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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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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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