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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Day 11: One Mile After Another

Editor At Large Bette Garber is training for her CDL at Bordentown Driver Training School in Bordentown, NJ. "Hey, honey, you missed it," shouted a Trenton, NJ, highway construction worker. He was referring to my tractor-trailer's tentative

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Nissan To Restructure Truck Unit

A restructuring plan may be in the works for debt-laden Japanese truck maker Nissan Diesel

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Wilson Bridge Replacement Going Forward

Construction of a 12-lane replacement of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington, DC, is set to go forward after a court decision last week

Tags: Highways

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

AAA Study Identifies Fatigue Crash Factors

A study released Tuesday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center identifies factors strongly associated with having a crash related to drowsy driving

Tags: Safety

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Hidden Creek Industries To Acquire Hadley Auto Transport

Hidden Creek Industries, Minneapolis, has acquired Hadley Auto Transport, Santa Ana, CA

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Preston Trucking Real Estate Sold

The bulk of the real estate of bankrupt LTL carrier Preston Trucking has been sold to an Ohio investment firm for $68.4 million

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Georgia To Change Exit Numbering

Georgia is changing its Interstate exit numbering system to reflect the number of miles rather than the number of exits

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Western Star Expands Dealer Organization

Western Star has added several new dealerships to its North American dealer organization

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

West Virginia Turnpike Offers Electronic Tolls

The West Virginia Turnpike has added the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

RPS To Offer Residential Service

RPS, FDX Corp.'s business-to-business small-package ground carrier, plans to start offering residential delivery in March

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

U.S. Trucks Increase Holiday Role

The U.S. trucking industry is busier than ever delivering the goods for the 1999 holiday season

Tags: Economy

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

New Orleans Driver School Starts Alumni Assn.

The Transport Safe Training Center in New Orleans was recently the site of a party marking the inception of the school's alumni association

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

PNV Members Get Free Phone Calls For Christmas

Truckers who have to be on the road on Christmas day will be able to call family and friends free of charge, thanks to PNV and Paccar

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Morgan Launches EDI Program With International

A new electronic data interchange link between Navistar International and Morgan Corp. should cut delivery time for Morgan customers, the company says

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

OSHA Offers Free Seminar For Small Businesses

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is offering a free Help Seminar for small businesses February 17, 2000, in Dallas, TX

December 20, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Gets Vision Exemption After Delays, Court Battle

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety has agreed to exempt James F. Durham from federal vision requirements, ending a long court and regulatory battle for the Tennessee trucker

December 20, 1999 - Industry News

New Rail Giant Targets Long-Haul Truckload Carriers

A proposed merger between two railway giants could mean long-term increased competition for truckload carriers

Tags: Intermodal

December 20, 1999 - Industry News

Navistar Stock Rises Over Talk About A Buyout

There was renewed talk on Wall Street Monday that the parent of Volvo Trucks, AB Volvo of Sweeden, has Navistar International in its sights for a takeover

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December 20, 1999 - Industry News

Day 10: Serpentines and Sharing Dreams

Editor At Large Bette Garber is training for her CDL at Bordentown Driver Training School in Bordentown, NJ. Friday. Two words. Frustration. Exasperation. Today was Reverse Serpentine day. That's where you weave the tractor-trailer backwards, in and

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December 20, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Wants Input On Weather Info Services and Needs

The Federal Highway Administration wants to hear from vendors of private weather information services that would like to be involved in research on the impact of weather and other natural conditions on intelligent transportation systems

December 20, 1999 - Industry News

OMCS Set To Deny Drug/Alcohol Testing Exemption Request

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety says it will likely deny a private carrier’s request to be exempted from random alcohol and drug testing rules

December 20, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Posts Truck Safety Information on Web

The Department of Transportation has opened its files on trucking company safety performance to the public

December 20, 1999 - Industry News

Rahall Wants Hearings on Tracking Driver Hours

U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall wants to hold congressional hearings next year on the use of technology to track driver hours of service

December 19, 1999 - Industry News

Rails Rebuff ATA Plea for Help on Weight Limits

In an effort to win permission for bigger trucks, American Trucking Assns. President Walter McCormick sought an alliance with an unlikely ally – the railroad industry. His overture did not work

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December 18, 1999 - Industry News

Trailer Sales Down Almost 18%

Trailer shipments through October totaled 234,105 units, down 17.9% from the same period in 1998, according to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Census and the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Assn

Tags: Economy

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