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January 18, 2000 - Industry News

CN & BNSF Explain Merger Benefits

Following a merger agreement late last year, Canadian National Railway Company and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation recently outlined how the combined businesses would become more efficient.

Tags: Intermodal

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

Trucker Web Sites: The Top Five

Newport research shows that more than half of truckers own a computer, and most of those have access to the Internet. So it's not surprising that a lot of truckers also have their own web sites.

Tags: Industry

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

Stolt-Nielsen To Build Louisiana Bulk Terminal

Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group., Ltd. has entered into an agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway Co. to purchase 620 acres on the east bank of the Mississippi River in Braithwaite, LA

Tags: Intermodal

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

TLC Buys Refrigerated Warehousing

Total Logistics Control, Zeeland, MI, has purchased the assets of Paw Paw Freezer Corp., a deep-frozen and refrigerated public warehouse in Paw Paw, MI.

Tags: Fleets

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

Suburbs Could Veto San Antonio Hazmat Plan

After years of delays, San Antonio's government finally came up with a hazmat routing plan. But any of six suburban cities where the proposed routes pass through could veto the plan

Tags: Industry

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

Nettech Signs With TrackYourTruck.com

TrackYourTruck.com will use middleware from Nettech Systems, Princeton, NJ. to deliver Web-based dispatch information to TrackYourTruck.com's RoadRunner mobile data solution for product delivery businesses.

Tags: Industry

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Medical Exams Under Fire

Just days before the National Transportation Safety Board holds a public hearing on commercial driver oversight, a Pittsburgh newspaper has published an expose on drivers with dangerous medical conditions who are slipping through the CDL oversight system.

Tags: Safety

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

Inspectors Hard To Come By In Nebraska

Faced with a shortage of inspectors, Nebraska Gov. Mike Johann is pushing a controversial proposal to merge truck enforcement division officers with the State Patrol

Tags: Industry

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

C.R. England Celebrates 80 Years

C.R. England, Salt Lake City, recently celebrated its 80th anniversary with a two-day gala

Tags: Fleets

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Names Dealer Of Year

Peterbilt named its Dealer of the Year during its recent annual dealer meeting in Phoenix

Tags: Industry

January 18, 2000 - Industry News

NATSO Gears Up For Annual Convention

NATSO, the organization representing truckstop and travel plaza operators, will hold its 40th annual convention Feb. 3-5 at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, TN

Tags: Events

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Hino Expects Big Production Jump

Hino Motors Ltd., Japan's largest manufacturer of commercial trucks, expects its domestic output to rise by about 31.7% to 52,610 units this year, from 39,947 units in 1999.

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Mexican Market Forecast Revised Down

Mercedes-Benz Mexico, a wholly owned subsidiary of major international truck maker DaimlerChrysler AG, said the Mexican heavy-duty truck market would remain flat during 2000 due to credit constraints

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Covenant In Expansion Mode

Covenant Transport plans to hire 600 more workers and expand the Chattanooga-based trucking company's headquarters by another 100,000 square feet.

Tags: Fleets

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Revenue Up At Simon Transportation

Simon Transportation Services said revenue was up for the quarter ended December 31, 1999, the first quarter of its 2000 fiscal year, and its operating ratio is improving. Revenue rose 2% to $53.9 million, and the net

Tags: Fleets

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Red Ink Flows At Matlack

Matlack Systems, Wilmington, DE, lost $8.7 million for its fourth fiscal quarter, compared with a net loss of nearly $3.8 million for the same period the previous year.

Tags: Fleets

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

New Life For Old Truckstop

People are in the phone booths at the old Hawk-I Truck Stop in Coralville, IA. But they're not calling dispatch or a broker or their wives and kids. These are campaign workers, and the old truckstop

Tags: Industry

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

California Governor Wants More Permitting Staff

The California governor wants the state to spend nearly $1 million next year on 15 more workers for the permit department of the California Department of Transportation

Tags: Industry

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Norwegian Truckers Protest Fuel Prices

Only a week after French truck owners blockaded roads partly in protest of fuel prices, Norwegian truck drivers Monday blocked the major roads leading into Oslo to protest the cost of diesel

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Free Safety Seminars Offered In Texas

Truckers or trucking companies in the Houston area can take advantage of free truck safety seminars at the Houston Community College Jan. 20 and 27

Tags: Safety

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Group Uses Billboard Against Illinois Toll-Hike Proposal

Amidst the many signs that a proposed rate hike on the Illinois tollway system faces mounting opposition, perhaps none are more dramatic than the sign a public-interest group mounted Monday at the crossroads of Interstates 90 and 294

Tags: Industry

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Prayer Day For Truckers At Mid-Am Show

Bob Hataway, president and founder of TransAlive USA, Inc, has announced that the first annual National Day of Prayer for Truckers will be observed during the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, in March

Tags: Events

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Postal Service Creates New Jobs for Utilimaster

A contract for 10,000 new Postal Service vehicles has created 200 new jobs at Utilimaster. The Wakarusa, IN, based van and utility truck manufacturer is building the carrier route vehicles in partnership with Ford Motor Co.

Tags: Industry

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Private Fleet Institute Changes Name

The Private Fleet Management Institute, an education and professional certification arm of the National Private Truck Council, has changed its name to the Institute for Truck Transportation Management.

Tags: Industry

January 15, 2000 - Industry News

New Hours Rule: 12 On, 12 Off

The much-anticipated federal hours-of-service rule will allow 12 hours of driving with 12 hours off and electronic recorders will be mandated, according to Parents Against Tired Truckers.

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