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June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Hazmat on NTSB Agenda

The National Transportation Safety Board will look at hazmat cargo accidents at a public board meeting scheduled for tomorrow in Washington, DC

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June 7, 2000 - Industry News

How Australia Is Addressing Driver Fatigue

Almost a decade ago, a horrific accident on a treacherous section of the Pacific Highway on the east coast of Australia made the nation's news headlines. A truck had collided with a bus, and the high-speed

Tags: Safety

June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite NLRB Appeal In Court

Overnite Transportation's appeal of a National Labor Relations Board decision goes before the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., today

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June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Uphold Philadelphia Local Trusteeship

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa has upheld the decision to place Philadelphia's Local 115 in trusteeship, ousting controversial and long-time Local leader John Morris

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June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Breaks Ground in New Orleans

Con-Way Southern Express is breaking ground today on a new customer service center in New Orleans

Tags: Fleets

June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Vermont To Install Interstate Rumble Strips

Vermont is installing rumble strips along all 320 miles of interstate

Tags: Highways

June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Hot Trucks Compete In Coldwater

Best of Show Bobtail "Big Willy," a 1990 Peterbilt 379 on a 315-inch wheelbase owned by Tom Smith (pictured, top) and Best of Show Combo "Almost Paradise," 77 Express, a 1999 Kenworth/1996 Utility (pictured, bottom), were judged hottest trucks at the second annual "Kool Trucks in Coldwater" Truck Show staged by the National Association of Show Trucks in Coldwater, Mich. this past weekend

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June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Study Finds Problems In Diabetic Drivers

A Canadian study has found that some diabetic truck drivers are at increased risk for crashes

Tags: Safety

June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Leedham to Pursue Top Teamster Position a Second Time

Tom Leedham, former vice president for the Teamsters, has announced his bid to run against President James P. Hoffa for the union’s top position, making this campaign his second attempt

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June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Sterling To Make Run at Pikes Peak

Sterling Trucks is entering a highly modified, 1,200-horsepower A-Line tractor in this year's world-famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb July 4

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June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Tougher Enforcement Seen Paying Off

The federal government’s stepped-up effort to bring safety scofflaws to heel is paying off, according to Capt. Guy Guyton of the Maryland State Police

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June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Trailer Sales May Have Peaked in First Quarter

Buoyed by a sustained strength of the U.S. economy, trailer sales showed significant increases in the first quarter of 2000, but it could be downhill from here, says Economic Planning Associates

Tags: Economy

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

NPTC Safety Committee Meeting

The National Private Truck Council's Safety Committee is meeting in Alexandria, VA, today and tomorrow

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June 6, 2000 - Industry News

HOS: Canadians Head Down A Different Road

Transport Canada, the equivalent of the Department of Transportation north of the border, is moving forward with an hours of service distinctly different from the one recently announced by the U.S. DOT. The Canadian regulators want

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Sleepers Have Negligible Impact on Used Truck Values

The top indicators of the value of used aerodynamic highway sleeper tractors are mileage, model year and engine horsepower

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June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian HOS Proposal Under Fire

A proposal that would allow truckers in Canada to drive 14 hours a day is being heavily opposed by a union representing 30,000 truck driver

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June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Covenant Announces Repurchase Program

Covenant Transport, Chattanooga, Tenn., has announced that its board of directors approved the company's first stock repurchase program. Covenant is now authorized to repurchase up to 1 million shares in open market or negotiated transactions. The

Tags: Fleets

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Digital Tachograph Said to Meet Proposed Onboard Recorder Requirement

A major supplier of truck components has a device that may change the argument over using electronic recorders to track driver hours. The recorders are a major bone of contention in the proposed changes to the hours of service rules. Truckers are up in arms about a provision that would replace paper logs with onboard recorders for longhaul and regional operators. The contention swirls around two issues: purpose and expense.

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

PrePass to be Deployed Across Illinois

By the end of the year, trucks traveling through Illinois will be able to get through a lot easier if they've got a PrePass transponder on their windshield

Tags: Highways

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star Cuts Production

Western Star Trucks is reportedly cutting production at its Canadian Kelowna, British Columbia, plant from 25 to 20 trucks a day and will reduce its workforce by 200

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June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Budget for Wilson Bridge Unrealistic, Experts Say

Federal highway officials are looking for ways to cut construction costs of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington, DC, but the measures may be unworkable, transportation experts war

Tags: Highways

June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Used Equipment Seminar

Used truck professionals are gathering in Pittsburgh today through Saturday for the annual Blue Book Seminar. This year, the three-day event features an expanded program that includes both trucks and trailers

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June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Celadon Celebrates Millionth Load Into Mexico

Celadon Group recently celebrated its 1 millionth load to cross the United States-Mexico border with a special ceremony at the new World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas

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June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Colorado Cuts Taxes, Fleets Get A Break

Commercial truck fleets in Colorado will get a tax break and a reduction in registration fees, thanks to a bill recently signed into la

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June 5, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters, Overnite Resume Negotiations

The Teamsters union and Overnite Transportation are scheduled to resume contract negotiations today in Chicago. The three-day session is expected to focus on grievance procedures and other changes in operations. The last session was May 16-17, in which tentative agreement was reached on some change of operations language regarding seniority rights. When asked if the two sides are really making any progress toward a contract, both sides used the same term to describe negotiations: snail

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