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December 27, 1999 - Industry News

Both U.S. and Mexican Truckers Want to Keep Borders Closed

While the passenger bus industry clamors for open borders, Mexican truckers aren't as gung-ho about opening the borders between the United States and Mexico

December 27, 1999 - Industry News

Iowa Truckers Say Y2K Problems Could Call For HOS Suspension

The Des Moines (Iowa) Register reports the Iowa Motor Truck Assn. has advised Gov. Tom Vilsack he may need to lift hours-of-service limits for shipments within the state in the event of Y2K-related food or gas shortages

December 27, 1999 - Industry News

PTDI Certifies Additional Programs

Another six truck driver training schools, from Oregon to Maine, have received Professional Truck Driver Institute course certification. This brings the total number of schools offering certified courses to 60

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December 27, 1999 - Industry News

Truckstop Predictions For 2000

Ever since Joe Namath predicted a gridiron win for his New York Jets so many Super Bowls ago, Truckstop Travel Plaza Publisher Tom Stanford has become a brazen predictor of things to come in the truckstop

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December 27, 1999 - Industry News

Day 14: Hail to the Chef

The truck I’ve been training on is a 1992 Peterbilt model 378 pulling 48-foot trailers, a 102-inch and 96-inch. This rig is big and heavy, and I have come to appreciate what one of my instructors

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December 23, 1999 - Industry News

Day 13: I'm on a Roll

This is it, the home stretch. Three official days of truck driver school to go. (I'll be coming in to practice right up until the test in two weeks, but will not be filing reports for

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December 23, 1999 - Industry News

UPS Forbes' Company Of The Year

Forbes magazine has named Atlanta-based United Parcel Service its Company of the Year

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December 23, 1999 - Industry News

McLeod Offers Last-Minute Advice For Y2K

Tom McLeod, founder and president of the Birmingham, AL, trucking software company that bears his name, offers these five prudent suggestions for last-minute Y2K preparation. 1. Be sure your PCs are set to use a four-character year

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December 23, 1999 - Industry News

CON-WAY Adds Performance Reports To Web Site

Con-Way Transportation Services, a subsidiary of CNF Transportation Inc., is making service performance reports available to its customers on its web site. The reports will show CON-WAY's on-time delivery performance record and other shipment-level detail

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December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Fear Of Terrorism Means Delays At Canadian Border

Delays are likely for truckers at the Canadian border as officials tighten up border security in fear of terrorism associated with millennium celebrations

December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Expert Says Illinois Should Not Abolish Tollway

An international expert on toll roads is urging Illinois not to abolish its tollway system

Tags: Highways

December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Vail Residents Fighting Logging Trucks

Residents of Vail, CO are upset about a federal proposal to bring logging trucks through the resort town because a logging road was illegally constructed on protected wetlands

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December 22, 1999 - Industry News

American Freightways To Expand Arkansas Headquarters

American Freightways, Harrison, AR, announced it is expanding its workforce and office facilities located at Harrison

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December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Y2K Bug Bites Truck Drivers Early

About 50 Florida truck drivers have been bitten by the Y2K computer bug a bit early. They recently received bills saying they were 100 years overdue in paying their registration fees

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December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Gets Money For Interstate 30

The U.S. Department of Transportation released more than $14 million in grants for Arkansas highways and bridges

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December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Trimac To Purchase DSI

Trimac Corp.'s wholly-owned bulk trucking subsidiary, Trimac Transportation, has agreed to purchase all of the shares of Houston-based DSI Transports, Inc. from United Transport America for approximately $68.3 million

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December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Motor Cargo Opens New Reno Terminal

Less-than-truckload carrier Motor Cargo Industries, based in Salt Lake City, has opened a new terminal in Reno, NV

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December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Dana Sells Australian Truckline Parts Centres

Dana Corp. has agreed to sell its Australian Truckline Parts Centres business to International Trucks Australia Pty. Ltd., a subsidiary of Italian truck maker Iveco SpA

December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Utility to Build Dry Van Plant in Virginia

Utility Trailer has selected Glade Springs, VA, as the site of its seventh regional manufacturing facility. The new plant will serve Utility dealers and customers in the eastern United States and Canada. The 250,000-square-foot, $14 million

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December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Day 12: Practice, Practice

I have now completed Day 12 in a 15-day truck driving course in pursuit of my CDL. Each day from here on is driving practice in preparation for the Big Test on January 5. A half day

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December 22, 1999 - Industry News

XTRA Consolidates Wisconsin Operations

XTRA Lease has consolidated its Green Bay and Appleton, WI, branches and will open a larger trailer rental and leasing facility in Kaukauna, WI, on January 10, 2000

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December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Business Up For Fleets, Dealers, Distributors

Fleets in MacKay & Co.’s monthly survey continue to report strong markets and high levels of equipment utilization

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

NHTSA Proposes In-Curve ABS Test for Straight Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed a braking-in-a-curve performance test on antilock brake systems for straight trucks and buses

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Day 11: One Mile After Another

Editor At Large Bette Garber is training for her CDL at Bordentown Driver Training School in Bordentown, NJ. "Hey, honey, you missed it," shouted a Trenton, NJ, highway construction worker. He was referring to my tractor-trailer's tentative

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Nissan To Restructure Truck Unit

A restructuring plan may be in the works for debt-laden Japanese truck maker Nissan Diesel

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