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November 12, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Ordered To Bargain With Teamsters At Four Terminals

As the Teamsters' unfair labor practices strike enters its fourth week, the National Labor Relations Board has ordered Overnite Transportation to bargain with the Teamsters at four Overnite Transportation terminals

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November 12, 1999 - Industry News

Matlack Facing Fine Over Chemical Spill

Delaware-based hazardous materials hauler Matlack could face a $50,000 fine after one of its tankers spilled 100 gallons of a poisonous chemical at a Louisiana rest area

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November 12, 1999 - Industry News

ATA To Survey Driver Pay

The American Trucking Assns. is soliciting fleet participation in a survey of driver pay. The Driver Compensation Study 2000 will begin surveying regional and national less-than-truckload and truckload carriers the end of December.

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November 12, 1999 - Industry News

TTC Receives Supplier Award

Idealease has given Transmission Technologies Corp. its 1999 Component Supplier of the Year Award. The award recognizes involvement and support "far above and beyond" the level of service Idealease identifies as critical to ongoing growth and

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November 12, 1999 - Industry News

Spicer Plants Get ISO Certification

Dana Corp.'s Spicer Heavy Systems Assembly Div. has qualified for ISO 14001 certification for environmental quality. The certification covers plants in Lancaster, PA, and Lugoff, SC. plus the division office in Wyomissing, PA. It recognizes Dana's

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November 11, 1999 - Industry News

AMSC Offers Communications Leasing Program

American Mobile Satellite Corp. is offering a new leasing program to make its wireless data communications affordable for small and medium-sized trucking fleets

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November 11, 1999 - Industry News

New Code Designed To Improve Driver Treatment

In an effort to reduce time spent at shipper and receiver docks and improve treatment of drivers at the docks, the Truckload Carriers Assn. and American Trucking Assns. have developed a new code of ethics. The revamped and updated Shipper, Receiver, Carrier, Driver Code of Ethics and Good Business Practices will be introduced at the National Industrial Transportation League annual meeting in San Antonio next week

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November 11, 1999 - Industry News

AFL-CIO Beefs Up Teamsters Strike Fund

The Teamsters union is getting help from the AFL-CIO in its fight against Overnite Transportation in the form of a $100,000 contribution to strike fund coffers

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November 11, 1999 - Industry News

Sales, Profits Up At Meritor <!--11/10/99 10:35:37 AM-->

Meritor Automotive reported record results for its 1999 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30

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November 11, 1999 - Industry News

HighwayMaster Financials Improve

HighwayMaster still lost money last quarter, but the numbers are looking better than they did last year.

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November 10, 1999 - Industry News

Miami Port Truckers Caught In Labor Dispute

Independent truckers at the Port of Miami-Dade are caught in a labor dispute that’s keeping them from earning a living

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November 10, 1999 - Industry News

Xtra Profits Drop

Xtra Corp. reported fiscal fourth quarter profits of $17 million, down 11% from fourth quarter 1998. Revenue for the quarter were $121 million versus $119 million a year ago. For fiscal 1999, which ended Sept. 30, the

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November 9, 1999 - Industry News

California Kicks In More Money To Convert Diesels

California's South Coast Air Quality Management District has approved an additional $13.5 million in funding to subsidize the conversion of diesel vehicles to cleaner fuels.

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November 9, 1999 - Industry News

ATA Suing States Over Interstate Commerce Restrictions

The American Trucking Assns. is suing two states over regulations it says place an unfair burden on out-of-state carriers and violate U.S. Constitution provisions prohibiting states from interfering with interstate commerce

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November 9, 1999 - Industry News

Michigan Wants More Staff To Handle Border Traffic

The Michigan Department of Transportation wants to double the number of customs and immigration officials to deal with increased traffic, especially trucks, with the opening of a second bridge to Canada

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November 9, 1999 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler To Modernize Brazil Operations

DaimlerChrysler, parent company of Freightliner, plans to modernize its truck-making operations in Brazil

November 9, 1999 - Industry News

Microsoft and Trucking

On Friday, a federal judge ruled that Microsoft, makers of the Windows operating systems among other popular software, was a monopoly. But the so-called finding of fact, is only the first ruling in the ongoing struggle

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Idealease Locations Honored

Idealease of North America recently honored 51 of its locations with I.D.E.A.L. Gold awards for excellence

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Accuride Forms Two Business Units

Accuride Corp. has reorganized its operations, forming two business units: Heavy Vehicle Operations and Light Vehicle Operations. Heavy Vehicle Operations, based in Evansville, IN, offers steel and aluminum wheel products to medium and heavy wheel customers in

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Strike In Third Week

As the Teamsters job action against Overnite Transportation headed into its third week, both sides continued to offer widely different versions of how the strike is affecting the non-union less-than-truckload carrier

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Labor Board Files Complaint Against SAIA

The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against Atlanta-based SAIA Motor Freight Line, charging that the company has illegally interfered with and tried to intimidate employees at a Texas terminal who want to join the Teamsters union

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Quebec Independents Ask For Limits On Competition

Independent truckers in Quebec are asking the province to limit the number of newcomers to the trucking industry because they can't make a decent living

November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Tightens CDL Testing

New, stricter testing procedures will make it harder for some people to get a commercial driver's license in Illinois

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Specs Cummins ISX Engines In New Freightliners

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has purchased 1,525 Cummins ISX 400 ST2 engines for its new Freightliner Century Class trucks

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Isuzu Posts Record October

American Isuzu Motors posted October retail sales of 1,280 commercial vehicles, its strongest October on record. Year-to-date sales were 16,749, up 24% from 1998 and just 112 units short of total sales for all of 1998

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