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February 14, 2000 - Industry News

Over A Third Of Truckload Carriers Raise Pay

For the first time in 15 quarters, over 30% of truckload carriers participating in The National Survey of Driver Wages reported pay changes. This is about 50% higher than the usual number of carriers making pay changes, researchers noted.

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February 14, 2000 - Industry News

More Supplier Consolidation Coming

Four or five large truck builders, all European or North America-based but each with an Asian presence, will evolve in the global heavy truck business -- and all will be large producers of their own engines,

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February 14, 2000 - Industry News

Penske Web Site Wins Award

Penske Truck Leasing's web site for online truck rentals was recently honored by the Association of National Advertisers. It's also generating plenty of business

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February 14, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Focus On Trucks Pays Off

Volvo says its earnings increased almost fourfold last year after it sold its car division to Ford and focused on trucks and buses

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February 14, 2000 - Industry News

STB Orders Market-Based Rates

The Surface Transportation Board has extended antitrust immunity for the motor carrier rate bureaus -- but only on the condition that the rate bureaus adjust class rates to market-based levels.

February 14, 2000 - Industry News

Hazmat Hauling Rules Tighten

Effective May 2, 2000, anyone who transports or offers for transport placardable quantities of hazardous materials must register as a hazmat hauler with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration. The annual registration fee will be $300 or $2,000 depending on the size of the company.

February 14, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Lacks Capacity for Dodge Trucks

DaimlerChrysler AG currently does not have the production capacity to build Dodge-branded medium duty trucks, a company executive disclosed to Stark's News Service Interactive

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February 14, 2000 - Industry News

P.A.M. Boosts Revenue And Income

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Tontitown, AR, has reported net income of $11.3 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 1999 versus net income of $8.1 million for 1998.

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February 14, 2000 - Industry News

PNV Enters Alliance With NetCards

PNV Inc. and NetCards, Inc. have entered an alliance which will allow drivers to send NetCards e-messages and e-cards from PNV's web site. PNV president Steven Yevoli said the agreement would "help enhance the livelihood of our

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February 14, 2000 - Industry News

Losses Widen At Cannon Express

Revenue for Cannon Express, Springdale, AR, in its 2nd fiscal quarter and the six months period of fiscal 2000 ended Dec. 31, 1999 dropped and its losses widened

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February 13, 2000 - Industry News

More Owner-Operators Plan Fuel Price Protests

More than 200 owner-operators from Philadelphia, southern New Jersey, Baltimore and Washington met Saturday in Fairless Hills, PA, and voted to hold a work stoppage Monday

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

More Protests Scheduled At Ports This Week

In their continuing bid to be recognized as employees and organize for better pay and working conditions, owner-operators at ports across the country are staging demonstrations this week. Most of these rallies are a follow-up to demonstrations held Jan. 31 at six Eastern ports, where drivers presented a Port Trucker Bill of Rights to port authority and local government officials

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

CF Bathroom Surveillance Case Goes To Trial

Consolidated Freightways' right to monitor company restrooms for illegal drug use will be decided in a case that went to trial in Pasadena, CA, last week

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

West Virginia Slows Trucks On Steep Grades

West Virginia says its efforts to slow down trucks on steep grades on I-64 and I-68 are a success

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Rally In Dayton

Nearly 400 union members participated in a march and rally in Dayton, OH, Thursday to show their support for the Teamsters' three-month-old strike against Overnite Transportation

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

The E-Commerce Promise: Accessible Information

The Internet has the biggest potential to impact trucking by breaking down inefficient information barriers, speakers said at the recent Heavy Duty Dialogue 2000 in Atlanta. Chris Lofgren, Schneider National chief information/logistics officer, said e-commerce will make

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Transport Corp. Has Tough Fourth Quarter

Net income for Transport Corporation of America, Minneapolis, MN, dropped to $1.2 million, compared with 1998 fourth quarter net income of $3.2 million.

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Motor Cargo Earnings Off For The Year

Net earnings for Motor Cargo Industries Inc., Salt Lake City, were up for the fourth quarter of 1999 but dropped over 19 percent for the year.

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Strong Fourth Quarter For Arnold Industries

Arnold Industries Inc., Lebanon, PA, reported record operating revenues for the fourth quarter of 1999 and for 1999. For the quarter, operating revenues rose $9.7 million, and the three Arnold Industries business units contributed to an increase in operating income of $568,077.

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Revenue And Income Rise At C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., Minneapolis, MN, had big increases in revenue and income for the three months and year ended Dec. 31, 1999.

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Smithway Revenue Up, Earnings Down

Smithway Motor Xpress Corp., Fort Dodge, IA, reported higher revenue and lower income for for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 1999.

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider Extends Qualcomm Contract

Green Bay, WI-based Schneider National has renewed its Qualcomm OmniTRACS mobile communications contract for another extended term. The fleet was once of the first OmniTRACS customers. The OmniTRACS system, which operates 24 hours a day, seven

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

HighwayMaster Gets Big Ameritech Contract

HighwayMaster Communications Inc., Richardson, TX, has been chosen to provide Ameritech and other member companies of SBC Communications Inc. more than 28,000 HighwayMaster Series 5005S intelligent mobile units.

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

CNF Changes Identity, Launches Ad Campaign

CNF Transportation Inc., Palo Alto, CA, has changed its name to CNF Inc. The new name more accurately described the company's business as global supply chain services rather than pure transportation according to president and CEO Greg Quesnel.

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February 11, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking Buys Florida Brokers

U.S. Trucking, Louisville, KY, has completed the acquisition of Checkmate Truck Brokerage Inc., a privately held freight broker headquartered in Homestead, FL, and Maverick Truck Brokerage Inc., a privately held broker headquartered in Ft. Myers, FL.

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