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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Compromise Reached in Washington on Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel

Warring factions have reportedly reached a compromise over how fast to phase in the ultra low sulfur diesel fuel requirement of the forthcoming diesel emissions regulations

Tags: Industry

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Snow Shuts Down Three Mountain Passes in Washington State

Interstate 90 remained closed through Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state early this morning after snow left the area’s primary east-west artery littered with damaged and abandoned vehicles

Tags: Highways

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Threaten More Fuel Protests

Independent truckers across Ontario, frustrated over high fuel prices, have renewed their threats to block major city roadways

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Concrete Highways Reduce Fuel Consumption, Study Says

Driving on concrete highways reduces heavy truck fuel consumption by as much as 11 percent, according to a National Research Council study released at the Canada, United States, Mexico Trade Corridors Conference in Windsor, Ontario, yesterday

Tags: Highways

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

G.O.D. Selects BellSouth

Regional LTL carrier Guaranteed Overnight Delivery Inc., Newark, N.J., has implemented a mobile communications system from BellSouth Wireless, Woodbridge, N.J

Tags: Fleets

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

STB Proposes New Merger Rules

The Surface Transportation Board has proposed new rules for major railroad mergers and consolidations that are a major departure from its previous pro-merger stance

Tags: Intermodal

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

CF Signs on With Government Provision Web Site

LTL giant Consolidated Freightways, Vancouver, Wash., has signed a two-year agreement to handle shipments for Direct2Government.com, a Web site linking food manufacturers with government agencies

Tags: Fleets

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

PC*Miler Opens Shop on the Web

ALK Associates, Princeton, N.J., has launched eMILER.com, an Internet site providing online routing, mileage, and mapping for smaller companies

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Announces Plans for Annual Convention

"Bullish on Truckload: Steering the Future" is the theme for the Truckload Carriers Association's Annual Meeting, April 8-11 in San Antonio

Tags: Events

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Averitt Express Opens Service Center in San Antonio

Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., has opened a new service center in San Antonio, off of Interstate I-35

Tags: Fleets

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Ryan Accused of Knowing About CDL Scam

Illinois Gov. George Ryan says he won't resign or apologize to a family that lost six children in a wreck that helped prompt an investigation into instances of commercial drivers' licenses being exchanged for bribes

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

South Dakota Kills Bill on Overweight Trucks

The South Dakota legislature has killed a bill that would have made it easier for some truckers to avoid overweight tickets

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

UPS Gears Up for the Holiday Season

When is the right time to prepare for Christmas and Chanukah? If you're the average American, your answer is probably, "Not yet." But if you're a manager at UPS - and know you'll have to hire 95,000

Tags: Fleets

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Picketers Beef Up Protests At Northern California Safeway Stores

A Safeway store in Tracy, Calif., was targeted by striking Teamsters last week, who upgraded their protest from handing out informational leaflets to actually walking picket lines in front of Safeway stores

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

DRIVERNet Aims for Wireless Internet

DriverNet, Kansas City, Mo., has announced an agreement with PhoneOnline.com, Knoxville, Tenn., to bring financial and technology-based services to fleets and drivers using the Internet accessed over wireless systems

Tags: Industry

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Ohio Congressman Fights to Keep Mexican Rigs Off U.S. Highways

U.S. Congressman Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is vowing to fight the implementation of North American Free Trade Agreement provisions allowing Mexican trucks on U.S. highways, and has introduced legislation supporting U.S. safety standards for Mexican trucks crossing the U.S. border

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

International Unrest Over Fuel Prices Continues

Truckers in Spain, Sicily and Argentina are continuing the fight against out-of-hand fuel prices, while protestors in Greece have called it quits

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

HOS Proposal Delayed for a Year

U.S. House and Senate conferees have agreed to compromise legislation that prohibits the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from issuing a final rule on its controversial trucker hours of service proposal for another year. The safety agency, however, will be able to continue working on the proposal

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

HOS Roundtables: Weekend Breaks and Daily Work

Since April's hours-of-service proposal, the trucking industry has said the weekend rest provision will put more trucks on the road during morning rush hour

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

NTEA Launches Training Web Site

In an attempt to offer training to its members on a more timely basis, the National Truck Equipment Association has contracted with a web-based training system company to launch an Internet training site

Tags: Industry

October 2, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Dispute Overnite's Story of Appeal Victory

The Teamsters union issued a statement disputing Overnite Transportation's claim of victory in overturning a National Labor Relations Board decision

Tags: Industry

October 2, 2000 - Industry News

CF Privacy Case Gets Another Chance

Drivers who say their privacy was invaded by the installation of cameras in restrooms by a trucking company have made some headway in the court system

October 2, 2000 - Industry News

Peruvian Truckers End 10-Day Strike

A fuel protest that interrupted Peru’s exports and food delivery for 10 days ended last week when the National Union of Carriers ended the strike of about 100,000 independent truckers

October 2, 2000 - Industry News

Bronx Residents Protest Parked Rigs

New York police are putting metal "boots," or wheel locks, on trucks illegally parked on side streets where the Cross Bronx Expressway and the Bronx River Parkway intersect, in response to increasing complaints from residents

Tags: Industry

October 2, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Launches Guaranteed Pickup Service

Overnite Transportation, a less-than-truckload carrier out of Richmond, Va., is now offering a guaranteed free pickup service nationwide

Tags: Fleets

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