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September 15, 2000 - Industry News

NJ Trucking Spectacular Offers Smokin' Attractions for Diesel, Motorsports Fans

The 24th annual U.S. Diesel Truckin' Nationals and Motorsports Spectacular, presented by Cummins, kicks off at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 16 at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J. The day-long lineup includes diesel drag racing, truck beauty competition, monster trucks, jet trucks, and manufacturers' midway with 49 vendors

Tags: Events

September 15, 2000 - Industry News

Georgia Port Authority Upgrades Trucker Check-In and Out

Truckers hauling containers into the Port of Savannah, Ga., Garden City Terminal will find clerks and checkers waiting to process them with hand-held computers beginning Oct. 2

Tags: Intermodal

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Cause Florida Trucking Company to Slash Fleet, Workforce

The rising cost of fuel has claimed a Florida trucking company as its victim. D&K Transport in Dade City is making plans to slash its fleet and cut nearly 75 percent of its work force

Tags: Fleets

September 13, 2000 - Industry News

New Outbound Stevenson Expressway Lanes Open Today

Two of the three newly reconstructed outbound lanes of Chicago’s Interstate 55 Stevenson Expressway between Canal Street and Kedzie Avenue open to traffic for the first time today

Tags: Highways

September 13, 2000 - Industry News

Trism Awarded 5-Year DOE Contract

Trism subsidiary Tri-State Motor Transit, Joplin, Mo., has been awarded a five-year contract from the U.S. Department of Energy to transport radioactive waste from Department of Energy generator sites throughout the United States to the Waste

Tags: Fleets

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Matlack Converts to TMW, Windows NT

Trucking software provider TMW Systems of Cleveland, Ohio, has announced an agreement with Matlack to convert the bulk carrier’s operations management software to the TMW PowerSuite system on the NT platform

Tags: Fleets

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Contractors Get Wireless Web Access

Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla., has deployed a business-to-business wireless Internet phone service for its North American contractors and employees

Tags: Fleets

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

East Coast Truck Show This Weekend

The East Coast Truck Show will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, N.C

Tags: Events

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Trucks Gather in St. Ignace for Truck Show

The fifth annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show, famous for its Parade of Lights over the Mackinac bridge, will be held this weekend, Sept. 15-17, in St. Ignace, Mich

Tags: Events

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Turnpike Gets E-ZPass, Toll Increases

At the end of this month, the New Jersey Turnpike will begin using a long-awaited cashless toll system -- and implement its first toll increase since 1991

Tags: Highways

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Southern California Gears Up for Truck Lane on I-215 and Highway 60

Work has begun on an interstate truck lane meant to improve traffic congestion and safety on Interstate 215 and Highway 60 in Southern California

Tags: Highways

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Delivery Drivers Take On New York

The competition was officially called the Race to Deliver, but some called it the Delivery Olympics. Twelve delivery drivers from the U.S. and Canada gathered in New York Sunday and Monday to participate in a contest

Tags: Events

September 11, 2000 - Industry News

Boyle Transportation Buys 40 Trucks With Inverters, Shore Power

Boyle Transportation recently took delivery of 40 Freightliner Century Class S/T's equipped with Xantrex (formerly Tracer) Technology's Truckpower inverter/chargers, which convert DC power into AC

Tags: Fleets

September 11, 2000 - Industry News

CCX Expands Service Coverage in Northeast

Con-Way Central Express, an LTL carrier based in Ann Arbor, Mich., recently opened a new service center facility in Borzah, Conn

Tags: Fleets

September 11, 2000 - Industry News

AAA Report Predicts Traffic Problems Will Continue

Even though the summer travel season has come to end, the American Automobile Association says don't expect too much relief from traffic congestion, thanks to highway construction projects

Tags: Highways

September 10, 2000 - Industry News

Stars & Stripes Qualifiers Win at Walcott

The second group of six qualifiers for the Stars and Stripes truck show series championship were named Saturday at the Iowa 80 truckstop in Walcott, Iowa

Tags: Events

September 8, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Makes Truck Parking Recommendations

After the National Transportation Safety Board held its series of truck and bus safety hearings last year, it decided to look further into the issue of truck parking. The board last week issued several recommendations to help address the parking shortage, which is a key issue in the debate about truck driver fatigue

Tags: Events

September 8, 2000 - Industry News

GE Capital Honors Fleets for Productivity

GE Capital Fleet Services has recognized 10 of its customers for innovative best practices in achieving fleet management productivity

Tags: Fleets

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

Viking Freight Increases Rates

Viking Freight, an LTL carrier based in San Jose, Calif., will put into effect a general rate increase of 5.9 percent on Oct. 2

Tags: Fleets

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

DuPont Sues Norfolk Southern Over Rail-Service Breakdowns

DuPont Co. has filed suit against Norfolk Southern Corp., seeking damages for rail-service breakdowns following Norfolk's operation of parts of the former Conrail -- breakdowns that resulted in more business for the trucking industry

Tags: Intermodal

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

Van Lines To Compete for Moves on the Internet

Homestore.com, Thousand Oaks, Calif., announced it will join with five top U.S. moving companies to develop a Web site allowing consumers to shop for and purchase moving services directly over the Internet

Tags: Fleets

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Fall Conference Begins Sunday

As part of a continuing effort to reduce the number of commercial vehicle crashes in North America, more than 500 truck and bus safety enforcement officers and industry representatives from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will be meeting at the annual CVSA Fall Conference September 10-14 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Mich

Tags: Events

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

Saia Redesigns Web Site

Saia Motor Freight recently launched its redesigned web site, boasting a new look and enhanced features located at www.saia.com.

Tags: Fleets

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

Trailer Sales Down 6.6%

The anticipated slowdown in trailer demand is apparently under way. According to Economic Planning Associates' latest survey of trailer manufacturers, second quarter 2000 trailer shipments are 6.6% below second quarter 1999. This comes after a 7.2% gain in the first quarter

Tags: Economy

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

Second Stars & Stripes Qualifier Starts Tomorrow

The second qualifying event in the Stars & Stripes Show Truck Series will be held starting tomorrow and running through Saturday at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, in Walcott, Iowa

Tags: Events

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