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January 18, 2000 - Industry News

NATSO Gears Up For Annual Convention

NATSO, the organization representing truckstop and travel plaza operators, will hold its 40th annual convention Feb. 3-5 at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, TN

Tags: Events

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Hino Expects Big Production Jump

Hino Motors Ltd., Japan's largest manufacturer of commercial trucks, expects its domestic output to rise by about 31.7% to 52,610 units this year, from 39,947 units in 1999.

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Mexican Market Forecast Revised Down

Mercedes-Benz Mexico, a wholly owned subsidiary of major international truck maker DaimlerChrysler AG, said the Mexican heavy-duty truck market would remain flat during 2000 due to credit constraints

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Covenant In Expansion Mode

Covenant Transport plans to hire 600 more workers and expand the Chattanooga-based trucking company's headquarters by another 100,000 square feet.

Tags: Fleets

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Revenue Up At Simon Transportation

Simon Transportation Services said revenue was up for the quarter ended December 31, 1999, the first quarter of its 2000 fiscal year, and its operating ratio is improving. Revenue rose 2% to $53.9 million, and the net

Tags: Fleets

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Red Ink Flows At Matlack

Matlack Systems, Wilmington, DE, lost $8.7 million for its fourth fiscal quarter, compared with a net loss of nearly $3.8 million for the same period the previous year.

Tags: Fleets

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

New Life For Old Truckstop

People are in the phone booths at the old Hawk-I Truck Stop in Coralville, IA. But they're not calling dispatch or a broker or their wives and kids. These are campaign workers, and the old truckstop

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January 17, 2000 - Industry News

California Governor Wants More Permitting Staff

The California governor wants the state to spend nearly $1 million next year on 15 more workers for the permit department of the California Department of Transportation

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January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Norwegian Truckers Protest Fuel Prices

Only a week after French truck owners blockaded roads partly in protest of fuel prices, Norwegian truck drivers Monday blocked the major roads leading into Oslo to protest the cost of diesel

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Free Safety Seminars Offered In Texas

Truckers or trucking companies in the Houston area can take advantage of free truck safety seminars at the Houston Community College Jan. 20 and 27

Tags: Safety

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Group Uses Billboard Against Illinois Toll-Hike Proposal

Amidst the many signs that a proposed rate hike on the Illinois tollway system faces mounting opposition, perhaps none are more dramatic than the sign a public-interest group mounted Monday at the crossroads of Interstates 90 and 294

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January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Prayer Day For Truckers At Mid-Am Show

Bob Hataway, president and founder of TransAlive USA, Inc, has announced that the first annual National Day of Prayer for Truckers will be observed during the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, in March

Tags: Events

January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Postal Service Creates New Jobs for Utilimaster

A contract for 10,000 new Postal Service vehicles has created 200 new jobs at Utilimaster. The Wakarusa, IN, based van and utility truck manufacturer is building the carrier route vehicles in partnership with Ford Motor Co.

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January 17, 2000 - Industry News

Private Fleet Institute Changes Name

The Private Fleet Management Institute, an education and professional certification arm of the National Private Truck Council, has changed its name to the Institute for Truck Transportation Management.

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January 15, 2000 - Industry News

New Hours Rule: 12 On, 12 Off

The much-anticipated federal hours-of-service rule will allow 12 hours of driving with 12 hours off and electronic recorders will be mandated, according to Parents Against Tired Truckers.

January 14, 2000 - Industry News

Study Reveals Downside Of Natural Gas

A new study from Harvard University's Center for Risk Analysis says natural gas may not be a better alternative fuel than diesel in trucks

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January 14, 2000 - Industry News

Nissan Executive Says Nissan Diesel Not For Sale

Nissan Diesel Motor Co., the financially troubled commercial truck division of Japanese auto-maker Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., will not be offered for sale until it gets its fiscal house in order, says Nissan's top executive

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January 14, 2000 - Industry News

Leasing Company Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Bush Leasing, a commercial truck leasing company based in Wilmington, OH, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

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January 14, 2000 - Industry News

CFI Adds Mexican Logistics Company

CFI, Joplin, MO, has formed CFI Logistica, a logistics company based in Queretaro, Mexico

Tags: Fleets

January 14, 2000 - Industry News

Westway Towing Wins Beauty Contest

Westway Towing's 1998 International 4700 crew cab was the grand prize winner in the 1999 Shine 'N Star Beauty Contest sponsored by International and Tow Times magazine

Tags: Fleets

January 14, 2000 - Industry News

C. White & Son Buys Freightliners

C. White & Son, Rocky Hill, CT, has announced an agreement to purchase Freightliners to meet growth expectations for the year 2000

Tags: Fleets

January 14, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Wants To Train 18-Year-Olds

The Truckload Carriers Assn. has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Adminstration to allow it to conduct a pilot program to train 18-year-olds as interstate truck drivers

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January 14, 2000 - Industry News

New Software For Moving Fleets

New software from Greco Technologies, Pasadena, CA, allows moving companies to track jobs from an initial job estimate to the actual billing of the client quickly and easily.

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January 14, 2000 - Industry News

Mack Celebrates Centennial

Mack Trucks will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a year-long schedule of activities

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January 13, 2000 - Industry News

Radical Clean Fuel Proposal Made In California

California's largest clean air agency believes state and federal regulations are moving too slowly to protect public health and has announced a radical plan to force the rapid conversion of thousands of trucks to cleaner fuels

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