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February 18, 2000 - Industry News

OOIDA, Teamsters Urge Relief For Owner-Operators

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. and the Teamsters Union are urging President Clinton to view the current fuel crisis as an emergency or disaster situation when it comes to owner-operators

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February 18, 2000 - Industry News

Wheaton, Allied Battle For Global Van Lines

Two moving companies are in a bidding battle for bankrupt Global Van Lines of Orange, CA

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February 18, 2000 - Industry News

Battle Over Oregon Weight-Distance Tax Heats Up

Supporters of a measure that would eliminate Oregon's weight-distance tax filed a lawsuit last week against the American Automobile Assn., accusing it of making false statements about the measure

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February 18, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Accelerates Safety and Maintenance Certification

The American Trucking Assns.' North American Transportation Management Institute has revamped its professional certification process so transportation safety and maintenance professionals can meet all of the standards quicker and easier

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February 18, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Training Forum Scheduled

The latest developments in truck driver training will be aired at a forum in Alexandria, VA, next month

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February 18, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Ends Relationship with Transcore

Oregon has severed its relationship with Transcore, the company that administered its electronic weigh station preclearance system.

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February 18, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Rules on Intrastate Trips

Truckers who begin a trip in interstate commerce and run only intrastate the rest of the week still come under federal jurisdiction, according to a new policy memo issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration. The issue centers on hours-of-service rules and overtime pay.

February 18, 2000 - Industry News

STB To Hold Railroad Hearings

The Surface Transportation Board has scheduled a four-day public hearing on major rail consolidations and the present and future structure of the North American rail industry. The hearings will be held March 7 through 10 at

February 18, 2000 - Industry News

Changes at the Top For Boyd Bros.

Boyd Bros.Transportation directors have made a number of changes to the fleet's senior management team.

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February 17, 2000 - Industry News

Port Protests Scheduled Nationwide

Hundreds of independent truckers are expected to rally today at each of eight ports in protest of skyrocketing fuel prices, low pay and unsafe equipment

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February 17, 2000 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Gets Fleet Contract For M.A. Hanna

J.B. Hunt Dedicated Contract Services, an operating unit of J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. has been awarded a contract to manage and operate private fleet operations at eleven separate North American locations for polymer manufacturer M.A. Hanna Co.

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February 17, 2000 - Industry News

Swift To Buy Mexican Carrier

Swift Transportation Co. has executed a stock purchase agreement to buy 49% interest in Mexican truckload carrier Trans-Mex Inc. this year and the remainder of the company over the next four years.

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February 17, 2000 - Industry News

Federal-Mogul Keeping Lighting, Wiper, Fuel Businesses

Federal-Mogul says it has decided not to sell its lighting, wiper blade and fuel businesses. The three represent some $700 million in annual sales and has previously been tagged for divestiture

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February 17, 2000 - Industry News

UPS Ordered To Add 2,000 Full-Time Jobs

An arbitrator has ruled that UPS must live up to its contract agreement with the Teamsters to create 2,000 new full-time jobs

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February 17, 2000 - Industry News

Swift Says Fuel Costs Rise 50%

Swift Transportation Co., is telling financial analysts that its anticipates earnings for the quarter ended March 31, 2000 will be less than $0.20 per share due to high fuel prices.

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February 17, 2000 - Industry News

New York Thruway Backs Off Toll Proposal

Under pressure from everyone from the trucking industry to the governor, the New York Thruway Authority said it will reconsider its proposed toll hike

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February 17, 2000 - Industry News

DAC Parent Acquires STA United

Total Information Services, Inc., recently acquired STA United from Employment Screening Partners, Inc.

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February 17, 2000 - Industry News

Drug Test Tracking Hits Snag In Oregon

A new state law in Oregon that requires failed drug tests to be indicated on commercial driving records has hit a snag: How it's going to be paid for

February 17, 2000 - Industry News

Asche Leadership Leaving Company

Two more top people are leaving Asche Transportation Services, Shannon, IL

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February 17, 2000 - Industry News

Arizona Association Moves Show To Las Vegas

The Arizona Motor Transport Association is permanently moving its annual truck show to Las Vegas and partner with The International Trucking Show.

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February 16, 2000 - Industry News

Group West and Crane Partner on Routing System

Platon Consulting Limited, Burnaby, BC and Crane & Associates of Portland, OR have entered a joint venture to market a newly developed rating and routing system.

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February 16, 2000 - Industry News

Unions Playing Role In Presidential Campaign

As Al Gore and Bill Bradley battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, both have walked Teamsters Overnite picket lines. While the AFL-CIO has endorsed Gore, the Teamsters union has yet to make an endorsement. But Bradley got an unofficial boost in Atlantic City, NJ, Tuesday

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February 16, 2000 - Industry News

High-Tech Trucking Profiled On NPR

National Public Radio recently aired an insightful piece on the impact that technology is having on trucking and on the nation's productivity.

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February 16, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Western Invests Over $40 Million In Facilities

Con-Way Western Express last year invested more than $42 million to build six new major service centers, upgrade current service facilities, open new service centers and add 16 new zone operations to service rural and remote markets in the eleven western states where it operates

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February 16, 2000 - Industry News

Gulf Northern Signs On With PTG

Professional Transportation Group Ltd., Marietta, GA, has signed a service agreement with Gulf Northern Transport, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, to manage the GNT fleet.

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