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June 21, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Helps Plane Land On Freeway

An anonymous trucker helped the pilot of a small plane make an emergency landing on the Golden State Freeway Saturday morning

June 21, 1999 - Industry News

Borg-Warner Makes 4 Millionth Kysor Polymer Fan

A Sterling truck bought by Werner Enterprises will house the 4 millionth Kysor polymer heavy-duty truck fan, announced the Cooling Systems division of Borg-Warner Automotive Turbo Systems

June 20, 1999 - Industry News

Slater Asks ATA to Help Find Unsafe Truckers

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater last week challenged the members of American Trucking Assns. to help put the brakes on unsafe truckers

June 20, 1999 - Industry News

Western States To Look At Standardizing Size Regulations

Trying to haul a load across the western United States can be a size and weight nightmare. Montana and Utah, for instance, both allow LCVs of up to 129,000 pounds. But to get from one state

June 17, 1999 - Industry News

Hill Aide Sees Support for Weight-Distance Taxes

There may be a new highway tax structure in your future, a Capitol Hill insider told truckers

June 17, 1999 - Industry News

Image, Legislation Key Topics At ATA Leadership Meeting

Image has been a key theme at the American Trucking Assns.' summer leadership meeting this week in Washington, DC, along with a number of important legislative issues currently being considered on Capitol Hill

June 16, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Buddy Reorganizing

Newport Communications is temporarily taking over public relations and promotional duties for the Trucker Buddy program while new management is sought

June 16, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Driver, Company Targeted In Amtrak Crash Lawsuits

A truck driver and the company he drives for have been named in a lawsuit resulting from the tragic Amtrak derailment in Bourbonnais, IL, in early March

June 16, 1999 - Industry News

Retests Required At Michigan Driving School

More than 550 truck drivers who attended a Michigan truck driving school will have to retake their commercial driver's license tests after an investigation showed the tests were being sloppily administered, if at all

June 16, 1999 - Industry News

Getloaded.com Offers Backhaul Loads

A new Internet service, www.getloaded.com, lets truckers look for return loads to avoid deadhead miles

June 15, 1999 - Industry News

Shell SuperRigs Starts Tomorrow

The 17th annual Shell SuperRigs truck beauty contest gets under way tomorrow at the Iowa 80 TravelCenters of America in Walcott, IA

Tags: Events

June 15, 1999 - Industry News

Independent Truck Parts Companies To Merge

HDA Parts System Inc. and Quality Distribution Service Partners Inc. have agreed to merge as FleetPride, which they say will be the largest independent distributor in the heavy duty truck parts aftermarket

June 15, 1999 - Industry News

International Unveils New Web Site

Navistar International has a new web site, http://www.InternationalDelivers.com

June 14, 1999 - Industry News

Too Much Disagreement, Too Little Time For Negotiated Rulemaking

There is too much disagreement over truck driver hours of service for a negotiated rulemaking to work within a reasonable period of time

June 14, 1999 - Industry News

Cargo Theft Flourishing In South Florida

South Florida has been the site of three high-profile truck hijackings and cargo thefts in recent weeks, reports the Miami Herald

June 14, 1999 - Industry News

Plans Under Way For Driver Appreciation Week

The trucking industry is steaming ahead with plans for the fourth annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Aug. 21-28

Tags: Events

June 11, 1999 - Industry News

Environmentalists Attack 'Dirty Trucks'

At a press conference last week, environmentalists and pollution control officials called for "a crackdown on truck tailpipe terrorism.

June 11, 1999 - Industry News

Slater Pledges To Resolve NAFTA Stalemate

At a two-day conference in Mexico, Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater pledged to resolve the issues keeping the Mexico cross-border aspects of the North American Free Trade Agreement from going into effect

June 11, 1999 - Industry News

Former Employees Sue Nations Way

About 60 former employees of NationsWay Transport Services are suing owner Jerry McMorris and other top officers for more than $5 million in unpaid wages on behalf of the approximately 3,500 employees put out of work when the company filed for bankruptcy last month

June 11, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite To Pay $1.6 Million For Unfair Labor Practices

Overnite Transportation has agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle charges of unfair labor practices brought by the Teamsters

June 10, 1999 - Industry News

TA Completes Travel Ports Acquisition, Opens Prototype Stop

TravelCenters of America has completed its merger with Travel Ports of America, and recently opened its first prototype truckstop

June 10, 1999 - Industry News

Little Tags With Big Potential

The biggest news at the annual conference of the American Trucking Assns.' Information Technology and Logistics Council may well have been the smallest object on display -- an RFID (radio frequency identification) tag about the size of a Band-Aid, and a small Band-Aid at that

June 10, 1999 - Industry News

Meritor Inks Transmission Deal with ZF

Heavy-duty truck component supplier Meritor Automotive announced at the International Trucking Show this week that it has formed a joint venture company with German auto industry supplier ZF Fredrichshafen AG for the manufacture and marketing of medium and heavy truck transmissions

June 10, 1999 - Industry News

Sleep Scientist Proposes Fatigue Management Program

A California company is looking for a few trucking companies to help create a prototype alertness management program that could become part of the solution to truck driver fatigue

Tags: Fatigue

June 8, 1999 - Industry News

Strict Enforcement Needed To Meet Slater's Goals

One element of Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater's program for truck safety is a "stretch" goal for DOT staff: Reduce truck-related accident fatalities by 50% in the next 10 years

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