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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

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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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October 27, 2000 - Industry News

Virginia DOT Shuts Down Lanes on I-95 This Week

The Virginia Department of Transportation is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week as an extensive reconstruction project continues on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl.

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October 27, 2000 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Honors Safe Drivers, Million Milers

J.B. Hunt, a truckload carrier based in Lowell, Ark., recently announced its second and third quarter million-mile safe drivers

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October 27, 2000 - Industry News

PacLease Opens New Facility in Quebec

Paccar Leasing Company, Bellevue, Wash., recently opened the doors to a new Canadian PacLease location in Saint-Laurent, Quebec, just west of Montreal

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October 27, 2000 - Industry News

Wabash to Acquire Breadner Group

Wabash National Corp. has signed a letter of intent to acquire the privately held Breadner Group, a new trailer distributor based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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October 27, 2000 - Industry News

Canacar Announces Plan to Lodge Formal Complaint Against M.S. Carriers Subsidiary

Canacar, Mexico’s national trucking association, plans to file a formal complaint this week with the Trade and Industry Ministry against U.S.-owned trucking company Transportes EASO

October 27, 2000 - Industry News

Arkansas Lawmakers Postpone Decision on Road Agency&#39s Budget

Legislative budget panelists in Arkansas showed little support last week for a proposed constitutional amendment to elect members of the state Highway Commission and put the state highway director under the governor's authority

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October 27, 2000 - Industry News

Microsoft, Intel, Oracle and ... UPS?

Five years ago, the first Internet show in New York was mostly small companies in tiny booths. In contrast, Internet World Fall 2000 engulfed the entire Javits Center, a large adjacent tent and the sidewalks outside.

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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Names Top Red Oval Dealer

Hubert Wells, general sales manager of Peterbilt of Knoxville, Tenn., has been honored as Peterbilt Motor's 2000 Red Oval Dealer of the Year.

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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

Transportation for Tots Makes Holiday Dreams Come True

Transportation.com and the American Trucking Associations recently announced the launch of Transportation for Tots, a charitable toy drive planned for the upcoming holiday season

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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

M.S. Carriers Testing High-Tech Freightliner S/T

Memphis, Tenn.-based M.S. Carriers is testing Freightliner Century Class S/T's equipped with high-tech safety equipment

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