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October 4, 2000 - Industry News

Port Trucker Rallies Mixed Success

Predictions of raucous protests by truckers at the nation's ports appear to have been less than initially predicted.

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October 4, 2000 - Industry News

NHTSA Considering Cross-View Mirrors for Delivery Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering a proposal to require convex cross-view mirrors on the rear of delivery and service trucks so drivers can see pedestrians behind the vehicles

October 4, 2000 - Industry News

Nationwide Port Trucker Protest Packs Less Punch Than Promised

California Republicans Promise Fuel Tax Cut For Votes EPA Administrator To Pressure Clinton To Keep Cleaner Diesel Plan Alive Trucker Recognized For 5 Million Mile Accident Free Career

October 4, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Cuts Production

Peterbilt will cut production at its Denton, Texas, plant from 68 trucks to 48 trucks a day starting Oct. 9

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October 4, 2000 - Industry News

Lax Laws for Repeat DUIs Could Cost States Some Highway Money

States that don’t enact and enforce laws following federal guidelines for “repeat intoxicated drivers” will lose part of their federal highway funding

Tags: Highways

October 4, 2000 - Industry News

In Perspective: The Hours of Service Compromise

A congressional compromise on hours of service reform means it will be at least another year before a new rule kicks in. The deal will permit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to continue working on its

October 4, 2000 - Industry News

Last HOS Roundtable Starts Today

The third and final roundtable on the hours of service proposal being held by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration gets under way today and continues through tomorrow

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Holds First Bilingual 'How to Drive' Demonstration

The American Trucking Associations' held its first bilingual "How to Drive" demonstration yesterday in San Antonio

Tags: Safety

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Bush, Gore Debate Fuel Crisis

Truckers looking for answers to problems they directly face in their business were most likely disappointed when the top candidates for President of the United States barely touched on the issues during Tuesday evening’s debate in Boston -- but they did talk about how they would address the current fuel crisis

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Port Truckers Rallying in 16 Cities Today

Owner-operators hauling containers at 16 ports in the United States and Canada are staging rallies today to protest high diesel prices, low wages and lengthy unpaid delays

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

New Driver Training System Wows Fleets

Fleets and schools involved in testing a unique new driver training system say it promises to provide more effective, quantifiable driver training and has enormous potential for the industry. TREAD-1, a computer-based system developed by Instructional

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

CCX Opens Connecticut Facility

LTL carrier Con-Way Central Express recently opened a new service center facility in Borzah, Conn

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Terminals Earn ISO 9002 Certification

Yellow Freight System, Overland Park, Kan., announced its Fort Worth, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, terminals have been certified by the International Organization for Standardization

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Tower Automotive Announces Layoff

Tower Automotive is phasing out its heavy truck rail manufacturing in Milwaukee by March as it focuses on its light vehicle and modules business

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Viking Freight Honored with Two Quality Awards

Viking Freight has received two prestigious industry awards

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Compromise Reached in Washington on Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel

Warring factions have reportedly reached a compromise over how fast to phase in the ultra low sulfur diesel fuel requirement of the forthcoming diesel emissions regulations

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Snow Shuts Down Three Mountain Passes in Washington State

Interstate 90 remained closed through Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state early this morning after snow left the area’s primary east-west artery littered with damaged and abandoned vehicles

Tags: Highways

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Threaten More Fuel Protests

Independent truckers across Ontario, frustrated over high fuel prices, have renewed their threats to block major city roadways

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Concrete Highways Reduce Fuel Consumption, Study Says

Driving on concrete highways reduces heavy truck fuel consumption by as much as 11 percent, according to a National Research Council study released at the Canada, United States, Mexico Trade Corridors Conference in Windsor, Ontario, yesterday

Tags: Highways

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

G.O.D. Selects BellSouth

Regional LTL carrier Guaranteed Overnight Delivery Inc., Newark, N.J., has implemented a mobile communications system from BellSouth Wireless, Woodbridge, N.J

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

STB Proposes New Merger Rules

The Surface Transportation Board has proposed new rules for major railroad mergers and consolidations that are a major departure from its previous pro-merger stance

Tags: Intermodal

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

CF Signs on With Government Provision Web Site

LTL giant Consolidated Freightways, Vancouver, Wash., has signed a two-year agreement to handle shipments for Direct2Government.com, a Web site linking food manufacturers with government agencies

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

PC*Miler Opens Shop on the Web

ALK Associates, Princeton, N.J., has launched eMILER.com, an Internet site providing online routing, mileage, and mapping for smaller companies

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Announces Plans for Annual Convention

"Bullish on Truckload: Steering the Future" is the theme for the Truckload Carriers Association's Annual Meeting, April 8-11 in San Antonio

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Averitt Express Opens Service Center in San Antonio

Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., has opened a new service center in San Antonio, off of Interstate I-35

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