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February 28, 2001 - Industry News

Dina Blames Cancelled Contract, Weak Markets for Losses

What started as a promising year turned out to be "extremely difficult" for Mexico’s Consorcio G. Grupo Dina

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February 28, 2001 - Industry News

Interpool Earnings, Profits Up

Interpool reported net income of $12.5 million on revenue of $90.7 million for fourth quarter 2000, compared to net income of $7.6 million on revenue of $60.2 million a year earlier

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February 28, 2001 - Industry News

E-Commerce Could Shave 5.5 Percent of Cost From Each New Truck

A European e-commerce consulting firm claims that if the North American truck industry adds an eBusiness program to its existing infrastructure, the industry could save up to $1.5 billion in five years

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February 27, 2001 - Industry News

Supreme Court Preserves Status Quo on Engine Emission Standards

The Supreme Court yesterday dashed trucking industry hopes of putting the brakes on the Environmental Protection Agency’s emissions rules

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February 27, 2001 - Industry News

Accuride Posts Fourth Quarter Losses

Accuride Corp.'s fourth quarter results were hit by the continued industry-wide downturn in truck production and some unplanned shutdowns by customers

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February 27, 2001 - Industry News

Gainsco Blames Trucking for Fourth Quarter Losses

Texas-based insurance company Gainsco Inc. is blaming "severe claims experience" in its trucking business for a $10.8 million fourth quarter loss

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February 27, 2001 - Industry News

Maine Turnpike to Crack Down on Toll Booth Speeders

Maine state police are cracking down on drivers who speed through toll plazas on the Maine Turnpike

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February 27, 2001 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Credit Launches Web Sites for Truckers, Dealers

Mercedes-Benz Credit Corp. announced the launch of its new web sites, one designed exclusively for truck drivers, the other for dealers

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February 27, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Show Planned in Michigan

Charlie's Second Annual Truck Show will be held May 4-6 in Grayling, Mich., at Charlie's Country Corner Travel Center

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February 27, 2001 - Industry News

Stevens Transport Opts for OptiYield From Logistics.com

Refrigerated truckload carrier Stevens Transport of Dallas, will implement OptiYield Fuel & Route, Logistics.com's fuel and routing optimization product

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February 27, 2001 - Industry News

Donaldson to be Exclusive TA Filter Supplier

Donaldson announced a distribution agreement with Freightliner that makes Donaldson the exclusive supplier of all heavy-duty truck replacement filtration products sold at TravelCenters of America truck service locations

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February 27, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Northwest Named Kenworth Dealer of Year

Kenworth Northwest in SeaTac, Wash., was named Kenworth Dealer of the Yea

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February 27, 2001 - Industry News

Florida's I-4 Re-Open Following Wildfire

Interstate 4 in central Florida is now open again after being closed for 10 days by a wildfire

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February 27, 2001 - Industry News

Transplace to Provide Logistics for Internet Food and Beverage Market

Internet logistics provider Transplace.com of Plano, Texas, has formed an alliance with Transora, a world-wide Internet marketplace for packaged consumer goods, including food and beverages

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February 27, 2001 - Industry News

High Court Rejects Arguments Against Clean Air Rules

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected industry arguments, including those from trucking, that the federal government must consider cost and not just health benefits in setting national air pollution standards

February 27, 2001 - Industry News

Prophesy Upgrades Dispatch Software

Software provider Prophesy Transportation Solutions, Bloomfield, Conn., has released version 3.4 of its Dispatch software

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February 26, 2001 - Industry News

State Bills Focus on Cell Phone Use

At least 30 states are considering legislation to regulate the use of mobile phones behind the wheel, most commonly calling for hands-free devices

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February 26, 2001 - Industry News

Maverick Announces Driver of Year, Referral Winners

Warren Scott is Maverick's 2000 Driver of the Year.

Maverick Transportation named Warren Scott of Knoxville, Tenn., 2000 Driver of the Year

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February 26, 2001 - Industry News

AOL Look-Alikes? Use Your Common Sense, Says AOL

Beware of America Online look-alike scammers. Truckinginfo.com was recently forwarded this e-mail warning: "I just got an e-mail today from what looked like AOL; it said something had happened with my recent monthly billin

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February 26, 2001 - Industry News

CARB Certifies Westport/Cummins Low-Emission Engine

Canadian-based Westport Innovations Inc. has obtained California low-emissions certification for a Cummins truck engine with a Westport natural gas fuel system

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February 26, 2001 - Industry News

FreightMatrix Expands Small Package Capabilities

FreightMatrix, of Memphis, Tenn., the web-based logistics market for logistics companies, announced that Loop One (formerly AnythingOvernight.com), of Austin, Texas, will provide small package management services to FreightMatrix clients

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February 26, 2001 - Industry News

Ohio Bills Would Eliminate Split Speed Limits

Ohio's Senate and House have both introduced bills to eliminate the split speed limit in the state

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February 26, 2001 - Industry News

TruckersB2B Announces Fuel and Document Imaging Deals

TruckersB2B, the web-based truckers’ buying cooperative, has announced partnerships with AMBEST and Pegasus TransTech

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February 26, 2001 - Industry News

Mobile Internet Must Mature For Serious Trucking Benefits

If your drivers work locally and play the stock market, they’ll love the emerging Internet products. Judging from the Internet World Wireless show at New York’s Javits Center last week, stock market watchers and traders are by far the biggest market for emerging mobile Internet services But what about fleet operators? Emerging Internet products offer potential benefits, but more for local fleets than for wide-ranging operations

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February 24, 2001 - Industry News

Mechanics Students to Benefit from Western Star Donation

Mechanics students at a college in British Columbia, Canada, will get hands-on experience on a truck donated by Western Star

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