Congress agreed to a $500 billion budget package Thursday that includes Department of Transportation and highway funding for fiscal 1999, but left at least one key trucking issue unresolved: Will the Office of Motor Carriers get a new home?
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., -- Yellow Freight System www.yellowfreight.com) has added new customer service capabilities to its web ite that enable shippers and their customers to provide and access critical, eal-time information.
The Federal Highway Administration soon may propose new load securement standards based on the findings of a five-year research project.
Caliber System is outsourcing EDI. The Akron, Ohio-based transportation and logistics giant recently signed a five-year deal with Sterling Commerce, Columbus, Ohio, whereby Sterling will assume responsibility for all of Caliber's electronic data interchange activities.
The nation’s pagers went down last week, but the freight apparently kept moving.
Although they are at least a year away from production, Allison Transmission introduced three automatic trans-missions, including two models that will expand the com-pany’s capacity in the medium-duty ranges. The third is for the light commercial truck market.
U.S. Xpress Enterprises filed suit against Employee Solutions Inc. after the Phoenix-based professional employer organization unilaterally terminated its contract with the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based trucking company.
A new service from United Parcel Service will take overnight letters off airplanes and send them flying through cyberspace.
Umthun Trucking Co., Eagle Grove, Iowa, has changed hands after 51 years of family ownership.
Consolidation is a fact of life in trucking.
Ruan, perhaps the biggest trucking name in Iowa, is working with it's home state Department of Transporta-tion to speed up the vehicle titling -- and maybe save a few trees along the way.
They are requesting changes in the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement, a binding agreement signed by thousands of companies involved in intermodal transportation. ew language being proposed would strengthen inspection standards and hold providers of intermodal containers, chassis and trailers liable for equipment break-downs.
The railroad industry wants more cooperation with the trucking industry, but that doesn't mean it will cease its campaign against bigger trucks.
Two key executives from the OmniTracs division of Qualcomm Inc. are leaving the company.
Most of the nation's pagers went silent last week, but the freight apparently kept moving.
Overnite Transportation Co., the nation's largest nonunion less-than-truckload general freight carrier, challenged the Teamsters union to a companywide vote on union repre-sentation.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. is suing two more motor carriers, challenging the leasing practices of household goods mover Mayflower Transit and alleging workers' compensation insurance fraud by the Donco Carriers division of Oklahoma City-based Rocor International.
Menlo Logistics announced it has won contracts worth an estimated $1.15 billion over five years to handle a variety of logistics services for six manufacturers, including high tech giants IBM Corp. and Intel Corp.