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October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Penske Completes DDC Sale

Penske Corp. today announced the completion of the sale of its 48.6% ownership in Detroit Diesel Corp. to DaimlerChrysler, Freightliner's parent company

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October 10, 2000 - Industry News

AMBEST Members Get Input From Carrier Execs

A panel of 14 top trucking executives expressed their views on everything from paid parking to Comdata pricing at a workshop seminar conducted as part of the annual meeting of AMBEST members, held this year in Aspen, Colo

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October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Trucknology: Bad Name, Great Truck

Earlier this year the German manufacturer MAN launched the TG-A, an all-new premium cabover for the European over-the-highway operator. The nomenclature gives the game away with this complex new product: TG stands for Trucknology Generation. The

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Driver Fatigue Tackled in Australia

A federal committee in Australia wants to ban tired truckers from working and is recommending mandatory drug testing to cut down on truckers who drive while fatigued

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Memorial Parade of Lights & Truck Show Postponed

The International Memorial Parade of Lights and Truck Show, originally scheduled for Oct. 27-29, has been postponed until October 2001

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October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Supreme Court to Decide if Arbitrators Can be Overruled

A case now before the U.S. Supreme Court could determine whether or not the courts can overrule labor arbitration awards when public safety may be at stake

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Aussie Truckers Protest Fuel Prices, Indian Truckers May Follow Suit

About 20 rigs driven by angry truckers parked outside Australia’s parliament in Canberra yesterday to protest rising fuel prices, contending that high bills are forcing them to make exhausting extra runs

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Low Truck Sales Claim Another Victim

About 150 people will be out of work when Briskin Manufacturing, a heavy truck parts manufacturer, shuts down its Lebanon, Tenn., plant next month

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October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Deadly Train Crossing Gets $3.5 Million Facelift

The site of last year's deadly collision between an Amtrak train and a tractor-trailer loaded with steel rods near Bourbonnais, Ill., will get $3.5 million in safety improvements

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October 9, 2000 - Industry News

I-95 Lanes Shut Down in Virginia This Week

The Virginia Department of Transportation is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week for an extensive reconstruction project on what is known as the "Mixing Bowl.

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October 9, 2000 - Industry News

North Carolina Fleet Closes Shop

A North Carolina trucking firm is closing its doors, putting 340 people out of work

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October 9, 2000 - Industry News

PTG Focuses on Air-Expedited Freight, Line of Credit Extended

Professional Transportation Group is restructuring its organization to focus on the air-expedited freight community

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October 9, 2000 - Industry News

HOS Roundtable: Onboard Recorders, Driver Categories, Exemptions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week wrapped up six days of roundtable discussions on its massive hours-of-service proposal

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Western Star to Shut Down New SC Plant

An industry-wide decline in truck sales has been blamed for the closing of a Western Star Trucks plant after less than a year of operation

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October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Teamsters Criticize Proposed HOS Rules

Canadian Teamsters criticized a suggestion by the nation's transport ministers that truckers be allowed to drive an extra hour a day, calling it "irresponsible and dangerous.

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

The Hours Delay: A Sigh of Relief All Around

It will be at least another year, and probably longer, before we see final action on hours of service reform, and practically everyone says that’s a good thing

October 9, 2000 - Industry News

Coalition Decries Efforts to Block Diesel Rules

The California Trucking Assn. has joined forces with environmental groups and International Truck and Engine Corp. to fight efforts to delay the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed new diesel emissions regulations

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Park ’N View Completes 125th Truckstop Location

Park ’N View has completed installation of its 125th truckstop location for its telecommunications and entertainment service at TravelCenters of America in Ontario, CA. Park ’N View provides fax, phone calls, Internet connection and cable TV service

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TravelCenters Of America To Acquire Burns Bros.

TravelCenters of America is buying 17 Burns Brothers facilities, located primarily in the West and Northwest. This will expand the TA network to 146 locations. Burns Bros. will close the Wilsonville and Portland, OR, locations. The 17

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Book Chronicles Kenworth History

‘Kenworth: The First 75 Years,’ a 160-page coffee table book, features historic and current photos along with a detailed account of the company’s history. In addition to stories from retired and current employees, dealers, owners and

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Historical Society Hosts Truck Show

The American Truck Historical Society, which recently announced it has surpassed 20,000 members, recently held its 19th annual antique truck show. Drawing more than 5,000 visitors, the indoor show registered 324 antique trucks and also featured

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Goes Hi-Tech

TravelCenters of America is using technology such as terminals, touch pads and transponders to make its facilities more convenient and comfortable. From fuel islands to restaurants and service centers, TA facilities are receiving a technological update. Fuel

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Truckin’ For Bucks Event

The ninth annual Z-107 Truckin’ for Bucks event benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of Lancaster, PA, was held in August. The event featured truck competitions in several classes, prize giveaways, exhibitors and a show-and-shine competition. Proceeds from the

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Covenant Driver Aces Rodeo

Covenant Transport driver Jack Walls took first place in the Chattanooga, TN-based company’s annual rodeo. Of more than 800 competitors, Walls was the only driver to ace the course. Held in Oklahoma City, OK, the rodeo lasts

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Among Largest Franchisees

Pilot Corp., Knoxville, TN, was ranked as the 25th largest restaurant franchisee in the United States by Restaurant Finance Monitor magazine. Pilot currently operates 19 Arby’s, two Country Cookers, 22 DQ/Led. Braziers, seven Dairy Queen Braziers,

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