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July 7, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Second Quarter Net Up 30%

Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, last week said its earnings hit 52 cents per share in the second quarter, representing an increase of 29% or 40 cents per share from the same time last year

Tags: Fleets

July 7, 2000 - Industry News

High Road Completes Cash Tender Offer for KLLM

High Road Acquisition Corp. has announced the purchase of nearly 83% of KLLM’s outstanding shares with a tender offer of $8.05 per share

Tags: Fleets

July 7, 2000 - Industry News

Transit Group Finds New Home

Transit Group Inc. is abandoning its Atlanta headquarters and setting up operations in Groveland, Fla., reports the Orlando Sentinel

Tags: Fleets

July 7, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Ranked Among the Best Places for Minorities

Cummins Engine Coo, Columbus, Ind., has been ranked number 47 on Fortune magazine's list of the 50 best companies for minorities

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July 7, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Traffic Could Be a Problem for Washington Park

A possible way to make Intermodal truck traffic in one Washington city flow more smoothly has city officials and residents at odds over the future of a small park

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July 7, 2000 - Industry News

Arvin and Meritor Shareholders Approve Merger

By the end of the day, Arvin and Meritor are expected to become one company. At special meetings yesterday, shareholders of Arvin Industries, Columbus, Ind., and Meritor Automotive, Troy, Mich., approved the merger of the two companies

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July 7, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers B2B and NTE Create Internet Contender

Truckers B2B, the largest buying co-op on the Internet, has linked up with National Transportation Exchange (NTE), the first electronic freight matching marketplace

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July 6, 2000 - Industry News

Final Hours of Service Hearing Under Way

The parade of more than 500 witnesses on hours of service reform is drawing to a close in Washington, D.C., today as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration holds the eighth and final public hearing on the controversial proposal. Or maybe it won’t be the final hearing after all. Several witnesses at yesterday’s opening session asked the safety agency to schedule yet another hearing so that shippers could get their views into the record

July 6, 2000 - Industry News

Bering Remains Distributor for Hyundai Trucks in U.S.

In contrast to some recent reports that Hyundai commercial vehicles would be distributed in the United States by Freightliner and Sterling, Bering says it will remain the exclusive distributor of the products

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July 6, 2000 - Industry News

Trucks Can Continue Driving 75 in Arizona

Tractor-trailers on Arizona highways can continue using the fast lanes and travel with the same speed limits as passenger cars, says a study released last week by the Arizona Department of Transportation

Tags: Highways

July 5, 2000 - Industry News

NLGI Announces Grease Education Course

The National Lubricating Grease Institute has announced its Grease Education Course will be held on October 30 and 31 in conjunction with its annual meeting in Asheville, N.C

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July 5, 2000 - Industry News

Ryan Wins Big at Pikes Peak

Mike Ryan kept a stranglehold on his Big Rig title as he maneuvered his truck up Pikes Peak and came out a winner in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb July 4

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July 5, 2000 - Industry News

British Couple Weds in T2000 at ITS

A British trucking couple chose last week's Las Vegas International Trucking Show as the ideal place to get married. And they tied the knot inside a Kenworth T2000 cab

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July 5, 2000 - Industry News

Intrenet Fleets Linked

Intrenet Inc., the holding company that operates a number of truckload carriers, has launched phase one of its Common Freight Board, which will eventually link all the Intrenet fleets so each company can see all of the loads available to it and sister companies

Tags: Fleets

July 5, 2000 - Industry News

Transportation.com Debuts

Transportation.com (www.transportation.com) has launched the Internet-based freight exchange it calls Premier Online Transportation Marketplace

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July 5, 2000 - Industry News

Monon Lays Off 400 Employees

At least 100 HPA Monon employees have been laid off due to slow demand blamed on high gasoline prices. As many as 400 workers employed by the Monon, Ind.-based trailer manufacturer have received pink slips, union officials told the Associated Press

Tags: Industry

July 5, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois Truckers Save Time with I-PASS

For the first time, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has started shipping I-PASS transponders to truckers, with nearly 100,000 trucker transponders being sent out, according to the Chicago Daily Herald

Tags: Highways

July 5, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Members Agree To Give ATA $500,000 To Fight Hours Of Service

The membership of the Truckload Carriers Assn. last week agreed to a proposal to allocate $500,000 to the American Trucking Assns. to help fight the Department of Transportation's hours of service proposal. The TCA board decided earlier to reject an already deficit budget in order to build in financial support for ATA to battle the proposed hours of service changes. The proposal was faxed to the entire membership for approval by a June 30 deadline

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July 4, 2000 - Industry News

NATSO: Privatized Rest Stops Not the Answer

Editor's Note: NATSO, the organization representing truckstops, took issue with some of our coverage of the National Transportation Safety Board's hearing on truck parking earlier this year. We invited them to share their position on

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July 2, 2000 - Industry News

Teamster/Overnite Dispute Heats Up

The ongoing labor dispute between Overnite Transportation and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has been heating up, thanks to court rulings and injunctions

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July 1, 2000 - Industry News

OTR Express Projects Losses For Second Quarter

OTR Express is blaming higher fuel costs and lower demand for freight services for projected second quarter losses

Tags: Fleets

June 30, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Recommends Haz-Mat Loading/Unloading Regs

The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration establish safety requirements for the loading and unloading of hazardous materials within one year

June 30, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Passes Out From Fumes, Loses Control of Rig

A truck driver apparently lost consciousness from inhaling fumes before his 18-wheeler veered off an interstate, crashing through a fence and flipping on its side

Tags: Safety

June 30, 2000 - Industry News

Road Projects Get Under Way in the Show-Me-State

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission decided last week to get a jump start on 58 road-building projects totaling $248.5 million

Tags: Highways

June 30, 2000 - Industry News

TravelCenters Loses Out in Texas

The City Council of Rockwall, Texas, has rejected a zoning request by TravelCenters of America that would allow them to rebuild a truckstop and could possibly have ended an ongoing federal lawsuit

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