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June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Trailer Sales May Have Peaked in First Quarter

Buoyed by a sustained strength of the U.S. economy, trailer sales showed significant increases in the first quarter of 2000, but it could be downhill from here, says Economic Planning Associates

Tags: Economy

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

NPTC Safety Committee Meeting

The National Private Truck Council's Safety Committee is meeting in Alexandria, VA, today and tomorrow

Tags: Events

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

HOS: Canadians Head Down A Different Road

Transport Canada, the equivalent of the Department of Transportation north of the border, is moving forward with an hours of service distinctly different from the one recently announced by the U.S. DOT. The Canadian regulators want

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Sleepers Have Negligible Impact on Used Truck Values

The top indicators of the value of used aerodynamic highway sleeper tractors are mileage, model year and engine horsepower

Tags: Industry

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian HOS Proposal Under Fire

A proposal that would allow truckers in Canada to drive 14 hours a day is being heavily opposed by a union representing 30,000 truck driver

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June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Covenant Announces Repurchase Program

Covenant Transport, Chattanooga, Tenn., has announced that its board of directors approved the company's first stock repurchase program. Covenant is now authorized to repurchase up to 1 million shares in open market or negotiated transactions. The

Tags: Fleets

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Digital Tachograph Said to Meet Proposed Onboard Recorder Requirement

A major supplier of truck components has a device that may change the argument over using electronic recorders to track driver hours. The recorders are a major bone of contention in the proposed changes to the hours of service rules. Truckers are up in arms about a provision that would replace paper logs with onboard recorders for longhaul and regional operators. The contention swirls around two issues: purpose and expense.

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

PrePass to be Deployed Across Illinois

By the end of the year, trucks traveling through Illinois will be able to get through a lot easier if they've got a PrePass transponder on their windshield

Tags: Highways

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Cuts Production

Western Star Trucks is reportedly cutting production at its Canadian Kelowna, British Columbia, plant from 25 to 20 trucks a day and will reduce its workforce by 200

Tags: Industry

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Budget for Wilson Bridge Unrealistic, Experts Say

Federal highway officials are looking for ways to cut construction costs of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington, DC, but the measures may be unworkable, transportation experts war

Tags: Highways

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Used Equipment Seminar

Used truck professionals are gathering in Pittsburgh today through Saturday for the annual Blue Book Seminar. This year, the three-day event features an expanded program that includes both trucks and trailers

Tags: Events

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Celadon Celebrates Millionth Load Into Mexico

Celadon Group recently celebrated its 1 millionth load to cross the United States-Mexico border with a special ceremony at the new World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas

Tags: Fleets

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Colorado Cuts Taxes, Fleets Get A Break

Commercial truck fleets in Colorado will get a tax break and a reduction in registration fees, thanks to a bill recently signed into la

Tags: Industry

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters, Overnite Resume Negotiations

The Teamsters union and Overnite Transportation are scheduled to resume contract negotiations today in Chicago. The three-day session is expected to focus on grievance procedures and other changes in operations. The last session was May 16-17, in which tentative agreement was reached on some change of operations language regarding seniority rights. When asked if the two sides are really making any progress toward a contract, both sides used the same term to describe negotiations: snail

Tags: Industry

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Dart Links with iLink Global

A major provider of e-commerce logistics has joined forces with a major trucking fleet to provide integrated transportation services for Internet businesses

Tags: Industry

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Inspection Blitz Begins Today

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will be conducting International Road Check 2000 beginning today and will continue through Thursday, June

Tags: Safety

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

CF Acquires FirstAir

Consolidated Freightways Corp. has announced the acquisition of privately held FirstAir Inc., a non-asset based air freight forwarde

Tags: Fleets

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Auditor Blames Caltrans Communications For Oversize Route Problems

Oversized trucks in California are being misrouted, and flaws in the California Department of Transportation's internal communications system are to blame, according to a state audit

Tags: Safety

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

HOS Hearing Tomorrow in California

The second in a series of public hearings on the Federal Motor Carrier Administration's proposed changes to the hours of service rules will be held tomorrow and Thursday in Ontario, Calif

Tags: Events

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler & Hyundai May Team Up

DaimlerChrysler and Hyundai Motor are reportedly negotiating a joint venture to build commercial vehicles

Tags: Industry

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Truckomat Now Open In Indianapolis

Truckomat Inc., Walcott, IA, recently opened a new truck wash facility in Indianapolis at the I-465 Exit 4 interchange

Tags: Industry

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Kansas, Missouri Teamsters Approve AWG Contract

After being locked out of their jobs for two months, truckers and warehouse workers for Associated Wholesale Grocers in Missouri and Kansaas are going back to work

Tags: Industry

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

McLeod Users Conference to be Biggest Yet

McLeod Software, Birmingham, Ala., says its Users' Conference has outgrown the previous facilities and will be held at a larger facility and for more days this year

Tags: Events

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

House Fuel Surcharge Hearing Today

A bill to give truckers relief from high fuel prices will get a hearing in the House today

June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Chicago CDL Hearing Still On

The public meeting tomorrow in Chicago on the Commercial Drivers License will take place, after all

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