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June 5, 2000 - Industry News

CF Acquires FirstAir

Consolidated Freightways Corp. has announced the acquisition of privately held FirstAir Inc., a non-asset based air freight forwarde

Tags: Fleets

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Auditor Blames Caltrans Communications For Oversize Route Problems

Oversized trucks in California are being misrouted, and flaws in the California Department of Transportation's internal communications system are to blame, according to a state audit

Tags: Safety

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

HOS Hearing Tomorrow in California

The second in a series of public hearings on the Federal Motor Carrier Administration's proposed changes to the hours of service rules will be held tomorrow and Thursday in Ontario, Calif

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June 5, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler & Hyundai May Team Up

DaimlerChrysler and Hyundai Motor are reportedly negotiating a joint venture to build commercial vehicles

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June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Truckomat Now Open In Indianapolis

Truckomat Inc., Walcott, IA, recently opened a new truck wash facility in Indianapolis at the I-465 Exit 4 interchange

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June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Kansas, Missouri Teamsters Approve AWG Contract

After being locked out of their jobs for two months, truckers and warehouse workers for Associated Wholesale Grocers in Missouri and Kansaas are going back to work

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June 5, 2000 - Industry News

McLeod Users Conference to be Biggest Yet

McLeod Software, Birmingham, Ala., says its Users' Conference has outgrown the previous facilities and will be held at a larger facility and for more days this year

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June 5, 2000 - Industry News

House Fuel Surcharge Hearing Today

A bill to give truckers relief from high fuel prices will get a hearing in the House today

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Chicago CDL Hearing Still On

The public meeting tomorrow in Chicago on the Commercial Drivers License will take place, after all

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Load Matching South of the Border

Internet load matching has come to Mexico

June 4, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers on HOS Proposal: Lots of Pain, No Gain

The message at the first public hearing on hours of service rules was as blunt as a tire iron. Truckers don’t like what the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing. In many different ways, truckers all

June 3, 2000 - Industry News

Extensive Training Offered by DuPont

DuPont Automotive Finishes will offer an extensive schedule of training classes for the auto body repair industry throughout the rest of the year

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June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Teamster President Talks of Victories, Future Challenges

In a recent speech at the National Press Club's Luncheon, International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President, James P. Hoffa, spoke of significant Teamster victories that occurred during the first year of his administration

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June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Argosy Models Recalled

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall of 1998-2000 Freightliner Argosy cabover models

Tags: Safety

June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Toxic Spill Shuts Down Truck Stop, Delays Drivers

A chemical leak from a tractor-trailer caused the evacuation of a Slidell, La., truck stop last week, stranding nearly two dozen drivers for four hours

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June 2, 2000 - Industry News

High Road Initiates Tender Offer for KLLM

High Road Acquisition Corp. said on Friday it launched its friendly $33-million tender offer for KLLM Transport Services Inc., which has agreed to be acquired by the group for $8.05 a share

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June 2, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Dumps ICC Markings

Within two years all trucks in interstate commerce will have to carry the motor carrier identification number issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Florida Fires Close Highway, Continue to Spread

Smoke from wildfires in Florida billowed across the state last week causing a series of accidents that closed a major north-south interstate

Tags: Highways

June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Houston Port Truckers Call Off Shutdown

Teamsters Local 988 in Houston last week called off a planned organizing rally of port truckers after 16 trucking companies filed suit

Tags: Industry

June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth, CFI Sponsor T2000 in Pikes Peak Climb

Kenworth Truck Co. and CFI will be teaming up once again to sponsor an entry in the annual Adelphia Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on July 4

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June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Coca-Cola Strike Could Cause Shortage

Around 700 Teamsters who deliver Coke and other soft drinks throughout Northern New Jersey went on strike earlier this week after rejecting a contract offer, causing potential shortages of the popular drinks

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June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Mitsubishi To Put a Wall Between DaimlerChrysler and Volvo

Mitusibishi Motors' will build a wall between its car and truck units in order to prevent conflicts between DaimlerChrysler and Volvo, reports Reuters

June 2, 2000 - Industry News

NNU Bringing Internet to Truckstops

NetNearU Corp. of College Station, Tex., has announced an agreement with Bell Atlantic that may put more NetNearU (NNU) Internet kiosks in truck stops

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June 1, 2000 - Industry News

CCX Opens Ohio Service Center

Con-Way Central Express (CCX), a regional LTL carrier based in Ann Arbor, Mi., has opened a new service center in Milan, Ohio

Tags: Fleets

June 1, 2000 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Sold To Investment Group

Truck stop chain TravelCenters of America is being purchased by investment firm Oak Hill Capital Partners in a deal worth $731 million. Oak Hill, founded by Robert Bass in April 1999, said it hopes to close the deal in the third quarter

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