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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ontario Cracks Down On Faulty Trucks

In an attempt to make its roads safer, Ontario, Canada, has introduced a policy to impound any truck found to have a serious critical defect such as faulty brakes or suspension problems. Each defective vehicle will

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Paccar Partner Wows Crowd

Paccar's European division DAF wowed the crowd at a recent German truck show with a new truck engineered under the direction of former Kenworth senior engineer Paul Middlehoven, who was responsible in large part for the T2000

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Looks at Fuel Surcharge Bill

The Truckload Carriers Association has assigned a committee to look at the issue of a mandatory fuel surcharge, such as the one in House Bill 4441 supported by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Rush Named Peterbilt Dealer of the Year

Rush Enterprises, San Antonio, recently announced that its Fontana, Calif., dealership has received Peterbilt's highest and most prestigious award, "North American Dealer of the Year.

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Bush to Open Border to Mexican Trucks

The White House announced today that President Bush will open America's highways to Mexican trucks that meet U.S. safety standards, in response to a ruling by the North American Free Trade Agreement arbitration panel

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Enhanced Photo Wins TCA Contest

The judges of the Truckload Carriers Association's fourth annual photo contest for the first time chose a digitally enhanced photograph as the grand prize winner

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

International Fuel Protests: Some Conclude, Others Press On

Traffic at Spain's borders crossings with France is finally back to normal today after approximately 2,000 Spanish truck drivers ended a three-day strike to protest high fuel prices. But protests in other countries are still going strong

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

TMW Chief Calls for Load-Matching Standards

Tom Weisz, president and CEO of TMW Systems, Beachwood, Ohio, has proposed creation of an industry-wide standard for load information on the Internet

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Outlines Strategy at German Show

Newly merged Arvin Industries and Meritor Automotive intend to aggressively integrate their systems and products to expand the reach of both partners in the heavy-duty market

October 4, 2000 - Industry News

Transportal Network Closing Doors

Transportation internet startup Transportal Network Inc. of Atlanta will close its doors, reportedly due to lack of financial backing. Ed Trout, president of Cornhusker Motor Lines, Omaha, Neb., and a charter member of Transportal Network, confirmed that the company will "close their doors Friday." He said Transportal executives told him the company was unsuccessful in its attempts to secure a second round of funding

October 4, 2000 - Industry News

Port Trucker Rallies Mixed Success

Predictions of raucous protests by truckers at the nation's ports appear to have been less than initially predicted.

October 4, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Cuts Production

Peterbilt will cut production at its Denton, Texas, plant from 68 trucks to 48 trucks a day starting Oct. 9

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Port Truckers Rallying in 16 Cities Today

Owner-operators hauling containers at 16 ports in the United States and Canada are staging rallies today to protest high diesel prices, low wages and lengthy unpaid delays

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

New Driver Training System Wows Fleets

Fleets and schools involved in testing a unique new driver training system say it promises to provide more effective, quantifiable driver training and has enormous potential for the industry. TREAD-1, a computer-based system developed by Instructional

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Tower Automotive Announces Layoff

Tower Automotive is phasing out its heavy truck rail manufacturing in Milwaukee by March as it focuses on its light vehicle and modules business

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Compromise Reached in Washington on Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel

Warring factions have reportedly reached a compromise over how fast to phase in the ultra low sulfur diesel fuel requirement of the forthcoming diesel emissions regulations

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Threaten More Fuel Protests

Independent truckers across Ontario, frustrated over high fuel prices, have renewed their threats to block major city roadways

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

PC*Miler Opens Shop on the Web

ALK Associates, Princeton, N.J., has launched eMILER.com, an Internet site providing online routing, mileage, and mapping for smaller companies

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Ryan Accused of Knowing About CDL Scam

Illinois Gov. George Ryan says he won't resign or apologize to a family that lost six children in a wreck that helped prompt an investigation into instances of commercial drivers' licenses being exchanged for bribes

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

South Dakota Kills Bill on Overweight Trucks

The South Dakota legislature has killed a bill that would have made it easier for some truckers to avoid overweight tickets

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Picketers Beef Up Protests At Northern California Safeway Stores

A Safeway store in Tracy, Calif., was targeted by striking Teamsters last week, who upgraded their protest from handing out informational leaflets to actually walking picket lines in front of Safeway stores

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

DRIVERNet Aims for Wireless Internet

DriverNet, Kansas City, Mo., has announced an agreement with PhoneOnline.com, Knoxville, Tenn., to bring financial and technology-based services to fleets and drivers using the Internet accessed over wireless systems

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

International Unrest Over Fuel Prices Continues

Truckers in Spain, Sicily and Argentina are continuing the fight against out-of-hand fuel prices, while protestors in Greece have called it quits

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

NTEA Launches Training Web Site

In an attempt to offer training to its members on a more timely basis, the National Truck Equipment Association has contracted with a web-based training system company to launch an Internet training site

October 2, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Dispute Overnite's Story of Appeal Victory

The Teamsters union issued a statement disputing Overnite Transportation's claim of victory in overturning a National Labor Relations Board decision

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