May 22, 2000 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a public meeting on June 6 to discuss the Illinois CDL program
May 21, 2000 - Industry News
A recent announcement by the Professional Truck Driver Institute that the truck driver training school certification group is looking into going independent again didn't give much insight into the conflicting opinions and concerns of PTDI board
The North Texas Tollway Authority has opened another 2 miles of the President George Bush Turnpike between Campbell Road and SH 78 in Garland
Groups affected by the EPA's proposal to slash diesel truck emissions have had a wide range of reactions to the proposal.
Truck engine makers, while cautioning that the proposal will require exhaust aftertreatment, are glad the EPA
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater announced Friday that Clyde Hart Jr., Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration, will serve as the acting Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration effective today, May 22
May 19, 2000 - Industry News
Professional Transportation Group, Marietta, GA is buying Dedicated Transportation Services, Inc., an LTL carrier based in Santa Ana, CA
The port of entry in Fort Collins, CO, is now checking truck weight, credentials and safety ratings while trucks roll by under the PrePass system. This means PrePass trucks can now travel I-25 from New Mexico to Wyoming without stopping at scales
Penske Truck Leasing has acquired the truck rental and leasing assets of Kayser Nationalease, based in Madison, WI
G.I. Trucking, La Mirada, CA, has launched a new truck tracking and monitoring safety program
Tanker truckers traveling in New Jersey, beware: The Route 95 ramp that funnels on to westbound Route 80 in Teaneck, NJ, is known as "tanker turn," and yet another rig rolled over there last week
Qualcomm, Inc., of San Diego, CA, has linked with Carrier Logistics, Inc., Tarrytown, NY, to provide bundled mobile communications and business software for LTL carriers
Freightliner Corp. has announced plans for an $11.4 million expansion to its Gaffney, SC, plant for production of a new light commercial vehicle.
Iveco is reportedly looking for an alliance in Europe. Giancarlo Boschetti, CEO of Fiat's commercial vehicle unit, told an Italian business daily that they are looking for a partner in Europe to consolidate Iveco's presence in its main market.
BorgWarner Inc. has formed a strategic alliance with Valeo Engine Cooling to collaborate on the development of cooling systems for light, medium and heavy truck engine vehicle applications
May 18, 2000 - Industry News
The following is a true story. The names have been changed and locations omitted, as the driver is awaiting trial for vehicular homicide.
Joe Doakes is cruising along a winding, hilly two-lane state highway in his company-owned
The Houston city council is moving closer to banning big rigs from the left lane of I-10 during the day
Werner Enterprises, Omaha, NE, announced yesterday that continued high fuel prices and a weak market for the sale of used trucks are affecting earnings
The U.S. DOT tapped Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, to receive the $300 million single-source nationwide Emergency Transportation Services contract
Lord Corp's Motion Master seat suspension system is now available through Peterbilt dealer Rush Truck Center.
New Pig Corp. has introduced the Drain Shield drain barrier to stop spills from entering storm drains.
May 17, 2000 - Industry News
As part of National Transportation Week, a new truck driver safety video on truck safety at rail crossings debuted yesterday
The National Transportation Safety Board yesterday called for an end to the ban on private development of rest areas as a solution to the truck parking shortage
A member of the Teamsters 505 in Charleston, WV, committee negotiating with the local Coca-Cola plant is the focus of a federal government investigation for illegal strike-related activities
The Ohio General Assembly is trying to help ease the driver shortage by allowing joint vocational schools to offer truck driver training
Truck traffic is a major concern expressed by drivers who have written to the Missouri Department of Transportation about its proposal to add two lanes to Interstate 70 in each direction between Kansas City and St. Louis.
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