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December 14, 1999 - Industry News

Vail Grapples With Truck Issue

Logging trucks could be rerouted through Vail, CO, after a timber-hauling road was closed because of a wetlands violation

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December 14, 1999 - Industry News

Day Six: Testing Setback

After studying diligently over the weekend, I walked into class primed to be tested, only to hear that the Pennsylvania testing office is closed on Mondays. I also learned my license could not be enhanced at that

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December 14, 1999 - Industry News

Haldex Gets Big Government Contract

Haldex Brake Systems has been selected to supply critical brake systems components for model M939 trucks operated by the U.S. government

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December 14, 1999 - Industry News

U.S. Fleet Leasing Changes Name

Associates First Capital Corp. has changed the name of its U.S.-based fleet management business to Associates Fleet Services, a unit of Associates Leasing Inc. The business had been operating as U.S. Fleet Leasing

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December 14, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Holding Hearings On Proposed Toll Hike

Public hearings are being held today and tomorrow on the proposed toll hike on the New Jersey Turnpike

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December 13, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo And Mitsubishi Sign Agreement

Volvo and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. have signed a final agreement covering a strategic alliance between the two companies.

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December 13, 1999 - Industry News

Trucks Back On Kentucky's I-75

After more than two years, trucks are again allowed on I-75 through Covington, KY, into Cincinnati

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December 13, 1999 - Industry News

Fatal Rockslide Speeds I-70 Improvement Plans

A fatal rockslide last week has prompted Colorado officials to speed up plans to make improvements to I-70 to prevent more slides

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December 13, 1999 - Industry News

Suttles Merges With Dana Transport

Suttles Truck Leasing, Demopolis, AL, has been merged with Dana Transport of Avenel, NJ.

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December 13, 1999 - Industry News

Qualcomm Sells OmniTRACS In China

Qualcomm and Chinese service provider, Guangdong South Satellite Telecommunications Service Co., Ltd. (SST) have sold the first OmniTRACS satellite-based tracking systems to Chinese fleets.

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December 13, 1999 - Industry News

New Morgan Service Center Speeds Parts Delivery

Morgan Corp. has opened a new Parts and Service Div. Technical Service and Information Center in Morgantown, PA

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December 13, 1999 - Industry News

Navistar Plants Get ISO Environmental Certification

Navistar's Melrose Park (IL) engine plant and two engine and foundry operations in Indianapolis have received ISO 14001 certification.

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December 13, 1999 - Industry News

Hertz Backs Out Of AMI Leasing Deal

Car rental giant Hertz has ended talks to acquire AMI Leasing, a Worcester, MA, truck leasing business owned by Ford

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December 13, 1999 - Industry News

Day Five: Shifting Exercises

One week into truck driver training: My head is chock full of new information, I have experienced tentative driving time behind the wheel of the Bordentown Driver Training School's conventional Peterbilt, discovered my backing skills aren't

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December 10, 1999 - Industry News

No Permanent Solution Yet For EL Coolant Issue

There is no permanent solution yet for a problem with seal leakage on Cummins N14 engines using extended life coolants.

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December 10, 1999 - Industry News

Clinton Signs New Motor Carrier Act

President Clinton signed the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 last week, setting up a separate Motor Carrier Safety Administration and implementing a number of other measures aimed at improving truck safety

December 10, 1999 - Industry News

Hepatitis A Scare At North Carolina Truckstop

Officials in Graham, NC, warn that people who ate at an Alamance County truckstop may be at risk of contracting hepatitis A

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December 10, 1999 - Industry News

Day Four: First Written Test

I scored 88 out of 100 in my first test of material which will be part of the official CDL written exam. After giving me the happy news, my instructor jolted me with another bit of

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December 10, 1999 - Industry News

San Antonio Looks At Hazmat Routes Following Spill

A tractor-trailer wreck and acid spill in downtown San Antonio last week has prompted city officials to take a close look at a hazmat routing plan that has been in the works for 20 years

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December 10, 1999 - Industry News

Northern Perimeter Road Proposed For Atlanta

Georgia's Department of Transportation is expected to start reviewing a report this month on building a new "Northern Arc" highway near Atlanta to deal with the city's growing traffic congestion

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December 10, 1999 - Industry News

Delphi To Provide Wiring Harnesses To Volvo

Delphi Automotive Systems has been awarded a contract to supply wiring harnesses for Volvo Trucks.

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December 10, 1999 - Industry News

Restructuring To Cost Ryder Over $40 Million

Ryder System will take a 4th quarter pretax restructuring charge of $42 to $47 million for costs associated with its recently announced reorganization

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December 9, 1999 - Industry News

TRISM Reorganization Plan Approved

TRISM, Inc. has had its Chapter 11 reorganization plan approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

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December 9, 1999 - Industry News

OMCS Adds Information and Analysis to Web Site

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety's web site has a new section which provides detailed information on accidents and safety issues.

December 9, 1999 - Industry News

Air Brake Training Courses Offered

Truck Brake Systems Co. has released the first half of the year 2000 schedule for its Bendix Air Brake Training School

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