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January 21, 2001 - Industry News

Inspector General: Safety Program Still Needs Improvements

The Department of Transportation’s truck safety program is getting better but still has a way to go, says the DOT Inspector General in a critique to be released today. The agency that runs the program, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, needs to speed up its rulemaking machinery

January 21, 2001 - Industry News

Truckinginfo.com Launches Redesign

Welcome to the new and improved Truckinginfo.com, with easier navigation and better search functions

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January 21, 2001 - Industry News

ND Truckers Not Happy About Possible Fee Increase

North Dakota truckers, already struggling to stay afloat among record high fuel prices, have mixed feelings about a proposed vehicle registration fee increase

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January 21, 2001 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Considers Buying Voice Recognition Company

DaimlerChrysler is looking into buying part of the company whose voice-recognition software is used in trucking subsidiary Freightliner's new Truck Productivity Computer

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January 21, 2001 - Industry News

EU Diesel Tax Breaks in Limbo

The European Union has yet to find a compromise on the future of tax breaks on diesel fue

January 21, 2001 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Says Volvo Truck Deal Still On

Mitsubishi officials Friday reaffirmed that their cooperative venture in trucks and buses with Sweden's Volvo is still on

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January 19, 2001 - Industry News

TMC Adds Technology to its Mission

Reflecting the changing nature of today's trucks from rolling machines to information processing centers, The Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations is changing its nam

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January 19, 2001 - Industry News

NAST President Steps Down

National Assn. of Show Trucks President Bob Drummond has resigne

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January 19, 2001 - Industry News

Keller to Offer Recruiting and Retention Summit

Keller Technical Institute, the educational affiliate of regulatory compliance and safety publisher J. J. Keller & Associates, will conduct a two-day program devoted to recruiting and retaining truck drivers May 10-11 at the Embassy Suites in Schaumburg, Ill

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January 19, 2001 - Industry News

TMC to Become the Technology and Maintenance Council

At a special meeting of The Maintenance Council's board of directors Jan. 17, the board voted unanimously to increase its scope and objectives to put more future emphasis on technology

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January 19, 2001 - Industry News

Centricity Launches Logistics ASP

An Atlanta-based software company named Centricity has released an ASP (Application Service Provider) product for transportation management

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January 19, 2001 - Industry News

PeopleNet Beta Tests PerformX

Minneapolis-based PeopleNet Communications, the mobile communications provider, is beta testing PerformX

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January 18, 2001 - Industry News

Electric Power Generation Sales Offset Soft Truck Engine Market for Caterpillar

A strong market for electric power generation equipment helped soften the impact of a lean North American truck engine market for Caterpillar Inc.

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January 18, 2001 - Industry News

Wabash Makes Changes to Deal With Slow Market

Trailer maker Wabash National, Lafayette, Ind., announced it is doing some restructuring to cut costs in the wake of slow sales in the trucking industry

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January 18, 2001 - Industry News

AOL Offers E-Mail by Telephone

America Online has introduced a new e-mail service called AOL by Phone

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January 18, 2001 - Industry News

Sacramento Trucking Companies Get Help with Cleaner Engines

Some of the first private fleet operators to get funding from an innovative program to push truck owners to get cleaner-burning engines are recommending that other truck owners take advantage of the financial incentives

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January 18, 2001 - Industry News

Local Resident Crusades Against Proposed Flying J

A resident of Preble, N.Y., is using the Internet to lead a battle against a Flying J travel plaza planned near the Preble exit off Interstate 81

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January 18, 2001 - Industry News

Mid-West Truckers Assn. Schedules Annual Convention

The Illinois-based Mid-West Truckers Assn. is asking its members, "Too Busy Truckin' to Take Care of Business?

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January 18, 2001 - Industry News

Overnite Posts Best Results in Six Years

A trucking slowdown, high fuel costs and a year-long Teamsters action against the company didn't keep less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., from having its best year since 1994

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Launches Study on Truck Crash Causes

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the start of a two-year study into the causes of crashes involving large trucks

January 17, 2001 - Industry News

PNV Delisted From NASDAQ

PNV announced that, effective of the close of Wednesday, it has been delisted from the NASDAQ National Market for failing to comply with its listing criteria

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Financials Reflect Slow Truck Market

The slowdown in truck sales that began last year is translating into lower numbers for one component maker

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Trucker Destroys Seattle Landmark

U.S. Xpress is accepting responsibility for one of its drivers who destroyed a historic 91-year-old pergola in Seattle Monday

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Iowa Bill Would Increase Speed Limit

Iowa is one of a growing number of states that looking at changing its top interstate speed limits, but the bill is already on a collision course with some lawmakers

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Illinois, Colorado Bills Target Truckers

Two states are looking to toughen laws for truck drivers, according to the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association

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