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January 3, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Names Costello Chief Economist

The American Trucking Assns. has promoted Robert Costello to Chief Economist

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January 3, 2000 - Industry News

North Carolina Offers New Traffic Site

A new North Carolina web site will offer real-time video images of high-traffic portions of Interstate 40

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January 2, 2000 - Industry News

Shareholder Sues Trucking Company For Embezzlement

Ray Hall, a 10% shareholder of Dallas-based J&H Truck Service, Inc., has filed suit against its management and related entities, including its chairman, Tedford Harrod Sr., alleging, among other things, that the defendants misused corporate funds and embezzled monies from the business to fund their personal lifestyle and to buy influence

Tags: Fleets

January 2, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliners Recalled For Possible Wheel Separation

Several Freightliner models from 1998 and 1999 have been recalled for correction of a problem that can lead to wheel separation

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December 30, 1999 - Industry News

Indiana Steel Operators Want Heavier Trucks

Tough competition from overseas is prompting the Indiana steel industry to lobby for increased weight limits on some Indiana highways

December 30, 1999 - Industry News

Phoenix Truckstop Owner Expands

The owner of Danny's Family Truck Wash and Service Center in Phoenix is building a second location

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December 30, 1999 - Industry News

Birmingham Officials Tired Of Loose Coils

Officials in Birmingham, AL, are tired of repairing downtown interstates from steel coils that have fallen off the backs of flatbeds

Tags: Safety

December 30, 1999 - Industry News

Con-Way Building Alabama Terminal

Con-Way Southern Express plans to build a 60,000-square-foot distribution center near Birmingham, AL

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December 30, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Launches Specialized Vehicle Weight Study

The Federal Highway Administration has asked for public input on the economic, safety and infrastructure impacts of truck weight standards on specialized hauling vehicles

December 29, 1999 - Industry News

OMCS Will Deny Request for Logbook Exemption

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety said it will deny a carrier’s application for exemption from log book requirements based on partial compliance with the 100-mile rule

December 29, 1999 - Industry News

Judge Restores Ousted Leader Of Teamster Local

A U.S. District judge has restored John P. Morris to his job as secretary-treasurer of Philadelphia Teamsters Local 115 after Morris was ousted by Teamsters President James P. Hoffa Nov. 15

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December 29, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Take Over New Jersey Local

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has taken control of its Englewood Cliffs, NJ, local, after accusing its leaders of defrauding the union out of $144,000

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December 29, 1999 - Industry News

Racism Suit Filed Against Yellow

Three black employees have filed a federal lawsuit against Yellow Freight Systems, alleging discrimination and racism

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December 29, 1999 - Industry News

Charger Shuts Down

Charger, a flatbed trucking company based in Springdale, AR, shut down its fleet of over 600 trucks last week, putting at least 600 truckers out of work

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December 29, 1999 - Industry News

OOIDA Signs Discount Deal With Western Star

Members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. will now be able to take advantage of collective purchasing discounts on Western Star trucks

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December 29, 1999 - Industry News

European Truck Makers Pursue Asian Opportunities

Published reports have two European truck manufacturers hot on the tail of deals with Asian counterparts

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December 28, 1999 - Industry News

Accident Rate Going Down for Specialized Carriers

The accident rate for specialized carriers is going down, according to the 1999 Safety Survey of 1998 Incidents. The data, based on input from members of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Assn., shows that 56% of respondents reported no accidents in 1998, up from 50.3% in 1997

Tags: Safety

December 28, 1999 - Industry News

Report Details Economic Benefits of Uniform Permitting

Issuing multistate oversize/overweight permits could reduce state administrative costs by 20% to 30% and save carriers from $58 to $131 per year, according to a study just released by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Assn

December 27, 1999 - Industry News

C.R. England Offers New Leases To Drivers

C.R. England is rolling out its new "S" type lease program, designed to offer independent operators weekly payments under $500, brand new trucks and the professional training and experience to help them succeed

Tags: Fleets

December 27, 1999 - Industry News

Wabash, IRS Scuffle Resolved

Wabash National Corp. has reached a favorable resolution with the Internal Revenue Service regarding the assessment of federal excise tax on the restoration of used trailers for 1996 and 1997

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December 27, 1999 - Industry News

Renault, Mack Integrate

Renault expects an annual savings of $200 million to $500 million within five years by integrating its RVI and Mack heavy truck brands in Europe and North America

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December 27, 1999 - Industry News

New CEO for Allied Worldwide

Allied Worldwide has appointed Jeffrey P. Gannon as chief executive officer

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December 27, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Deaths the Target of North Carolina Laws

North Carolina has enacted a package of new safety laws to help lower the number of truck-related highway deaths. Federal figures showed that North Carolina ranked fourth in the number of highway deaths in 1998. These figures

December 27, 1999 - Industry News

Both U.S. and Mexican Truckers Want to Keep Borders Closed

While the passenger bus industry clamors for open borders, Mexican truckers aren't as gung-ho about opening the borders between the United States and Mexico

December 27, 1999 - Industry News

Iowa Truckers Say Y2K Problems Could Call For HOS Suspension

The Des Moines (Iowa) Register reports the Iowa Motor Truck Assn. has advised Gov. Tom Vilsack he may need to lift hours-of-service limits for shipments within the state in the event of Y2K-related food or gas shortages

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