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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers' Wives Take to the Picket Line

The wives of four Yellow Freight System drivers have been picketing the company’s Atlanta truck terminal this week in protest over their husbands being on the road all the time

July 19, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner to Buy Western Star

DaimlerChrysler subsidiary Freightliner LLC announced today that it will buy Canadian truck manufacturer Western Star Trucks Holdings

July 19, 2000 - Industry News

GAO Report Underscores Lack of Data in Hours Proposal

Estimates of safety gains from revision of the hours of service rules are based on assumptions, not concrete data – and no one knows if those assumptions are reasonable. That is the message to Congress from the General Accounting Office, the watchdog agency charged with critiquing how government does its work

July 18, 2000 - Industry News

Court Upholds STB's Moratorium on Rail Mergers

A U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the Surface Transportation Board's 15-month moratorium on the filing of major railroad merger proposals

Tags: Intermodal

July 18, 2000 - Industry News

Higher Fuel Costs Hurt Swift

Swift Transportation Co., a truckload carrier in Phoenix, Ariz., posted second quarter 2000 profits of $16.6 million on revenues of $316 million versus profits of $17.5 million on $262.6 million second quarter 1999

July 18, 2000 - Industry News

Slower Truck Market Hurts Rush Profits

New truck sales will be “sharply below” prior years, but the country’s biggest Peterbilt dealer, Rush Enterprises, expects to show financial improvements the rest of the year

July 18, 2000 - Industry News

Higher Rates Help J.B. Hunt Bottom Line

J.B. Hunt Transport Services’ second quarter earnings were positively impacted by higher consolidated revenue levels and truck rate increases (excluding fuel surcharges), the company said

July 18, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Profits Up in Second Quarter

Yellow Corp. posted second quarter 2000 profits of $14.8 million, up from $13 million for the same period in 1999. Including a one-time after-tax gain at Yellow Freight, profits for the corporation were $23.5 million

July 18, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton Improves Manufacturing Process with eMatrix

Eaton Truck Components Operation, Galeburg, Mich., has deployed MatrixOne's eMatrix data management system to help improve its manufacturing processes at four sites

July 18, 2000 - Industry News

Bekins.com Goes Live

The Bekins Company, a transportation, distribution, and relocation services company based in Hillside, Ill., has launched a corporate web site, Bekins.com, which is a centralized on-line information center providing access to its entire family of Operating Companies and services

July 18, 2000 - Industry News

Norfolk Southern Fighting For Truck Yard

A railroad company planning to build a large truck yard is battling it out in court with Georgia residents who are strongly against it

Tags: Intermodal

July 18, 2000 - Industry News

Watkins Terminal Runs Into Resident Opposition

Watkins Motor Lines is hitting a roadblock in its plans to build a massive trucking terminal near US-27 and State Road 50 in south Lake County, Fla

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Rocor Violated Leasing Regs, Judge Says

After being hit with two lawsuits filed by the Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association, Oklahoma City-based Rocor International has been found in violation of federal leasing regulations by an Oklahoma district court

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

CF Announces Rate Hike

Consolidated Freightways, an LTL and logistics company based in Menlo Park, Calif., has announced a general rate increase, which will be put into effect August 1. The increase will average 5.85 percent for all non-contractual customers

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite, Teamsters Back in Court Today

Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., is back on court today, defending itself against National Labor Relations Board charges that it targeted and terminated Teamsters supporters at its terminal in Memphis, Tenn

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

NHTSA To Address Driver Distraction Issue

With the explosion of various electronic devices in both cars and trucks, from in-cab navigation systems to collision warning systems, the U.S. Department of Transportation is focusing its attention on "driver distraction" with two public events

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Detroit News Tackles Truck Safety

The Detroit News delved into truck safety Sunday and Monday in a two-day Special Report, which focused largely on technology as a way to reduce truck crashes

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

New Service Challenges Trucking in Canada

Canadian National, Montreal, has launched four new domestic intermodal trains, putting the pressure on over-the-road truckers operating between major centers in Central and Atlantic Canada

Tags: Intermodal

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Trucker Blockade Avoided Down Under

The threat of a possible blockade of Australia’s highways by the country’s truckers has been averted

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Speed Limits on Milwaukee Highway Drop to 45 mph

In a move to ease congestion and reduce truck traffic near a construction site, speed limits on a 7.5-mile stretch of Highway 164 in Milwaukee, Wis., will be temporarily reduced from 55 mph to 45 mph

Tags: Highways

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Big Rigs Encounter Restrictions on Texas Highway

Trucks planning to travel down U.S. 380 near Denton, Texas, will be required to follow an alternative route beginning this week

Tags: Highways

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Michigan Proposes Converting Weigh Stations to Rest Areas

Michigan State Police are planning to shut down six of the state’s 23 weigh inspection stations this year and are hoping to use the areas to provide a few extra parking spaces for tired truckers in need of places to catch some shut-eye

Tags: Highways

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

New KW Dealership to Open in Ottawa

Tandet Kenworth will strengthen its Eastern Ontario position next month when it opens a new truck dealership in Ottawa

July 17, 2000 - Industry News

FleetScape.com Falters at Starting Gate

FleetScape.com, the electronic marketplace for truck parts, has shut down without ever actually opening for business. The Fleetscape.com web site is no longer available, no one answers the phone and, according to a web industry publication, nine full-time employees are out of work

July 16, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Win at Walcott

The climax of the annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree in Walcott, Iowa, Friday was the announcement of the winners in the Super Truck Beauty Contest

Tags: Events

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