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October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Chevron-Texaco Merger Could Affect Equilon, Motiva Ventures

The planned merger of Chevron and Texaco, announced yesterday, has analysts wondering about what will happen to the Texaco-Shell joint Equilon and Motiva ventures along with possible antitrust concerns. The Texaco-Chevron deal will create a new giant oil company, ChevronTexaco Corp.,

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October 16, 2000 - Industry News

Chevron & Texaco Announce Merger

Chevron Corporation and Texaco Inc. today announced a merger that will create a company -- ChevronTexaco Corporation – the world’s 4th largest oil company. The transaction is estimated to be worth $35.1 billion

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October 14, 2000 - Industry News

I-PASS Disappointed by Trucker Response

The only congestion-relief effort Illinois tollway officials were able to pull off this year isn’t working too well

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October 14, 2000 - Industry News

Arkansas Highway Board in Jeopardy, Chairman Says

The chairman of Arkansas' state Highway Commission says he fears trucking interests will try to do away with the panel next year

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October 14, 2000 - Industry News

Sterling Truck Workers Vote No to Union

Employees at the Freightliner's Sterling truck plant in St. Thomas, Ontario, voted against union representation by the Canadian Auto Workers last week

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October 14, 2000 - Industry News

Savannah Port Truckers Fed Up

Truckers hauling out of the port of Savannah, Ga., plan today to park their trucks and line the highway outside the main gate of the port in protest against the long delays at the port

Tags: Intermodal

October 14, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Plan Washington Convoy

A trucker's group that was instrumental in last spring's convoy of several hundred trucks on Washington, D.C., to protest high fuel prices is planning another convoy and rally for early November. The National Owner Operator Trucking Assn., formerly a regional group in New Jersey, is planning to take at least two convoys to the nation's capital the week before the presidential election

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October 13, 2000 - Industry News

Carrierdepot.com Offers Free Truckload Rates Online

Network Associates, Lynn Haven, Fla., operators of the Carrierdepot.com web site, are offering free access to their online truckload rating system through Nov. 3

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October 13, 2000 - Industry News

Maryland Gets Truck Overheight System

The State of Maryland recently opened its first truck overheight detector system. It's located at a truck weigh and inspection station along Interstate 70, west of Baltimore

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October 13, 2000 - Industry News

PartsSystems Launches On-Line Parts Purchasing

Vancouver-based PartsSystems has launched PartsSystems.com, a web site where owner-operators can purchase name-brand truck parts online at discounts comparable to fleet pricing

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October 12, 2000 - Industry News

CFI Announces New VP-Recruiting

Contract Freighters, a truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., recently announced the promotion of Kevin McKelvy to the position of Vice President – Recruiting

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October 12, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Bill Passes Without Delaying Diesel Regs

The Senate yesterday approved an appropriations bill for the Environmental Protection Agency without including language that would have postponed the EPA's new diesel emissions regulations

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October 12, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Talk to Cheney

Republican vice-presidential candidate Dick Cheney visited with truckers in a truckstop in Ohio yesterday, learning about their worries about fuel prices and other issues as part of his "Greatest Generation" bus tour. According to published reports, Cheney nibbled on apple pie and coffee as he shared a table with truckers at the Petro Travel Center about 15 miles south of Bowling Green

October 12, 2000 - Industry News

Transportation.com Teams With Volvo

Transportation.com, Overland Park, Kan., an Internet transportation marketplace, has announced partnership agreements with Volvo Trucks North America and Volvo Commercial Finance LLC The Americas

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October 11, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Inspection Officer Accused of Accepting Bribes

A North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles officer has been accused of accepting bribes from an undercover officer in exchange for not inspecting a trailer properly

October 11, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Truck to Review Relations with Mitsubishi

Sweden's Volvo Truck Corp. reportedly plans to review its relationship with Japan's Mitsubishi

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October 11, 2000 - Industry News

Arbitrators Likely to Say U.S. Was Wrong in Delaying NAFTA Provisions

A panel of international arbitrators reportedly will hand down a decision soon on whether the United States violated the North American Free Trade Agreement by not opening its borders to Mexican trucks

October 11, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Expands Dealer Network

The Peterbilt dealer network recently added two new full-service dealerships and expanded an existing location

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October 11, 2000 - Industry News

Multi-State Waste-Truck Inspection This Week

Six Northeastern states and the District of Columbia are paying special attention to inspecting waste trucks this week

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October 11, 2000 - Industry News

SPX Awards $25,000 Grant to Kick Off Management Course

SPX Corp., Warren, Mich., has awarded a $25,000 grant to Northwood University to be used in the development of a course on management operations in the heavy-duty truck market

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October 11, 2000 - Industry News

NHTSA Looking for "Drowsy Driver" Detection Systems

The National Traffic Safety Administration is looking for non-contact eye closure monitoring devices to use in tests of “drowsy driver” detection systems

October 11, 2000 - Industry News

Garner Selects TrackWare

Garner Transportation Group, Findlay, Ohio, has selected the TrackWare trailer tracking system from @Track Communications of Richardson, Texas

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October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Transportation.com Expands Equipment Offerings

Internet transportation marketplace Transportation.com, Overland Park, Kan., now offers Classifieds, a service that allows members to post and set a selling price for equipment directly on the site

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October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Transplace Completes Logistics Merger

Internet trucking colossus Transplace.com, Plano, Texas, announced it has completed its first quarter of operations and the merger of logistics business units from six major truckload carriers

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October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Profit Tools Launches Version 3.0 and New Web Service

Profit Tools, Newmarket, N.H., has released version 3.0 of its business, operations, and e-commerce software product line, Profit Tools for Trucking

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