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November 30, 1999 - Industry News

OMCS Grants More Vision Waivers

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety says it will grant exemptions from federal vision rules to another 33 truck drivers, but stressed that the exemptions don’t come with job guarantees.

November 30, 1999 - Industry News

PTP Offers New Driver Loyalty Program

Independent truckstop members of Professional Transportation Partners (PTP) will be offering a new loyalty program for drivers by the end of the year

Tags: Industry

November 30, 1999 - Industry News

New Safety Regs Will Restrict Trucking Entrants

New safety regulations are going to make it harder to get into the trucking business. Congress has ordered the Department of Transportation to make all newcomer truckers prove they understand the safety rules. And all new operations will have to undergo a safety inspection within 18 months of opening their doors

November 30, 1999 - Industry News

Unionized Carriers Get New Labor Negotiator

The national labor negotiating arm of the major unionized LTL trucking companies has named a new head negotiator

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November 29, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Reform Tightens the CDL Net

A key element of the new safety regime under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be stricter regulation of the Commercial Drivers License

November 29, 1999 - Industry News

New Study: Truckers Not At Fault In Most Fatal Accidents

Drivers of passenger vehicles are responsible for 70% of fatal crashes involving a truck and a car, according to a study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

Tags: Safety

November 29, 1999 - Industry News

Be Careful What You Wish For

Truckers love to complain about the condition of some of the nation's highways, a fact capitalized on by one industry magazine with its annual "Worst Roads" trucker poll. But two states blame trucks for the problem -- and say truckers should be prepared to ante up to fix it

Tags: Highways

November 29, 1999 - Industry News

Financial Ratings Of USF And Werner Downgraded

Thanks mostly to concern about high fuel costs, the Banc of America last week downgraded its rating of two trucking companies

Tags: Fleets

November 29, 1999 - Industry News

NJ Turnpike Will Watch The Weather

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority took a step to improving response to weather-related roadway conditions last week when commissioners approved the award of a contract to install a newly designed weather surveillance system along the 148-mile highway

Tags: Highways

November 29, 1999 - Industry News

Missouri DOT Looks To Toll Roads

The Missouri Department of Transportation wants to have the authority to establish toll roads and bridges

Tags: Highways

November 29, 1999 - Industry News

Truckstop To Pay For Dumping Raw Sewage

A New Hampshire truckstop will pay $225,000 to settle a pollution lawsuit

Tags: Industry

November 29, 1999 - Industry News

States Target Road Rage

Colorado and New Hampshire are two of the latest states to pay special attention to aggressive driving, often called "road rage.

Tags: Safety

November 29, 1999 - Industry News

E-Commerce Poses Huge Challenge, Says Eaton's Cutler

Just-in-time inventory management has been a boon for the truck industry, and e-commerce may be its greatest future challenge, according to Eaton president and COO Sandy Cutler. In his keynote address at the NationaLease annual convention,

Tags: Economy

November 29, 1999 - Industry News

Peregrine Helps United Manage Fleet

Peregrine Systems says United Airlines has purchased its FleetAnywhere software system for implementation in 39 locations worldwide.

Tags: Industry

November 29, 1999 - Industry News

Six Schneider Drivers Win Packer Weekend

Six of Schneider National's Advantage Club winners were treated to a Green Bay Packer football weekend early this fall.

Tags: Fleets

November 29, 1999 - Industry News

Jacobs Builds 2 Millionth Brake

Jacobs Vehicle Systems recently produced its two-millionth engine retarder, or Jake Brake as it is commonly known.

Tags: Industry

November 29, 1999 - Industry News

Future Potential Is Double-Edged For PNV

The possibility of success may have hurt PNV Inc.'s debut on the Nasdaq last Wednesday

Tags: Industry

November 29, 1999 - Industry News

Clean Diesel Products Closer To Commercialization

Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. fell deeper into the red last quarter as it continues to invest in systems to help engine makers meet 2002 emissions regulations. The company lost $2.4 million in the third quarter and has lost $3.8 million year-to-date.

Tags: Industry

November 29, 1999 - Industry News

The Truck Safety Bill: Finding Out What’s Wrong

The safety legislation that Congress passed November 19 is a two-part meal: a special first course, followed by meat-and-potatoes

November 26, 1999 - Industry News

Turnpike Commissioners Like NJ Toll Plan

New Jersey Turnpike Authority commissioners last week voted unanimously to authorize public hearings on a plan to raise tolls

Tags: Highways

November 24, 1999 - Industry News

EPA To Propose Information Access Web Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will reportedly seek regulations requiring vehicle manufacturers to post emissions related repair and service information on a web site.

November 24, 1999 - Industry News

Werner Expects 4th Quarter Hit From Fuel Prices

Truckload carrier Werner Enterprises says higher fuel prices will affect fourth quarter earnings.

Tags: Fleets

November 24, 1999 - Industry News

Associates To Fund Technology Companies

Associates Commercial Corp. has launched Technology Vendor Finance Group to provide finance and leasing services to manufacturers and distributors of technology-based products.

Tags: Industry

November 24, 1999 - Industry News

Grumman Olson Buys Into Refrigerated Bodies

Grumman Olson Industries Inc. will add refrigerated truck bodies to its line of aluminum walk-in vans and parcel delivery trucks with the purchase of Complete Refrigerated Truck Bodies, Alvaton, GA

Tags: Industry

November 24, 1999 - Industry News

Haldex to Expand German Operations

Haldex Brake Systems has announced plans to build a new facility for its Product Center in Heidelberg, Germany.

Tags: Industry

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