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June 12, 2000 - Industry News

Averitt Express Expands Service in Oklahoma

Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., is now serving more points and is offering earlier daily delivery times to customers in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla., areas

Tags: Fleets

June 12, 2000 - Industry News

KLLM Offer Won't Be Extended

Trucking executive Robert Low said yesterday that he will not extend his offer for all outstanding KLLM Transport Services shares

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June 12, 2000 - Industry News

How Friendly Is Your Freight?

When turnover costs are considered, driver-unfriendly freight is the least profitable freight a carrier hauls and is the main reason to reduce this type of freight. Although we cannot prove it statistically, there is evidence to

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June 12, 2000 - Industry News

Lady Truckers Get Their Day

The barber shop at the Iowa 80 truckstop was a hive of activity. Both chairs were full as women got their hair cut, snipped, fluffed and curled. On one side, a huge box full of makeup

Tags: Events

June 11, 2000 - Industry News

Interstates as Runways: It 'Aint So

I don't know if 10 percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka. I don't know if a cow can go upstairs, but not downstairs. And I certainly don't know if a

Tags: Highways

June 11, 2000 - Industry News

Court Hears Overnite Appeal of NLRB Ruling

Both Overnite Transportation and the Teamsters Union say they were pleased at how a hearing went last week in Overnite's appeal of a National Labor Relations Board ruling

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June 11, 2000 - Industry News

TMC Meets This Week

The future of The Maintenance Council's relationship with parent organization American Trucking Associations will top the agenda at TMC's 2000 Summer Meeting, being held today through Wednesday at the Westin La Paloma Hotel in Tucson, Ariz

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June 10, 2000 - Industry News

Cirillo Defends Proposal, Is Open to Changes

Truckers are up in arms over proposed changes to the hours of service rules, but the chief federal safety officer believes the proposal is on target

June 10, 2000 - Industry News

Slater Extends Comment Period as Truckers Try to Kill HOS Proposal

With truckers pushing for legislation to squelch the hours of service proposal, Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater granted industry requests for more time to review and comment. After initially resisting calls for more time, Slater Friday issued instructions to extend the comment period from July 31 to October 30. His decision came after dozens of witnesses in public hearings on the proposal urged that the extension be granted.

June 9, 2000 - Industry News

New Plant Gives Rodi a Jumpstart on Engine Development

Rodi Power Systems Inc., a Puyallup, Wash., company that has been working to develop a new truck engine, has recently acquired a manufacturing plant in Abbeville, L

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June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Work to Begin on Biggs Rapid Bridge

Construction on the Biggs Rapid Bridge on U.S. 97 between Washington and Oregon will begin this week, resulting in a single lane of traffic closing across the bridge for 11 weeks

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June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Green Light Breaks Record

Oregon’s Green Light Truck Preclearance System has topped its previous record for the number of weigh stations bypassed, allowing more than 50,000 bypasses of trucks throughout the state during Ma

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June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Smithway Expects Lower Revenues, No Profits for Second Quarter

Smithway MotorXpress Corp. says it will likely break even for the second quarter and doesn't expect profits to improve before the end of the year

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June 9, 2000 - Industry News

EPA to Hold Hearings on Emissions Proposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold five public hearings on proposed new emissions regulations including tougher requirements for diesel engines

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June 9, 2000 - Industry News

One-Stop Load Posting Debuts

Now you can post the same load on a number of load-matching sites with just one time-saving stop on the Internet

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June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Viking Freight Recognized For Advertising/PR

Viking Freight, an LTL carrier out of San Jose, Ca., has been recognized by the American Trucking Associations' Sales and Marketing Council for outstanding achievements in the industry’s communications arena

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June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Mandatory Brake Stop Being Misused by Tired Truckers

Truckers wanting to catch a bit of shut-eye at a mandatory brake check station in West Virginia are causing some congestion problems, reports the Associated Press

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June 9, 2000 - Industry News

House Tries to Block Ergonomics Rules

The U.S. House of Representatives last week voted to block new ergonomics regulations that have been blasted by the American Trucking Associations and other business groups

June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Delay Causes Dina Cutback

Mexico's Consorcio G. Grupo Dina says a request by Western Star to delay delivery of some 140 trucks will force it to "significantly" cut production at its Hidalgo plant

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Safety: What Can We Learn From the Europeans?

Standardize driver education. Use crash data for vehicle design. Shift the focus from roadside inspections to in-company inspections. Those are a few of the recommendations to come from a study of European safety practices by the

Tags: Safety

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

HOS: 'Driving Miss Daisy'

"…you have to call Dallas to let them know you're stepping out a few minutes to get a haircut." Those words, spoken by a driver for Greyhound, put a very human face on implementing the new hours

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Moyes Bid Intensifies Struggle For Simon Transportation

The fight for control of Simon Transportation Services got serious last week, as trucking executive Jerry Moyes administered a "consent solicitation" to gain control of Simon’s board of directors

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June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Richmond Bridge Construction To Cause Nighttime Delays

The Virginia Department of Transportation last weekend began a major construction project to restore the James River Bridge that carries I-95 through downtown Richmond

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June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Zero-Base Review at OMB

Back in 1991, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it was going to rewrite and simplify its motor carrier safety regulations. The "zero-base review," as it was called, which was to have been completed by 1994, is now at the White House Office of Management and Budget for review

June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Sterling Schedules One Week Shutdown

The Sterling Truck plant in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, will shut down the first week in July.

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