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April 28, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Endorse Republican Hoekstra

In what is being dubbed by some as a "strange political marriage," the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has endorsed Rep. Peter Hoekstra, a Republican who voted against all the union's key bills last year

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April 28, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Opens New Texas Center

Pilot Corp. has opened a new travel center in Sulphur Springs, TX. Located off Interstate 30 at exit #122, the new travel center features such amenities as an atm, 85 parking spaces, seven private showers, certified

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April 28, 2000 - Industry News

VIPAR Adds Distributors

Ohio Transport Refrigeration Inc., Bath, OH and Franklin Truck Parks, Los Angeles, CA, have become independent parts distributor members of VIPAR Heavy Duty. Ohio Transport is owned and operated by Gene Gerhart and has two branches

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April 28, 2000 - Industry News

Losses Deepen at KLLM

KLLM Transport Services, Inc., Jackson, MS lost $1.0 million in the first quarter, compared with a net loss of $225,000 a year ago. Operating revenue was $57.6 million compared with $55.3 million for the first quarter of

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April 28, 2000 - Industry News

OTR Express Reports Loss, Shifts to Owner-Operators

OTR Express, Olathe, KS, had a net loss of $814,000 in the first quarter, compared to net income of $144,000 in 1999. The company is in the process of restructuring and hopes to increase the number of owner-operators

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April 28, 2000 - Industry News

Landair Revenue Up, But Reports Loss

Landair Corp. said first quarter operating revenue increased to $33.1 million compared with $31.9 million for the same quarter in 1999, but it had a net loss of $139,000. The company had net income of $421,000

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April 28, 2000 - Industry News

Car Hauler Allied Loses $1 Million in First Quarter

Car-hauling giant Allied Holdings Inc., Decatur, GA, had a net loss of $1 million in the first quarter. The company said higher fuel costs, net of the surcharges, reduced earnings in by approximately $1.6 million, or

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April 28, 2000 - Industry News

CF Dips Into Red After First Quarter Charges

Consolidated Freightways Corp., Menlo Park, CA, had a net loss of $3.0 million in the first quarter after non-recurring charges. It had net income of $1.1 million before the charges. Net income for the same period

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April 27, 2000 - Industry News

Six Months Into Overnite Action, No Resolution Near

Six months after Teamsters picket lines first appeared at Overnite's terminals, neither side is expressing hope that the strike will be settled soon. Drivers alleging unfair labor practices walked off their jobs Oct. 24 after more than four years of attempting to bring Teamsters membership to the company's 166 terminals nationwide. Despite some hints of progress in February and March, both sides now appear far apart. More negotiations are scheduled later this week in Chicago.

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April 27, 2000 - Industry News

Haldex Expects Strong First Quarter Results to Continue

Despite a slowdown in North American heavy truck sales, the Haldex Group sees its strong first quarter as a sign of higher sales and profits through the rest of the year. The Swedish based company posted first

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April 27, 2000 - Industry News

@Track Forms Alliance With Lockheed Martin

@Track Communications, Inc., formerly HighwayMaster, has announced a strategic alliance with Lockheed Martin Integrated Business Solutions (IBS). Lockheed Martin, will leverage its historic strengths in systems engineering, back-office integration and project management in this new alliance. "We

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April 27, 2000 - Industry News

Safety of New Arizona Speed Limit Questioned

Drivers and fleet owners are questioning the safety of a new speed limit and lane restriction which will soon go into effect on Arizona highways

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April 27, 2000 - Industry News

CF Employees Can't Sue, Judge Rules

Installing hidden cameras and microphones in a truck terminal restroom may be a crime but isn't grounds for a lawsuit by unionized employees against Consolidated Freightways, a federal appeals court has ruled.

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April 27, 2000 - Industry News

New Hampshire Eliminates Connecticut River Toll

Truckers crossing the Connecticut River between Springfield, VT. and Charlestown, NH won't have to pay toll anymore, beginning this summer. New Hampshire Gov. Jeanne Shaheen signed into law Friday the abolition of the toll over the

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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Dick Simon Joins Green Light

Dick Simon Trucking, West Valley City, UT, is equipping more than 1,600 of its fleet with Oregon Green Light transponders. The units are designed to allow trucks to identify themselves and weigh using sensors and scales

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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Announces Driving Champions

Landstar owner-operator John Lohman of Nortonville, KY, has earned the title of Landstar 2000 regional Safe Truck Driving Champion. Lohman and second and third place winners Joyce and Jerry Vassar, will go on to compete in

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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

LeanLogistics Launches Freight Exchange

LeanLogistics.com, Holland, MI, has launched a new Internet freight exchange designed to provide shippers and carriers with a neutral, real-time environment for bidding on and buying freight services. Through the site, manufacturers will reportedly be able

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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

USA Truck Takes First Quarter Hit

USA Truck, Inc., Van Buren, AR, suffered a first quarter loss it says was due largely to high fuel prices. The truckload fleet had record operating revenues of $55.1 million, up 52.3% from $36.2 million for

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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Transport Corp. Posts Record Revenues, Lower Income

Transport Corporation of America, Minneapolis, has announced record revenues for the first quarter 2000 of $72.2 million, representing a 7.5 percent increase over 1999 first quarter revenues of $67.1 million. First quarter net income, prior to

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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Pennzoil Seals Deal With TruckersCo-op.com

Pennzoil Long-Life Heavy Duty Engine Oil has signed an agreement with TruckersCo-op.com that will allow members of the web site to purchase motor oil and other lubricants at discounted prices. Under the agreement, Pennzoil is the

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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Renault VI/Mack Leaders Bullish About Volvo Merger

Mack Trucks and its French parent Renault see huge potential with AB Volvo’s agreement to buy Renault’s truck business

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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Hours-of-Service Changes Could Harm Private Carriers

Proposed new hours-of-service rules will harm private carriers and could "completely change the fundamentals of transportation in the United States as they exist today," says National Private Truck Council President John McQuaid

April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Summer TMC Meeting Set For Tucson

The Maintenance Council’s annual summer meeting will be held June 12-14 at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, AZ. Topics of discussion will include “What’s Happening to Engine Cooling Systems,” “Fuel Management Strategies” and “Special Government/Industry

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April 26, 2000 - Industry News

GSA Revises Rules for Hauling Government Freight

The General Services Administration has finalized revisions to its transportation management policy aimed at cutting costs and making the rules easier to understand

April 26, 2000 - Industry News

Supreme Industries Posts Record First Quarter

Specialty truck body manufacturer Supreme Industries reported first quarter 2000 net income of $2.8 million on revenues of $71.8 million, both records. Net income for first quarter 1999 was $2.4 million on revenues of $56.4 million. "Business

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