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December 1, 2000 - Industry News

U.S. Trucking Subsidiaries Declare Bankruptcy

U.S. Trucking, Charleston, S.C., announced today that its four operating subsidiaries have filed for bankruptcy

Tags: Fleets

November 30, 2000 - Industry News

Prophesy to Integrate with PeopleNet

Prophesy's dispatch and accounting software will seen be able to seamlessly integrate with PeopleNet's INTOUCH G2X fleet management system

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November 30, 2000 - Industry News

Mexico Reported to Win NAFTA Complaint Against U.S.

A panel of arbitrators ruled against the U.S. policy of keeping the Mexican border closed to long-distance Mexican trucks, according to news reports. The panel, which deliberates under terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement, reportedly agreed with a Mexican protest against the U.S. policy

November 30, 2000 - Industry News

GE Capital, Innovative Fleet Management to Sell Used Trucks Via Web

GE Capital Fleet Services and Innovative Fleet Management signed an agreement to develop a direct-to-dealer used-vehicle resale channel

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November 30, 2000 - Industry News

Presidential Ballots Trucked to Tallahassee

It was a load watched more closely than a truckful of nuclear waste: nearly half a million Palm Beach County presidential election ballots that were trucked to Florida's state capital yesterday from south Florida. Observers compared the

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November 30, 2000 - Industry News

Course Teaches Rollover Prevention

An Edmonton, Alberta-based driver instructor is spearheading a course that teaches truckers how to avoid rolling their rigs

Tags: Safety

November 30, 2000 - Industry News

Commercial Fueling Network Accepts T-Chek Card

Commercial Fueling Network has agreed to honor T-Chek card at CFN's nationwide network of commercial fueling sites

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November 30, 2000 - Industry News

SAE Truck and Bus Meeting Set for Next Week

A panel of government and industry officials will discuss truck safety issues as well as the future of diesel engines next week at the Society of Automotive Engineers International Truck and Bus Meeting & Exhibition in Portland, Ore., December 4-6

Tags: Events

November 30, 2000 - Industry News

Chicago Truckers Union Plans Merger With Teamsters

Tough times in the trucking industry may force the Chicago Truck Drivers Union, the only independent trucking union in the country, to finally merge with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

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November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Tough Sell for Internet Logistics

"The emperor has no clothes and nPassage is willing to say it." That’s how nPassage, the Seattle-based Internet logistics company, began an unusual press release that went on to admit times are tough for the new Internet-based logistics services

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November 29, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Recommends Improvements to Driver Licensing System

State and federal officials need to do a better job of monitoring commercial driver licenses, says the Department of Transportation. The Illinois and Florida CDL scandal, in which truckers obtained licenses through bribes of state officials, shows the system can be abused if officials are not paying close enough attention, according to a DOT report released this week

November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Catholic Church to Establish Truckstop Ministry

The Catholic church is establishing its first coordinated ministry for long-distance truckers

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November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Houston Wants to Cut Speed Limits to Fight Pollution

Texas' state environmental agency yesterday approved a clean-air plan for the smoggy Houston metropolitan area that includes a 55-mph speed limit

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November 29, 2000 - Industry News

School Bus Plan Provokes Clean Diesel Controversy

The California Governor's office wants to distribute $50 million to reduce emissions from school buses throughout the state, but environmentalists are upset because nearly one-third of the money will go to promote diesel engines

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November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Dick Simon Trucking Specs Air-Weigh Scales

Dick Simon Trucking, Salt Lake City, will be installing Air-Weigh on-board truck scales in 1,275 new Utility 3000R trailers to be delivered through December 2001

Tags: Fleets

November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Black Ice Causes Accidents on West Virginia Turnpike

Black ice on West Virginia Turnpike bridges and hills caused numerous accidents this morning, bringing traffic to a standstill, according to Associated Press reports

Tags: Highways

November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Tank Truck Carriers Seek Changes in Hours Proposal

Tank truck carriers want to see significant changes in the federal proposal to revise driver hours of service rules

November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Expect Holiday Delays on Arkansas Interstates

Construction crews that eventually should mean better highways in Arkansas are clogging up the Interstates, with highway officials warning of more possible backups during the upcoming holidays

Tags: Highways

November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Replacement Truckers Raise Safety Issues at California Trucking Firm

A Northern California trucking firm is being accused of sloppy paperwork when it comes to hours of service and drug and alcohol testing

Tags: Safety

November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Hadley Buys KAM

Hadley Products has purchased the stock of KAM Truck Components, manufacturer of mirrors for the medium and heavy duty truck, RV and specialty markets

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November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Supreme Court Sides With Union in Drug Test Firing

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a West Virginia coal company must honor a union arbitrator’s decision to reinstate a truck driver who twice tested positive for marijuana

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November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Dorsey Trailers Shuts Down

Atlanta-based Dorsey Trailers has suspended operations at its three manufacturing plants in order to review its financial options, which could include filing for bankruptcy

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November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Local Police Can Now Enforce CB Rules

It’s official: Last week, President Clinton signed a law sponsored by Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.) allowing state and local governments to enforce Federal Communications Commission regulations on CB radios. The impetus for the new federal law was complaints of illegal, overpowered CB base stations interfering with commercial broadcast and cordless phone signals.

November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Speed Limits on Highway 164 in Wisconsin Back to 55

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is reinstalling 55-mph speed limit signs along most segments of Highway 164 in Washington and Waukesha counties this week after the completion of highway construction that had led to a 45 mph limit

Tags: Highways

November 28, 2000 - Industry News

E-Stamp Dumps Postage Sales for $8 Billion Logistics Marketplace

Saying the “supply chain execution market” will reach $8 billion by 2004, E-Stamp Corp. is closing its 15-month-old online postage operation Dec. 31 to focus on Web-based logistics and shipping

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