October 6, 1998 - Industry News
Oct. 8 – Hurricane Georges, which prompted the largest evacuation in Gulf Coast history, may help people who want to upgrade U.S. Route 90 in Louisiana to extend I-49 to New Orleans.
During the evacuation, water covered
Oct 7 – A strike by 150 workers at Navistar International’s truck customizing plant in Springfield, OH, is not expected to affect the company’s truck assembly and body plants, according to the Associated Press.
The workers went
October 5, 1998 - Industry News
Oct. 6 – The CFI NetLink site now features Online Proof of Delivery for its customers. Located at http://www.cfi-us.com, the site now allows customers to retrieve, view and print bill of lading documents and delivery receipts
Oct. 6 – Tough inspections of Canadian trucks entering northern prairie states will be put on hold now that officials from the United States and Canada have agreed to trade talks.
Seven states have been scrutinizing trucks
Oct. 6 – The Federal Highway Administration is streamlining its field organization, replacing its nine regional offices with four “virtual” resource centers.
The centers are: Eastern, located in Baltimore; Southern, located in Atlanta; Midwestern, located in
Oct. 6 – The third annual OPIS Fleet Fueling & Technology Conference, held last month at Nashville’s Opryland Hotel, drew more than 350 top transportation and petroleum professionals. The conference, hosted by Oil Price Information Service,
Oct. 6 –Volvo VN Series owners love their trucks, according to a new survey by Volvo Trucks North America.
The 1998 Class 8 Heavy Truck Customer Satisfaction Study measured customer satisfaction among recent purchasers of the three
October 1, 1998 - Industry News
Oct. 2 -- An oily road sealant may have contributed to a fiery, fatal truck accident in Reno, NV, last weekend, reports the Associated Press. City public works crews had been working on the road less
Oct. 2 – Freightliner President and CEO Jim Hebe talked a lot about the benefits of size during his keynote address kicking off the Southern Trucking Expo in Atlanta yesterday.
For instance, he spoke about Freightliner’s Argosy
Oct. 2 – The new Bering Truck Corp. offered a sneak preview of two new Class 3 and 4 truck models and announced its first dealer at the Southern Trucking Expo in Atlanta yesterday.
Bering, established last
September 29, 1998 - Industry News
Oct. 1 – Although the federal commercial driver’s license system was supposed to end the problems of duplicate licenses and truckers on the road with multiple traffic convictions, there have been some problems. To combat this,
Oct. 1 – A tank truck driver who died last weekend trying to avoid hitting cars at a busy intersection in Reno, NV, has been called a hero by some witnesses.
Dave Cermak, 55, of Sparks, NV,
Oct. 1 – Freightliner plans to invest $40 million in its Gastonia Parts Manufacturing Plant over the next three years. The plant produces parts for four Freightliner truck and chassis manufacturing plants, American LaFrance fire trucks,
Oct. 1 – Most Americans oppose allowing truck drivers to work longer hours, according to a survey sponsored by the Insurance Research Council.
The survey says 81% of the public think it would be unsafe to permit
Oct. 1 – Despite lower gross profit margins from diesel fuel, Travel Ports of America reported record net income for its first quarter ended July 31 – the company’s 29th consecutive quarterly profit.
The reason for the
Sept. 30 – The second annual Southern Trucking Expo begins tomorrow in Atlanta. It will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center, near the Atlanta Hartsville International Airport and interstates 285, 85 and 75, at
Sept. 30 – We don’t know yet who’ll be playing the 1999 Super Bowl, but Volvo Trucks North America has announced it will return to the game with a new 30-second ad in the first quarter.
Sept. 30 – The Arkansas Highway Commission is going ahead with plans to close 12 highway rest areas, reports the Associated Press. Among the stops to be closed over the next two years will be pairs
Sept. 30 – There aren’t enough trucks to ship Washington’s record apple crop.
At the height of the season, more than 2,500 trucks a week leave Washington apple shipping docks. While truck shortages often come just before
September 28, 1998 - Industry News
Sept. 29 – It's a trucker's nightmare: barreling down a hillside with no brakes and seeing traffic stopped below.
That’s what happened last Thursday to John Franklin of Baton Rouge, LA, on I-81 near Christiansburg, VA, reports
Sept. 29 – The battle between northern agricultural states and Canada intensified last week, with Canadian truckers caught in the middle.
The Canadian government requested consultations under both the North American Free Trade Agreement and the World
Sept. 29 – Inspectors are checking Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges for damage after an earthquake Friday.
State Department of Transportation employees headed out right after Friday’s quake to make quick checks of major roads, carrying lists of
Sept. 29 – Innovative Computing Corp., Oklahoma City, OK, has opened its testing lab for transportation software. Companies that are unsure of the Year 2000 fixes can use the lab to test their new software that
Sept. 29 – Several truckstops near the Atlanta Hartsville International Airport will be the pickup and dropoff place for shuttles to the second annual Southern Trucking Expo Thursday through Saturday.
Free shuttle service will be available
September 25, 1998 - Industry News
Sept. 28 – Truckers took over the main street of St. Ignace, MI, Sept. 18-20 for the third annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show, and raised more than $10,000 for charity in the process
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