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New Georgia Governor Proposes Atlanta Traffic Solutions

Jan. 7 – Georgia’s new governor, Roy Barnes, has been meeting with state House and Senate budget writers about midyear budget changes to help tackle Atlanta’s traffic and pollution problems

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New Web Site Offers Bulk Load Postings

Jan. 7 – If you haul bulk freight, there’s a new Internet-based load-finding service designed especially for you

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Truck Inspections Lax At Mexican Border

Jan. 6 – Unsafe Mexican trucks are likely coming across the border without being inspected, according to a new audit by the U.S. Department of Transportation, reports the Associated Press

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Ford Head Nixes Volvo Truck Merger Rumors

Jan. 6 – Although Ford has an open mind about acquisitions, the company is not talking to Volvo about getting back into the heavy-duty truck business, Ford CEO Jacques Nasser said Monday at the North American International Auto Show

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United States, Canada Agree On Driver Medical Qualifications

Jan. 5 – The United States and Canada have agreed to recognize each other’s regulations on medical qualifications for truck drivers, reports News First, the web site from the Canadian Today’s Trucking magazine

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First Bering Trucks Shipped

Dec. 31 – Monday, Korea’s Hyundai began exporting trucks to North America under the Bering name, according to published reports

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Pennsylvania Orders CDL Retests

Dec. 30 – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Monday announced plans to retest some commercial drivers who took their road skills test at PennDOT’s Schuylkill Haven Driver License Center between July 1993 and December 10, 1998

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Utah Wants To Privatize Rest Stops

Dec. 29 – Utah is experimenting with using private businesses to build and maintain its rest stops

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Truckstop Chaplain Prompts Carjacker To Turn Himself In

Dec. 28 – A Kentucky man turned himself in to a truckstop chaplain last Tuesday, confessing to a carjacking. The Akron Beacon Journal reported that Mark Ladelphia told officers he stole the car in Louisville earlier this

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Oshkosh Wins Record Contract

Dec. 22 – Oshkosh Truck Corp. has landed the biggest contract in its history, according to published reports

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