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May 3, 2000 - Industry News

NLRB Issues Decision Against Overnite

The National Labor Relations Board issued a decision against Overnite Transportation Company late last month. The Teamsters union, which has been involved in an unfair labor practices strike against Overnite for six months, hailed the decision as a victory

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May 2, 2000 - Industry News

DAT Announces Sweepstakes Winners

DAT Services recently announced the winners of a promotional sweepstakes for its Load Card and DAT internet products

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May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Kenan Experiences Steady Growth

Kenan Transport Co., Chapel Hill, NC, reported solid results for the first quarter of 2000. Revenue was $38.3 million compared to $34 million for the first quarter of 1999. Net income was $944,000 compared to

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May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Low Extends KLLM Tender Offer, Drops Efforts to Replace Board

Low Acquisition, a company owned by New Prime President Robert Low, has extended its tender offer for outstanding shares of KLLM Transport Services common stock to May 30, 2000. The offer was to have expired on May 9

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May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Restructuring Hurts FFE Balance Sheet

Dallas-based Frozen Food Express Industries, in the middle of a restructuring, reported a $563,000 loss for the first quarter.

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May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Canada Expands

Toronto-based Con-Way Canada Express says it is expanding its operations into five more provinces as part of its overall plan to build a more comprehensive service network throughout Canada

May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Nasdaq Moves to Delist Asche Transportation

The Nasdaq Stock Market has commenced proceedings to delist the shares of Asche Transportation Services, Shannon, IL from the Nasdaq National Market as a result of the company's failure to file its Form 10-K for the

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May 2, 2000 - Industry News

High Fuel Prices Hurt Mobile Fueling Firm

Streicher Mobile Fueling, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, lost money in its fourth fiscal quarter largely due to higher fuel prices

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May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Adds Three Mexican Terminals

Roadway Express, Akron, OH, has expanded its Mexican operations with the opening of three new service terminals. A new Juarez terminal creates a new gateway into Mexico at the El Paso, TX/Juarez, MX border crossing, while

May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Enhances Web Site

Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, MI, has added three new service features to its website, www.con-way.com. The features include an on-line function that allows electronic communication of a bill-of-lading and pickup notice, a Canadian currency translation

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May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Revenues, Profits Up

Western Star Trucks posted net income of $15 million ($22.3 million Canadian) on revenues of $274.6 million (C$407.7 million) for its third fiscal quarter ending March 31. Net income includes a $11.5 million gain on the

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May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Award Created to Honor Trailer Dealers

Associates First Capital Corp. and the National Trailer Dealers Assn. (NTDA), have jointly developed an award program to recognize the nation's outstanding heavy duty trailer dealers.

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May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Philadelphia Local Elects New Leader After Morris Ouster

In a complicated story of union politics, Philadelphia Teamsters Local 107 has elected Bill Hamilton president after the removal of John Morris by Teamsters President James P. Hoffa

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May 2, 2000 - Industry News

Colorado Amendment Promises Trucking Tax Break

Colorado lawmakers, as part of tax cuts designed to return a surplus to the taxpayers, have passed a bill that would nearly eliminate the sales tax on large trucks and parts

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May 1, 2000 - Industry News

Parents Vow To Fight For Stricter Cargo Rules

After winning nearly $5 million in a lawsuit last week resulting from the untimely death of their daughter, a Florida couple announced their plans to fight for tougher cargo securement regulations

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May 1, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Study Could Overrule Arizona Restrictions

Arizona Gov. Jane Hull last week signed a law restricting tractor-trailers to 65 mph on rural interstates, 10 mph below the speed limit for other vehicles. But whether the new law goes into effect as scheduled July 18 will depend on the results of a state Department of Transportation study

Tags: Safety

May 1, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite, Teamsters Continue Contract Talks

Overnite Transportation and the Teamsters' National Negotiating Committee met for three days in Chicago last week for the resumption of contract negotiations, and the union reports progress in some areas

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May 1, 2000 - Industry News

Public Money May Be Used to Fund Railway Expansion

Railroads are becoming more brazen about accepting public money to fund track expansions. According to The Wall Street Journal, Norfolk Southern Corp. wants the state of Virginia to help it pay the projected $900 million to

Tags: Intermodal

May 1, 2000 - Industry News

PA Fleet Testing Fatigue Monitors

A Pennsylvania fleet is testing several devices designed to prevent truckers from driving while fatigued

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May 1, 2000 - Industry News

Trucks Coming Out Squeaky Clean in Ontario

Heavy-duty trucks and buses are passing Ontario's emissions tests with flying colors, reports the Ontario Trucking Assn

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April 28, 2000 - Industry News

Grocery Fleets Settle, Agree to Go Green

Grocery companies Ralphs, Safeway/Vons and Albertsons/Lucky Stores have settled a two-year California civil lawsuit that accused them of exposing local neighborhoods to cancer-causing exhaust. As part of the settlement, the supermarket companies will spend the next three years replacing 150 of their diesel-powered trucks with alternatively fueled vehicles.

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April 28, 2000 - Industry News

Nissan to Supply Diesels to RVI From 2003

Nissan Diesel said it will begin supplying its ZD diesel engines to the Renault SA/Renault Vehicules Industriels (RVI) group from 2003 as the initial outcome of their alliance.

April 28, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Local Fined For Overnite Assault

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 107 in Philadelphia and a picket line captain were found in contempt of court last week and fined a total of $30,000 in connection with an assault on an Overnite Transportation driver.

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April 28, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Endorse Republican Hoekstra

In what is being dubbed by some as a "strange political marriage," the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has endorsed Rep. Peter Hoekstra, a Republican who voted against all the union's key bills last year

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April 28, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Opens New Texas Center

Pilot Corp. has opened a new travel center in Sulphur Springs, TX. Located off Interstate 30 at exit #122, the new travel center features such amenities as an atm, 85 parking spaces, seven private showers, certified

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