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November 2, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo: Internet Will Change Industry

Today's distribution system for trucks and components is ripe for overhaul and the Internet is the force that can do it, says Marc Gustafson chief executive of Volvo Trucks North America

November 2, 1999 - Industry News

Cobra Launches New Accessories Division

Cobra Electronics has announced its new HighGear Accessories Division. The first products to be produced by the new division will be a line of high-end CB radio accessories, including antennas, microphones and speakers

November 2, 1999 - Industry News

McCain Pressing for Passage of Safety Bill

At the request of Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater, Sen. John McCain “will do his best” to get truck safety reform through Congress before the end of the session next week

November 2, 1999 - Industry News

What Is a Black Box Anyway?

Black boxes. Onboard recorders. Data recorders. Onboard computers. Tachographs. Paperless logs. Technically, these terms do not all mean the same thing. But they're all being tossed around, practically interchangeably, as the federal government wrestles with how to

November 1, 1999 - Industry News

EPA Will Ask for Supreme Court Ruling on Authority Case

The battle over stricter emissions standards and the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to impose those standards may end up with the U.S. Supreme Court

November 1, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Pay Must Change, Says OOIDA's Spencer

It is time to change the way truck drivers are paid, says Todd Spencer, vice president of the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Assn

November 1, 1999 - Industry News

Ryan's Office Knew About CDL Crimes, Alleges Tribune

The Chicago Tribune reported Sunday that aides to Illinois' then-Secretary of State George Ryan had evidence six years ago that license employees were selling driver's licenses - long before federal officials started indicting employees in a CDLs-for-cash scandal

November 1, 1999 - Industry News

Caltrans In Hot Water Over Permitted Loads - Again

The California Department of Transportation, already under fire for issuing oversize load permits and routing that resulted in overpass crashes, is coming under more scrutiny after a bridge collapsed

November 1, 1999 - Industry News

Cirillo: Hours Proposal Won't Please Everyone

The still-unpublished proposal on driver hours of service "will not suit those who want an 8-hour driving day, and it won't suit those who want no change," says Julie Cirillo, head of the Office of

November 1, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Looks at Use of Police at Construction Sites

The Federal Highway Administration is studying the use and effectiveness of uniformed police officers on federal-aid highway construction projects

November 1, 1999 - Industry News

International Changes Strategy: Take More Risks

International has changed from a company that was internally focused and "risk-averse" to one that is externally focused and ready to make the changes that the market demands. That's the word from Steve Keate, recently appointed president of the company's truck group

November 1, 1999 - Industry News

Rates: The Internet Factor

There was no trucking activity on ( last week, but then this latest transportation auction site on the World Wide Web just opened for business. In a news release,'s president said, "This site is

October 31, 1999 - Industry News

Violence Reported In Teamsters Strike

As the Teamsters strike against less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation enters its second week, scattered episodes of violence are being reported on both sides

October 29, 1999 - Industry News

OMCS To Hold Meeting On Rail Crossing Safety

The Office of Motor Carriers Safety will hold a public meeting November 9 to discuss railroad-highway grade crossing crashes involving commercial motor vehicles.

October 29, 1999 - Industry News

PATT Urges DOT To Expedite Hours Of Service Proposal

Parents Against Tired Truckers last week urged Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater to ignore a request by the American Trucking Assns. to delay hours of service regulations until after a new Motor Carrier Administration is formed

October 29, 1999 - Industry News

TMC To Vote On Underride Guidelines

The Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Assns. is scheduled to vote this month on a recommended maintenance practice for the new energy-absorbing rear underride guards

October 29, 1999 - Industry News

California Unveils Truck Driving Hotline

The California Highway Patrol and the California Trucking Assn. have unveiled a new program for citizens to report good or bad truck driving

October 29, 1999 - Industry News

Big Texan Offers Wednesday Trucker Specials

Truckers on I-40 through Amarillo, TX, are in for a treat in November. Each Wednesday, the Big Texan Steak Ranch will be staging special trucker concerts starring local country star Sharla Lee Hayes

Tags: Events

October 29, 1999 - Industry News

Rollins Reports Record Results

Rollins Truck Leasing reports that revenue and earnings for the 1999 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, were the highest in the company's history

October 29, 1999 - Industry News

Landstar Recognized As Top Technology User

Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, has been recognized by InformationWeek magazine as a leader among the nation's largest and most innovative information technology users

October 29, 1999 - Industry News

Con-Way Enhances Web Site

Customers of Con-Way Transportation Services can now send their less-than-truckload freight pick-up requests on the company's web site

October 29, 1999 - Industry News

Economic Mystery: Why GDP Jumps, Sales Are Static

According to the Commerce Department, real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased at a 4.8% annual rate in the last quarter, up from 1.9% in the same quarter last year. But the growth rate for final sales

Tags: Economy

October 29, 1999 - Industry News

Hoffa Denies Pattern of Violence

Teamsters President James Hoffa defended the union against charges of violence in its campaign against Overnite Transportation Co

October 28, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Overnite Strike Heats Up

An Overnite Transportation driver was pulled out of his truck and beaten up near Overnite's St. Louis terminal Wednesday on the fourth day of the Teamsters strike

October 28, 1999 - Industry News

Transit Group Negotiates More Credit

Georgia-based Transit Group announced that it has negotiated a new five-year, $150 million credit facility to support its ongoing acquisition of trucking companies


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