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October 17, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Shippers Agree to Pass on Surcharges

Ontario's major shippers and carriers have agreed to pass on fuel surcharges to independent truckers

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

New Regs for "Wet Lines" in the Works

Petroleum haulers may see a government proposal to eliminate so-called “wet lines” early next year. Wet lines are the external loading/unloading lines on tank trailers which, after pumping, may still contain fuel. The National Transportation Safety Board believes they’re dangerous. In 1997, NTSB investigated a crash in Yonkers, N.Y., in which a car collided with a tank trailer in the area of its fill line

October 17, 2000 - Industry News

Arkansas Truckers Want to Revamp Highway Commission

The Arkansas Trucking Association wants to propose a constitutional amendment to expand the state Highway Commission and require its members to be elected

Tags: Highways

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

More Road Closures for Mixing Bowl Construction

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

Tags: Highways

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Kinetic Joins Communications Race

Kinetic Computer Corp., Billerica, Mass., has jumped into the trucking communications sweepstakes, competing against the likes of Qualcomm, PeopleNet, Motient and Terion

Tags: Industry

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Savannah Port Truckers Continue Protest

Evan Lockridge, Contributing Editor Independent truckers serving the Port of Savannah, Ga., are continuing to turn up the heat on long delays at the facility. But there is some question as to whether things have really been slowed down at the port

Tags: Intermodal

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Earnings Drop 53%

Cummins is blaming a 53 percent decline in third quarter earnings on a downturn in the heavy-duty truck market

Tags: Industry

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Memphis Freightliner Dealer Sold

Memphis, Tenn.-based Barton Freightliner has been sold to a South African company for $76 million

Tags: Industry

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Averitt Express Expands Service in Virginia

Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., has opened two new service centers in Winchester and Wytheville, Va

Tags: Fleets

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Internet Help for Troublesome Dock Schedules

Internet technology may soon improve the troublesome workaday world of dock appointments -- which probably account for more grief than any other segment of the truck transportation cycle

Tags: Industry

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Chevron-Texaco Merger Could Affect Equilon, Motiva Ventures

The planned merger of Chevron and Texaco, announced yesterday, has analysts wondering about what will happen to the Texaco-Shell joint Equilon and Motiva ventures along with possible antitrust concerns. The Texaco-Chevron deal will create a new giant oil company, ChevronTexaco Corp.,

Tags: Industry

October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Chevron & Texaco Announce Merger

Chevron Corporation and Texaco Inc. today announced a merger that will create a company -- ChevronTexaco Corporation – the world’s 4th largest oil company. The transaction is estimated to be worth $35.1 billion

Tags: Industry

October 14, 2000 - Industry News

I-PASS Disappointed by Trucker Response

The only congestion-relief effort Illinois tollway officials were able to pull off this year isn’t working too well

Tags: Highways

October 14, 2000 - Industry News

Arkansas Highway Board in Jeopardy, Chairman Says

The chairman of Arkansas' state Highway Commission says he fears trucking interests will try to do away with the panel next year

Tags: Highways

October 14, 2000 - Industry News

Sterling Truck Workers Vote No to Union

Employees at the Freightliner's Sterling truck plant in St. Thomas, Ontario, voted against union representation by the Canadian Auto Workers last week

Tags: Industry

October 14, 2000 - Industry News

Savannah Port Truckers Fed Up

Truckers hauling out of the port of Savannah, Ga., plan today to park their trucks and line the highway outside the main gate of the port in protest against the long delays at the port

Tags: Intermodal

October 14, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Plan Washington Convoy

A trucker's group that was instrumental in last spring's convoy of several hundred trucks on Washington, D.C., to protest high fuel prices is planning another convoy and rally for early November. The National Owner Operator Trucking Assn., formerly a regional group in New Jersey, is planning to take at least two convoys to the nation's capital the week before the presidential election

Tags: Industry

October 13, 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

Tags: Industry

October 13, 2000 - Industry News

Maryland Gets Truck Overheight System

The State of Maryland recently opened its first truck overheight detector system. It's located at a truck weigh and inspection station along Interstate 70, west of Baltimore

Tags: Highways

October 13, 2000 - Industry News

PartsSystems Launches On-Line Parts Purchasing

Vancouver-based PartsSystems has launched PartsSystems.com, a web site where owner-operators can purchase name-brand truck parts online at discounts comparable to fleet pricing

Tags: Industry

October 12, 2000 - Industry News

CFI Announces New VP-Recruiting

Contract Freighters, a truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., recently announced the promotion of Kevin McKelvy to the position of Vice President – Recruiting

Tags: Industry

October 12, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Bill Passes Without Delaying Diesel Regs

The Senate yesterday approved an appropriations bill for the Environmental Protection Agency without including language that would have postponed the EPA's new diesel emissions regulations

Tags: Industry

October 12, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Talk to Cheney

Republican vice-presidential candidate Dick Cheney visited with truckers in a truckstop in Ohio yesterday, learning about their worries about fuel prices and other issues as part of his "Greatest Generation" bus tour. According to published reports, Cheney nibbled on apple pie and coffee as he shared a table with truckers at the Petro Travel Center about 15 miles south of Bowling Green

October 12, 2000 - Industry News

Transportation.com Teams With Volvo

Transportation.com, Overland Park, Kan., an Internet transportation marketplace, has announced partnership agreements with Volvo Trucks North America and Volvo Commercial Finance LLC The Americas

Tags: Industry

October 11, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Inspection Officer Accused of Accepting Bribes

A North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles officer has been accused of accepting bribes from an undercover officer in exchange for not inspecting a trailer properly

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