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February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Opens Texas Truckload Facility

Overnite Transportation Co., Richmond, VA, has expanded its truckload Special Services Division with the opening of a new, dedicated fleet operation in McGregor, TX.

February 22, 2000 - Industry News

TruckersCo-op.Com Partners With Pilot, PTP

Celadon Group's business-to-business web-based subsidiary, TruckersCo-op.Com Inc. has signed partnership agreenments with Pilot Corp. and Professional Transportation Partners, LLC.

February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Name All But Disappears

Navistar International has changed the name of its operating company to International Truck and Engine Corp.

February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Demonstrate on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill echoed the blast of air horns today as hundreds of truckers convoyed into Washington, DC, to protest fuel prices that have more than doubled in the past three months. More than 200 trucks, travelling under

February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Trucks May Be Built Here

DaimlerChrysler is looking at building a plant in the U.S. that will produce some 100,000 Mercedes-Benz trucks a year, a company executive told German reporters. European capacity will not meet projected sales volume from 2003, he said.

February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Trucker Protests Could Spread

Canadian owner-operators defied a court order in Nova Scotia and slowed traffic in Quebec as they protested high fuel prices for a second day yesterday, and the protest could spread to Alberta

February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Miami Port Truckers Return To Work

Independent truckers at the Port of Miami are returning to work this week after a two-week wildcat strike that sometimes turned violent

February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Kentucky Bill Would Mean Split Speeds

A bill awaiting a hearing before the Kentucky House Transportation Committee would raise speed limits for motorists but not for truckers

February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Shortage: Our Kids Have Better Choices

Many articles I see on the driver shortage identify many of the problems being faced by drivers and companies, but I don't think the industry has identified a basic problem that is facing many industries with

February 22, 2000 - Industry News

Trucks Rolling Into Washington In Protest

Hundreds of trucks are expected to roll into Washington, DC, this morning as independent truckers protest against high diesel fuel prices

February 21, 2000 - Industry News

Truckstop Owner Turned Tycoon

If you're in trucking, chances are you've heard of the famed Little America truck stop in Wyoming. But you may not know much about Earl Holding, who turned the truckstop from a money-losing business into a

February 21, 2000 - Industry News

EMA Says California Air Study Needs Work

The Engine Manufacturers Association says major revisions are needed to improve the accuracy and usefulness of the Multiple Air Toxics Exposure Study before its final release by the South Coast Air Quality Management District

February 21, 2000 - Industry News

Hybrid Electric, CNG Compared To Diesel

Hybrid diesel-electric engines and compressed natural gas engines both offer significant benefits over current diesel engines in lower emissions and improved fuel economy, according to a year-long study of bus engines

February 21, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Protest Fuel Prices

Canadian independent truckers staged protests in two different areas Monday to protest high fuel prices and low rates

February 21, 2000 - Industry News

USF Holland Opens Service Center In Erie

USF Holland, Holland, MI, announced the opening of a new, full-service terminal in Erie, PA

February 21, 2000 - Industry News

ESCO Announces Drayage Consolidation Plan

ESCO Transportation, Houston, has announced a five-year plan to try to consolidate the highly fragmented intermodal drayage and short-haul truckload segments of the transportation industry

Tags: Intermodal

February 21, 2000 - Industry News

Keller Offers Training Videos On Driver Relationships

J.J. Keller & Associates is offering a new video-based driver training series to increase understanding between drivers and their dispatchers, safety directors and customers

February 21, 2000 - Industry News

Protesters To Convoy To DC Tomorrow

A group of owner-operators plans to convoy from New Jersey to Washington, DC, Tuesday to protest rising fuel prices and low rates. Truckers plan to meet at Joe's Truck Stop in Deepwater, NJ, at about 7 a.m. Tuesday. They will convoy to the National Mall in Washington, taking a major truck route and no doubt picking up truckers along the way

February 18, 2000 - Industry News

Port Truckers Carry Through On Promise Of Protests

The Teamsters Union along with port truckers carried through with their promise to rally at several of the nation's ports on Friday

February 18, 2000 - Industry News

Nevada Casino Plans First Truck Show

The Rancho Mesquite Casino and Hotel in Mesquite, NV, will have its first truck show April 7-9, with the proceeds going to Community Action Against Violence

Tags: Events

February 18, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Adds E-Commerce

Cummins customers can now buy merchandise and service manuals and renew service agreements through Cummins PowerStore, a new e-commerce site at

February 18, 2000 - Industry News

OOIDA, Teamsters Urge Relief For Owner-Operators

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. and the Teamsters Union are urging President Clinton to view the current fuel crisis as an emergency or disaster situation when it comes to owner-operators

February 18, 2000 - Industry News

Wheaton, Allied Battle For Global Van Lines

Two moving companies are in a bidding battle for bankrupt Global Van Lines of Orange, CA

February 18, 2000 - Industry News

Battle Over Oregon Weight-Distance Tax Heats Up

Supporters of a measure that would eliminate Oregon's weight-distance tax filed a lawsuit last week against the American Automobile Assn., accusing it of making false statements about the measure

February 18, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Accelerates Safety and Maintenance Certification

The American Trucking Assns.' North American Transportation Management Institute has revamped its professional certification process so transportation safety and maintenance professionals can meet all of the standards quicker and easier


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