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December 16, 1999 - Industry News

UPS Expects Peak Deliveries Today

UPS expects to deliver its highest one-day package volume of the year today - nearly 18 million packages

Tags: Fleets

December 16, 1999 - Industry News

Day Eight: First Drive On A Real Road

I have now logged 32 driven miles under the on-duty portion of my class log book. When I was told I would be driving on an honest-to-goodness public thoroughfare today, I thought the instructor was kidding.

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December 16, 1999 - Industry News

ATA: 1990's Was Safest Decade Ever

The American Trucking Assns. says recent federal accident statistics show the 1990's as the industry's safest decade ever

Tags: Safety

December 16, 1999 - Industry News

NITL Asks For Rate Bureau Changes

The National Industrial Transportation League has asked the Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board to move ahead with rate bureau and freight classification reforms

December 16, 1999 - Industry News

CFI Expands El Paso Terminal

Joplin, MO-based truckload carrier recently opened an expansion to its El Paso, TX, terminal facility.

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December 16, 1999 - Industry News

TIA Adds Directories to Web Site

Carriers and shippers can now find brokers, freight forwarders and other transportation intermediaries on the Transportation Intermediaries Assn. web site.

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December 16, 1999 - Industry News

Former Ryder Execs Launch TEAM Vehicle Sales

Five former Ryder executives have formed a new truck sales company that will offer customers a life-cycle approach to managing their transportation assets

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December 16, 1999 - Industry News

Detailed Freight Database Released By BTS

Trucks carried 71.7% of freight, measured by value, in the US in 1997, according to the Commodity Flow Survey just released as part of the 1997 Census of Business.

Tags: Economy

December 15, 1999 - Industry News

Meritor Sells Tripmaster Business

Meritor Automotive has spun of its Tripmaster on-board trip recorder business to Tripmaster Corporation of Arlington, TX, a newly formed company that will market and support the product on a global basis.

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December 15, 1999 - Industry News

Horton Restructures, Changes Focus

Horton, Inc., a company traditionally known as a fan clutch supplier, is repositioning itself as a global provider of diesel cooling solutions

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December 15, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters File Labor Charge Against Overnite

The Teamsters Union has filed a national unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board against Overnite Transportation

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December 15, 1999 - Industry News

Mixed Opinions At New Jersey Toll Hearings

The New Jersey Turnpike's proposal to raise tolls in 2001 and 2003 drew mixed reviews during public hearings this week

Tags: Highways

December 15, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Bombing May Be Tied To Steel Strike

An Iberia, OH, bombing last weekend of a truck belonging to an independent scrap-metal hauler might be related to a labor dispute at a nearby steel company

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December 15, 1999 - Industry News

Arco To Sell Cleaner Diesel Fuel

Atlantic Richfield Co announced yesterday it will start selling a cleaner diesel fuel for Southern California municipal fleet vehicles

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December 15, 1999 - Industry News

Neway Has Aggressive Expansion Plans

A newly acquired and restructured Neway International has aggressive plans to expand its presence in the brake and suspension markets.

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December 15, 1999 - Industry News

TTI Managers Make Stock Offer

An investor group led by senior members of management of Transportation Technologies Industries, Inc. has made a proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock in the company.

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December 15, 1999 - Industry News

Day Seven: One Mission Accomplished

Ahem—a limited degree of congratulations are in order. This afternoon I passed the general knowledge and air brake exams for my CDL. The man at the license bureau looked me up and down as he stamped

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December 15, 1999 - Industry News

Paccar Drops Leyland Name

Starting January 1, Leyland DAF Trucks will be marketed in Europe as DAF Trucks and Paccar's U.K. marketing division, Leyland DAF Trucks, will change its name to DAF Trucks.

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December 15, 1999 - Industry News

Lufkin Gets $32 Million Order From M.S. Carriers

Lufkin Industries has received a $32 million for trailers from M.S. Carriers. Delivery is to begin in the first quarter of 2000.

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December 14, 1999 - Industry News

Canadian Customs Officers Get More Power

A new regulation effective next spring will give Canadian customs officers more power to arrest individuals at the border.

December 14, 1999 - Industry News

Fleets Focusing On Cab Exit Injuries

A number of fleets are tackling one of the leading causes of driver injuries through information and education.

Tags: Safety

December 14, 1999 - Industry News

FTC Withdraws Subpoena, But Port Investigation Continues

The Federal Trade Commission has withdrawn a subpoena for a Florida trucker involved in trying to organize owner-operators serving East Coast ports, but the FTC says its investigation into port trucker organizing activities is still going on

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December 14, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio Pike Plazas Off To Strong Start

Business is booming at the Ohio Turnpike's newly renovated Erie Islands and Commodore Perry service plazas near Woodville. The plazas were officially opened at a celebration attended by turnpike and state officials and by representatives of Host Marriott Services, which will operate the facilities

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December 14, 1999 - Industry News

Vail Grapples With Truck Issue

Logging trucks could be rerouted through Vail, CO, after a timber-hauling road was closed because of a wetlands violation

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December 14, 1999 - Industry News

Day Six: Testing Setback

After studying diligently over the weekend, I walked into class primed to be tested, only to hear that the Pennsylvania testing office is closed on Mondays. I also learned my license could not be enhanced at that

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