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Mudslide Causes Major Detour In Idaho

Oct. 23 – A mudslide that cut U.S. 95 in two near Bonners Ferry, ID, last week is causing a 112-mile detour for commercial traffic. Some people have been complaining that it’s taking too long to make

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House Transportation Chair Guaranteed Re-election

Oct. 22 – U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, a republican and chairman of the House Transportation Committee, is virtually guaranteed re-election Nov. 3 – he faces himself on the ballot. Shuster is on the ballot as both the

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U.S. Xpress Announces Record Quarterly Results

Oct. 22 – U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, TN, announced record revenue, income and earnings for the quarter that ended Sept. 30. The company reported operating revenue for the third quarter of $150.2 million, a 30.2% increase from

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Kentucky Lifts Overweight Fine Cap

Oct. 22 – A new Kentucky state law that took effect in July caught some truckers by surprise when they got overweight fines of $6,000 to $7,000. House Bill 495 gave county fiscal courts the leeway to

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Office Of Motor Carriers To Stay In FHWA

Oct. 21 – After intense lobbying by the trucking industry, the Office of Motor Carriers will stay where it is

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M.S. Carriers to Buy Wisconsin Company

Oct. 21 – M.S. Carriers, Memphis, TN, plans to purchase certain operating assets of Interstate Trucking Corporation of America, a dry van truckload carrier based in Merrill, WI

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New York To Test Truck Emissions

Oct. 20 – New York Gov. George Pataki signed legislation last week requiring trucks and buses to pass the same emission tests required for cars – the 15th state to do so, according to the Associated Press

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Cummins To Be Mack’s Exclusive Vendor Engine

Oct. 20 – Mack Trucks and Cummins Engine have announced a long-term agreement that will broaden Mack’s engine line-up and make Cummins its exclusive supplier of vendor engines

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Truck Beauty Show Rescheduled

Oct. 20 – After Hurricane George forced the cancellation of Lowboy’s Truck Show in Pensacola, FL, scheduled for Nov. 7-8, the National Assn. of Show Trucks rallied and scheduled a replacement show for the following weekend

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Teamsters Debate Canceled

Oct. 20 – After James P. Hoffa said he wouldn’t participate in a debate among candidates for the presidency of the Teamsters, a second candidate decided it wasn’t worth his time, and the event was canceled. Tom

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