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July 4, 2000 - Industry News

NATSO: Privatized Rest Stops Not the Answer

Editor's Note: NATSO, the organization representing truckstops, took issue with some of our coverage of the National Transportation Safety Board's hearing on truck parking earlier this year. We invited them to share their position on

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July 2, 2000 - Industry News

Teamster/Overnite Dispute Heats Up

The ongoing labor dispute between Overnite Transportation and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has been heating up, thanks to court rulings and injunctions

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July 1, 2000 - Industry News

OTR Express Projects Losses For Second Quarter

OTR Express is blaming higher fuel costs and lower demand for freight services for projected second quarter losses

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June 30, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Recommends Haz-Mat Loading/Unloading Regs

The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration establish safety requirements for the loading and unloading of hazardous materials within one year

June 30, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Passes Out From Fumes, Loses Control of Rig

A truck driver apparently lost consciousness from inhaling fumes before his 18-wheeler veered off an interstate, crashing through a fence and flipping on its side

Tags: Safety

June 30, 2000 - Industry News

Road Projects Get Under Way in the Show-Me-State

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission decided last week to get a jump start on 58 road-building projects totaling $248.5 million

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June 30, 2000 - Industry News

TravelCenters Loses Out in Texas

The City Council of Rockwall, Texas, has rejected a zoning request by TravelCenters of America that would allow them to rebuild a truckstop and could possibly have ended an ongoing federal lawsuit

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June 30, 2000 - Industry News

Wolf Urges Colleagues to Support Hours of Service Reform

Rep. Frank Wolf is calling on his congressional colleagues to reject a Senate attempt to squelch a proposal to reform the hours of service rules. In a letter, the Virginia Republican said that the Department of Transportation

June 29, 2000 - Industry News

Shippers Target at Atlanta HOS Hearing

It was standing-room only Thursday morning at the meeting room in the TA Atlanta South truckstop as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration convened its next-to-last public listening session on its controversial hours of service proposal

June 29, 2000 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Construction Begins on "Big I"

Heavy equipment and 400 highway workers are taking over the city of Albuquerque, N.M., preparing for a $286 million reconstruction project on one of the major crossroads of the West

Tags: Highways

June 29, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner, Mike Ryan Seek to Extend Pikes Peak Streak

Freightliner and Mike Ryan will attempt to remain "Kings of the Hill" in the annual July 4th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. For three years in a row, Ryan and his Freightliner Century Class tractor have clocked the fastest time in the race’s Class 8 heavy duty truck division

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June 29, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois Suspends Fuel Tax

Expect to see pump prices drop in Illinois in the next week. The state General Assembly has suspended the 5 percent sales tax on gasoline and diesel fuel for six months, effective Saturday, July 1

June 29, 2000 - Industry News

Walcott Jamboree Starts Tomorrow

The 22nd annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree kicks off tomorrow at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, Exit 284 off I-80 in Walcott, Iowa

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June 29, 2000 - Industry News

ARINC Offers Smaller Fleets Dual-Mode Messaging

ARINC Inc. has introduced a new dual-mode information service, incorporating wireless communication technology with portable paging and two-way messaging

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June 29, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Announces Scholarship Recipients

The Truckload Carriers Association has announced the recipients of TCA scholarships for the 2000/2001 school year

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June 28, 2000 - Industry News

Rep. Blunt Calls for Fuel Tax Suspension

Rep. Roy Blunt revived congressional efforts to lower fuel prices by suspending the federal fuel tax. This week the Missouri Republican called for a 90-day suspension of the federal tax on gasoline and diesel, amounting to 18.4 cents per gallon. He said the combination of rising fuel prices in the Midwest, and a $50 billion federal budget surplus, justify the $8 billion loss of revenue to the Highway Trust Fund that would result from the tax suspension

June 28, 2000 - Industry News

Tyson to Offer Park-N-View to Drivers

PNV, Coral Springs, Fla., has signed its first major private fleet contract

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June 28, 2000 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Wins Quality Supplier Award

Consolidated Freightways has been designated an "Excellent Supplier" by TTX Co. for providing top quality transportation and logistics service

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June 28, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Sue NationsWay for Back Wages

Former executives of NationsWay Transport Service, Denver, are being sued by drivers who say they should be held personally responsible for unpaid wages and vacation pay, even though the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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June 28, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider And A Big New Idea

On Wednesday, truckload giant Schneider National announced it would manage the North American end of a trans-Atlantic freight network being created by a company called FastShip Inc. Another dot-com deal

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June 28, 2000 - Industry News

Congress Supports More Investment In Truck Safety

As the budgeting process for the Department of Transportation unfolds, it is clear that Congress will support a significantly higher investment in truck safety

June 28, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking to Merge With Professional Transportation

U.S. Trucking Inc. and Professional Transportation Group plan to merge as Professional Transportation. The two companies are already closely tied

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June 28, 2000 - Industry News

Bill to Tighten Drug Testing in California Dies in Committee

A bill that would have made it harder for truckers that test positive for drugs to keep working failed to generate enough votes to pass a key committee in the California state Senate

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June 28, 2000 - Industry News

Drowsy Drivers Everywhere

With all the focus on truck driver fatigue as the industry debates the federal government's hours of service proposal, it might be worthwhile if federal officials took a look at the sleep debt of Americans in

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June 27, 2000 - Industry News

Penske Buys Out Rentway

Penske Truck Leasing, Reading, Pa., has agreed to acquire Rentway, a truck rental and leasing company based in Mississauga, Ontario

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