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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Rush Named Peterbilt Dealer of the Year

Rush Enterprises, San Antonio, recently announced that its Fontana, Calif., dealership has received Peterbilt's highest and most prestigious award, "North American Dealer of the Year.

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Cardiac Tests Dropped from New Medical Exam Form

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has dropped specific reference to ECG and EST tests in its new medical examination form, but says it will propose the establishment of a medical panel to review and make recommendations for amending qualifying standards and tests for drivers with cardiac conditions

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Bush to Open Border to Mexican Trucks

The White House announced today that President Bush will open America's highways to Mexican trucks that meet U.S. safety standards, in response to a ruling by the North American Free Trade Agreement arbitration panel

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Watch Out for Wildfire Smoke in Florida

A truck driver was killed this week in an eight-vehicle pileup when visibility on U.S. 27 near Four Corners, Fla., was cut to zero by fog and wildfire smoke

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Daylight Transport Announces New Services in Pacific Northwest

Daylight Transport, Long Beach, Calif., has improved its service to and from the Pacific Northwest regions of Oregon and Washington

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Enhanced Photo Wins TCA Contest

The judges of the Truckload Carriers Association's fourth annual photo contest for the first time chose a digitally enhanced photograph as the grand prize winner

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Expands Services with Atrium

Miami, Fla.-based Ryder has expanded its relationship with Atrium Corp., a manufacturer and distributor of residential windows and doors

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

International Fuel Protests: Some Conclude, Others Press On

Traffic at Spain's borders crossings with France is finally back to normal today after approximately 2,000 Spanish truck drivers ended a three-day strike to protest high fuel prices. But protests in other countries are still going strong

October 5, 2000 - Industry News

TMW Chief Calls for Load-Matching Standards

Tom Weisz, president and CEO of TMW Systems, Beachwood, Ohio, has proposed creation of an industry-wide standard for load information on the Internet

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor Outlines Strategy at German Show

Newly merged Arvin Industries and Meritor Automotive intend to aggressively integrate their systems and products to expand the reach of both partners in the heavy-duty market

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October 4, 2000 - Industry News

Transportal Network Closing Doors

Transportation internet startup Transportal Network Inc. of Atlanta will close its doors, reportedly due to lack of financial backing. Ed Trout, president of Cornhusker Motor Lines, Omaha, Neb., and a charter member of Transportal Network, confirmed that the company will "close their doors Friday." He said Transportal executives told him the company was unsuccessful in its attempts to secure a second round of funding

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October 4, 2000 - Industry News

Port Trucker Rallies Mixed Success

Predictions of raucous protests by truckers at the nation's ports appear to have been less than initially predicted.

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October 4, 2000 - Industry News

NHTSA Considering Cross-View Mirrors for Delivery Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering a proposal to require convex cross-view mirrors on the rear of delivery and service trucks so drivers can see pedestrians behind the vehicles

October 4, 2000 - Industry News

Nationwide Port Trucker Protest Packs Less Punch Than Promised

California Republicans Promise Fuel Tax Cut For Votes EPA Administrator To Pressure Clinton To Keep Cleaner Diesel Plan Alive Trucker Recognized For 5 Million Mile Accident Free Career

October 4, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Cuts Production

Peterbilt will cut production at its Denton, Texas, plant from 68 trucks to 48 trucks a day starting Oct. 9

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October 4, 2000 - Industry News

Lax Laws for Repeat DUIs Could Cost States Some Highway Money

States that don’t enact and enforce laws following federal guidelines for “repeat intoxicated drivers” will lose part of their federal highway funding

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October 4, 2000 - Industry News

In Perspective: The Hours of Service Compromise

A congressional compromise on hours of service reform means it will be at least another year before a new rule kicks in. The deal will permit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to continue working on its

October 4, 2000 - Industry News

Last HOS Roundtable Starts Today

The third and final roundtable on the hours of service proposal being held by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration gets under way today and continues through tomorrow

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Holds First Bilingual 'How to Drive' Demonstration

The American Trucking Associations' held its first bilingual "How to Drive" demonstration yesterday in San Antonio

Tags: Safety

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Bush, Gore Debate Fuel Crisis

Truckers looking for answers to problems they directly face in their business were most likely disappointed when the top candidates for President of the United States barely touched on the issues during Tuesday evening’s debate in Boston -- but they did talk about how they would address the current fuel crisis

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Port Truckers Rallying in 16 Cities Today

Owner-operators hauling containers at 16 ports in the United States and Canada are staging rallies today to protest high diesel prices, low wages and lengthy unpaid delays

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

New Driver Training System Wows Fleets

Fleets and schools involved in testing a unique new driver training system say it promises to provide more effective, quantifiable driver training and has enormous potential for the industry. TREAD-1, a computer-based system developed by Instructional

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

CCX Opens Connecticut Facility

LTL carrier Con-Way Central Express recently opened a new service center facility in Borzah, Conn

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Yellow Terminals Earn ISO 9002 Certification

Yellow Freight System, Overland Park, Kan., announced its Fort Worth, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, terminals have been certified by the International Organization for Standardization

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Tower Automotive Announces Layoff

Tower Automotive is phasing out its heavy truck rail manufacturing in Milwaukee by March as it focuses on its light vehicle and modules business

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