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August 23, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Sales Drop: We've Seen The Worst of It

Freightliner’s 3,745 layoffs last week bring the total over the past few months to over 6,000 in North American heavy truck factories, including earlier layoffs by Volvo, Paccar and Navistar. More layoffs are likely this fall. Manufacturers

Tags: Economy

August 23, 2000 - Industry News

Bankrupt Trucking Company Owner Sued

The owner of a bankrupt Columbus, Ohio, trucking company is being sued by the U.S. Department of Labor, which says he failed to pay nearly $243,000 in employee medical claims and instead used the money for personal and corporate expenses

Tags: Fleets

August 23, 2000 - Industry News

Traffic Problems Loom Over Texas

A Texas government official is proposing that the state considers using bonds to help speed up road construction

Tags: Highways

August 23, 2000 - Industry News

Washington Interstate Raises Overpasses

Washington state has started work on a project designed to raise the height of freeway overpasses on one interstate so some trucks can avoid a 40-mile detour

Tags: Highways

August 22, 2000 - Industry News

Covenant Acquires Part of Con-Way

Covenant Transport, Chattanooga, Tenn., has announced the purchase part of Con-Way Truckload Services, Fort Worth, Texas

Tags: Fleets

August 22, 2000 - Industry News

Daylight Transport Adds New Lanes from Northeast to South

Daylight Transport, a Long Beach, Calif.-based LTL carrier, will be opening new lanes and expanding regional services from the Northeast states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island to the Southern states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas

Tags: Fleets

August 22, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Expands Services

Less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation is expanding its Advantage Overnite initiative into Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Oklahoma, as well as in Canada

Tags: Fleets

August 20, 2000 - Industry News

First Stars & Stripes Qualifiers Named

The first six out of 36 qualifiers for the Stars & Stripes truck show series, sponsored by Freightliner and Chevron, were named yesterday at Newport's Truckerfest at The Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, Nev

Tags: Events

August 20, 2000 - Industry News

Pets Big Winners in Truckerfest Contest

Approximately 30 pets and their owners turned out for the Best Buddy Pet Contest at Truckerfest 2000 Saturday at The Alamo Travel Center in Reno/Sparks, Nev

Tags: Events

August 18, 2000 - Industry News

Wedding Bells Ring at Truckerfest

Truckerfest in Reno/Sparks, Nev., last week played host to the wedding of professional drivers Mark Hall and the former Mona Henry

Tags: Events

August 18, 2000 - Industry News

Truckerfest Continues Today

Newport's annual Truckerfest trucker appreciation event continues through 1 p.m. Sunday at The Alamo travel center in Reno/Sparks, Nev., with trucker games, the "Best Buddy" pet contest and a spectacular fireworks show

Tags: Events

August 18, 2000 - Industry News

Controversy Surrounds Hoover Dam Bypass Proposal

Controversy continues over how to alleviate the bottleneck caused by the two-lane road running over Hoover Dam

Tags: Highways

August 17, 2000 - Industry News

Parade Kicks off Truckerfest in Reno

About 70 tractor-trailers and bobtail rigs of all ages, makes and descriptions made for a beautiful, noisy procession as the annual Truckerfest Parade of Pride slowly rolled through downtown Reno, Nev. The parade was the official kick-off to Truckerfest 2000, the annual trucker appreciation event put on by The Alamo travel center and Newport Communications. The event runs today through 1 p.m. Sunday, with exhibits, games, free steaks, live entertainment and more

Tags: Events

August 17, 2000 - Industry News

Avoid Westbound I-70 In Washington County, Md.

The Maryland State Highway Administration recomments that highway users avoid a stretch of Interstate 70 in Washington County for two to three weeks, beginning Aug. 21

Tags: Highways

August 17, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Plans Safety Conference

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is joining forces with a wide range of safety organizations to participate in a safety focus group at the CVSA Fall Conference, Sept. 10 in Grand Rapids, Mich

Tags: Events

August 17, 2000 - Industry News

Arkansas Officials Blame Trucks for Lane Violations

The Arkansas State Highway Commission is blaming truck drivers for causing construction to back up where lanes are closed for construction on interstate highways, but the trucking industry is fighting back

Tags: Highways

August 17, 2000 - Industry News

ACE Hardware Buys Fleet Advisor

The ACE Hardware Corp. of Oak Brook, Ill., has purchased the Fleet Advisor mobile communications and fleet management system for its corporate fleet

Tags: Fleets

August 16, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Honored As Top Logistics Provider

Ryder Logistics, Miami, Fla., has been named the number one third-party logistics (3PL) provider for the third consecutive year in the annual Inbound Logistics' "Top Ten Excellence Survey.

Tags: Fleets

August 16, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Honored by Kenworth and "18 Wheels of Justice"

The TNN television series "18 Wheels of Justice" and Kenworth are saying "thank you" to truckers on national television this week during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Tags: Events

August 15, 2000 - Industry News

Emery and USPS Offer New Delivery Service

CNF Inc.'s Emery Worldwide air cargo unit and the U.S. Postal Service will offer a service to quickly deliver heavier items such as furniture and exercise equipment to homes as consumers buy more goods via the Internet

Tags: Fleets

August 15, 2000 - Industry News

Truckin' for Buck$ Raises Charity Cash

Saturday's "Truckin' for Bucks" event near Lancaster, Pa., drew 110 drivers from 10 states to compete and an estimated 2,000 spectators

Tags: Events

August 14, 2000 - Industry News

Neal McCoy, Collin Raye to Perform at Truckerfest Tonight

Country music performers Neal McCoy and Collin Raye will perform a concert free for truckers and their spouses tonight at Newport Communications’ Truckerfest 2000 at the Alamo Travel Center in Reno-Sparks, Nev

Tags: Events

August 14, 2000 - Industry News

Parade of Pride in Reno Tonight

Four days of Truckerfest 2000 kick off tonight in Reno-Sparks, Nev., with the "Parade of Pride" through downtown Reno

Tags: Events

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

Tags: Events

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

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