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Freightliner Of Chattanooga Holds Grand Opening

Dec. 7 – Freightliner of Chattanooga hosted an impressive grand opening celebration last Thursday at its massive new dealership in north Georgia, just south of Chattanooga, TN. Father-and-son team Buddie and Pat Carroll, who have operated

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Teamsters Vote Results Near

Dec. 7 – The results of the Teamsters presidential election could be announced as early as today, according to published reports

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Michigan Bridge Owners Plan Second Span To Canada

Dec. 4 – Owners of the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, say they plan to add a second span to the busy international border crossing in anticipation of North American Free Trade Agreement traffic

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Freightliner Sells Army Glider Kits

Dec. 2 – Freightliner has landed a $122.8 million contract with the U.S. Army Reserves for glider kids to rebuild as many as 2,000 of its aging truck tractors through 2003, reports The Business Journal of Portland

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Philly Stages Second Truck Crackdown

Dec. 2 – Philadelphia staged its second truck crackdown in two weeks Monday morning.

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National Survey Launches Driver Wage Index

Dec. 1 – The National Survey of Driver Wages, published by Wisconsin-based SignPost Inc., has developed the Major Carriers Wage Index

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Volvo Announces Layoffs

Dec. 1 – Despite a good year Volvo plans to cut 5,300 jobs worldwide, including 1,000 in North America and 1,000 in its truck division

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Trucker Awarded $2.2 Million In Wal-Mart Suit

Nov. 30 – A former truck driver from Charlotte, NC, has been awarded $2.2 million for injuries he received when 1,000 pounds of Sam’s Club merchandise fell on him nearly eight years ago, reports the Charlotte Observer

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Meritor To Acquire Brake Business

Nov. 27 – Meritor Automotive plans to acquire Lucas-Varity Heavy Vehicle Braking Systems

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Ford Credit Acquires AMI Leasing

Nov. 27 – Ford Credit Wednesday announced its planned acquisition of the AMI Leasing Group. AMI, a full-service commercial leasing company for cars, trucks and equipment, will become a part of Ford Credit’s lending operations

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