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November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Safeway Strike Expected to Last Through the Holidays

A Teamsters strike against Safeway’s main distributor in Northern California will more than likely continue through the holidays after the distributor rejected the union's latest contract proposal

Tags: Industry

November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Insurance Company Says Goodbye to Trucking

A Texas insurance company has bowed out of the trucking industry, claiming losses are just too high to keep insuring trucks

Tags: Economy

November 15, 2000 - Industry News

European Truckers Could Lose Fuel Tax Break by 2003

European truckers who won tax concessions through protests and blockades over high fuel taxes may have won only temporary relief

November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Continue Protest Despite Obstacles

Container traffic is returning to normal at the Port of Montreal as union officials vow to fight a law that declared the independent truckers' strike illegal

November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Prepaid Internet Access Debuts

Prepaid Internet access was launched this week by a company named Slingshot of Seattle, Wash. Like prepaid phone cards, Slingshot Internet access can be purchased in stores and used as needed

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November 14, 2000 - Industry News

NetTrans Load Matching Free at NetNearU Kiosks

Internet load-matching from NetTrans of Norcross, Ga., can now be accessed at NetNearU kiosks in more than 230 truckstops

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November 14, 2000 - Industry News

London Fuel Protests Didn’t Live Up to Expectations

A much-hyped fuel protest that was supposed to bring traffic in London to a halt and force Prime Minister Tony Blair to make further tax cuts turned into farce yesterday, according to Associated Press reports

November 14, 2000 - Industry News

Bumbling Around An International Motor Show

As a truck magazine editor, I attend a lot of truck shows throughout the country. Over time, I've learned techniques to get the most out of a show. I know the appropriate behavior and I know

November 14, 2000 - Industry News

A Visit To The Tokyo Motor Show

I had the good fortune to attend the recent 34th annual Tokyo Motor Show as part of a media tour to Japan, courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America. I visited the show, the world's largest,

November 14, 2000 - Industry News

BTS Schedules Seminars on Financial Reporting

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics will hold a series of half-day sessions in four cities to review financial reporting requirements

November 14, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Offers MyOvernite

Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., has joined the "my" crowd of big LTLs with personal web sites with names like MyRoadway, MyYellow and MyABF

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November 14, 2000 - Industry News

American Freightways to Offer New Shipper Software

American Freightways (www.arfw.com), the LTL carrier based in Harrison, Ark., will implement Shipmaster software from Synergistic Systems (www.syn-sys.com) of Neptune Beach, Fla

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November 14, 2000 - Industry News

Wiseway Opts for INTOUCH

Wiseway Motor Freight, Inc., a 136-vehicle fleet based in Hudson, Wis., will install the INTOUCH G2X mobile communications system from PeopleNet Communications (www.intouchavl.com) of Minneapolis

Tags: Industry

November 14, 2000 - Industry News

GoFreight Acquires LoadsOnline

GoFreight.com, a transportation software company of Dallas, has acquired LoadsOnline.com, a web-based load matching service based in Durant, Okla. GoFreight.com plans to launch a transportation market based on instant messaging over the Internet.

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November 13, 2000 - Industry News

Business Interests Sue to Stop Ergonomics Rule

Business interests launched a court challenge intended to kill the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new ergonomics rule – and accused the Clinton administration of playing politics as its term comes to a close

November 13, 2000 - Industry News

Reforms At Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s new president has launched a far-reaching in-house reform project to rebuild trust and confidence in the Japanese company from customers, employees and the public. A key focus is on producing better quality vehicles

Tags: Industry

November 13, 2000 - Industry News

OSHA Issues New Ergonomics Rule

A common complaint of truck drivers, backache, may come under government regulations with a sweeping new ergonomics standard from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The rules, which apply to all industries but construction, maritime, agriculture and

November 13, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Honors FedEx Safety Program

The American Trucking Associations recently honored a FedEx executive and his safety program

Tags: Industry

November 13, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Gets Short-Changed in Funding for Free Trade Highways, Officials Say

Texas officials contend that they’re getting much less federal money than they should for maintaining roadways where free-trade-related truck traffic is blamed for burgeoning accident rates and severe crowding

Tags: Highways

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

Tags: Fleets

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

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