December 23, 1999 - Industry News
Tom McLeod, founder and president of the Birmingham, AL, trucking software company that bears his name, offers these five prudent suggestions for last-minute Y2K preparation.
1. Be sure your PCs are set to use a four-character year
Con-Way Transportation Services, a subsidiary of CNF Transportation Inc., is making service performance reports available to its customers on its web site. The reports will show CON-WAY's on-time delivery performance record and other shipment-level detail
December 22, 1999 - Industry News
Delays are likely for truckers at the Canadian border as officials tighten up border security in fear of terrorism associated with millennium celebrations
An international expert on toll roads is urging Illinois not to abolish its tollway system
Residents of Vail, CO are upset about a federal proposal to bring logging trucks through the resort town because a logging road was illegally constructed on protected wetlands
American Freightways, Harrison, AR, announced it is expanding its workforce and office facilities located at Harrison
About 50 Florida truck drivers have been bitten by the Y2K computer bug a bit early. They recently received bills saying they were 100 years overdue in paying their registration fees
The U.S. Department of Transportation released more than $14 million in grants for Arkansas highways and bridges
Trimac Corp.'s wholly-owned bulk trucking subsidiary, Trimac Transportation, has agreed to purchase all of the shares of Houston-based DSI Transports, Inc. from United Transport America for approximately $68.3 million
Less-than-truckload carrier Motor Cargo Industries, based in Salt Lake City, has opened a new terminal in Reno, NV
Dana Corp. has agreed to sell its Australian Truckline Parts Centres business to International Trucks Australia Pty. Ltd., a subsidiary of Italian truck maker Iveco SpA
Utility Trailer has selected Glade Springs, VA, as the site of its seventh regional manufacturing facility. The new plant will serve Utility dealers and customers in the eastern United States and Canada. The 250,000-square-foot, $14 million
I have now completed Day 12 in a 15-day truck driving course in pursuit of my CDL. Each day from here on is driving practice in preparation for the Big Test on January 5.
A half day
XTRA Lease has consolidated its Green Bay and Appleton, WI, branches and will open a larger trailer rental and leasing facility in Kaukauna, WI, on January 10, 2000
Fleets in MacKay & Co.’s monthly survey continue to report strong markets and high levels of equipment utilization
December 21, 1999 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed a braking-in-a-curve performance test on antilock brake systems for straight trucks and buses
Editor At Large Bette Garber is training for her CDL at Bordentown Driver Training School in Bordentown, NJ.
"Hey, honey, you missed it," shouted a Trenton, NJ, highway construction worker. He was referring to my tractor-trailer's tentative
A restructuring plan may be in the works for debt-laden Japanese truck maker Nissan Diesel
Construction of a 12-lane replacement of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington, DC, is set to go forward after a court decision last week
A study released Tuesday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center identifies factors strongly associated with having a crash related to drowsy driving
Hidden Creek Industries, Minneapolis, has acquired Hadley Auto Transport, Santa Ana, CA
The bulk of the real estate of bankrupt LTL carrier Preston Trucking has been sold to an Ohio investment firm for $68.4 million
Georgia is changing its Interstate exit numbering system to reflect the number of miles rather than the number of exits
Western Star has added several new dealerships to its North American dealer organization
The West Virginia Turnpike has added the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system
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