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October 27, 2000 - Industry News

Wabash to Acquire Breadner Group

Wabash National Corp. has signed a letter of intent to acquire the privately held Breadner Group, a new trailer distributor based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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October 27, 2000 - Industry News

Canacar Announces Plan to Lodge Formal Complaint Against M.S. Carriers Subsidiary

Canacar, Mexico’s national trucking association, plans to file a formal complaint this week with the Trade and Industry Ministry against U.S.-owned trucking company Transportes EASO

October 27, 2000 - Industry News

Arkansas Lawmakers Postpone Decision on Road Agency&#39s Budget

Legislative budget panelists in Arkansas showed little support last week for a proposed constitutional amendment to elect members of the state Highway Commission and put the state highway director under the governor's authority

Tags: Highways

October 27, 2000 - Industry News

Microsoft, Intel, Oracle and ... UPS?

Five years ago, the first Internet show in New York was mostly small companies in tiny booths. In contrast, Internet World Fall 2000 engulfed the entire Javits Center, a large adjacent tent and the sidewalks outside.

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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Names Top Red Oval Dealer

Hubert Wells, general sales manager of Peterbilt of Knoxville, Tenn., has been honored as Peterbilt Motor's 2000 Red Oval Dealer of the Year.

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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

Transportation for Tots Makes Holiday Dreams Come True

Transportation.com and the American Trucking Associations recently announced the launch of Transportation for Tots, a charitable toy drive planned for the upcoming holiday season

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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

M.S. Carriers Testing High-Tech Freightliner S/T

Memphis, Tenn.-based M.S. Carriers is testing Freightliner Century Class S/T's equipped with high-tech safety equipment

Tags: Fleets

October 26, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Management Conference Begins Tomorrow

Trucking executives from across the country will be gathering this weekend for the American Trucking Assns.’ 2000 Management Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, which begins tomorrow and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 1

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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Study Looks at Trucking&#39s Future

The U.S. trucking industry faces a bright future as it enters the 21st century, according to the Fifth annual U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast produced for the American Trucking Associations

Tags: Economy

October 26, 2000 - Industry News

International Pulls Out of ATA, GATS

International Truck & Engine Co. has pulled out of exhibiting at two upcoming trucking shows, citing the need to get "the best bang for their buck.

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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

Last Stars & Stripes Show Truck Qualifier In Texas This Weekend

Truckers and their rigs are rolling into the Dallas area this weekend for the final qualifying event in the Stars and Stripes show truck series, put on by Newport Communications and the National Association of Show Trucks, and sponsored by Chevron. The event is taking place at Rip Griffin Truck/Travel Center, just outside of Dallas in the city of Terrell, I-20 exit 503, today through Sunday, Oct. 27-29

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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

iFleet Relaunches Web Sites

iFLEET Inc. has redesigned and relaunched its two primary Web sites, iFleet.net and TruckNet.com.

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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

Interactive CD Training For AutoShifts

Eaton has released the newest course in the expanding Roadranger System Technician Certification program

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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

Michigan to Close Weigh Stations, Add Road Patrol

The Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Division is shutting down some weigh stations but hiring more patrol officers to make sure trucks comply with the state's weight requirements

Tags: Safety

October 26, 2000 - Industry News

Cross-dressing Trucker Sues Over Firing

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in New Orleans earlier this week against Winn-Dixie, claiming the grocery store chain illegally fired one of their truckers because he occasionally cross-dresses away from work

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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Conference Dubbed A "Celebration" of Legislative Victories

Despite enormous economic pressures facing the trucking industry, Walter B. McCormick Jr., president and CEO of the American Trucking Assns., gave an impassioned and upbeat keynote address to members to kick off the 2000 ATA Management Conference & Exhibitio

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October 25, 2000 - Industry News

Congress Gives Trucks A Quicker Way to Pass Through Customs

Nearly eight years after the Customs Modernization Act gave the U.S. Customs Service authority to automate its operations, Congress has finally granted the money to make it happen

October 25, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Agrees to Participate in Program For Electronic Collection of Border Data

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently signed an agreement to participate in the International Trade Data System at the federal ports of entry in Buffalo, N.Y., in 2001

October 25, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Pileup Kills Two in Ohio

Five big rigs, including a tanker truck, and a car collided and burned during heavy fog in Marysville, Ohio, yesterday, killing two people and creating a fireball that melted telephone wires

Tags: Highways

October 25, 2000 - Industry News

PNV Downsizes, Announces Layoffs

PNV, a Coral Springs, Fla.-based communications and information provider to the trucking industry, announced that is downsizing 15 percent of its work force

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October 25, 2000 - Industry News

Tex-Mex Train Collides with Tanker, Injures Six

A Texas-Mexican Railroad train struck a tanker truck filled with flammable hazardous material in South Texas Tuesday, causing an explosion that injured six people

Tags: Safety

October 25, 2000 - Industry News

Canacar Protests Against M.S. Carriers for NAFTA Violations

Canacar, Mexico’s national trucking association, launched the first in a series of protests against foreign investment in Mexico's trucking industry yesterday morning, specifically focusing on Transportes EASO, a subsidiary of Memphis, Tenn.-based M.S. Carriers

October 25, 2000 - Industry News

California Program Offers Money to Help Replace Dirty Engines

A $95 million program designed to reduce diesel pollution in California’s San Joaquin Valley and the Sacramento metropolitan areas will give some financial help to truckers needing cleaner engines

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October 25, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Says Weak North American Truck Sales Pulled Down Earnings

Swedish truck and bus maker Volvo yesterday recorded a 65 percent decline in third-quarter net income and a 4.5 percent increase in net sales, with lagging sales in North America to blame

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October 25, 2000 - Industry News

Changes Proposed for International Hazmat Freight

The Research and Special Programs Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed changes to the Hazardous Materials Regulations that will bring them in line with international standards

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