July 27, 2000 - Industry News
State and local governments would have broad authority to regulate tow truck operators under a bill introduced in the House of Representatives last week
Despite a dip in earnings caused by higher fuel costs, P.A.M. Transportation Services posted solid second quarter results with an 88.6% operating ratio, said President Robert Weaver
Four less-than-truckload companies have agreed to participate in a five-year study of the relationship between diesel exhaust and possible health effects on truck drivers
Consolidated Freightways Corp. is moving its Northern California headquarters to the Portland/Vancouver region
Paccar Inc. posted second quarter 2000 net income of $131.1 million on sales of $2.0 billion versus net income of $139.5 million on sales of $2.2 billion a year earlier. First half net income was a record $268 million, up 10% from the first half of 1999.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a direct loan and loan guarantee program for railroads that will provide up to $3.5 billion in loans, including $1 billion for projects benefiting shortline and regional railroads.
Transportation officials have given the Atlanta area the okay to move ahead with a revised transportation plan designed to clean up air pollution in the metro Atlanta area.
The Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration, along
There’s nothing a trucker enjoys more than moving, preferably on something with a big motor and wheels ... and it really doesn’t matter how many wheels.
About 20 truckers and their spouses jumped on 30 two-wheelers —
July 26, 2000 - Industry News
The bidding for construction of a mandatory truck pull-off on West Virginia’s Sandstone Mountain is scheduled to begin soon, but the project must first obtain approval by the Federal Highway administration
The Greater Washington Board of Trade applauded the announcement yesterday by Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening that Maryland will begin construction on the foundation for a new Woodrow Wilson Bridge this fall
Owner-operators interested in expedited transportation opportunities with FedEx Custom Critical (formerly Roberts Express) can submit their qualifications over the Internet in the newly expanded recruiting section of the company's web site at www.fedexcustomcritical.com.
Members of the Northeastern Motor Carrier Claim and Security Conference have selected David Nordt as president-elect
The International Tire & Rubber Association Foundation has agreed to offer for sale the English-language version of "An International View on Tyre Retreading," a comprehensive manual by Master Retreader Siegfried Gebel
Shan Riggs drew the lucky key that started a new, shiny black Freightliner Classic XL given away druing the Walcott Truckers Jamboree in Walcott, Iowa, earlier this month
Management textbooks say that business goals should be easy to describe, and hard to reach. Tom Rule, national manager of trucking operations for hazmat carrier Praxair Inc., has distilled that counsel into its purest essence.
Anderson Trucking, St. Cloud, Minn., has announced its Driver Safety Award winners for the past year
The Wyoming Trucking Association elected David R. Free of U-W Freight Line, to the position of president at its 61st Annual Convention recently held in Casper, Wyo
Ambest, an independent truck stop marketing association, is approaching the midway point of its year-long drive to donate 2,000 units to NATSO’s sixth annual "Drive to Save Lives" national blood drive
Overnite Transportation's second-quarter financial results provided public relations fodder for both the less-than-truckload company and the Teamsters union in their ongoing battle
Freightliner has taken the wraps off a prototype fuel saving device: a fuel cell that provides electricity for cab air conditioning and other auxiliary devices.
The cell, which processes hydrogen to generate electricity, can produce more than 1.4 kilowatts, 120 volts AC or 12 volts DC.
An investigation of the working conditions of truck drivers in Australia has revealed that some are being driven to take drugs and ignore speed limits in order to meet grueling schedules and keep their jobs
Truckload carriers continue to expand sales faster than less-than-truckload carriers, even though they are getting less than half of the freight rate increases realized by LTL carriers. But TL profits are lagging because their business model
The Infrastructure minister from Alberta, Canada, wants to hire more enforcement officers to keep an eye on truckers who might be getting a little sleepy behind the wheel
Lower truck values, high interest rates, slow sales and increasing fuel prices have forced Peterbilt to lay off 370 employees at its Nashville, Tenn., plant
Protesting residents this week persuaded community leaders of Lake County, Fla., to stall a trucking company’s plan to build a massive truck terminal, claiming it would bring noise, visual pollution and dangerous road conditions to the area
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