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October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Transplace Completes Logistics Merger

Internet trucking colossus Transplace.com, Plano, Texas, announced it has completed its first quarter of operations and the merger of logistics business units from six major truckload carriers

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October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Profit Tools Launches Version 3.0 and New Web Service

Profit Tools, Newmarket, N.H., has released version 3.0 of its business, operations, and e-commerce software product line, Profit Tools for Trucking

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October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Florida Weigh Stations Get Ready for PrePass

All weigh stations in the state of Florida will soon be automated, thanks to an exclusive agreement with PrePass

Tags: Highways

October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Opens Travel Plaza in Santa Nella, Calif.

Pilot Corp., Knoxville, Tenn., opened a new travel center in Santa Nella, Calif., at I-5 and Highway 33 this week

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October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Hookup.com Awards $20,000 in Free Truck Giveaway

Hookup.com, an online truck and equipment auction, recently announced the winner of its Free Truck Giveaway

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October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Trism Ups Driver Pay by 10%

Kennesaw, Ga.-based Trism recently announced a 10 percent pay increase that will affect company drivers in its Specialized Carrier's division

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October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Brave Nasty Weather to Compete in Stars & Stripes

It took a gigantic leap of faith for truckers to participate in the next to last qualifying competition in the Stars & Stripes Show Truck Series

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October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Savannah Port Improvements Result in Truck Backups

Truckers trying to pick up containers at the Port of Savannah have faced backups of 1 to 2 miles or more getting into the port, thanks to glitches in the port's new check-in process

Tags: Intermodal

October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Carrierdepot.com Offers Free Truckload Rates Online

Network Associates, Lynn Haven, Fla., operators of the Carrierdepot.com web site, are offering free access to their online truckload rating system through Nov. 3

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October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Penske Completes DDC Sale

Penske Corp. today announced the completion of the sale of its 48.6% ownership in Detroit Diesel Corp. to DaimlerChrysler, Freightliner's parent company

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October 10, 2000 - Industry News

AMBEST Members Get Input From Carrier Execs

A panel of 14 top trucking executives expressed their views on everything from paid parking to Comdata pricing at a workshop seminar conducted as part of the annual meeting of AMBEST members, held this year in Aspen, Colo

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October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Trucknology: Bad Name, Great Truck

Earlier this year the German manufacturer MAN launched the TG-A, an all-new premium cabover for the European over-the-highway operator. The nomenclature gives the game away with this complex new product: TG stands for Trucknology Generation. The

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Fatigue Tackled in Australia

A federal committee in Australia wants to ban tired truckers from working and is recommending mandatory drug testing to cut down on truckers who drive while fatigued

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Memorial Parade of Lights & Truck Show Postponed

The International Memorial Parade of Lights and Truck Show, originally scheduled for Oct. 27-29, has been postponed until October 2001

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October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Supreme Court to Decide if Arbitrators Can be Overruled

A case now before the U.S. Supreme Court could determine whether or not the courts can overrule labor arbitration awards when public safety may be at stake

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Aussie Truckers Protest Fuel Prices, Indian Truckers May Follow Suit

About 20 rigs driven by angry truckers parked outside Australia’s parliament in Canberra yesterday to protest rising fuel prices, contending that high bills are forcing them to make exhausting extra runs

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Low Truck Sales Claim Another Victim

About 150 people will be out of work when Briskin Manufacturing, a heavy truck parts manufacturer, shuts down its Lebanon, Tenn., plant next month

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October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Deadly Train Crossing Gets $3.5 Million Facelift

The site of last year's deadly collision between an Amtrak train and a tractor-trailer loaded with steel rods near Bourbonnais, Ill., will get $3.5 million in safety improvements

Tags: Safety

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

I-95 Lanes Shut Down in Virginia This Week

The Virginia Department of Transportation is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week for an extensive reconstruction project on what is known as the "Mixing Bowl.

Tags: Highways

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

North Carolina Fleet Closes Shop

A North Carolina trucking firm is closing its doors, putting 340 people out of work

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October 9, 2000 - Industry News

PTG Focuses on Air-Expedited Freight, Line of Credit Extended

Professional Transportation Group is restructuring its organization to focus on the air-expedited freight community

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October 9, 2000 - Industry News

HOS Roundtable: Onboard Recorders, Driver Categories, Exemptions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week wrapped up six days of roundtable discussions on its massive hours-of-service proposal

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star to Shut Down New SC Plant

An industry-wide decline in truck sales has been blamed for the closing of a Western Star Trucks plant after less than a year of operation

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October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Teamsters Criticize Proposed HOS Rules

Canadian Teamsters criticized a suggestion by the nation's transport ministers that truckers be allowed to drive an extra hour a day, calling it "irresponsible and dangerous.

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

The Hours Delay: A Sigh of Relief All Around

It will be at least another year, and probably longer, before we see final action on hours of service reform, and practically everyone says that’s a good thing

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