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January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Request for Truckstop in Louisiana Faces Opposition

The request for a third truck stop in St. Rose, La., was expected to go under fire Wednesday night by a local planning and zoning commission

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January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Log Software Still Free -- For Now

Drivers who haven't downloaded their free Drivers Daily Log software from www.driversdailylog.com should do it soon

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January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Intrenet Hit With Class Action Suit

Intrenet, the Ohio-based flatbed company that ceased operating Jan. 2, is being targeted in a lawsuit by shareholders who are accusing the company of stock fraud

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January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Limits Weights on Applegate River Bridge

Weight restrictions are in effect for the Applegate River Bridge on U.S. Hwy. 199 near Grants Pass, Ore

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January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Virginia Wants Fewer Trucks on Route 17

The Virginia Department of Transportation has recently made several changes regarding truck traffic on Route 17 because of requests from local citizens and public officials

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January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Powerful Transportation Committee Chair Shuster to Retire

U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, longtime chair of the powerful House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced today that he will retire at the end of January

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

Mineta Will Bring Washington Savvy, Transportation Expertise to DOT

President-elect George W. Bush's nomination of Democrat Norman Mineta as Secretary of Transportation is being hailed as politically wise – and good for DOT, as well. Mineta's nomination fulfills Bush’s promise to include a Democrat in his cabinet – and does so without much threat of partisan rancor. DOT is not an agency that stirs intense political discord, in part because one of its key jobs – distribution of interstate highway money – crosses party lines

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

E-Government: FMCSA Puts Paperwork, Information on the Internet

Curious about a trucking company’s safety record? Want to apply for federal operating authority? Need to make sure a broker is licensed? You can do it all online via the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s e-business safety system

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

PacLease Recognizes "Top" Franchise

MHC Truck Leasing, Denver, has been named PacLease North American Franchise of the Year

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January 3, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Dealers To Convene In Baltimore

The American Truck Dealers association will hold it38th Annual Convention and Exposition April 21-23 in Baltimore

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January 3, 2001 - Industry News

Sterling Dealers Successful In Franchise Dispute

Sterling Truck was wrong in refusing to provide the Acterra model truck to some 50 dealers as part of their franchise agreement,

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January 3, 2001 - Industry News

AAA Study Questions the Safety of Multitrailers

A study conducted for the American Automobile Association says Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Utah and Florida all lack a sufficient system to evaluate the safety of multiple-trailer rigs traveling their state's highways

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January 3, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Custom Critical Opens ExpressCenter in Reno

FedEx Custom Critical has opened an ExpressCenter in Reno, Nev., specializing in critical shipments of any weight that requires same day or early next day delivery

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January 3, 2001 - Industry News

Feds Drop Interest Rate; Could be Good News for Trucking

In a rare between-meetings decision, the Federal Reserve has cut a key interest rate by half a point trying to keep the nation out of a recession. The first decrease in rates in two years could be good new

Tags: Economy

January 3, 2001 - Industry News

Atlanta Suburb Nixes Trucking Terminal

City commissioners from an Atlanta suburb voted unanimously to reject plans for a 100-bay truck terminal earlier this week

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January 3, 2001 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler to Build Trucks with Hyundai

DaimlerChrysler AG and Korea's Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. are reportedly close to announcing a joint venture for commercial vehicles

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January 3, 2001 - Industry News

XATA Goes Modular, Aims for Broader Market

XATA Corp., Minneapolis, the onboard computer systems provider, has introduced the XATAnet family of products, which work with various wireless trucking systems

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January 3, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Posts Record Results

UPS reported record revenues and earnings for the fourth quarter and the year, despite slowing U.S. business

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January 3, 2001 - Industry News

Used Truck Association Announces 2001 Training

For 2001, the Used Truck Association has increased its schedule of training courses, all developed specifically for those involved in the used truck industry.

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January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Names Transportation, Energy Secretary Nominees

President-elect George W. Bush Tuesday named his choices for Secretary of Transportation and Secretary of Energy. Bush chose as Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta, (pictured, left) a Democrat and former Chairman of the House Committee on Public Works

January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Intrenet Closing Doors

One of the nation's largest truckload flatbed carriers is closing its doors

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January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Makes Transportation, Energy Secretary Appointments

President-elect George W. Bush today named his choices for Secretary of Transportation and Secretary of Energy. Bush chose as Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta, (pictured), a Democrat and former Chairman of the House Committee on Public Works and Transportation. He is President Clinton's current Commerce Secretary. The pick for Energy Secretary is Sen. Spence Abraham of Michigan, who was defeated in his November re-election bid by Democrat Debbie Stabenow

January 2, 2001 - Industry News

Horton Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Kit-Masters

Horton, a Minneapolis, Minn.-based provider of cooling systems for diesel engines, has filed a lawsuit in a U.S. District Court against Kit-Masters, Ramsey, Minn., alleging two counts of patent infringement involving Horton fan drives and repair kits

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January 2, 2001 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Site Debuts on Web

ArvinMeritor, Troy, Mich., the component supplier created by the merger of Meritor Automotive and Arvin Industries. has unveiled its new corporate web site at www.arvinmeritor.com.

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January 2, 2001 - Industry News

New California Law Aims to Gather Info on Independent Contractors

California is hoping to track down parents who are delinquent in child support payments by gathering information on independent contractors

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