May 23, 2000 - Industry News
Mack Trucks Inc. has announced that Telenetics Corporation of Lake Forest, CA, will build its new wireless maintenance system, TruckLink. Telenetics has received an initial order for 1,000 TruckLink systems for immediate delivery
Mack Trucks says it plans to reduce truck and engine production at two of its plants effective Aug.14 following a three-week vacation shutdown
May 22, 2000 - Industry News
The appointment of Clyde J. Hart, Jr., the new acting chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has received broad industry support
Refrigerated carrier KLLM Transport Services Inc. said Monday that the group headed by its Chief Executive Officer Jack Liles III has withdrawn its bid to acquire the company for $8.25 per share
American Freightways plans to extend direct service to all points in Arizona by opening five customer centers in the state by mid-July
Landstar System, Inc., recently honored 24 of its contractors as Roadstars at its annual convention in Miami, FL.
Schneider Specialized Carriers (SSC) recently received two awards at the Specialized Carrier & Rigging Association (SC&RA) annual conference in Napa Valley, California.
Malone Freight Lines, Inc., has added terminals in Charleston, SC, and New Orleans, LA
Myron P. "Mike" Shevell, Chairman and CEO of New England Motor Freight (NEMF), has received the coveted Salzberg Medallion from Syracuse University
Navistar International reported record earnings for the second quarter and first six months of its fiscal year
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a public meeting on June 6 to discuss the Illinois CDL program
May 21, 2000 - Industry News
A recent announcement by the Professional Truck Driver Institute that the truck driver training school certification group is looking into going independent again didn't give much insight into the conflicting opinions and concerns of PTDI board
The North Texas Tollway Authority has opened another 2 miles of the President George Bush Turnpike between Campbell Road and SH 78 in Garland
Groups affected by the EPA's proposal to slash diesel truck emissions have had a wide range of reactions to the proposal.
Truck engine makers, while cautioning that the proposal will require exhaust aftertreatment, are glad the EPA
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater announced Friday that Clyde Hart Jr., Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration, will serve as the acting Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration effective today, May 22
May 19, 2000 - Industry News
Professional Transportation Group, Marietta, GA is buying Dedicated Transportation Services, Inc., an LTL carrier based in Santa Ana, CA
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
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