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August 25, 2000 - Industry News

Slater Threatens Veto, Promises Changes on Hours of Service

With a veto threat in one hand and a promise of changes in the other, Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater yesterday continued his campaign to keep the hours of service reform process alive. Slater said he would have

August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Alberta Trucking Association Wants Lower Fuel Prices

After failing to get the Canadian Trucking Alliance to support a reduced fuel tax across the country, the Alberta Trucking Assocation is appealing to the Alberta Business Tax Reform Commission to give truckers a break from high fuel prices

August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Looks Into Written CDL Pre-Trip Tests

The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles is looking into using a written or computerized exam to determine CDL pre-trip inspection skills, rather than the physical tests that are currently being used

August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Mack to Shut Down Production a Week in October

Mack Trucks will shut down for the week of Oct. 2-6 to help reduce production levels in the face of falling demand for heavy trucks

August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Strategy5 Links with Inter-Tax

Strategic Concepts, the Bentonville, Ark., transportation software provider, has added a tax preparation interface to its Strategy5 Transportation Software. The program now works in conjunction with Inter-Tax, a tax preparation service

August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Welcome End of Detours on Fort Washington Way

Wide vehicles are being allowed back on the Fort Washington Way in Cincinnati, Ohio, next week and the trucking industry couldn’t be happier

Tags: Highways

August 24, 2000 - Industry News

API Says EPA Proposal Will Cost More Than Thought

Proposed Environmental Protection Agency standards could cause diesel prices to increase by 15 cents to 52 cents per gallon, according to the American Petroleum Institute

August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Yellowstone Trucking Sold By Crown Pacific

Crown Pacific Partners, an integrated forest products company, has announced the sale of its independent operating subsidiary Yellowstone Trucking to B.I. Holdings of Missoula, Mont

August 24, 2000 - Industry News

FastShip Joins Forces with Conrail

Philadelphia-based FastShip has entered into an agreement with Conrail to acquire a significant portion of a rail yard and dormant shipping terminal along the Delaware River in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. This is where the Schneider National-managed inland distribution network will connect to the high-speed cargo ships that will be crossing the Atlantic

August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Cargo Transporters Choses Integrated Decision Support

Cargo Transporters, a truckload carrier with 240 power units based in Claremont, N.C., selected decision support software from Integrated Decision Support Corporation (www.idscnet.com), Richardson, Texas. Integrated Decision provide optimization software for truckload fleets

August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Safety: A Driver's Advice

Editor's Note: Tom Hawks, a driver for Overnite Transportation and the American Trucking Associations' Truck Driver of the Year, wrote the following for The Commercial Appeal in Memphis in response to a rash of accidents involving

August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Web Site Offers Discount Fedex

PrePaidShipping.com of Cleveland, Ohio, wants long haul drivers and fleets to sign up for discounted overnight shipments via Federal Express.

August 24, 2000 - Industry News

C.R. England Offers Broker Opportunities

C.R. England, Salt Lake City, is offering help for people who want to start their own brokerage business

August 23, 2000 - Industry News

Squeeze on Truck Margins Hurts RDO Profits

Significant improvements in agricultural operations and the addition of truck dealerships last year helped boost second quarter revenues for RDO Equipment, but they weren’t enough to offset continuing equipment and truck margin pressures and higher than anticipated expenses, the company said

August 23, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Sales Drop: We've Seen The Worst of It

Freightliner’s 3,745 layoffs last week bring the total over the past few months to over 6,000 in North American heavy truck factories, including earlier layoffs by Volvo, Paccar and Navistar. More layoffs are likely this fall. Manufacturers

Tags: Economy

August 23, 2000 - Industry News

Bankrupt Trucking Company Owner Sued

The owner of a bankrupt Columbus, Ohio, trucking company is being sued by the U.S. Department of Labor, which says he failed to pay nearly $243,000 in employee medical claims and instead used the money for personal and corporate expenses

August 23, 2000 - Industry News

Traffic Problems Loom Over Texas

A Texas government official is proposing that the state considers using bonds to help speed up road construction

Tags: Highways

August 23, 2000 - Industry News

Washington Interstate Raises Overpasses

Washington state has started work on a project designed to raise the height of freeway overpasses on one interstate so some trucks can avoid a 40-mile detour

Tags: Highways

August 23, 2000 - Industry News

MSRC Funding Available to Reduce Air Pollution

Funds may be available to purchase alternative-fueled heavy trucks in Southern California under a $14.5 million program administered by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee

August 22, 2000 - Industry News

Wanted: 2,200 Fleets, 80 Warehouses

It didn’t read like big news. The press release said freightPro.com (www.freightPro.com) has named V & S Transportation, a small carrier based in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., as an agent in the Los Angeles area. Not big news at

August 22, 2000 - Industry News

Oklahoma Trucking Association Elects Chairman

Barry Miller, president of Dallas-Miller Logistics, has been elected chairman of the Oklahoma Trucking Association

August 22, 2000 - Industry News

California Tanker Drivers Battle Over Hours of Service

As new hours of service regulations are being debated at the federal and state levels, a bill was recently offered in the California Legislature seeking to increase the hours that gasoline tanker drivers could drive in one day.

August 22, 2000 - Industry News

Covenant Acquires Part of Con-Way

Covenant Transport, Chattanooga, Tenn., has announced the purchase part of Con-Way Truckload Services, Fort Worth, Texas

August 22, 2000 - Industry News

FreightWise Gains GE Backing

FreightWise Inc., an Internet freight marketplace (www.freightwise.com) based in Fort Worth, Texas, announced yesterday that the General Electric Company will become an investor in the FreightWise exchange

August 22, 2000 - Industry News

Mack to Procure Materials in Web Auction

Mack Trucks will conduct online auctions to procure materials used in manufacturing and assembly operations

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