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August 23, 1999 - Industry News

Vancouver Port Strike Yields Hourly Trucker Pay

A month-long strike at the port of Vancouver, British Columbia, has resulted in a deal that calls for truckers to be paid an hourly wage instead of a flat rate for each container handled

August 23, 1999 - Industry News

Maverick Raises Driver Pay

Maverick Transportation, Little Rock, AR, has announced a new pay scale for drivers in its longhaul division

August 23, 1999 - Industry News

CabCard Drivers Talk Free Tomorrow

Drivers with CabCard prepaid calling cards will enjoy Talk Free Day all day tomorrow, August 25, smack in the middle of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

August 22, 1999 - Industry News

AFL-CIO Backs Seattle Port Truckers' Strike

AFL-CIO President John Sweeney last week joined a rally of striking owner-operators and supporters at the Port of Seattle

August 22, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Drivers Get Appreciation Week

America's 3 million professional truck drivers are being honored this week during the American Trucking Assn.-sponsored annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

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August 22, 1999 - Industry News

San Antonio Dealer Building New Facility

Janoe Kenworth Trucks plans to open a new, full-service facility on Interstate 10 in San Antonio this January

August 19, 1999 - Industry News

New Web Site Allows Dock Reports

A new web site allows carriers to research and report conditions at shipping and receiving docks

August 18, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Continue Overnite Campaign

The Teamsters union reports more progress in its ongoing campaign to organize Overnite Transportation

August 18, 1999 - Industry News

National Truck Driving Championships This Week

The National Truck Driving Championships are under way in Tampa, FL

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August 17, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Wages Still On The Rise

Driver pay among truckload carriers is rising at an annual rate of 3.8%, according to The National Survey of Driver Wages

August 17, 1999 - Industry News

Intermodal Strike Spreads To Seattle

Owner-operators at seaports in Seattle and Tacoma, WA, are striking for union representation and an hourly wage. Truckers at the Port of Seattle stopped work yesterday morning. Their colleagues in Tacoma were expected to follow suit starting today

August 17, 1999 - Industry News

Alabama Truckstop Hosts Grand Re-Opening

Jack's Truckstop, an Alabama truckstop tradition for 40 years, is hosting its grand re-opening today

August 16, 1999 - Industry News

Show Trucks Shine At TruckerFest '99

Nearly 50 working show trucks entered the National Assn. of Show Trucks truck beauty competition during TruckerFest '99 in Reno/Sparks, NV, August 12-14

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August 16, 1999 - Industry News

Kenworth, CFI Challenging Land Speed Record

After successfully competing in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with a modified Kenworth T2000 last month, Kenworth and Contract Freighters Inc. of Joplin, MO, are trying to set a new land speed record for a heavy-duty truck this week

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August 16, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Add Another Overnite Terminal

The National Labor Relations Board has certified Overnite Transportation's Lexington terminal for Teamster representation

August 16, 1999 - Industry News

Fleet Maintenance Fundamentals Theme for TMC Fall Meeting

Fleet Maintenance Fundamentals is the theme of the fall meeting of The Maintenance Council, Oct. 11-14, at the Hyatt Regency Tampa in Tampa, FL

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August 14, 1999 - Industry News

Farm Laborers' Families Sue After Fatal Truck Crash

The families of 13 farm laborers killed when their van crashed into a tractor-trailer in California last Monday are suing the driver and two trucking companies - despite the fact that the driver of the farm van was unlicensed and there were 15 farm workers crammed into a van with no seat belts

August 14, 1999 - Industry News

Petro Income Reflects Volvo Transaction

Petro Stopping Centers reported increased revenues for the third quarter compared to last year, but notes that income was affected by a recently completed deal with Volvo

August 13, 1999 - Industry News

Waylon Concert, Trucker Games, More At TruckerFest

TruckerFest '99, sponsored by RoadStar magazine and The Alamo Travel Plaza, continues today at The Alamo in Reno/Sparks, NV

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August 12, 1999 - Industry News

Parade Of Pride Kicks Off Truckerfest '99

Nearly 100 trucks paraded through downtown Reno, NV, last night to kick off TruckerFest '99, sponsored by Newport Communications and The Alamo Travel Center

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August 12, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Warns Of Possible GPS Problems

The U.S. Department of Transportation is recommending that users of the Global Positioning System (GPS) contact the manufacturers of their receivers before Aug. 19 because of a possible malfunction on that date

August 12, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Workers File for Teamster Representation

Workers at Overnite Transportation's Laredo, TX, terminal have filed an election petition for Teamster representation

August 11, 1999 - Industry News

TruckerFest '99 Starts Tonight

A "Parade of Pride" through downtown Reno, NV, tonight will kick off the third TruckerFest, sponsored by Newport Communications and the Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, NV

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August 11, 1999 - Industry News

TruckerFest '99 Starts Tonight

A "Parade of Pride" through downtown Reno, NV, tonight will kick off the third annual TruckerFest, sponsored by Newport Communications and the Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, NV

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August 11, 1999 - Industry News

Truckers' Strike Crippling Canadian Port

Independent drivers who haul containers at the Port of Vancouver, British Columbia, have been on strike for the past two weeks, and some shipping lines are thinking about switching ports

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