December 15, 1999 - Industry News
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The Federal Trade Commission has withdrawn a subpoena for a Florida trucker involved in trying to organize owner-operators serving East Coast ports, but the FTC says its investigation into port trucker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
Public hearings are being held today and tomorrow on the proposed toll hike on the New Jersey Turnpike
December 13, 1999 - Industry News
Volvo and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. have signed a final agreement covering a strategic alliance between the two companies.
The National Transportation Safety Board will hold its fourth and final hearing on truck safety in New Orleans in January, this one on the effectiveness of commercial driver oversight
After more than two years, trucks are again allowed on I-75 through Covington, KY, into Cincinnati
A fatal rockslide last week has prompted Colorado officials to speed up plans to make improvements to I-70 to prevent more slides
Suttles Truck Leasing, Demopolis, AL, has been merged with Dana Transport of Avenel, NJ.
Qualcomm and Chinese service provider, Guangdong South Satellite Telecommunications Service Co., Ltd. (SST) have sold the first OmniTRACS satellite-based tracking systems to Chinese fleets.
Morgan Corp. has opened a new Parts and Service Div. Technical Service and Information Center in Morgantown, PA
Navistar's Melrose Park (IL) engine plant and two engine and foundry operations in Indianapolis have received ISO 14001 certification.
Car rental giant Hertz has ended talks to acquire AMI Leasing, a Worcester, MA, truck leasing business owned by Ford
One week into truck driver training: My head is chock full of new information, I have experienced tentative driving time behind the wheel of the Bordentown Driver Training School's conventional Peterbilt, discovered my backing skills aren't
December 10, 1999 - Industry News
November U.S. retail truck sales for Class 6-8 fell 7.3% from October to 35,719. But the total was 18.5% above last November.
There is no permanent solution yet for a problem with seal leakage on Cummins N14 engines using extended life coolants.
President Clinton signed the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 last week, setting up a separate Motor Carrier Safety Administration and implementing a number of other measures aimed at improving truck safety
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