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November 15, 1999 - Industry News

Truckstop Medical Chain To Expand

Coast To Coast Medical, a fledgling chain of truckstop medical clinics, will likely be expanding to three more locations next year

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November 15, 1999 - Industry News

Fleet Pleads Innocent To Wastewater Violations

The owner and chief mechanic of a Pennsylvania trucking company have pleaded innocent to charges they washed kerosene, diesel fuel, gasoline, and other materials leaking from their cargo tanks straight into public sewers

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November 15, 1999 - Industry News

Engine Makers Ask For Delay In EPA Rulemaking

The Engine Manufacturers Assn. has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a 60-day extension in its final rulemaking on 2004 emissions regulations

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November 15, 1999 - Industry News

No Plans For More Weigh Stations In Alabama

Alabama has only one permanent weigh station, put into operation only two years ago. It's not likely to get any more, despite state troopers' belief that more are needed

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November 15, 1999 - Industry News

Iowa House Speaker Wants To Raise Speed Limit

Iowa's House Speaker wants to raise the speed limits on Iowa's four-lane highways from the current 65 mph to 70 mph to match surrounding states. But the governor's office is against it

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November 15, 1999 - Industry News

LA Councilman Attacks Diesels

A Los Angeles city councilman is on a crusade to reduce the number of diesel-powered vehicles in Southern California

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November 15, 1999 - Industry News

Vancouver Port Lock-Out Could Increase U.S. Volumes

A lockout at the Port of Vancouver, British Columbia, could mean more intermodal freight at U.S. ports in the Northwest

Tags: Intermodal

November 12, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Ordered To Bargain With Teamsters At Four Terminals

As the Teamsters' unfair labor practices strike enters its fourth week, the National Labor Relations Board has ordered Overnite Transportation to bargain with the Teamsters at four Overnite Transportation terminals

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November 12, 1999 - Industry News

New Mexico Wants To Speed Up Trucks

In response to complaints about "rolling roadblocks" of trucks and RVs taking up both lanes of the Interstate as they try to climb the hill west of Albuquerque, New Mexico is testing a new 65-mph minimum speed limit on a 23-mile section of I-40

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November 12, 1999 - Industry News

Matlack Facing Fine Over Chemical Spill

Delaware-based hazardous materials hauler Matlack could face a $50,000 fine after one of its tankers spilled 100 gallons of a poisonous chemical at a Louisiana rest area

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November 12, 1999 - Industry News

USF Holland Plans For Wisconsin Terminal Scuttled

The city of Franklin, WI, has denied USF Holland's plan to build a 100-bay truck terminal

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November 12, 1999 - Industry News

ATA To Survey Driver Pay

The American Trucking Assns. is soliciting fleet participation in a survey of driver pay. The Driver Compensation Study 2000 will begin surveying regional and national less-than-truckload and truckload carriers the end of December.

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November 12, 1999 - Industry News

Fleet Operating Margins Improve

The composite profit margin for 1,523 for-hire carriers in the latest TTS Blue Book of Trucking Companies has improved to 2.8%. The data, based on 1998 figures, shows a 9.4% increase in costs since 1997 but

Tags: Economy

November 12, 1999 - Industry News

TTC Receives Supplier Award

Idealease has given Transmission Technologies Corp. its 1999 Component Supplier of the Year Award. The award recognizes involvement and support "far above and beyond" the level of service Idealease identifies as critical to ongoing growth and

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November 12, 1999 - Industry News

Spicer Plants Get ISO Certification

Dana Corp.'s Spicer Heavy Systems Assembly Div. has qualified for ISO 14001 certification for environmental quality. The certification covers plants in Lancaster, PA, and Lugoff, SC. plus the division office in Wyomissing, PA. It recognizes Dana's

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November 11, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Truck Safety Office Prepares for Change <!--11/10/99 3:29:43 PM-->

As the congressional session draws to a close and truck safety reform is still in question, the Office of Motor Carrier Safety is preparing for an extended transition into a new stand-alone safety agency.

November 11, 1999 - Industry News

Bovine Rubbernecking

Motorists will slow down for the darndest things. A hungry cow - and a well-meaning Florida Department of Transportation - recently caused miles-long traffic backups along Interstate 4. Last Saturday, a cow wandered into a marshy field alongside

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November 11, 1999 - Industry News

UPS Stock Offering Sets Record <!--11/10/99 12:10:58 PM-->

United Parcel Service’s initial public offering of stock Wednesday set a record, and analysts say the company is an “instant blue chip” on Wall Street

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November 11, 1999 - Industry News

AMSC Offers Communications Leasing Program

American Mobile Satellite Corp. is offering a new leasing program to make its wireless data communications affordable for small and medium-sized trucking fleets

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November 11, 1999 - Industry News

New Code Designed To Improve Driver Treatment

In an effort to reduce time spent at shipper and receiver docks and improve treatment of drivers at the docks, the Truckload Carriers Assn. and American Trucking Assns. have developed a new code of ethics. The revamped and updated Shipper, Receiver, Carrier, Driver Code of Ethics and Good Business Practices will be introduced at the National Industrial Transportation League annual meeting in San Antonio next week

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November 11, 1999 - Industry News

AFL-CIO Beefs Up Teamsters Strike Fund

The Teamsters union is getting help from the AFL-CIO in its fight against Overnite Transportation in the form of a $100,000 contribution to strike fund coffers

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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

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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

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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

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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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