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August 4, 2000 - Industry News

Associates Named Western Star Preferred Provider

Associates First Capital, Dallas, Texas, has been named the preferred provider of truck financing in the United States for Western Star Trucks

August 4, 2000 - Industry News

CCX Opens High-Volume Freight Handling Facility

Con-Way Central Express has opened a new high-volume freight assembly center in Salem, Ill., which is scheduled to begin operations today

August 4, 2000 - Industry News

South Carolina to Thank Truckers With Cookouts

Trucking industry leaders will be thanking drivers for their hard work and safe driving practices in the form of roadside picnics offered by the South Carolina Trucking Association during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Tags: Events

August 4, 2000 - Industry News

Nuclear Waste Hauling Becomes Concern in Vegas

City officials say a fiery gasoline tanker truck accident on U.S. 95 has them worried about shipping high-level nuclear waste on Las Vegas highways

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

pFreight to Go Wireless

pFreight of Fruitland, Idaho, a trucking services web site, has announced intentions to provide access for Internet-ready mobile telephones. That means pFreight will be accessible wherever mobile Internet service is available

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Engine Manufacturers Partly Supports EPA Emissions Rule

The Engine Manufacturers Association has announced its qualified support of the final emissions rules issued earlier this week by the Environmental Protection Agency. The rule implemented a manufacturers' supported program to significantly reduce diesel emissions from heavy-duty trucks and buses. Diesel truck and bus engines will be required to emit 50 percent less oxides of nitrogen beginning in 2004

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Truckin for Buck$ Tomorrow

Truckers passing through Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to show off their driving skills in front of their peers while doing a good deed. The 11th Annual Truckin’ for Buck$, set for tomorrow, August 19, at Buck Motorsports Park, just south of Lancaster, will give drivers the forum to strut their stuff, visit with other drivers, and enjoy good food, while raising money for individuals with physical disabilities at the same time

Tags: Events

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

New Hampshire Senator Pushing I-93 Widening Project

A highway construction project to widen Interstate 93 near Derry, N.H., is not only important to area residents, but to the state Department of Transportation as well

Tags: Highways

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Cuts Down On Cameras at E-ZPass Toll Booths

New Jersey highway officials are cutting back on a plan designed to nab tractor-trailers trying to avoid E-ZPass tolls, with about three-quarters of the 380 cameras they intended to use being the latest casualty in a cost-cutting plan

Tags: Highways

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Logistics.com Adds Spot Market

Logistics.com, the Internet-based transportation management site, has added a critical module to its Digital Transportation Marketplace, which brings together shippers and carriers enabling transportation procurement at various levels

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

nPassage Boosts Dialup Speed

Seattle-based nPassage, the Web-based transportation management system, has adopted MetaFrame software from Citrix Systems, Ind. to offer immediate, high-speed access to nPassage dial-up customers

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

TruckersB2B to Provide Road Assistance Through FleetNet America

TruckersB2B, an Internet membership program owned by Indianapolis, Ind.-based Celadon Group, has reached an agreement with FleetNet America to provide road assistance to its members

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

iFLEET Acquires Truckers Helper

iFLEET, Inc., of Roswell, Ga., (www.ifleet.com) the information technology company perhaps best known for its roadside assistance service, has acquired Truckers Helper software, which it will offer to customers through the TruckNet web site it acquired last November

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Truck for Buck$

Truckers passing through Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to show off their driving skills in front of their peers while doing a good deed. The 11th Annual Truckin’ for Buck$, set for Saturday, August 19, at Buck Motorsports Park, just south of Lancaster, will give drivers the forum to strut their stuff, visit with other drivers, and enjoy good food, while raising money for individuals with physical disabilities at the same time

Tags: Events

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Bush Campaign Song Targets Working People

A new Republican campaign anthem aimed at working families -- including truckers -- is scheduled to be introduced tonight after George W. Bush finishes his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Montana Brings Overweight Permits to World Wide Web

A program designed to give trucking companies 24-hour access to overweight permits for Montana highways will soon be accessible via the World Wide Web

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Fatal Accident Leads to Calls for Changes at I-44 Six Flags Exit

Travelers of Interstate 44 near St. Louis feel that legally high speeds, poor design, and bad signage contributed to a deadly crash near Six Flags earlier this week

Tags: Highways

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Posts New Engine Emission Rule

A new Environmental Protection Agency rule gives heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturers more time to comply with emission testing requirements

August 2, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth Partners with Nashville Tech School

Kenworth has launched an initiative with technical colleges to create a pool of entry-level technicians that are familiar with and qualified to service Kenworth products. The model for the program is being created at the Nashville Auto - Diesel College in Tennessee

August 2, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Announces Independent Contractor Meeting

The Truckload Carriers Association has announced that its 2000 Independent Contractor Division annual meeting will be held Sept. 14-15 at the Marriott DFW Hotel South, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas

Tags: Events

August 2, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Hires Member Recruiter

The Truckload Carriers Association has hired a "membership field representative" to recruit new members, especially carriers

August 2, 2000 - Industry News

McLeod Interfaces With Fleet Advisor

McLeod Software has completed its interface to Eaton's Fleet Advisor fleet management system

August 2, 2000 - Industry News

NHTSA Announces Nissan Diesel, Peterbilt Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's list of June recalls includes a Nissan Diesel recall for loss of steering, while some Peterbilts are recalled for possible fuel leakage

August 2, 2000 - Industry News

Drug Tests Will Leave A Permanent Mark in Oregon

Truckers who test positive for drugs are going to have a harder time getting back behind the wheel in Oregon

August 2, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking and the Republican Platform

A look at the 2000 GOP Platform, ratified at last week's national convention in Philadelphia, turns up several areas of interest to the trucking industry. One of the hottest issues in the election race that affects trucking

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