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February 22, 2001 - Industry News

Williams Controls to Sell Company

Parts maker Williams Controls is for sale

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February 22, 2001 - Industry News

Atlas Moving Forum to Feature Economist Stuart Varney

Atlas Van Lines' 34th Forum on Moving in April will feature economist Stuart Varney, credited for changing the way television reports financial and economic news worldwide

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February 22, 2001 - Industry News

Atlas Sells Red Ball Transit

Atlas World Group, Evansville, Ind., is selling its American Red Ball Transit subsidiary to Red Ball's senior management

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February 22, 2001 - Industry News

Iowa Speed Limit Bill Essentially Dead

A bill that would have allowed Iowa speed limits for cars to be increased to 70 mph while keeping trucks at 65 appears to be dead

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February 22, 2001 - Industry News

Arizona Lawmaker Drops Clean Diesel Proposal

A bill that would have required Phoenix's diesel fuel to meet California's cleaner diesel standards has been put on hold

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February 22, 2001 - Industry News

Engine Brakes Targeted

Engine compression brakes are the target of proposed legislation in several areas

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February 22, 2001 - Industry News

Wholesale Equipment Dealer-Only Web Site Expanded

The web site of Heavy Trucks and Equipment Wholesalers has been redesigned and expanded, with new features added

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February 22, 2001 - Industry News

InTouch to Add Low-Cost Position Reports

PeopleNet Communications Corp. of Minneapolis, providers of InTouch mobile communications, will add frequent, low-cost GPS positioning reports to its suite of InTouch mobile communications products

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February 21, 2001 - Industry News

DriverNet All But Closes Up

The last-minute loss of an investment infusion of close to $4 million has led to the near closing of DriverNet

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February 21, 2001 - Industry News

NAFTA Economic Growth Continues to Slow

The sharp slowdown in economic growth in the U.S. is beginning to depress economic growth in Canada and, to a lesser extent, in Mexico

Tags: Economy

February 21, 2001 - Industry News

New Speedway Travel Center Opens in Ohio

Speedway Travel Centers has opened a new location in Austintown, Ohio

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February 21, 2001 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Transport Inducts 2,383 Drivers Into $50K Club

The number of J.B. Hunt drivers making more than $50,000 a year is continuing to increase

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February 21, 2001 - Industry News

Radioactive Waste Shipments Travel Safely

A truck loaded with special casks heads for the WIPP facility.

Radioactive waste shipments to a New Mexico disposal site have an outstanding safety record, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Tags: Safety

February 21, 2001 - Industry News

TCA to Hold Job Fair at Annual Meeting

The Truckload Carriers Assn. will hold its first driver job fair in conjunction with its annual meeting in April

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February 21, 2001 - Industry News

Short Work Week Blamed for Military Delivery Problems

The military and government are partly to blame for slow truck deliveries, Tom Boyle, president of Boyle Transportation, Billerica, Mass., recently told the Military Traffic Management Command

February 21, 2001 - Industry News

Rush Posts Fourth Quarter Loss

Peterbilt mega-dealer Rush Enterprises posted a $1.6 million loss in fourth quarter 2000 on sales of $211.6 million

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

VarsityHeavyDuty.com Offers Training and a Slice of Parts Life

A new web site aims to train dealer sales personnel. It also offers an entertaining glimpse of life in the heavy duty parts business. According to the announcement, VarsityHeavyDuty.com will provide manufacturers' product and sales training for

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

Ford Motor Company Links With FedEx for Parts Support

Ford has joined with FedEx to provide around-the-clock critical-parts support to Ford's commercial truck customers

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

Overnite Opens Bakersfield Facility

Overnite Transportation is continuing expansion into the West with the opening of a new service center in Bakersfield, Calif

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

Emmert Buys Trism Super Heavy Division

Specialized heavy hauler Emmert International, Portland, Ore., has purchased the Super Heavy Haul Division of Trism Transportation, located outside of Houston

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow Freight System Gets ISO 9001 Certification

Yellow Freight System, Overland Park, Kan., is the first company in its industry sector to earn systemwide ISO 9001 certification

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Forms Research Arm

The American Trucking Associations has formed the American Transportation Research Institute

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

Driver Event Scheduled at Palace Truckstop

The Palace Truck Stop outside New Orleans is holding a driver's appreciation event April 17-18

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

Kenwood Ships First Satellite Radios

Electronics manufacturer Kenwood USA has shipped the first commercial radio sets capable of receiving satellite broadcasts

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

Freightmart.com Debuts on the Web

A new Internet freight auction has opened for business

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