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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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May 14, 2001 - Industry News

Economic Upturn Delayed

The economy was not doing as well as first reported in March and April, according to revised data with more complete information released Monday

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May 13, 2001 - Industry News

NLRB Says Overnite Pushing Employees to Decertify

A National Labor Relations Board judge issued a decision finding that Overnite Transportation has solicited and bribed employeed to circulate decertification petition

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May 11, 2001 - Industry News

Cell Phone Distractions Addressed in Hearing

There were lots of anecdotes and few hard numbers last week at a House Transportation subcommittee meeting on the danger of using mobile phones while driving

Tags: Safety

May 11, 2001 - Industry News

McClendon Trucking to Add Tractors

McClendon Trucking, LaFayette, Ala, announced it will add about 50 conventional tractors to its fleet

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May 11, 2001 - Industry News

Annett Carriers On the Web

Annett Holdings, Des Moines, Iowa, is providing customer account access and shipment updates on the web at www.annettholdings.com

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May 11, 2001 - Industry News

UPS Logistics, Tripmaster Join Forces

UPS Logistics Group of Baltimore and Tripmaster Corp., Arlington, Texas, have announced a joint development and marketing project for the next release of UPS Logistic Technologies’ MobileCast product, version 5.1

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May 11, 2001 - Industry News

Knight Transportation Announces Stock Split

Knight Transportation, Phoenix, has declared a 3-for-2 stock split

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May 11, 2001 - Industry News

More Work Needed to Protect Border, Says DOT Inspector General

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has more work to do before it can ensure the safety of Mexican trucks coming across the U.S. border, says the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General

May 10, 2001 - Industry News

OOIDA, Volvo Spar Over Alleged Defects

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. has fired another salvo at Volvo Trucks North America in its quest to get to the bottom of alleged front axle problems on Volvo trucks. But Volvo officials question the accuracy and relevancy of the latest revelation by OOIDA's LandLine magazine

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May 10, 2001 - Industry News

NATSO Takes Agenda to Capitol Hill

Members of truckstop association NATSO were in Washington, D.C., this week to bend the ear of their representatives on issues important to the truckstop industry, including keeping truck parking a responsibility of private industry rather than government

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May 10, 2001 - Industry News

Wolcott Truck Rodeo To Be Held In June

The Wolcott Summer Festival Truck Rodeo will be held June 30 at the Hoosier Heartland Truck Plaza in Remington, Ind

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May 10, 2001 - Industry News

Exit Numbers To Change In Florida

If you're hauling through Florida this summer, you may be driving in circles if you're not aware of the new interstate exit numbering system

Tags: Highways

May 10, 2001 - Industry News

Illinois Computerizing CDL Tests

The latest response to Illinois' CDLs-for-bribes scandal is the use of computers to give written exams

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