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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

TruckerFest Starts Tomorrow

Gorgeous rigs, trucker games, fireworks, free steaks, a free concert, exhibits and more can be found starting tomorrow night at the Alamo Travel Center in Reno-Sparks, Nev., as Newport’s TruckerFest 2000 gets under way

Tags: Events

August 14, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner to Cut Output, Predicts 25% Drop in Sales

Freightliner yesterday announced plans to reduce production rates and lay off nearly 4,000 people at its U.S. and Canadian truck and parts manufacturing plants. The move was made in response to the company's expectations that heavy-duty

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

No Funds for Pittsburgh Beltway

The City of Pittsburgh doesn’t have a beltway in its interstate system, and it looks like it may never get one

Tags: Highways

August 14, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Picket St. Louis Construction Sites

Several hundred striking Teamster truckers began picketing major construction sites Monday, shutting down work on schools, offices, bridges, stores, housing, parking lots and garages around the St. Louis area, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Teamsters Local

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Responds to DOT Attack on HOS

The American Trucking Associations last week responded swiftly and vehemently to a press release from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that attacked trucking interests for trying to stop the hours of service rulemaking process

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

Overweight Exemption Gives Farmers a Break in Nebraska

Farmers trucking through Nebraska will be able to exceed their maximum legal weight during the harvest season, thanks to a bill passed during the last session of the state legislature

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

More Members Buying Fuel Through TruckersB2B

Celadon Group's TruckersB2B subsidiary announced that the number of trucking companies using its discount fuel network increased over 40% in July compared to June

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Ban Hits I-580 in California

A 37-year-old truck ban on Interstate 580 in Oakland, Calif., is now state law, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Gov. Gray Davis signed a bill Thursday permanently prohibiting trucks weighing more than 4.5 tons on a

Tags: Highways

August 14, 2000 - Industry News

NHTSA To Evaluate ABS, Impact Guard Standards

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published a plan for reviewing and evaluating safety standards covering antilock brake systems for heavy trucks and rear impact guards for trailers

August 14, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Launches Long-Term Plan For Improved Truck Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has invited public comments on its long-term strategy and performance planning process and goals

August 11, 2000 - Industry News

Working With IT Vendors

Bringing in help on the computer front? You should be interested in an article called "7 Steps to Winning When Integrating New Systems," which appeared in Outbound, a quarterly publication from TMW Systems, the trucking software

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August 11, 2000 - Industry News

HazMat I.D. Sequence Change Could be Costly

The Hazardous Materials Advisory Council says a change in the shipping paper sequence for dangerous goods could require retraining of some 8 million people in the U.S

August 11, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Issues Redraft of Diesel Exhaust Assessment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has asked for public comment on the Science Advisory Board’s latest review draft of the Health Assessment Document of Diesel Exhaust

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August 11, 2000 - Industry News

NFPA Holds Economic Outlook Conference

The National Fluid Power Assocation will hold its annual Economic Outlook Conference Tuesday and Wednesday at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis

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August 11, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Adopts 12-Year Transportation Program

The Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission has adopted an updated 12-year program that calls for a $36.7 billion investment in highways and bridges, transit, aviation, rail freight and intermodal facilities

Tags: Highways

August 10, 2000 - Industry News

20% of Fatal Accidents Involved Improperly Licensed Drivers, Study Says

A new AAA Foundation study says truck drivers have the lowest rates of suspended or revoked licenses among all drivers

Tags: Safety

August 10, 2000 - Industry News

RoadStar Wins Media Driving Contest

I'm happy to report that I won the media contest at the National Truck Driving Championships, held last week at the New Orleans Convention Center. But it was a hollow victory: Only three editors entered, and

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August 10, 2000 - Industry News

UAW Endorses Gore; Are Teamsters Next?

The Teamsters is the last major labor union to not endorse a presidential candidate, now that the United Auto Workers has endorsed Al Gore

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August 10, 2000 - Industry News

Biggest, Baddest, Beefiest

Driving to the Northwest has always been a special pleasure for me and my girl Shirl. I know people who have lived all of their lives in flat places like Florida and Nebraska and never saw

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August 10, 2000 - Industry News

L.A. Port to Hold Diesel Forum

The Port of Los Angeles is holding a forum on proposed diesel regulations Thursday

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August 10, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Names New President

The Truckload Carriers Association has named Robert A. Hirsch as the organization's new president, replacing Lana Batts, who resigned in March.

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August 10, 2000 - Industry News

Truckstop Restaurant Wins Service Award

The Wendy's restaurant located inside an Oak Grove, Mo.-based truckstop on I-70 and Exit 28 has been honored for excellent service

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August 10, 2000 - Industry News

This is Truck Driver Appreciation Week

The American Trucking Associations and the Georgia Motor Truck Association kick off National Truck Driver Appreciation week today with a highway safety demonstration in Atlanta. President Bill Clinton once again issued a special proclamation wishing warm greetings to everyone celebrating the week. "Today American's are enjoying a time of unprecedented prosperity and economy growth," he said, "and America's professional truck drivers play a vital role in this success stor

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August 10, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar to Offer Ocean Cargo Services

Landstar Logistics, Jacksonville, Fla., is now licensed as a Non Vessel Operation Common Carrier and is offering full container load export service from the United States to ports around the world

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August 10, 2000 - Industry News

Daylight Improves Customer Service

Daylight Transportation has made some additions and changes to improve service to its customers

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