December 13, 1999 - Industry News
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
Officials in Graham, NC, warn that people who ate at an Alamance County truckstop may be at risk of contracting hepatitis A
I scored 88 out of 100 in my first test of material which will be part of the official CDL written exam. After giving me the happy news, my instructor jolted me with another bit of
A tractor-trailer wreck and acid spill in downtown San Antonio last week has prompted city officials to take a close look at a hazmat routing plan that has been in the works for 20 years
Georgia's Department of Transportation is expected to start reviewing a report this month on building a new "Northern Arc" highway near Atlanta to deal with the city's growing traffic congestion
Delphi Automotive Systems has been awarded a contract to supply wiring harnesses for Volvo Trucks.
Ryder System will take a 4th quarter pretax restructuring charge of $42 to $47 million for costs associated with its recently announced reorganization
December 9, 1999 - Industry News
TRISM, Inc. has had its Chapter 11 reorganization plan approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.
The Office of Motor Carrier Safety's web site has a new section which provides detailed information on accidents and safety issues.
Truck Brake Systems Co. has released the first half of the year 2000 schedule for its Bendix Air Brake Training School
Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater has proposed changes to the drug and alcohol testing program to prevent transportation workers from cheating
A panel of scientists recently rejected the Environmental Protection Agency’s contention that diesel exhaust is a cancer threat. But industry groups warn the EPA will come back with yet a stronger case in what will likely be a very public and emotional battle
The Teamsters Union yesterday announced a national boycott of the Bed, Bath & Beyond retail chain until it stops doing business with Overnite Transportation
Illinois' secretary of state has announced more changes in CDL testing rules in the wake of the state's CDLs-for-bribes scandal, this time relating to the third-party testing system
Truckload fleets are proposing rate increases of up to 10% to counter the effects of higher fuel prices and labor costs.
Three days into driver training...and still jammin' on the crammin'.
Proof I'm actually retaining all the information being thrown at me: I sped through 33 sample CDL exam questions and knew the answers to every
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