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June 10, 2000 - Industry News

Cirillo Defends Proposal, Is Open to Changes

Truckers are up in arms over proposed changes to the hours of service rules, but the chief federal safety officer believes the proposal is on target

June 10, 2000 - Industry News

Slater Extends Comment Period as Truckers Try to Kill HOS Proposal

With truckers pushing for legislation to squelch the hours of service proposal, Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater granted industry requests for more time to review and comment. After initially resisting calls for more time, Slater Friday issued instructions to extend the comment period from July 31 to October 30. His decision came after dozens of witnesses in public hearings on the proposal urged that the extension be granted.

June 9, 2000 - Industry News

New Plant Gives Rodi a Jumpstart on Engine Development

Rodi Power Systems Inc., a Puyallup, Wash., company that has been working to develop a new truck engine, has recently acquired a manufacturing plant in Abbeville, L

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June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Work to Begin on Biggs Rapid Bridge

Construction on the Biggs Rapid Bridge on U.S. 97 between Washington and Oregon will begin this week, resulting in a single lane of traffic closing across the bridge for 11 weeks

Tags: Highways

June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Green Light Breaks Record

Oregon’s Green Light Truck Preclearance System has topped its previous record for the number of weigh stations bypassed, allowing more than 50,000 bypasses of trucks throughout the state during Ma

Tags: Highways

June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Smithway Expects Lower Revenues, No Profits for Second Quarter

Smithway MotorXpress Corp. says it will likely break even for the second quarter and doesn't expect profits to improve before the end of the year

Tags: Fleets

June 9, 2000 - Industry News

EPA to Hold Hearings on Emissions Proposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold five public hearings on proposed new emissions regulations including tougher requirements for diesel engines

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June 9, 2000 - Industry News

One-Stop Load Posting Debuts

Now you can post the same load on a number of load-matching sites with just one time-saving stop on the Internet

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June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Viking Freight Recognized For Advertising/PR

Viking Freight, an LTL carrier out of San Jose, Ca., has been recognized by the American Trucking Associations' Sales and Marketing Council for outstanding achievements in the industry’s communications arena

Tags: Fleets

June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Mandatory Brake Stop Being Misused by Tired Truckers

Truckers wanting to catch a bit of shut-eye at a mandatory brake check station in West Virginia are causing some congestion problems, reports the Associated Press

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June 9, 2000 - Industry News

House Tries to Block Ergonomics Rules

The U.S. House of Representatives last week voted to block new ergonomics regulations that have been blasted by the American Trucking Associations and other business groups

June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Delay Causes Dina Cutback

Mexico's Consorcio G. Grupo Dina says a request by Western Star to delay delivery of some 140 trucks will force it to "significantly" cut production at its Hidalgo plant

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Safety: What Can We Learn From the Europeans?

Standardize driver education. Use crash data for vehicle design. Shift the focus from roadside inspections to in-company inspections. Those are a few of the recommendations to come from a study of European safety practices by the

Tags: Safety

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

HOS: 'Driving Miss Daisy'

"…you have to call Dallas to let them know you're stepping out a few minutes to get a haircut." Those words, spoken by a driver for Greyhound, put a very human face on implementing the new hours

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Moyes Bid Intensifies Struggle For Simon Transportation

The fight for control of Simon Transportation Services got serious last week, as trucking executive Jerry Moyes administered a "consent solicitation" to gain control of Simon’s board of directors

Tags: Fleets

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Richmond Bridge Construction To Cause Nighttime Delays

The Virginia Department of Transportation last weekend began a major construction project to restore the James River Bridge that carries I-95 through downtown Richmond

Tags: Highways

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Zero-Base Review at OMB

Back in 1991, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it was going to rewrite and simplify its motor carrier safety regulations. The "zero-base review," as it was called, which was to have been completed by 1994, is now at the White House Office of Management and Budget for review

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Sterling Schedules One Week Shutdown

The Sterling Truck plant in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, will shut down the first week in July.

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June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Florida to Examine Crowded Roadways

Florida is planning a two-year study to find out how much their roadways cost consumers when it comes to delivering goods and services by looking into truck traffic and freight movement

Tags: Highways

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Isuzu Truck Sales Continue to Climb

American Isuzu Motors Inc. says commerical vehicle retail sales last month represented its second best May in history

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June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Great Dane Announces Canadian Expansion

Great Dane Trailers, Savannah, Ga., plans to build a 300,000-square-foot production operation in Quinte West, located in eastern Ontario, Canada

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June 8, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Proposes to Drop Mandatory Dues as Condition for TMC Membership

Members of The Maintenance Council yesterday learned that the American Trucking Associations will likely drop the controversial mandatory membership in ATA in order to be a member of TMC. During the Town Meeting at The Maintenance Council's

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June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Testimony Condemns HOS Proposal In Second Hearing

The second public hearing on the proposed hours of service regulations, held in Ontario, Calif., Wednesday and Thursday, was no great surprise. The testimony from nearly 100 different parties roundly condemned the proposals. Even Tami Friedrich, a

June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Hazmat on NTSB Agenda

The National Transportation Safety Board will look at hazmat cargo accidents at a public board meeting scheduled for tomorrow in Washington, DC

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June 7, 2000 - Industry News

How Australia Is Addressing Driver Fatigue

Almost a decade ago, a horrific accident on a treacherous section of the Pacific Highway on the east coast of Australia made the nation's news headlines. A truck had collided with a bus, and the high-speed

Tags: Safety

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