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January 5, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Toll Increase Vote Could Be Delayed

A vote by New Jersey Turnpike commissioners on whether to raise tolls could be postponed so officials can have time to go through more than 1,000 public comments

Tags: Highways

January 5, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler '99 sales rise; Freightliner sales up 50%

Riding a surge of commercial vehicle sales from its Freightliner Corp. heavy-truck group, DaimlerChrysler AG reported a 12% rise in car and truck revenues in 1999

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January 5, 2000 - Industry News

Raley's Buys Low-Emission Prototype

Canadian company Westport Innovations Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, announced that the first U.S. customer for its low-emissions fuel system for heavy-duty trucks is Raley's of West Sacramento, California, a 149-store supermarket chain

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January 4, 2000 - Industry News

Crazy Things Companies Do

During a recent seminar on recruiting and retaining drivers, Markinetics/Fleet Solutions Alliance offered some "crazy things companies do." Here's a sampling: 1. CEOs have determined that capacity development is their number one issue, but they do not

Tags: Industry

January 4, 2000 - Industry News

Performing On A Forklift

The phone call triggered mixed emotions. I was excited by the opportunity to get training that helps me understand trucking so I can do a better job of reporting. But I was also going to have

Tags: Safety

January 4, 2000 - Industry News

Allison to Build New Parts Center

Allison Transmission Div. of General Motors will build a new parts distribution center on a 27-acre site south of the Indianapolis International Airport

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January 4, 2000 - Industry News

Comdata Sells SuperDriver

Comdata is selling its audiotape trucking magazine, SuperDriver, to J. Stein Publishers, Inc. of Nashville, TN

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January 4, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Could Lay Off Workers

Navistar International is looking at possibly laying off some of its truck assembly plant workers in Chatham, Ontario

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January 4, 2000 - Industry News

FFE Restructures, Expects Fourth-Quarter Losses

Frozen Food Express, Dallas, is restructuring its operations and dropping the size of its trailer fleet as it works to return to profitability

Tags: Fleets

January 4, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Recognized By Forbes Magazine

Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the nation's top companies. In its January 10 issue, Forbes includes Landstar among 15 companies in the Travel and Transport category of its Platinum 400 List of America's Best Big Companies

Tags: Fleets

January 4, 2000 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Signs Agreement

Detroit Diesel has signed an agreement with SDC International that will help SDC with its planned acquisition and revitalization of the Czech heavy-duty truck manufacturer Tatra

January 4, 2000 - Industry News

Border Not Open to Mexican Trucks

The United States once again refused to open its border to Mexican trucks. And once again, the reason is safety

January 3, 2000 - Industry News

Truckload Carriers Eye Benchmarking

The Truckload Carriers Assn. is embarking on a project to help motor carriers improve their procedures and methods within the truckload sector of the industry

Tags: Fleets

January 3, 2000 - Industry News

Rollins Completes UPS Leasing Acquisition

Rollins Truck Leasing Corp. says its Rollins Leasing Corp. subsidiary has completed the acquisition of UPS Truck Leasing. Concurrently, the assets and busines of Rollins Logistics has been sold to Worldwide Dedicated Services, a UPS Logistics Group company

Tags: Fleets

January 3, 2000 - Industry News

National Commerce Bancorp Buys FleetOne

National Commerce Bancorporation has purchased FleetOne from Mapco Inc

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January 3, 2000 - Industry News

Werner To Try LTL-Style Lanes

Is this truckload driving? Drive your car to your home terminal in the morning, climb into a non-sleeper tractor and run the load 250 miles. Turn it over to another driver, climb into another non-sleeper, and drive that load the 250 miles back to your terminal. That routine is the shape of things to come for many drivers at Werner Enterprises, the Omaha-based truckload carrier operating some 7,400 tractors and 22,000 trailers

Tags: Fleets

January 3, 2000 - Industry News

Appeals Court Stays Morris Reinstatement

A federal appeals court has delayed the reinstatement of Philadelphia Teamster union local chief John Morris

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January 3, 2000 - Industry News

Bradley Meets With Striking Teamsters

Democratic Presidential candidate Bill Bradley last week met with Teamsters picketing Overnite Transportation in New Jersey

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January 3, 2000 - Industry News

Trans-States Lines Bought By Management

Trans-States Lines, a mid-sized truckload carrier based in Fort Smith, AR, has been purchased by members of its management team

Tags: Fleets

January 3, 2000 - Industry News

Detour In Place On Florida 19

Trucks traveling on State Road 19 from the Groveland, FL, area to U.S. Highway 27 in northern Lake County will have to take a long detour starting this week

Tags: Highways

January 3, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Names Costello Chief Economist

The American Trucking Assns. has promoted Robert Costello to Chief Economist

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January 3, 2000 - Industry News

North Carolina Offers New Traffic Site

A new North Carolina web site will offer real-time video images of high-traffic portions of Interstate 40

Tags: Industry

January 2, 2000 - Industry News

Shareholder Sues Trucking Company For Embezzlement

Ray Hall, a 10% shareholder of Dallas-based J&H Truck Service, Inc., has filed suit against its management and related entities, including its chairman, Tedford Harrod Sr., alleging, among other things, that the defendants misused corporate funds and embezzled monies from the business to fund their personal lifestyle and to buy influence

Tags: Fleets

January 2, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliners Recalled For Possible Wheel Separation

Several Freightliner models from 1998 and 1999 have been recalled for correction of a problem that can lead to wheel separation

Tags: Industry

December 30, 1999 - Industry News

Indiana Steel Operators Want Heavier Trucks

Tough competition from overseas is prompting the Indiana steel industry to lobby for increased weight limits on some Indiana highways

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