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April 4, 2001 - Industry News

Ottawa Police Crack Down On Slowpoke Drivers In Fast Lane

Police in the Ontario cities of Ottawa and Toronto are taking aggressive measures to keep motorists from driving too slowly in the fast lane

April 4, 2001 - Industry News

Mexican Truckers Offer Tough Talk Over Border Opening

Members of the Mexican trucking association, Canacar, are threatening a blockade of the U.S.-Mexico borde

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

Airfreight Carriers Oppose USPS/FedEx Pact

During a House Government Reform Committee hearing on Postal Service performance this week, executives of three airfreight carriers joined forces against an agreement between the U.S. Postal Service and Federal Express

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

St. Louis Targets Reefer Log Books

St. Louis police are targeting the log books of long-haul refrigerated truckers

Tags: Industry

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

Illinois Requires CDL Retests

Eighty immigrants suspected of getting their commercial driver's licenses illegally in Illinois will have to re-take their tests

Tags: Industry

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Opens New Terminals

Consolidated Freightways opens two new terminals this month in Phoenix, Ariz. and Laredo, Texas

Tags: Fleets

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

Stars & Stripes Show Truck Events Planned for ITS, TruckerFest

The red-hot show truck competition seen at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show will get even hotter this summer. Organizers of the Stars & Stripes Show Truck Series have two more events planned for this year

Tags: Events

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

Prime Hosts Sleep Deprivation Workshop

Prime Inc. tackled the issue of sleep deprivation head on last week with a press conference and workshop to help remind truckers and other motorists of the importance of getting a good night's sleep

Tags: Safety

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Looking to "Fix" Heavy Truck Market With More OEM Deals

The challenge for Cummins is to “fix the heavy duty truck market,” according to Chairman and CEO Tim Solso

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April 3, 2001 - Industry News

AQMD Offers To Fund Diesel Engine Replacements

The Air Quality Management District, which serves parts of Southern California, is offering funding for up to $26.5 million in projects to replace diesel engines with alternative-fuel and lower-emission models

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April 3, 2001 - Industry News

UTA Offering Used Truck Appraisal Training

The Used Truck Association and Heavy Duty Marketing Associates have released their latest training program, "Professional Used Truck Appraisals.

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April 2, 2001 - Industry News

Good News In Latest Economic Reports

Two key economic reports issued yesterday both signaled that the U.S. economy is on the way back. The National Association of Purchasing Managers reported a rise in manufacturing in March, and the Census Bureau reported a strong rise in construction spending in February

Tags: Economy

April 2, 2001 - Industry News

Massachusetts Construction Drivers Say Pay is Breaking Law

Drivers working on highway construction projects in Massachusetts say they're not getting paid what the law requires, and that the government is ignoring their complaints

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April 2, 2001 - Industry News

Third-Party Logistics Firm to Handle Military Freight

Eagle Global Logistics has been awarded a $33 million contract to handle selected military freight in three southeastern states

Tags: Fleets

April 2, 2001 - Industry News

Couple Appeals Volvo Decision

As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration considers a petition to look into problems with the front axles on Volvo trucks, one couple who took their complaint to the courts is urging others with problems to make their voices heard

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April 2, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Addresses Front Axle Complaints

Volvo Trucks North America has taken two actions regarding complaints about its front axles. In March, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a petition with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, asking the agency to investigate alleged defects in Volvo trucks. The vast majority of complaints concerned the front end of the truck

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April 2, 2001 - Industry News

Ingersoll-Rand Chooses Roberson for New Procurement Offering

Truckload carrier Roberson Transportation, of Champaign, Ill., has been selected by Ingersoll-Rand to manage transportation for a new Internet-based procurement program called The 21st Supplier

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March 30, 2001 - Industry News

New Mexico Building New Inspection Station

A new truck inspection station is under construction in New Mexico north of the Santa Teresa port of entry at the U.S.-Mexico border

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March 30, 2001 - Industry News

Mexican Officials Investigate CDL Scam

Mexican investigators just across the Texas border have uncovered an operation that allegedly sold commercial drivers' license

March 30, 2001 - Industry News

DSL Failure Has Little Trucking Impact

Companies and individuals across the U.S. lost access to the Internet when DSL provider NorthPoint Communications shut down last week. But trucking appears to have been spared major disruptions

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March 30, 2001 - Industry News

Illinois Governor's Plan Would Phase Out Tolls

Illinois Gov. George Ryan last week announced a plan that would increase tolls in the short term in exchange for getting rid of toll booths in the long term

Tags: Highways

March 30, 2001 - Industry News

EMA Adds New Environmental Affairs Director To Personnel

The Engine Manufacturers Association, a trade association representing manufacturers of internal combustion engines, is adding the position of director of environmental affairs to its staff

Tags: Industry

March 30, 2001 - Industry News

New Facility for Tech Equipment

Tech Equipment, a Volvo and Mack dealer in Portland, Ore., is moving into a new and larger facility

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March 30, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Outsources Web Sites

Engine-maker Cummins Inc. will outsource management of 30 company web sites to Digex Inc. of Laurel, Md

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March 30, 2001 - Industry News

Transplace.com Partners With Warehouse Consortium

Web-based logistics provider Transplace.com, Plano, Texas, has announced a potential mega-alliance with Associated Warehouses Inc. of Cedar Knolls, N.J., a consortium of more than 50 for-hire distribution and fulfillment companies

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