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July 24, 2000 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Reports Record 2Q Net

Arkansas Best Corporation, Fort Smith, Ark., has announced its second quarter net income hit $17.7 million, a 60% increase from 1999’s second quarter and the highest for any quarter in the company's history

Tags: Fleets

July 24, 2000 - Industry News

International Forms New Engine Subsidiary

International Truck and Engine Corp. is placing its engine group in a new wholly owned subsidiary called International Engine Corp

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July 24, 2000 - Industry News

Port Expansion Could Put More Trucks on SC Roads

A massive intermodal port expansion planned for Charleston, S.C., has some people worried about the extra trucks it would mean on area highways

Tags: Highways

July 24, 2000 - Industry News

North America Won't Feel Volvo Price Hikes

Volvo Trucks North America does not intend to follow its parent company's plan to raise prices in order to address the downturn in truck sales

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July 23, 2000 - Industry News

Wireless E-mail: Wonder or Woe? Part III

Editor's Note: This is the third installment of the experiences of Newport editors with using wireless Internet access on the road. As we go forward with the digital revolution, it seems pretty obvious that Microsoft will direct

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July 23, 2000 - Industry News

Wireless E-mail: Wonder or Woe? Part II

Editor's Note: This is the second in an installment of the experiences of Newport editors with using wireless Internet access on the road. I spend about 300 days a year dragging cool cars around the lower 48

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July 23, 2000 - Industry News

Wireless E-Mail: Wonder or Woe? Part I

Editor's Note: Over the next few days, we'll be sharing the experiences of Newport editors with using wireless Internet access on the road. My quest for a cell phone attachment for wireless e-mail started last December, when

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July 23, 2000 - Industry News

Huge Rail Merger Called Off

A merger that would have created North America's largest rail network hsa been called off

Tags: Intermodal

July 22, 2000 - Industry News

Sterling Opens Ontario Dealership

Sterling Truck Corp. has opened its first corporately owned dealership in Canada in London, Ontario

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July 22, 2000 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso: Demand Continuing For Automatics

Over the past several years, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has seen greater demand for automatic transmissions in its trucks for the U.S., according to Bob Aquaro, the company's vice president-product assurance.

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Posts Gains in All Business Segments

Despite tighter pricing and a competitive marketplace, Ryder System reported second quarter revenue gains for all of its business units

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Announces Rate Hike

Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., has issued a general rate increase of 5.5 percent to go into effect August 14

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Honored for Safety

Peterbilt's production facility in Madison, Tenn., recently received a Perfect Record Award from the National Safety Council

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Los Angeles Paves the Way for Residential Truck Ban

A ban on big rigs on North 7th Street in Los Angeles will get a little help, thanks to the construction of an alternative route funded by the state of California

Tags: Highways

July 21, 2000 - Industry News

TTMA Elects Officers & Directors

The Truck Trailer Manufacturers Assocation in Alexandria, Va., has elected its officers and directors for 2000-2001

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Burlington Equips Fleets with Qualcomm

Burlington Motor Carriers, Daleville, Ind., has completed installation of nearly 2000 Qualcomm OmniTRACS units in its long haul, regional, and dedicated fleets

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Puerto Rican Trucking Institute Opens Doors

World Wide Solutions, a Puerto Rican-based consulting company, opened the doors of The Trucking Institute in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and welcomed its inaugural class of 16 students who will be trained to drive in the mainland United States

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Vantage Tracking Retrenches

Vantage Tracking of Herndon, Va., the first provider of satellite trailer tracking to market, has cut back personnel as its corporate parent seeks a cash infusion from investors

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Amtralease Honors Bergey’s for Maintenance Excellence

Bergey’s Leasing Associates of Franconia, Penn., was named the Amtralease Maintenance Member of the Year

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Firings Subject of KC Hearing

The National Labor Relations Board today begins the second hearing into allegations that less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation targeted union supporters for disciplinary action and firing. The series of hearings began last week in Memphis, Tenn., and continues this week in Kansas City, Kan

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Goodyear Seeking ISO 9002 Certification

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio, plans to have all of its company-owned Truckwise commercial truck tire centers in the United States ISO 9002 certified by the end of the year

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Louisiana Town Gets Tough on Truckstops

A Louisiana town has approved a law that will make it harder for more truckstops to open in the city limits, especially if their main business is video gambling

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Simon Transportation Reports Third Quarter Losses

Rising fuel costs continue to hamper Simon Transportation Services’ ability to maintain a profit

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

California Agency Wants to Jump Start Diesel Clean Up

State officials call it risky and say it will more than likely result in fuel shortages and price increases, but regional air quality regulators still want Southern California to move ahead of the nation by imposing rigid controls over diesel fuel

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

High Road Closes Deal on KLLM

With 3.2 million shares of KLLM Transport in hand, High Road Acquisition Corp. is now in a position to take the newly acquired trucking company private

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