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November 13, 2000 - Industry News

Lake City International Trucks Relocates to Multi-Million Dollar Facility

Lake City International Trucks has relocated its Utah operations to Salt Lake City, officially opening its doors yesterday

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November 13, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Protest Yields Three Arrests

Three men face charges in connection with a Canadian truckers' strike that has paralyzed the movement of goods at the Port of Montreal

November 13, 2000 - Industry News

Aussie Truckers Demand New Employment Bill

A group of Australian truckers honked their horns as they drove to the Parliament House in Melbourne yesterday to demonstrate their support for a bill to expand workers' entitlements

November 13, 2000 - Industry News

UK Police Lighten Up on Truck Ban as Fuel Protest Continues

British police have reversed plans to prevent fuel protestors from driving to the center of London tomorrow because of a smaller than anticipated turnout

November 13, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Acquires American Freightways

FedEx Corp. is buying regional carrier American Freightways for $28.13 per share, or approximately $1.2 billion, to expand its regional less-than-truckload service to all 48 states

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November 12, 2000 - Industry News

OSHA Expected to Issue Final Ergonomics Rule Today

The federal government is expected to issue a final rule today requiring employers to create programs to protect workers from repetitive motion injuries -- a rule that has been strenuously opposed by industry, including the American Trucking Associations. According to The Washington Post, which obtained a copy of the final rule, Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials expect trucking to be one of the industries that will need to make the most changes in the workplace

November 10, 2000 - Industry News

Trucks Over 80,000 Pounds May Have to Detour Bridges on Oregon's I-5

Recent inspections of three 1950s-era bridges on Interstate 5 in Oregon have identified structural problems that question their load-carrying capacity

Tags: Highways

November 10, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Trucker Training Guidelines Stalled

Alberta’s tough new guidelines for truck driver training will likely remain shelved unless they're adopted nationwide

November 10, 2000 - Industry News

CSE Opens Freight Assembly Center in Virginia

Con-Way Southern Express, a regional less-than-truckload commercial freight carrier, recently announced the opening of a new 101-door freight assembly center in Chester, Va

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November 10, 2000 - Industry News

Hub Group Selects OmniExpress and Freight-Link

Hub Group, the logistics company based in Lombard, Ill, will install Qualcomm’s new OmniExpress mobile communications system in trucks at seven intermodal container service centers

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November 10, 2000 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Cuts 1,500 Jobs

A 65-percent decline in fiscal fourth quarter profits is forcing Troy, Mich.-based auto and truck parts maker ArvinMeritor to cut 1,500 hourly and salaried jobs

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November 10, 2000 - Industry News

UK Fuel Protesters Vow to Keep Go-Slow Convoy Moving

Despite a warning from law enforcement that they face prosecution, British fuel protestors have vowed to keep a go-slow convoy going today on some of the nation’s busiest roads

November 9, 2000 - Industry News

Corporate Shakedown Hits Professional Transportation Group

Professional Transportation Group, a ground transportation and logistics company based in Marietta, Ga., is booting its top officers amidst a raft of financial problems

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November 9, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Makes Cummins Sole Engine Supplier

Volvo Trucks North America plans to make Cummins its sole external engine supplier in North America

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November 9, 2000 - Industry News

"Spud Trailer" Makers Expanding

Trinity Trailer, Boise, Idaho, has been selling its "Eagle Bridge" self-unloading conveyor bulk trailers to the agriculture market in the Northwest since 1975. But now the company is expanding nationwide and to other markets

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November 9, 2000 - Industry News

New NTDA President's Council Makes Recommendations

The National Trailer Dealers Assn. last week implemented a new function at its annual meeting: the Past Presidents' Council

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November 9, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Continue Fight For Union Representation

Truckers striking in the Port of Montreal are promising to stand strong despite a Canada Industrial Relations Board ruling that seriously hampers their attempts to get union representation, the Confederation of National Trade Unions said Wednesday

November 9, 2000 - Industry News

Household Good Movers Propose Changes to Loss/Damage Options

The Surface Transportation Board has asked for comments on a request by the Household Goods Carriers’ Bureau Committee to change released rate provisions for household goods shipments

November 9, 2000 - Industry News

Veredex Creates Same-Day Courier Network

Veredex Logistics of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, is bringing a vast network of same-day transportation providers to the Internet at www.veredex.com.

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November 9, 2000 - Industry News

Dorsey Trailers Announces Cutbacks

Atlanta-based Dorsey Trailers is slashing about half of its management and salaried staff because of a drop in demand for its trailers

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November 8, 2000 - Industry News

Exclusive: We Test Drive A Hybrid Electric

Until now, the clean-vehicle focus has centered on alternative fuels such as natural gas. But a new hybrid technology that combines the efficiency of a diesel engine with the cleanliness of electric drive is getting more

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November 8, 2000 - Industry News

OSHA Revises Ergonomics Proposal

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has reportedly revised its controversial ergonomics proposal

November 8, 2000 - Industry News

TA Reports Third Quarter Results

TravelCenters of America yesterday reported a net loss of $0.3 million for the third quarter of 2000, versus net income of $0.1 million for the same period in 1999

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November 8, 2000 - Industry News

Preston, Teamsters Settle for $18.9 Million

Preston Trucking and the Teamsters union agreed to an $18.9 million settlement in the Teamsters' suit against the defunct trucking company

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November 8, 2000 - Industry News

Britain Lowers Taxes on Fuel and Trucks

In an attempt to avoid another nationwide fuel blockade, the British government announced yesterday that it would cut taxes on cars, trucks and some grades of fuel

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