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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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