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June 1, 2000 - Industry News

Daylight Transport to Service Midwest and Northeast

Daylight Transport, a longhaul LTL trucking company based in Long Beach, Calif., will be opening new lanes for the first time in the Midwest and Northeast

Tags: Fleets

June 1, 2000 - Industry News

Frozen Food Express Gets Cash Infusion

Dallas-based reefer fleet Frozen Food Express (FFEX) gained access to $50 million in cash through a credit agreement with a group of three banks, Wells Fargo Bank (Texas), Fleet National Bank of Boston, and Comerica Bank - Texas

Tags: Fleets

June 1, 2000 - Industry News

Australian Truckers Continue Blockade, Transport Minister Appeals

Australian truck drivers are continuing to blockade the New South Wales-Victoria border town of Albury-Wodonga in a protest over low freight rates, late payments, and rising crude oil prices, despite appeals from a leading union official to stop

June 1, 2000 - Industry News

Georgia Not Tough Enough On Trucks, Reports Say

Georgia does a pretty good job of issuing citations to overweight trucks, but a recent state audit has revealed that they aren't as tough when it comes to imposing fines and collecting them

Tags: Safety

June 1, 2000 - Industry News

TruckersB2B.com to Sell Strick Trailers

Celadon subsidiary, TruckersB2B.com, has signed an agreement with Strick Manufacturing, to offer new 53-foot air ride and spring ride van trailers online

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May 31, 2000 - Industry News

Unsafe Trucks Snared in Canada

Nearly two thirds of commercial trucks pulled over by Alberta police last week in a roadside safety check were in need of repairs

Tags: Safety

May 31, 2000 - Industry News

Border Accident Prompts Calls for Faster Entry

A fatal truck crash at the Canadian border renewed complaints about the traffic tie-ups that idle trucks for miles as they wait for entry into the United States

May 31, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Says New Asian Factory Will Boost Sales

Volvo says its new production facility in Thailand will enable the company to drop the prices of its trucks in the Asian market by as much as 25 percent

May 31, 2000 - Industry News

Safety of In-Vehicle Communications Systems To Be Examined

Technical experts and the public in general will have a chance to "discuss" the distractions of in-vehicle communications technologies at an Internet Forum sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Tags: Safety

May 31, 2000 - Industry News

G.I. Trucking Completing Major Expansion

G.I. Trucking Co., La Mirada, Calif., is investing more than $9.5 million to complete a major expansion of its fleet of tractors, trailers and terminal equipment for use throughout its 17-state service territory

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May 31, 2000 - Industry News

Mullen Invests In Trucking Venture

Mullen Transportation Inc. recently announced intentions to provide up to $1 million in capital to Payne Transportation Inc. (PTI), a new trucking company to be based in Winnipeg, Manitoba

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May 31, 2000 - Industry News

DAT Partners Not Mobile

We recently announced that DAT Services of Portland, Ore., was partnering with Sybergen Networks of Fremont, Calif., to provide mobile access to load information. This was incorrect.

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May 31, 2000 - Industry News

International Inspection Blitz Begins June 6

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance recently announced an international inspection blitz will be launched on June 6, 2000

Tags: Safety

May 31, 2000 - Industry News

Saia Lays Off 300 Employees

Saia Motor Freight Inc., Duluth, Ga., recently announced that the company would be initiating a layoff impacting 300 positions

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May 31, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Clarifies HOS Economic Impact on Small Fleets

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a clarification to its hours-of-service proposal regarding the economic impact on small fleets.

May 30, 2000 - Industry News

NPTC HOS Forum Sites Announced

The National Private Truck Council has announced the hotel locations for a series of one-day forums on the proposed hours-of-service rules it is holding around the country

May 30, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking Reports Healthy Fourth Quarter, 1999

U.S. Trucking, Charlotte, N.C., recently reported results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 1999, as well as for the first quarter 2000 ended March 31

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May 30, 2000 - Industry News

Vehicles Damaged, Woman Hurt in Trail of Brake Debris

The debris from an 18-wheeler with brake damage littered an 8-mile stretch of southbound I-95 in Fort Lauderdale, Fl., Friday morning, and all the while the driver wasn't aware of the damage. The material disabled a trail of vehicles and left one driver injure

Tags: Safety

May 30, 2000 - Industry News

SwRI Initiates Clean Diesel Consortium

A consortium organized by engineers at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), San Antonio, Texas, is developing low emission strategies that diesel engine manufacturers can put into production to improve air quality and meet stringent regulation

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May 30, 2000 - Industry News

Supreme Court to Decide on EPA Rulemaking Authority

The U.S. Supreme Court will expand its review of Environmental Protection Agency rulemaking authority to decide whether or not the agency must make cost/benefit considerations part of its rulemaking process.

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May 30, 2000 - Industry News

Gordon Trucking Orders Cummins ISX

Cummins Engine Co. recently announced that Gordon Trucking, Seattle, Wa., has agreed to purchase 240 Cummins ISX engine

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May 30, 2000 - Industry News

Rip Griffin Opens New Barstow Service Center

The Rip Griffin Travel Center, Barstow, Ca., has just opened a new 180,000 square foot heavy truck services department

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May 30, 2000 - Industry News

Striking Teamsters at Coca-Cola Receive Unemployment Benefits

A judge has granted unemployment benefits to more than 200 Coca-Cola workers who went on strike more than two weeks ago

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May 30, 2000 - Industry News

NJMTA Taps Shevell for Sixth Term

Chairman and CEO of New England Motor Freight (NEMF), Mike Shevell, has been re-elected to a sixth one-year term as chairman of the New Jersey Motor Truck Association (NJMTA

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May 30, 2000 - Industry News

Fight For KLLM Not Over

The fight for control of refrigerated carrier KLLM Transport Services is not over yet. Prime Inc. President Robert Low, announced yesterday that he is extending his tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of the common stock in the company.

Tags: Fleets

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