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December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Gets Money For Interstate 30

The U.S. Department of Transportation released more than $14 million in grants for Arkansas highways and bridges

Tags: Highways

December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Trimac To Purchase DSI

Trimac Corp.'s wholly-owned bulk trucking subsidiary, Trimac Transportation, has agreed to purchase all of the shares of Houston-based DSI Transports, Inc. from United Transport America for approximately $68.3 million

Tags: Fleets

December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Motor Cargo Opens New Reno Terminal

Less-than-truckload carrier Motor Cargo Industries, based in Salt Lake City, has opened a new terminal in Reno, NV

Tags: Fleets

December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Dana Sells Australian Truckline Parts Centres

Dana Corp. has agreed to sell its Australian Truckline Parts Centres business to International Trucks Australia Pty. Ltd., a subsidiary of Italian truck maker Iveco SpA

December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Utility to Build Dry Van Plant in Virginia

Utility Trailer has selected Glade Springs, VA, as the site of its seventh regional manufacturing facility. The new plant will serve Utility dealers and customers in the eastern United States and Canada. The 250,000-square-foot, $14 million

Tags: Industry

December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Day 12: Practice, Practice

I have now completed Day 12 in a 15-day truck driving course in pursuit of my CDL. Each day from here on is driving practice in preparation for the Big Test on January 5. A half day

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December 22, 1999 - Industry News

XTRA Consolidates Wisconsin Operations

XTRA Lease has consolidated its Green Bay and Appleton, WI, branches and will open a larger trailer rental and leasing facility in Kaukauna, WI, on January 10, 2000

Tags: Industry

December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Business Up For Fleets, Dealers, Distributors

Fleets in MacKay & Co.’s monthly survey continue to report strong markets and high levels of equipment utilization

Tags: Economy

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

NHTSA Proposes In-Curve ABS Test for Straight Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed a braking-in-a-curve performance test on antilock brake systems for straight trucks and buses

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Day 11: One Mile After Another

Editor At Large Bette Garber is training for her CDL at Bordentown Driver Training School in Bordentown, NJ. "Hey, honey, you missed it," shouted a Trenton, NJ, highway construction worker. He was referring to my tractor-trailer's tentative

Tags: Industry

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Nissan To Restructure Truck Unit

A restructuring plan may be in the works for debt-laden Japanese truck maker Nissan Diesel

Tags: Industry

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Wilson Bridge Replacement Going Forward

Construction of a 12-lane replacement of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington, DC, is set to go forward after a court decision last week

Tags: Highways

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

AAA Study Identifies Fatigue Crash Factors

A study released Tuesday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center identifies factors strongly associated with having a crash related to drowsy driving

Tags: Safety

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Hidden Creek Industries To Acquire Hadley Auto Transport

Hidden Creek Industries, Minneapolis, has acquired Hadley Auto Transport, Santa Ana, CA

Tags: Fleets

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Preston Trucking Real Estate Sold

The bulk of the real estate of bankrupt LTL carrier Preston Trucking has been sold to an Ohio investment firm for $68.4 million

Tags: Fleets

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Georgia To Change Exit Numbering

Georgia is changing its Interstate exit numbering system to reflect the number of miles rather than the number of exits

Tags: Highways

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Western Star Expands Dealer Organization

Western Star has added several new dealerships to its North American dealer organization

Tags: Industry

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

West Virginia Turnpike Offers Electronic Tolls

The West Virginia Turnpike has added the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system

Tags: Highways

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

RPS To Offer Residential Service

RPS, FDX Corp.'s business-to-business small-package ground carrier, plans to start offering residential delivery in March

Tags: Fleets

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

U.S. Trucks Increase Holiday Role

The U.S. trucking industry is busier than ever delivering the goods for the 1999 holiday season

Tags: Economy

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

New Orleans Driver School Starts Alumni Assn.

The Transport Safe Training Center in New Orleans was recently the site of a party marking the inception of the school's alumni association

Tags: Industry

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

PNV Members Get Free Phone Calls For Christmas

Truckers who have to be on the road on Christmas day will be able to call family and friends free of charge, thanks to PNV and Paccar

Tags: Industry

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Morgan Launches EDI Program With International

A new electronic data interchange link between Navistar International and Morgan Corp. should cut delivery time for Morgan customers, the company says

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

OSHA Offers Free Seminar For Small Businesses

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is offering a free Help Seminar for small businesses February 17, 2000, in Dallas, TX

December 20, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Gets Vision Exemption After Delays, Court Battle

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety has agreed to exempt James F. Durham from federal vision requirements, ending a long court and regulatory battle for the Tennessee trucker

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