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September 6, 2000 - Industry News

Saia Redesigns Web Site

Saia Motor Freight recently launched its redesigned web site, boasting a new look and enhanced features located at

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

Trailer Sales Down 6.6%

The anticipated slowdown in trailer demand is apparently under way. According to Economic Planning Associates' latest survey of trailer manufacturers, second quarter 2000 trailer shipments are 6.6% below second quarter 1999. This comes after a 7.2% gain in the first quarter

Tags: Economy

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

BorgWarner Will Sell Truck Parts Under Quik-Kool Name

BorgWarner Cooling Systems has announced that all its cooling components will now be sold as Quik-Kool products in the aftermarket

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

French Truckers Reject Government Deal

As French truckers continue their three-day fuel protest, France's largest trucking union today rejected a government proposal to reimburse truckers for fuel costs and threatened to step up its blockade of oil refineries and fuel depots

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

DOT, ATA Butt Heads Over Hours of Service

As the deadline for a deal on hours-of-service reform looms, there still is no agreement between the principal antagonists over a bill that would shut off funding for the reform process. Clyde Hart, acting deputy administrator of

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Opens New Wyoming Location

Pilot has opened its newest Wyoming location, along Interstate 80 at Exit 6 near Evanston

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Gives ATA $250,000 for HOS Campaign

The Truckload Carriers Assn. yesterday presented American Trucking Associations President and CEO Walter McCormick with a check for $250,000 to help with ATA's campaign against the proposed hours of service regulations

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

RODI Forms Fuel Injector Subsidiary

RODI Power Systems, Abbeville, La., recently announced the formation of Molectrol Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary to develop and market the company's advanced-technology fuel injectors

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

Second Stars & Stripes Qualifier Starts Tomorrow

The second qualifying event in the Stars & Stripes Show Truck Series will be held starting tomorrow and running through Saturday at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, in Walcott, Iowa

Tags: Events

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson Buys Out TCI

C.H. Robinson, Minneapolis, recently acquired TCI, a third party logistics company specializing in refrigerated LTL services based in Brooklyn Center, Minn

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

DOD to Test Commercial Freight Management

A single commercial firm may soon be managing a portion of the Defense Dept's commercial freight

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

PowerTrack Required for Military Freight

Effective Sept. 30, all trucking companies carrying freight for the Military Traffic Management Command must use USBank's PowerTrack Internet based electronic payment system

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

Pacer Acquires GTS Transportation

Freight and transportation logistics provider Pacer International, Walnut Creek, Calif., has recently acquired GTS Transportation Services, a non-asset-based logistics and truck-brokerage operation based in Livermore, Calif

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

Accuride, Gianetti Form Alliance

Accuride Corp. has formed a strategic alliance with European company Gianetti Route S.p.A. to provide worldwide sourcing of heavy wheels to the commercial trucking industry and to exchange wheel manufacturing technology

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

PennDOT Targets Heavy Truck Traffic Accident Corridors

Pennsylvania has targeted five “heavy-truck crash corridors” for extra enforcement, improvements and public education, according to the Allentown Morning Call

Tags: Highways

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

Bendix Recommends ABS Recall

A "confused" electronics control unit on some Bendix antilock brake units that can cause a 3- to 4-second loss of brakes has led Bendix to recommend the recall of 300,000 trucks and buses. The problem on Bendix

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

French Truckers Continue Protest

French truck drivers blocked oil refineries and fuel depots nationwide for a second day Tuesday to protest high fuel prices, causing fuel rationing and shortages in some areas

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

Port Truckers Rally in Savannah

Truckers who haul containers in and out of the Port of Savannah, Ga., were joined by local labor representatives as they staged a rally over the weekend to protest long wait times and low wages

September 1, 2000 - Industry News

Aussie Truckers Continue Fuel Protest

A convoy of about 50 trucks drove to the home of West Australian Premier Richard Court today in an exclusive Perth suburb as part of their continuing protest against high fuel prices and low rates

September 1, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo, Renault Cleared to Merge

The European Commission has approved Swedish truck maker Volvo AB's acquisition of Renault's RVI truck unit after the companies offered "significant" concessions to address competition concerns

September 1, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite, Teamsters Clash on Health Care, Other Issues

Last week's contract negotiations between the Teamsters and Overnite Transportation made little progress, as the two sides disagreed on Overnite's plan to change health care providers and Overnite wanted to declare an impasse on several contract items the union believes are still on the table

September 1, 2000 - Industry News

California Checkpoints Spot Unsafe Trucks

A rash of accidents in California has prompted a safety crackdown on commercial trucks in Anaheim Hills, where police have issued at least 30 citations

September 1, 2000 - Industry News

Hoffa Campaign Submits 400,000 Petition Signatures

The Jim Hoffa Unity Slate submitted more than 400,000 rank and file signatures last week for his re-election bid in the upcoming International Brotherhood of Teamsters officers’ election

September 1, 2000 - Industry News

Ontario and Quebec Agree on Weights/Dimensions

Ontario and Quebec transportation ministers signed an agreement last week to harmonize truck weights and dimensions for several vehicle configurations that commonly operate between the two jurisdictions

September 1, 2000 - Industry News

OOIDA Pushes Fuel Surcharge Legislation

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association is encouraging its members to push for a floor vote of the full House on the Motor Carrier Fuel Cost Equity Act of 2000


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