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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

International Unrest Over Fuel Prices Continues

Truckers in Spain, Sicily and Argentina are continuing the fight against out-of-hand fuel prices, while protestors in Greece have called it quits

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

HOS Proposal Delayed for a Year

U.S. House and Senate conferees have agreed to compromise legislation that prohibits the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from issuing a final rule on its controversial trucker hours of service proposal for another year. The safety agency, however, will be able to continue working on the proposal

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

HOS Roundtables: Weekend Breaks and Daily Work

Since April's hours-of-service proposal, the trucking industry has said the weekend rest provision will put more trucks on the road during morning rush hour

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

NTEA Launches Training Web Site

In an attempt to offer training to its members on a more timely basis, the National Truck Equipment Association has contracted with a web-based training system company to launch an Internet training site

Tags: Industry

October 2, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Dispute Overnite's Story of Appeal Victory

The Teamsters union issued a statement disputing Overnite Transportation's claim of victory in overturning a National Labor Relations Board decision

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October 2, 2000 - Industry News

CF Privacy Case Gets Another Chance

Drivers who say their privacy was invaded by the installation of cameras in restrooms by a trucking company have made some headway in the court system

October 2, 2000 - Industry News

Peruvian Truckers End 10-Day Strike

A fuel protest that interrupted Peru’s exports and food delivery for 10 days ended last week when the National Union of Carriers ended the strike of about 100,000 independent truckers

October 2, 2000 - Industry News

Bronx Residents Protest Parked Rigs

New York police are putting metal "boots," or wheel locks, on trucks illegally parked on side streets where the Cross Bronx Expressway and the Bronx River Parkway intersect, in response to increasing complaints from residents

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October 2, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Launches Guaranteed Pickup Service

Overnite Transportation, a less-than-truckload carrier out of Richmond, Va., is now offering a guaranteed free pickup service nationwide

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October 2, 2000 - Industry News

Aussie Truckers Call Off Fuel Blockades, For Now

Australian truckers have pulled back from a threatened fuel blockade, pending talks with the federal government

October 2, 2000 - Industry News

European Truckers Keep Up Protests

Truckers in Spain, France and Luxembourg are holding steadfast in their demands for better working hours and conditions and lower fuel prices by maintaining protests across the continent

October 2, 2000 - Industry News

Paccar Denies Report of Navistar Takeover Offer

Paccar, parent company of Kenworth and Peterbilt, has denied news reports that it has made a takeover bid for Navistar International

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October 1, 2000 - Industry News

HOS Roundtables: Sleeper Berths, Driver Communications

Most of what’s being said at the hours of service roundtables has already been said before. What’s new is that the people affected by the proposal are getting an open-ended opportunity to air their concerns and to engage the rule-writers in discussion

September 30, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers' Group Rallies for Fuel Boycott

A group of truckers and supporters of trucker's issues is calling for a national protest over high fuel prices because they feel the lobbying effort on behalf of the mandatory fuel surcharge legislation for truckers isn’t strong enough

Tags: Events

September 30, 2000 - Industry News

Oak Grove 70 Truckstop Holds Jamboree

The Oak Grove 70 Truckstop, located at I-70 Exit 28 in Oak Grove, MO, held its third annual Truckers Jamboree last week

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September 29, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Expands Inspection Seminar Program

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has expanded its inspection familiarization seminar schedule for fleet operators, adding three new seminars through the rest of the year

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September 29, 2000 - Industry News

UK Acts to Defuse Further Fuel Protests

A special task force Friday announced a deal binding oil companies, trade unions and police to ensure regular fuel supplies if protesters demanding lower fuel taxes try to resume blockades

September 29, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Moves Headquarters to Chicago Suburb

Navistar International Corp. is planning to move its world headquarters into a new six-story office building in west suburban Warrenville, Ill

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September 29, 2000 - Industry News

Ban on Truck Parking Set Aside in Charleston

Despite protests from citizens angry over loud noise, exhaust, and street damage, truckers living in Charleston, S.C., can continue to park their rigs at home for the rest of the year

September 29, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Sales: Down This Year & Next, Will Rebound 2002

The demand for new trucks and buses will continue to ease through this year and next, then start a steady pace of expansion in 2002, predicts Economic Planning Associates

Tags: Economy

September 29, 2000 - Industry News

I-95 Lanes Shut Down This Week in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation will be shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week to work on a massive reconstruction project on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl.

Tags: Highways

September 29, 2000 - Industry News

Congress Recesses Without HOS Deal

Although the consumer press is reporting that a compromise deal on Capitol Hill would delay the hours of service proposal, Congress recessed yesterday afternoon without making it official. According to published reports, new hours of service rules will be put off for at least a year under negotations to resolve differences between Senate and House versions of transportation spending bills -- but research and comments will be allowed to continue

September 29, 2000 - Industry News

California to Require Particulate Traps

The California Air Resources Board voted yesterday to require particulate traps on new diesel engines sold in California, and that the traps be retrofitted on most existing diesel engines. The plan also requires production of low-sulfur diesel fuel, which is a necessity for the particulate traps to work

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September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Owner-Operators Applaud Ruling

Independent truckers in Canada hope a recent ruling by Quebec's labor commission will bring changes to the labor code that would allow them to unionize and negotiate industry-wide working conditions

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way NOW Offers Expedited Truckload

Con-Way NOW, the air and ground expedited delivery unit of Con-Way Transportation Services, has added a new dedicated service featuring expedited service levels for truckload quantity shippers

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