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December 29, 2000 - Industry News

The View From Behind the Mic

Editor's Note: This is the third in a series of predictions for 2001, both serious and tongue-in-cheek, from Truckinginfo.com's editors. The Million Trucker March will be organized as the single biggest protest ever over high fuel prices.

Tags: Economy

December 29, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Programs Seek Streamlined Military Moves

The U.S. Transportation Command will evaluate three pilot programs aimed at improved movement of service personnel household goods

December 29, 2000 - Industry News

Expect Lane Closures on I-95 Mixing Bowl This Week in Virginia

There will be several lane closures on Interstate 95 this week in Virginia as the massive reconstruction project continues on the "mixing bowl" interchange

Tags: Highways

December 29, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Report Says Improve Highway Connections to Intermodal Facilities

U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater has recommended to Congress that National Highway System connections to major intermodal facilities be improved

Tags: Intermodal

December 29, 2000 - Industry News

Dorsey Trailers Trying to Reorganize Under Bankruptcy

Dorsey Trailers, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month, is warning that unless a reorganization plan allows the company to keep operating, the downturn in the market will mean a sale of the company won't bring in enough money

Tags: Industry

December 28, 2000 - Industry News

Deadly Winter Storms Head Into Northeast

Icy roads have killed an estimated 22 people in Texas, but trucker Mark Heath was smart and pulled off the road to wait it out between Abilene and Fort Worth. The million-mile safe driver was featured by phone in an interview with CNN yesterday morning. "If you don't have to be out there, you don't need to be out there on this mess," he told CNN anchor Daryn Kagan.

Tags: Highways

December 28, 2000 - Industry News

PNV Suspends Services

Truckers wanting to watch TV, call loved ones or hook up to the Internet from the cabs of their trucks will soon find the familiar Park 'N View pods aren't working

Tags: Industry

December 28, 2000 - Industry News

Texaco Signs Global Supply Agreement With Volvo

Texaco and Swedish truck and equipment maker AB Volvo have signed a global lubricant supply contract

Tags: Industry

December 28, 2000 - Industry News

RailAmerica Sells Canadian Truck Trailer Manufacturer

RailAmerica has sold certain assets and business of its Canadian- based specialty truck trailer manufacturing subsidiary, Trois-Rivieres Trailers, Inc. (formerly Kalyn/Siebert Canada/Fabrex) to the Canam Manac Group of Saint-Georges, Quebec, for approximately $6 million

Tags: Industry

December 28, 2000 - Industry News

Plans for North Atlanta Terminal Prompt Opposition

One trucking company's plans to build a trucking terminal in the metro Atlanta area are coming up against pretty stiff opposition from area residents and a planning and zoning commission

Tags: Fleets

December 28, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Surcharges May be Automatic for Military Freight

Truckers hauling military freight may soon be eligible for automatic fuel surcharges

December 28, 2000 - Industry News

UPS Raises Rates

UPS will raise rates for its commercial ground services 3.1% starting Feb. 5, 2001

Tags: Fleets

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Black Drivers Sue Emery for Racial Discrimination

Black truck drivers say little has changed since a lawsuit was filed against Emery Worldwide Airlines nearly two years ago alleging racial discrimination at Kearny, N.J., depot -- and more drivers are bringing complaints against the company

Tags: Industry

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Legislature Looks at Congestion Solutions

Texas state legislators next year will face a number of highway issues, including how to pay for new highway construction to help solve congestion problems in the state

Tags: Highways

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

New Idaho Law Hurting Small Trucking Companies

Small carriers in Idaho say they are struggling to survive after the state repealed its weight-distance tax to settle a suit brought by the American Trucking Associations claiming the two-tier tax was unconstitutional

Tags: Industry

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Mitsubishi, Volvo to Launch Joint Truck in 2004

Mitsubishi and Volvo are jointly developing midsized trucks to be sold in Japan and Europe

Tags: Industry

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Express to Raise Rates

FedEx Express announced that it will increase domestic rates by nearly 5% beginning Feb. 1

Tags: Fleets

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking to Change Name, Relocate

After declaring bankruptcy at its four trucking subsidiaries, U.S. Trucking Inc. plans to change its name to U.S. Holding Corp., relocate its corporate offices to Louisville, and effect a 1-for-100 stock split

Tags: Fleets

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Southern Plains Plagued by Ice, Snow

Ice and snow continues to make travel hazardous or even impossible across much of the southern half of the country

Tags: Highways

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Prime’s Rib Dinners Surprise Working Truckers On Christmas Day

Let’s hear it for Prime Inc.’s Christmas spirit. The Springfield, Mo., carrier offered free traditional Christmas dinners to CDL-licensed drivers out on the road on Christmas Day. The dinner invitation, “Welcome to our house for Christmas dinner...” was extended via the twinkling lights of an electric display sign towering over I-44. Truckers who took Prime up on its offer numbered 250

Tags: Fleets

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Toll Hike Surprise to Oklahoma Trucking Interests

The Oklahoma Trucking Assn. was taken aback by last week's announcement that tolls would increase on the state's turnpikes beginning Jan. 1

Tags: Highways

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Connecticut Highways Over Capacity

Traffic on many highways in Connecticut is exceeding their capacity, and the state Department of Transportation has come under fire for focusing more on maintenance than on improving capacity

Tags: Highways

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

New Reporting Requirements for Sale of Recalled Tires

Starting January 25, 2001, anyone who sells a recalled tire for use on a vehicle must report the sale to the National Highway Traffic Administration

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Pacer International to Go Public

Pacer International, Walnut Creek, Calif., announced it will go public with an initial public offering of stock sometime in the first half of 2001

Tags: Fleets

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Asche Transportation Files for Bankruptcy

A string of bad news that began with the departure of a company president a year ago and accusations of embezzlement by other top officials has ended with Asche Transportation Services filing for bankruptcy

Tags: Fleets

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