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December 8, 2000 - Industry News

EMA Voices Opposition to CARB Proposal

The Engine Manufacturers Association last week voiced strong opposition to the California Air Resources Board's proposal to set its own stricter emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles -- a move that is expected to be followed by 13 other states

December 8, 2000 - Industry News

American Freightways Accused of Racial Bias

A federal lawsuit is accusing American Freightways of practicing racial discrimination by preventing blacks from being promoted, according to the Associated Press

December 8, 2000 - Industry News

Strict Emission Standards Good News for One Company

Alternative Fuel Systems, a Calgary-based manufacturer of technologies aimed at combating diesel engine pollution in trucks and buses, is gearing up to greet stricter emission regulations. But unlike some companies, they're not grumbling about it

December 8, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon's I-5 Bridge Shuts Down for Repairs

A bridge on northbound I-5 in Oregon will be temporarily closed for repairs, affecting truck traffic two miles north of Roseburg

Tags: Highways

December 8, 2000 - Industry News

Court Says Mack Didn't Violate ERISA By Not Rehiring Workers

In a case involving former Mack employees, a U.S. District Judge has ruled that employers don’t violate the Employee Retirement Income Security Act when they choose not to rehire workers because they would then become vested in pension plans

December 8, 2000 - Industry News

Disabled Drivers: Trucking Struggles with Safety and the ADA

The Americans With Disabilities Act has created a cottage industry in litigation. Because the Act was drafted with very broad language, the courts have been left with the task of applying concrete meaning and determining how

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

Announcement Expected from EPA on Clean Fuel Regs

The final rule on diesel emissions regulations could come as early as today, with a formal announcement expected next week

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

Logistics.com Goes International

Logistics.com, the Internet logistics company with the MIT connection (CEO Dr. Yossi Sheffi is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), has gone international in a big way

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

Swift Agrees to Settle Wage Bias Suit

Swift Transportation will pay $450,000 to settle a government lawsuit alleging that it paid six women managers less than their male colleagues

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

Major Papers Report on Truckers' Hard Times

The rest of the world is starting to sit up and notice how the trucking industry is struggling. Two major papers, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Boston Herald, are among those that have taken a look at trucking's hard time

Tags: Economy

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

Two Arkansas Trucking Schools Lose Licenses

The Arkansas State Police has revoked the licenses of two truck driving schools, saying their one-day course failed to meet the minimum requirements when testing students. According to the Associated Press, Alpha Omega Driver Training and C1 Truck Driver Training, both in North Little Rock, were informed yesterday of the decision to revoke their licenses and testing certification

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

Heil Buys Kalyn/Siebert

Heil Trailer International, a leading tank trailer maker based in Chattanooga, Tenn., has purchased Kalyn/Siebert, the Texas-based specialty truck trailer manufacturer

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider Improves Fuel Savings Program

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., has improved its fuel savings programs for owner-operators and fleet owners

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton Signs Deal with DaimlerChrysler

Eaton has signed a multi-year, $250 million agreement to supply medium-duty truck transmission components to DaimlerChrysler in Brazil

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

RSPA May Lower HazMat Fees

Citing an "unexpended balance" in the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness grants fund, the U.S. Research and Special Programs Administration has proposed to temporarily lower registration fees for hazardous materials haulers

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

NPTC, Idealease Join For Safety Seminars

The National Private Truck Council and Idealease of North America have once again partnered to offer safety and compliance seminars

Tags: Events

December 6, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Names Contest Finalists

The Truckload Carriers Association has announced the finalists for its Independent Contractor of the Year and Company Equipment Driver of the Year contests

December 6, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Cuts Workforce

On Dec. 1, Western Star Trucks announced it was laying off 150 production workers at its Kelowna, B.C., plant, thanks to sluggish heavy-duty truck sales

December 6, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois' Truck Emission Testing Moving Slow

Budgeting problems and bureaucratic red tape are hampering Illinois’ efforts to test and ticket big rigs emitting too much black smoke

December 6, 2000 - Industry News

Savannah Port Owner-Operators Hit by U.S. Trucking Bankruptcy

Some owner-operators pulling containers were hit hard by U.S. Trucking subsidiaries declaring bankruptcy last week. According to Jim Stewart, spokesman for an association truckers at the Port of Savannah, Ga., more than 30 drivers at that port lost their escrow accounts, along with pay for work performed over the past few weeks, when U.S. Trucking subsidiary Gulf Northern Transport closed its doors Monday

Tags: Intermodal

December 6, 2000 - Industry News

Florida Stops Proposed Truck Weights Increase

After getting plenty of negative feedback on its proposal to allow 95,000-pound-trucks on state roads, the Florida Department of Transportation has dropped the idea

December 6, 2000 - Industry News

Pennzoil Woos Customers With Software

Pennzoil is providing customers with Arsenault fleet maintenance software in a first-of-its-kind marketing arrangement

December 6, 2000 - Industry News

Get Hazmat Help on the Web

Have a toxic spill to deal with and no one to call? You can find help around the clock on the web at a new site called The Spill Center (www.spillcenter.com)

December 6, 2000 - Industry News

International Extends Production Shutdown

International Truck and Engine Corp. is planning to extend the holiday shutdown of production at its Springfield, Ohio, plant by four days because of slow sales

December 6, 2000 - Industry News

Dorsey Trailers Files for Bankruptcy

A sluggish demand for trailers has led Atlanta-based Dorsey Trailers to file for bankruptcy

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