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July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Comdata Changes Truckstop Pricing Structure

Citing increased bad debt exposure and volatile fuel costs, Comdata announced it is expanding its new percentage-based pricing structure for truckstops and travel plazas

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Heartland Honors 2-Million-Milers

Heartland Express, Iowa City, Iowa, announced two of its drivers have reached the feat of 2 million accident-free miles with the company

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Trailmobile Canada To Cut Production

Amid slumping demand for new trailers, Trailmobile Canada Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario, said it will reduce trailer production by about 25%

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Beautiful Trucks Winners At Walcott

Walcott Truckers Jamboree highlights: Trucker olympics, top left; antique trucks, top right; Super Truck Beauty Contest winners "Marooned," bottom left, and "Liquid Chicken," bottom right.

More than 60 trucks entered the Super Truck Beauty Contest at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree in Walcott, Iowa, last week

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July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Eaton Breaks Even on Truck Business

Eaton's second quarter results were down compared to last year's, but the company's truck segment operated at breakeven compared to a year ago

July 16, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Online Engine Programming Expanded

Cummins announced that its web-based PowerSpec application for programming electronic control modules is now available for all Cummins Interact System engines, including Cummins ISB, ISC and ISL models

July 15, 2001 - Industry News

XTRA Lease Orders Extra FleetView Units

Terion Inc., of Melbourne, Florida, will supply XTRA Lease, the St. Louis-based leasing company, with an additional 5,000 FleetView trailer-tracking devices unit

July 15, 2001 - Industry News

New Clean Air Rules Could Limit Idling, Increase Fuel Costs in Texas

The Environmental Protection Agency gave tentative approval last week for the Houston-Galveston area to adopt “one of the most far-reaching air pollution plans ever devised," according to one EPA official

July 13, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Ships 100,000th RoadRelay Onboard Computer

Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind., announced it has now sold 100,000 RoadRelay onboard computers in the heavy-duty trucking market

July 13, 2001 - Industry News

LTL Carriers Transporting Households Not Subject To HHG Regulations

Government agencies have ruled that new services from less-than-truckload carriers that transport household goods are not subject to the same consumer protection regulations as traditional household goods movers

July 13, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Okays Pilot HOS Exemption for Home Heating Oil Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has approved a pilot program to grant an exemption from the weekly hours-of-service restrictions for drivers of commercial motor vehicles making home heating oil deliveries

July 13, 2001 - Industry News

October NAFTA Conference to Review Rules for International Trucking

The U.S. Department of Transportation will hold an information conference on the North America Free Trade Agreemen

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July 13, 2001 - Industry News

Burlington Motor Carriers Files For Chapter 11

One of the nation’s top truckload carriers has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization. A week ago Burlington Motor Carriers, Daleville, Indiana filed the petition with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern Indiana district

July 13, 2001 - Industry News

California Port Cities Want Dirty Diesels Off Their Freeways

Twenty-seven California cities want to clean up dirty diesel trucks

July 12, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Bill Calls For Stricter Rules For Mexican Trucks

The Bush Administration's plans to allow Mexican trucks into the United States took another blow in Congress yesterday

July 12, 2001 - Industry News

House Investigates Unscrupulous Movers

A House of Representatives Subcommittee is looking at the question of whether household goods movers need more regulation

July 12, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Posts Second Quarter Loss

Cummins Inc. reported a second quarter profit of $2 million on sales of $1.46 billion, but $125 million in special charges brought that to an $82 million loss

July 12, 2001 - Industry News

Crossing, Not Trucker, Blamed in Train-Truck Crash

Officials in Encinitas, Calif., are studying a steeply sloping railroad crossing after a car carrier got stuck on the tracks last weekend and was struck by an Amtrak passenger train

July 12, 2001 - Industry News

Ryder Opens Round-the-Clock Service Centers

Ryder customers can now access maintenance and fueling facilities 24 hours a day, seven days a week at more than 50 locations

July 11, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Threatens Veto Over Anti-NAFTA Truck Provision

As two Senate committees consider legislation that would prevent Mexican trucks from operating in the United States, President Bush is talking about a veto

July 11, 2001 - Industry News

Driven To Distraction

Most of us have seen it in person: A distracted driver creating a hazard or maybe even in the act of causing an accident. Maybe you’re guilty of doing it yourself on one or more occasions

July 11, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Jamboree Starts Today

The Super Truck Beauty Contest is a highlight of the Walcott event. (Photo by Bette Garber)

One of the country's oldest trucker appreciation events is being held at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, today and Friday

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July 11, 2001 - Industry News

Air Quality Improves In California

A pro-highway group has found that California's air is getting better

July 11, 2001 - Industry News

TRW Launches Trucksteering.com

TRW, Lafayette, Ind., has launched one of the trucking industry's first dedicated sites for commercial steering applications

July 11, 2001 - Industry News

Williams Raises Money for JA

Williams TravelCenters broke a record when its golf tournament to benefit Junior Achievement raised $365,000 last month

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