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January 26, 2001 - Industry News

N.Y./N.J. Port Authority Raises Tolls to New Jersey

Tolls at bridges and tunnels between New York and New Jersey will be 50 percent higher starting March 25

Tags: Highways

January 26, 2001 - Industry News

Capitol Crash Prompts California Legislation

Truck driver medical certification and background checks are getting scrutiny in the California legislatur

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January 26, 2001 - Industry News

Tests Positive on Westport Natural Gas Engine

Independent tests show that Canadian-based Westport Innovations' natural gas fuel system can meet 2002 emissions standards while maintaining the full torque of the same engine running on diesel

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January 26, 2001 - Industry News

Small Operator Equity The Key To Recovery

Freightliner president Jim Hebe (pictured) believes a lot of the industry's current woes can be traced back to circumstances that prevented smaller operators from building equity

Tags: Economy

January 26, 2001 - Industry News

EPA Program Cleans Up 13,500 Older Trucks and Buses

The U.S. Environmental Agency says it has received commitments to clean up 13,500 diesel trucks and buses by next January as part of its Voluntary Diesel Retrofit Program

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January 26, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Plans to Expand Lineup

Freightliner's future plans call for the company to be a full-line Class 2 through Class 8 supplier, said Freightliner President Jim Hebe at his State of the Industry briefing yesterday at Freightliner LLC headquarters in Portland, Ore

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January 26, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Sales Projections Dismal but Uncertain

The economy and the topic of used truck values was a recurring theme throughout Freightliner President Jim Hebe's State of the Industry briefing Thursday at Freightliner headquarters in Portland, Ore. But the market projections made everyone sit up

Tags: Economy

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Cirillo Confirmed as FMCSA Chief Safety Officer

Julie Anna Cirillo has been confirmed as Assistant Administrator and Chief Safety Officer of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The appointment officially makes Cirillo the top career official in the agency

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Arkansas Best on Forbes List

Arkansas Best Corp., Fort Smith, Ark., was recently named by Forbes magazine as a member of its Platinum 400 list of the best big companies in America

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January 25, 2001 - Industry News

S.C. Bill Would Raise Trucker Fines

A bill in the South Carolina legislature would raise some speeding fines for truckers

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January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Former Teamsters Boss Indicted

Former Teamsters President Ron Carey was indicted Thursday on charges of perjury and making false statement

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January 25, 2001 - Industry News

MTMC Symposium Set for April

The Military Traffic Management Command will hold its annual training symposium April 9-12 at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel in Dallas

Tags: Events

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Military Contractors Will Receive Automatic Fuel Surcharge

Fuel surcharges will be automatic for motor carriers doing business with the Military Traffic Management Command

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Teamsters Target Car Haulers

A year and a half after the Teamsters signed a contract with the car hauling industry, the union announced a nationwide organizing drive of non-union car haulers

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January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Hart: Why the HOS Proposal Won't Go Away

After eight months of feeling like he had a target on his chest, Clyde Hart, until last Saturday acting head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, is confident when he says the hours of service proposal won't go away

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Expect Recovery By Year End, Economic Guru Says

The slowing economy, while not a classic recession, means the trucking industry will struggle through the first half of the year - but it will get better

Tags: Economy

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Studying The Capital Beltway: It's Anything But Capital

The subjects that graduate students choose for their dissertations, which they must write as a prerequisite for getting a doctorate, has always intrigued me. The topics range from the ridiculous to the sublime and everything in

Tags: Highways

January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Comdata Signs Agreement with Petro-Canada

Comdata Comchek card users will soon be able to use their cards at high-volume Petro-Canada Petro-Pass automated fueling locations

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January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Donates Two Trucks to College

Kenworth and the Paccar Technical Center have donated two like-new trucks to Skagit Valley College for truck driver training

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January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Senators Applaud Mineta – And Hand Over Tough Issues

Of all the tools of governance, the one that has the most impact on the quality of peoples' lives is transportation. That, said Norman Y. Mineta, is why he accepted President Bush’s invitation to serve as Secretary of Transportation

January 24, 2001 - Industry News

AirIQ Names Wilde CFO

Gordon A. Wilde has been named chief financial officer of AirIQ,

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January 24, 2001 - Industry News

International to Lay Off 500

International Truck and Engine Corp. plans to lay off about 500 employees at its Springfield, Ohio, plan

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January 24, 2001 - Industry News

Another Wave Of Fleet Financials Looks Disappointing

More of the nation’s publicly held trucking companies released fourth quarter and year-end financial news yesterday, and the news was disappointing

Tags: Fleets

January 24, 2001 - Industry News

TruckMate Interfaces with Terion

Software provider Maddocks Systems of Langley, British Columbia, Canada, has released an interface for its TruckMate software and the Terion mobile communications system

Tags: Industry

January 24, 2001 - Industry News

Profit Tools Debuts Mobile Interface

Transportation software developer Profit Tools of Newmarket, N.H., has released an interface to link its operations and customer service software to popular mobile communications product

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