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January 30, 2001 - Industry News

Private Carriers Appoint President

The National Private Truck Council named Gary Frank Petty its new president and CEO

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January 30, 2001 - Industry News

Celadon Offers Web Tracking in Mexico

Celadon Group, Indianapolis, announced customers can now track shipments in Mexico as well as the U.S. and Canada using the Cela-Trac system at Celadon’s web site

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January 30, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Battle Snowstorm in South Dakota

Many truckers traveling through South Dakota are pulled over waiting for a winter storm to abate

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Mack Increases U.S. Market Share for Eighth Straight Year

Despite an overall drop in truck sales, Mack Trucks closed 2000 with a bigger piece of the market share pie for the eighth year in a row

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Mineta Names DOT Chief of Staff

New Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta has named John A. Flaherty as chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation

January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Texaco Expected to Drop Shell Joint Ventures

Texaco will likely be forced to spin off its stake in joint venture companies Motiva and Equilon in order to win antitrust approval of its merger with Chevron

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

North Texas Speed Limits to Drop

By May, nearly 1,000 miles of highway in North Texas will see speed limits drop by 5 mph

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Second Day of Prayer Scheduled

Bob Hataway with Trans Alive has announced a Second Annual Day of Prayer for Truckers during the Mid-America Trucking Show

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

American Freightways Top Trucking Company on <I>Forbes&#39;</I> List

American Freightways, Harrison, Ark., has been named by Forbes Magazine as the highest-rated trucking company in its annual Platinum 400 list of the most outstanding industry leaders

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

PacLease Opens Location in British Columbia

Paccar Leasing Co. has added a PacLease franchise location in Surrey, British Columbia

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Hino to Build Trucks in North America

Hino Motors, Japan's largest truck maker, plans to build commercial vehicles in North America perhaps as soon as 2004

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Merger to Create Largest Petroleum Hauler

Kenan Transport, Chapel Hill, N.C., is being sold to Ohio-based Advantage Management Group to create the largest petroleum trucking company in the country

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Louisiana to Improve Dangerous Exit Ramp

Louisiana officials plan to make several safety improvements to a sharply curved interstate exit ramp north of Slidell

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Dart to Drop Fleetline Name

Dart Transit and Fleetline are dropping the Fleetline name and will use Dart Transit Co

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Reaches Into New Markets

FedEx is busting out all over. In recent months, the Memphis-based carrier has had an identity makeover, joined forces with the U.S. Postal Service and pulled off a major public relations coup in the Tom Hanks film, "Cast Away."

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Winter Storm Makes Roads Hazardous in Midwest, Plains

Trucks were banned from some snow- and ice-covered highways today in the Texas Panhandle as a winter storm swept across the central United States

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Freightliner Announces Layoffs

Freightliner LLC announced today that it will cut production rates and lay off workers at its Portland, Ore., truck and parts manufacturing plants

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Cummins Posts Fourth Quarter Loss

Buffeted by tumbling demand in a number of North American markets, Cummins Engine lost $17 million in fourth quarter 2000 and said it expects a 10% drop in revenues for first quarter 2001

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

EPA Proposes Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to streamline hazardous waste reporting requirements by automating the manifest system

January 26, 2001 - Industry News

FHWA Approves Hoover Dam Bypass Site

The Federal Highway Administration has chosen a site for a bypass bridge for the Hoover Dam near Las Vegas

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January 26, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Changes Strategy in Oregon Weight-Distance Fight

The American Trucking Associations still wants to get rid of Oregon's burdensome weight-distance tax, but it's changing its strategy this time around

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January 26, 2001 - Industry News

Mississippi Bills Target Truckers

Mississippi state Rep. Henry Zuber has introduced two bills that target truckers on the highways

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January 26, 2001 - Industry News

N.Y./N.J. Port Authority Raises Tolls to New Jersey

Tolls at bridges and tunnels between New York and New Jersey will be 50 percent higher starting March 25

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January 26, 2001 - Industry News

Capitol Crash Prompts California Legislation

Truck driver medical certification and background checks are getting scrutiny in the California legislatur

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January 26, 2001 - Industry News

Tests Positive on Westport Natural Gas Engine

Independent tests show that Canadian-based Westport Innovations' natural gas fuel system can meet 2002 emissions standards while maintaining the full torque of the same engine running on diesel

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