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April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Chicago Raising Oft-Hit Viaducts

The Chicago Department of Transportation is moving ahead with projects to increase the clearance under 11 railroad viaducts this year

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Tough Times for Satellite Radio

Last week, Sirius Satellite Radio held a call-in press conference. Most of the questions came not from the press but from Wall Street security analysts

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Safety Symposium Planned

More than 200 participants from around the world are expected at the Third International large Truck and Bus Safety Symposiu

Tags: Events

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Dangerous Finger

Add to the list of dangerous driver distractions "picking your nose." According to The (Allentown, Pa.) Morning Call, New Jersey driver Antonio Randino took one hand off the wheel to pick his nose before his truck crashed on I-80 in late January, killing two motorists. This information was revealed during a preliminary hearing this week, in which testimony also said Randino was traveling at least 69 mph in a 50-mph zone

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

TCA to Fight New York City Length Laws

The Truckload Carriers Assn. is gearing up to fight New York City trailer length ordinances the group says is costing trucking companies thousands of dollars

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Houston Port Decries Environmental Plans

Officials at the Port of Houston are fighting a rule that would ban operating equipment such as cranes, forklifts and yard jockeys from 6 a.m. till noon

Tags: Intermodal

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Speed Limit Lowered on Stretch of Pennsylvania Turnpike

The speed limit has been dropped from 65 to 55 mph on a mountainous stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike

Tags: Highways

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

U.S., Mexican Truck Safety Systems Different

Mexican trucking companies that win authority to operate in the U.S. may end up maintaining two safety management systems. According to Dave DeCarme, head of DOT’s Maritime, Surface, and Facilitation Division, the U.S. system is substantially differen

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Concerned About Cabotage

As the U.S. prepares to open the border to Mexican trucks, safety is not the only concern. Owner-operators in this country fear that low-paid Mexican drivers will take the freight out of their trucks

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Mexican Border to Open by End of Year

Mexican trucks will be able to haul international freight throughout the United States by the beginning of next year, if the Department of Transportation’s timetable holds

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Mineta Aims to Build Consensus, is Close to FMCSA Appointment

Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, testifying in the House chamber where his portrait hangs on the wall, told his former colleagues that the biggest transportation challenge in the country is to get all the competing interests working together as partners

April 4, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo's Mitsubishi Stake May Go To DaimlerChrysler

Swedish truck maker Volvo is reportedly selling its stake in Mitsubishi Motors to competitor DaimlerChysler

April 4, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Responds to Estate Tax Repeal

Trucking business interests responded favorably to the passage of a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to end the estate tax

April 4, 2001 - Industry News

Dana Realigns Two Divisions

Dana has realigned its new Commercial Vehicle Systems Unit (formerly the Heavy Truck unit) to create the new Commercial Vehicle Service Parts Division and the Ride & Control Systems Division

April 4, 2001 - Industry News

Ottawa Police Crack Down On Slowpoke Drivers In Fast Lane

Police in the Ontario cities of Ottawa and Toronto are taking aggressive measures to keep motorists from driving too slowly in the fast lane

April 4, 2001 - Industry News

Mexican Truckers Offer Tough Talk Over Border Opening

Members of the Mexican trucking association, Canacar, are threatening a blockade of the U.S.-Mexico borde

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

Airfreight Carriers Oppose USPS/FedEx Pact

During a House Government Reform Committee hearing on Postal Service performance this week, executives of three airfreight carriers joined forces against an agreement between the U.S. Postal Service and Federal Express

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

St. Louis Targets Reefer Log Books

St. Louis police are targeting the log books of long-haul refrigerated truckers

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

Illinois Requires CDL Retests

Eighty immigrants suspected of getting their commercial driver's licenses illegally in Illinois will have to re-take their tests

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Opens New Terminals

Consolidated Freightways opens two new terminals this month in Phoenix, Ariz. and Laredo, Texas

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

Stars & Stripes Show Truck Events Planned for ITS, TruckerFest

The red-hot show truck competition seen at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show will get even hotter this summer. Organizers of the Stars & Stripes Show Truck Series have two more events planned for this year

Tags: Events

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

Prime Hosts Sleep Deprivation Workshop

Prime Inc. tackled the issue of sleep deprivation head on last week with a press conference and workshop to help remind truckers and other motorists of the importance of getting a good night's sleep

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Looking to "Fix" Heavy Truck Market With More OEM Deals

The challenge for Cummins is to “fix the heavy duty truck market,” according to Chairman and CEO Tim Solso

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

AQMD Offers To Fund Diesel Engine Replacements

The Air Quality Management District, which serves parts of Southern California, is offering funding for up to $26.5 million in projects to replace diesel engines with alternative-fuel and lower-emission models

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

UTA Offering Used Truck Appraisal Training

The Used Truck Association and Heavy Duty Marketing Associates have released their latest training program, "Professional Used Truck Appraisals.

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