November 29, 1999 - Industry News
A key element of the new safety regime under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be stricter regulation of the Commercial Drivers License
Drivers of passenger vehicles are responsible for 70% of fatal crashes involving a truck and a car, according to a study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
Truckers love to complain about the condition of some of the nation's highways, a fact capitalized on by one industry magazine with its annual "Worst Roads" trucker poll. But two states blame trucks for the problem -- and say truckers should be prepared to ante up to fix it
Thanks mostly to concern about high fuel costs, the Banc of America last week downgraded its rating of two trucking companies
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority took a step to improving response to weather-related roadway conditions last week when commissioners approved the award of a contract to install a newly designed weather surveillance system along the 148-mile highway
The Missouri Department of Transportation wants to have the authority to establish toll roads and bridges
A New Hampshire truckstop will pay $225,000 to settle a pollution lawsuit
Colorado and New Hampshire are two of the latest states to pay special attention to aggressive driving, often called "road rage.
Just-in-time inventory management has been a boon for the truck industry, and e-commerce may be its greatest future challenge, according to Eaton president and COO Sandy Cutler.
In his keynote address at the NationaLease annual convention,
Peregrine Systems says United Airlines has purchased its FleetAnywhere software system for implementation in 39 locations worldwide.
Six of Schneider National's Advantage Club winners were treated to a Green Bay Packer football weekend early this fall.
Jacobs Vehicle Systems recently produced its two-millionth engine retarder, or Jake Brake as it is commonly known.
The possibility of success may have hurt PNV Inc.'s debut on the Nasdaq last Wednesday
Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. fell deeper into the red last quarter as it continues to invest in systems to help engine makers meet 2002 emissions regulations. The company lost $2.4 million in the third quarter and has lost $3.8 million year-to-date.
The safety legislation that Congress passed November 19 is a two-part meal: a special first course, followed by meat-and-potatoes
November 26, 1999 - Industry News
New Jersey Turnpike Authority commissioners last week voted unanimously to authorize public hearings on a plan to raise tolls
November 24, 1999 - Industry News
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will reportedly seek regulations requiring vehicle manufacturers to post emissions related repair and service information on a web site.
Truckload carrier Werner Enterprises says higher fuel prices will affect fourth quarter earnings.
Associates Commercial Corp. has launched Technology Vendor Finance Group to provide finance and leasing services to manufacturers and distributors of technology-based products.
Grumman Olson Industries Inc. will add refrigerated truck bodies to its line of aluminum walk-in vans and parcel delivery trucks with the purchase of Complete Refrigerated Truck Bodies, Alvaton, GA
Haldex Brake Systems has announced plans to build a new facility for its Product Center in Heidelberg, Germany.
TRW Inc. has agreed to sell Lucas Diesel Systems to Delphi Automotive Systems Corp. for $871 million in cash. Delphi will acquire substantially all Lucas assets, certain liabilities, and its associated aftermarket activities
Officials at Landstar System say they're confident that a proposed "unsatisfactory" safety rating for its Landstar Ligon division will never take effect.
Over 20% of truckload carriers participating in The National Survey of Driver Wages have increased driver compensation since last August, according to SignPost Inc., which conducts the quarterly survey.
As the Teamsters' unfair labor practices strike against less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation passes the one-month mark, Overnite reopened another service center that had been closed due to the picketing
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