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November 9, 1999 - Industry News

ATA Suing States Over Interstate Commerce Restrictions

The American Trucking Assns. is suing two states over regulations it says place an unfair burden on out-of-state carriers and violate U.S. Constitution provisions prohibiting states from interfering with interstate commerce

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November 9, 1999 - Industry News

Michigan Wants More Staff To Handle Border Traffic

The Michigan Department of Transportation wants to double the number of customs and immigration officials to deal with increased traffic, especially trucks, with the opening of a second bridge to Canada

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November 9, 1999 - Industry News

Landstar Moves to New Headquarters

Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, has moved to new headquarters

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November 9, 1999 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler To Modernize Brazil Operations

DaimlerChrysler, parent company of Freightliner, plans to modernize its truck-making operations in Brazil

November 9, 1999 - Industry News

Microsoft and Trucking

On Friday, a federal judge ruled that Microsoft, makers of the Windows operating systems among other popular software, was a monopoly. But the so-called finding of fact, is only the first ruling in the ongoing struggle

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Idealease Locations Honored

Idealease of North America recently honored 51 of its locations with I.D.E.A.L. Gold awards for excellence

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Accuride Forms Two Business Units

Accuride Corp. has reorganized its operations, forming two business units: Heavy Vehicle Operations and Light Vehicle Operations. Heavy Vehicle Operations, based in Evansville, IN, offers steel and aluminum wheel products to medium and heavy wheel customers in

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Doles Out $13 Million To Test Truck Safety Systems

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $12.7 million in grants to help fund operational testing of high-tech truck safety systems

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Strike In Third Week

As the Teamsters job action against Overnite Transportation headed into its third week, both sides continued to offer widely different versions of how the strike is affecting the non-union less-than-truckload carrier

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Labor Board Files Complaint Against SAIA

The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against Atlanta-based SAIA Motor Freight Line, charging that the company has illegally interfered with and tried to intimidate employees at a Texas terminal who want to join the Teamsters union

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Load Postings Up 60% From 1998

DAT Services' load postings for October were up 60% from October 1998

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Quebec Independents Ask For Limits On Competition

Independent truckers in Quebec are asking the province to limit the number of newcomers to the trucking industry because they can't make a decent living

November 8, 1999 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Raises Owner-Operator Pay

U.S. Xpress is offering a new compensation plan for its independent contractors beginning Dec. 1

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

U.S. 63 Extended Through Arkansas

Arkansas 15 in southern Arkansas has been re-designated as part of a southern extension of U.S. 63

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Highway Beautification Causes Controversy In Ohio

The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to add touches of art to drab interstate interchanges. But some people say it's wrong to spend money on beautification when it's needed to repair and maintain bridges

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Delaware River Tolls Going Up

Commercial vehicles will start paying a dollar more next month to cross the four Delaware River bridges between New Jersey and Pennsylvania

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Tightens CDL Testing

New, stricter testing procedures will make it harder for some people to get a commercial driver's license in Illinois

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

New Mexico Road Funding Could Be In Jeopardy

A dispute between New Mexico and federal officials regarding authority over a nuclear waste storage site could force the state to cancel or delay $200 million in highway construction

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

TCA Meeting To Focus On Internet

The Truckload Carriers Assn.'s 2000 annual meeting will revolve around the Internet, with the theme "eTruckload: Make the Connection.

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

USA Truck Closes On CCC Acquisition

USA Truck, Van Buren, AR, has closed its previously announced acquisition of most of the assets of Carco Carrier Corp., headquartered in neighboring Fort Smith, AR

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Specs Cummins ISX Engines In New Freightliners

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has purchased 1,525 Cummins ISX 400 ST2 engines for its new Freightliner Century Class trucks

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Isuzu Posts Record October

American Isuzu Motors posted October retail sales of 1,280 commercial vehicles, its strongest October on record. Year-to-date sales were 16,749, up 24% from 1998 and just 112 units short of total sales for all of 1998

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Makes Run At China

Volvo is planning to gain up to one quarter of China's heavy truck market in the next few years, according to the Xinhua News Agency

November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Yellow Goes For Internet Gold

Yellow Freight System has plunged into the burgeoning business of delivering goods bought and sold over the Internet, much of it involving pickups and deliveries to private homes.

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November 8, 1999 - Industry News

Donkeys At The Elephant Show

A Democratic coup at ATA? Hardly. But Democrats have been showing up in highly visible places in trucking's Republican-leaning trade organization. Like other groups at ATA's Alexandria, VA, headquarters, the Communications Department has been totally redesigned. The

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