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May 16, 2000 - Industry News

Tanker Explosion Kills Driver, Damages AL Highway

A Sunday morning tanker crash in Mobile, AL, that killed the truck driver and damaged an overpass and has raised questions about the safety of the ramp where the crash happened

Tags: Safety

May 16, 2000 - Industry News

Diesel Emission Estimates May be Too Low, Study Says

A computer model used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to estimate estimate pollutants from motor vehicles is underestimating diesel truck emissions, according to a new report by the National Research Council of the National Academies

Tags: Industry

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Super Asphalt Gets Mixed Reviews

A road-building approach pioneered in the late 1980s and early 1990s that supposedly makes for more durable highways is slowly gaining converts, but some questions have been raised about whether it is being implemented to the

Tags: Highways

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Brake Problems Cited in PA Crackdown

Pennsylvania officials last week announced the results of a seven-month crackdown on unsafe trucks on Interstate 78. Brake problems, including out of adjustment brakes and cracks in brake lines, were the most frequent violations found as part of Operation Air Brake, which began last October and ran through April

Tags: Safety

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Australian Truckers Planning Strike

Australian owner-operators plan to stop work starting tomorrow in a campaign for government-enforced rates that include fuel surcharges, 14-day payment periods, and licensing of loading agents and the road transport industry

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

MN Teamsters Found In Contempt In Overnite Action

Three officials with Teamsters Local 120 in Minneapolis have been found in contempt of court in connection with the assault of one Overnite Transportation Company driver and the harassment of a second that resulted in that driver being left inside a locked trailer

Tags: Industry

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

NJ Town Wants Stronger Truck Ban Following Death

The death of a clerk after a tractor-trailer crashed into a video store in Lambertville, NJ, has the town's mayor calling for stricter enforcement of the state's ban on trucks on local roads

Tags: Industry

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Hours of Service Hearings Announced

Public hearings on the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s proposed changes to the hours of service rules will begin in Washington at the end of the month and continue in cities around the country through June.

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

PTDI Certifies Six More Schools

Six more truck driver training schools have received course certification from the Professional Truck Driver Institute, bringing the total number of schools offering PTDI-certified courses to 65

Tags: Industry

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Bidding War For Drivers Continues

The year 2000 "shows no abatement of the intense competition among truckload carriers to offer improved wage and benefit packages," says SignPost Inc., publishers of The National Survey of Driver Wages. According to its latest survey, 17% of truckload carriers made changes to their wage and benefit packages in first quarter 2000. The average rate of increase was 4.5%, about the same as increases recorded for first quarter 1998 and 1999

Tags: Industry

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Penske Buys Marano Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing has purchased the assets of Marano Truck Leasing, a truck rental and leasing company located in north Philadelphia

Tags: Fleets

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Free Drivers Log Software Upgraded

The latest version of Driver Daily Log (DDL) is available for download at http://home.ptd.net/~bjork. The driver log book program, written by a truck driver, is absolutely free. Fritz Roland `Nick' Bjorklund said he developed the software during

Tags: Industry

May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Meeting to Look at Tanker Emergency Shutdown Options

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration will hold a public meeting June 27-28 to discuss emergency shutdown equipment on cargo tank motor vehicles used to transport liquefied compressed gases

May 13, 2000 - Industry News

Oversize Mishap Causes Delays in Nebraska

A truck with an oversized load didn't make it under a bridge over Interstate 680 in Omaha, NE Friday morning, causing traffic delays that will continue into this week

Tags: Industry

May 13, 2000 - Industry News

Arvin and Meritor Merger on Track

The new ArvinMeritor partnership between Arvin Industries and Meritor is expected to be completed by July 31 this year.

Tags: Industry

May 13, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor Opens New Brake Supply Plant

Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems has opened a new QS9000-certified production and distribution facility in Hebron, KY.

Tags: Industry

May 13, 2000 - Industry News

Railroads Speed Cross-Country Service

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Co. and Norfolk Southern Railway Co. have agreed to provide non-stop transcontinental intermodal service between the West Coast, Southwest and the Southeast beginning May 21

Tags: Intermodal

May 13, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Still Shopping

Volvo hasn't finished spending money yet. After the dust settles on its deal to purchase Renault's truck operations, the company intends to strengthen its position with acquisitions in other key commercial areas

Tags: Industry

May 12, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor Expects 40% Growth of Stopping Systems Sales

Global original equipment and aftermarket opportunities, value-added technology innovations and an emerging "light" commercial vehicle segment will be the primary drivers behind the growth of Meritor Automotive's commercial vehicle stopping system business over the next three to five years

Tags: Industry

May 12, 2000 - Industry News

@Track Reports Losses

@Track Communications, Inc., of Richardson, TX -- formerly known as HighwayMaster -- lost $4.8 million on revenues of $14.1 million in the first quarter of 2000. Revenue for the quarter was down from $17.1 million compared to the first quarter of 1999.

Tags: Industry

May 12, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Software Goes Commercial

Truck manufacturer Freightliner and Spatial Inc., a developer of Web-hosted engineering services, have agreed to offer Freightliner's proprietary Web-based design and engineering software commercially.

Tags: Industry

May 12, 2000 - Industry News

Freightwise Links With Mellon

Mellon Global Cash Management, Pittsburgh, PA, will provide a range of e-commerce support to FreightWise of Fort Worth, TX, an electronic marketplace for truck transportation

Tags: Industry

May 11, 2000 - Industry News

Miami Strike Leaders Say They're Being Blacklisted

Miami port truckers may have won concessions after striking in February, but strike leaders are now saying they have been blacklisted, and truckers report few improvements

Tags: Industry

May 11, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Helping Troopers in Minnesota

The Minnesota State Patrol is signing up truckers to help it keep a watchful eye on state highways

Tags: Safety

May 11, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Hearing Delayed

A National Labor Relations Board hearing to review unfair labor practices charges against Overnite Transportation has been delayed

Tags: Industry

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