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November 9, 2000 - Industry News

Dorsey Trailers Announces Cutbacks

Atlanta-based Dorsey Trailers is slashing about half of its management and salaried staff because of a drop in demand for its trailers

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November 8, 2000 - Industry News

Exclusive: We Test Drive A Hybrid Electric

Until now, the clean-vehicle focus has centered on alternative fuels such as natural gas. But a new hybrid technology that combines the efficiency of a diesel engine with the cleanliness of electric drive is getting more

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November 8, 2000 - Industry News

OSHA Revises Ergonomics Proposal

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has reportedly revised its controversial ergonomics proposal

November 8, 2000 - Industry News

TA Reports Third Quarter Results

TravelCenters of America yesterday reported a net loss of $0.3 million for the third quarter of 2000, versus net income of $0.1 million for the same period in 1999

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November 8, 2000 - Industry News

Preston, Teamsters Settle for $18.9 Million

Preston Trucking and the Teamsters union agreed to an $18.9 million settlement in the Teamsters' suit against the defunct trucking company

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November 8, 2000 - Industry News

Britain Lowers Taxes on Fuel and Trucks

In an attempt to avoid another nationwide fuel blockade, the British government announced yesterday that it would cut taxes on cars, trucks and some grades of fuel

November 8, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Still Frustrated By Savannah Port Delays

A month after a new computer system went into effect at the Port of Savannah, Ga., truckers pulling containers from the port complain the change is still slowing down turnarounds and cutting their income. Oct. 9, the port implemented a new $4 million computer system designed to help handle the increased flow of traffic at the port. But what port officials called a "learning curve" and admitted-to "glitches" resulted in trucks backed u

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November 8, 2000 - Industry News

Petro Announces 3Q Results

Petro Stopping Centers, El Paso, Texas, recently announced its operating results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30

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November 8, 2000 - Industry News

Insurance Companies Can File Certificates Online

Insurance companies and other financial institutions can now file insurance certificates and other federally required motor carrier compliance information via the Internet

November 8, 2000 - Industry News

$3.8 Billion Transportation Bond Passed in N.J, Rejected by N.Y.

New York voters rejected a $3.8 transportation bond issue Tuesday, but their New Jersey neighbors overwhelmingly approved a measure that will free up money for roads, bridges and transi

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November 8, 2000 - Industry News

Gunite Announces Layoff at Indiana Plant

Gunite Corp., a maker of wheel assemblies for heavy trucks, has laid off a third of its workforce at its Elkhard, Ind., plant thanks to a dramatic downturn in business

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November 8, 2000 - Industry News

Striking Truckers in Canada Face Losing Jobs

Independent truckers who continue to strike at the Port of Montreal could lose their jobs once the boycott is over, a spokesman for the trucking companies told the Montreal Gazette Tuesday

November 8, 2000 - Industry News

Supreme Court Hears Clean Air Arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court is going to decide if the government must change the way it sets clean air standards. In a case brought by American Trucking Associations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the court yesterday heard arguments about a pair of decisions that could affect not only engine emission requirements but the entire federal regulatory mechanism

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November 8, 2000 - Industry News

What Does the Election Mean for Trucking?

As close and uncertain as the election results are, it looks likely that we'll have Republican control of the White House and both houses of Congress for the first time in 48 years. We will have to

November 7, 2000 - Industry News

British to Cut Truck Taxes in Half

As the heated debate continues on whether Britain should compensate those hit by the high cost of fuel, oil giant BP Amoco takes their record earnings public

November 7, 2000 - Industry News

Qualcomm's New Weapon: High Speed Wireless Internet Access

Qualcomm, best known in trucking for its satellite-based communications system, may soon be known for something much more far-reaching

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November 7, 2000 - Industry News

Prophecy Introduces Fuel Card Interface

Prophesy now offers a comprehensive interface to most fuel card systems in its Dispatch & Accounting software

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November 7, 2000 - Industry News

Prophesy Announces Integration with QuickBooks

Prophesy is making it easier for smaller trucking companies to integrate Prophesy Dispatch with the popular QuickBooks accounting software

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November 7, 2000 - Industry News

Swift Prepares for New Terminal in Port of Tacoma

Phoenix-based Swift Transportation is planning to spend $3.8 million to buy nearly 30 acres of land in the Port of Tacoma's Frederickson industrial area

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November 7, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Recalls 15,000 Vehicles

Portland, Ore.-based Freightliner Corp. recently announced two separate recalls affecting more than 15,000 vehicles

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November 7, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Union Hit with $1 Million Fines

After two days of warnings, the government of Quebec is cracking down on striking truckers in the Port of Montreal by slapping the unions representing them with $1 million in fines

November 7, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Cuts 200 Jobs at Virginia Plant

A lagging heavy-duty truck market has forced Volvo Trucks North America to eliminate about 200 more jobs at its Dublin, Va., plant

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November 7, 2000 - Industry News

Clean Air Trust, ExxonMobil at Odds Over Clean Diesel Plan

The Clean Air Trust recently accused oil giant ExxonMobil of trying to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s diesel clean-up plan, but the oil company denies the charges

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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Subsidiary Launches Internet Freight Bidding Service

Shippers with 150-pound-plus shipments that must be delivered by next-day noon can now have carriers bid on their business instantly. UrgentFreight, a new FedEx subsidiary, is using a website to match carriers and shippers

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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

Judge Hands Down Preliminary Injunction in Lease Case

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is claiming a victory in its suit against a Kansas City, Mo., carrier alleging owner-operator leasing violations. Friday, U.S. District Judge Fernando Gaitan issued a decision on OOIDA's request for a preliminary injunction to restrain Ledar Transport from operations under an often-overlooked provision of Federal Motor Carrier Leasing Regulations that specifies what must be contained in leases between a carrier and the equipment owner

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