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December 2, 1999 - Industry News

New Penn Upgrades Web Site

New Penn Motor Express, Lebanon, PA, has launched a new web site to provide up-to-the-minute shipment status and transit time information.

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December 2, 1999 - Industry News

AFL-CIO Boosts Teamsters In Overnite Battle

About 400 officials from the AFL-CIO joined about 200 Teamsters Wednesday in Indianapolis for a rally to put pressure on Overnite Transportation, which the Teamsters have been picketing since Oct. 24

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December 2, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Bill Targets High-Risk Truckers

Under the new federal safety regime, truckers can expect police and inspectors to do a better job of sidelining high-risk drivers and companies.

December 2, 1999 - Industry News

It's All Mine, Mine, Mine...

Today the Yellow Freight web site at www.yellowfreight.com has a new look. According to Yellow spokesman Roger Dick, Yellow has given a new name for what had been called Personalized Account Services. The functions remain pretty

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December 2, 1999 - Industry News

Pilot Opens Second Stop In Oklahoma

Pilot Corp. has opened a new travel center in Roland, OK. The Roland store is only the second Oklahoma travel center for the Knoxville, TN-based company, which also operates a center in Oklahoma City

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December 2, 1999 - Industry News

Dana Receives Michigan Quality Award

Dana Corp's Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake Div. has received the 1999 Navigator Recognition Award from the Michigan Quality Council

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December 2, 1999 - Industry News

Navistar Posts Near Record '99

Navistar International Corp.posted net income of $544 million for its fiscal 1999, its second highest in history

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December 2, 1999 - Industry News

IRP Nixes Third Party Basing

The Dispute Resolution Committee of the International Registration Plan has ruled against using a third-party licensing party provider's address as a carrier's base state.

December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Ryder Wins Suit Against Former Exec.

A federal judge in Miami has ordered Donald C. Kelley, a former Ryder Truck Rental vice president, and his new company, Kelley Fleet Services, to stop soliciting Ryder customers, recruiting Ryder's employees and utilizing Ryder's proprietary information.

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Wabash Buys Apex

Wabash National Corp. has finalized its purchase of the Apex Group including Apex Trailer Service Inc., Apex Trailer and Truck Equipment Sales and Apex Rentals.

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Lonestar Thanks Western Star

The country music band Lonestar presented Western Star Trucks with a commemorative copy of its platinum album at the American Royal Rodeo in Kansas City, MO. The award recognizes Western Star's support and sponsorship of the band over the past year

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Condemn Overnite Shooting

The Teamsters Union issued a statement yesterday condemning the early-morning shooting of an Overnite driver, but denying any blame for the incident

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Wins Design Award

Volvo Trucks North America was honored along with the likes of the Apple iMac and the new Volkswagen Beetle with a "Designs of the Decade" award

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Driving School Buys Simulator

Cossatot Technical College, DeQueen, AR, has bought a TranSim truck driving simulator from I-Sim Corp., Salt Lake City to use in truck driver training

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Yellow Freight Looking To Expand In Ohio

Yellow Freight System is hoping to expand its Richfield, OH, operations by opening a second freight terminal in the facility former operated by bankrupt Preston Trucking

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Tougher Enforcement Coming

Many of the changes in safety enforcement that truckers will see in the coming months are based on a report by DOT Inspector General Kenneth Mead that is extremely critical of the federal safety program

December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Driver Shot: Reward Offered

Overnite Transportation is calling on the Teamsters to end its unfair labor practices strike after a driver was seriously injured by a gunshot early this morning

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Training: A Personal Odyssey

After 23 years of photographing and writing about trucks, riding across country in them -- in awe of their drivers' ability to claw their way through snow and ice storms, navigate narrow dock access, confound squirrely

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

APRA Launches BuyReman.com

Folowing a three-month pilot, the Automotive Parts Rebuilders Assn. has launched BuyReman.com, an Internet site with information about remanufacturing plus industry news and information.

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Morgan Relocates Georgia Parts Facility

Morgan Corp. will move its Rydal, GA, parts and service facility to a new location in Atlanta set to open January 2000.

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Ryder Forms Captive Finance Unit

Ryder System has formed Ryder Capital Services, a capital finance subsidiary. The new unit will initially provide internal financing products and services but longer-term plans include financial products and services solutions for Ryder clients, suppliers and vendors

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Ryder Merges Transportation Units

Ryder System has merged Ryder Transportation Services with Ryder Integrated Logistics. "The realignment is a direct response to clients," said President and COO Gregory Swienton.

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

FedEx Invests in NTE

Federal Express parent FDX Corp. has become an investor in the National Transportation Exchange.

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Meritor Sells Seat Adjusting Business

Meritor Automotive has completed the sale of its Light Vehicle Systems seat adjusting systems business to Dura Automotive Systems Inc. for $130 million

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December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Heartland Announces Driver Awards

Heartland Express, Coralville, IA, has named Max Curry, Fremont, IA, its owner-operator of the month and Thomas Fox, Columbus, OH, its company driver of the month.

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