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December 27, 2000 - Industry News

New Idaho Law Hurting Small Trucking Companies

Small carriers in Idaho say they are struggling to survive after the state repealed its weight-distance tax to settle a suit brought by the American Trucking Associations claiming the two-tier tax was unconstitutional

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Mitsubishi, Volvo to Launch Joint Truck in 2004

Mitsubishi and Volvo are jointly developing midsized trucks to be sold in Japan and Europe

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Express to Raise Rates

FedEx Express announced that it will increase domestic rates by nearly 5% beginning Feb. 1

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking to Change Name, Relocate

After declaring bankruptcy at its four trucking subsidiaries, U.S. Trucking Inc. plans to change its name to U.S. Holding Corp., relocate its corporate offices to Louisville, and effect a 1-for-100 stock split

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Southern Plains Plagued by Ice, Snow

Ice and snow continues to make travel hazardous or even impossible across much of the southern half of the country

Tags: Highways

December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Prime’s Rib Dinners Surprise Working Truckers On Christmas Day

Let’s hear it for Prime Inc.’s Christmas spirit. The Springfield, Mo., carrier offered free traditional Christmas dinners to CDL-licensed drivers out on the road on Christmas Day. The dinner invitation, “Welcome to our house for Christmas dinner...” was extended via the twinkling lights of an electric display sign towering over I-44. Truckers who took Prime up on its offer numbered 250

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Toll Hike Surprise to Oklahoma Trucking Interests

The Oklahoma Trucking Assn. was taken aback by last week's announcement that tolls would increase on the state's turnpikes beginning Jan. 1

Tags: Highways

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Connecticut Highways Over Capacity

Traffic on many highways in Connecticut is exceeding their capacity, and the state Department of Transportation has come under fire for focusing more on maintenance than on improving capacity

Tags: Highways

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

New Reporting Requirements for Sale of Recalled Tires

Starting January 25, 2001, anyone who sells a recalled tire for use on a vehicle must report the sale to the National Highway Traffic Administration

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Pacer International to Go Public

Pacer International, Walnut Creek, Calif., announced it will go public with an initial public offering of stock sometime in the first half of 2001

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Asche Transportation Files for Bankruptcy

A string of bad news that began with the departure of a company president a year ago and accusations of embezzlement by other top officials has ended with Asche Transportation Services filing for bankruptcy

December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Ice Storm Moves in to Southern Plains States

The National Weather Service has issued ice and winter storm warnings for today in much of the southern Plains

Tags: Highways

December 25, 2000 - Industry News

European Truckers to Get 48 Hour Week

European Union transport ministers voted to limit truck drivers to a maximum average work week of 48 hours

December 22, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking Says Losses, Bankruptcy Offer Base for Rebuilding

Bankruptcy related charges to earnings pushed U.S. Trucking Inc.'s third quarter losses to $21.5 million

December 22, 2000 - Industry News

Technology Brings J.B. Hunt Drivers Home for the Holidays

State-of-the-art routing technology helped get J.B. Hunt’s 6,700 drivers home for Christmas

December 22, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Launches Revamped Website

In response to growing traffic and customer demands for a more comprehensive Internet tool, Peterbilt has updated its web site at www.peterbilt.com.

December 21, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Governor To Head EPA, Wisconsin Governor Possible DOT Secretary

The same day the Clinton administration announced the clean up of heavy truck and diesel fuel emissions, New Jersey Gov. Christy Todd Whitman has reportedly accepted an offer to head up the federal agency that issued the rules

December 21, 2000 - Industry News

Vancouver Port Hopes to Avoid Another Strike by Independents

The Vancouver Port Authority is hoping the British Columbia Trucking Assn. can help it avert a shutdown by independent truckers who say the port has not lived up to promises it made to end a 1999 shutdown.

Tags: Intermodal

December 21, 2000 - Industry News

Flying J Moves Corporate Headquarters

Flying J Inc., a petroleum exploration, production, refining, marketing and retailing company best known to truckers as a truckstop chain, is moving its corporate headquarters in Utah from Brigham City to Ogden

December 21, 2000 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Acquires Comcar Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing, Reading, Pa., has agreed to acquire Comcar Leasing, a truck rental, leasing, and dedicated contract carriage company based in Orlando, Fla

December 21, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Posts New Standards for Diesel Fuel and Exhaust

The Environmental Protection Agency posted a rule requiring dramatically cleaner diesel fuel and exhaust, starting in 2006. This parting shot from the Clinton administration’s environmental team will produce the cleanest diesel engines ever

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

UPS Hits Online Milestone

In the midst of its busy holiday peak shipping period, UPS established a technology milestone yesterday Tuesday when it received nearly 6.5 million online package tracking requests in a single day

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

PNV Files for Bankruptcy

PNV, Coral Springs, Fla., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but emphasizes that the filing has been organized to permit normal service to its communications, entertainment and Internet customers until a decision is reached about the sale of the company

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Search Schneider Loads on the Web

Schneider National, Inc., the truckload giant of Green Bay Wisc., has formally launched a new carrier Web portal at www.SchneiderCarriers.com

December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Isuzu To Double U.S. Diesel Engine Capacity

Isuzu Motors Ltd. plans to double annual diesel engine production at its Moraine, Ohio plant

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