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August 15, 2000 - Industry News

Emery and USPS Offer New Delivery Service

CNF Inc.'s Emery Worldwide air cargo unit and the U.S. Postal Service will offer a service to quickly deliver heavier items such as furniture and exercise equipment to homes as consumers buy more goods via the Internet

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August 15, 2000 - Industry News

More Layoffs at Orbcomm

Orbcomm of Dulles, Va., the LEO (Low Earth Orbit) satellite tracking company, has encountered a meteor shower of financial troubles

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August 15, 2000 - Industry News

Private Online Auction Moves $2.2 Million in Used Trucks

TruckCenter.com of Northfield, Ill., an Internet-based market for trucks and related services, says its first private online auction brought $2.2 million for used trucks The real-time auction was conducted for an unnamed manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty trucks and was the largest such auction to date, according to TruckCenter.com

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August 15, 2000 - Industry News

Truckin' for Buck$ Raises Charity Cash

Saturday's "Truckin' for Bucks" event near Lancaster, Pa., drew 110 drivers from 10 states to compete and an estimated 2,000 spectators

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August 15, 2000 - Industry News

Cross-Border Congestion Discussed by Foreign Ministers

Cross-border congestion at both the Canadian and Mexican borders was a key issue for the U.S., Mexican and Canadian foreign ministers who met in Santa Fe, N.M., to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement over the weekend

August 15, 2000 - Industry News

Economists Report HOS Plan Understates Costs, Overstates Benefits

In a study prepared for the American Trucking Associations, a leading economic consulting firm concludes that the federal government's hours of service proposal would cost the trucking industry five times more than the government's estimate, and

August 15, 2000 - Industry News

Wide Range of Parties to be Invited to HOS Roundtables

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to invite people from a large group of "stakeholders" to its three public roundtable meetings on hours of service, which were announced last week.

August 15, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Wages Rise Despite Fuel Price Spike

Despite high fuel costs, 22% of the fleets in SignPost Inc.'s summer survey raised driver wages and benefits

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August 15, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar to Cut White-Collar Jobs

Navistar International, despite meeting analyst expectation for the 10th quarter in a row, says it will eliminate approximately 1,100 white-collar jobs because of the long-anticipated sharp drop in new truck demand

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

Neal McCoy, Collin Raye to Perform at Truckerfest Tonight

Country music performers Neal McCoy and Collin Raye will perform a concert free for truckers and their spouses tonight at Newport Communications’ Truckerfest 2000 at the Alamo Travel Center in Reno-Sparks, Nev

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

Parade of Pride in Reno Tonight

Four days of Truckerfest 2000 kick off tonight in Reno-Sparks, Nev., with the "Parade of Pride" through downtown Reno

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

TruckerFest Starts Tomorrow

Gorgeous rigs, trucker games, fireworks, free steaks, a free concert, exhibits and more can be found starting tomorrow night at the Alamo Travel Center in Reno-Sparks, Nev., as Newport’s TruckerFest 2000 gets under way

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner to Cut Output, Predicts 25% Drop in Sales

Freightliner yesterday announced plans to reduce production rates and lay off nearly 4,000 people at its U.S. and Canadian truck and parts manufacturing plants. The move was made in response to the company's expectations that heavy-duty

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

No Funds for Pittsburgh Beltway

The City of Pittsburgh doesn’t have a beltway in its interstate system, and it looks like it may never get one

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Picket St. Louis Construction Sites

Several hundred striking Teamster truckers began picketing major construction sites Monday, shutting down work on schools, offices, bridges, stores, housing, parking lots and garages around the St. Louis area, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Teamsters Local

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Responds to DOT Attack on HOS

The American Trucking Associations last week responded swiftly and vehemently to a press release from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that attacked trucking interests for trying to stop the hours of service rulemaking process

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

Overweight Exemption Gives Farmers a Break in Nebraska

Farmers trucking through Nebraska will be able to exceed their maximum legal weight during the harvest season, thanks to a bill passed during the last session of the state legislature

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

More Members Buying Fuel Through TruckersB2B

Celadon Group's TruckersB2B subsidiary announced that the number of trucking companies using its discount fuel network increased over 40% in July compared to June

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Ban Hits I-580 in California

A 37-year-old truck ban on Interstate 580 in Oakland, Calif., is now state law, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Gov. Gray Davis signed a bill Thursday permanently prohibiting trucks weighing more than 4.5 tons on a

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

NHTSA To Evaluate ABS, Impact Guard Standards

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published a plan for reviewing and evaluating safety standards covering antilock brake systems for heavy trucks and rear impact guards for trailers

August 14, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Launches Long-Term Plan For Improved Truck Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has invited public comments on its long-term strategy and performance planning process and goals

August 11, 2000 - Industry News

Working With IT Vendors

Bringing in help on the computer front? You should be interested in an article called "7 Steps to Winning When Integrating New Systems," which appeared in Outbound, a quarterly publication from TMW Systems, the trucking software

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August 11, 2000 - Industry News

HazMat I.D. Sequence Change Could be Costly

The Hazardous Materials Advisory Council says a change in the shipping paper sequence for dangerous goods could require retraining of some 8 million people in the U.S

August 11, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Issues Redraft of Diesel Exhaust Assessment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has asked for public comment on the Science Advisory Board’s latest review draft of the Health Assessment Document of Diesel Exhaust

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August 11, 2000 - Industry News

NFPA Holds Economic Outlook Conference

The National Fluid Power Assocation will hold its annual Economic Outlook Conference Tuesday and Wednesday at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis

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