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December 20, 1999 - Industry News

Rahall Wants Hearings on Tracking Driver Hours

U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall wants to hold congressional hearings next year on the use of technology to track driver hours of service

December 19, 1999 - Industry News

Rails Rebuff ATA Plea for Help on Weight Limits

In an effort to win permission for bigger trucks, American Trucking Assns. President Walter McCormick sought an alliance with an unlikely ally – the railroad industry. His overture did not work

December 18, 1999 - Industry News

Trailer Sales Down Almost 18%

Trailer shipments through October totaled 234,105 units, down 17.9% from the same period in 1998, according to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Census and the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Assn

Tags: Economy

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

High-Tech Method Developed For Truck-Side Ads

Many companies have tried to take advantage of big, blank semi trailers as rolling billboards. Until now, however, getting buyers has been difficult because there was no way to tell how many people saw the ads. One company now says it has the answer

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

GRI Study Pushes Natural Gas

An analysis of more than 40 studies on transportation fuels has found strong evidence that substituting natural gas for diesel in heavy-duty trucks and buses significantly reduces the health risks from diesel exhaust

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

Smithway Profits Hurt By Driver Shortage

Smithway Motor Xpress Corp., citing a shortage of qualified drivers, said Friday it expects fourth-quarter profits to fall to about 6 cents a share from the year-earlier 31 cents a share

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Expects To Increase U.S. Market Share

Volvo is planning to increase its market share and its profit margins in North America next year

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

DAT Services To Launch Private Network Product

DAT Services plans to begin offering a new load matching and truck information product on a virtual private network.

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

Trailmobile Buys Strick Van Business

Trailmobile Corp. has signed an agreement to acquire the dry van trailer business of Strick Corp.

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

Restraining Order Issued Against Picketers In Ohio

A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against picketers at Overnite Transportation's Dayton, OH, terminal

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

Odetics ITS Changes To Iteris Inc

Odetics ITS Inc., a subsidiary of Odetics Inc., has changed its name to Iteris Inc

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

Day Nine: More Progress

A day of milestones and mile sticks. I passed all endorsement tests for my CDL: hazmat, tankers, doubles/triples. The DMV officer stamped my permit and handed it back to me with a wish for "Happy Motoring." Motoring

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

Dina Planning a Comeback

Mexico's Consorcio G Grupo Dina is ready to make a comeback, Adolfo Hegewisch, executive director of operations and sales, recently told Reuters news service.

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

Vehicle Tracking System Automatically Switches To Analog

A new version of the ISR FleetTrack AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) System from Integrated Systems Research offers automatic switching from Cellular Digital Packet Data to the analog cellular network.

December 17, 1999 - Industry News

Cummins, Wartsila to Divide Joint Venture

Cummins Engine says it has agreed to split the operations and assets of Cummins Wartsila with joint venture partner Wartsila NSD of Finland.

December 16, 1999 - Industry News

FedEx Hit By Higher Fuel Prices

FDX, the parent company of FedEx says lackluster earnings in its most recent fiscal quarter were due to higher fuel prices and the loss of market share to United Parcel Service.

December 16, 1999 - Industry News

Deposed Teamster Leader Fights Takeover

A longtime Teamsters leader is fighting the takeover of his local in court. John P. Morris asked a federal judge Tuesday to block his removal from the Philadelphia local he founded four decades ago

December 16, 1999 - Industry News

Arrow Builds New Training Facility

Arrow Trucking, Tulsa, OK, is expanding its driver training program and plans to add 250 drivers next year

December 16, 1999 - Industry News

UPS Expects Peak Deliveries Today

UPS expects to deliver its highest one-day package volume of the year today - nearly 18 million packages

December 16, 1999 - Industry News

Day Eight: First Drive On A Real Road

I have now logged 32 driven miles under the on-duty portion of my class log book. When I was told I would be driving on an honest-to-goodness public thoroughfare today, I thought the instructor was kidding.

December 16, 1999 - Industry News

ATA: 1990's Was Safest Decade Ever

The American Trucking Assns. says recent federal accident statistics show the 1990's as the industry's safest decade ever

December 16, 1999 - Industry News

NITL Asks For Rate Bureau Changes

The National Industrial Transportation League has asked the Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board to move ahead with rate bureau and freight classification reforms

December 16, 1999 - Industry News

CFI Expands El Paso Terminal

Joplin, MO-based truckload carrier recently opened an expansion to its El Paso, TX, terminal facility.

December 16, 1999 - Industry News

TIA Adds Directories to Web Site

Carriers and shippers can now find brokers, freight forwarders and other transportation intermediaries on the Transportation Intermediaries Assn. web site.

December 16, 1999 - Industry News

Former Ryder Execs Launch TEAM Vehicle Sales

Five former Ryder executives have formed a new truck sales company that will offer customers a life-cycle approach to managing their transportation assets


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