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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

FFE Acquires Nordic Trucking

Frozen Food Express Industries has acquired most of the operating assets of Nordic Trucking, Inc., a Kansas City-based regional LTL refrigerated carrier primarily serving the midwest and west coast areas of the U.S.

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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Buys American Backhaulers

C.H. Robinson Worldwide will buy the ongoing operations and certain assets of American Backhaulers, a third-party transportation provider

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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

NAVL and Allied Merger Completed

The merger of North American Van Lines and Allied Van Lines has been completed, forming what the company says it the world's largest relocation and van line logistics operation with operations in 36 countries, over 1,100 agents, and global revenues of $2 billion annually.

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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

Sentry Buys John Deere Insurance

Sentry Insurance a Mutual Company has finalized its purchase of the John Deere Insurance Group.

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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

Donaldson Opens New Muffler Plant

Donaldson Co. recently opened a new $6 million, 160,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Augurn, AL.

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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

Western Star Receives Australian Award

Western Star Trucks recently received the "1999 Australian Truck of the Year" award for the design of its Constellation 5964SS conventional

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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

Canadian Railways May Axe CRASH

Canadian National Railway president and CEO Paul Tellier told delegates to the Ontario Trucking Assns.' 73rd annual convention that the Railway Association of Canada, Canada's railroad industry's lobby group, may reconsider its funding of anti-trucking lobby group, Canadians for Reliable And Safe Highways

November 21, 1999 - Industry News

Congress Passes Major Truck Safety Reforms

Congress passed a bill that toughens truck safety enforcement and creates a new federal office dedicated solely to truck and bus safety

November 19, 1999 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Honors 48 Million-Mile Safe Drivers

J.B. Hunt Transport recently rewarded one driver for two million miles of safe driving and 47 drivers for a million miles of safe driving. During the third quarter, Lee Koebel reached two million safe miles. Drivers who

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November 19, 1999 - Industry News

Conway Modifies Fuel Surcharges

Con-Way Transportation Services is modifying its fuel surcharge tariff used by its LTL divisions Con-Way Western Express, Con-Way Southern Express and Con-Way Central Express

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November 19, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Seats Aren't The Only Ones That Are Empty

The shortage of commercial drivers is not isolated to the trucking industry. According to a recent report in the New York Times, the lack of school bus drivers has reached epidemic proportions, forcing school districts to

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November 19, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Struggles With Toll Question

As Illinois toll authorities look for ways to accommodate Gov. George Ryan's request to get rid of toll booths, a new poll by the Chicago Tribune shows voters in the windy city like Ryan's proposal

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November 19, 1999 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Trains Drivers In Effective Habits

A lot of executives have adopted "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," the best-selling book by Stephen Covey. But Arkansas-based J.B. Hunt Transport recently won an award for adapting the program for everyone in the company, including drivers and mechanics

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November 19, 1999 - Industry News

Ryder Execs Leaving To Form Used Truck Firm

Five top executives at Ryder's used-truck sales operations have given their notices and are preparing to start an independent used truck sales venture

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November 19, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Bill Nears Passage

Congress is poised to pass a bill that toughens truck safety enforcement and creates a new federal office dedicated solely to truck and bus safety

November 18, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite: There Is No Uprising

What the Teamsters proclaimed was a "volunteer uprising" of workers in Overnite's strike contingency plan was in reality the action of one replacement driver who decided to side with the union, according to Overnite

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November 18, 1999 - Industry News

School To Use High-Tech Driver Training Tools

With a $6.6 million federal grant, the new Carnegie Mellon Driver Training and Safety Institute will use technology to help train nearly 1,000 drivers, mostly truckers, to drive more safely

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November 18, 1999 - Industry News

Kenworth Dealers Get New Inventory Program

Kenworth's new Managed Dealer Inventory program is designed to simplify parts inventory management for dealers and assure replacement parts availability for customers.

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November 18, 1999 - Industry News

Using Military Ideas To Make Better Drivers

As much as many fleets may wish, science has yet to develop a machine which will manufacture drivers. But advances in computer technology have allowed a number of companies to get a lot better at using

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November 18, 1999 - Industry News

T-Chek Enters Load Matching Business

T-Chek Systems, Eden Prairie, MN, has launched a new Internet load-matching service in conjunction with the its parent company, the logistics firm C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. Called e-Center, the new service offers loads from 8,600 shippers, according to T-Chek, and all listings are maintained in real time.

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November 17, 1999 - Industry News

Qualcomm Buys Simac Assets

Qualcomm Inc. has purchased various assets of Simac Mobile Solutions bv, Triptech International bv, Simac Techniq Ltd., and Simac Technic NV, located in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Simac developed the Logic family of on-board computers

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November 17, 1999 - Industry News

Mack Outlines Safety Testing

Mack has provided more details on its role in the cooperative agreement with the Federal Highway Administration to test advanced safety systems. Freightliner, Volvo, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation are heading up three other safety

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November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Amtrak To Add Refrigerated Freight

Amtrak is stepping up its competition with the trucking industry with plans to add 350 refrigerated freight cars to its passenger-rail operations

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November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Covenant Buys Harold Ives

Covenant Transport, Chattanooga, TN, has purchased Harold Ives Trucking and Harold Ives Transportation, both based near Little Rock, AR

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November 16, 1999 - Industry News

Drowsy Driving Targeted In Idaho

Idaho wants to prevent drowsy driving along Interstate 15 in the southeast part of the state, and it is calling on highway engineering, law enforcement and driver education to do it

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