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June 21, 2000 - Industry News

New Competition From Trains?

Although far behind, it seems the railroad industry may soon challenge truckers in the science of hauling freight. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article focusing on E. Hunter Harrison and his discovery of an

Tags: Intermodal

June 21, 2000 - Industry News

AB Volvo CEO Johansson "Bullish" About Volvo/RVI/Mack Merger

AB Volvo’s dynamic young CEO Leif Johansson visited Mack Truck’s corporate headquarters in Allentown yesterday to see what he bought in Volvo’s acquisition of Renault VI’s truck business which included Mack Trucks

Tags: Economy

June 20, 2000 - Industry News

TCA May Give ATA $500,000 to Fight HOS Proposal

The Board of Directors of the Truckload Carriers Assn. yesterday voted down an already deficit budget in order to allocate $500,000 to help the American Trucking Assns. fight DOT's hours of service proposal. During a board meeting

Tags: Industry

June 20, 2000 - Industry News

Repairs May Cause Delays on Arkansas Bridge

State highway officials say it may take a month to repair an overpass leading from Interstate 40 toward the Fort Smith, Ark., area after a tractor-trailer accident damaged the bridge on Monday

Tags: Highways

June 20, 2000 - Industry News

Chicago Rawhide Offers Wheel-End Manual

Chicago Rawhide recently published its Trouble-Free Operation (TFO) User's Manual, aimed at heavy duty truck maintenance staff

Tags: Industry

June 20, 2000 - Industry News

Safety Advocates Voice Concerns Over HOS Rules

U.S. senators, safety advocacy groups, and victims and survivors of fatigue-related truck crashes yesterday appealed to the U.S. Department of Transportation to modify the new proposed hours of service rules

Tags: Safety

June 20, 2000 - Industry News

Low Sulfur Diesel Does Well in BP Amoco Tests

Initial testing of BP Amoco's new ultra low sulfur diesel fuel shows dramatic decreases in soot, hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide, reducing air emission levels by more than 90 percent when teamed with catalytic exhaust filters

Tags: Industry

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Hours of Service Hearing Starts in Indianapolis

The fifth in a series of public hearings on the federal government's hours of service proposal gets under way today in Indianapolis

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

RoadCheck Effort Inspects More Trucks Than Ever

More than 43,000 trucks and buses were inspected during the 72-hour International Roadcheck 2000 June 6-8, over 4,000 more than last year

Tags: Safety

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Diesel Forum, International Support EPA Proposal

The Diesel Technology Forum and International Truck and Engine Corp. testified in favor of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed emissions and low-sulfur fuel regulations during the first of a series of public hearings yesterday in New York

Tags: Industry

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Fleet Tests "Clean Air" Technology

A Canadian trucking fleet and technology company have joined forces to field test five engine and truck specific systems using "clean air" technology

Tags: Industry

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way NOW Expands to West Coast

Con-Way NOW, a Palo Alto, Ca.-based freight carrier specializing in emergency and express service, has expanded its service coverage area into the western United States

Tags: Fleets

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

NJ Gets Tough With Interstate Trucks

New Jersey is coming down hard on out-of-state truckers. After nearly a year of warnings, state troopers are ticketing drivers caught on state highways declared off-limits in 1999

Tags: Industry

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Cameras Assist With Highway Breakdowns, Keep Traffic Moving

A $3 million high-tech camera tracking and dispatching system is helping officials keep the "rush" in rush hour on a South Carolina highway, reports the Charlotte Observer

Tags: Highways

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Flying J On a Building Spree

Flying J is helping to address the nationwide parking shortage with aggressive expansion plans

Tags: Industry

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Flirt With Nader

The Teamsters union, which has yet to officially endorse a U.S. presidential candidate, last week met with Green Party candidate Ralph Nader and called for Nader and Reform Party candidate Pat Buchanan to be allowed to participate in presidential debates. At a joint press conference with Nader, Teamsters President James P. Hoffa said that the Teamsters union has met with most of the presidential candidates. "The American people should have the same opportunity as we have ha

Tags: Industry

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

HOS: Trucking Niches Say, "We Don't Fit"

The trucking industry wanted the DOT to avoid a "one-size-fits-all" approach in its new hours of service regulations, so the agency came up with five different "types" of drivers, all with different rules. But a lot

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Mack to Expand Engine Lineup Beyond Truck Applications

Mack Trucks plans to adapt its E7 and E9 on-highway engines for marine, agricultural, power generation, and other diesel engine applications

Tags: Industry

June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Some Not Happy With Ohio Trucking School Legislation

Some lawmakers and private driving schools aren't very happy about a bill that will let public vocational schools offer driver training courses

Tags: Industry

June 16, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Honors Battery Maker

East Penn Manufacturing, Lyon Station, Pa., has been honored with the Freightliner Corp.'s Masters of Quality Supplier award

Tags: Industry

June 16, 2000 - Industry News

Lifting Tolls on Will Rogers Turnpike May Relieve Congestion

An agreement between the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority will lift the 50-cent toll from the 13-mile stretch of the Will Rogers Turnpike between Claremore and Catoosa, but it may not happen for some time

Tags: Highways

June 16, 2000 - Industry News

Saia Enhances Website, Names Regional Sales Manager

Saia Motor Freight, Duluth, Ga., has made some changes to the services section on its web site, offering customers three new features

Tags: Fleets

June 16, 2000 - Industry News

Arrow Appoints COO, Opens Fleet Lot

Arrow Truck Sales, an independent used truck dealer in Kansas City, Mo., has announced the appointment of Edward R. Justis as Chief Operating Officer

Tags: Fleets

June 16, 2000 - Industry News

Southern California Public Fleets Will Have to Scrap Diesel

Southern California's air quality agency has voted to require government owned or contracted truck and bus fleets to begin using cleaner-burning alternative fuels, such as those powered by natural gas. The South Coast Air Quality Management District unanimously approved the new rules, believed to be the first of their kind in the nation, after a contentious three-hour meeting Friday

Tags: Industry

June 16, 2000 - Industry News

Wolf Will Fight ATA Effort to Kill Hours of Service Proposal

Truckers are in for a fight over their move to kill the Department of Transportation’s proposal to reform hours of service rules. American Trucking Associations, arguing that the proposal would cost a fortune and would not improve

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