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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Wheels Of Hope Truck Show Set For September

Comdata and Feed the Children have introduced the 1998 18 Wheels of Hope Truck Show and Leadership Conference to be held Sept. 10-11 in Nashville. The event will feature an all-star spectacular benefit at the Nashville

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Carlson To Display Trucking Paintings At Mid-America

Artist Elaine Carlson will unveil a unique tribute to family-owned trucking companies at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show, March 19-21. In a series of three large paintings, Carlson spotlights the following companies founded and operated by successive

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

19th Annual Antique Truck Show Scheduled

The American Truck Historical Society has scheduled its 27th annual convention and 19th annual antique truck show for May 20-24 in Phoenix, AZ. Set to take place in the Phoenix Civic Plaza, more than 5,500 ATHS members

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Larry Scott Joins Midnight Cowboy Trucking Network

Trucking radio pioneer Larry Scott has joined Bill Mack a co-host on the Midnight Cowboy Trucking Network. Since 1982, Scott has hosted the Interstate Road Show on KWKH and KVOO AM. The move coincides with KVOO

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

R.G. Transport Signs Up For HighwayMaster Platinum

HighwayMaster Corp. has signed R.G. Transport Inc. up for its HighwayMaster Platinum Service, which provides end-to-end information solution and access to transportation operating services, allowing companies to pay for management information system costs on a per-mile

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ontario Cracks Down On Faulty Trucks

In an attempt to make its roads safer, Ontario, Canada, has introduced a policy to impound any truck found to have a serious critical defect such as faulty brakes or suspension problems. Each defective vehicle will

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Debate Deja Vu on Energy Policy

Thursday evening's debate between vice presidential candidates Democrat Joseph Lieberman and Republican Dick Cheney saw both men echo many of the same proposals and ideas that presidential candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush touched on during their first debate two nights earlier

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Stars & Stripes Show at Diamond J This Weekend

The next-to-last qualifying event in the Stars & Stripes Show Truck Series will be held starting today and running through Sunday at Diamond J's Truck/Auto Stop in Brookville, Penn., on I-80 at Exit 15

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Paccar Partner Wows Crowd

Paccar's European division DAF wowed the crowd at a recent German truck show with a new truck engineered under the direction of former Kenworth senior engineer Paul Middlehoven, who was responsible in large part for the T2000

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Looks at Fuel Surcharge Bill

The Truckload Carriers Association has assigned a committee to look at the issue of a mandatory fuel surcharge, such as the one in House Bill 4441 supported by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

CFI to Offer Free Internet Access to Drivers

Contract Freighters Inc., Joplin, Mo., is the first fleet company to offer its drivers free Internet access through PNV

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Rush Named Peterbilt Dealer of the Year

Rush Enterprises, San Antonio, recently announced that its Fontana, Calif., dealership has received Peterbilt's highest and most prestigious award, "North American Dealer of the Year.

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Cardiac Tests Dropped from New Medical Exam Form

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has dropped specific reference to ECG and EST tests in its new medical examination form, but says it will propose the establishment of a medical panel to review and make recommendations for amending qualifying standards and tests for drivers with cardiac conditions

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Bush to Open Border to Mexican Trucks

The White House announced today that President Bush will open America's highways to Mexican trucks that meet U.S. safety standards, in response to a ruling by the North American Free Trade Agreement arbitration panel

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Watch Out for Wildfire Smoke in Florida

A truck driver was killed this week in an eight-vehicle pileup when visibility on U.S. 27 near Four Corners, Fla., was cut to zero by fog and wildfire smoke

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Daylight Transport Announces New Services in Pacific Northwest

Daylight Transport, Long Beach, Calif., has improved its service to and from the Pacific Northwest regions of Oregon and Washington

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Enhanced Photo Wins TCA Contest

The judges of the Truckload Carriers Association's fourth annual photo contest for the first time chose a digitally enhanced photograph as the grand prize winner

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Expands Services with Atrium

Miami, Fla.-based Ryder has expanded its relationship with Atrium Corp., a manufacturer and distributor of residential windows and doors

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

International Fuel Protests: Some Conclude, Others Press On

Traffic at Spain's borders crossings with France is finally back to normal today after approximately 2,000 Spanish truck drivers ended a three-day strike to protest high fuel prices. But protests in other countries are still going strong

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

TMW Chief Calls for Load-Matching Standards

Tom Weisz, president and CEO of TMW Systems, Beachwood, Ohio, has proposed creation of an industry-wide standard for load information on the Internet

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Outlines Strategy at German Show

Newly merged Arvin Industries and Meritor Automotive intend to aggressively integrate their systems and products to expand the reach of both partners in the heavy-duty market

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October 4, 2000 - Industry News

Transportal Network Closing Doors

Transportation internet startup Transportal Network Inc. of Atlanta will close its doors, reportedly due to lack of financial backing. Ed Trout, president of Cornhusker Motor Lines, Omaha, Neb., and a charter member of Transportal Network, confirmed that the company will "close their doors Friday." He said Transportal executives told him the company was unsuccessful in its attempts to secure a second round of funding

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October 4, 2000 - Industry News

Port Trucker Rallies Mixed Success

Predictions of raucous protests by truckers at the nation's ports appear to have been less than initially predicted.

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October 4, 2000 - Industry News

NHTSA Considering Cross-View Mirrors for Delivery Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering a proposal to require convex cross-view mirrors on the rear of delivery and service trucks so drivers can see pedestrians behind the vehicles

October 4, 2000 - Industry News

Nationwide Port Trucker Protest Packs Less Punch Than Promised

California Republicans Promise Fuel Tax Cut For Votes EPA Administrator To Pressure Clinton To Keep Cleaner Diesel Plan Alive Trucker Recognized For 5 Million Mile Accident Free Career

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