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August 30, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Study Recommends "Best Practices" For Solving Loading/Unloading Problems

There are things truckers, shippers and receivers can do to ease the problem of long wait times at the loading and unloading dock, says a study recently completed for the Truckload Carriers Assn.. The study, "Just in Time to Wait: An Examination of Best Practices for Streamlining Loading/Unloading Functions," was conducted by Mercer Management Consulting in association with March USA and the law firm of Scopelitis, Garvin, Light & Hanson

August 30, 2000 - Industry News

Southern Trucking Expo Canceled

The truck-buying slump that has resulted in layoffs at every major truck manufacturer has now taken its toll on the truck show industry. Independent Trade Show Management has announced it has canceled its Southern Trucking Expo for this year, which was scheduled for Oct. 20-21 in Atlanta

Tags: Events

August 30, 2000 - Industry News

Freeway Considered Between Southern California Counties

The California counties of Orange and Riverside, located in the Los Angeles area, are considering construction of a $2 to $3-billion freeway between the two counties to reduce traffic congestion

Tags: Highways

August 30, 2000 - Industry News

HOS: "Would you feel better about your family?"

Editor's note: The following is an edited version of Thompson's comments at an hours of service hearing earlier this summer. Jeff Foster Trucking is a small- to medium-sized fleet based in Superior, Wis. Foster's moving testimony,

August 29, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Truckstop Service Begins To Bear Fruit

When Freightliner Corp. first announced plans to offer service in Travel Centers of America locations, many expressed doubt about the success of the venture. But today, after many months of preparation, locations such as the TA in Tooele, Utah are proving them wrong

August 29, 2000 - Industry News

Savannah Port Truckers Plan Protest Rallies

Tired of conditions that continue to deteriorate and with the support of the Teamsters union, truckers who haul containers in and out of the Port of Savannah, Ga., are planning a series of protest rallies beginning

August 29, 2000 - Industry News

RLT Recognized as Oregon Trusted Motor Carrier

Redding Lumber Transport, Redding, Calif., recently joined the ranks of Oregon's Trusted Carrier partners

August 29, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Opens California Facility

Pilot Corp. recently opened a new travel center in Salinas, Calif

August 29, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Looking for Trucker Photos

The Truckload Carriers Assn. is again running a contest for photos to use in TCA's 2000-2001 annual report

August 29, 2000 - Industry News

CDC Report Blasted By Truckstop Industry

The truckstop industry has blasted a report prepared by the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta criticizing sexual behavior at truckstops, saying it is based on unsound research methods

August 29, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Accepting Applicants for Independent Contractor of the Year Contest

The Truckload Carriers Assn. has announced that applications are available for the 2000 Independent Contractor of the Year Contest

August 29, 2000 - Industry News

Australian Truckers Continue Fuel Protests

West Australian truck drivers began their second day of protest against high fuel prices yesterday, blockading Fremantle Port and interrupting deliveries

August 29, 2000 - Industry News

Wabash Signs Agreement with J.B. Hunt

Trailer manufacturer Wabash National, Lafayette, Ind., announced a supply partnership with J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, Ark

August 29, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton to Sell Vehicle Switch/Electronics Division

Eaton Corp., Cleveland, Ohio, has announced it plans to sell its $330 million worldwide Vehicle Switch/Electronics Division because it the business no longer fits the company's longer-term strategic objectives

August 29, 2000 - Industry News

Tomorrow Random Brake Check Day

International Brake Check Day, sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, will be held tomorrow, Sept. 6

August 29, 2000 - Industry News

WSJ Features Freightliner's Hebe

The Wall Street Journal today takes a look at the strategies of Freightliner chief executive Jim Hebe, from his penchant for high tech to his "pedal to the metal" approach to market share

August 28, 2000 - Industry News

GM to Help in the Fight Against California Smog

General Motors is planning to spend $2.5 million to clean up fuel technology in buses, trains, and other vehicles in Southern California in a partnership with air-quality regulators to reduce the region's smog

August 28, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Holding Fatigue Conference

U.S. Transportation Deputy Secretary Mortimer L. Downey will deliver the keynote speech today at a U.S. Department of Transportation conference on operator fatigue management

August 28, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Strike Scuttles Overnite IPO

Union Pacific has put on hold plans to spin off its less-than-truckload subsidiary Overnite Transportation, reports Traffic World. Behind the decision are the Teamsters union's 10-month-old unfair labor practices strike against the company and poor market conditions

August 28, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Extends Tender Offer for Detroit Diesel

DaimlerChrysler has extended its $23 per share tender offer for all outstanding shares of diesel engine maker Detroit Diesel

August 28, 2000 - Industry News

Iowa Traffic on the Rise

If your route takes you through Iowa, take note. State officials recently reported that traffic along Iowa's roads and highways has increased dramatically during the past 20 years

Tags: Highways

August 28, 2000 - Industry News

Mississippi Highway Construction Project in Trouble

Transportation commissioners in Mississippi say highway construction could come to a halt until April 2001 if funding issues are not addressed during the special session scheduled for Monday

Tags: Highways

August 28, 2000 - Industry News

Future Isn't Bright for Atlanta Travel Plaza

Plans for a $25 million travel complex in Atlanta were thrown into turmoil last week when a county commission unanimously rejected rezoning requests for the planned building site because of anti-truck sentiment

August 28, 2000 - Industry News

Public Invited to NAFTA Meeting

Representatives of non-government entities have been invited to participate in the annual joint meeting of the North American Free Trade Agreement's Land Transportation Standards Subcommittee and the Transportation Consulting Group

August 27, 2000 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Opens New Exhaust System HQ, Tech Center

ArvinMeritor Inc. Friday officially opened a state-of-the-art, 60,000-square-foot Exhaust Systems Headquarters and Engineering Facility in its Columbus Technology Center in Columbus, Ind

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