June 13, 2000 - Industry News
A report last weekend on MSNBC's web site focused on what it called a "grim future" for truck owner-operators
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Div. has reversed its ban on placards mounted low on the rear of a trailer
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has added two more days to the schedule of hearing on proposed hours-of-service rule changes. The additional hearings will be held July 6 and 7 in Washington D.C.
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Public fleets in Southern California may have to stop buying diesel-powered vehicles if proposed smog-control rules are approved
Stuck on the road for Independence Day? Maybe you can attend a Fourth of July celebration nearby. For those with tastes from traditional to wacky, Festivals.com has scanned its listings of 33,000 events worldwide to compile
The oversupply of used Class 8 trucks will most likely continue for the next several years because the majority of the trucks coming into the first resale market continue to be newer, high-valued, long and tall sleeper tractors
June 12, 2000 - Industry News
For the first time in 68 years, a woman will be holding the top job at South Carolina’s trucking industry trade group
The Parts and Service Division of Morgan Corporation, a truck van body manufacturer, has opened a new distribution center in Morgantown, Pa
Cardinal Freight Carriers is giving all new and existing drivers and owner-operators in its van division an across-the-board pay increase
Tom McLeod Software Corp., Birmingham, Ala., has introduced a new interface to integrate its LoadMaster truckload software with the Terion mobile communications system
Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., is now serving more points and is offering earlier daily delivery times to customers in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla., areas
Trucking executive Robert Low said yesterday that he will not extend his offer for all outstanding KLLM Transport Services shares
When turnover costs are considered, driver-unfriendly freight is the least profitable freight a carrier hauls and is the main reason to reduce this type of freight. Although we cannot prove it statistically, there is evidence to
The barber shop at the Iowa 80 truckstop was a hive of activity. Both chairs were full as women got their hair cut, snipped, fluffed and curled. On one side, a huge box full of makeup
June 11, 2000 - Industry News
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Both Overnite Transportation and the Teamsters Union say they were pleased at how a hearing went last week in Overnite's appeal of a National Labor Relations Board ruling
The future of The Maintenance Council's relationship with parent organization American Trucking Associations will top the agenda at TMC's 2000 Summer Meeting, being held today through Wednesday at the Westin La Paloma Hotel in Tucson, Ariz
June 10, 2000 - Industry News
Truckers are up in arms over proposed changes to the hours of service rules, but the chief federal safety officer believes the proposal is on target
With truckers pushing for legislation to squelch the hours of service proposal, Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater granted industry requests for more time to review and comment.
After initially resisting calls for more time, Slater Friday issued instructions to extend the comment period from July 31 to October 30.
His decision came after dozens of witnesses in public hearings on the proposal urged that the extension be granted.
June 9, 2000 - Industry News
Rodi Power Systems Inc., a Puyallup, Wash., company that has been working to develop a new truck engine, has recently acquired a manufacturing plant in Abbeville, L
Construction on the Biggs Rapid Bridge on U.S. 97 between Washington and Oregon will begin this week, resulting in a single lane of traffic closing across the bridge for 11 weeks
Oregon’s Green Light Truck Preclearance System has topped its previous record for the number of weigh stations bypassed, allowing more than 50,000 bypasses of trucks throughout the state during Ma
Smithway MotorXpress Corp. says it will likely break even for the second quarter and doesn't expect profits to improve before the end of the year
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold five public hearings on proposed new emissions regulations including tougher requirements for diesel engines
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