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January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Dates Set For Mid-West Truck Show

The 37th Annual Mid-West Truck Show will be held Feb. 17-19 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, IL

Tags: Events

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

USF Glen Moore Acquires Tri-Star Transportation

USF Glen Moore, Carlisle, PA, the truckload subsidiary of less-than-truckload carrier USFreightways, has acquired Tri-Star Transportation Inc. Based in Knoxville, TN, Tri-Star operates 170 tractor-trailer units. Revenue for 1999 was $28 million, with two thirds of the

Tags: Fleets

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

TradingDynamics Teams With CarrierPoint to Bring Internet Freight Auctions to Trucking

CarrierPoint Inc. has formed a partnership with TradingDynamics to bring business-to-business freight auctions to the trucking industry

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January 11, 2000 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Has Record Production Year

During the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week, Detroit Diesel announced record engine production for calendar year 1999

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January 11, 2000 - Industry News

AlliedSignal Brake Systems Changes Name to Bendix

Now that AlliedSignal has formally changed its name to Honeywell, AlliedSignal Truck Brake Systems Co. has become Honeywell Commercial Vehicle Systems Company, doing business as Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

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January 11, 2000 - Industry News

French Truck Blockades Continue

French truck owners continued their blockade of key roadways for a second day Tuesday to protest diesel prices and a 35-hour work week

January 10, 2000 - Industry News

OOIDA Fuel Tax Suit Dismissed

An Illinois court has rejected a constitutional challenge to Illinois' fuel tax filed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn

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January 10, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Tax Breaks Under Fire In Oklahoma

An Oklahoma state legislator thinks the state's tax break for trucks has gone on long enough

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January 10, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon AAA Gears Up To Keep Weight-Distance Tax

The Oregon branch of the American Automobile Assn. is gearing up for an aggressive grass-roots campaign to defeat a proposal that would eliminate the state's weight-distance tax for trucks

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January 10, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Centers Expanding

Truck Centers Inc., Troy, IL, is expanding its Troy facilities and will build a new dealership in Foristell, MO.

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January 10, 2000 - Industry News

PrePass Added To East St. Louis Weigh Station

The PrePass system is being installed at the weigh station on the westbound lane of Interstate 55/70 in Maryville, IL, just east of St. Louis

Tags: Highways

January 10, 2000 - Industry News

French Truck Owners Protest Work Week

French trucks blocked highways and border crossings starting early this morning as truck owners protested rising fuel prices and a government-mandated shorter working week

January 9, 2000 - Industry News

Clinton Keeping Mexican Border Closed To Trucks

It's official. The White House has announced that, as we reported last week, it will not be lifting restrictions on Mexican trucks entering the United States as is called for in the North American Free Trade Agreement

January 9, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Overnite Strike Starts 12th Week

Another Overnite Transportation truck was shot at in Memphis last week, but neither the less-than-truckload company nor the Teamsters is ready to budge as the union enters the 12th week of its unfair labor practices strike

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January 9, 2000 - Industry News

European Port Tries New Technology To Speed Traffic

U.S. ports looking for ways to reduce drayage truck turnaround time might want to take a look at a new technology being implemented at Europe's largest port

Tags: Intermodal

January 9, 2000 - Industry News

Toffler To Speak At ITS Annual Meeting

Alvin Toffler, the author of "Future Shock" and "Creating a New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave," will offer his vision of the future of transportation at the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America May 1-4 in Boston

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January 9, 2000 - Industry News

ABF Adds Features To Web Site

ABF Freight Systems has added several new e-commerce tools to its web site at www.abfs.com.

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January 9, 2000 - Industry News

CTA Expands Safety Seminars

The California Trucking Assn. is expanding its safety seminar program for trucking companies

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January 7, 2000 - Industry News

No Resolution In Ouster Of Philadelphia Teamsters Leader

Three days of hearings last week did not result in a decision on whether Philadelphia controversial Teamsters Local 115 leader John Morris would remain in control of the local he founded more than 30 years ago

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January 7, 2000 - Industry News

Freight Auction Juggernaut

Look out. Here comes another trucking services auction. OpenShip.com is accepting applications from shippers and carriers at its web site, www.openship.com, and expects to begin operations this month. The intention, according to an OpenShip.com press release, is

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January 7, 2000 - Industry News

The Race For B2B Freight

Truckers who want a piece of the B2B Internet action are getting behind the "ship now" button. B2B, which stands for Business-to-Business, once referred to Yellow Pages for businesses serving other businesses rather than consumers. Now B2B

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January 7, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Ligon Keeps Satisfactory Safety Rating

Landstar Ligon, a subsidiary of Landstar, will keep its satisfactory safety rating from the U.S. Department of Transportation

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January 7, 2000 - Industry News

Trucks on the Cutting Edge

The trucking industry did well in a top computer magazine's ratings of the most technology-savvy companies in America

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January 6, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Urges Action On Legal Drugs

The National Transportation Safety Board urged the federal government to regulate the use of legal drugs by truck and bus drivers after determining that such drugs played a part in a 1998 Greyhound bus crash in Pennsylvania that killed seven people

Tags: Safety

January 6, 2000 - Industry News

Caltrans Permit Office Faces Audit

The truck permitting office of the California Department of Transportation faces a legislative audit after coming under fire for a series of accidents caused by routing errors, one of which was fatal

Tags: Safety

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