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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

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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.

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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

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September 5, 2000 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Buys Out TCI

C.H. Robinson, Minneapolis, recently acquired TCI, a third party logistics company specializing in refrigerated LTL services based in Brooklyn Center, Minn

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September 5, 2000 - Industry News

Pacer Acquires GTS Transportation

Freight and transportation logistics provider Pacer International, Walnut Creek, Calif., has recently acquired GTS Transportation Services, a non-asset-based logistics and truck-brokerage operation based in Livermore, Calif

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September 5, 2000 - Industry News

PennDOT Targets Heavy Truck Traffic Accident Corridors

Pennsylvania has targeted five “heavy-truck crash corridors” for extra enforcement, improvements and public education, according to the Allentown Morning Call

Tags: Highways

September 1, 2000 - Industry News

Longer Trucks Not Invading Vermont

It’s been a month since a new state law kicked in allowing longer commercial trucks on Vermont’s east-west highways, and officials say it doesn’t appear to have had any major effect on traffic

Tags: Highways

September 1, 2000 - Industry News

Southeastern Offers E-mail and Fax Invoicing

Southeastern Freight Lines, Columbia, S.C., has introduced two new billing alternatives, Internet invoicing and fax invoicing, which benefit smaller customers much like Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) invoicing but without the investment in EDI technology

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August 31, 2000 - Industry News

Sitton Buying 50 Peterbilt Model 387s

Sitton Motor Lines, Joplin, Mo., has taken delivery of the first of 50 new Peterbilt Model 387 tractors

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August 31, 2000 - Industry News

West Virginia Jumps on the PrePass Bandwagon

Truckers traveling on select West Virginia interstates will soon be able to keep rolling without stopping to get weighed. According to Associated Press reports, the state Division of Highways is forking over $1.2 million next month to install the PrePass electronic weigh-in-motion system on four state highways

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August 31, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Truck Ban Grows Wider

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has moved to further restrict big, interstate trucks in the state. Under some circumstances, the agency now wants 102-inch-wide trucks, standard since the 1980s, limited to what it calls the “National Network” of highways even if those trucks are domiciled in the state. The DOT has issued the necessary proposed rule change and will accept written comments until October 18

Tags: Highways

August 30, 2000 - Industry News

Venezia Transport Building New Headquarters

Venezia Transport Service recently broke ground on a new $3 million corporate headquarters and main terminal facility in Limerick, Pa., a move company officials say is in response to the company's 30% growth rate

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August 30, 2000 - Industry News

Southern Trucking Expo Canceled

The truck-buying slump that has resulted in layoffs at every major truck manufacturer has now taken its toll on the truck show industry. Independent Trade Show Management has announced it has canceled its Southern Trucking Expo for this year, which was scheduled for Oct. 20-21 in Atlanta

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August 30, 2000 - Industry News

Freeway Considered Between Southern California Counties

The California counties of Orange and Riverside, located in the Los Angeles area, are considering construction of a $2 to $3-billion freeway between the two counties to reduce traffic congestion

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August 29, 2000 - Industry News

RLT Recognized as Oregon Trusted Motor Carrier

Redding Lumber Transport, Redding, Calif., recently joined the ranks of Oregon's Trusted Carrier partners

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August 29, 2000 - Industry News

Wabash Signs Agreement with J.B. Hunt

Trailer manufacturer Wabash National, Lafayette, Ind., announced a supply partnership with J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, Ark

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August 28, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Strike Scuttles Overnite IPO

Union Pacific has put on hold plans to spin off its less-than-truckload subsidiary Overnite Transportation, reports Traffic World. Behind the decision are the Teamsters union's 10-month-old unfair labor practices strike against the company and poor market conditions

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August 28, 2000 - Industry News

Iowa Traffic on the Rise

If your route takes you through Iowa, take note. State officials recently reported that traffic along Iowa's roads and highways has increased dramatically during the past 20 years

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August 28, 2000 - Industry News

Mississippi Highway Construction Project in Trouble

Transportation commissioners in Mississippi say highway construction could come to a halt until April 2001 if funding issues are not addressed during the special session scheduled for Monday

Tags: Highways

August 25, 2000 - Industry News

Averitt Express Opens Texas Service Facility

Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., has opened a new service center in Harlingen, Texas

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August 25, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian National Railway to Build Memphis Intermodal Terminal

The Canadian National Railway Co./Illinois Central railroad, Chicago, plans to build a super rail and truck terminal in Memphis, Tenn

Tags: Intermodal

August 25, 2000 - Industry News

Celadon Group Announces 4Q Results

Indianapolis-based Celadon has announced the company’s financial results for the fiscal 2000 fourth quarter and year ended June 30, 2000

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August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Welcome End of Detours on Fort Washington Way

Wide vehicles are being allowed back on the Fort Washington Way in Cincinnati, Ohio, next week and the trucking industry couldn’t be happier

Tags: Highways

August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Yellowstone Trucking Sold By Crown Pacific

Crown Pacific Partners, an integrated forest products company, has announced the sale of its independent operating subsidiary Yellowstone Trucking to B.I. Holdings of Missoula, Mont

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