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May 17, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Index Points in Right Direction

The Conference Board's index of leading economic indicators rose 0.1% in April after three consecutive declines

Tags: Economy

May 17, 2001 - Industry News

Peterbilt Brand Products at New Online Store

Peterbilt fans will find their favorite nameplate on lots of nifty merchandise -- gifts, clothes accessories and more -- at Peterbilt’s newly enhanced online store

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May 17, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Outlines Energy Policy, Little Immediate Relief Expected

President Bush talks about energy plan.

Saying the United States faces the most serious energy shortage since the 1970s, President Bush Thursday laid out his energy plan. Critics, however, say it offers little immediate relief when it comes to skyrocketing prices at the pumps

May 16, 2001 - Industry News

Beautiful Trucks Rule at NAST Show in Michigan

Grayling's Best of Show trucks are Lynette Myers' 2000 Kenworth W900 (left) and Ron Baird's 2000 Peterbilt 379 and 2000 Heil Pneumatic tanker, owned by Kevin Hoffman, Hoffman Transportation.

High fives to the Best of Show winners at Charlie’s Country Corner truck show held in Grayling, Mich. May 4-6. This was a Truck-Lite Trophy event produced by the National Assn. of Show Trucks

Tags: Events

May 16, 2001 - Industry News

IRP Board Orders Review of Oklahoma Procedures

The Board of Directors of the International Registration Plan has found Oklahoma provisionally out of compliance with certain IRP rules and ordered a peer review of its procedures

May 16, 2001 - Industry News

Ryder Honors Sales Employees; Team Excellence Scholarships Awarded

First row, from left: Moshier, Schneider, Swienton, Leinbach, Cook. Second row, from left: Fuller, Fantocone, Carrigan, Summan.

Ryder System has recognized used truck sales performance in 200 with its Vehicle Sales Team Excellence award

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May 16, 2001 - Industry News

Navistar Back in the Black

After two quarters in the red, Navistar International Corp. reported earnings of $3 million on sales of $1.7 billion for its second fiscal quarter ending April 30

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May 16, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Supreme Court Says Some Injured Workers May Sue Employers

The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that the "exclusive remedy" provision of the state’s workers compensation laws is unconstitutional, opening the door for some injured workers to sue their employers

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May 16, 2001 - Industry News

Dads To Get Driving Lessons

Dads from the Portland, Ore., area will get a chance to be a "Trucker for a Day" at a special Father’s Day event to benefit the Pacific Northwest Truck Museum

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May 16, 2001 - Industry News

Pilot Reopens Travel Center In Idaho

Pilot Corp. recently reopened a travel center in Mountain Home, Idaho. This newly built facility replaces one destroyed by fire last year

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May 15, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Offers Supply Chain View with New Online Application

Schneider Logistics, Green Bay, Wis., has introduced Supply Chain Integrator, a new Web-enabled application that brings product-level visibility to every point along the supply chain

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May 15, 2001 - Industry News

‘State of the Union’ is Healthy, says Hoffa

The Teamsters union has its financial act together and is considering democratic reforms intended to broaden its appeal to would-be members, said union General President James Hoffa

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May 15, 2001 - Industry News

Aether Provides Fusion for Intermec

Intermec Technologies Corp. of Everett, Wash., will employ wireless services from Aether Systems, Inc., Owings Mills, Md., for its logistics system, i-gistics

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May 15, 2001 - Industry News

Hino Launches Web Site

Hino Diesel Trucks (USA), Orangeburg, N.Y., has launched a new website at www.hino.com

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May 15, 2001 - Industry News

SuperRigs Runs Today Through Saturday

The 19th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs Truck Beauty Contest runs today through Saturday

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May 15, 2001 - Industry News

FleetBoss To Use Aeris.net's Microburst

Mobile connectivity provider Aeris.net, San Jose, Calif., will provide data communications for FleetBoss of Fern Park, Fla

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May 15, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Cracks Down on Movers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, under fire for lax oversight of the household goods industry, yesterday announced enforcement actions against two moving companies

May 15, 2001 - Industry News

Trash Hauler Fined $220,000

ACM Transportation, Fairfax, Va., has been fined $220,000 for violations of federal motor carrier safety regulations

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May 15, 2001 - Industry News

NY Governor Proposes Cell Phone Ban

New York Gov. George Pataki has proposed a statewide ban on driving while using a handheld mobile phone

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May 15, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Names General Counsel

The American Trucking Associations has named Richard D. Holcomb senior vice president and general counsel

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May 15, 2001 - Industry News

Fed Cuts Interest Rates Again

The Fed cut credit costs another half percent today - the fifth cut this size since January. No immediate benefit is expected for equipment manufacturers or freight haulers, but it should help boost spending in the economy later this year

Tags: Economy

May 14, 2001 - Industry News

Cities Look for Ways to Ease Gridlock

Trucks are a big target as New York and San Francisco look for ways to solve gridlock

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May 14, 2001 - Industry News

Petty Teams To Use Freightliner Trucks

Freightliner Trucks has signed a sponsorship agreement with racing legend Richard Petty

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May 14, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins, International End Talks

As Cummins continues to look for ways to make its heavy truck engine business profitable, the company's negotiations with International Truck and Engine Corp. on a joint engine-making venture have ended

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May 14, 2001 - Industry News

GeoCom Adds ZoneDesigner to TMS Router System

GeoCom TMS, a transportation technology company with sales offices in Atlanta, has introduced TMS ZoneDesigner, a new planning module for its TMS Router transportation management system

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