December 30, 1998 - Industry News
Dec. 31 – Three days of rain and melted snow in Oregon and Washington blocked roads with floods and mudslides this week
Dec. 31 – Monday, Korea’s Hyundai began exporting trucks to North America under the Bering name, according to published reports
December 29, 1998 - Industry News
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
December 28, 1998 - Industry News
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
Dec. 29 – Utah is experimenting with using private businesses to build and maintain its rest stops
December 24, 1998 - Industry News
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
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
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
December 22, 1998 - Industry News
Dec. 23 – Chattanooga, TN-based U.S. Xpress is moving into new headquarters this week
Dec. 23 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a list of safety recalls announced in November
December 21, 1998 - Industry News
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
Dec. 22 – Oshkosh Truck Corp. has landed the biggest contract in its history, according to published reports
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
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.
December 18, 1998 - Industry News
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
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
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
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
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
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
December 16, 1998 - Industry News
Dec. 17 – A steep grade on Interstate 26 just across the South Carolina line will be the subject of a public meeting next week
Dec. 17 – One Nebraska state legislator plans to introduce legislation to lower the interstate speed limit in the eastern part of the state, reports the Lincoln Journal Star
Dec. 17 – Because of the interest shown in the results of the Truckload Carriers Assn. recent survey of refrigerated drivers, TCA will conduct a similar survey of dry van carriers
Dec. 17 – Power Investments, a subsidiary of Delco Remy, and Navistar International announced they are forming a joint venture to provide remanufactured engines and component parts
Dec. 17 – The Journal of Commerce reported Tuesday that rumors of a possible merger between LTL giants Yellow Corp. and Consolidated Freightways Corp. led to heavy trading in both company’s stocks
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