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September 25, 2000 - Industry News

Lanes to be Closed on I-95 This Week in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation announced the following lane closures for Monday, Sept. 25, through Friday, Sept. 29, while work continues on the huge Springfield interchange project

Tags: Highways

September 25, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Strike A Fuel Cost Deal

Negotiations to avoid a major protest by Ontario truckers angered by skyrocketing fuel costs progressed yesterday with the announcement of a deal that would allow shippers and trucking firms to voluntarily pass on a fuel surcharge to owner-operators

September 25, 2000 - Industry News

Internet Wire Market Links With freightquote.com

Freightquote.com, a provider of Internet-based logistics, announced a strategic partnership with wireConnect.com, an Internet marketplace for buyers, sellers and intermediaries in the wire and cable, raw materials, capital equipment, and packaging industries. The arrangement allows wireConnect.com

Tags: Industry

September 25, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Expands Regional Services

Less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., recently announced expanded regional services in Florida and Michigan

Tags: Fleets

September 25, 2000 - Industry News

Transportation.com Offers Equipment Auctions

Transportation.com, the Internet transportation marketplace, announced that its equipment auction is averaging 500 unique visitors a day and has sold nearly 600 items, including trucks, trailers, forklifts and other transportation equipment

Tags: Industry

September 24, 2000 - Industry News

Peru Truckers Strike Over Fuel Taxes

Worldwide trucker protests over high fuel prices have spread to South America, where hundreds of truckers in Peru are blocking highways in a national strike to demand lower fuel taxes

September 24, 2000 - Industry News

Roadranger Program For Used Truck Dealers

Roadranger has begun rolling out a Used Truck Assistance Program designed to make pre-owned fleet-type trucks more marketable by upgrading them to a more performance transmission

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September 23, 2000 - Industry News

Spanish, German Truckers Still Looking for Fuel Tax Cuts

After the Spanish government refused to cut fuel taxes last week, Spanish farmers announced that their distribution center blockades will definitely continue for another month

September 22, 2000 - Industry News

S.C. Highway Fatalities Blamed on Low Highway Funds

A safety official for the South Carolina Department of Transportation is blaming the state's high traffic death rate on low funding on road improvements

Tags: Highways

September 22, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Fuel Strike May Be Averted

A possible trucker fuel blockade scheduled for today in the Canadian province of Ontario may be avoided, thanks to a tentative deal struck between independent truck operators and the province, according to an article in the Ottawa Citizen

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

TCA's Hansen Speaks at Software Conference

Bob Hansen's first experience with a computer was a TRS 80 his small fleet bought to keep track of maintenance records. Bet the Truckload Carriers Assn. chairman never dreamed back then he'd be speaking to more than 300 attendees at the annual user's conference of the largest software company serving the trucking industry

Tags: Events

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Offers Dispatch Training

The Truckload Carriers Assn.'s new Truckload Academy has come out with its first product: "The Daily Dispatch Challenge," offering training for dispatchers

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September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Plan for Heavier Trucks in Florida is Controversial

A new rule proposed by Florida’s Department of Transportation to increase truck weights on certain routes throughout the state is running into some opposition, according to the St. Petersburg Times

Tags: Industry

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Wildfires Make Their Way Across Oklahoma

A wildfire continued to make its way across the southern part of Oklahoma yesterday, forcing Interstate 35 to temporarily shut down, the Associated Press reports

Tags: Highways

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Stalknecht Leaves ATA; Canary Takes Post

Paul Stalknecht, long-time state relations expert for the American Trucking Associations, has left ATA

Tags: Industry

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Stars and Stripes Show Truck Series Continues in Oregon

Today marks the beginning of the Driver Appreciation Day celebration at Jubitz Truck Stop, located off I-5 at Exit 305 in Portland, Ore., which will feature the third qualifying event in the Stars and Stripes show truck series

Tags: Events

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Moyes Completes Sale of Simon Shares

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Simon Transportation Services announced that Jerry Moyes has wrapped up the purchase of all of Dick Simon’s shares of Simon Transportation at $9 each

Tags: Fleets

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Reno Trucking Company Shuts Down

Anderson & Sons Trucking, Reno, Nev., closed their doors Tuesday, Sept. 19, after 23 years in business

Tags: Fleets

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

First HOS Roundtable Today

The first of three roundtables on the hours of service proposal being held by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration gets under way today and continues through tomorrow

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Swedish Truckers Lift Fuel Blockades

Sweden's truck drivers began to lift their blockades of oil depots and ferry terminals at ports around the country yesterday after the government agreed to discus possible cuts in fuel taxes

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Predicts U.S. Truck Market Will Remain Slow Until 2002

A DaimlerChrysler AG board member responsible for commercial vehicles said he expects the current slowdown in the U.S. heavy truck market to continue up to 2002

Tags: Economy

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Fleets Drawn to Online Fuel Discounts

TruckersB2B announced that the number of trucking companies using its discount fuel network in August increased to 2,150, or approximately 73,000 trucks. This compares with 37 companies and some 2,200 trucks in March, the first month

Tags: Industry

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

EU Transport Ministers Fail to Find Common Ground in Fuel Tax Talks

European Union transport ministers last night failed to reach a common position on the plight of European truckers who face rising fuel prices, even after talking late into the night

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Tradeout.com Auctions 500 Penske Vehicles

TradeOut (www.tradeout.com), an Internet marketplace for off-lease assets and business surplus, announced an online auction of Penske Truck Leasing sold more than 300 light and medium-duty trucks valued at $3.9 million. An additional 238 trucks worth $2.4 million were sold as a result of ongoing marketing activity, the company said

Tags: Industry

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Firestone Tire Recall Triggers Punitive Legislation

Truck tires may not be affected by the Firestone recall, but the incident has triggered legislation that could affect truck manufacturers

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