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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

TruckerFest Starts Tomorrow

Gorgeous rigs, trucker games, fireworks, free steaks, a free concert, exhibits and more can be found starting tomorrow night at the Alamo Travel Center in Reno-Sparks, Nev., as Newport’s TruckerFest 2000 gets under way

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

No Funds for Pittsburgh Beltway

The City of Pittsburgh doesn’t have a beltway in its interstate system, and it looks like it may never get one

Tags: Highways

August 14, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Ban Hits I-580 in California

A 37-year-old truck ban on Interstate 580 in Oakland, Calif., is now state law, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Gov. Gray Davis signed a bill Thursday permanently prohibiting trucks weighing more than 4.5 tons on a

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August 11, 2000 - Industry News

NFPA Holds Economic Outlook Conference

The National Fluid Power Assocation will hold its annual Economic Outlook Conference Tuesday and Wednesday at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis

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August 11, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Adopts 12-Year Transportation Program

The Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission has adopted an updated 12-year program that calls for a $36.7 billion investment in highways and bridges, transit, aviation, rail freight and intermodal facilities

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August 10, 2000 - Industry News

RoadStar Wins Media Driving Contest

I'm happy to report that I won the media contest at the National Truck Driving Championships, held last week at the New Orleans Convention Center. But it was a hollow victory: Only three editors entered, and

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August 10, 2000 - Industry News

L.A. Port to Hold Diesel Forum

The Port of Los Angeles is holding a forum on proposed diesel regulations Thursday

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August 10, 2000 - Industry News

This is Truck Driver Appreciation Week

The American Trucking Associations and the Georgia Motor Truck Association kick off National Truck Driver Appreciation week today with a highway safety demonstration in Atlanta. President Bill Clinton once again issued a special proclamation wishing warm greetings to everyone celebrating the week. "Today American's are enjoying a time of unprecedented prosperity and economy growth," he said, "and America's professional truck drivers play a vital role in this success stor

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August 10, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar to Offer Ocean Cargo Services

Landstar Logistics, Jacksonville, Fla., is now licensed as a Non Vessel Operation Common Carrier and is offering full container load export service from the United States to ports around the world

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August 10, 2000 - Industry News

Daylight Improves Customer Service

Daylight Transportation has made some additions and changes to improve service to its customers

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August 10, 2000 - Industry News

USF Announces Reverse Logistics

USFreightways of Chicago and its new subsidiary USF Worldwide Logistics, Itasca, Ill, have introduced a specialized logistics system specifically for shipments being returned to e-commerce shippers

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August 9, 2000 - Industry News

RoadStar-Moderated Panel Kicks off National Truck Driver Championships

The five-day National Truck Driving Championships kicked off yesterday in New Orleans with a Safety Panel and press breakfast. The driving championship event, which this year sees 385 state champion drivers competing in nine categories at the national level, runs through Saturday and climaxes with the awards banquet where the Grand Champion is announced

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August 9, 2000 - Industry News

Small Pennsylvania Trucking Company Opens Doors Despite Obstacles

A small Pennsylvania trucking company was given the go ahead earlier this week to begin operations at a repair facility despite protests from several area residents

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August 9, 2000 - Industry News

Maine Trucking Company Shuts Down After False Logs Case

A Maine trucking company that spent 40 years serving the state’s seafood industry was fined $45,000 earlier this week for keeping false logs that understated the amount of time drivers spent on the road

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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Alabama to Six-Lane Part of I-20

Alabama officials say they will six-lane a dangerous part of Interstate 20 east of Birmingham and add concrete median dividers over the next two years

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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

L.A. Xpress Now Known As Cal State Xpress

L.A. Xpress, South Gate, Calif., has changed its name to Cal State Xpress, with the hopes that the identity will better describe the company's services

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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Alabama Makes Highway Plans for Hurricanes

With forecasters predicting a doozy of a hurricane season, Alabama officials have decided to make I-65 one way in the case of a hurricane evacuation from the Gulf coast

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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Moyes to Get Major Stake in Simon Transportation

Simon Transportation's founder and Swift Transportation chief Jerry Moyes have reached an agreement for Moyes to get a bigger stake in the company and replace Simon's founder as chairman of the board

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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike to Undergo Facelift

Rebuilding on the Pennsylvania Turnpike is scheduled between mileposts 85 and 94, including "Rattlesnake Mountain," on Chestnut Ridge in the summer of 2001

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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Vermont Welcomes Longer Trucks

Big rigs gained more freedom to travel throughout the state of Vermont on August 1

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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Expands Service Agreement With Greenwood Mills

Ryder Systems has signed an agreement with Greenwood Mills, a South Carolina-based manufacturer of denim and other fabrics, to expand current full-service truck leasing services to include dedicated contract carriage and freight management solutions

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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Mississippi Governor Shuns Transportation Funding Issue

Financial jeopardy continues to plague a major highway construction project in Mississippi as transportation officials wait to discuss the issue with the governor

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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

AF Announces Rate Increase

American Freightways, an LTL carrier out of Harrison, Ark., will institute a general rate increase of 5.5% effective September 1

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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Show Cancelled

A biennial trade show billed as Canada's largest for the trucking industry has been cancelled

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August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Atlanta Safety Demo to Open Driver Appreciation Week

The American Trucking Associations and the Georgia Motor Truck Association will kick off National Truck Driver Appreciation week Monday with a highway safety demonstration in Atlanta. Called "Drivers Deliver Safely," the event will feature members of ATA’s America’s Road Team demonstrating safe driving practices to help Atlanta-area motorists and truckers drive more safely

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