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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

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 27, 1999 - Industry News

GM Changes EDI Standard

General Motors has changed its EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) standard, which could create new demands on U.S. carriers doing business with GM

October 27, 1999 - Industry News

HighwayMaster Tracks Trailers

HighwayMaster Corp., Richardson, TX, has officially introduced its new trailer-tracking product called TrackWare

October 27, 1999 - Industry News

PNV Sets Initial Public Offering

PNV.net, which provides Park 'N View cable, phone and Internet access at truckstops, Tuesday announced its initial public offering of stock

October 27, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite, Teamsters Disagree On Strike's Effects

The effects of the Teamsters' unfair labor practices strike against Overnite Transportation, now in its fifth day, are hard to gauge. It varies greatly depending on whether you talk to the trucking company or the union

October 26, 1999 - Industry News

Ex-Overnite Boss Testifies About Targeting Union Supporters

As Teamsters members and supporters picket at 109 Overnite Transportation terminals in protest of unfair labor practices, a former Overnite supervisor has come forth with testimony to the National Labor Relations Board about how the country's largest non-union less-than-truckload carrier systematically tries to get union supporters off of its payroll

October 26, 1999 - Industry News

Terion Launches Mobile Messenger

As anticipated, Terion Inc., Melbourne, FL, has officially launched Mobile Messenger, its unique two-way communications system aimed at the long-haul truckload sector

October 25, 1999 - Industry News

Maintenance Council Awards Silver Spark Plugs

The Maintenance Council awarded its highest honor, the Silver Spark Plug Award, to three trucking industry professionals during the council's 1999 Fall Meeting in Tampa, FL

October 25, 1999 - Industry News

Phoenix Blames Diesel Exhaust For Pollution

A new report prepared for Phoenix area governments says diesel engines are the main cause of the metropolitan area's pollution problems

October 25, 1999 - Industry News

Radio Band Approved For ITS Use

The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to make radio frequencies available for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) operations. The FCC allocated a range of 5850-5925 megahertz for dedicated short-range communications between vehicles and electronic systems on the roadside,

October 25, 1999 - Industry News

Knights Of The Road Host Virginia Jamboree

This Saturday, Oct. 30, Knights of the Road Foundation will hold its 1999 East Coast Truck Rodeo & Jamboree Halloween Bash fund-raiser at Big Charlie's Truck Plaza on Route 13 (Northampton Blvd.) in Virginia Beach, VA

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October 24, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Strike Overnite Transportation

A strike by the Teamsters union against the nation's sixth largest less-than-truckload company is spreading to other locations

October 22, 1999 - Industry News

Article Peels Cover Off American Trucking Assns.

The trucking industry's national trade association is in turmoil as its new leadership tries to turn the group onto a different course, according to an analysis published today in an influential Washington magazine

October 21, 1999 - Industry News

Seattle Container Drivers Strike American President Lines

At 6 a.m. yesterday, owner-operator truckers who haul containers at the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma, WA, struck American President Lines, a steamship company operating at Terminal 5 in Seattle

October 21, 1999 - Industry News

CFI Red Racer Breaks World Speed Record

A Kenworth T2000 driven by Contract Freighters President Glenn Brown averaged 162.579 mph over two runs to set a new world land speed record for a heavy duty truck during the 1999 World Finals at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats

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October 21, 1999 - Industry News

Labor Board Rules Overnite Intimidated Laredo Employees

The National Labor Relations Board ruled Monday that Overnite Transportation was guilty of threatening, coercing and intimidating workers because they were exercising their right to organize at the company's Laredo, TX, terminal

October 21, 1999 - Industry News

South Carolina Trucking Assn. Looking At Truck Accidents

The South Carolina Trucking Assn. is taking a serious look at why truck accidents happen and will be proposing possible solutions in an attempt to deal with them

October 20, 1999 - Industry News

Seattle Port Truckers Strike

Independent truckers who haul containers at the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma, WA, are scheduled to walk off the job today

October 20, 1999 - Industry News

Parade To Honor Fallen Truckers

For the second year in a row, the Knights of the Road Foundation is organizing a parade through downtown Norfolk, VA, to honor truck drivers who lose their lives on the highways

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October 20, 1999 - Industry News

Muralt's Travel Plaza Sets Blood Drive Record

Muralt's Travel Plaza, with help from the Missoula, MT, community, surpassed the record number of pints collected in the national blood drive campaign sponsored by NATSO, the national association of truckstop operators. The three-day event also set a record as Montana's largest blood collection event

October 20, 1999 - Industry News

Xerox To Serve Unions On The Web

The Xerox Corp., Rochester, NY, has announced a strategic alliance with WebGalaxy Inc., of Carlsbad, CA, an Internet service provider with strong ties to the U.S. labor movement. Xerox will offer computer and Internet consulting to unions affiliated with WebGalaxy and will also create e-commerce systems for use by both union organizations and members, including online shopping

October 20, 1999 - Industry News

Dana Has Record Results Despite International Challenges

As it announced record third-quarter sales and operating profits up 27% for the quarter, Dana Corp. is continuing with restructuring plans, including closing 14 plants and 29 distribution centers, to pare costs in response to "softness" in key industrial and off-highway markets in Europe

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