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September 27, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Biding Time In Overnite Action

A threatened unfair labor practices strike by the Teamsters union against Overnite Transportation didn't materialize this weekend, but the union says it is waiting to catch the trucking company unprepared

Tags: Industry

September 27, 1999 - Industry News

Seattle Port Streamlining Truck Gates

In response to a walkout earlier this month by owner-operator truckers, the Port of Seattle has been meeting with steamship lines, terminal operators, railroads, trucking companies, organized labor and independent truckers. Several actions are already being taken to address long wait times that cost the owner-operators money

Tags: Intermodal

September 27, 1999 - Industry News

Wind, Dust Trigger Pileups On I-84

Although Oregon officials say it may be weeks before they can piece together details, high winds and blowing dust are being blamed for three pileups that left six people dead and 20 injured on Interstate 84 between Hermiston and Pendleton Saturday

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September 27, 1999 - Industry News

New TA To Open In Georgia

TravelCenters of America is opening its newest facility in Cartersville, GA, next month

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September 27, 1999 - Industry News

House Leaders Seek CDL Probe

In response to recent catastrophic accidents, transportation leaders in the House are pressing the Department of Transportation for a review of the commercial driver's license program

September 24, 1999 - Industry News

Freight Movement Growth Slowing

The growth in the amount of freight moved by truck is expected to slow, while currently California is producing the most loads and the best outbound-to-inbound load volume

Tags: Economy

September 24, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Establishes ITS Evaluation Guidelines

Government agencies and private companies interested in tapping into the $211 million in federal funds available for intelligent transportation system projects will have to comply with new evaluation guidelines established by the Department of Transportation

September 24, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker-Focused Web Site Expands

The trucker-oriented web site layover.com has expanded, adding a network of web sites and interactive online services. In addition to a site redesign, new features offered by layover.com include personalized calendars and weather, a trucking/transportation search engine,

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September 24, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Overnite Strike Imminent

The Teamsters Union is preparing to launch an unfair labor practices strike against Overnite Transportation, perhaps as early as this weekend

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September 23, 1999 - Industry News

Tacoma Port Working On Trucking Issues

The Port of Tacoma has initiated discussions with trucking companies and shipping terminal operators about ways to improve trucker complaints about costly delays at shipping terminal truck gates

Tags: Intermodal

September 23, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA To Issue More Vision Exemptions

Despite continued opposition from a national safety group, the Federal Highway Administration says it will go ahead with plans to exempt another 32 drivers from federal vision requirements

September 23, 1999 - Industry News

Changes On Horizon For Shell TMO

Just six months after it started offering franchise operations, Shell TMO may be up for sale, or at least getting ready to undergo some sort of major changes

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September 23, 1999 - Industry News

Cummins Combining Automotive, Industrial Business

Cummins Engine is combining its automotive and industrial business units into a single engine business unit

Tags: Industry

September 23, 1999 - Industry News

Philly Cracking Down On Trucks

Philadelphia will be spending $20,000 during the next 18 months to crack down on unsafe truckers on I-95 and the Schuylkill Expressway

Tags: Industry

September 23, 1999 - Industry News

Time To Renew Customs Decals

The U.S .Customs Service is mailing renewal applications for User Fee Decal 2000

September 22, 1999 - Industry News

Earthquake In Taiwan Could Affect LTL Shipments

The Taiwan earthquake could seriously disrupt the electronics industry, affecting trucking in the U.S., especially the less-than-truckload industry

September 22, 1999 - Industry News

Senate Plans Truck Safety Hearings

The Senate will hold hearings on truck safety reform legislation next week

September 22, 1999 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Court Rules Owner-Operator Was Employee

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled that a Schneider owner-operator was actually an employee and entitled to worker's compensation benefits

Tags: Industry

September 22, 1999 - Industry News

DAT Launches Internet Load Service For Owner-Operators

Now owner-operators of up to three trucks can tap into a new, affordable, Internet-based load-matching service from DAT Services

Tags: Industry

September 22, 1999 - Industry News

Boyd Bros. Building Deluxe Terminal

Boyd Bros. Transportation, Clayton, AL, is building a $5 million terminal in Birmingham, AL, that it hopes will help it recruit and keep drivers

Tags: Fleets

September 22, 1999 - Industry News

Largest Peterbilt Dealer To Sell Dorsey Trailers

Rush Enterprises, the largest Peterbilt dealer in North America, has signed an agreement to become a dealer for Dorsey Trailers

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September 21, 1999 - Industry News

Congress Moves Closer to DOT Funding

Congress is getting closer to providing operating funds for the Department of Transportation for the next fiscal year

September 21, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Rejects Mediation, Teamsters Threaten To Strike

Overnite Transportation has rejected an offer from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to mediate contract negotiations between the company and the Teamsters union

Tags: Industry

September 21, 1999 - Industry News

Newcomer Challenges Communication Giants

There is a new name in mobile communications for trucking: Terion, Inc. Monday, the company based in Melbourne, Florida, won approval from the Federal Communications Commission for a new kind of transceiver, unlike those found in long-haul trucks today

Tags: Industry

September 21, 1999 - Industry News

Freightliner To Develop Web-Based Dealer Software

In an effort to provide its dealers with the best software system available, Freightliner has sign a letter of intent with the Dealer Services Group of Automatic Data Processing to develop a web-based dealer management system

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