December 16, 1999 - Industry News
The American Trucking Assns. says recent federal accident statistics show the 1990's as the industry's safest decade ever
The National Industrial Transportation League has asked the Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board to move ahead with rate bureau and freight classification reforms
Joplin, MO-based truckload carrier recently opened an expansion to its El Paso, TX, terminal facility.
Carriers and shippers can now find brokers, freight forwarders and other transportation intermediaries on the Transportation Intermediaries Assn. web site.
Five former Ryder executives have formed a new truck sales company that will offer customers a life-cycle approach to managing their transportation assets
Trucks carried 71.7% of freight, measured by value, in the US in 1997, according to the Commodity Flow Survey just released as part of the 1997 Census of Business.
December 15, 1999 - Industry News
Meritor Automotive has spun of its Tripmaster on-board trip recorder business to Tripmaster Corporation of Arlington, TX, a newly formed company that will market and support the product on a global basis.
Horton, Inc., a company traditionally known as a fan clutch supplier, is repositioning itself as a global provider of diesel cooling solutions
The Teamsters Union has filed a national unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board against Overnite Transportation
The New Jersey Turnpike's proposal to raise tolls in 2001 and 2003 drew mixed reviews during public hearings this week
An Iberia, OH, bombing last weekend of a truck belonging to an independent scrap-metal hauler might be related to a labor dispute at a nearby steel company
Atlantic Richfield Co announced yesterday it will start selling a cleaner diesel fuel for Southern California municipal fleet vehicles
A newly acquired and restructured Neway International has aggressive plans to expand its presence in the brake and suspension markets.
An investor group led by senior members of management of Transportation Technologies Industries, Inc. has made a proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock in the company.
Ahem—a limited degree of congratulations are in order. This afternoon I passed the general knowledge and air brake exams for my CDL.
The man at the license bureau looked me up and down as he stamped
Starting January 1, Leyland DAF Trucks will be marketed in Europe as DAF Trucks and Paccar's U.K. marketing division, Leyland DAF Trucks, will change its name to DAF Trucks.
Lufkin Industries has received a $32 million for trailers from M.S. Carriers. Delivery is to begin in the first quarter of 2000.
December 14, 1999 - Industry News
A new regulation effective next spring will give Canadian customs officers more power to arrest individuals at the border.
A number of fleets are tackling one of the leading causes of driver injuries through information and education.
The Federal Trade Commission has withdrawn a subpoena for a Florida trucker involved in trying to organize owner-operators serving East Coast ports, but the FTC says its investigation into port trucker organizing activities is still going on
Business is booming at the Ohio Turnpike's newly renovated Erie Islands and Commodore Perry service plazas near Woodville. The plazas were officially opened at a celebration attended by turnpike and state officials and by representatives of Host Marriott Services, which will operate the facilities
Logging trucks could be rerouted through Vail, CO, after a timber-hauling road was closed because of a wetlands violation
After studying diligently over the weekend, I walked into class primed to be tested, only to hear that the Pennsylvania testing office is closed on Mondays.
I also learned my license could not be enhanced at that
Haldex Brake Systems has been selected to supply critical brake systems components for model M939 trucks operated by the U.S. government
Associates First Capital Corp. has changed the name of its U.S.-based fleet management business to Associates Fleet Services, a unit of Associates Leasing Inc. The business had been operating as U.S. Fleet Leasing
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