May 19, 2000 - Industry News
The port of entry in Fort Collins, CO, is now checking truck weight, credentials and safety ratings while trucks roll by under the PrePass system. This means PrePass trucks can now travel I-25 from New Mexico to Wyoming without stopping at scales
Penske Truck Leasing has acquired the truck rental and leasing assets of Kayser Nationalease, based in Madison, WI
G.I. Trucking, La Mirada, CA, has launched a new truck tracking and monitoring safety program
Tanker truckers traveling in New Jersey, beware: The Route 95 ramp that funnels on to westbound Route 80 in Teaneck, NJ, is known as "tanker turn," and yet another rig rolled over there last week
Qualcomm, Inc., of San Diego, CA, has linked with Carrier Logistics, Inc., Tarrytown, NY, to provide bundled mobile communications and business software for LTL carriers
Freightliner Corp. has announced plans for an $11.4 million expansion to its Gaffney, SC, plant for production of a new light commercial vehicle.
Iveco is reportedly looking for an alliance in Europe. Giancarlo Boschetti, CEO of Fiat's commercial vehicle unit, told an Italian business daily that they are looking for a partner in Europe to consolidate Iveco's presence in its main market.
BorgWarner Inc. has formed a strategic alliance with Valeo Engine Cooling to collaborate on the development of cooling systems for light, medium and heavy truck engine vehicle applications
May 18, 2000 - Industry News
The following is a true story. The names have been changed and locations omitted, as the driver is awaiting trial for vehicular homicide.
Joe Doakes is cruising along a winding, hilly two-lane state highway in his company-owned
The Houston city council is moving closer to banning big rigs from the left lane of I-10 during the day
Werner Enterprises, Omaha, NE, announced yesterday that continued high fuel prices and a weak market for the sale of used trucks are affecting earnings
The U.S. DOT tapped Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, to receive the $300 million single-source nationwide Emergency Transportation Services contract
Lord Corp's Motion Master seat suspension system is now available through Peterbilt dealer Rush Truck Center.
New Pig Corp. has introduced the Drain Shield drain barrier to stop spills from entering storm drains.
May 17, 2000 - Industry News
As part of National Transportation Week, a new truck driver safety video on truck safety at rail crossings debuted yesterday
The National Transportation Safety Board yesterday called for an end to the ban on private development of rest areas as a solution to the truck parking shortage
A member of the Teamsters 505 in Charleston, WV, committee negotiating with the local Coca-Cola plant is the focus of a federal government investigation for illegal strike-related activities
The Ohio General Assembly is trying to help ease the driver shortage by allowing joint vocational schools to offer truck driver training
Truck traffic is a major concern expressed by drivers who have written to the Missouri Department of Transportation about its proposal to add two lanes to Interstate 70 in each direction between Kansas City and St. Louis.
A massive fire destroyed an Elmwood Park, NJ, truck dealer Monday, "melting huge Mack trucks like butter," according to a description in a local newspaper
Interstate 70 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, has been sinking as much as a foot and a half during the night due to a Consol Energy coal mine underneath the highway, according to the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Assn
Tough new emissions regulations for diesel powered trucks were unveiled yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The proposal, backed by the Clinton Administration and environmental groups, seeks to cut truck emissions by more than 90% by the year 2010. The proposal would affect everything from diesel-powered light, medium and heavy trucks to school buse
May 16, 2000 - Industry News
The National Private Truck Council is holding a series of one-day hours-of-service forums around the country to provide information on how the changes proposed by DOT will impact fleets.
Ryder System just broke ground for its new Transportation Management Center (TMC), home of Ryder's logistics network at Alliance Industrial Park, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
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