August 14, 2000 - Industry News
A 37-year-old truck ban on Interstate 580 in Oakland, Calif., is now state law, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Gov. Gray Davis signed a bill Thursday permanently prohibiting trucks weighing more than 4.5 tons on a
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published a plan for reviewing and evaluating safety standards covering antilock brake systems for heavy trucks and rear impact guards for trailers
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has invited public comments on its long-term strategy and performance planning process and goals
August 11, 2000 - Industry News
Bringing in help on the computer front?
You should be interested in an article called "7 Steps to Winning When Integrating New Systems," which appeared in Outbound, a quarterly publication from TMW Systems, the trucking software
The Hazardous Materials Advisory Council says a change in the shipping paper sequence for dangerous goods could require retraining of some 8 million people in the U.S
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has asked for public comment on the Science Advisory Board’s latest review draft of the Health Assessment Document of Diesel Exhaust
The National Fluid Power Assocation will hold its annual Economic Outlook Conference Tuesday and Wednesday at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis
The Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission has adopted an updated 12-year program that calls for a $36.7 billion investment in highways and bridges, transit, aviation, rail freight and intermodal facilities
August 10, 2000 - Industry News
A new AAA Foundation study says truck drivers have the lowest rates of suspended or revoked licenses among all drivers
I'm happy to report that I won the media contest at the National Truck Driving Championships, held last week at the New Orleans Convention Center. But it was a hollow victory: Only three editors entered, and
The Teamsters is the last major labor union to not endorse a presidential candidate, now that the United Auto Workers has endorsed Al Gore
Driving to the Northwest has always been a special pleasure for me and my girl Shirl. I know people who have lived all of their lives in flat places like Florida and Nebraska and never saw
The Port of Los Angeles is holding a forum on proposed diesel regulations Thursday
The Truckload Carriers Association has named Robert A. Hirsch as the organization's new president, replacing Lana Batts, who resigned in March.
The Wendy's restaurant located inside an Oak Grove, Mo.-based truckstop on I-70 and Exit 28 has been honored for excellent service
The American Trucking Associations and the Georgia Motor Truck Association kick off National Truck Driver Appreciation week today with a highway safety demonstration in Atlanta.
President Bill Clinton once again issued a special proclamation wishing warm greetings to everyone celebrating the week. "Today American's are enjoying a time of unprecedented prosperity and economy growth," he said, "and America's professional truck drivers play a vital role in this success stor
Landstar Logistics, Jacksonville, Fla., is now licensed as a Non Vessel Operation Common Carrier and is offering full container load export service from the United States to ports around the world
Daylight Transportation has made some additions and changes to improve service to its customers
USFreightways of Chicago and its new subsidiary USF Worldwide Logistics, Itasca, Ill, have introduced a specialized logistics system specifically for shipments being returned to e-commerce shippers
The California Air Resources Board has drafted a plan that would require every diesel engine in the state to get a soot trap, with costs that could equal about $1,900 to $9,500 per truck. A public meeting today from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time at the Sacramento Convention Center will give the public a chance to comment on the proposal
August 9, 2000 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Transportation yesterday reached out for support from the general public to help keep its hours of service proposal alive.
The same day the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it was extending
The five-day National Truck Driving Championships kicked off yesterday in New Orleans with a Safety Panel and press breakfast. The driving championship event, which this year sees 385 state champion drivers competing in nine categories at the national level, runs through Saturday and climaxes with the awards banquet where the Grand Champion is announced
Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, Mich., has made changes to its web site, located at www.con-way.com, including the addition of two new customer reports
A small Pennsylvania trucking company was given the go ahead earlier this week to begin operations at a repair facility despite protests from several area residents
The Teamsters union has uncovered another Overnite worker who claims the company bribed employees to blame the union for property damage
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