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August 1, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Cuts Production

Several hundred hourly and salaried workers have been laid off at Peterbilt's Nashville-area plant as the company reduces its build rate from 50 to 35 trucks per day in response to lagging demand for heavy-duty trucks. Adjustments will be made in the company's Denton, Texas, facility as well

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August 1, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Announces 5.9% Rate Increase

Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, Mich., and its LTL operating components are increasing their base rates 5.9%, effective September 1

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August 1, 2000 - Industry News

SC&RA Elects Chairman

The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association has named Delynn W. Burkhalter, President and CEO of Burkhalter Rigging, Columbus, Miss., to the position of Chairman

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August 1, 2000 - Industry News

Hoffa Honored at GOP Convention

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa was honored with a reception last night at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia

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July 31, 2000 - Industry News

NTTC Appoints Chairman

National Tank Truck Carriers Inc., a trade association representing approximately 200 bulk transporters nationwide, has named Paul "Lance" Hillman to the position of Chairman of the Board

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July 31, 2000 - Industry News

Bendix Expands Ohio Facility

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has begun expansion on its Elyria, Ohio, facility

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July 31, 2000 - Industry News

Disabled Trucker Receives $1.2 Million

A trucker from Maryland has received a $1.3 million settlement after a 1993 accident at a Pennsylvania quarry that resulted in severe injuries that have kept him out of work

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July 31, 2000 - Industry News

New Truck Plaza for Atlanta?

A chunk of land located on I-675 in the heart of Atlanta’s trucking district could be the future home of a $25 million truck plaza project

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July 31, 2000 - Industry News

Oshkosh Profits Up 45%

Oshkosh Truck Corp. reported profits of $15.3 million for its third fiscal quarter, up 45% from $10.5 million for third quarter 1999. Sales for the quarter were $392 million compared to $330 million during the same period last year

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July 31, 2000 - Industry News

OSHA: Access to Self-Audits Necessary for Enforcement

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it has a right to see a company’s voluntary self-audit results and will exercise that right when necessary

July 31, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Closes S.C. Plant

Western Star Trucks has closed its new $25 million assembly plant in Charleston, S.C., for at least three weeks and laid off its production line workers indefinitely

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July 31, 2000 - Industry News

New Safety Rule: Unsatisfactory Rating Leads to Out-of-Service Order

Federal officials are about to post a rule that will put truckers out of service if they don’t improve an unsatisfactory safety rating. The rule, which has cleared the White House and is due out from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration possibly this week, says that truckers have 60 days to fix an unsatisfactory rating or be declared unfit and placed out of service. It also says that the federal government, the country’s biggest shipper, may not use “unfit” truckers

July 31, 2000 - Industry News

Financial Problems Shut Pinnacle Down

After a bank decision to cancel the company’s line of credit, Pinnacle Transportation Services was forced to close its doors, putting about 100 truckers still due a paycheck out of work

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July 30, 2000 - Industry News

Flying J Wins Lawsuit Protecting Floor Plan

Last week a federal jury in Fresno, Calif., awarded Utah-based Flying J Inc $7.7 million for the infringement of its floor plan design

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July 30, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Parking Threatened on Pennsylvania Turnpike

On August 21, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will face six Carlisle, Pa. residents in the Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg as the residents try to get a permanent injunction that would close the Plainsfield Service Plaza to commercial vehicles. Trucks have been allowed in the Plaza (about 6 miles west of Carlisle) since it was built in 1940

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July 28, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Down Under Dubbed "Sweatshops"

A trucker-turned-academic whose book "Sweatshops on Wheels" has proved controversial in the American trucking industry testified recently about the sad shape of working conditions for Australian drivers

July 28, 2000 - Industry News

The Election and Trucking

Even as Congress returns to work this week, all eyes are on the Presidential election, now less than two months away. How the election will affect Congress, and Congress' impact on trucking, is anybody's guess. Some basics are

July 28, 2000 - Industry News

McLeod's Low-Budget Document Imaging Appeals To Small Carriers

McLeod Software now offers Imaging Lite to small carriers, as an alternative to its standard LoadMaster document imaging module

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July 28, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Begins Tender Offer for Detroit Diesel

DaimlerChrysler began its tender offer yesterday for a planned $583 million purchase of engine maker Detroit Diesel

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July 28, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters: Overnite Supporters Suspected in Bomb Threats

The Teamsters union says it has obtained two police reports that indicate that bomb threats made to Overnite's Memphis, Tenn., terminal came from supporters of the company's anti-union campaign

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July 28, 2000 - Industry News

Idaho Adds WIM

Idaho is adding weigh-in-motion scales to its weigh stations

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July 28, 2000 - Industry News

Union Pacific to Investigate Overnite Allegations

Union Pacific will investigate Teamsters allegations of wrongdoing by subsidiary Overnite Transportation after the union called the Bush-Cheney campaign. Vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney sits on the board at UP

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July 28, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Point to Suspicious Fire at Overnite

A suspicious fire at Overnite's terminal in Tupelo, Miss., is the subject of the latest affidavit filed with the National Labor Relations Board in the ongoing battle between the less-than-truckload carrier and the Teamsters union

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July 28, 2000 - Industry News

Kumho Adds Dealer Locator To Web Site

Kumho Tire’s web site (www.kumhotireUSA.com) now features a dealer locator page

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July 28, 2000 - Industry News

FFE: Profitable Again Despite High Costs

After three consecutive quarters of operating losses, Frozen Food Express Industries is in the black -- but continues to suffer the impact of high fuel costs and the shortage of qualified drivers.

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