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July 10, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Central Express Opens New Kentucky Facility

Con-Way Central Express, a LTL carrier based in Ann Arbor, Mich., has announced that a new high-volume freight assembly center in Louisville, Ky., will begin full operations this week

Tags: Fleets

July 10, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Expands Expedited Coast-to-Coast Service

Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, recently increased its expedited two to three day coast-to-coast service into the Southeast states of Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and parts of Alabama and North Carolina

Tags: Fleets

July 10, 2000 - Industry News

Still Too Many Loopholes in CDL System, DOT Says

Unsafe truck drivers are getting away with breaking the rules because states are not cracking down, says the Department of Transportation

Tags: Safety

July 10, 2000 - Industry News

Hino Diesel Trucks Growing Its North American Presence

Hino Diesel Trucks (U.S.A.)'s new senior vice president has begun some enterprising plans to build the company's brand and image awareness, grow truck and parts sales, secure national accounts and expand the dealer network

Tags: Industry

July 9, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Wraps Up Public Hearings on Hours Reform

The struggle over hours of service reform entered a new phase with the end last week of public hearings by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

July 9, 2000 - Industry News

Report Says Carriers Up Perks To Recruits

The problem of recruiting truck drivers was the focus of a report on Saturday’s broadcast of the CBS Evening News

Tags: Industry

July 8, 2000 - Industry News

Study Shows Safety "Learning Curve" for New Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has taken a look at the safety records of new carriers and found significant reason for concern.

Tags: Safety

July 7, 2000 - Industry News

California Overtime Exemption Remains Intact

Trucking companies in California breathed a sigh of relief on July 1, when a deadline passed without authorities changing trucking’s exemption from state work rules that would require overtime pay to drivers after an eight hour work day

Tags: Industry

July 7, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Second Quarter Net Up 30%

Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, last week said its earnings hit 52 cents per share in the second quarter, representing an increase of 29% or 40 cents per share from the same time last year

Tags: Fleets

July 7, 2000 - Industry News

High Road Completes Cash Tender Offer for KLLM

High Road Acquisition Corp. has announced the purchase of nearly 83% of KLLM’s outstanding shares with a tender offer of $8.05 per share

Tags: Fleets

July 7, 2000 - Industry News

Transit Group Finds New Home

Transit Group Inc. is abandoning its Atlanta headquarters and setting up operations in Groveland, Fla., reports the Orlando Sentinel

Tags: Fleets

July 7, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Ranked Among the Best Places for Minorities

Cummins Engine Coo, Columbus, Ind., has been ranked number 47 on Fortune magazine's list of the 50 best companies for minorities

Tags: Industry

July 7, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Traffic Could Be a Problem for Washington Park

A possible way to make Intermodal truck traffic in one Washington city flow more smoothly has city officials and residents at odds over the future of a small park

Tags: Industry

July 7, 2000 - Industry News

Arvin and Meritor Shareholders Approve Merger

By the end of the day, Arvin and Meritor are expected to become one company. At special meetings yesterday, shareholders of Arvin Industries, Columbus, Ind., and Meritor Automotive, Troy, Mich., approved the merger of the two companies

Tags: Industry

July 7, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers B2B and NTE Create Internet Contender

Truckers B2B, the largest buying co-op on the Internet, has linked up with National Transportation Exchange (NTE), the first electronic freight matching marketplace

Tags: Industry

July 6, 2000 - Industry News

Final Hours of Service Hearing Under Way

The parade of more than 500 witnesses on hours of service reform is drawing to a close in Washington, D.C., today as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration holds the eighth and final public hearing on the controversial proposal. Or maybe it won’t be the final hearing after all. Several witnesses at yesterday’s opening session asked the safety agency to schedule yet another hearing so that shippers could get their views into the record

July 6, 2000 - Industry News

Bering Remains Distributor for Hyundai Trucks in U.S.

In contrast to some recent reports that Hyundai commercial vehicles would be distributed in the United States by Freightliner and Sterling, Bering says it will remain the exclusive distributor of the products

Tags: Industry

July 6, 2000 - Industry News

Trucks Can Continue Driving 75 in Arizona

Tractor-trailers on Arizona highways can continue using the fast lanes and travel with the same speed limits as passenger cars, says a study released last week by the Arizona Department of Transportation

Tags: Highways

July 5, 2000 - Industry News

NLGI Announces Grease Education Course

The National Lubricating Grease Institute has announced its Grease Education Course will be held on October 30 and 31 in conjunction with its annual meeting in Asheville, N.C

Tags: Industry

July 5, 2000 - Industry News

Ryan Wins Big at Pikes Peak

Mike Ryan kept a stranglehold on his Big Rig title as he maneuvered his truck up Pikes Peak and came out a winner in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb July 4

Tags: Events

July 5, 2000 - Industry News

British Couple Weds in T2000 at ITS

A British trucking couple chose last week's Las Vegas International Trucking Show as the ideal place to get married. And they tied the knot inside a Kenworth T2000 cab

Tags: Events

July 5, 2000 - Industry News

Intrenet Fleets Linked

Intrenet Inc., the holding company that operates a number of truckload carriers, has launched phase one of its Common Freight Board, which will eventually link all the Intrenet fleets so each company can see all of the loads available to it and sister companies

Tags: Fleets

July 5, 2000 - Industry News

Transportation.com Debuts

Transportation.com (www.transportation.com) has launched the Internet-based freight exchange it calls Premier Online Transportation Marketplace

Tags: Industry

July 5, 2000 - Industry News

Monon Lays Off 400 Employees

At least 100 HPA Monon employees have been laid off due to slow demand blamed on high gasoline prices. As many as 400 workers employed by the Monon, Ind.-based trailer manufacturer have received pink slips, union officials told the Associated Press

Tags: Industry

July 5, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois Truckers Save Time with I-PASS

For the first time, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has started shipping I-PASS transponders to truckers, with nearly 100,000 trucker transponders being sent out, according to the Chicago Daily Herald

Tags: Highways

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