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September 11, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler To Take Control of Mitsubishi

Twenty years of dodging recalls has driven Mitsubishi Motors into the arms of DaimlerChrysler

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September 11, 2000 - Industry News

Owner-Operators Ask Clinton for Help on Fuel

OPEC has agreed to increase production in order to drive down fuel prices, but owner-operators still are pressing for legislative relief. In a letter last week to President Clinton, Jim Johnston, president of Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn., pleaded for leadership on a bill to create a national fuel surcharge. The surcharge is needed to forestall a catastrophe for small-business truckers as fuel prices rise this autumn, Johnson wrote.

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September 10, 2000 - Industry News

Stars & Stripes Qualifiers Win at Walcott

The second group of six qualifiers for the Stars and Stripes truck show series championship were named Saturday at the Iowa 80 truckstop in Walcott, Iowa

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September 8, 2000 - Industry News

Waste Management Gets Great Deal on Clean Trucks

Through a unique partnership with an electricity supplier, giant refuse hauler Waste Management has come up with a cost-effective way to convert trucks to cleaner natural gas fuel

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September 8, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Fills Environment, Safety Posts

The American Trucking Associations has filled two key positions in its environmental and safety regulatory operations

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September 8, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Makes Truck Parking Recommendations

After the National Transportation Safety Board held its series of truck and bus safety hearings last year, it decided to look further into the issue of truck parking. The board last week issued several recommendations to help address the parking shortage, which is a key issue in the debate about truck driver fatigue

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September 8, 2000 - Industry News

The 3PLs Strike Back

Entrepreneur Ben Gordon says the conventional Internet wisdom -- that the intermediary is dead -- "is dead wrong." Gordon, president of Web startup 3PLex.com, told Truckinginfo.com that for the past six months to a year, transportation people

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September 8, 2000 - Industry News

French Truckers End Fuel Protest

French truckers ended their blockades of oil refineries and depots yesterday after six days of protests against high fuel prices

September 8, 2000 - Industry News

Truckin’ Down the Campaign Trail

North Dakota state Republican congressional candidate John Dorso, a former owner of a trucking and trailer sales business, recently concluded his "Road to Victory" truck tour. Traveling the road in his 1994 International cabover, a 1998

September 8, 2000 - Industry News

GE Capital Honors Fleets for Productivity

GE Capital Fleet Services has recognized 10 of its customers for innovative best practices in achieving fleet management productivity

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September 8, 2000 - Industry News

Used Trucks Find "Private" Auctions, Overseas Markets Online

"Private" truck auctions on the Web? If you were selling trucks at auction, wouldn’t you want as many bidders as possible? Maybe not. Last month, TruckCenter.com of Northfield, Ill., an Internet-based market for trucks and related services, auctioned

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September 8, 2000 - Industry News

Finalists For First Trailer Dealer Of Year Award Announced

Four outstanding trailer dealers have been selected as finalists for the industry's first National Trailer Dealer of the Year Award

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September 7, 2000 - Industry News

Mack Announces Two Additional Weeks of Plant Shutdowns

In addition to the already-announced plant closings for the week of Oct. 2, Mack Trucks has announced two additional weeks of plant shutdowns to help balance truck inventories

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September 7, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Reacts to Bendix ABS Recall

Volvo Trucks North America yesterday announced it is implementing five key measures to expedite the repair of its commercial trucks affected by the recall of the Bendix EC-17 antilock braking systems

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September 7, 2000 - Industry News

Citigroup Will Merge Associates With Commercial Finance Operations

Details won't likely be announced until Citigroup completes its acquisition of Associates First Capital Corp., but the company has said it plans to merge Associates' commercial unit with its Global Equipment Finance operations -- creating the country's second largest commercial finance company behind GE Capital

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September 7, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Endorse Gore

Democrat Presidential candidate Al Gore received a highly coveted presidential endorsement of the Teamsters labor union yesterday, when the 24-member executive board voted unanimously to support him. According to Associated Press reports, spokesman Bret Caldwell said the vote came after a poll of rank-and-file members showed "across-the-board support" for Gore. He said the union was especially impressed by Gore's "populist message" since the Democratic convention last month

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September 7, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Unrest Spreads Worldwide

Just as the French protest over spiraling fuel prices comes to end, demonstrations around the world are just getting under way

September 7, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Puts Accessories Catalog Online

Peterbilt now offers a truck accessories catalog online

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September 7, 2000 - Industry News

Strange As It Seems, Clyde Hart Enjoys the Crossfire

Clyde Hart, (pictured), the man in charge of the federal truck and bus safety program, says he is enjoying himself – “as strange at that may seem.” It does seem strange, considering the crossfire he walked into

September 7, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Asks For Comments On Record Keeping Requirements

Got something to say about federal record keeping requirements? You have until Nov. 6 to speak your mind on three key areas where paperwork can load you down: inspection, repair and maintenance; driver qualification; and controlled substance and alcohol testing

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

Viking Freight Increases Rates

Viking Freight, an LTL carrier based in San Jose, Calif., will put into effect a general rate increase of 5.9 percent on Oct. 2

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September 6, 2000 - Industry News

Citigroup to Buy Associates First Capital

Financial services giant Citigroup is buying lending powerhouse Associates First Capital Corp., a market leader in truck financing and leasing, for $29.5 billion in stock

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September 6, 2000 - Industry News

DuPont Sues Norfolk Southern Over Rail-Service Breakdowns

DuPont Co. has filed suit against Norfolk Southern Corp., seeking damages for rail-service breakdowns following Norfolk's operation of parts of the former Conrail -- breakdowns that resulted in more business for the trucking industry

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September 6, 2000 - Industry News

Van Lines To Compete for Moves on the Internet

Homestore.com, Thousand Oaks, Calif., announced it will join with five top U.S. moving companies to develop a Web site allowing consumers to shop for and purchase moving services directly over the Internet

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September 6, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Fall Conference Begins Sunday

As part of a continuing effort to reduce the number of commercial vehicle crashes in North America, more than 500 truck and bus safety enforcement officers and industry representatives from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will be meeting at the annual CVSA Fall Conference September 10-14 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Mich

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