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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

ARINC and TMI to Offer Asset Tracking

ARINC Inc. of Annapolis, Md., makers of mobile-asset tracking devices, has teamed up with TMI Communications of Gloucester, Ont., Canada, a satellite communications company. ARINC will resell TMI satellite service for trailer tracking, among other uses

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November 5, 2000 - Industry News

First Trailer Dealer of Year Named

Stanley R. Zeamer, president/owner of Utility/Keystone Trailer Sales, Manheim, Pa., was named the industry's first National Trailer Dealer of the Year at the National Trailer Dealers Assn. annual convention Friday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla

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November 5, 2000 - Industry News

Coaching to Win

When Stanley Zeamer got into the trailer business, "I didn't know a fifth wheel from a landing gear," he says. That was 1978. Today he's president/owner of Utility/Keystone Trailer Sales, Manheim, Pa., and earlier this month

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November 3, 2000 - Industry News

Tripmaster Investing In Future

Just under a year after being cut loose from Meritor Automotive, Tripmaster Corp. says it's doing just fine and is moving ahead with aggressive product development plans

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November 3, 2000 - Industry News

British Chancellor Sets Sights on Oil Company Profits

In an attempt to help truckers and farmers hit hard by high fuel prices, Britain’s Chancellor Gordon Brown is looking into plans to skim some money off the top of oil company profits

November 3, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder CRC Makes Its Way Into Canada

Ryder System recently announced the expansion of the Ryder Customer Response Center into Canada

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November 3, 2000 - Industry News

Quebec Tries to Put a Stop to Port Protests

Legislation designed to stop the 11-day shutdown of container haulage by trucks in and out of the Port of Montreal was introduced by Quebec’s provincial government late last week

November 3, 2000 - Industry News

Mack to Haul Holiday Tree to Capitol

A Mack Vision truck is gearing up to haul the holiday tree to the U.S. capitol this month, and Colorado’s Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell will be behind the wheel for much of the trip

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November 3, 2000 - Industry News

Terion Expands Into Mexico, Enhances Products

Terion has expanded its trailer tracking service into Mexico and has announced enhancements to its product offerings

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November 3, 2000 - Industry News

Knight And XTRA Expect Big Payback From Trailer Tracking

Regional truckload carrier Knight Transportation and trailer leasing giant XTRA Lease are expecting to gain big benefits by equipping trailers with tracking systems from Terion

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November 3, 2000 - Industry News

Safeway Admits to Shipping Food in Car Trunks Amid Strike

Safeway admitted last week that it has transported perishable food in the trunks and back seats of cars instead of refrigerated trucks as it struggles to keep store shelves stocked during a Teamsters strike

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November 3, 2000 - Industry News

C.R. England Adds Reefer Surcharge

C.R. England, Salt Lake City, will start charging customers a fuel surcharge to recover high costs of fuel used in its refrigerated trailers - believed to be a first in the industry

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November 3, 2000 - Industry News

Wabash Aligns With Terion, Plans For Smarter Trailers

Wabash National Corp. has announced an alliance with trailer tracking system provider Terion, which is expected to play a key role in the development of smarter trailers.

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November 2, 2000 - Industry News

Market Appeal and Red Ink at TruckersB2B

Bob Helms says TruckersB2B is going to help small fleets grow into big fleets. A series of recent announcements both underline the TruckersB2B president's assertion and provide a peek inside into the high-profile website’s finances. In the

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November 2, 2000 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Lays Off 240

In an attempt to reduce costs caused by a sluggish heavy truck demand, Detroit-based truck and auto parts maker ArvinMeritor Corp. laid off 240 salaried employees and eliminated nearly 100 contract posts yesterday

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November 2, 2000 - Industry News

EMA Overhauls, Changes Direction

The Engine Manufacturers Association’s Board of Directors is ending its relationship with Smith Bucklin & Associates, an association management firm in Chicago, Ill., including executive director Glenn Keller and his seven-member staff

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November 2, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Recalls 133,000 Business Class Trucks

Freightliner has issued a recall on approximately 133,000 of its medium-duty and heavy-duty Business Class trucks built with air brakes since May 1991

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November 2, 2000 - Industry News

Bush Leads In Poll of Truckers, Gore Running Far Behind

The nation’s truckers have made it known who they prefer in the race for the White House. The latest poll conducted by truckinginfo.com gives an almost 4-1 margin of victory to Republican nominee George W. Bush

November 2, 2000 - Industry News

Argentina Truck Show Set for Next April

Transporte 2001 and Autobus 2001 will be held April 18-21 at the Buenos Aires Centro Costa Salguero, Argentina

November 2, 2000 - Industry News

Jones Motor Group Signs On To TripPak Online

Truckload Management Inc., Nashville, Tenn., and Spring City, Pa.-based Jones Motor Group have signed a multi-year agreement for TMI to provide its TripPak Online services

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November 2, 2000 - Industry News

Southern California Grocery Chain Agrees to Cut Diesel Exhaust

Stater Bros. supermarkets has agreed to convert 39 diesel trucks to clean-burning fuels under a legal settlement with California and environmental groups

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November 2, 2000 - Industry News

Quebec Truckers Vow to Keep Protest Going

Approximately 500 truckers promised to continue protesting unfair labor practices at a mass meeting Wednesday, criticizing the few drivers who continue to haul containers to and from the Port of Montreal

November 2, 2000 - Industry News

ALK Debuts New PC*MILER Versions

ALK Associates, Princeton, N.J., has released new versions of two software products, PC*FUELTAX 6.0 and PC*MILER/STREETS 3.0

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November 1, 2000 - Industry News

Protest Convoys Heading Into D.C. This Morning

The head of a national owner-operator truckers' group predicts as many as 500 trucks will converge on Washington, D.C., this morning to bring attention to the plight of owner-operators and the trucking industry. The National Owner Operator Trucking Assn., formerly a regional group in New Jersey, hopes taking the convoys to the nation's capital the week before the presidential election will get the attention of the media and the American peopl

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November 1, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Recalls 133,000 Trucks to Look for Brake Problems

Freightliner announced a voluntary recall of approximately 133,000 vehicles yesterday to check for brake pins that could cause brakes to be inoperable

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