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Michigan Trains Under Attack In State Legislature

Sept. 24 – “Michigan trains,” the many-axled rigs weighing up to 82 tons and unique to the state, would be a thing of the past if a bill introduced in the state Senate last week passes.

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Farmers, Ranchers Block Trucks At Canadian Border

Sept. 23 – South Dakota’s tactic of stopping Canadian trucks to protest what it sees as unfair trade practices with Canada is spreading to other states. A week ago, South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow ordered state troopers

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European Trucker Talks Break Down

Sept. 22 — Talks between European trucker unions and management broke down Friday, reports the Associated Press. The 15-nation European Union hoped both sides would come to an agreement limiting average working hours for truck drivers

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Meritor, Freightliner Expand Alliance

Sept. 22 — Meritor Automotive components, already standard on Freightliner’s Century Class line, will become standard on additional Freightliner models, including the FL106 and FL112 tractors, Argosy cabover, Business Class medium duty trucks and the new

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Navistar, Siemens To Form Joint Venture

Sept. 22 — Navistar International Corp. and Siemens Automotive Systems Group have announced their intent to form a joint venture to develop proprietary “next generation” diesel fuel injectors using digital valve technology. Under the joint venture, Siemens

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Canadian Truckers Stopped In South Dakota

Sept. 21 — Starting at noon last Wednesday, South Dakota started stopping all trucks coming into the state to see if they carried Canadian agricultural products. Gov. Bill Janklow ordered the inspections to send a message

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Ambest Locations Now Service Delco Components

Sept. 22 — Ambest Inc. has entered into an agreement with Delco Remy International that allows participating Ambest truckstops to service any make and model truck requiring warranty replacement of Delco alternators and starters, including original

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Peterbilt Workers Still On Strike

Sept. 21 — Paccar rejected an offer by union workers at the Madison, TN, Peterbilt plant to return to work without a signed contract. About 1,200 hourly, unionized workers walked off the job May 3 after rejecting

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Trucking Gets Rid of the Fat

Sept. 18 — Owner-operator pay “has significantly not kept pace with inflation,” AmeriTruck CEO Mike Lawrence told attendees of a fleet fueling expo hosted by Oil Price Information Service earlier this week in Nashville, TN. As the

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RODI Announces Engine Testing and Production Schedule

RODI Power Systems, which has been developing a new lightweight, 45-hp two-stroke diesel engine since 1994, recently started parts fabrication and set a tentative schedule for pilot production assembly. The company has completed design work and is

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