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October 29, 1999 - Industry News

Con-Way Enhances Web Site

Customers of Con-Way Transportation Services can now send their less-than-truckload freight pick-up requests on the company's web site

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October 29, 1999 - Industry News

Economic Mystery: Why GDP Jumps, Sales Are Static

According to the Commerce Department, real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased at a 4.8% annual rate in the last quarter, up from 1.9% in the same quarter last year. But the growth rate for final sales

Tags: Economy

October 29, 1999 - Industry News

Hoffa Denies Pattern of Violence

Teamsters President James Hoffa defended the union against charges of violence in its campaign against Overnite Transportation Co

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October 28, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Overnite Strike Heats Up

An Overnite Transportation driver was pulled out of his truck and beaten up near Overnite's St. Louis terminal Wednesday on the fourth day of the Teamsters strike

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October 28, 1999 - Industry News

Transit Group Negotiates More Credit

Georgia-based Transit Group announced that it has negotiated a new five-year, $150 million credit facility to support its ongoing acquisition of trucking companies

Tags: Fleets

October 28, 1999 - Industry News

Sterling Begins Operations In Mexico

Sterling was launched in its fifth country this week with Sterling de Mexico

October 28, 1999 - Industry News

Ergonomics Proposal Pending

As the end of the congressional session approaches, the way is clear for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to publish its long-awaited ergonomics proposal

October 27, 1999 - Industry News

OSHA To Enforce Wheel Chock Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it will enforce regulations requiring the use of wheel chocks to secure trucks and trailers when loading and loading, though it’s not clear who will be responsible

October 27, 1999 - Industry News

Large Truck Fatal Crash Rate Lowest Ever

A historic drop in the large truck fatal crash rate is an indication that industry-wide safety education and outreach programs are making their mark, according to the American Trucking Assns

Tags: Safety

October 27, 1999 - Industry News

New Hours Of Service Rules Proposed In Canada

Proposed new hours-of-service rules for Canadian truck drivers includes a maximum 14-hour work day and a cap of 70 hours in any week that can be "reset" after 36 hours off duty, reports Canadian trucking magazine Today's Trucking

October 27, 1999 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Truck Makers Push Into Canada

Two makers of medium-duty trucks are making a push into the Canadian market

October 27, 1999 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt To Build Phoenix Terminal

Arkansas-based J.B. Hunt Transport Services plans to open a terminal in Phoenix, AZ, to be completed by the first quarter of 2000

Tags: Fleets

October 27, 1999 - Industry News

USF Holland Opens Michigan Terminal

USF Holland, a unit of USFreightways, has opened a new, full-service terminal in Pontiac, MI

Tags: Fleets

October 27, 1999 - Industry News

GM Changes EDI Standard

General Motors has changed its EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) standard, which could create new demands on U.S. carriers doing business with GM

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October 27, 1999 - Industry News

HighwayMaster Tracks Trailers

HighwayMaster Corp., Richardson, TX, has officially introduced its new trailer-tracking product called TrackWare

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October 27, 1999 - Industry News

PNV Sets Initial Public Offering

PNV.net, which provides Park 'N View cable, phone and Internet access at truckstops, Tuesday announced its initial public offering of stock

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October 27, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite, Teamsters Disagree On Strike's Effects

The effects of the Teamsters' unfair labor practices strike against Overnite Transportation, now in its fifth day, are hard to gauge. It varies greatly depending on whether you talk to the trucking company or the union

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October 27, 1999 - Industry News

ATA Pushes For Hours of Service Delay

The American Trucking Assns. is calling on Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater to postpone reform of the truck driver hours of service rules

October 26, 1999 - Industry News

Ex-Overnite Boss Testifies About Targeting Union Supporters

As Teamsters members and supporters picket at 109 Overnite Transportation terminals in protest of unfair labor practices, a former Overnite supervisor has come forth with testimony to the National Labor Relations Board about how the country's largest non-union less-than-truckload carrier systematically tries to get union supporters off of its payroll

Tags: Industry

October 26, 1999 - Industry News

Terion Launches Mobile Messenger

As anticipated, Terion Inc., Melbourne, FL, has officially launched Mobile Messenger, its unique two-way communications system aimed at the long-haul truckload sector

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October 25, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Board Looks At NAFTA

The National Transportation Safety Board tackled highway transportation safety concerns related to the North American Free Trade Agreement last week in the third in its series of hearings on truck and bus issues in Los Angeles Oct. 20-22

October 25, 1999 - Industry News

Maintenance Council Awards Silver Spark Plugs

The Maintenance Council awarded its highest honor, the Silver Spark Plug Award, to three trucking industry professionals during the council's 1999 Fall Meeting in Tampa, FL

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October 25, 1999 - Industry News

NHTSA Phone Number Correction

The Auto Safety Hotline number for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is 1-888-327-4236 (NOT 1-800 as previously reported)

October 25, 1999 - Industry News

Phoenix Blames Diesel Exhaust For Pollution

A new report prepared for Phoenix area governments says diesel engines are the main cause of the metropolitan area's pollution problems

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October 25, 1999 - Industry News

Radio Band Approved For ITS Use

The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to make radio frequencies available for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) operations. The FCC allocated a range of 5850-5925 megahertz for dedicated short-range communications between vehicles and electronic systems on the roadside,

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