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November 11, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio Turnpike To Stagger Travel Plaza Construction

The Ohio Turnpike Commission learned its lesson after travel plaza construction last summer made for long delays at the remaining plazas. Next summer, it will stagger the reconstruction projects

Tags: Highways

November 11, 1999 - Industry News

SC Honors Driver With 4.4 Million Safe Miles

Driving 4.4 million miles without a chargeable accident over a 45-year career has earned truck driver Edward L. Blamble recognition as the 1999 South Carolina Truck Driver of the Year

Tags: Safety

November 11, 1999 - Industry News

Pacer Consolidates Local Trucking

Pacer International, Walnut Creek, CA, has consolidated its cartage (local trucking) capabilities, acquired through various mergers, into a single operating group known as Pacer Cartage

Tags: Fleets

November 11, 1999 - Industry News

Viking Adds New Mexico Service

California-based western LTL carrier Viking Freight is now offering next-day service between Albuquerque, NM, and El Paso, TX

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November 11, 1999 - Industry News

Sales, Profits Up At Meritor <!--11/10/99 10:35:37 AM-->

Meritor Automotive reported record results for its 1999 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30

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November 11, 1999 - Industry News

HighwayMaster Financials Improve

HighwayMaster still lost money last quarter, but the numbers are looking better than they did last year.

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November 10, 1999 - Industry News

Comcar Affiliates Combine

Clay Hyder Trucking Lines and RoseWay Transportation, both Comcar Industries linehaul affiliates, are combining assets to better serve their customers. The company will keep Clay Hyder Trucking Lines' name and will be headquartered at RoseWay's Hickory,

Tags: Fleets

November 10, 1999 - Industry News

American Freightways Commits To ITS

With an order for 50 Eaton VORAD collision warning systems, American Freightways is emphasizing its commitment to the use of intelligent transportation systems

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November 10, 1999 - Industry News

Owner-Operators Key To OTR Express Comeback

OTR Express, Olathe, KS, plans to grow through owner-operators as part of its new strategy to return to profitability

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November 10, 1999 - Industry News

Miami Port Truckers Caught In Labor Dispute

Independent truckers at the Port of Miami-Dade are caught in a labor dispute that’s keeping them from earning a living

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November 10, 1999 - Industry News

Dizzy In Arizona

If some highway designers get their way, you'll soon be going around in circles in what some say is a more efficient, safer type of intersection. Arizona is the latest state to try roundabouts, a type of

Tags: Highways

November 10, 1999 - Industry News

Xtra Profits Drop

Xtra Corp. reported fiscal fourth quarter profits of $17 million, down 11% from fourth quarter 1998. Revenue for the quarter were $121 million versus $119 million a year ago. For fiscal 1999, which ended Sept. 30, the

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November 9, 1999 - Industry News

California Kicks In More Money To Convert Diesels

California's South Coast Air Quality Management District has approved an additional $13.5 million in funding to subsidize the conversion of diesel vehicles to cleaner fuels.

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November 9, 1999 - Industry News

ATA Suing States Over Interstate Commerce Restrictions

The American Trucking Assns. is suing two states over regulations it says place an unfair burden on out-of-state carriers and violate U.S. Constitution provisions prohibiting states from interfering with interstate commerce

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November 9, 1999 - Industry News

Michigan Wants More Staff To Handle Border Traffic

The Michigan Department of Transportation wants to double the number of customs and immigration officials to deal with increased traffic, especially trucks, with the opening of a second bridge to Canada

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November 9, 1999 - Industry News

Landstar Moves to New Headquarters

Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, has moved to new headquarters

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November 9, 1999 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler To Modernize Brazil Operations

DaimlerChrysler, parent company of Freightliner, plans to modernize its truck-making operations in Brazil

November 9, 1999 - Industry News

Microsoft and Trucking

On Friday, a federal judge ruled that Microsoft, makers of the Windows operating systems among other popular software, was a monopoly. But the so-called finding of fact, is only the first ruling in the ongoing struggle

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Idealease Locations Honored

Idealease of North America recently honored 51 of its locations with I.D.E.A.L. Gold awards for excellence

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Accuride Forms Two Business Units

Accuride Corp. has reorganized its operations, forming two business units: Heavy Vehicle Operations and Light Vehicle Operations. Heavy Vehicle Operations, based in Evansville, IN, offers steel and aluminum wheel products to medium and heavy wheel customers in

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Doles Out $13 Million To Test Truck Safety Systems

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $12.7 million in grants to help fund operational testing of high-tech truck safety systems

Tags: Safety

November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Strike In Third Week

As the Teamsters job action against Overnite Transportation headed into its third week, both sides continued to offer widely different versions of how the strike is affecting the non-union less-than-truckload carrier

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Labor Board Files Complaint Against SAIA

The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against Atlanta-based SAIA Motor Freight Line, charging that the company has illegally interfered with and tried to intimidate employees at a Texas terminal who want to join the Teamsters union

Tags: Industry

November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Load Postings Up 60% From 1998

DAT Services' load postings for October were up 60% from October 1998

Tags: Economy

November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Quebec Independents Ask For Limits On Competition

Independent truckers in Quebec are asking the province to limit the number of newcomers to the trucking industry because they can't make a decent living

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