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July 12, 2000 - Industry News

Aussie Truckers Threaten Blockade

Major Australian highways could be in trouble this weekend with the Truck Owner-Drivers Association threatening a national blockade

July 12, 2000 - Industry News

High Road Extends Offer for KLLM

High Road Acquisition Corp., Jackson, Miss., announced yesterday that the subsequent offering period for its offer for KLLM Transport stock at $8.05 per share has been extended until 5 p.m., eastern time on Tuesday, July 18, at the same price

July 12, 2000 - Industry News

NPTC Downsizing to Cut Expenses

John McQuaid, president and CEO of the National Private Truck Council, has announced that his organization is making several major changes to reduce expenses since the organization is currently running about $300,000 in the red

July 12, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Election Cancelled in Syracuse

Overnite Transportation Company, Richmond, Va., announced yesterday that the Teamsters union withdrew from a representative election scheduled for today at the company’s Syracuse, N.Y., Service Center

July 12, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Cracks Down On Violations

For more than two weeks in June, New Jersey authorities pressed enforcement of a ban on big, out-of-state trucks on local highways. But some unhappy New Jersey truckers have been snared in the enforcement net. The Associated

Tags: Highways

July 12, 2000 - Industry News

DAT Moves to Kiosks and Internet

DAT Services of Portland, Ore., is poised for a major business move onto the Internet. DAT, the oldest and largest load-matching service in North America, is working with DRIVERNet of Kansas City, Mo., to make the extensive DAT load-matching database widely available online. The DAT-DRIVERNet partnership kicked off June 30 when DAT loads became available for interactive search at DRIVERNet kiosks at more than 400 truckstops

July 12, 2000 - Industry News

I-44 Weigh Stations Shut Down in Missouri

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is shutting down commercial vehicle weigh stations on Interstate 44

July 12, 2000 - Industry News

Florida Trucking School Loses Out Again

A Florida truck driver training school involved in a bribery scandal has lost a bid to continue operating under new management

July 12, 2000 - Industry News Partners With Two Major B2B Startups, the specialized Internet marketplace for flatbed truck transportation, has announced partnerships with two B2B Internet markets set to begin operations soon

July 11, 2000 - Industry News

Carrier, Owner-Operators Battle Over Lease Agreements

Millsap & Son Trucking, Emory, Texas, and former owner-operators leased to the company may end up in court over allegations of lease violations and non-payment of funds owed. The furor started in May, when Glenn Bullock of Lone Star, Texas, reportedly sued Millsap & Son, claiming the company committed a breach of contract by voiding five lease agreements with Bullock in February

July 11, 2000 - Industry News

Atlanta: A Trucking Powerhouse

Anyone who's experienced traffic in Atlanta won't be surprised to learn that the city is a trucking powerhouse. A recent article in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution focused on trucking and how cargo is moved throughout the

July 11, 2000 - Industry News

PTDI Transition Committee Gets to Work

The Professional Truck Driver Institute's Transition Committee held its first meeting recently in Dallas. The committee's job is to look into changing PTDI from an organization managed by the Truckload Carriers Assn. to one that is totally independent

July 11, 2000 - Industry News

Averitt Express Guarantees Delivery of Time-Sensitive Freight

Transportation and logistics provider Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tenn., has announced the introduction of a new Standard Definite transportation service for shippers of time-sensitive LTL freight

July 11, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Announces Executive Appointments

Con-Way Transportation Services has announced two executive appointments for company locations in California and Michigan

July 11, 2000 - Industry News

CF Continues Terminal Expansion into Mexico

LTL carrier Consolidated Freightways has opened a terminal in Puebla, Mexico, to answer growing demand provided by its subsidiary, CF/Mexico

July 11, 2000 - Industry News

GoLogistics Brokers LTL Online with Paccar Backing, the e-commerce arm of Paccar Inc., makers of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, has announced an equity investment in GoLogistics, Inc., of Plymouth, Mass. GoLogistics is currently running live tests of an Internet-based market for LTL shipments

July 11, 2000 - Industry News

Fleet Utilization Still at Record Levels

Class 6-8 vehicle utilization remained at record levels in second quarter 2000, according to the latest survey by MacKay & Co

Tags: Economy

July 10, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Training Program Featured on TNN

Peterbilt's Specialized Training Service Program was highlighted last month on The Nashville Network during a segment on the network's half-hour television show "Trucks!

July 10, 2000 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Merger Completed

The merger of Arvin Industries and Meritor Automotive has been completed and has resulted in ArvinMeritor, a $7.5 billion global automotive and truck supplier scheduled to begin operations this week

July 10, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider Spin-off Goes Public

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wisc., has announced plans to spin off its logistics business as a separate company and to seek outside capital for Schneider Logistics

July 10, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Central Express Opens New Kentucky Facility

Con-Way Central Express, a LTL carrier based in Ann Arbor, Mich., has announced that a new high-volume freight assembly center in Louisville, Ky., will begin full operations this week

July 10, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Expands Expedited Coast-to-Coast Service

Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, recently increased its expedited two to three day coast-to-coast service into the Southeast states of Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and parts of Alabama and North Carolina

July 10, 2000 - Industry News

Still Too Many Loopholes in CDL System, DOT Says

Unsafe truck drivers are getting away with breaking the rules because states are not cracking down, says the Department of Transportation

July 10, 2000 - Industry News

Hino Diesel Trucks Growing Its North American Presence

Hino Diesel Trucks (U.S.A.)'s new senior vice president has begun some enterprising plans to build the company's brand and image awareness, grow truck and parts sales, secure national accounts and expand the dealer network

July 9, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Wraps Up Public Hearings on Hours Reform

The struggle over hours of service reform entered a new phase with the end last week of public hearings by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration


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