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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

Allison in Rebuilding Mode

Not too long ago, Allison Transmission's reputation was in tatters as it struggled with production capacity. But the company has come a long way and is now using large customer events such as TestTrack to regain people's confidence

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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

Speedway Travel Centers Gear Up to Open Five New Facilities

Speedway Travel Centers have announced plans to open five new locations in early 2001

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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Protest Back-to-Work Legislation

More than 400 striking truck-drivers gathered at the Palais des Congres in Montreal late last week to vent their anger at the provincial government, accusing it of trying to stop their attempts at a union-negotiated labor agreement

November 6, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Helps Make A Wish Come True

As Kathi Blevins and her service dog Oakley made their way through Peterbilt's Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility, they were met with inquisitive eyes, friendly smiles, welcoming waves and a few requests to pet the yellow Labrador. While

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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

DAT Services Fights Internet Onslaught

If you want a good example of how the Internet can shake a market leader to its core, you need to look no further than DAT Services of Portland, Ore. The granddaddy of load information services

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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

Container Terminal Wins Architecture Award

When you think of a container terminal, you probably don't think of great architecture. But that's exactly what some people thought about the Hanjin Container Terminal at the Port of Long Beach, Calif

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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

NY/NJ Port Trucking Info on the Web

Truckers will soon be able to check the Internet for the status of containers and waiting times at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey facilities

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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Cutting Workforce

Cummins today announced that it will reduce its salaried workforce by approximately 350 employees over the next four weeks

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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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