August 10, 2000 - Industry News
The Port of Los Angeles is holding a forum on proposed diesel regulations Thursday
The Truckload Carriers Association has named Robert A. Hirsch as the organization's new president, replacing Lana Batts, who resigned in March.
The Wendy's restaurant located inside an Oak Grove, Mo.-based truckstop on I-70 and Exit 28 has been honored for excellent service
The American Trucking Associations and the Georgia Motor Truck Association kick off National Truck Driver Appreciation week today with a highway safety demonstration in Atlanta.
President Bill Clinton once again issued a special proclamation wishing warm greetings to everyone celebrating the week. "Today American's are enjoying a time of unprecedented prosperity and economy growth," he said, "and America's professional truck drivers play a vital role in this success stor
Landstar Logistics, Jacksonville, Fla., is now licensed as a Non Vessel Operation Common Carrier and is offering full container load export service from the United States to ports around the world
Daylight Transportation has made some additions and changes to improve service to its customers
USFreightways of Chicago and its new subsidiary USF Worldwide Logistics, Itasca, Ill, have introduced a specialized logistics system specifically for shipments being returned to e-commerce shippers
The California Air Resources Board has drafted a plan that would require every diesel engine in the state to get a soot trap, with costs that could equal about $1,900 to $9,500 per truck. A public meeting today from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time at the Sacramento Convention Center will give the public a chance to comment on the proposal
August 9, 2000 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Transportation yesterday reached out for support from the general public to help keep its hours of service proposal alive.
The same day the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it was extending
The five-day National Truck Driving Championships kicked off yesterday in New Orleans with a Safety Panel and press breakfast. The driving championship event, which this year sees 385 state champion drivers competing in nine categories at the national level, runs through Saturday and climaxes with the awards banquet where the Grand Champion is announced
Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, Mich., has made changes to its web site, located at www.con-way.com, including the addition of two new customer reports
A small Pennsylvania trucking company was given the go ahead earlier this week to begin operations at a repair facility despite protests from several area residents
The Teamsters union has uncovered another Overnite worker who claims the company bribed employees to blame the union for property damage
Peterbilt Motors Co. celebrated its Denton manufacturing facility's 20th anniversary in Denton, Texas, Monday
A Maine trucking company that spent 40 years serving the state’s seafood industry was fined $45,000 earlier this week for keeping false logs that understated the amount of time drivers spent on the road
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to change federal safety regulations to establish pass/fail criteria for use with performance-based brake testers that measure the braking performance of commercial motor vehicles
It's hard for truckers to make sure they're home on election day, so a New Jersey truckstop is helping out by providing absentee voting information online
August 8, 2000 - Industry News
Alabama officials say they will six-lane a dangerous part of Interstate 20 east of Birmingham and add concrete median dividers over the next two years
L.A. Xpress, South Gate, Calif., has changed its name to Cal State Xpress, with the hopes that the identity will better describe the company's services
With forecasters predicting a doozy of a hurricane season, Alabama officials have decided to make I-65 one way in the case of a hurricane evacuation from the Gulf coast
The Association of Diesel Specialists has scheduled the Fall 2000 TechCert examinations for its program of voluntary certification for diesel technicians
Simon Transportation's founder and Swift Transportation chief Jerry Moyes have reached an agreement for Moyes to get a bigger stake in the company and replace Simon's founder as chairman of the board
Rebuilding on the Pennsylvania Turnpike is scheduled between mileposts 85 and 94, including "Rattlesnake Mountain," on Chestnut Ridge in the summer of 2001
Big rigs gained more freedom to travel throughout the state of Vermont on August 1
In a bid to keep hours of service reform alive, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold three roundtable meetings so truckers and others can elaborate on their concerns about the proposed rule.
Also, the agency is extending the deadline for comments on the proposal from Oct. 31 to Dec. 15
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