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July 12, 2000 - Industry News

Concerts, Driver Appreciation Day Celebrate Jubitz Renovation

Portland, Oregon's Jubitz Truck Stop is celebrating the completion of its multi-million dollar renovation with a concert series and special day for drivers

July 12, 2000 - Industry News

Aussie Truckers Threaten Blockade

Major Australian highways could be in trouble this weekend with the Truck Owner-Drivers Association threatening a national blockade

July 12, 2000 - Industry News

NPTC Downsizing to Cut Expenses

John McQuaid, president and CEO of the National Private Truck Council, has announced that his organization is making several major changes to reduce expenses since the organization is currently running about $300,000 in the red

July 12, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Election Cancelled in Syracuse

Overnite Transportation Company, Richmond, Va., announced yesterday that the Teamsters union withdrew from a representative election scheduled for today at the company’s Syracuse, N.Y., Service Center

July 12, 2000 - Industry News

DAT Moves to Kiosks and Internet

DAT Services of Portland, Ore., is poised for a major business move onto the Internet. DAT, the oldest and largest load-matching service in North America, is working with DRIVERNet of Kansas City, Mo., to make the extensive DAT load-matching database widely available online. The DAT-DRIVERNet partnership kicked off June 30 when DAT loads became available for interactive search at DRIVERNet kiosks at more than 400 truckstops

July 12, 2000 - Industry News

Florida Trucking School Loses Out Again

A Florida truck driver training school involved in a bribery scandal has lost a bid to continue operating under new management

July 12, 2000 - Industry News Partners With Two Major B2B Startups, the specialized Internet marketplace for flatbed truck transportation, has announced partnerships with two B2B Internet markets set to begin operations soon

July 11, 2000 - Industry News

Atlanta: A Trucking Powerhouse

Anyone who's experienced traffic in Atlanta won't be surprised to learn that the city is a trucking powerhouse. A recent article in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution focused on trucking and how cargo is moved throughout the

July 11, 2000 - Industry News

PTDI Transition Committee Gets to Work

The Professional Truck Driver Institute's Transition Committee held its first meeting recently in Dallas. The committee's job is to look into changing PTDI from an organization managed by the Truckload Carriers Assn. to one that is totally independent

July 11, 2000 - Industry News

GoLogistics Brokers LTL Online with Paccar Backing, the e-commerce arm of Paccar Inc., makers of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, has announced an equity investment in GoLogistics, Inc., of Plymouth, Mass. GoLogistics is currently running live tests of an Internet-based market for LTL shipments

July 10, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Training Program Featured on TNN

Peterbilt's Specialized Training Service Program was highlighted last month on The Nashville Network during a segment on the network's half-hour television show "Trucks!

July 10, 2000 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Merger Completed

The merger of Arvin Industries and Meritor Automotive has been completed and has resulted in ArvinMeritor, a $7.5 billion global automotive and truck supplier scheduled to begin operations this week

July 10, 2000 - Industry News

Hino Diesel Trucks Growing Its North American Presence

Hino Diesel Trucks (U.S.A.)'s new senior vice president has begun some enterprising plans to build the company's brand and image awareness, grow truck and parts sales, secure national accounts and expand the dealer network

July 9, 2000 - Industry News

Report Says Carriers Up Perks To Recruits

The problem of recruiting truck drivers was the focus of a report on Saturday’s broadcast of the CBS Evening News

July 7, 2000 - Industry News

California Overtime Exemption Remains Intact

Trucking companies in California breathed a sigh of relief on July 1, when a deadline passed without authorities changing trucking’s exemption from state work rules that would require overtime pay to drivers after an eight hour work day

July 7, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Ranked Among the Best Places for Minorities

Cummins Engine Coo, Columbus, Ind., has been ranked number 47 on Fortune magazine's list of the 50 best companies for minorities

July 7, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Traffic Could Be a Problem for Washington Park

A possible way to make Intermodal truck traffic in one Washington city flow more smoothly has city officials and residents at odds over the future of a small park

July 7, 2000 - Industry News

Arvin and Meritor Shareholders Approve Merger

By the end of the day, Arvin and Meritor are expected to become one company. At special meetings yesterday, shareholders of Arvin Industries, Columbus, Ind., and Meritor Automotive, Troy, Mich., approved the merger of the two companies

July 7, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers B2B and NTE Create Internet Contender

Truckers B2B, the largest buying co-op on the Internet, has linked up with National Transportation Exchange (NTE), the first electronic freight matching marketplace

July 6, 2000 - Industry News

Bering Remains Distributor for Hyundai Trucks in U.S.

In contrast to some recent reports that Hyundai commercial vehicles would be distributed in the United States by Freightliner and Sterling, Bering says it will remain the exclusive distributor of the products

July 5, 2000 - Industry News

NLGI Announces Grease Education Course

The National Lubricating Grease Institute has announced its Grease Education Course will be held on October 30 and 31 in conjunction with its annual meeting in Asheville, N.C

July 5, 2000 - Industry News Debuts ( has launched the Internet-based freight exchange it calls Premier Online Transportation Marketplace

July 5, 2000 - Industry News

Monon Lays Off 400 Employees

At least 100 HPA Monon employees have been laid off due to slow demand blamed on high gasoline prices. As many as 400 workers employed by the Monon, Ind.-based trailer manufacturer have received pink slips, union officials told the Associated Press

July 5, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Members Agree To Give ATA $500,000 To Fight Hours Of Service

The membership of the Truckload Carriers Assn. last week agreed to a proposal to allocate $500,000 to the American Trucking Assns. to help fight the Department of Transportation's hours of service proposal. The TCA board decided earlier to reject an already deficit budget in order to build in financial support for ATA to battle the proposed hours of service changes. The proposal was faxed to the entire membership for approval by a June 30 deadline

July 4, 2000 - Industry News

NATSO: Privatized Rest Stops Not the Answer

Editor's Note: NATSO, the organization representing truckstops, took issue with some of our coverage of the National Transportation Safety Board's hearing on truck parking earlier this year. We invited them to share their position on


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