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January 7, 2000 - Industry News

No Resolution In Ouster Of Philadelphia Teamsters Leader

Three days of hearings last week did not result in a decision on whether Philadelphia controversial Teamsters Local 115 leader John Morris would remain in control of the local he founded more than 30 years ago

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January 7, 2000 - Industry News

Freight Auction Juggernaut

Look out. Here comes another trucking services auction. OpenShip.com is accepting applications from shippers and carriers at its web site, www.openship.com, and expects to begin operations this month. The intention, according to an OpenShip.com press release, is

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January 7, 2000 - Industry News

The Race For B2B Freight

Truckers who want a piece of the B2B Internet action are getting behind the "ship now" button. B2B, which stands for Business-to-Business, once referred to Yellow Pages for businesses serving other businesses rather than consumers. Now B2B

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January 7, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Ligon Keeps Satisfactory Safety Rating

Landstar Ligon, a subsidiary of Landstar, will keep its satisfactory safety rating from the U.S. Department of Transportation

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January 7, 2000 - Industry News

Trucks on the Cutting Edge

The trucking industry did well in a top computer magazine's ratings of the most technology-savvy companies in America

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January 6, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Urges Action On Legal Drugs

The National Transportation Safety Board urged the federal government to regulate the use of legal drugs by truck and bus drivers after determining that such drugs played a part in a 1998 Greyhound bus crash in Pennsylvania that killed seven people

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January 6, 2000 - Industry News

Caltrans Permit Office Faces Audit

The truck permitting office of the California Department of Transportation faces a legislative audit after coming under fire for a series of accidents caused by routing errors, one of which was fatal

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January 6, 2000 - Industry News

French Truckers Threaten Blockade

French truckers are threatening to blockade borders and ports starting at 8 a.m. Monday to protest high diesel prices and working hours

January 6, 2000 - Industry News

TMC Annual Meeting to be Held in Nashville

"Equipment Maintenance -- A World in Transition" is the theme of The Maintenance Council's 2000 Annual Meeting and Transportation Equipment Exhibition, March 6-9 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN

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January 6, 2000 - Industry News

Oklahoma City Approves Williams Travel Center

The Oklahoma City Council has approved zoning for a fourth truckstop at Interstate 40 and Morgan Road

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January 6, 2000 - Industry News

American Freightways Changes Web Site To AF.com

American Freightways has changed its web site address to www.AF.com following the purchase of that domain name

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January 6, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Wants to Adopt International Standards for Radioactive Shipments

The Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration is seeking comments from shippers, carriers and other interested parties regarding changes in rules for radioactive materials to coincide with international standards

January 6, 2000 - Industry News

Goodyear Integrates European Truck Tire Production with Dunlop Joint Venture

Goodyear Tire & Rubber says it will integrate European commercial truck tire and mold production within the recently completed joint venture with Sumitomo Rubber Industries. The global alliance gives Goodyear control of SRI's Dunlop tire operations in North America and Europe

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January 5, 2000 - Industry News

Feds to Regulate Transponders

Government regulators don't want truck windshields filled with electronic gizmos. So the Federal Highway Administration has taken the first step toward standardizing the electronic devices showing up on more and more commercial vehicles

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January 5, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Toll Increase Vote Could Be Delayed

A vote by New Jersey Turnpike commissioners on whether to raise tolls could be postponed so officials can have time to go through more than 1,000 public comments

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January 5, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler '99 sales rise; Freightliner sales up 50%

Riding a surge of commercial vehicle sales from its Freightliner Corp. heavy-truck group, DaimlerChrysler AG reported a 12% rise in car and truck revenues in 1999

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January 5, 2000 - Industry News

Raley's Buys Low-Emission Prototype

Canadian company Westport Innovations Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, announced that the first U.S. customer for its low-emissions fuel system for heavy-duty trucks is Raley's of West Sacramento, California, a 149-store supermarket chain

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January 4, 2000 - Industry News

Crazy Things Companies Do

During a recent seminar on recruiting and retaining drivers, Markinetics/Fleet Solutions Alliance offered some "crazy things companies do." Here's a sampling: 1. CEOs have determined that capacity development is their number one issue, but they do not

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January 4, 2000 - Industry News

Performing On A Forklift

The phone call triggered mixed emotions. I was excited by the opportunity to get training that helps me understand trucking so I can do a better job of reporting. But I was also going to have

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January 4, 2000 - Industry News

Allison to Build New Parts Center

Allison Transmission Div. of General Motors will build a new parts distribution center on a 27-acre site south of the Indianapolis International Airport

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January 4, 2000 - Industry News

Comdata Sells SuperDriver

Comdata is selling its audiotape trucking magazine, SuperDriver, to J. Stein Publishers, Inc. of Nashville, TN

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January 4, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Could Lay Off Workers

Navistar International is looking at possibly laying off some of its truck assembly plant workers in Chatham, Ontario

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January 4, 2000 - Industry News

FFE Restructures, Expects Fourth-Quarter Losses

Frozen Food Express, Dallas, is restructuring its operations and dropping the size of its trailer fleet as it works to return to profitability

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January 4, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Recognized By Forbes Magazine

Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the nation's top companies. In its January 10 issue, Forbes includes Landstar among 15 companies in the Travel and Transport category of its Platinum 400 List of America's Best Big Companies

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January 4, 2000 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Signs Agreement

Detroit Diesel has signed an agreement with SDC International that will help SDC with its planned acquisition and revitalization of the Czech heavy-duty truck manufacturer Tatra

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