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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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November 1, 2000 - Industry News

Qualcomm Gets MVPc Customers, Hooks Up With XATA

Qualcomm announced the commercial release of its MVPc in-vehicle computer as well as the signing of software and hardware agreements with onboard computer supplier XATA Systems

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November 1, 2000 - Industry News

Safeway Workers on Strike

As some striking Safeway workers provide proof of unfair labor practices, clerks at another location are losing their jobs

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November 1, 2000 - Industry News

Tokyo Motor Show Highlights Commercial Vehicles

The 34th Tokyo Motor Show opened Tuesday in Chiba, east of Tokyo, as the nation's first exhibition featuring only commercial vehicles, highlighting safety-oriented and environmentally-friendly technology for trucks, vans and buses

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November 1, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Upgrades and Reopens Gary, Indiana, Location

Pilot Corp., Knoxville, Tenn., recently unveiled its upgraded travel center in Gary, Ind

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November 1, 2000 - Industry News

Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems Becomes Official

The recently announced joint venture to create Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems, a Fort Smith, Ark.-based network of commercial tire service outlets and truck tire retreading facilities, has been declared an official corporation by the Federal Trade Commission

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November 1, 2000 - Industry News

North Carolina Clears Logjam for Tranportation Permits

Transportation officials in North Carolina have cleared a huge backlog of permit applications that had delayed shipments of heavy and large equipment across the state

November 1, 2000 - Industry News

Winter Storm Hits Truckers

Up to 13 inches of blowing snow closed major highways this morning in eastern Wyoming and western South Dakota

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November 1, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Training Gets A Boost

Peterbilt's Specialized Training program got an enrollment boost recently when the course was opened to all qualified students at Wyoming Technical Institute in Laramie

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November 1, 2000 - Industry News

International Predicts Layoffs, Navistar Takes Restructuring Charge

Lagging truck sales are forcing Navistar and its subsidiary, International Truck and Engine, to make some major cutbacks

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November 1, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Unrest in Europe Continues

High fuel prices overseas aren't sitting well with truckers in England, where protestors are gearing up for a possible four-day convoy, and in Germany, where negotiations for lower freight rates continue

October 31, 2000 - Industry News

DriverNet To Offer Wireless Services

DriverNet, the Kansas City-based company best known for their 450 truckstop kiosks, has introduced a new, low-cost mobile communications system called DriverNet pK, designed for small to mid-sized truckload fleets.

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October 31, 2000 - Industry News

Tifton, Ga., Travel Center Reopens as Pilot

Pilot Corp. has purchased the Tifton Travel Center in Tifton, Ga., and is reopening it today as a Pilot travel center

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October 31, 2000 - Industry News

Mitsubishi and Volvo Reaffirm Truck Alliance

Officials with Japan's Mitsubishi Motors and Swedish truck maker Volvo say their alliance in trucks still stands, even though DaimlerChrysler has boosted its management involvement at Mitsubishi

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October 31, 2000 - Industry News

Officials Taking Close Look at ATA's HOS Plan

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reportedly plans to give serious consideration to the American Trucking Associations' proposal for revised hours of service rules

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