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December 29, 1999 - Industry News

Charger Shuts Down

Charger, a flatbed trucking company based in Springdale, AR, shut down its fleet of over 600 trucks last week, putting at least 600 truckers out of work

Tags: Fleets

December 29, 1999 - Industry News

OOIDA Signs Discount Deal With Western Star

Members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. will now be able to take advantage of collective purchasing discounts on Western Star trucks

Tags: Industry

December 29, 1999 - Industry News

European Truck Makers Pursue Asian Opportunities

Published reports have two European truck manufacturers hot on the tail of deals with Asian counterparts

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December 28, 1999 - Industry News

Accident Rate Going Down for Specialized Carriers

The accident rate for specialized carriers is going down, according to the 1999 Safety Survey of 1998 Incidents. The data, based on input from members of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Assn., shows that 56% of respondents reported no accidents in 1998, up from 50.3% in 1997

Tags: Safety

December 28, 1999 - Industry News

Report Details Economic Benefits of Uniform Permitting

Issuing multistate oversize/overweight permits could reduce state administrative costs by 20% to 30% and save carriers from $58 to $131 per year, according to a study just released by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Assn

December 27, 1999 - Industry News

C.R. England Offers New Leases To Drivers

C.R. England is rolling out its new "S" type lease program, designed to offer independent operators weekly payments under $500, brand new trucks and the professional training and experience to help them succeed

Tags: Fleets

December 27, 1999 - Industry News

Wabash, IRS Scuffle Resolved

Wabash National Corp. has reached a favorable resolution with the Internal Revenue Service regarding the assessment of federal excise tax on the restoration of used trailers for 1996 and 1997

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December 27, 1999 - Industry News

Renault, Mack Integrate

Renault expects an annual savings of $200 million to $500 million within five years by integrating its RVI and Mack heavy truck brands in Europe and North America

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December 27, 1999 - Industry News

New CEO for Allied Worldwide

Allied Worldwide has appointed Jeffrey P. Gannon as chief executive officer

Tags: Fleets

December 27, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Deaths the Target of North Carolina Laws

North Carolina has enacted a package of new safety laws to help lower the number of truck-related highway deaths. Federal figures showed that North Carolina ranked fourth in the number of highway deaths in 1998. These figures

December 27, 1999 - Industry News

Both U.S. and Mexican Truckers Want to Keep Borders Closed

While the passenger bus industry clamors for open borders, Mexican truckers aren't as gung-ho about opening the borders between the United States and Mexico

December 27, 1999 - Industry News

Iowa Truckers Say Y2K Problems Could Call For HOS Suspension

The Des Moines (Iowa) Register reports the Iowa Motor Truck Assn. has advised Gov. Tom Vilsack he may need to lift hours-of-service limits for shipments within the state in the event of Y2K-related food or gas shortages

December 27, 1999 - Industry News

PTDI Certifies Additional Programs

Another six truck driver training schools, from Oregon to Maine, have received Professional Truck Driver Institute course certification. This brings the total number of schools offering certified courses to 60

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December 27, 1999 - Industry News

Truckstop Predictions For 2000

Ever since Joe Namath predicted a gridiron win for his New York Jets so many Super Bowls ago, Truckstop Travel Plaza Publisher Tom Stanford has become a brazen predictor of things to come in the truckstop

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December 27, 1999 - Industry News

Day 14: Hail to the Chef

The truck I’ve been training on is a 1992 Peterbilt model 378 pulling 48-foot trailers, a 102-inch and 96-inch. This rig is big and heavy, and I have come to appreciate what one of my instructors

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December 23, 1999 - Industry News

Day 13: I'm on a Roll

This is it, the home stretch. Three official days of truck driver school to go. (I'll be coming in to practice right up until the test in two weeks, but will not be filing reports for

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December 23, 1999 - Industry News

UPS Forbes' Company Of The Year

Forbes magazine has named Atlanta-based United Parcel Service its Company of the Year

Tags: Fleets

December 23, 1999 - Industry News

McLeod Offers Last-Minute Advice For Y2K

Tom McLeod, founder and president of the Birmingham, AL, trucking software company that bears his name, offers these five prudent suggestions for last-minute Y2K preparation. 1. Be sure your PCs are set to use a four-character year

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December 23, 1999 - Industry News

CON-WAY Adds Performance Reports To Web Site

Con-Way Transportation Services, a subsidiary of CNF Transportation Inc., is making service performance reports available to its customers on its web site. The reports will show CON-WAY's on-time delivery performance record and other shipment-level detail

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December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Fear Of Terrorism Means Delays At Canadian Border

Delays are likely for truckers at the Canadian border as officials tighten up border security in fear of terrorism associated with millennium celebrations

December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Expert Says Illinois Should Not Abolish Tollway

An international expert on toll roads is urging Illinois not to abolish its tollway system

Tags: Highways

December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Vail Residents Fighting Logging Trucks

Residents of Vail, CO are upset about a federal proposal to bring logging trucks through the resort town because a logging road was illegally constructed on protected wetlands

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December 22, 1999 - Industry News

American Freightways To Expand Arkansas Headquarters

American Freightways, Harrison, AR, announced it is expanding its workforce and office facilities located at Harrison

Tags: Fleets

December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Y2K Bug Bites Truck Drivers Early

About 50 Florida truck drivers have been bitten by the Y2K computer bug a bit early. They recently received bills saying they were 100 years overdue in paying their registration fees

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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

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