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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Tougher Drunk Driving Laws for Truckers Suggested in Arkansas

The director of the Arkansas State Police says he plans to ask the state Legislature to set stricter drunk driving standards for truckers when it meets next month

Tags: Industry

December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Freight Expands Standard Ground Service

Yellow Freight System, an LTL carrier based in Overland Park, Kan., is expediting its Standard Ground service throughout the Northeastern U.S. and Canada

Tags: Fleets

December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Williams TravelCenters Offer Fuel Incentives

Tulsa, Okla.-based Williams TravelCenters will offer a frequent fueler awards program to professional drivers beginning Jan. 15

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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon OSHA Looking at Tarping Falls

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration is asking carriers if tarping loads poses a safety hazard for drivers

December 4, 2000 - Industry News

E-ZPass Causes Problems on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Highway officials say a newly implemented E-ZPass system on the Pennsylvania Turnpike has been causing some problems, thanks to motorists not following directions

Tags: Highways

December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Decide if Unloading is "Operating" A Trailer

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will consider whether or not loading and unloading a trailer is "operating or maintaining" a motor vehicle under the state’s workers’ compensation law

December 4, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues New Haz-Mat Routing Guide

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published a new listing of restricted, designated, and preferred road and highway routes for transporting radioactive and non-radioactive hazardous materials

December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Striking Safeway Workers Cut A Deal, Return to Work

Hundreds of union truckers and warehouse workers voted Friday to end a six-week Teamsters strike against a major warehouse contractor that disrupted supplies to Safeway supermarkets in California, Nevada and Hawaii

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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

New Brunswick Teamsters Want "Dependent Contractor" Status for Owner-Operators

The Teamsters union wants the Canadian province of New Brunswick to recognize owner-operators as dependent contractors, which would allow them to join trade unions

December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Pay Hikes Slow in Third Quarter

Profit pressures from high fuel costs plus a softening of freight activity has caused truckload carriers to put the brakes on driver wage increases, says SignPost Inc. According to the company’s latest National Survey of Driver Wages, fewer than 15% of carriers made wage changes in the third quarter of 2000. By comparison, more than 20% made changes in third quarter 1999, 23% in 1998, and almost 25% in 1997

Tags: Economy

December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Predicted to Deliver Record Holiday Season

The American Trucking Associations predicts that the U.S. trucking industry will haul another record amount of gifts and food this holiday season

Tags: Economy

December 1, 2000 - Industry News

Worst Of Economic Downturn Is Here

Recent economic reports confirm that the U.S. economy is now near the bottom of this business cycle.

Tags: Economy

December 1, 2000 - Industry News

NationaLease Announces Exceptional Service Award Winners

National Truck Leasing System recently announced the recipients of its 2000 Exceptional Service Awards

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December 1, 2000 - Industry News

Citigroup Acquires Associates, FDIC Gives Go-Ahead

Financial services giant Citigroup announced the completed acquisition of Associates First Capital Corp., an Irving, Texas-based consumer finance company that's a major financer to the trucking industry

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December 1, 2000 - Industry News

NHTSA to Public: Are Tire Makers Giving You Enough Information?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has taken the first steps toward implementation of new recall laws, with a lengthy request for public comment on tire labeling and information

December 1, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania High Court Says Owner-Operators Aren't Employees

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that federal requirements regarding carrier “control” of owner-operators do not give those owner-operators employee status under the state’s workers’ compensation law

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December 1, 2000 - Industry News

MCS-150 Forms Due Every Two Years

Motor carriers now must update MCS-150 information every 24 months

December 1, 2000 - Industry News

Striking Workers to Vote on Agreement with Safeway Distributor

Truckers and warehouse workers are scheduled to vote today on a tentative agreement that could put an end to a six-week strike against a Northern California Safeway distributor

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December 1, 2000 - Industry News

My New Best Friend

I have a new best friend. (Aside from my lovely wife, Laurie, anyway.) This friend tells me a lot of things I need and want to know. My new friend can also foretell the future, to

Tags: Industry

December 1, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking Subsidiaries Declare Bankruptcy

U.S. Trucking, Charleston, S.C., announced today that its four operating subsidiaries have filed for bankruptcy

Tags: Fleets

November 30, 2000 - Industry News

Prophesy to Integrate with PeopleNet

Prophesy's dispatch and accounting software will seen be able to seamlessly integrate with PeopleNet's INTOUCH G2X fleet management system

Tags: Industry

November 30, 2000 - Industry News

Mexico Reported to Win NAFTA Complaint Against U.S.

A panel of arbitrators ruled against the U.S. policy of keeping the Mexican border closed to long-distance Mexican trucks, according to news reports. The panel, which deliberates under terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement, reportedly agreed with a Mexican protest against the U.S. policy

November 30, 2000 - Industry News

GE Capital, Innovative Fleet Management to Sell Used Trucks Via Web

GE Capital Fleet Services and Innovative Fleet Management signed an agreement to develop a direct-to-dealer used-vehicle resale channel

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November 30, 2000 - Industry News

Presidential Ballots Trucked to Tallahassee

It was a load watched more closely than a truckful of nuclear waste: nearly half a million Palm Beach County presidential election ballots that were trucked to Florida's state capital yesterday from south Florida. Observers compared the

Tags: Industry

November 30, 2000 - Industry News

Course Teaches Rollover Prevention

An Edmonton, Alberta-based driver instructor is spearheading a course that teaches truckers how to avoid rolling their rigs

Tags: Safety

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