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June 22, 1999 - Industry News

Transit Group Acquires Fox Midwest

Atlanta-based Transit Group has agreed to acquire its 19th company - Fox Midwest Transport of Green Bay, WI, along with its affiliate Shippers Distribution Services

June 21, 1999 - Industry News

Truckers-Only Truckstop Celebrates Grand Opening

Big Main Truck Stop near Albany, NY, celebrated its grand re-opening last week - no automobiles invited

June 21, 1999 - Industry News

C.R. England Rewards Veteran Drivers With Special Lounge

C.R. England has added a new feature to its Salt Lake City driver center: the "members only" Crown Room, built to recognize drivers with five or more years of service and master-level driver trainers

June 21, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio Turnpike Opens New Plazas

The Ohio Turnpike has opened two of the four service plazas it had closed for total reconstruction. Although not all the changes are finished, the seedy service plazas at the Commodore Perry Travel Center westbound and the Erie Islands Travel Center eastbound, near the 100 mile marker, have been closed for almost a year. They have been replaced by domed facilities with better lighting, more bathrooms and more parking spaces, reports the Akron Beacon Journal

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 Offers Backhaul Loads

A new Internet service,, 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,

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

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


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