June 1, 2000 - Industry News
Dallas-based reefer fleet Frozen Food Express (FFEX) gained access to $50 million in cash through a credit agreement with a group of three banks, Wells Fargo Bank (Texas), Fleet National Bank of Boston, and Comerica Bank - Texas
Australian truck drivers are continuing to blockade the New South Wales-Victoria border town of Albury-Wodonga in a protest over low freight rates, late payments, and rising crude oil prices, despite appeals from a leading union official to stop
Georgia does a pretty good job of issuing citations to overweight trucks, but a recent state audit has revealed that they aren't as tough when it comes to imposing fines and collecting them
Celadon subsidiary, TruckersB2B.com, has signed an agreement with Strick Manufacturing, to offer new 53-foot air ride and spring ride van trailers online
May 31, 2000 - Industry News
Nearly two thirds of commercial trucks pulled over by Alberta police last week in a roadside safety check were in need of repairs
A fatal truck crash at the Canadian border renewed complaints about the traffic tie-ups that idle trucks for miles as they wait for entry into the United States
Volvo says its new production facility in Thailand will enable the company to drop the prices of its trucks in the Asian market by as much as 25 percent
Technical experts and the public in general will have a chance to "discuss" the distractions of in-vehicle communications technologies at an Internet Forum sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
G.I. Trucking Co., La Mirada, Calif., is investing more than $9.5 million to complete a major expansion of its fleet of tractors, trailers and terminal equipment for use throughout its 17-state service territory
Mullen Transportation Inc. recently announced intentions to provide up to $1 million in capital to Payne Transportation Inc. (PTI), a new trucking company to be based in Winnipeg, Manitoba
We recently announced that DAT Services of Portland, Ore., was partnering with Sybergen Networks of Fremont, Calif., to provide mobile access to load information. This was incorrect.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance recently announced an international inspection blitz will be launched on June 6, 2000
Saia Motor Freight Inc., Duluth, Ga., recently announced that the company would be initiating a layoff impacting 300 positions
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a clarification to its hours-of-service proposal regarding the economic impact on small fleets.
May 30, 2000 - Industry News
The National Private Truck Council has announced the hotel locations for a series of one-day forums on the proposed hours-of-service rules it is holding around the country
U.S. Trucking, Charlotte, N.C., recently reported results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 1999, as well as for the first quarter 2000 ended March 31
The debris from an 18-wheeler with brake damage littered an 8-mile stretch of southbound I-95 in Fort Lauderdale, Fl., Friday morning, and all the while the driver wasn't aware of the damage. The material disabled a trail of vehicles and left one driver injure
A consortium organized by engineers at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), San Antonio, Texas, is developing low emission strategies that diesel engine manufacturers can put into production to improve air quality and meet stringent regulation
The U.S. Supreme Court will expand its review of Environmental Protection Agency rulemaking authority to decide whether or not the agency must make cost/benefit considerations part of its rulemaking process.
Cummins Engine Co. recently announced that Gordon Trucking, Seattle, Wa., has agreed to purchase 240 Cummins ISX engine
The Rip Griffin Travel Center, Barstow, Ca., has just opened a new 180,000 square foot heavy truck services department
A judge has granted unemployment benefits to more than 200 Coca-Cola workers who went on strike more than two weeks ago
Chairman and CEO of New England Motor Freight (NEMF), Mike Shevell, has been re-elected to a sixth one-year term as chairman of the New Jersey Motor Truck Association (NJMTA
The fight for control of refrigerated carrier KLLM Transport Services is not over yet. Prime Inc. President Robert Low, announced yesterday that he is extending his tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of the common stock in the company.
The California Trucking Assn. has scheduled a series of town hall meetings to addressed proposed truck driver hours and service reform. The meetings will included representatives from the California Highway Patrol, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and CTA who will answer trucking industry questions about the rules in a panel format
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