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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Moyes to Get Major Stake in Simon Transportation

Simon Transportation's founder and Swift Transportation chief Jerry Moyes have reached an agreement for Moyes to get a bigger stake in the company and replace Simon's founder as chairman of the board

Tags: Fleets

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike to Undergo Facelift

Rebuilding on the Pennsylvania Turnpike is scheduled between mileposts 85 and 94, including "Rattlesnake Mountain," on Chestnut Ridge in the summer of 2001

Tags: Highways

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Vermont Welcomes Longer Trucks

Big rigs gained more freedom to travel throughout the state of Vermont on August 1

Tags: Highways

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Opens Hours Reform to Roundtable Discussions

In a bid to keep hours of service reform alive, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold three roundtable meetings so truckers and others can elaborate on their concerns about the proposed rule. Also, the agency is extending the deadline for comments on the proposal from Oct. 31 to Dec. 15

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

NHTSA Wants to Know About Truck Defects

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants truckers to know that its "Auto Safety Hotline" isn't just for autos -- it's for all vehicles, including heavy trucks

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Expands Service Agreement With Greenwood Mills

Ryder Systems has signed an agreement with Greenwood Mills, a South Carolina-based manufacturer of denim and other fabrics, to expand current full-service truck leasing services to include dedicated contract carriage and freight management solutions

Tags: Fleets

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Web Site Focuses on Tire Debris

A new web site is devoted to tire debris on the nation’s highways -- often known as "gators.

Tags: Industry

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Can Use Cell Phones to Find Freight On the Web

LoadSource and AlertWire have joined forces to offer nationwide freight locating service designed for web-enabled cellular phones

Tags: Industry

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Mississippi Governor Shuns Transportation Funding Issue

Financial jeopardy continues to plague a major highway construction project in Mississippi as transportation officials wait to discuss the issue with the governor

Tags: Highways

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Transplace.com Chooses Companies to Operate E-Marketplace

Transplace.com, the Internet-based global logistics alliance formed by six of the country's largest trucking companies, announced it has chosen Ariba and IBM to create and operate what it says will be one of the world's largest transportation e-marketplaces

Tags: Industry

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Struggling With Retention Issues

The trucking industry isn't the only one that's struggling with an employee turnover problem. Recent research by a global management consulting firm shows that employee turnover replacement costs have reduced earnings and stock prices by an

Tags: Industry

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

AF Announces Rate Increase

American Freightways, an LTL carrier out of Harrison, Ark., will institute a general rate increase of 5.5% effective September 1

Tags: Fleets

August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Show Cancelled

A biennial trade show billed as Canada's largest for the trucking industry has been cancelled

Tags: Events

August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Atlanta Safety Demo to Open Driver Appreciation Week

The American Trucking Associations and the Georgia Motor Truck Association will kick off National Truck Driver Appreciation week Monday with a highway safety demonstration in Atlanta. Called "Drivers Deliver Safely," the event will feature members of ATA’s America’s Road Team demonstrating safe driving practices to help Atlanta-area motorists and truckers drive more safely

Tags: Events

August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Aussie Trucker Tells of Long Hours and Bogus Logs

The latest hearings in the inquiry into the state of the Australian long-haul trucking industry featured a driver's allegations that his employer kept a separate set of bogus log books while forcing him to drive for days on end without sleep

August 7, 2000 - Industry News

A Good Time to Get Involved in Politics

With all the media coverage of the presidential race, it's easy to overlook the Senators and Congressman who represent your interests in Washington. But this month is a perfect opportunity to make sure they know just

August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Alabama Corridor X Slated for Completion by 2006

For the first time, Alabama highway officials have set a deadline for completion of a 96-mile limited-access highway that will help link Birmingham to Memphis and help congestion on a heavily traveled truck route in the state. According to a report in The Birmingham News, highway officials say "Corridor X," as it is known, will be finished by 2006

Tags: Highways

August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Indiana Short on Truck Parking

A shortage of parking spaces at Indiana rest stops is forcing many truckers to either park illegally along highway onramps or surpass the legal limit of 10 consecutive hours on the road, and according to Associated Press reports, it's creating problems between police and drivers

Tags: Highways

August 7, 2000 - Industry News

GM Layoff Affects 900

Slow sales in the medium-duty commercial truck market is putting about 900 General Motors workers out of work for about three weeks, according to the Madison Capital Times

Tags: Industry

August 7, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Chairman to Speak at McLeod Software Conference

Robert Hansen, 2000-2001 chairman of the Truckload Carriers Assn., will be the keynote speaker at McLeod Software's user's conference, Sept. 20-23 in Birmingham, Ala

Tags: Events

August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Southern Trucking Expo Drops a Day, Adds Events

This year's Southern Trucking Expo in Atlanta will be shortened to two days from the previous three, being held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21

Tags: Events

August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Toyota Plans To Reduce Diesel Emissions With Ceramics, Platinum

Toyota believes it can cut diesel particulates and NOx emissions by over 80 percent using a new filter containing platinum in a catalytic converter

Tags: Industry

August 7, 2000 - Industry News

400 of Safest Drivers Head to New Orleans

The American Trucking Associations' National Truck Driving Championships begins today in New Orleans

Tags: Events

August 6, 2000 - Industry News

Safety Conference to Search for New Brake Strategies

The North American Brake Safety Conference to be held September 15-16 in Toronto will be directed primarily at finding new brake safety strategies for motor carriers. "Our goal is to help carriers achieve better brake safety on

Tags: Events

August 6, 2000 - Industry News

Georgia Port Bustling

Several improvements to make cargo move faster through the Port of Savannah, Georgia, are in the works

Tags: Intermodal

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