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October 24, 2000 - Industry News

TransCom USA Signs Agreement With FedEx

TransCom USA, a Houston-based distributor of replacement parts and supplies for commercial trucks and trailers, has signed an agreement with Federal Express to become a primary supplier for FedEx's fleet of 35,000 vehicles

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October 24, 2000 - Industry News

New York Gets Tough on Roadside Emissions Tests

The state of New York has begun cracking down on enforcing how much smoke diesel engine exhaust stacks can release

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October 24, 2000 - Industry News

Travel Plaza Hosts Montana&#39s Largest Blood Drive

Muralt's Travel Plaza, an AMBEST and Conoco truckstop/travel plaza in Missoula, Mont., has again broken its own record for donations during its seventh annual Drive to Save Lives blood drive

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October 24, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters/Overnite Dispute Hits One Year Mark

Overnite strikers and Teamsters held rallies at Overnite terminals across the country yesterday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the unfair labor practice strike against less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation

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October 24, 2000 - Industry News

Australian Report Says Technology Could Help Predict Driver Fatigue

A recent Australian study has revealed that dashboard cameras and devices used to measure vehicle wandering might be useful to detect fatigue among truck drivers

Tags: Safety

October 24, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Opens U.S./Mexico Border

Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., is expanding its services into Mexico with expedited cross-border transit

Tags: Fleets

October 24, 2000 - Industry News

DAT Services Takes On Internet Markets

DAT Services (www.dat.com) intends to make a big splash in the turbulent pool of Internet freight exchanges

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October 24, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Stand Strong in Montreal

Hundreds of Montreal truckers held a rowdy protest in front of a prominent trucking company in Riviere-des-Prairies this weekend, blocking deliveries to and from several other trucking firms during the second day of their strike over labor issues

October 24, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Gets Funds for Stronger Federal Truck Safety Effort

President Clinton signed a transportation appropriations bill that funds a significantly higher federal investment in truck safety. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration got a 60% increase, from $171 million to $269 million for fiscal year 2001. The bill covers everything from the postponement of the hours of service rules and closing holes in the CDL program to border inspections and the shortage of truck parking, with a major funding increase for state enforcement efforts

October 24, 2000 - Industry News

Speed and Class

All visitors to the Richard Petty Driving Driving Experience get their photos taken with a race car. But a special group of participants last week had a Peterbilt truck in the picture, as well. Peterbilt brought about

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October 23, 2000 - Industry News

Caterpillar 3406 Ranks at Top in Customer Satisfaction Study

The Caterpillar 3406 ranks highest in heavy-duty diesel engine satisfaction among over-the-road and vocational Class 8 customers, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2000 Heavy-Duty Truck Engine Customer Satisfaction Study released yesterday

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October 23, 2000 - Industry News

BorgWarner Breaks Ground For New Headquarters, Technical Center

BorgWarner Cooling Systems has broken ground for a new division headquarters and technical center in Marshall, Mich

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October 23, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Cut Carrier, Supplier Profits

As third-quarter financial reports continue to be released, it is evident that high fuel prices have affected both trucking companies and the manufacturers that supply them

Tags: Economy

October 23, 2000 - Industry News

Deal Ends Trucker Strike in Canada

Striking Ontario truckers angered over high fuel prices are back on the road, thanks to a deal prohibiting carriers from skimming off existing fuel surcharges from shippers

October 23, 2000 - Industry News

GE to Acquire Bendix Parent Company

General Electric is buying Honeywell, the parent company of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, in a merger valued at $45 billion

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October 23, 2000 - Industry News

Mack Begins Construction on New Engineering and Testing Center

Mack Trucks has begun construction on a new 36,870-square-foot addition to its Engineering Development and Test Center in Allentown, Pa

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October 23, 2000 - Industry News

Ohio DOT Takes a Closer Look at I-75

State highway officials are warning drivers to slow down on a section of Interstate 75 north of downtown Toledo following a series of truck accidents

Tags: Highways

October 23, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Threaten to Shut Down Montreal

More than 1,200 truckers said they would shut down trucking activity in Montreal, Canada, with a strike aimed at getting employers to recognize their unions.

October 22, 2000 - Industry News

Port Drivers Demonstrate at Long Beach

Port drivers for LHB Trucking, a carrier for Hyundai Shipping, Friday began a protest to bring attention to the high cost of fuel, low rates, unpaid hours and company deductions from their pay

Tags: Intermodal

October 22, 2000 - Industry News

Insurance Rates Are On the Rise for Trucking Companies, Says NAFC

Trucking companies are experiencing significant increases in bodily injury and property damage liability rates, according to the National Accounting and Finance Council of the American Trucking Associations

Tags: Economy

October 22, 2000 - Industry News

Senate Approves Heating Oil Reserve for Northeast

The U.S. Senate approved the creation of a 2 million barrel home heating oil reserve for the Northeast last week, while the recent release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve continued to make headlines. The legislation also renews the president's authority to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a 600 million barrel stockpile in Texas and Louisiana set aside by law for emergencies

October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Road Closures Continue on I-95 in Virginia for "Mixing Bowl" Construction

The Virginia Department of Transportation is continuing an extensive reconstruction project on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl" this week, and is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange

Tags: Highways

October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Goodyear Says Light Commercial Tire Problems Not Another Firestone Recall Situation

The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that tread separation problems similar to those in the Firestone/Ford tire recall have contributed to eight deaths linked to Goodyear commercial light truck tires. But Goodyear says that report is misleading

October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Southern California Regulators Strike Blow Against Diesel

For the first time ever, an air quality agency has ordered diesel-powered truck fleets to convert to cleaner fuels

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October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Tank Truckers and DOT Join for Inspection Workshops

National Tank Truck Carriers and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are cosponsoring seven tank truck workshops in the U.S. and Canada between Nov. 1 and August, 2001

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