February 18, 2000 - Industry News
Supporters of a measure that would eliminate Oregon's weight-distance tax filed a lawsuit last week against the American Automobile Assn., accusing it of making false statements about the measure
The American Trucking Assns.' North American Transportation Management Institute has revamped its professional certification process so transportation safety and maintenance professionals can meet all of the standards quicker and easier
The latest developments in truck driver training will be aired at a forum in Alexandria, VA, next month
Oregon has severed its relationship with Transcore, the company that administered its electronic weigh station preclearance system.
Truckers who begin a trip in interstate commerce and run only intrastate the rest of the week still come under federal jurisdiction, according to a new policy memo issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration. The issue centers on hours-of-service rules and overtime pay.
The Surface Transportation Board has scheduled a four-day public hearing on major rail consolidations and the present and future structure of the North American rail industry. The hearings will be held March 7 through 10 at
Boyd Bros.Transportation directors have made a number of changes to the fleet's senior
February 17, 2000 - Industry News
Hundreds of independent truckers are expected to rally today at each of eight ports in protest of skyrocketing fuel prices, low pay and unsafe equipment
J.B. Hunt Dedicated Contract Services, an operating unit of J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
has been awarded a contract to manage and operate private fleet operations at eleven separate North American locations for polymer manufacturer M.A. Hanna Co.
Swift Transportation Co. has executed a stock purchase agreement to buy 49% interest in Mexican truckload carrier Trans-Mex Inc. this year and the remainder of the company over the next four years.
Federal-Mogul says it has decided not to sell its lighting, wiper blade and fuel businesses. The three represent some $700 million in annual sales and has previously been tagged for divestiture
An arbitrator has ruled that UPS must live up to its contract agreement with the Teamsters to create 2,000 new full-time jobs
Swift Transportation Co., is telling financial analysts that its anticipates earnings for the
quarter ended March 31, 2000 will be less than $0.20 per share due to high fuel prices.
Under pressure from everyone from the trucking industry to the governor, the New York Thruway Authority said it will reconsider its proposed toll hike
Total Information Services, Inc., recently acquired STA United from Employment Screening Partners, Inc.
A new state law in Oregon that requires failed drug tests to be indicated on commercial driving records has hit a snag: How it's going to be paid for
Two more top people are leaving Asche Transportation Services, Shannon, IL
The Arizona Motor Transport Association is permanently moving its annual truck show to Las Vegas and partner with The International Trucking Show.
February 16, 2000 - Industry News
Platon Consulting Limited, Burnaby, BC and Crane & Associates of Portland, OR have entered a joint venture to market a newly developed rating and routing system.
As Al Gore and Bill Bradley battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, both have walked Teamsters Overnite picket lines. While the AFL-CIO has endorsed Gore, the Teamsters union has yet to make an endorsement. But Bradley got an unofficial boost in Atlantic City, NJ, Tuesday
National Public Radio recently aired an insightful piece on the impact that technology is having on trucking and on the nation's productivity.
Con-Way Western Express last year invested more than $42 million to build six new major service centers, upgrade current service facilities, open new service centers and add 16 new zone operations to service rural and remote markets in the eleven western states where it operates
Professional Transportation Group Ltd., Marietta, GA, has signed a service agreement with Gulf Northern Transport, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, to manage the GNT fleet.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has upheld the so-called "contract exception" to the Surface Transportation Board's bottleneck decision.
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