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January 3, 1999 - Industry News

Roadway Invited To Join Mexican Trucking Assn.

Jan. 4 – Roadway Express has been invited to join Mexican’s trucking association, known as CANACAR. It is the first less-than-truckload motor carrier to become a member. Roadway recent entered into a contract agreement with two Mexican

Tags: Fleets

December 31, 1998 - Industry News

DOT Size-Weight Study Ignites Controversy

Jan. 1 – A new truck size and weight study released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation is sure to add fuel to the controversy about longer combination vehicles. The book-length volume, while technically a draft,

December 31, 1998 - Industry News

Trucker Won’t Be Charged In Fatal Rollover

Jan. 1 – A Pennsylvania truck driver won’t face criminal charges for an accident where his rig rolled over and crushed a car, killing three people, reports the Associated Press – but he has been targeted in a civil suit

Tags: Safety

December 30, 1998 - Industry News

Future Of ANR Advance In Question After Strike

Dec. 31 – ANR Advance Transportation, Milwaukee, may be in trouble after a Teamsters strike crippled the LTL carrier. Despite the fact that picketing stopped on Dec. 18, less than two weeks after it started, ANR has not yet resumed operations, leading to speculation that it will fold for good

Tags: Fleets

December 30, 1998 - Industry News

Floods, Mud Hit Northwest Roads

Dec. 31 – Three days of rain and melted snow in Oregon and Washington blocked roads with floods and mudslides this week

Tags: Highways

December 30, 1998 - Industry News

First Bering Trucks Shipped

Dec. 31 – Monday, Korea’s Hyundai began exporting trucks to North America under the Bering name, according to published reports

Tags: Industry

December 29, 1998 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Orders CDL Retests

Dec. 30 – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Monday announced plans to retest some commercial drivers who took their road skills test at PennDOT’s Schuylkill Haven Driver License Center between July 1993 and December 10, 1998

Tags: Industry

December 28, 1998 - Industry News

Winter Storm Closes Washington Passes

Dec. 29 – Heavy snow and avalanche hazards closed two Washington passes Sunday and Monday, leaving thousands of cars and trucks stranded or having to make 100-mile detours

Tags: Highways

December 28, 1998 - Industry News

Utah Wants To Privatize Rest Stops

Dec. 29 – Utah is experimenting with using private businesses to build and maintain its rest stops

Tags: Industry

December 24, 1998 - Industry News

FHWA Hires Convenors To Look At Hour Of Service Rulemaking

Dec. 28 – The Federal Highway Administration announced last Wednesday that it has hired two “convenors” to consider the feasibility of negotiated rulemaking as an approach to developing hours-of-service rules

December 24, 1998 - Industry News

STB Tells Bureaus To Lower Base Rates

Dec. 28 – In most industries, competitors are barred from discussing prices by federal antitrust rules. But since the 1930s, motor carriers have been allowed to collectively set rates, as long as they did so through

December 24, 1998 - Industry News

Truckstop Chaplain Prompts Carjacker To Turn Himself In

Dec. 28 – A Kentucky man turned himself in to a truckstop chaplain last Tuesday, confessing to a carjacking. The Akron Beacon Journal reported that Mark Ladelphia told officers he stole the car in Louisville earlier this

Tags: Industry

December 22, 1998 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Moves Into New HQ

Dec. 23 – Chattanooga, TN-based U.S. Xpress is moving into new headquarters this week

Tags: Fleets

December 22, 1998 - Industry News

NHTSA Publishes Recall List

Dec. 23 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a list of safety recalls announced in November

Tags: Safety

December 21, 1998 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Launches Truck Purchase Program

Dec. 22 – Just months after it announced it was aggressively adding owner-operators to its fleet, U.S. Xpress Enterprises yesterday announced a new truck purchase program

Tags: Fleets

December 21, 1998 - Industry News

Oshkosh Wins Record Contract

Dec. 22 – Oshkosh Truck Corp. has landed the biggest contract in its history, according to published reports

Tags: Industry

December 21, 1998 - Industry News

Truck Sales Hit Record

Dec. 22 – Heavy truck sales hit record levels in November, with sales of more than 18,000 heavy trucks up 32.5% from a year ago. Sales of 188,915 vehicles in the first 11 months of the year

Tags: Industry

December 21, 1998 - Industry News

UPS Reports Good Year

Dec. 22 – Deliveries by United Parcel Service will probably will set a record this month, restoring business to levels the company has not seen since the Teamsters strike in August 1997, reports the Associated Press. UPS

Tags: Fleets

December 18, 1998 - Industry News

North Carolina Task Force Recommends Truck Safety Improvements

Dec. 21 – State inspections of heavy trucks and restricting them to the right-hand lane are just two of 66 recommendations made by a North Carolina task force on improving truck safety in the state

Tags: Safety

December 18, 1998 - Industry News

CFI Offers Mexican Logistics Guide On Web

Dec. 21 – Businesses shipping goods to and from Mexico can now find guidance in CFI’s new online shipping guide, "Logistics to Mexico" at CFI’s web site at http://www.cfi-us.com. CFI, an international truckload carrier based in Joplin,

December 17, 1998 - Industry News

OOIDA Issues Call To Action On Arkansas Interstate Tolls

Dec. 18 – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. is urging truckers to write to the Arkansas State Highway Commission to protest its plan to put tolls on existing interstate highways

Tags: Highways

December 17, 1998 - Industry News

CF Says No Merger

Dec. 18 – After rumors of a merger between LTL giants Consolidated Freightways and Yellow Corp. fed a stock-buying craze earlier this week, CF issued a statement that merger talks were off

Tags: Fleets

December 17, 1998 - Industry News

Ways Studied To Deter Trucks From Route 287 in New Jersey

Dec. 18 – A group of cities and transportation planners in Morris County, NJ, have applied for $600,000 in federal funding to study ways to reduce traffic on Route 287 – including charging tolls to deter truckers

Tags: Industry

December 17, 1998 - Industry News

Freightliner To Upgrade Dealer Computer Systems

Dec. 18 – Moving dealer computer systems to an Internet technology platform is a key element of a new contract Freightliner has signed with debis IT Services North America. Under terms of the five-year agreement, debis will

Tags: Industry

December 16, 1998 - Industry News

North Carolina Officials To Look At Dangerous Grade

Dec. 17 – A steep grade on Interstate 26 just across the South Carolina line will be the subject of a public meeting next week

Tags: Safety

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