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July 17, 2000 - Industry News

New Service Challenges Trucking in Canada

Canadian National, Montreal, has launched four new domestic intermodal trains, putting the pressure on over-the-road truckers operating between major centers in Central and Atlantic Canada

Tags: Intermodal

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Trucker Blockade Avoided Down Under

The threat of a possible blockade of Australia’s highways by the country’s truckers has been averted

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Speed Limits on Milwaukee Highway Drop to 45 mph

In a move to ease congestion and reduce truck traffic near a construction site, speed limits on a 7.5-mile stretch of Highway 164 in Milwaukee, Wis., will be temporarily reduced from 55 mph to 45 mph

Tags: Highways

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Big Rigs Encounter Restrictions on Texas Highway

Trucks planning to travel down U.S. 380 near Denton, Texas, will be required to follow an alternative route beginning this week

Tags: Highways

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Michigan Proposes Converting Weigh Stations to Rest Areas

Michigan State Police are planning to shut down six of the state’s 23 weigh inspection stations this year and are hoping to use the areas to provide a few extra parking spaces for tired truckers in need of places to catch some shut-eye

Tags: Highways

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

New KW Dealership to Open in Ottawa

Tandet Kenworth will strengthen its Eastern Ontario position next month when it opens a new truck dealership in Ottawa

Tags: Industry

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

FleetScape.com Falters at Starting Gate

FleetScape.com, the electronic marketplace for truck parts, has shut down without ever actually opening for business. The Fleetscape.com web site is no longer available, no one answers the phone and, according to a web industry publication, nine full-time employees are out of work

Tags: Industry

July 16, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Win at Walcott

The climax of the annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree in Walcott, Iowa, Friday was the announcement of the winners in the Super Truck Beauty Contest

Tags: Events

July 14, 2000 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Supports Junior Achievement

ArvinMeritor Inc. is helping more than 5,000 students in southeastern Michigan learn about free enterprise, business and economics through its title sponsorship of the ArvinMeritor/Junior Achievement 2000 Golf Classic

Tags: Industry

July 14, 2000 - Industry News

Transplace.com Opens For Business

The result of a logistics conversion of six trucking powerhouses is officially operating as business as usual

Tags: Industry

July 14, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Freight Increases Rates

Yellow Freight System, Overland Park, Kan., has announced a general rate increase averaging 5.9 percent affective August 1 for customers not currently on contract rates

Tags: Fleets

July 14, 2000 - Industry News

Trucker Survives 250-foot Plunge

An Ohio truck driver survived a 250-foot drop over a ravine on Sandstone Mountain, known as one of the most hazardous highway sites in West Virginia, according to Associated Press reports

Tags: Safety

July 14, 2000 - Industry News

California Agency Calls for Diesel Soot Traps

California state regulators last week released a plan to force owners of diesel-powered tractors, bulldozers, big rigs, school buses and other vehicles to install soot-catching equipment at costs that could total up to thousands of dollars per vehicle

Tags: Industry

July 14, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Profits Up Despite Heavy Truck Downturn

Cummins Engine Co. reported profits of $61 million for second quarter 2000, a 5% increase over the same period a year ago

Tags: Industry

July 14, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Posts Record 2nd Quarter Profits

Landstar System reported record net income of $11.3 million for second quarter 2000, excluding a one-time $3 million pre-tax charge for the relocation and restructuring of its Landstar Ligon division

Tags: Fleets

July 14, 2000 - Industry News

Sterling Tour de Force Info Available Online

Information and registration for Sterling's North American test drive series, the Tour de Force, is now available online at Sterling's web site, www.sterlingtrucks.com. The Tour de Force, which offers evaluations and test drives of the new Sterling

Tags: Events

July 14, 2000 - Industry News

New Hazmat Guidelines for Tunnels on PA Turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission recently issued revised guidelines on transporting hazardous materials through its five tunnels. The new regulations — which became effective July 15 — permit truck drivers to haul formerly prohibited materials in restricted non-bulk shipments

July 14, 2000 - Industry News

Senate Rejects Fuel Tax Suspension

As part of the ongoing estate tax debate, the Senate voted overwhelmingly last week against suspending the federal fuel tax through the November election. Critics said the measure was nothing more than an attempt to influence

July 14, 2000 - Industry News

Walcott Jamboree Wraps up Today

The Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, wraps up today, with the winners of the Super Truck Beauty Contest to be announced tonight

Tags: Events

July 13, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Surveys Women Drivers

Freightliner was picking the brains of female drivers at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree this week at the Iowa 80 truckstop in Walcott, Iowa

Tags: Industry

July 13, 2000 - Industry News

Debates Continues in Canada Over HOS, Black Boxes

Possible changes to hours of service regulations are just as contentious north of the border as they are in the United States

July 13, 2000 - Industry News

Container Port Could Ease I-95 Truck Traffic

Supporters of a proposed container shipping port that could accept freight from New York and New Jersey say it could help reduce truck traffic on badly congested Interstate 95 in Bridgeport, Conn

Tags: Intermodal

July 13, 2000 - Industry News

Debt, High-Priced Fuel Cause Trucking Shakedown

Easy-to-get credit and high fuel prices are taking their toll on trucking, and according to industry experts, are filling truck dealers’ lots with slow-selling tractor-trailers and repossessed big rigs

Tags: Economy

July 13, 2000 - Industry News

LoadSource Puts Loads on Internet Cell Phones

A Tennessee-based load-matching service has become the first to offer load searches on Internet-enabled mobile phones

Tags: Industry

July 13, 2000 - Industry News

New ArvinMeritor Sets Sights on Accelerated Growth

With the ink barely dry on its "merger of equals" agreement, newly created ArvinMeritor Inc. has served notice it intends to double in size within the next five years to become one of the top five "tier one" component suppliers to the automotive industry

Tags: Industry

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