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March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Freight Volume Should Grow 5.5% This Year

According to our data, freight volume should expand 5.5% this year. Because last year's big 7% gain came at the end of the year, the 5.5% annual forecast will be hit if the four quarters this

Tags: Economy

March 13, 2000 - Industry News

I-25 to be Improved in Colorado

An 18-month project is underway to improve the northbound lanes of Interstate 25 between Bijou and Fillmore Streets in Colorado Springs. Northbound traffic will be rerouted to a temporary road alongside the southbound lanes of

Tags: Highways

March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Nebraska Seeking Comments on Oversize Loads

The Nebraska Department of Roads is asking for public comments regarding the rules for moving large loads, including mobile homes and construction equipment.

March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Slowing Truck Market Won't Hurt Cat's Growth Plans

Slowing heavy truck sales won't stifle Caterpillar's plans to double its engine sales to $13.6 billion in the next ten years and grab Cummins Engine's number one market share, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal.

March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Ignites: Lightning Suspected

Lightning may have sparked a fire that consumed the cab of a Horseless Carriage tractor-trailer along Interstate 20 near Arlington, TX on Friday.

March 13, 2000 - Industry News

OOIDA Urges Members to Participate in March 16 Rally

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. is encouraging its members to participate in a convoy of owner-operators amassing in Washington, DC, March 16 to protest recent fuel increases and the lack of government action.

March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Intermodal Facilities Delayed in Virginia

The opening of a new $100 million berth at Norfolk International Terminals will be delayed at least four months due to community opposition.

Tags: Intermodal

March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Virginia Survey Supports Retreads

A recent study by the Virginia Department of Transportation concluded that retreads were not the main cause of roadside tire debris.

March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois DOT Working on Chicago Bottleneck

The Illinois Department of Transportation will soon begin the two-year task of unsnarling the Hillside Bottleneck in the Chicago area

Tags: Highways

March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Better Use of Spectrum Could Help Trucking

Should trucking care about the Federal Communications Commission's new big plan? The FCC wants to allow holders of radio spectrum to resell their access to others in an open marketplace. The commission reasons that will allow more

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB To Hold Symposium On Safety Data Privacy

The National Transportation Safety Board will host a symposium next month designed to air the conflicts between the growing need for data to improve transportation safety and the industry's concern about the use of that data in regulatory actions, lawsuits and criminal prosecutions

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

FDA Issues Warning on Herbal "Speed" Pill

The FDA has issued new warning about the herbal 'speed' pill, ephedra. Sold over-the-counter, often in truckstops, as an energy pill, diet aid, and even as an herbal alternative to the street drug, Ecstasy, ephedra is "as easy to buy as aspirin, and looks safer, because no warning labels are required."

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

ITTM Holds Fleet Training Seminars

The Institute for Truck Transportation Management will be hosting three seminars with the theme, "Strategies to Improve the Private Fleet's Position."

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Toyota Takes Control of Hino

Toyota Motor Corp said Friday it will pay 25 billion yen ($234.7 million) to take control of Hino Motors Ltd , Japan's largest truckmaker

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth to Cut Production at Renton Plant

Kenworth has announced that it will reduce build rate at its Renton, WA, truck plant from 50 to 36 trucks a day starting April 3.

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Where is Trucking on Their Agendas?

Okay, now that John McCain is out of the race, do either of the remaining candidates know a truck from a trowel or transportation from transgression? Sen. McCain (R-AZ) is Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee and

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Port Truckers Plan March 22 Rally in D.C.

Port truckers and the Teamsters union are planning a rally in Washington, D.C. to protest fuel prices and other problems.

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. House Passes Meal Tax Deduction Increase

As part of a bill to increase the minimum wage to $6.15 by the year 2002, the U.S. House of Representatives has also passed a measure to restore to 80% the tax deduction that trucker drivers can take for food and beverages while they're on the road. But the vote late Thursday evening by a 246-179 margin has already drawn a promised veto from President Clinton, who says the legislation is loaded with $122 billion in special business tax cuts

March 10, 2000 - Industry News to Provide Online Banking for Truckers

PNV Inc. and National InterBank have formed a partnership to provide online banking services to truck drivers

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Celadon To Take TruckersCo-op Public

Celadon Group, Inc. plans to take its subsidiary public and change the name to, Inc

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Banking on Dealers to Expand

Last year was "the greatest year Peterbilt ever had, and this year will be our toughest challenge since 1991," Dave Rutman, general sales manager told the company's dealers recently. "We're in an all out war."

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor Opens Mexico Plant

Meritor Automotive inaugurated its first wholly-owned Mexican Heavy Vehicle Systems assembly plant, which will supply Mexico-based commercial truck OEMs with heavy-duty components and systems, initially drive axles and drivelines.

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Donaldson Receives Tech Achievement Award

The Silent Partner muffler made by Donaldson Co. has won the 10th annual Truck Writers of North America (TWNA) Technical Achievement Award for calendar-year 1999.

March 10, 2000 - Industry News

Dealers Have Bright Future, Says Grask

There's a bright future for the independent truck dealer, according to George Grask, 1999 Truck Dealer of the Year. Speaking at the The Maintenance Council's Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN this week, Grask also shared his concern over the dire need to recruit technicians in to the trucking industry.

March 8, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite, Teamsters Resume Contract Talks

Overnite and the Teamsters are talking again. Following negotiations March 7 and 8, a Teamsters negotiating team will review the carrier's Health, Welfare and Pension proposals then go back to the bargaining table March 23 and 24 and April 4-6


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