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February 17, 2000 - Industry News

New York Thruway Backs Off Toll Proposal

Under pressure from everyone from the trucking industry to the governor, the New York Thruway Authority said it will reconsider its proposed toll hike

Tags: Highways

February 17, 2000 - Industry News

DAC Parent Acquires STA United

Total Information Services, Inc., recently acquired STA United from Employment Screening Partners, Inc.

Tags: Industry

February 17, 2000 - Industry News

Drug Test Tracking Hits Snag In Oregon

A new state law in Oregon that requires failed drug tests to be indicated on commercial driving records has hit a snag: How it's going to be paid for

February 17, 2000 - Industry News

Asche Leadership Leaving Company

Two more top people are leaving Asche Transportation Services, Shannon, IL

Tags: Fleets

February 17, 2000 - Industry News

Arizona Association Moves Show To Las Vegas

The Arizona Motor Transport Association is permanently moving its annual truck show to Las Vegas and partner with The International Trucking Show.

Tags: Events

February 16, 2000 - Industry News

Group West and Crane Partner on Routing System

Platon Consulting Limited, Burnaby, BC and Crane & Associates of Portland, OR have entered a joint venture to market a newly developed rating and routing system.

Tags: Industry

February 16, 2000 - Industry News

Unions Playing Role In Presidential Campaign

As Al Gore and Bill Bradley battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, both have walked Teamsters Overnite picket lines. While the AFL-CIO has endorsed Gore, the Teamsters union has yet to make an endorsement. But Bradley got an unofficial boost in Atlantic City, NJ, Tuesday

Tags: Industry

February 16, 2000 - Industry News

High-Tech Trucking Profiled On NPR

National Public Radio recently aired an insightful piece on the impact that technology is having on trucking and on the nation's productivity.

Tags: Industry

February 16, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Western Invests Over $40 Million In Facilities

Con-Way Western Express last year invested more than $42 million to build six new major service centers, upgrade current service facilities, open new service centers and add 16 new zone operations to service rural and remote markets in the eleven western states where it operates

Tags: Fleets

February 16, 2000 - Industry News

Gulf Northern Signs On With PTG

Professional Transportation Group Ltd., Marietta, GA, has signed a service agreement with Gulf Northern Transport, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, to manage the GNT fleet.

Tags: Fleets

February 16, 2000 - Industry News

Court Upholds Bottleneck Contract Exception

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has upheld the so-called "contract exception" to the Surface Transportation Board's bottleneck decision.

February 16, 2000 - Industry News

Beyond the Call

I need to make a phone call. Deciding that is the easy part. The rest is pretty complicated. I don’t know whether to use my home phone, a cordless phone, a cell phone or a pay phone.

Tags: Industry

February 16, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Program Would Relax HOS Rules For Heating Oil Deliveries

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a pilot program that would relax hours-of-service rules during winter months for some home heating oil delivery drivers.

February 16, 2000 - Industry News

Dana and Gunite Partner on Hub System

Dana Corp.'s Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake Division and Gunite Corp. are partnering to manufacture and sell the Dana Spicer LMS Hub System.

Tags: Industry

February 16, 2000 - Industry News

Wolf Presses for Results in Search for FMCSA Chief

The Department of Transportation is not moving quickly enough to name a boss for the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said Rep. Frank Wolf, R-VA. Wolf’s complaint came during a Feb. 15 hearing on the DOT budget. The House Transportation Appropriations Committee, which Wolf chairs, is concerned about the slow progress of finding an administrator for the new agency, Wolf told DOT Secretary Rodney Slater.

February 15, 2000 - Industry News

New York Thruway Chief Says Higher Tolls Needed

The New York Thruway Authority proposes to raise tolls in June. Authority chief John Platt told the state Assembly's Transportation Committee that without the increase, the authority would fall $216 million short of what it needs to pay off debt and pay for maintenance and construction during the next six years

Tags: Highways

February 15, 2000 - Industry News

Independents Continue Fuel Protests

Owner-operators will protest today in Boston, where U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson will be co-hosting a summit looking for solutions to the heating oil/diesel fuel price crisis

Tags: Industry

February 15, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters To Rally Today

The Teamsters union is holding rallies today at dozens of Overnite Transportation terminals across the country

Tags: Industry

February 15, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Sees Brazil Venture Making 100 Engines Per Day

Navistar International expects to increase production of diesel engines next month by 100 units per day at its Maxion joint venture site in Brazil

Tags: Industry

February 15, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor Opens First Wholly Owned Mexican Assembly Plant

Meritor Automotive yesterday inaugurated its first wholly-owned Mexican Heavy Vehicle Systems assembly plant

Tags: Industry

February 15, 2000 - Industry News

Trism Announces Exit From Chapter 11

Trism Inc., Kennesaw, GA, has finished its Chapter 11 reorganization

Tags: Fleets

February 15, 2000 - Industry News

Trailer Sales Down Almost 20% in 1999

Shipments of trailers and chassis totaled 275,366 units in 1999, down 19.9% from 1999, according to data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau and the TruckTrailer Manufacturer's Assn

Tags: Economy

February 15, 2000 - Industry News

STB Seeks Shipper Participation in Freight Classification

The Surface Transportation Board is looking for ways to increase shipper participation in the freight classification process

February 15, 2000 - Industry News

Dina to Double Class 7 Production For Western Star

Orders from Western Star have more than doubled production of Class 7 trucks by Mexico's Consorcio G. Grupo Dina S.A. de C.V., according to Starks News Service

Tags: Industry

February 15, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Posts Record First Quarter

Navistar International Corp. reported record net income of $70 million for its first quarter ending January 31

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