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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

Tags: Highways

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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August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Alabama Corridor X Slated for Completion by 2006

For the first time, Alabama highway officials have set a deadline for completion of a 96-mile limited-access highway that will help link Birmingham to Memphis and help congestion on a heavily traveled truck route in the state. According to a report in The Birmingham News, highway officials say "Corridor X," as it is known, will be finished by 2006

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August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Indiana Short on Truck Parking

A shortage of parking spaces at Indiana rest stops is forcing many truckers to either park illegally along highway onramps or surpass the legal limit of 10 consecutive hours on the road, and according to Associated Press reports, it's creating problems between police and drivers

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August 7, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Chairman to Speak at McLeod Software Conference

Robert Hansen, 2000-2001 chairman of the Truckload Carriers Assn., will be the keynote speaker at McLeod Software's user's conference, Sept. 20-23 in Birmingham, Ala

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August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Southern Trucking Expo Drops a Day, Adds Events

This year's Southern Trucking Expo in Atlanta will be shortened to two days from the previous three, being held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21

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August 7, 2000 - Industry News

400 of Safest Drivers Head to New Orleans

The American Trucking Associations' National Truck Driving Championships begins today in New Orleans

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August 6, 2000 - Industry News

Safety Conference to Search for New Brake Strategies

The North American Brake Safety Conference to be held September 15-16 in Toronto will be directed primarily at finding new brake safety strategies for motor carriers. "Our goal is to help carriers achieve better brake safety on

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August 6, 2000 - Industry News

Georgia Port Bustling

Several improvements to make cargo move faster through the Port of Savannah, Georgia, are in the works

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August 4, 2000 - Industry News

Moyes: Hot on Simon's Heels

Swift Transportation President Jerry Moyes is still trying to get a bigger stake of Simon Transportation

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August 4, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Residents Eager for I-99 Extension

An expansion of Interstate 99 in Unionville, Pa., is expected to reduce the number of big rigs traveling a narrow and often shoulderless section of two-lane Route 220, and residents can't wait

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August 4, 2000 - Industry News

CCX Opens High-Volume Freight Handling Facility

Con-Way Central Express has opened a new high-volume freight assembly center in Salem, Ill., which is scheduled to begin operations today

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August 4, 2000 - Industry News

South Carolina to Thank Truckers With Cookouts

Trucking industry leaders will be thanking drivers for their hard work and safe driving practices in the form of roadside picnics offered by the South Carolina Trucking Association during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

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August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Truckin for Buck$ Tomorrow

Truckers passing through Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to show off their driving skills in front of their peers while doing a good deed. The 11th Annual Truckin’ for Buck$, set for tomorrow, August 19, at Buck Motorsports Park, just south of Lancaster, will give drivers the forum to strut their stuff, visit with other drivers, and enjoy good food, while raising money for individuals with physical disabilities at the same time

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August 3, 2000 - Industry News

New Hampshire Senator Pushing I-93 Widening Project

A highway construction project to widen Interstate 93 near Derry, N.H., is not only important to area residents, but to the state Department of Transportation as well

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August 3, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Cuts Down On Cameras at E-ZPass Toll Booths

New Jersey highway officials are cutting back on a plan designed to nab tractor-trailers trying to avoid E-ZPass tolls, with about three-quarters of the 380 cameras they intended to use being the latest casualty in a cost-cutting plan

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August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Truck for Buck$

Truckers passing through Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to show off their driving skills in front of their peers while doing a good deed. The 11th Annual Truckin’ for Buck$, set for Saturday, August 19, at Buck Motorsports Park, just south of Lancaster, will give drivers the forum to strut their stuff, visit with other drivers, and enjoy good food, while raising money for individuals with physical disabilities at the same time

Tags: Events

August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Fatal Accident Leads to Calls for Changes at I-44 Six Flags Exit

Travelers of Interstate 44 near St. Louis feel that legally high speeds, poor design, and bad signage contributed to a deadly crash near Six Flags earlier this week

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August 2, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Announces Independent Contractor Meeting

The Truckload Carriers Association has announced that its 2000 Independent Contractor Division annual meeting will be held Sept. 14-15 at the Marriott DFW Hotel South, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas

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August 2, 2000 - Industry News

Bikers Block Highway Memorial

Kill a biker, get a highway named after you? That’s the question the American Motorcyclist Assn. is asking in its nationwide campaign to ban the naming of highways after people who have been convicted of serious

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