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November 1, 1999 - Industry News

International Changes Strategy: Take More Risks

International has changed from a company that was internally focused and "risk-averse" to one that is externally focused and ready to make the changes that the market demands. That's the word from Steve Keate, recently appointed president of the company's truck group

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November 1, 1999 - Industry News

Rates: The Internet Factor

There was no trucking activity on shipping-auction.com (www.shipping-auction.com) last week, but then this latest transportation auction site on the World Wide Web just opened for business. In a news release, shipping-auction.com's president said, "This site is

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October 31, 1999 - Industry News

Violence Reported In Teamsters Strike

As the Teamsters strike against less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation enters its second week, scattered episodes of violence are being reported on both sides

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October 29, 1999 - Industry News

OMCS To Hold Meeting On Rail Crossing Safety

The Office of Motor Carriers Safety will hold a public meeting November 9 to discuss railroad-highway grade crossing crashes involving commercial motor vehicles.

October 29, 1999 - Industry News

PATT Urges DOT To Expedite Hours Of Service Proposal

Parents Against Tired Truckers last week urged Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater to ignore a request by the American Trucking Assns. to delay hours of service regulations until after a new Motor Carrier Administration is formed

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October 29, 1999 - Industry News

TMC To Vote On Underride Guidelines

The Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Assns. is scheduled to vote this month on a recommended maintenance practice for the new energy-absorbing rear underride guards

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October 29, 1999 - Industry News

California Unveils Truck Driving Hotline

The California Highway Patrol and the California Trucking Assn. have unveiled a new program for citizens to report good or bad truck driving

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October 29, 1999 - Industry News

Big Texan Offers Wednesday Trucker Specials

Truckers on I-40 through Amarillo, TX, are in for a treat in November. Each Wednesday, the Big Texan Steak Ranch will be staging special trucker concerts starring local country star Sharla Lee Hayes

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October 29, 1999 - Industry News

Rollins Reports Record Results

Rollins Truck Leasing reports that revenue and earnings for the 1999 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, were the highest in the company's history

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October 29, 1999 - Industry News

Landstar Recognized As Top Technology User

Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, has been recognized by InformationWeek magazine as a leader among the nation's largest and most innovative information technology users

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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