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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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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Arkansas Police Seek Changes in Traffic Laws

The Arkansas State Police have nearly 30 things they would like to see changed in the state's traffic code, including prohibiting tractor-trailers from following too closely behind cars

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

South Carolina Sees More Truck Accidents

The number of fatal crashes involving large trucks in South Carolina increased 38 percent in the past five years, compared with a 10 percent increase nationwide

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Fines Michigan Carrier $150,000

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has fined Rush Trucking Corp. of Wayne, Mich., $150,000 for multiple violations of the federal hours-of-service safety regulations

January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Oracle Debuts Comprehensive Logistics Application

Oracle Corp. of Redwood Shores, Calif., the software giant that made its name in database programming, has introduced an e-business product it calls Oracle Transportation Exchang

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Forbes Rates Landstar 'One of America's Best Big Companies'

For the second year in a row, Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla,, has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the nation's best big companies

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Iowa Commission Says Firing of Alcoholic Driver Violates Civil Rights Laws

Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores says it will appeal a $200,000 award ordered by the state Civil Rights Commission in a case involving the termination of a truck driver for an off-the-job drunk driving arrest

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Qualcomm Launches Heavy Equipment Unit

Qualcomm, the San Diego-based mobile communications company with the lion’s share of the truckload market, announced it has established a group based in Bethesda, Md., specifically for the heavy equipment and construction market

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Horton Forms Separate Aftermarket, OEM Business Units

Horton Inc. has restructured the company into separate business units concentrating on aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer customers

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Ask For I-80 Rest Areas in NJ

The New Jersey Motor Truck Association pleaded before a special state task force this week for truck rest stops along I-80 in the Garden State

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Bendix Air Dryer Problems Could Cause Low Brake Air Pressure

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is concerned that some defective Bendix air dryers could cause braking problems, but Bendix says it's been working on correcting the problem for more than a year and there's no risk of drivers losing their brakes. If drivers find air reservoirs are not pumping back up to their full pressure following brake applications, there may be a problem caused by a faulty air dryer cartridge or canister

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Need a New ISP?

If the PNV shutdown left you without an ISP (Internet Service Provider), there are lots of alternatives, including innumerable local providers. Here are a few suggestions for truckers who need access numbers around the country. Remember, you

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider Announces Advantage Club Drawings For 2001

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., will give Advantage Club members 60 chances this year to win extra vacation time, Packers football tickets, race weekends and Christmas shopping sprees

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January 16, 2001 - Industry News

The Internet And The Smaller Fleet

Mike Applegate, president of Sacramento, Calif.-based Applegate Drayage, is proving the Internet isn’t just for the big fleets.

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January 16, 2001 - Industry News

PTDI Certifies 13 More Schools

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has added 13 more schools to its roster of certified truck driver training courses

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January 16, 2001 - Industry News

Virginia Drops Speed Limit on Two Sections of I-81

Starting Friday, Jan. 19, the Virginia Department of Transportation will lower the speed limit on Interstate 81 from 65 to 60 in the Harrisonburg and Roanoke areas

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January 16, 2001 - Industry News

USF Glen Moore Gets New President, Moved to Regional Group

USFreightways Corp. announced the appointment of Mark Martin as President of its truckload subsidiary USF Glen Moore

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January 16, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow to Integrate Regional Companies Into Saia

Yellow Corp., Overland Park, Kan., is integrating two of its regional subsidiaries into its Atlanta-based Saia subsidiary

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January 16, 2001 - Industry News

Diesel Tech Training Gets Boost in Pennsylvania

Vocational training programs, including those for diesel technicians, are getting a boost in Pennsylvania with grants for equipment

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January 16, 2001 - Industry News

Technology Dispute Could Crimp Truck and Trailer Production

Unresolved disagreements over how much an inventor should receive for his technology could put a crimp in U.S. truck and trailer production beginning March 1. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requires each tractor manufactured after that date to have a light on the dashboard indicating when the antilock braking has malfunctioned. A requirement for royalties for the technology that enables this has cropped up, and it has upset affected manufacturers

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January 16, 2001 - Industry News

Nominees Announced For Truck Dealer Of The Year

Ten truck dealers have been nominated for the Heavy Duty Trucking/American Truck Dealer Truck Dealer of the Year award

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January 15, 2001 - Industry News

Investor Sues Intrenet

An investor in Intrenet, the flatbed company that suddenly closed its doors recently, is suing the company for fiscal wrongdoing

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January 15, 2001 - Industry News

More Uncertainty for Mitsubishi/Volvo Alliance

Despite recent reports that Volvo and Mitsubishi are moving ahead on a joint medium-duty project, there are more signs that Volvo competitor DaimlerChrysler's controlling stake in the Japanese automaker is causing problems for the Volvo-Mitsubishi deal

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