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December 6, 2000 - Industry News

Dorsey Trailers Files for Bankruptcy

A sluggish demand for trailers has led Atlanta-based Dorsey Trailers to file for bankruptcy

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December 5, 2000 - Industry News

Bering Dealers Rank Third In Sales Per Dealer

Bering Truck’s dealer network has jumped to third place nationally in sales per dealer for Class 4 and Class 6 trucks.

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December 5, 2000 - Industry News

Voters Support Clean Trucks, Says American Lung Association

According to a national survey conducted for the American Lung Association, voters overwhelmingly support clean diesel trucks and clean diesel fuel

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December 5, 2000 - Industry News

Moving Industry Says HOS Proposal Would Hit Hard

A report commissioned by the American Moving and Storage Assn. found that the federal government's proposed hours of service regulations would cost the moving and storage industry an estimated $114 million a year

December 5, 2000 - Industry News

Idling Ban in St. Louis Targets Truckers

Truckers who let their engines idle for more than 10 minutes will face a $500 fine or jail time under an anti-pollution measure passed last week by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen

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December 5, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Profits Drop 36 Percent

Navistar International's fourth-quarter profits fell 36 percent, a report that caused its stock to tumble by nearly a third. The truck and diesel engine manufacturer reported earnings of $85 million, or $1.41 per diluted share, compared to $132 million, or $2.04 per share, a year earlier

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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth, International Host Construction Events

Caterpillar's 6,000-acre Tinaja Hills proving grounds facility near Tucson, Ariz., was recently the site of special events hosted by Kenworth and International specifically for construction companies and other vocational truck users

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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Marten to Offer Shipment Tracking

Marten Transport will soon offer "real-time" shipment tracking over the Internet, plus a new way for its drivers to get road information

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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

CompuBank, pFreight Offer Drivers Online Banking

Customers of pFreight, a new Internet transportation marketplace, will be able to get banking services online thanks to a new agreement between pFreight and CompuBank

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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

OOIDA Opposes NAFTA Panel Ruling

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association voiced opposition this week to a recent development in the border conflict between the U.S. and Mexico

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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Bilingual CDL Exams Not Available in New Mexico

New Mexico does not offer its commercial driver's license test in Spanish, and some truckers and elected officials are not too pleased

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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Tougher Drunk Driving Laws for Truckers Suggested in Arkansas

The director of the Arkansas State Police says he plans to ask the state Legislature to set stricter drunk driving standards for truckers when it meets next month

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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Freight Expands Standard Ground Service

Yellow Freight System, an LTL carrier based in Overland Park, Kan., is expediting its Standard Ground service throughout the Northeastern U.S. and Canada

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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Williams TravelCenters Offer Fuel Incentives

Tulsa, Okla.-based Williams TravelCenters will offer a frequent fueler awards program to professional drivers beginning Jan. 15

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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon OSHA Looking at Tarping Falls

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration is asking carriers if tarping loads poses a safety hazard for drivers

December 4, 2000 - Industry News

E-ZPass Causes Problems on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Highway officials say a newly implemented E-ZPass system on the Pennsylvania Turnpike has been causing some problems, thanks to motorists not following directions

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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Decide if Unloading is "Operating" A Trailer

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will consider whether or not loading and unloading a trailer is "operating or maintaining" a motor vehicle under the state’s workers’ compensation law

December 4, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues New Haz-Mat Routing Guide

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published a new listing of restricted, designated, and preferred road and highway routes for transporting radioactive and non-radioactive hazardous materials

December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Striking Safeway Workers Cut A Deal, Return to Work

Hundreds of union truckers and warehouse workers voted Friday to end a six-week Teamsters strike against a major warehouse contractor that disrupted supplies to Safeway supermarkets in California, Nevada and Hawaii

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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

New Brunswick Teamsters Want "Dependent Contractor" Status for Owner-Operators

The Teamsters union wants the Canadian province of New Brunswick to recognize owner-operators as dependent contractors, which would allow them to join trade unions

December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Pay Hikes Slow in Third Quarter

Profit pressures from high fuel costs plus a softening of freight activity has caused truckload carriers to put the brakes on driver wage increases, says SignPost Inc. According to the company’s latest National Survey of Driver Wages, fewer than 15% of carriers made wage changes in the third quarter of 2000. By comparison, more than 20% made changes in third quarter 1999, 23% in 1998, and almost 25% in 1997

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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Predicted to Deliver Record Holiday Season

The American Trucking Associations predicts that the U.S. trucking industry will haul another record amount of gifts and food this holiday season

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December 1, 2000 - Industry News

Worst Of Economic Downturn Is Here

Recent economic reports confirm that the U.S. economy is now near the bottom of this business cycle.

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December 1, 2000 - Industry News

NationaLease Announces Exceptional Service Award Winners

National Truck Leasing System recently announced the recipients of its 2000 Exceptional Service Awards

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December 1, 2000 - Industry News

Citigroup Acquires Associates, FDIC Gives Go-Ahead

Financial services giant Citigroup announced the completed acquisition of Associates First Capital Corp., an Irving, Texas-based consumer finance company that's a major financer to the trucking industry

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