November 28, 2000 - Industry News
Atlanta-based Dorsey Trailers has suspended operations at its three manufacturing plants in order to review its financial options, which could include filing for bankruptcy
It’s official: Last week, President Clinton signed a law sponsored by Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.) allowing state and local governments to enforce Federal Communications Commission regulations on CB radios.
The impetus for the new federal law was complaints of illegal, overpowered CB base stations interfering with commercial broadcast and cordless phone signals.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is reinstalling 55-mph speed limit signs along most segments of Highway 164 in Washington and Waukesha counties this week after the completion of highway construction that had led to a 45 mph limit
Saying the “supply chain execution market” will reach $8 billion by 2004, E-Stamp Corp. is closing its 15-month-old online postage operation Dec. 31 to focus on Web-based logistics and shipping
November 27, 2000 - Industry News
The acquisition of TravelCenters of America should fuel the expansion plans of the truckstop chain, according to a report in Crain’s Cleveland Business magazine
The U.S. Office of Management and Budget is reportedly poised to issue a final rule that would require government contracting officers to consider compliance with all federal regulations when reviewing companies bidding on government contracts
Caterpillar has announced advanced engines running on an 85% natural gas/diesel dual fuel system and “clean diesel” for use in emissions-sensitive environments
Beginning January 1, 2001, a new law affecting the registered weight of two-axle and three-axle trucks will go into effect in the state of Delaware
A three-part video training kit to help drivers and owners get top fuel economy by driving and managing assets intelligently will be available from Caterpillar early in 2001
Freightliner has opened a SelecTrucks Center in the Cleveland, Ohio, area
CargoLinx of Toronto has introduced a new North American freight-matching service
November 22, 2000 - Industry News
Reacting to a proposal by California and 13 other states to put their own regulations into effect, Caterpillar and Cummins proposed an alternate plan to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The plan would have challenged engine manufacturers to voluntarily meet more stringent engine emission testing requirements in 2005 -- rather than in 2007 as EPA has proposed -- in exchange for revised emission levels in 2007 and beyond
Dana Corp.'s Spicer Driveshaft Division, Toledo, Ohio, received the 2000 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for manufacturing
Averitt Express, a transportation and logistics provider in Cookesville, Tenn., was recently profiled by Internet Week Magazine in an article focusing on customer relationship management
Caterpillar and the commercial vehicle division of DaimlerChrysler have agreed to form a 50/50 global alliance to develop, manufacture, market and distribute medium-duty engines, fuel systems and other powertrain components.
A founding principle of the alliance is
November 21, 2000 - Industry News
A month-long truckers strike at the Port of Montreal came to an end earlier this week after 250 owner-operators, out of 900 original protestors, returned to work
Independent truckers in Australia decided the best way to address their concerns about fuel prices and safety issues was to either join One Nation or start their own political party
Ontario's independent truckers are threatening to create highway havoc on election day next week because they say a fuel surcharge deal meant to help them cope with high fuel prices is not being abided by
The National Transportation Safety Board made a recommendation to trucking and enforcement officials about air brakes following its investigation of a crash between a school bus and a dump truck
Large trucks traveled 3 billion more miles in 1999 than in 1998, yet the number of fatalities in truck crashes dropped, says the American Trucking Associations
The European Union is gearing up to revive controversial plans to ban trucks from highways during the weekends and impose limits on truckers’ working hours
The Truckload Carriers Association's Fire & Ice raffle allows you to buy a chance to win a Harley Davidson Road King Classic or a 3-carat diamond ring, with proceeds giong to the TCA Scholarship Fund
The federal government is investigating problems with Goodyear light commercial tires
Logistics.com, Burlington, Mass., is still smiling near the end of a year that has seen many Internet companies rise and fall – but mostly fall
People in Buffalo, N.Y., were stranded in offices, supermarkets, hospitals and restaurants Monday night as a fierce snowstorm stranded highway travelers. The Cleveland area may be next
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