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December 11, 2000 - Industry News

CSE Opens Freight Handling Center in Birmingham, Ala.

Con-Way Southern Express, a regional less-than-truckload carrier based in Fort Worth, Texas, announced the opening a new volume freight handling center in Birmingham, Ala

December 11, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Seeking Nominations for America’s Road Team

The American Trucking Assns. has opened the selection process for the 2001-03 slate of its America's Road Team

December 11, 2000 - Industry News

Snowfall Plagues the Midwest

Snow took over much of the Midwest today, creating dangerous highway conditions in the Chicago metro area and northeastern Oklahoma

Tags: Highways

December 11, 2000 - Industry News

Allison Delays Maryland Plant Expansion

General Motors has announced that the $202 million expansion of its new Allison Transmission plant in White March, Md., will be finished in 2004 rather than in 2002, as originally planned

December 11, 2000 - Industry News

Bergstrom Buys Kysor-Westran

Bergstrom Climate Systems has purchased BorgWarner’s Kysor-Westran division

December 11, 2000 - Industry News

More Than 200 Drivers Denied Vision Exemptions

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has published a list of 247 drivers the agency has turned down for exemptions to federal vision standards

December 10, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Threatens to Move Plant to Mexico

Freightliner has threatened to closed its Mt. Holly, N.C., plant unless union workers agree to a new contract by Friday, according to published reports

December 10, 2000 - Industry News

Hours of Service Deadline Approaching

If you have anything more to say about the hours of service rules, now is the time to speak up. The deadline for comments on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s controversial proposal is this Friday, Dec. 15. The docket already is huge – 60,000 comments and growing, according to an agency spokesman. This massive outpouring is the consequence of a proposal that would fundamentally change trucking industry operating practices

December 8, 2000 - Industry News

EMA Voices Opposition to CARB Proposal

The Engine Manufacturers Association last week voiced strong opposition to the California Air Resources Board's proposal to set its own stricter emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles -- a move that is expected to be followed by 13 other states

December 8, 2000 - Industry News

American Freightways Accused of Racial Bias

A federal lawsuit is accusing American Freightways of practicing racial discrimination by preventing blacks from being promoted, according to the Associated Press

December 8, 2000 - Industry News

Strict Emission Standards Good News for One Company

Alternative Fuel Systems, a Calgary-based manufacturer of technologies aimed at combating diesel engine pollution in trucks and buses, is gearing up to greet stricter emission regulations. But unlike some companies, they're not grumbling about it

December 8, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon's I-5 Bridge Shuts Down for Repairs

A bridge on northbound I-5 in Oregon will be temporarily closed for repairs, affecting truck traffic two miles north of Roseburg

Tags: Highways

December 8, 2000 - Industry News

Court Says Mack Didn't Violate ERISA By Not Rehiring Workers

In a case involving former Mack employees, a U.S. District Judge has ruled that employers don’t violate the Employee Retirement Income Security Act when they choose not to rehire workers because they would then become vested in pension plans

December 8, 2000 - Industry News

Disabled Drivers: Trucking Struggles with Safety and the ADA

The Americans With Disabilities Act has created a cottage industry in litigation. Because the Act was drafted with very broad language, the courts have been left with the task of applying concrete meaning and determining how

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

Announcement Expected from EPA on Clean Fuel Regs

The final rule on diesel emissions regulations could come as early as today, with a formal announcement expected next week

December 7, 2000 - Industry News Goes International, the Internet logistics company with the MIT connection (CEO Dr. Yossi Sheffi is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), has gone international in a big way

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

Swift Agrees to Settle Wage Bias Suit

Swift Transportation will pay $450,000 to settle a government lawsuit alleging that it paid six women managers less than their male colleagues

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

Major Papers Report on Truckers' Hard Times

The rest of the world is starting to sit up and notice how the trucking industry is struggling. Two major papers, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Boston Herald, are among those that have taken a look at trucking's hard time

Tags: Economy

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

Two Arkansas Trucking Schools Lose Licenses

The Arkansas State Police has revoked the licenses of two truck driving schools, saying their one-day course failed to meet the minimum requirements when testing students. According to the Associated Press, Alpha Omega Driver Training and C1 Truck Driver Training, both in North Little Rock, were informed yesterday of the decision to revoke their licenses and testing certification

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

Heil Buys Kalyn/Siebert

Heil Trailer International, a leading tank trailer maker based in Chattanooga, Tenn., has purchased Kalyn/Siebert, the Texas-based specialty truck trailer manufacturer

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider Improves Fuel Savings Program

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., has improved its fuel savings programs for owner-operators and fleet owners

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton Signs Deal with DaimlerChrysler

Eaton has signed a multi-year, $250 million agreement to supply medium-duty truck transmission components to DaimlerChrysler in Brazil

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

RSPA May Lower HazMat Fees

Citing an "unexpended balance" in the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness grants fund, the U.S. Research and Special Programs Administration has proposed to temporarily lower registration fees for hazardous materials haulers

December 7, 2000 - Industry News

NPTC, Idealease Join For Safety Seminars

The National Private Truck Council and Idealease of North America have once again partnered to offer safety and compliance seminars

Tags: Events

December 6, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Names Contest Finalists

The Truckload Carriers Association has announced the finalists for its Independent Contractor of the Year and Company Equipment Driver of the Year contests


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