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November 24, 1999 - Industry News

They Give You A Warning In Waldo

If you're heading into Waldo, FL on State Road 24, you'll notice new highway markings that are supposed to help you slow down before you hit a speed trap. The American Automobile Assn. and the Florida Department

Tags: Highways

November 24, 1999 - Industry News

Trucking School Buys Second Simulator

New-York based National Tractor Trailer School has bought a second truck driving simulator

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November 24, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Take Over Local, Officer Sues

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters declared an emergency trusteeship for Philadelphia Local 115 and removed 73-year-old John P. Morris from office as secretary-treasurer last week. The union accused Morris of a number of abuses, including buying and stockpiling weapons

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November 23, 1999 - Industry News

Job-Hopping Blues

Trucking companies have been dealing with driver job-hopping and a driver shortage for years. But with today's tight labor market, other employers are now facing the same problems. A recent article in U.S. News & World Report

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November 23, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Safety Gets a Seat at the Table

Congress made itself clear: it’s time for the federal truck and bus safety program to stand on its own. Legislation passed last week contains the most significant change in truck safety regulation in more than 30 years.

November 23, 1999 - Industry News

Web Provides Network For Driver Medical Records

It's hard enough for truck drivers to find medical treatment on the road without having to give your full medical history every time. A new service is working with trucking companies to use the Internet to provide important medical background information

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November 23, 1999 - Industry News

TCA Looking At Alternative Driver Pools

A Truckload Carriers Assn. panel is researching alternative labor pools to solve the driver shortage problem

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November 23, 1999 - Industry News

Michelin Countersues Bandag

Michelin has filed a countersuit against the Bandag, accusing the retreader of trying to keep it out of the retread business

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November 23, 1999 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Brace For Michigan Tax

The imposition of the Michigan Single Business Tax on Canadian trucking companies is a form of double taxation, putting Canadian motor carriers at a competitive disadvantage, according to a study commissioned by trucking industry lobby groups and government agencies.

November 23, 1999 - Industry News

The Latest Web Idea: A Virtual Fleet

The Web makes online marketers extremely nimble. Unburdened by the bricks and mortar investment which limits traditional marketers, these virtual shops can offer goods at lower prices and spend more on promotion than on equipment lease

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November 23, 1999 - Industry News

PATT Issues Fatigue Warning

Maine-based Parents Against Tired Truckers has issued a safety advisory to drivers for the holiday season.

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November 23, 1999 - Industry News

FleetPride Buys Wheels & Brakes Inc.

FleetPride has purchased Wheels and Brakes Inc., an Atlanta-based distributor specializing in wheel, rim, suspension and brake parts for the heavy duty industry

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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

OSHA Issues Long-Awaited Ergonomics Proposal

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration has issued a proposal for a long-awaited requirement that truckers and other companies establish comprehensive programs to protect workers from injuries

November 22, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Turnpike Proposes Toll Hikes

Now that New Jersey has virtually forced out-of-state trucks to use the turnpike by banning trucks on secondary roads, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants to raise truck tolls sharply

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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

Former Teamsters Exec Convicted

After five weeks of trial and two days of deliberations, a U.S. District Court jury Friday convicted a former Teamsters executive of embezzlement, mail and wire fraud, and perjury

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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

Cummins And Westport Partner On LNG Trucks

Cummins Engine Co. is partnering with Westport Innovations Inc., Vancouver, BC, on a CAN$10 million, two-year natural gas truck project in which three heavy-duty diesel trucks will be converted to liquefied natural gas.

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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

FFE Acquires Nordic Trucking

Frozen Food Express Industries has acquired most of the operating assets of Nordic Trucking, Inc., a Kansas City-based regional LTL refrigerated carrier primarily serving the midwest and west coast areas of the U.S.

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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Buys American Backhaulers

C.H. Robinson Worldwide will buy the ongoing operations and certain assets of American Backhaulers, a third-party transportation provider

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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

NAVL and Allied Merger Completed

The merger of North American Van Lines and Allied Van Lines has been completed, forming what the company says it the world's largest relocation and van line logistics operation with operations in 36 countries, over 1,100 agents, and global revenues of $2 billion annually.

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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

Sentry Buys John Deere Insurance

Sentry Insurance a Mutual Company has finalized its purchase of the John Deere Insurance Group.

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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

Donaldson Opens New Muffler Plant

Donaldson Co. recently opened a new $6 million, 160,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Augurn, AL.

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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

Western Star Receives Australian Award

Western Star Trucks recently received the "1999 Australian Truck of the Year" award for the design of its Constellation 5964SS conventional

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November 22, 1999 - Industry News

Canadian Railways May Axe CRASH

Canadian National Railway president and CEO Paul Tellier told delegates to the Ontario Trucking Assns.' 73rd annual convention that the Railway Association of Canada, Canada's railroad industry's lobby group, may reconsider its funding of anti-trucking lobby group, Canadians for Reliable And Safe Highways

November 21, 1999 - Industry News

Congress Passes Major Truck Safety Reforms

Congress passed a bill that toughens truck safety enforcement and creates a new federal office dedicated solely to truck and bus safety

November 19, 1999 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Honors 48 Million-Mile Safe Drivers

J.B. Hunt Transport recently rewarded one driver for two million miles of safe driving and 47 drivers for a million miles of safe driving. During the third quarter, Lee Koebel reached two million safe miles. Drivers who

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