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November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Tough Sell for Internet Logistics

"The emperor has no clothes and nPassage is willing to say it." That’s how nPassage, the Seattle-based Internet logistics company, began an unusual press release that went on to admit times are tough for the new Internet-based logistics services

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November 29, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Recommends Improvements to Driver Licensing System

State and federal officials need to do a better job of monitoring commercial driver licenses, says the Department of Transportation. The Illinois and Florida CDL scandal, in which truckers obtained licenses through bribes of state officials, shows the system can be abused if officials are not paying close enough attention, according to a DOT report released this week

November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Catholic Church to Establish Truckstop Ministry

The Catholic church is establishing its first coordinated ministry for long-distance truckers

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November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Houston Wants to Cut Speed Limits to Fight Pollution

Texas' state environmental agency yesterday approved a clean-air plan for the smoggy Houston metropolitan area that includes a 55-mph speed limit

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November 29, 2000 - Industry News

School Bus Plan Provokes Clean Diesel Controversy

The California Governor's office wants to distribute $50 million to reduce emissions from school buses throughout the state, but environmentalists are upset because nearly one-third of the money will go to promote diesel engines

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November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Dick Simon Trucking Specs Air-Weigh Scales

Dick Simon Trucking, Salt Lake City, will be installing Air-Weigh on-board truck scales in 1,275 new Utility 3000R trailers to be delivered through December 2001

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November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Black Ice Causes Accidents on West Virginia Turnpike

Black ice on West Virginia Turnpike bridges and hills caused numerous accidents this morning, bringing traffic to a standstill, according to Associated Press reports

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November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Tank Truck Carriers Seek Changes in Hours Proposal

Tank truck carriers want to see significant changes in the federal proposal to revise driver hours of service rules

November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Expect Holiday Delays on Arkansas Interstates

Construction crews that eventually should mean better highways in Arkansas are clogging up the Interstates, with highway officials warning of more possible backups during the upcoming holidays

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November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Replacement Truckers Raise Safety Issues at California Trucking Firm

A Northern California trucking firm is being accused of sloppy paperwork when it comes to hours of service and drug and alcohol testing

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November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Hadley Buys KAM

Hadley Products has purchased the stock of KAM Truck Components, manufacturer of mirrors for the medium and heavy duty truck, RV and specialty markets

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November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Supreme Court Sides With Union in Drug Test Firing

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a West Virginia coal company must honor a union arbitrator’s decision to reinstate a truck driver who twice tested positive for marijuana

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November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Dorsey Trailers Shuts Down

Atlanta-based Dorsey Trailers has suspended operations at its three manufacturing plants in order to review its financial options, which could include filing for bankruptcy

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November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Local Police Can Now Enforce CB Rules

It’s official: Last week, President Clinton signed a law sponsored by Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.) allowing state and local governments to enforce Federal Communications Commission regulations on CB radios. The impetus for the new federal law was complaints of illegal, overpowered CB base stations interfering with commercial broadcast and cordless phone signals.

November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Speed Limits on Highway 164 in Wisconsin Back to 55

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is reinstalling 55-mph speed limit signs along most segments of Highway 164 in Washington and Waukesha counties this week after the completion of highway construction that had led to a 45 mph limit

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November 28, 2000 - Industry News

E-Stamp Dumps Postage Sales for $8 Billion Logistics Marketplace

Saying the “supply chain execution market” will reach $8 billion by 2004, E-Stamp Corp. is closing its 15-month-old online postage operation Dec. 31 to focus on Web-based logistics and shipping

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November 27, 2000 - Industry News

Acquisition Should Drive Growth Plans for TravelCenters, Business Magazine Says

The acquisition of TravelCenters of America should fuel the expansion plans of the truckstop chain, according to a report in Crain’s Cleveland Business magazine

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November 27, 2000 - Industry News

New Character Review for Government Contractors

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget is reportedly poised to issue a final rule that would require government contracting officers to consider compliance with all federal regulations when reviewing companies bidding on government contracts

November 27, 2000 - Industry News

Caterpillar Offers Low Emissions Engines for Regional Use

Caterpillar has announced advanced engines running on an 85% natural gas/diesel dual fuel system and “clean diesel” for use in emissions-sensitive environments

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November 27, 2000 - Industry News

Delaware Announces New Weight Law

Beginning January 1, 2001, a new law affecting the registered weight of two-axle and three-axle trucks will go into effect in the state of Delaware

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November 27, 2000 - Industry News

Caterpillar Offers Video Training for Fuel Economy

A three-part video training kit to help drivers and owners get top fuel economy by driving and managing assets intelligently will be available from Caterpillar early in 2001

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November 27, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Opens Cleveland Dealership

Freightliner has opened a SelecTrucks Center in the Cleveland, Ohio, area

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November 27, 2000 - Industry News

CargoLinx Finds Loads by Web or Phone

CargoLinx of Toronto has introduced a new North American freight-matching service

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November 22, 2000 - Industry News

Caterpillar, Cummins React to 14-State Emissions Plan

Reacting to a proposal by California and 13 other states to put their own regulations into effect, Caterpillar and Cummins proposed an alternate plan to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The plan would have challenged engine manufacturers to voluntarily meet more stringent engine emission testing requirements in 2005 -- rather than in 2007 as EPA has proposed -- in exchange for revised emission levels in 2007 and beyond

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November 22, 2000 - Industry News

Dana's Spicer Driveshaft Division Earns Quality Award

Dana Corp.'s Spicer Driveshaft Division, Toledo, Ohio, received the 2000 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for manufacturing

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