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December 28, 2000 - Industry News

RailAmerica Sells Canadian Truck Trailer Manufacturer

RailAmerica has sold certain assets and business of its Canadian- based specialty truck trailer manufacturing subsidiary, Trois-Rivieres Trailers, Inc. (formerly Kalyn/Siebert Canada/Fabrex) to the Canam Manac Group of Saint-Georges, Quebec, for approximately $6 million

December 28, 2000 - Industry News

Plans for North Atlanta Terminal Prompt Opposition

One trucking company's plans to build a trucking terminal in the metro Atlanta area are coming up against pretty stiff opposition from area residents and a planning and zoning commission

December 28, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Surcharges May be Automatic for Military Freight

Truckers hauling military freight may soon be eligible for automatic fuel surcharges

December 28, 2000 - Industry News

UPS Raises Rates

UPS will raise rates for its commercial ground services 3.1% starting Feb. 5, 2001

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Black Drivers Sue Emery for Racial Discrimination

Black truck drivers say little has changed since a lawsuit was filed against Emery Worldwide Airlines nearly two years ago alleging racial discrimination at Kearny, N.J., depot -- and more drivers are bringing complaints against the company

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Legislature Looks at Congestion Solutions

Texas state legislators next year will face a number of highway issues, including how to pay for new highway construction to help solve congestion problems in the state

Tags: Highways

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

New Idaho Law Hurting Small Trucking Companies

Small carriers in Idaho say they are struggling to survive after the state repealed its weight-distance tax to settle a suit brought by the American Trucking Associations claiming the two-tier tax was unconstitutional

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Mitsubishi, Volvo to Launch Joint Truck in 2004

Mitsubishi and Volvo are jointly developing midsized trucks to be sold in Japan and Europe

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Express to Raise Rates

FedEx Express announced that it will increase domestic rates by nearly 5% beginning Feb. 1

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking to Change Name, Relocate

After declaring bankruptcy at its four trucking subsidiaries, U.S. Trucking Inc. plans to change its name to U.S. Holding Corp., relocate its corporate offices to Louisville, and effect a 1-for-100 stock split

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Southern Plains Plagued by Ice, Snow

Ice and snow continues to make travel hazardous or even impossible across much of the southern half of the country

Tags: Highways

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Prime’s Rib Dinners Surprise Working Truckers On Christmas Day

Let’s hear it for Prime Inc.’s Christmas spirit. The Springfield, Mo., carrier offered free traditional Christmas dinners to CDL-licensed drivers out on the road on Christmas Day. The dinner invitation, “Welcome to our house for Christmas dinner...” was extended via the twinkling lights of an electric display sign towering over I-44. Truckers who took Prime up on its offer numbered 250

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Toll Hike Surprise to Oklahoma Trucking Interests

The Oklahoma Trucking Assn. was taken aback by last week's announcement that tolls would increase on the state's turnpikes beginning Jan. 1

Tags: Highways

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Connecticut Highways Over Capacity

Traffic on many highways in Connecticut is exceeding their capacity, and the state Department of Transportation has come under fire for focusing more on maintenance than on improving capacity

Tags: Highways

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

New Reporting Requirements for Sale of Recalled Tires

Starting January 25, 2001, anyone who sells a recalled tire for use on a vehicle must report the sale to the National Highway Traffic Administration

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Pacer International to Go Public

Pacer International, Walnut Creek, Calif., announced it will go public with an initial public offering of stock sometime in the first half of 2001

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Asche Transportation Files for Bankruptcy

A string of bad news that began with the departure of a company president a year ago and accusations of embezzlement by other top officials has ended with Asche Transportation Services filing for bankruptcy

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Ice Storm Moves in to Southern Plains States

The National Weather Service has issued ice and winter storm warnings for today in much of the southern Plains

Tags: Highways

December 25, 2000 - Industry News

European Truckers to Get 48 Hour Week

European Union transport ministers voted to limit truck drivers to a maximum average work week of 48 hours

December 22, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking Says Losses, Bankruptcy Offer Base for Rebuilding

Bankruptcy related charges to earnings pushed U.S. Trucking Inc.'s third quarter losses to $21.5 million

December 22, 2000 - Industry News

Technology Brings J.B. Hunt Drivers Home for the Holidays

State-of-the-art routing technology helped get J.B. Hunt’s 6,700 drivers home for Christmas

December 22, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Launches Revamped Website

In response to growing traffic and customer demands for a more comprehensive Internet tool, Peterbilt has updated its web site at www.peterbilt.com.

December 21, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Governor To Head EPA, Wisconsin Governor Possible DOT Secretary

The same day the Clinton administration announced the clean up of heavy truck and diesel fuel emissions, New Jersey Gov. Christy Todd Whitman has reportedly accepted an offer to head up the federal agency that issued the rules

December 21, 2000 - Industry News

Vancouver Port Hopes to Avoid Another Strike by Independents

The Vancouver Port Authority is hoping the British Columbia Trucking Assn. can help it avert a shutdown by independent truckers who say the port has not lived up to promises it made to end a 1999 shutdown.

Tags: Intermodal

December 21, 2000 - Industry News

Flying J Moves Corporate Headquarters

Flying J Inc., a petroleum exploration, production, refining, marketing and retailing company best known to truckers as a truckstop chain, is moving its corporate headquarters in Utah from Brigham City to Ogden

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