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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

October 31, 2000 - Industry News

Comdata to Offer Free Fuel Price, Routing and Amenities Site

Comdata will offer free real-time fuel price, routing and highway amenities information when it launches its new GoComchek.com web site in January

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October 31, 2000 - Industry News

Final Six Stars and Stripes Qualifiers Outgun Tough Competition In Texas

"One hundred proof" competition, so-called by one of the participants, dazzled the eye and frayed the nerves of competitors in the fifth and final Stars & Stripes show truck series event, held last weekend at the Rip Griffin’s Travel Center off I-20 in Terrell, Texas. The show is produced by Newport Communications and the National Assn. of Show Trucks and is sponsored by Chevron.

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October 31, 2000 - Industry News

West Virginia Officials Target Interstates for Enforcement

Highway officials in West Virginia pulled weight enforcement inspectors off most state highways and reassigned them to Interstate highways last week as part of plan to let up on enforcement until after Election Day

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October 31, 2000 - Industry News

FreightWise Exchange Debuts on Web

FreightWise Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas, has begun limited operation of its Internet freight exchange at www.freightwise.com.

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October 30, 2000 - Industry News

Event Scheduled to Help Truckload Carriers Survive

A one-day seminar designed to help truckload carrier executives deal with what many fleets have described as the worst operating environment in 20 years has been scheduled for Nov. 1

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October 30, 2000 - Industry News

Qualcomm&#39s OmniExpress Goes Into Service

Qualcomm has announced the first purchasers of its new OmniExpress mobile communications system are Averitt Express of Cookeville, Tenn., and Hub Group of Lombard, Ill

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October 30, 2000 - Industry News

Dorsey Trailers Hires Turnaround Firm

The downturn in truck sales has forced an Atlanta-based trailer manufacturer to hire a turnaround firm to help restructure its company

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October 30, 2000 - Industry News

British Truckers Wait for Word on Fuel Tax Cuts

The British government is under mounting pressure to pledge tax cuts for truckers this week to avoid a repeat of the blockades and slowdowns that paralyzed the country last month during Europe-wide protests over high fuel prices

October 30, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Happy With Surcharge Deal

Most of Ontario's owner-operators are content with a deal that pays them a minimum of 14 cents a mile more to compensate for the high price of diesel, says Bill Wellman, head of the National Truckers' Association

October 30, 2000 - Industry News

Reader&#39s Digest Names Most Dangerous Highways

The November issue of Reader's Digest names five of what it considers America's most dangerous highways

Tags: Highways

October 30, 2000 - Industry News

NAIT Launches Fuel Discount Program

The National Association of Independent Truckers has launched a fuel discount program for its members

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October 30, 2000 - Industry News

NTE Renews Image, Adds Service Depth

NTE is moving downtown. The venerable transportation exchange is leaving its old .net neighborhood for a .com address

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October 30, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers&#39 Protest Broken Up

Police escorted trucks out of the main container terminals of the Port of Montreal yesterday, throwing a wrench into dozens of independent truckers’ protests to seek union recognition

October 29, 2000 - Industry News

Accurate Logistics Joins FreightPro.com

Accurate Logistics, Columbus, Ohio, a warehousing, distribution, fulfillment and packaging service, has become an agent for freightPro.com

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October 29, 2000 - Industry News

New Illinois Pilot Opening Today

Pilot's new travel center in Effingham, Ill., opens today, Oct. 30

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October 29, 2000 - Industry News

Dina Takes Action Against Western Star For Cancelling Contract

Mexican truck maker Dina has filed charges against Western Star Trucks with the International Arbitration Court of the Paris, France-based International Chamber of Commerce

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October 28, 2000 - Industry News

Dealers Ask For Help From OEMs, Finance Firms

As their vehicle stocks continue to grow and prices continue to drop, used truck dealers are asking finance companies and truck manufacturers to help them get through an impending crisis. Dealers told OEM and finance company representatives at the inaugural annual meeting of the Used Truck Assn. in Florida last week that they fear a further avalanche of truck repossessions in January when cash-strapped operators must pay annual license fees.

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October 28, 2000 - Industry News

Millions In Tax Credits May Go Begging

Truck owners trading in their rigs may be missing out on millions of dollars in federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) credits as the number of used trucks in dealer lots grows

October 28, 2000 - Industry News

Depleted Truck Market Hits Finance Companies

Financial institutions are being hurt by depressed market conditions in trucking, and that's going to make it harder for potential buyers to borrow money in the coming months

Tags: Economy

October 28, 2000 - Industry News

Red Oval Dealers Honored By Peterbilt

Peterbilt has presented Dealership Performance Awards to 35 dealers in recognition of their commitment to its Red Oval Pre-Owned Truck Program.

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