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June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Teamster President Talks of Victories, Future Challenges

In a recent speech at the National Press Club's Luncheon, International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President, James P. Hoffa, spoke of significant Teamster victories that occurred during the first year of his administration

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June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Argosy Models Recalled

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall of 1998-2000 Freightliner Argosy cabover models

Tags: Safety

June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Toxic Spill Shuts Down Truck Stop, Delays Drivers

A chemical leak from a tractor-trailer caused the evacuation of a Slidell, La., truck stop last week, stranding nearly two dozen drivers for four hours

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June 2, 2000 - Industry News

High Road Initiates Tender Offer for KLLM

High Road Acquisition Corp. said on Friday it launched its friendly $33-million tender offer for KLLM Transport Services Inc., which has agreed to be acquired by the group for $8.05 a share

Tags: Fleets

June 2, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Dumps ICC Markings

Within two years all trucks in interstate commerce will have to carry the motor carrier identification number issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Florida Fires Close Highway, Continue to Spread

Smoke from wildfires in Florida billowed across the state last week causing a series of accidents that closed a major north-south interstate

Tags: Highways

June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Houston Port Truckers Call Off Shutdown

Teamsters Local 988 in Houston last week called off a planned organizing rally of port truckers after 16 trucking companies filed suit

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June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth, CFI Sponsor T2000 in Pikes Peak Climb

Kenworth Truck Co. and CFI will be teaming up once again to sponsor an entry in the annual Adelphia Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on July 4

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June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Coca-Cola Strike Could Cause Shortage

Around 700 Teamsters who deliver Coke and other soft drinks throughout Northern New Jersey went on strike earlier this week after rejecting a contract offer, causing potential shortages of the popular drinks

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June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Mitsubishi To Put a Wall Between DaimlerChrysler and Volvo

Mitusibishi Motors' will build a wall between its car and truck units in order to prevent conflicts between DaimlerChrysler and Volvo, reports Reuters

June 2, 2000 - Industry News

NNU Bringing Internet to Truckstops

NetNearU Corp. of College Station, Tex., has announced an agreement with Bell Atlantic that may put more NetNearU (NNU) Internet kiosks in truck stops

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June 1, 2000 - Industry News

CCX Opens Ohio Service Center

Con-Way Central Express (CCX), a regional LTL carrier based in Ann Arbor, Mi., has opened a new service center in Milan, Ohio

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June 1, 2000 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Sold To Investment Group

Truck stop chain TravelCenters of America is being purchased by investment firm Oak Hill Capital Partners in a deal worth $731 million. Oak Hill, founded by Robert Bass in April 1999, said it hopes to close the deal in the third quarter

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June 1, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Case Headed to Appeals Court

Attorneys for the National Labor Relations Board and the Teamsters Union will present oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., next Thursday, June 8, in support of a decision against Overnite Transportation

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June 1, 2000 - Industry News

Ag Transporters Conference to Focus on High Tech

Technology and how it can help agricultural trucking will highlight the second annual Legislative and Leadership Conference of the Agricultural Transporters Conference of the American Trucking Associations

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June 1, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Honored for Commitment to Environment

LTL carrier Roadway Express has received the 2000 Circle of Excellence Award for Superior Environmental Management

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June 1, 2000 - Industry News

Daylight Transport to Service Midwest and Northeast

Daylight Transport, a longhaul LTL trucking company based in Long Beach, Calif., will be opening new lanes for the first time in the Midwest and Northeast

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June 1, 2000 - Industry News

Frozen Food Express Gets Cash Infusion

Dallas-based reefer fleet Frozen Food Express (FFEX) gained access to $50 million in cash through a credit agreement with a group of three banks, Wells Fargo Bank (Texas), Fleet National Bank of Boston, and Comerica Bank - Texas

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June 1, 2000 - Industry News

Australian Truckers Continue Blockade, Transport Minister Appeals

Australian truck drivers are continuing to blockade the New South Wales-Victoria border town of Albury-Wodonga in a protest over low freight rates, late payments, and rising crude oil prices, despite appeals from a leading union official to stop

June 1, 2000 - Industry News

Georgia Not Tough Enough On Trucks, Reports Say

Georgia does a pretty good job of issuing citations to overweight trucks, but a recent state audit has revealed that they aren't as tough when it comes to imposing fines and collecting them

Tags: Safety

June 1, 2000 - Industry News

TruckersB2B.com to Sell Strick Trailers

Celadon subsidiary, TruckersB2B.com, has signed an agreement with Strick Manufacturing, to offer new 53-foot air ride and spring ride van trailers online

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May 31, 2000 - Industry News

Unsafe Trucks Snared in Canada

Nearly two thirds of commercial trucks pulled over by Alberta police last week in a roadside safety check were in need of repairs

Tags: Safety

May 31, 2000 - Industry News

Border Accident Prompts Calls for Faster Entry

A fatal truck crash at the Canadian border renewed complaints about the traffic tie-ups that idle trucks for miles as they wait for entry into the United States

May 31, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Says New Asian Factory Will Boost Sales

Volvo says its new production facility in Thailand will enable the company to drop the prices of its trucks in the Asian market by as much as 25 percent

May 31, 2000 - Industry News

Safety of In-Vehicle Communications Systems To Be Examined

Technical experts and the public in general will have a chance to "discuss" the distractions of in-vehicle communications technologies at an Internet Forum sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Tags: Safety

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