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July 27, 2000 - Industry News

Atlanta Moves Toward Cleaner Air

Transportation officials have given the Atlanta area the okay to move ahead with a revised transportation plan designed to clean up air pollution in the metro Atlanta area. The Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration, along

Tags: Industry

July 27, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Ride For Drivers

There’s nothing a trucker enjoys more than moving, preferably on something with a big motor and wheels ... and it really doesn’t matter how many wheels. About 20 truckers and their spouses jumped on 30 two-wheelers —

Tags: Fleets

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Another Mandatory Truck Pull-Off for West Virginia

The bidding for construction of a mandatory truck pull-off on West Virginia’s Sandstone Mountain is scheduled to begin soon, but the project must first obtain approval by the Federal Highway administration

Tags: Highways

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Governor Says Maryland Will Start Wilson Bridge Construction

The Greater Washington Board of Trade applauded the announcement yesterday by Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening that Maryland will begin construction on the foundation for a new Woodrow Wilson Bridge this fall

Tags: Highways

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Expands Owner-Operator Site

Owner-operators interested in expedited transportation opportunities with FedEx Custom Critical (formerly Roberts Express) can submit their qualifications over the Internet in the newly expanded recruiting section of the company's web site at www.fedexcustomcritical.com.

Tags: Fleets

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

NMCC&SC Elects President

Members of the Northeastern Motor Carrier Claim and Security Conference have selected David Nordt as president-elect

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July 26, 2000 - Industry News

ITRA Distributes Master Retreader's Manual in English

The International Tire & Rubber Association Foundation has agreed to offer for sale the English-language version of "An International View on Tyre Retreading," a comprehensive manual by Master Retreader Siegfried Gebel

Tags: Industry

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Trucker Wins Freightliner in CAT Scale Sweepstakes

Shan Riggs drew the lucky key that started a new, shiny black Freightliner Classic XL given away druing the Walcott Truckers Jamboree in Walcott, Iowa, earlier this month

Tags: Events

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Praxair Tests Safety Devices in Pursuit of Perfection

Management textbooks say that business goals should be easy to describe, and hard to reach. Tom Rule, national manager of trucking operations for hazmat carrier Praxair Inc., has distilled that counsel into its purest essence. His goal

Tags: Safety

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Anderson Honors "Knights of the Road"

Anderson Trucking, St. Cloud, Minn., has announced its Driver Safety Award winners for the past year

Tags: Fleets

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Wyoming Trucking Association Elects Officers & Board Members

The Wyoming Trucking Association elected David R. Free of U-W Freight Line, to the position of president at its 61st Annual Convention recently held in Casper, Wyo

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July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Ambest Blood Drive Continues

Ambest, an independent truck stop marketing association, is approaching the midway point of its year-long drive to donate 2,000 units to NATSO’s sixth annual "Drive to Save Lives" national blood drive

Tags: Industry

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite, Teamsters Spin Financials

Overnite Transportation's second-quarter financial results provided public relations fodder for both the less-than-truckload company and the Teamsters union in their ongoing battle

Tags: Fleets

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Unveils Prototype Fuel Cell to Power Cab Amenities

Freightliner has taken the wraps off a prototype fuel saving device: a fuel cell that provides electricity for cab air conditioning and other auxiliary devices. The cell, which processes hydrogen to generate electricity, can produce more than 1.4 kilowatts, 120 volts AC or 12 volts DC.

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July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Aussie Truckers Reveal Corrupt Working Conditions

An investigation of the working conditions of truck drivers in Australia has revealed that some are being driven to take drugs and ignore speed limits in order to meet grueling schedules and keep their jobs

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Quarterly Reports Show Truckload, LTL Carriers Face Different Challenges

Truckload carriers continue to expand sales faster than less-than-truckload carriers, even though they are getting less than half of the freight rate increases realized by LTL carriers. But TL profits are lagging because their business model

Tags: Economy

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Alberta Truckers Could Face More Inspections

The Infrastructure minister from Alberta, Canada, wants to hire more enforcement officers to keep an eye on truckers who might be getting a little sleepy behind the wheel

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Lays Off 370 at Tennessee Plant

Lower truck values, high interest rates, slow sales and increasing fuel prices have forced Peterbilt to lay off 370 employees at its Nashville, Tenn., plant

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July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Watkins Terminal Hits Another Roadblock

Protesting residents this week persuaded community leaders of Lake County, Fla., to stall a trucking company’s plan to build a massive truck terminal, claiming it would bring noise, visual pollution and dangerous road conditions to the area

Tags: Fleets

July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Investor Wants Navistar To Look At Merger Opportunities

One of Navistar International's institutional investors is meeting with other shareholders today to discuss ways to maximize shareholder value in the wake of announcements by DaimlerChrysler that it is buying Western Star and Detroit Diesel

Tags: Industry

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Pitt Ohio Maintenance Crew Honored

Industry experts have named Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Pitt Ohio Express, the 1999 On-Road Maintenance Masters award recipient

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July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Tennessee Finally Pays Award in OOIDA Suit

More than 10 years after the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed suit against the Tennessee Public Service Commission and PSC Chairman Keith Bissell over truckers' rights, the state finally wrote a check for $583,700 to OOIDA for attorney fees and costs ordered by the court when OOIDA won the suit

Tags: Industry

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Plans To Grow Vocational Business, Shorten Delivery Time

Volvo Trucks North America's just-introduced VHD family of Class 8 trucks, built specifically for vocational applications and packaged with new support systems for maximized productivity, "will give our dealers a strong motivation to go after "the long-ignored, under-serviced and unappreciated people who earn their living with work trucks.

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July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Wabash Reports Losses

Lafayette, Ind.-based trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. has announced its second quarter results, reporting losses in both net sales and income

Tags: Industry

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Plans for a Truck Lane to Canada Under Review

The board that makes long-range transportation plans for Western New York is being asked to take a look at a proposal for a new truck lane to Canada

Tags: Highways

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