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August 31, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Owner-Operators Worse Off Now Than in March

The National Truckers Assn. in Canada, sick of empty promises and endless chats with well-intentioned bureaucrats, will hold a meeting next Sunday to plan a strategy to deal with skyrocketing fuel prices

August 31, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Truck Ban Grows Wider

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has moved to further restrict big, interstate trucks in the state. Under some circumstances, the agency now wants 102-inch-wide trucks, standard since the 1980s, limited to what it calls the “National Network” of highways even if those trucks are domiciled in the state. The DOT has issued the necessary proposed rule change and will accept written comments until October 18

Tags: Highways

August 30, 2000 - Industry News

Transportal Network Names New Member Carriers

Transportal Network (www.transportalnetwork.com), the Atlanta-based Internet company, has announced the names of six more fleets joining the Transportal network

Tags: Industry

August 30, 2000 - Industry News

HighwayMaster 5000 Integrates With TruckMate for Windows

@Track Communications, Richardson, Texas, has announced that its mobile communications product, HighwayMaster Series 5000, will integrate with TruckMate for Windows, comprehensive trucking management software from Maddocks Systems of Langley, British Columbia

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August 30, 2000 - Industry News

Dart Selects OptiStop

Dart Transit, the truckload carrier of St. Paul, Minn., will implement OptiStop fuel and routing optimization software from Logistics.com of Burlington, Mass

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August 30, 2000 - Industry News

Alcoa Acquires Wheel Products Distributor in Australia

Alcoa has announced the acquisition of Australian distributor Wheel Master of Melbourne, Victoria

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August 30, 2000 - Industry News

Holland Group to Open Manufacturing Facility in China

Holland Neway International is planning to build a manufacturing facility near Beijing, China, to provide air ride suspensions to the country's bus market

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August 30, 2000 - Industry News

Venezia Transport Building New Headquarters

Venezia Transport Service recently broke ground on a new $3 million corporate headquarters and main terminal facility in Limerick, Pa., a move company officials say is in response to the company's 30% growth rate

Tags: Fleets

August 30, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking and the Democratic Platform

The Democratic National Committee 2000 platform, adopted earlier this month at the DNC's convention in Los Angeles, says little about hot issues facing the trucking industry. But there are a few areas of interest. Vice President Al

August 30, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Invites Public to Comment on Safety Strategy

U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater has introduced the 2010 Strategy and Performance Plan, a two-way public communication process to help the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s long-term strategy to improve truck and bus safety

August 30, 2000 - Industry News

National Survey Reports Annualized Driver Earnings

The National Survey of Driver Wages' latest annualized projections show company drivers and leased owner-operators earning more than they did a year ago

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August 30, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Study Recommends "Best Practices" For Solving Loading/Unloading Problems

There are things truckers, shippers and receivers can do to ease the problem of long wait times at the loading and unloading dock, says a study recently completed for the Truckload Carriers Assn.. The study, "Just in Time to Wait: An Examination of Best Practices for Streamlining Loading/Unloading Functions," was conducted by Mercer Management Consulting in association with March USA and the law firm of Scopelitis, Garvin, Light & Hanson

Tags: Industry

August 30, 2000 - Industry News

Southern Trucking Expo Canceled

The truck-buying slump that has resulted in layoffs at every major truck manufacturer has now taken its toll on the truck show industry. Independent Trade Show Management has announced it has canceled its Southern Trucking Expo for this year, which was scheduled for Oct. 20-21 in Atlanta

Tags: Events

August 30, 2000 - Industry News

Freeway Considered Between Southern California Counties

The California counties of Orange and Riverside, located in the Los Angeles area, are considering construction of a $2 to $3-billion freeway between the two counties to reduce traffic congestion

Tags: Highways

August 30, 2000 - Industry News

HOS: "Would you feel better about your family?"

Editor's note: The following is an edited version of Thompson's comments at an hours of service hearing earlier this summer. Jeff Foster Trucking is a small- to medium-sized fleet based in Superior, Wis. Foster's moving testimony,

Tags: Safety

August 29, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Truckstop Service Begins To Bear Fruit

When Freightliner Corp. first announced plans to offer service in Travel Centers of America locations, many expressed doubt about the success of the venture. But today, after many months of preparation, locations such as the TA in Tooele, Utah are proving them wrong

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August 29, 2000 - Industry News

Savannah Port Truckers Plan Protest Rallies

Tired of conditions that continue to deteriorate and with the support of the Teamsters union, truckers who haul containers in and out of the Port of Savannah, Ga., are planning a series of protest rallies beginning

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August 29, 2000 - Industry News

RLT Recognized as Oregon Trusted Motor Carrier

Redding Lumber Transport, Redding, Calif., recently joined the ranks of Oregon's Trusted Carrier partners

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August 29, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Opens California Facility

Pilot Corp. recently opened a new travel center in Salinas, Calif

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August 29, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Looking for Trucker Photos

The Truckload Carriers Assn. is again running a contest for photos to use in TCA's 2000-2001 annual report

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August 29, 2000 - Industry News

CDC Report Blasted By Truckstop Industry

The truckstop industry has blasted a report prepared by the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta criticizing sexual behavior at truckstops, saying it is based on unsound research methods

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August 29, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Accepting Applicants for Independent Contractor of the Year Contest

The Truckload Carriers Assn. has announced that applications are available for the 2000 Independent Contractor of the Year Contest

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August 29, 2000 - Industry News

Australian Truckers Continue Fuel Protests

West Australian truck drivers began their second day of protest against high fuel prices yesterday, blockading Fremantle Port and interrupting deliveries

August 29, 2000 - Industry News

Wabash Signs Agreement with J.B. Hunt

Trailer manufacturer Wabash National, Lafayette, Ind., announced a supply partnership with J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, Ark

Tags: Fleets

August 29, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton to Sell Vehicle Switch/Electronics Division

Eaton Corp., Cleveland, Ohio, has announced it plans to sell its $330 million worldwide Vehicle Switch/Electronics Division because it the business no longer fits the company's longer-term strategic objectives

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