June 7, 2000 - Industry News
The federal government’s stepped-up effort to bring safety scofflaws to heel is paying off, according to Capt. Guy Guyton of the Maryland State Police
Buoyed by a sustained strength of the U.S. economy, trailer sales showed significant increases in the first quarter of 2000, but it could be downhill from here, says Economic Planning Associates
June 6, 2000 - Industry News
The National Private Truck Council's Safety Committee is meeting in Alexandria, VA, today and tomorrow
Transport Canada, the equivalent of the Department of Transportation north of the border, is moving forward with an hours of service distinctly different from the one recently announced by the U.S. DOT. The Canadian regulators want
The top indicators of the value of used aerodynamic highway sleeper tractors are mileage, model year and engine horsepower
A proposal that would allow truckers in Canada to drive 14 hours a day is being heavily opposed by a union representing 30,000 truck driver
Covenant Transport, Chattanooga, Tenn., has announced that its board of directors approved the company's first stock repurchase program. Covenant is now authorized to repurchase up to 1 million shares in open market or negotiated transactions. The
A major supplier of truck components has a device that may change the argument over using electronic recorders to track driver hours.
The recorders are a major bone of contention in the proposed changes to the hours of service rules. Truckers are up in arms about a provision that would replace paper logs with onboard recorders for longhaul and regional operators.
The contention swirls around two issues: purpose and expense.
By the end of the year, trucks traveling through Illinois will be able to get through a lot easier if they've got a PrePass transponder on their windshield
Western Star Trucks is reportedly cutting production at its Canadian Kelowna, British Columbia, plant from 25 to 20 trucks a day and will reduce its workforce by 200
Federal highway officials are looking for ways to cut construction costs of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington, DC, but the measures may be unworkable, transportation experts war
Used truck professionals are gathering in Pittsburgh today through Saturday for the annual Blue Book Seminar. This year, the three-day event features an expanded program that includes both trucks and trailers
June 5, 2000 - Industry News
Celadon Group recently celebrated its 1 millionth load to cross the United States-Mexico border with a special ceremony at the new World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas
Commercial truck fleets in Colorado will get a tax break and a reduction in registration fees, thanks to a bill recently signed into la
The Teamsters union and Overnite Transportation are scheduled to resume contract negotiations today in Chicago.
The three-day session is expected to focus on grievance procedures and other changes in operations. The last session was May 16-17, in which tentative agreement was reached on some change of operations language regarding seniority rights.
When asked if the two sides are really making any progress toward a contract, both sides used the same term to describe negotiations: snail
A major provider of e-commerce logistics has joined forces with a major trucking fleet to provide integrated transportation services for Internet businesses
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will be conducting International Road Check 2000 beginning today and will continue through Thursday, June
Consolidated Freightways Corp. has announced the acquisition of privately held FirstAir Inc., a non-asset based air freight forwarde
Oversized trucks in California are being misrouted, and flaws in the California Department of Transportation's internal communications system are to blame, according to a state audit
The second in a series of public hearings on the Federal Motor Carrier Administration's proposed changes to the hours of service rules will be held tomorrow and Thursday in Ontario, Calif
DaimlerChrysler and Hyundai Motor are reportedly negotiating a joint venture to build commercial vehicles
Truckomat Inc., Walcott, IA, recently opened a new truck wash facility in Indianapolis at the I-465 Exit 4 interchange
After being locked out of their jobs for two months, truckers and warehouse workers for Associated Wholesale Grocers in Missouri and Kansaas are going back to work
McLeod Software, Birmingham, Ala., says its Users' Conference has outgrown the previous facilities and will be held at a larger facility and for more days this year
A bill to give truckers relief from high fuel prices will get a hearing in the House today
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