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October 21, 1999 - Industry News

Correction Restores Full Safety Funding

President Clinton signed a technical correction to the transportation appropriations bill, restoring full funding to the truck and bus safety program at the Department of Transportation

October 21, 1999 - Industry News

Seattle Container Drivers Strike American President Lines

At 6 a.m. yesterday, owner-operator truckers who haul containers at the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma, WA, struck American President Lines, a steamship company operating at Terminal 5 in Seattle

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October 21, 1999 - Industry News

CFI Red Racer Breaks World Speed Record

A Kenworth T2000 driven by Contract Freighters President Glenn Brown averaged 162.579 mph over two runs to set a new world land speed record for a heavy duty truck during the 1999 World Finals at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats

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October 21, 1999 - Industry News

Labor Board Rules Overnite Intimidated Laredo Employees

The National Labor Relations Board ruled Monday that Overnite Transportation was guilty of threatening, coercing and intimidating workers because they were exercising their right to organize at the company's Laredo, TX, terminal

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October 21, 1999 - Industry News

Swift Transportation To Break Ground On Salt Lake Facility

Phoenix-based Swift Transportation will break ground today for its new Salt Lake City facility

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October 21, 1999 - Industry News

Meetings To Discuss Intermodal Container/Chassis Maintenance

The U.S. Department of Transportation will hold a series of public meetings to discuss inspection, repair and maintenance practices in the intermodal transportation industry

Tags: Intermodal

October 21, 1999 - Industry News

South Carolina Trucking Assn. Looking At Truck Accidents

The South Carolina Trucking Assn. is taking a serious look at why truck accidents happen and will be proposing possible solutions in an attempt to deal with them

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October 21, 1999 - Industry News

Police Crack Down On Cincinnati Beltway Speeders

Police have written about 600 tickets in the past month as they crack down on the I-275 beltway around Cincinnati

Tags: Highways

October 20, 1999 - Industry News

Seattle Port Truckers Strike

Independent truckers who haul containers at the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma, WA, are scheduled to walk off the job today

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October 20, 1999 - Industry News

Freight Volume Growth Slows With The Economy

Gradually slowing spending growth is pulling freight volume down with it. The Heavy Duty Trucking freight volume index increased 1.1 points to 151.3 in the third quarter. The annual growth rate of the index slipped just under 3.5% after nearly two years in the 6-7% range

Tags: Economy

October 20, 1999 - Industry News

Parade To Honor Fallen Truckers

For the second year in a row, the Knights of the Road Foundation is organizing a parade through downtown Norfolk, VA, to honor truck drivers who lose their lives on the highways

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October 20, 1999 - Industry News

Muralt's Travel Plaza Sets Blood Drive Record

Muralt's Travel Plaza, with help from the Missoula, MT, community, surpassed the record number of pints collected in the national blood drive campaign sponsored by NATSO, the national association of truckstop operators. The three-day event also set a record as Montana's largest blood collection event

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October 20, 1999 - Industry News

CFI Tries Again For Speed Record

Contract Freighters Inc.'s "Red Racer" Kenworth T2000 will again try to break the world land speed record for a heavy-duty truck this week

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October 20, 1999 - Industry News

Xerox To Serve Unions On The Web

The Xerox Corp., Rochester, NY, has announced a strategic alliance with WebGalaxy Inc., of Carlsbad, CA, an Internet service provider with strong ties to the U.S. labor movement. Xerox will offer computer and Internet consulting to unions affiliated with WebGalaxy and will also create e-commerce systems for use by both union organizations and members, including online shopping

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October 20, 1999 - Industry News

Dana Has Record Results Despite International Challenges

As it announced record third-quarter sales and operating profits up 27% for the quarter, Dana Corp. is continuing with restructuring plans, including closing 14 plants and 29 distribution centers, to pare costs in response to "softness" in key industrial and off-highway markets in Europe

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October 19, 1999 - Industry News

House Bill Would Limit Mexican Truck Access

An amendment to the Motor Carrier Safety Act passed last week by the U.S. House of Representatives would penalize Mexican carriers that intentionally operate outside the commercial zone along the U.S.-Mexican border

October 18, 1999 - Industry News

NHTSA Reaches Out To Truckers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reaching out to truckers, asking them to report vehicle defects

October 18, 1999 - Industry News

U.S. DOT Opens Cyber Shop

The U.S. Department of Transportation has hit the Internet, big time. You can now register with the department, apply for operating authority and even pay fines on the World Wide Web directly from your PC

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October 18, 1999 - Industry News

Bill Addresses Tribal Taxes

A U.S. House of Representatives committee last week held hearings on a bill that would penalize Native American tribes that do not collect and pay taxes, especially gasoline and diesel taxes, on goods sold on tribal lands

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October 18, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Tries PrePass

Illinois last month became the 16th state to sign up for the PrePass automatic truck scale bypass system

Tags: Highways

October 18, 1999 - Industry News

Paccar Invests In Dealership Network

Paccar, parent company of Peterbilt and Kenworth, has bought stock in the largest network of Peterbilt dealerships in North America

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October 18, 1999 - Industry News

North Carolina Withdraws Parking Plan

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has withdrawn a proposal to develop an action plan to address the shortage of truck parking

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October 18, 1999 - Industry News

Rip Griffin Offers Limo Service

The Rip Griffin Travel Center in New Braunfels, TX, has instituted a Cadillac limousine service that gives drivers a lift from anywhere on the lot to the restaurant or convenience store

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October 18, 1999 - Industry News

ATA To Hold Annual Management Conference

The American Trucking Assns. will hold its 1999 Management Conference and Exhibition Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at Mariott's Orlando World Center Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, FL

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October 18, 1999 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Dialogue 2000 Set For February

The impact of partnerships, globalization, and consolidation on the heavy duty industry will be discussed at Heavy Duty Dialogue 2000, presented by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Assn

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