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June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Zero-Base Review at OMB

Back in 1991, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it was going to rewrite and simplify its motor carrier safety regulations. The "zero-base review," as it was called, which was to have been completed by 1994, is now at the White House Office of Management and Budget for review

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Sterling Schedules One Week Shutdown

The Sterling Truck plant in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, will shut down the first week in July.

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June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Florida to Examine Crowded Roadways

Florida is planning a two-year study to find out how much their roadways cost consumers when it comes to delivering goods and services by looking into truck traffic and freight movement

Tags: Highways

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Isuzu Truck Sales Continue to Climb

American Isuzu Motors Inc. says commerical vehicle retail sales last month represented its second best May in history

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June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Great Dane Announces Canadian Expansion

Great Dane Trailers, Savannah, Ga., plans to build a 300,000-square-foot production operation in Quinte West, located in eastern Ontario, Canada

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June 8, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Proposes to Drop Mandatory Dues as Condition for TMC Membership

Members of The Maintenance Council yesterday learned that the American Trucking Associations will likely drop the controversial mandatory membership in ATA in order to be a member of TMC. During the Town Meeting at The Maintenance Council's

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June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Testimony Condemns HOS Proposal In Second Hearing

The second public hearing on the proposed hours of service regulations, held in Ontario, Calif., Wednesday and Thursday, was no great surprise. The testimony from nearly 100 different parties roundly condemned the proposals. Even Tami Friedrich, a

June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Hazmat on NTSB Agenda

The National Transportation Safety Board will look at hazmat cargo accidents at a public board meeting scheduled for tomorrow in Washington, DC

Tags: Events

June 7, 2000 - Industry News

How Australia Is Addressing Driver Fatigue

Almost a decade ago, a horrific accident on a treacherous section of the Pacific Highway on the east coast of Australia made the nation's news headlines. A truck had collided with a bus, and the high-speed

Tags: Safety

June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite NLRB Appeal In Court

Overnite Transportation's appeal of a National Labor Relations Board decision goes before the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., today

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June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Uphold Philadelphia Local Trusteeship

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa has upheld the decision to place Philadelphia's Local 115 in trusteeship, ousting controversial and long-time Local leader John Morris

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June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Breaks Ground in New Orleans

Con-Way Southern Express is breaking ground today on a new customer service center in New Orleans

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June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Vermont To Install Interstate Rumble Strips

Vermont is installing rumble strips along all 320 miles of interstate

Tags: Highways

June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Hot Trucks Compete In Coldwater

Best of Show Bobtail "Big Willy," a 1990 Peterbilt 379 on a 315-inch wheelbase owned by Tom Smith (pictured, top) and Best of Show Combo "Almost Paradise," 77 Express, a 1999 Kenworth/1996 Utility (pictured, bottom), were judged hottest trucks at the second annual "Kool Trucks in Coldwater" Truck Show staged by the National Association of Show Trucks in Coldwater, Mich. this past weekend

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June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Study Finds Problems In Diabetic Drivers

A Canadian study has found that some diabetic truck drivers are at increased risk for crashes

Tags: Safety

June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Leedham to Pursue Top Teamster Position a Second Time

Tom Leedham, former vice president for the Teamsters, has announced his bid to run against President James P. Hoffa for the union’s top position, making this campaign his second attempt

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June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Sterling To Make Run at Pikes Peak

Sterling Trucks is entering a highly modified, 1,200-horsepower A-Line tractor in this year's world-famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb July 4

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June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Tougher Enforcement Seen Paying Off

The federal government’s stepped-up effort to bring safety scofflaws to heel is paying off, according to Capt. Guy Guyton of the Maryland State Police

Tags: Safety

June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Trailer Sales May Have Peaked in First Quarter

Buoyed by a sustained strength of the U.S. economy, trailer sales showed significant increases in the first quarter of 2000, but it could be downhill from here, says Economic Planning Associates

Tags: Economy

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

NPTC Safety Committee Meeting

The National Private Truck Council's Safety Committee is meeting in Alexandria, VA, today and tomorrow

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June 6, 2000 - Industry News

HOS: Canadians Head Down A Different Road

Transport Canada, the equivalent of the Department of Transportation north of the border, is moving forward with an hours of service distinctly different from the one recently announced by the U.S. DOT. The Canadian regulators want

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Sleepers Have Negligible Impact on Used Truck Values

The top indicators of the value of used aerodynamic highway sleeper tractors are mileage, model year and engine horsepower

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June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian HOS Proposal Under Fire

A proposal that would allow truckers in Canada to drive 14 hours a day is being heavily opposed by a union representing 30,000 truck driver

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June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Covenant Announces Repurchase Program

Covenant Transport, Chattanooga, Tenn., has announced that its board of directors approved the company's first stock repurchase program. Covenant is now authorized to repurchase up to 1 million shares in open market or negotiated transactions. The

Tags: Fleets

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Digital Tachograph Said to Meet Proposed Onboard Recorder Requirement

A major supplier of truck components has a device that may change the argument over using electronic recorders to track driver hours. The recorders are a major bone of contention in the proposed changes to the hours of service rules. Truckers are up in arms about a provision that would replace paper logs with onboard recorders for longhaul and regional operators. The contention swirls around two issues: purpose and expense.

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