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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

Mexico's Dina in Financial Trouble

Mexican truck maker Dina is in financial trouble after Western Star canceled a contract for 9,000 medium-duty trucks last year

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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers to Get Spots on PA Turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is building 10 new service plazas and re-dedicating the old ones to truckers

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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

Many Bridges Inadequate

An Associated Press analysis of federal statistics shows 29 percent of the nation's bridges are rated "deficient.

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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

Fort Worth Cracks Down on Illegal Truck Parking

Police in Fort Worth, Texas, are cracking down on trucks parked illegally

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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

Overnite to Appeal Again in Teamsters Case

Overnite Transportation said it will appeal Friday's ruling by a federal appeals court that Overnite unfairly hindered the union's attempt to organize the less-than-truckload carrier's workers

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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

iCargo Fizzles Before Launch

Another Internet transportation marketplace has gone belly up

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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Rally Against Border Opening

Truckers rallied in Ohio and Texas Friday, protesting President Bush's likely decision to allow Mexican trucks across the border

February 19, 2001 - Industry News

Dana Spicer to Supply New International Medium-Duty Components

Dana Corp.'s Spicer Driveshaft and Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake Group have been chosen to supply Spicer Life driveshafts, Spicer steering shafts, Spicer steer axles, and Spicer drive axles as standard equipment on the International 4000 Series "high-performance" medium-duty truc

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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth, Peterbilt To Drop Detroit Diesel

Detroit Diesel Series 60

The parent of truck makers Kenworth and Peterbilt has decided to stop offering Detroit Diesel engines later this year

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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

A Safety Message Worth Sharing

People who misuse alcohol or uses illegal drugs not only put themselves at risk, they also put their families and co-workers at risk. Such people become less productive at work, but more importantly, are more likely

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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

No Maryland Cell Phone Ban

A bill to ban the use of hand-held cellular phones while driving in Maryland has been killed

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February 16, 2001 - Industry News

J.J.Keller Introduces Mileage Program

J.J.Keller & Associates of Neenah, Wis., has introduced KellerMILES, a mileage database

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February 16, 2001 - Industry News

Canadian Truck Lender Has Eye on U.S.

A Canadian startup based in Calgary, Alberta, has begun financing truck and trailer purchases over the Internet at www.bigrigdirect.com

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February 16, 2001 - Industry News

JobsInLogistics.com Puts Jobs on the Web

JobsInLogistics.com, based in Miami Beach, Fla., brings employers and job seekers together on the Internet at www.jobsinlogistics.com

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February 16, 2001 - Industry News

Nuss Truck Group Expands as RDO Divests Truck Operations

Mack Trucks of Rochester, Minn., has acquired the assets of RDO Truck Center of Roseville, Minn., a franchised dealer for Mack and Volvo trucks, and renamed it Twin Cities Mack & Volvo Trucks

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February 16, 2001 - Industry News

Fire Closes I-4 in Florida

A 10-mile section of I-4 in Florida was closed today because of a raging wildfire

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February 15, 2001 - Industry News

British Trucker Gets Five Years for Mobile Phone-Related Crash

A British truck driver faces five years in prison after killing a man in a crash caused by the distraction of using a mobile phone

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February 15, 2001 - Industry News

South Carolina Bill Would Hike Fines for Speeding Truckers

A bill up for a vote in the South Carolina House of Representatives would increase the penalties for truckers caught over the speed limit

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February 15, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow Freight System Sponsors Chemical Transportation Conference

Yellow Freight System recently co-sponsored the 6th Annual Transportation and Distribution Conference hosted by Chemical Week magazine

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February 15, 2001 - Industry News

Study: California Roads Third Worst

California's deteriorating highway system now ranks third worst in the country, according to a new study from Transportation California, a highway advocacy group

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February 15, 2001 - Industry News

Keeping the Dirty Side Down

Without its prototype stability control system, this rig had only 10 of 18 wheels on the ground in a demonstration of a fast lane-change maneuver.

The highlight of last fall's meeting of The Maintenance Council was a day-long test-track demonstration of the latest braking and electronic stability-control technologies. The event showed trucking industry technical leaders the effectiveness of disc brakes and electronic braking control

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February 15, 2001 - Industry News

Tire Warning Technology Mandated

Tire pressure warnings will have to be displayed on the dashboards of all motor vehicles - and that includes heavy trucks - within three years. This requirement is hidden away in the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act

February 15, 2001 - Industry News

Fleetguard Redesigns Web Site

Fleetguard, suppliers of filtration and exhaust system products, has revamped its web site, www.fleetguard.com. The new site will be accessible on March 1

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February 15, 2001 - Industry News

National Carriers Opts for Integrated Decision Support

Integrated Decision Support Corporation (IDSC) of Richardson, Texas, has announced that National Carriers, Liberal, Kan., will install IDSC decision support software

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February 14, 2001 - Industry News

High Costs, Slowing Demand Puts Goodyear in the Red

Goodyear will reduce worldwide employment by more than 7,200 this year, cutting annual costs by about $250 million, as it deals with a sea of red ink

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