDL
Navistar International Transportation Corp. has launched its fourth annual Eagle Tour, sending its top-of-the-line Eagle 9000 Series tractors to 39 truckstops and sales locations across the U.S. and Canada. The tour brings the new models directly
According to an annual report from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, alcohol-related accidents, deaths, injuries and arrests fell in 1995. This is the sixth straight year the numbers have declined. The change is attributed to
Baton Rouge’s only truckstop casino has been shut down because it did not sell any fuel in March, state gambling regulators say.
Video poker machines at Mr. Lucky’s were disabled on orders of the Louisiana Gaming Control
A triple-trailer truck was on display at the Hollywood Bowl as part of a press conference sponsored by Californians for Safe Highways (CSH) as part of a state campaign to block the use of triples on
ISE Research is creating a hybrid electric truck at Calstart’s Burbank, CA facility. The diesel engine, transmission and fuel tanks are being removed from the Class 8 truck and will be replaced with dual electric motors,
In Springfield, IL, campers, buses and big rigs would be allowed to cruise up to 65 mph on four-lane divided highways in rural Illinois under a bill that passed the House.The House voted 78-37 to approve
In a unanimous vote, the Senate Transportation Committee approved legislation designed to promote the use of clean fuels in heavy duty vehicles. Senate Bill 1096 creates tax incentives for trucking companies to convert their fleets to
Freightliner Corp. hit the road for a 14-city truckstop tour that will feature the company’s Security Connection program and its new Century Class and Classic XL products. The tour will travel across the United States through
Petro Stopping Centers held ribbon-cutting ceremonies to highlight its conversion of its diesel fuel to offer Mobil Diesel PowerPlus. The conversion, the result of a strategic alliance among Petro, Mobil and Chartwell Investments, will affect all
TIP (Transport International Pool) is offering trailer specifications on the Internet. National account customers can obtain the specs via the net and can have vehicle registrations faxed to them through the secured, interactive site.
Located at http://trailers.ge.com/,
Congress and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. are urging President Clinton to maintain U.S./Mexican trucking restrictions until he can “guarantee the American people that Mexican trucks can and will operate safety in the United States.”
The American Trucking Assns. and Engine Manufacturers Assn. have launched a program designed to remind drivers, mechanics, companies and regulators to further reduce truck emissions.
On The Road To Clean Air features a nationwide education and training
This year, two of the summer’s biggest truck shows will feature Makeover Magic events. First is the 18th annual Iowa 80 Truckers Jamboree in Walcott, July 10-11, to be followed by the Truckers News “Knights of
Road Watch America has unveiled a web site of interest to all motorists. Called RWA DIRECT, the free service provides road condition, construction and weather links for all states and most major cities. The site also
A group of truck driver training schools has formed the Commercial Vehicle Training Assn., a Washington DC-based organization designed to improve training for entry level commercial drivers.
The association will offer training programs at more than 30
The American Trucking Assns., in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, has launched a series of public service announcements to educate motorists about the dangers of driving drowsy.
Awake At The Wheel features public service announcements
Joe Theismann — former NFL quarterback and ESPN sports analyst - and Grammy award winner Bill Mack will appear at the Texas Motor Transportation Assn. Trucking Expo, Aug. 5-7 at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center
In support of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Associates Commercial Corp. plans to co-sponsor the second annual Associates/Pilot Travel Centers Professional Truck Driver Appreciation Day.
On Aug. 20, 1997, Associates will set up appreciation booths at 32
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