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October 2, 2000 - Industry News

Aussie Truckers Call Off Fuel Blockades, For Now

Australian truckers have pulled back from a threatened fuel blockade, pending talks with the federal government

October 2, 2000 - Industry News

European Truckers Keep Up Protests

Truckers in Spain, France and Luxembourg are holding steadfast in their demands for better working hours and conditions and lower fuel prices by maintaining protests across the continent

October 2, 2000 - Industry News

Paccar Denies Report of Navistar Takeover Offer

Paccar, parent company of Kenworth and Peterbilt, has denied news reports that it has made a takeover bid for Navistar International

Tags: Industry

October 1, 2000 - Industry News

HOS Roundtables: Sleeper Berths, Driver Communications

Most of what’s being said at the hours of service roundtables has already been said before. What’s new is that the people affected by the proposal are getting an open-ended opportunity to air their concerns and to engage the rule-writers in discussion

September 30, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers' Group Rallies for Fuel Boycott

A group of truckers and supporters of trucker's issues is calling for a national protest over high fuel prices because they feel the lobbying effort on behalf of the mandatory fuel surcharge legislation for truckers isn’t strong enough

Tags: Events

September 30, 2000 - Industry News

Oak Grove 70 Truckstop Holds Jamboree

The Oak Grove 70 Truckstop, located at I-70 Exit 28 in Oak Grove, MO, held its third annual Truckers Jamboree last week

Tags: Events

September 29, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Expands Inspection Seminar Program

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has expanded its inspection familiarization seminar schedule for fleet operators, adding three new seminars through the rest of the year

Tags: Industry

September 29, 2000 - Industry News

UK Acts to Defuse Further Fuel Protests

A special task force Friday announced a deal binding oil companies, trade unions and police to ensure regular fuel supplies if protesters demanding lower fuel taxes try to resume blockades

September 29, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Moves Headquarters to Chicago Suburb

Navistar International Corp. is planning to move its world headquarters into a new six-story office building in west suburban Warrenville, Ill

Tags: Industry

September 29, 2000 - Industry News

Ban on Truck Parking Set Aside in Charleston

Despite protests from citizens angry over loud noise, exhaust, and street damage, truckers living in Charleston, S.C., can continue to park their rigs at home for the rest of the year

September 29, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Sales: Down This Year & Next, Will Rebound 2002

The demand for new trucks and buses will continue to ease through this year and next, then start a steady pace of expansion in 2002, predicts Economic Planning Associates

Tags: Economy

September 29, 2000 - Industry News

I-95 Lanes Shut Down This Week in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation will be shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week to work on a massive reconstruction project on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl.

Tags: Highways

September 29, 2000 - Industry News

Congress Recesses Without HOS Deal

Although the consumer press is reporting that a compromise deal on Capitol Hill would delay the hours of service proposal, Congress recessed yesterday afternoon without making it official. According to published reports, new hours of service rules will be put off for at least a year under negotations to resolve differences between Senate and House versions of transportation spending bills -- but research and comments will be allowed to continue

September 29, 2000 - Industry News

California to Require Particulate Traps

The California Air Resources Board voted yesterday to require particulate traps on new diesel engines sold in California, and that the traps be retrofitted on most existing diesel engines. The plan also requires production of low-sulfur diesel fuel, which is a necessity for the particulate traps to work

Tags: Industry

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Owner-Operators Applaud Ruling

Independent truckers in Canada hope a recent ruling by Quebec's labor commission will bring changes to the labor code that would allow them to unionize and negotiate industry-wide working conditions

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way NOW Offers Expedited Truckload

Con-Way NOW, the air and ground expedited delivery unit of Con-Way Transportation Services, has added a new dedicated service featuring expedited service levels for truckload quantity shippers

Tags: Fleets

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

M.S. Carriers Names Top Trainers

M.S. Carriers, Memphis, Tenn., recently honored its top driver-trainers of the year for 2000

Tags: Fleets

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Lube USA Buys Lubezone

Truck Lube USA, La Crosse, Wis., has finalized its acquisition of Lubezone sites it acquired last November

Tags: Industry

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Expands Inspection Seminar Program

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has more than quadrupled the number of its Inspection Familiarization Seminars

Tags: Industry

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Giving Away PM Plans at Mid-America

Six Mid-America Trucking Show attendees this year will leave with more than memories, magazines, bumper stickers and other giveaways

Tags: Events

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

CB Radio Bill Gets House Approval

A bill that will allow local and state authorities to enforce regulations on the operation of CB radios within their jurisdictions was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week. However, it is unlikely to make it through both houses of Congress this session

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

High Fuel Costs Drop Third Quarter Profits

Several major carriers have issued third quarter profit warnings, giving notice before their summer quarter financial statements are released that earnings per share are below security analysts' expectations

Tags: Economy

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Transit Group Offers PNV

Transit Group has signed a contract with PNV to provide its truckstop cable, phone and Internet services to the company’s 17 trucking companies in an attempt to attract, recruit and retain drivers

Tags: Fleets

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Fuel Surcharge Made Retroactive

A shipment surcharge announced earlier this week to help independent truckers in Ontario deal with the rising cost of diesel fuel will be made retroactive, reported the Toronto Sun

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

More Trucker Unrest in Europe

Although the Spanish government reached an agreement with some farmer's groups angry over diesel prices today, Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar is standing firm against demands for a cut in fuel taxes

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