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June 8, 2001 - Industry News

Capitol Crash Could Cost Tax Payers Millions

State funds may be used to repair the damage caused by a truck that plowed through the California Capitol in January. The California Senate on Thursday approved the use of $16.5 millio

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June 8, 2001 - Industry News

Canada Could Restrict Trucks to Right Lane

If the Canadian government has its way, heavy trucks will no longer be allowed in the left hand lane of some highways

June 8, 2001 - Industry News

Freightquote.com On Fast Track

Entrepreneur Magazine has named Kansas City-based freightquote.com to its list of fastest-growing entrepreneurial companies

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June 8, 2001 - Industry News

Bad Tires, Broken Springs Found In Massachusetts

Bad tires and broken springs were among the most frequent violations observed Thursday at one Roadcheck point in Massachusetts.

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June 8, 2001 - Industry News

Arizona Assn. Names Rasmussen President

Karen E. Rasmussen, Director of Government Relations for Ryder Systems, has been named President of the Arizona Motor Transport Assn

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June 8, 2001 - Industry News

Arnold Wins GMTA Safety Award

Arnold Transportation Services, an operating unit of Arnold Industries, Inc. has received the top safety award for the year 2000 from the Georgia Motor Trucking Association for truckload carriers with over 20 million miles

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June 8, 2001 - Industry News

Live Traffic Info Available In Philadelphia

Mobility Technologies, a provider of digital traffic and logistics information, has deployed its Digital Traffic Pulse sensor network in the Philadelphia area

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June 7, 2001 - Industry News

Diesel Aftertreatment Devices Pass Tests

Environmental Solutions Worldwide, Inc. says preliminary testing on its new diesel catalytic converter has been successful.

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June 7, 2001 - Industry News

Transport Executive Recruiter Boosts Staff

Snelling Personnel Services announced that the manager of its Bentonville, Ark. SnellingSearch Transportation Division and two top recruiters have successfully completed training and testing to become Certified Personnel Consultants (CPCs)

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June 7, 2001 - Industry News

Driver Training Under The Microscope

Truck driver training and safety were the focus of the first World Transportation Trans-Atlantic Summit held this week in Lemont Furnace, Pa

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June 7, 2001 - Industry News

California Considering A Number Of Safety Bills

New legislation proposed in the Golden State targets logbooks, over-long trucks and driver turnover in an effort to improve truck safety

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June 7, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Clears Mexican Ownership of U.S. Companies

President Bush has lifted restrictions on Mexican citizens investing in U.S. truck and bus companies

June 7, 2001 - Industry News

Phoenix Transit Agency Places Big Natural Gas Order

The Vancouver-based Cummins Westport joint venture has received an order for 100 natural gas transit bus engines for Valley Metro, the public transit entity for the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area

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June 7, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Service Manager Council

Kenworth Truck Co. has named members of its 2001 Kenworth Service Council. The council consists of leading service managers from Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada

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June 7, 2001 - Industry News

Brakes Biggest Fault In Texas Inspections

More than one-third of the commercial trucks inspected Tuesday near Devine, Texas, as part of Roadcheck 2001 were found to be unsafe.

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June 7, 2001 - Industry News

Covenant, Swift Say 2Q Earnings Won’t Measure Up

Covenant Transport, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Swift Transportation, Phoenix, announced Wednesday that second quarter results will fall short of analysts' expectations

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June 7, 2001 - Industry News

Appeals Court Finds DOT Inspector General Out of Bounds

The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General was out of bounds when he conducted criminal investigations of trucking companies accused of violating safety rules, an appeals court has ruled

June 6, 2001 - Industry News

Feds Won't Budge On Consent Decrees, Cummins Says

Engine manufacturer Cummins, Inc. said yesterday that it had received confirmation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) that the agencies would enforce the terms of the consent decrees Cummins and four other U.S. engine manufacturers negotiated with the government in 1998

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June 6, 2001 - Industry News

Michigan Teamsters President Found Not Guilty

Lawrence Brennan, the head of the Teamsters union in Michigan has been found not guilty of charges that he headed a scheme to use $30,000 in members' dues for his re-election campaign

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June 6, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider Goes To Paperless Fuel Taxes

Truckload powerhouse Schneider National has decided to outsource all of its fuel tax reporting to Comdata Corp. of Brentwood, Tenn

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June 6, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins' Solso Pitches Investors

The top guy at Cummins is spending a lot more of his time trying to convince investors that restructuring and cost-cutting measures have the company poised to rebound.

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June 6, 2001 - Industry News

PACCAR Extends Favorable Financing

Kenworth and PACCAR Financial have extended favorable financing for buyers of new Kenworth trucks to the end of June.

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June 6, 2001 - Industry News

PrePass Wins ITS Award

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) awarded a "Best of ITS" Award to the Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate Inc. (HELP Inc.) for its PrePass weigh station bypass service. During its 11th annual awards banque

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June 6, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Intros New Parts Replenishment System

Volvo Trucks North America aims to make parts more readily available with its new Logistics Partnership Agreement (LPA) program

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June 6, 2001 - Industry News

Date Set for OOIDA vs. Gilbert Express

A judge has set a Sept. 18 trial date for the certified class action of owner-operators against Gilbert Express, Inc.

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