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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

More Protests Scheduled At Ports This Week

In their continuing bid to be recognized as employees and organize for better pay and working conditions, owner-operators at ports across the country are staging demonstrations this week. Most of these rallies are a follow-up to demonstrations held Jan. 31 at six Eastern ports, where drivers presented a Port Trucker Bill of Rights to port authority and local government officials

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

CF Bathroom Surveillance Case Goes To Trial

Consolidated Freightways' right to monitor company restrooms for illegal drug use will be decided in a case that went to trial in Pasadena, CA, last week

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

West Virginia Slows Trucks On Steep Grades

West Virginia says its efforts to slow down trucks on steep grades on I-64 and I-68 are a success

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Rally In Dayton

Nearly 400 union members participated in a march and rally in Dayton, OH, Thursday to show their support for the Teamsters' three-month-old strike against Overnite Transportation

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

The E-Commerce Promise: Accessible Information

The Internet has the biggest potential to impact trucking by breaking down inefficient information barriers, speakers said at the recent Heavy Duty Dialogue 2000 in Atlanta. Chris Lofgren, Schneider National chief information/logistics officer, said e-commerce will make

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Transport Corp. Has Tough Fourth Quarter

Net income for Transport Corporation of America, Minneapolis, MN, dropped to $1.2 million, compared with 1998 fourth quarter net income of $3.2 million.

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Motor Cargo Earnings Off For The Year

Net earnings for Motor Cargo Industries Inc., Salt Lake City, were up for the fourth quarter of 1999 but dropped over 19 percent for the year.

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Strong Fourth Quarter For Arnold Industries

Arnold Industries Inc., Lebanon, PA, reported record operating revenues for the fourth quarter of 1999 and for 1999. For the quarter, operating revenues rose $9.7 million, and the three Arnold Industries business units contributed to an increase in operating income of $568,077.

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Revenue And Income Rise At C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., Minneapolis, MN, had big increases in revenue and income for the three months and year ended Dec. 31, 1999.

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Smithway Revenue Up, Earnings Down

Smithway Motor Xpress Corp., Fort Dodge, IA, reported higher revenue and lower income for for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 1999.

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider Extends Qualcomm Contract

Green Bay, WI-based Schneider National has renewed its Qualcomm OmniTRACS mobile communications contract for another extended term. The fleet was once of the first OmniTRACS customers. The OmniTRACS system, which operates 24 hours a day, seven

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

HighwayMaster Gets Big Ameritech Contract

HighwayMaster Communications Inc., Richardson, TX, has been chosen to provide Ameritech and other member companies of SBC Communications Inc. more than 28,000 HighwayMaster Series 5005S intelligent mobile units.

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

CNF Changes Identity, Launches Ad Campaign

CNF Transportation Inc., Palo Alto, CA, has changed its name to CNF Inc. The new name more accurately described the company's business as global supply chain services rather than pure transportation according to president and CEO Greg Quesnel.

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking Buys Florida Brokers

U.S. Trucking, Louisville, KY, has completed the acquisition of Checkmate Truck Brokerage Inc., a privately held freight broker headquartered in Homestead, FL, and Maverick Truck Brokerage Inc., a privately held broker headquartered in Ft. Myers, FL.

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Partnering: The New Buzzword

Everyone wants to be a partner these days. Fleets want to partner with truck and trailer manufacturers. Truck and trailer OEMs want to partner with suppliers. Suppliers with fleets. And so on. But as speakers at the recent Heavy Duty Dialogue 2000 in Atlanta astutely noted, partnerships only work under certain conditions

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

GM Trucks Predicts A Good Year

General Motors says 2000 should be another good year for commercial vehicle sales. The company said January sales of medium duty commercial vehicles were 39% above January 1999 deliveries

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Bendix Launches Core Parts Web Auction

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has launched an auction web site for rebuildable cores -- heavy duty parts, such as engines, alternators, transmissions, compressors, etc.

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February 10, 2000 - Industry News

New Round Of Overnite-Teamster Talks Uneventful

The first negotiations between the Teamsters and Overnite Transportation since picketing of the company started 14 weeks ago wrapped up yesterday in Chicago with little fanfare

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February 10, 2000 - Industry News

Fog, Convoy May Have Caused Ohio Pileup

The Ohio Highway Patrol is not yet sure what triggered a chain reaction on Interstate 70 early this week that involved nine tractor-trailers and left one trucker dead. Early indications are that thick fog may have been a factor, while truckers speculate the trucks were traveling too close together

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February 10, 2000 - Industry News

Port Truckers Rally In New Jersey

Trucks were parked bumper to bumper as far as the eye could see at the Port of Newark yesterday as hundreds of independent truckers gathered to protest broken promises on fuel surcharges, high taxes, low rates

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February 10, 2000 - Industry News

Owner-Operators Win Suit On Credit Card Surcharges

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled that Flying J and Pilot Corp. truckstops have been improperly imposing surcharges on fuel bought with Visa and MasterCard credit cards, but Flying J says it is confident the ruling will be overturned

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February 10, 2000 - Industry News

Ontario Court Upholds Acquittal Under 'Flying Wheels' Law

Ontario's top court upheld a ruling that acquitted a truck rental company of violating the province's "flying wheels" law

February 10, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton Selects Mexico Transmission Manufacturing Site

Eaton's Truck Components Operations has selected a site at the Tres Naciones Industrial Park in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, as the location for a new manufacturing plant to build transmissions for the North American market

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February 10, 2000 - Industry News

Ontario Truckers Want More Rest Areas

The shortage of rest areas is not a problem limited to the United States. But a group of Ontario truck drivers has launched a campaign to petition the provincial government to build more roadside rest areas -- and looks to the U.S. for inspiration

February 10, 2000 - Industry News

Ontario Truckers Say Province Taxes Safety

The Ontario Trucking Assn. yesterday unveiled a new study showing that when it comes to sales tax on equipment, insurance, maintenance and repairs, Ontario levies the highest tax load on its trucking industry, compared to any neighboring North American jurisdiction

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