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June 30, 2000 - Industry News

TravelCenters Loses Out in Texas

The City Council of Rockwall, Texas, has rejected a zoning request by TravelCenters of America that would allow them to rebuild a truckstop and could possibly have ended an ongoing federal lawsuit

June 30, 2000 - Industry News

Wolf Urges Colleagues to Support Hours of Service Reform

Rep. Frank Wolf is calling on his congressional colleagues to reject a Senate attempt to squelch a proposal to reform the hours of service rules. In a letter, the Virginia Republican said that the Department of Transportation

June 29, 2000 - Industry News

Shippers Target at Atlanta HOS Hearing

It was standing-room only Thursday morning at the meeting room in the TA Atlanta South truckstop as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration convened its next-to-last public listening session on its controversial hours of service proposal

June 29, 2000 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Construction Begins on "Big I"

Heavy equipment and 400 highway workers are taking over the city of Albuquerque, N.M., preparing for a $286 million reconstruction project on one of the major crossroads of the West

Tags: Highways

June 29, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner, Mike Ryan Seek to Extend Pikes Peak Streak

Freightliner and Mike Ryan will attempt to remain "Kings of the Hill" in the annual July 4th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. For three years in a row, Ryan and his Freightliner Century Class tractor have clocked the fastest time in the race’s Class 8 heavy duty truck division

Tags: Events

June 29, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois Suspends Fuel Tax

Expect to see pump prices drop in Illinois in the next week. The state General Assembly has suspended the 5 percent sales tax on gasoline and diesel fuel for six months, effective Saturday, July 1

June 29, 2000 - Industry News

Walcott Jamboree Starts Tomorrow

The 22nd annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree kicks off tomorrow at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, Exit 284 off I-80 in Walcott, Iowa

Tags: Events

June 29, 2000 - Industry News

ARINC Offers Smaller Fleets Dual-Mode Messaging

ARINC Inc. has introduced a new dual-mode information service, incorporating wireless communication technology with portable paging and two-way messaging

June 29, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Announces Scholarship Recipients

The Truckload Carriers Association has announced the recipients of TCA scholarships for the 2000/2001 school year

June 28, 2000 - Industry News

Rep. Blunt Calls for Fuel Tax Suspension

Rep. Roy Blunt revived congressional efforts to lower fuel prices by suspending the federal fuel tax. This week the Missouri Republican called for a 90-day suspension of the federal tax on gasoline and diesel, amounting to 18.4 cents per gallon. He said the combination of rising fuel prices in the Midwest, and a $50 billion federal budget surplus, justify the $8 billion loss of revenue to the Highway Trust Fund that would result from the tax suspension

June 28, 2000 - Industry News

Tyson to Offer Park-N-View to Drivers

PNV, Coral Springs, Fla., has signed its first major private fleet contract

June 28, 2000 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Wins Quality Supplier Award

Consolidated Freightways has been designated an "Excellent Supplier" by TTX Co. for providing top quality transportation and logistics service

June 28, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Sue NationsWay for Back Wages

Former executives of NationsWay Transport Service, Denver, are being sued by drivers who say they should be held personally responsible for unpaid wages and vacation pay, even though the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

June 28, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider And A Big New Idea

On Wednesday, truckload giant Schneider National announced it would manage the North American end of a trans-Atlantic freight network being created by a company called FastShip Inc. Another dot-com deal

June 28, 2000 - Industry News

Congress Supports More Investment In Truck Safety

As the budgeting process for the Department of Transportation unfolds, it is clear that Congress will support a significantly higher investment in truck safety

June 28, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking to Merge With Professional Transportation

U.S. Trucking Inc. and Professional Transportation Group plan to merge as Professional Transportation. The two companies are already closely tied

June 28, 2000 - Industry News

Bill to Tighten Drug Testing in California Dies in Committee

A bill that would have made it harder for truckers that test positive for drugs to keep working failed to generate enough votes to pass a key committee in the California state Senate

June 28, 2000 - Industry News

Drowsy Drivers Everywhere

With all the focus on truck driver fatigue as the industry debates the federal government's hours of service proposal, it might be worthwhile if federal officials took a look at the sleep debt of Americans in

June 27, 2000 - Industry News

Penske Buys Out Rentway

Penske Truck Leasing, Reading, Pa., has agreed to acquire Rentway, a truck rental and leasing company based in Mississauga, Ontario

June 27, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler/Hyundai Deal Puts Pressure on Mitsubishi/Volvo

Mitsubishi Motors continues to insist that its truck union with Volvo is not in jeopardy, but DaimlerChrysler's recent announcment that it will partner with Hyundai has reportedly increased pressure on its fragile three-way relationship

June 27, 2000 - Industry News

YMAC: Logistics.com Wild Card

YMAC is shorthand for You Might Also Consider. The term describes carriers that Logistics.com suggests to shippers seeking bids on its transportation spot markets

June 27, 2000 - Industry News

Merger Creates Major Internet Contender

Logistics.com has merged with QuoteShip.com to create a formidable Internet transportation marketplace

June 27, 2000 - Industry News

Daylight Transport Extends Expedited Services

Daylight Transport, Long Beach, Calif., is now offering new expedited regional LTL services between the Midwest States (Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin) and the Northeast States (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania), beginning July 8

June 27, 2000 - Industry News

Shell Superrigs Winners

Eighteen winners shared $10,000 in prizes and awards at the recent Shell SuperRigs contest, held at the new TravelCenters of America outside Denver

Tags: Events

June 27, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx’s Home Delivery Network Gains Speed

FedEx Corp., Memphis, Tenn., will accelerate the expansion of its FedEx Home Delivery network, launched three months ago, to reach about 80 percent of the U.S. population by the fall of 2001

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