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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Bush, Gore Debate Fuel Crisis

Truckers looking for answers to problems they directly face in their business were most likely disappointed when the top candidates for President of the United States barely touched on the issues during Tuesday evening’s debate in Boston -- but they did talk about how they would address the current fuel crisis

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Port Truckers Rallying in 16 Cities Today

Owner-operators hauling containers at 16 ports in the United States and Canada are staging rallies today to protest high diesel prices, low wages and lengthy unpaid delays

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

New Driver Training System Wows Fleets

Fleets and schools involved in testing a unique new driver training system say it promises to provide more effective, quantifiable driver training and has enormous potential for the industry. TREAD-1, a computer-based system developed by Instructional

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

CCX Opens Connecticut Facility

LTL carrier Con-Way Central Express recently opened a new service center facility in Borzah, Conn

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Terminals Earn ISO 9002 Certification

Yellow Freight System, Overland Park, Kan., announced its Fort Worth, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, terminals have been certified by the International Organization for Standardization

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Tower Automotive Announces Layoff

Tower Automotive is phasing out its heavy truck rail manufacturing in Milwaukee by March as it focuses on its light vehicle and modules business

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Viking Freight Honored with Two Quality Awards

Viking Freight has received two prestigious industry awards

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Compromise Reached in Washington on Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel

Warring factions have reportedly reached a compromise over how fast to phase in the ultra low sulfur diesel fuel requirement of the forthcoming diesel emissions regulations

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Snow Shuts Down Three Mountain Passes in Washington State

Interstate 90 remained closed through Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state early this morning after snow left the area’s primary east-west artery littered with damaged and abandoned vehicles

Tags: Highways

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Threaten More Fuel Protests

Independent truckers across Ontario, frustrated over high fuel prices, have renewed their threats to block major city roadways

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Concrete Highways Reduce Fuel Consumption, Study Says

Driving on concrete highways reduces heavy truck fuel consumption by as much as 11 percent, according to a National Research Council study released at the Canada, United States, Mexico Trade Corridors Conference in Windsor, Ontario, yesterday

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

G.O.D. Selects BellSouth

Regional LTL carrier Guaranteed Overnight Delivery Inc., Newark, N.J., has implemented a mobile communications system from BellSouth Wireless, Woodbridge, N.J

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

STB Proposes New Merger Rules

The Surface Transportation Board has proposed new rules for major railroad mergers and consolidations that are a major departure from its previous pro-merger stance

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

CF Signs on With Government Provision Web Site

LTL giant Consolidated Freightways, Vancouver, Wash., has signed a two-year agreement to handle shipments for Direct2Government.com, a Web site linking food manufacturers with government agencies

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

PC*Miler Opens Shop on the Web

ALK Associates, Princeton, N.J., has launched eMILER.com, an Internet site providing online routing, mileage, and mapping for smaller companies

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Announces Plans for Annual Convention

"Bullish on Truckload: Steering the Future" is the theme for the Truckload Carriers Association's Annual Meeting, April 8-11 in San Antonio

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Averitt Express Opens Service Center in San Antonio

Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., has opened a new service center in San Antonio, off of Interstate I-35

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Ryan Accused of Knowing About CDL Scam

Illinois Gov. George Ryan says he won't resign or apologize to a family that lost six children in a wreck that helped prompt an investigation into instances of commercial drivers' licenses being exchanged for bribes

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

South Dakota Kills Bill on Overweight Trucks

The South Dakota legislature has killed a bill that would have made it easier for some truckers to avoid overweight tickets

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

UPS Gears Up for the Holiday Season

When is the right time to prepare for Christmas and Chanukah? If you're the average American, your answer is probably, "Not yet." But if you're a manager at UPS - and know you'll have to hire 95,000

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Picketers Beef Up Protests At Northern California Safeway Stores

A Safeway store in Tracy, Calif., was targeted by striking Teamsters last week, who upgraded their protest from handing out informational leaflets to actually walking picket lines in front of Safeway stores

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

DRIVERNet Aims for Wireless Internet

DriverNet, Kansas City, Mo., has announced an agreement with PhoneOnline.com, Knoxville, Tenn., to bring financial and technology-based services to fleets and drivers using the Internet accessed over wireless systems

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Ohio Congressman Fights to Keep Mexican Rigs Off U.S. Highways

U.S. Congressman Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is vowing to fight the implementation of North American Free Trade Agreement provisions allowing Mexican trucks on U.S. highways, and has introduced legislation supporting U.S. safety standards for Mexican trucks crossing the U.S. border

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

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