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March 14, 2001 - Industry News

Minnesota Farmers Push For Biodiesel

Minnesota soybean growers are pushing for a mandate of the use of soybean oil in diesel engines

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March 14, 2001 - Industry News

Stars & Stripes Winners Shine in Louisville

Stars & Stripes champions Asbury (top) and Knight (bottom)

There were happy tears, shouts of joy, hugs and handshakes in abundance Saturday as a standing-room-only crowd learned the winners of the Stars & Stripes Show Truck Series championship. Jerry Asbury's purple-blue 1999 Kenworth W900L took first place in the bobtail competition, while Marvin and Barb Knight's "Almost Paradise," a 1999 Kenworth with tropical and undersea murals on both tractor and trailer, took first place in combination. Each won $30,000 and the Truck-Lite Trophy

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March 14, 2001 - Industry News

Idaho Drops Proposals For Higher Truck Fees

Seven proposals to change Idaho's taxes and fees on trucks were withdrawn or killed in the State House Transportation Committee last week

March 14, 2001 - Industry News

NLRB Says Port Driver Wrongfully Terminated

The National Labor Relations Board is issuing a complaint against a port trucking fleet for violation of the National Labor Relations Act

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March 14, 2001 - Industry News

Etrace: An All Internet Affair

It’s interesting that Gearworks Inc. is headquartered in Minneapolis. So is PeopleNet, the first company to bring the Internet to truck dispatching

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March 14, 2001 - Industry News

Cooper Tire Pledges Help for Kids

As part of its support of the Children's Miracle Network, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has extended a pledge to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women in Orlando, Fla.

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March 14, 2001 - Industry News

A Silver Lining in Trucking's Dark Cloud

This time last year many trucking companies had a yard full of idle trucks, not because they didn’t have ample freight, but because they couldn’t find enough drivers. Today, those trucks are back on the road

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March 14, 2001 - Industry News

Tennessee Truck Safety Program Gets Federal Attention

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent its top officials to Tennessee this week to learn more about how that state safety program is successfully cutting truck-related fatalities.

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Cadec Introduces Powerful Onboard Computer

Cadec Corp. of Londonderry, N.H., has released the Mobius TTS – what Cadec calls the most powerful onboard computer available

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Kentucky Bans Trucks from U.S. 119

News that trucks were involved in most of the wrecks on Pine Mountain in Kentucky since 1996 has prompted the state to ban trucks from U.S. 119

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Illinois Bridge Closed to Trucks

Cracks and corrosion in and on support beams of the McKinley Bridge near Venice, Ill., mean truck drivers will have to find another route

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider Logistics Partners With Vitria

Schneider Logistics of Green Bay, Wisc., has announced a strategic relationship with Vitria Technology of Sunnyvale, Calif., providers of BusinessWare business process systems

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Men Rule In Dangerous Driving

Although anecdotal evidence may suggest that women have caught up with, or possibly surpassed, men where dangerous driving is concerned, a new study makes it clear that, when it comes to behaving dumbly on the road,

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Connecticut Study Affirms Truck Parking Shortage

A study released earlier this month by the Connecticut Department of Transportation says the state needs almost 1,200 more spaces to accommodate commercial truck traffic

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Software Helps With HazMat Shipments

RegScan Inc., of Williamsport, Pa., offers new software that helps truckers avoid hazardous materials violations

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Nexterna Launches Vehicle Tracking Software

Nexterna, Inc. of Omaha, Neb., has released OptiTrac 3.0 location tracking software incorporating street address detail

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

EPA Calls For Further Testing of New Fuel

Trucking companies anxious to get their hands on an innovative new diesel and water blend alternative fuel may have to wait until standard tests are done by the Environmental Protection Agency

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Kentucky Underride Guard Bill Dies

The Kentucky Senate adjourned early last week, effectively killed a House bill aimed at forcing big trucks off the road if they are not equipped with rear underride guards

March 13, 2001 - Industry News

New Mexico Moves to Lower Truck Speed Limit

The New Mexico Senate passed a bill last week that would lower the speed limit for heavy vehicles on that state’s highways

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Dealers Focus More On Customer Satisfaction

Selling trucks has always been a relationship-oriented, “touchy, feely thing.” But dealers are placing an increased emphasis on measurin

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March 12, 2001 - Industry News

Moving To Rail Won't Clean Air, Study Says

A new study published last month shows that groups calling for increased use of rail as a way to protect the environment are off track

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March 12, 2001 - Industry News

Conference to Address Safety and Loss Issues

The Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council of the American Trucking Associations will hold its 2001 Security Forum at the Adams Mark Hotel, Memphis, Tenn., June 4-5

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March 12, 2001 - Industry News

World's Largest Truck Convoy To Be Attempted

A Florida's sheriff's office is attempting to organize the world's largest truck convoy

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March 12, 2001 - Industry News

England renovates driver training center

Salt Lake City-based C.R. England recently opened its renovated Spartanburg Driver Training Cente

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March 12, 2001 - Industry News

USFreightways suffers first-quarter slump

First-quarter profits will be off the analysts’ mark, say officials at USFreightways Corp., which also announced Friday plans for significant job cuts

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