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October 23, 2000 - Industry News

BorgWarner Breaks Ground For New Headquarters, Technical Center

BorgWarner Cooling Systems has broken ground for a new division headquarters and technical center in Marshall, Mich

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October 23, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Cut Carrier, Supplier Profits

As third-quarter financial reports continue to be released, it is evident that high fuel prices have affected both trucking companies and the manufacturers that supply them

Tags: Economy

October 23, 2000 - Industry News

Deal Ends Trucker Strike in Canada

Striking Ontario truckers angered over high fuel prices are back on the road, thanks to a deal prohibiting carriers from skimming off existing fuel surcharges from shippers

October 23, 2000 - Industry News

GE to Acquire Bendix Parent Company

General Electric is buying Honeywell, the parent company of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, in a merger valued at $45 billion

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October 23, 2000 - Industry News

Mack Begins Construction on New Engineering and Testing Center

Mack Trucks has begun construction on a new 36,870-square-foot addition to its Engineering Development and Test Center in Allentown, Pa

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October 23, 2000 - Industry News

Ohio DOT Takes a Closer Look at I-75

State highway officials are warning drivers to slow down on a section of Interstate 75 north of downtown Toledo following a series of truck accidents

Tags: Highways

October 23, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Threaten to Shut Down Montreal

More than 1,200 truckers said they would shut down trucking activity in Montreal, Canada, with a strike aimed at getting employers to recognize their unions.

October 22, 2000 - Industry News

Port Drivers Demonstrate at Long Beach

Port drivers for LHB Trucking, a carrier for Hyundai Shipping, Friday began a protest to bring attention to the high cost of fuel, low rates, unpaid hours and company deductions from their pay

Tags: Intermodal

October 22, 2000 - Industry News

Insurance Rates Are On the Rise for Trucking Companies, Says NAFC

Trucking companies are experiencing significant increases in bodily injury and property damage liability rates, according to the National Accounting and Finance Council of the American Trucking Associations

Tags: Economy

October 22, 2000 - Industry News

Senate Approves Heating Oil Reserve for Northeast

The U.S. Senate approved the creation of a 2 million barrel home heating oil reserve for the Northeast last week, while the recent release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve continued to make headlines. The legislation also renews the president's authority to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a 600 million barrel stockpile in Texas and Louisiana set aside by law for emergencies

October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Road Closures Continue on I-95 in Virginia for "Mixing Bowl" Construction

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

Tags: Highways

October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Goodyear Says Light Commercial Tire Problems Not Another Firestone Recall Situation

The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that tread separation problems similar to those in the Firestone/Ford tire recall have contributed to eight deaths linked to Goodyear commercial light truck tires. But Goodyear says that report is misleading

October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Southern California Regulators Strike Blow Against Diesel

For the first time ever, an air quality agency has ordered diesel-powered truck fleets to convert to cleaner fuels

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October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Tank Truckers and DOT Join for Inspection Workshops

National Tank Truck Carriers and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are cosponsoring seven tank truck workshops in the U.S. and Canada between Nov. 1 and August, 2001

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October 20, 2000 - Industry News

What Goes Around Doesn&#39t Quite Come Around

Here’s the latest news from New Jersey: New Jersey Turnpike tolls rose Sept. 30., though more for cash customers than for users of the automated toll system, E-ZPass. The idea is to encourage E-ZPass accounts. Of course, trucks

October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Kenworth Prepares for More Layoffs

Kenworth is expected to post notices next week that more layoffs may be forthcoming because of sluggish truck sales

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October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Study Analyzes Vehicle Locating Market

Annual revenue growth in Automatic Vehicle Location services for commercial vehicle fleets is forecast to grow from $500 million last year to $1 billion by 2004, largely because of adoption by private fleets.

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October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Angry Canadian Truckers Continue Fuel Protests Over Delay in New Talks

Truckers in Canada angered over high fuel prices took their frustrations to the streets yesterday, slowing down traffic on the country’s busiest highway and blocking a Toronto Shell fuel depot

October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Trucking Companies Want to Test Fatigue Management Program

Two trucking companies want an exemption from the hours of service rules so they can test a new way to manage driver fatigue. Dart Transit, Eagan, Minn., and Star Transport, Morton, Ill., are working with sleep scientist

October 20, 2000 - Industry News

PNV Forms Strategic Alliance With the Professional Truck Driver Institute

Florida-based PNV Inc., provider of communications and entertainment to the long haul trucking industry, today announced a strategic alliance with the Professional Truck Driver Institute, an organization that sets certification standards for truck driver training schools

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October 19, 2000 - Industry News

@Track Reports Lower 3rd Quarter Loss

@Track Communications of Richardson, Texas, providers of HighwayMaster 5000 mobile communications and TrackWare trailer-tracking products, reported a net loss of $2.8 million on revenues of $28 million for the third quarter of 2000

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October 19, 2000 - Industry News

iTruckMAIL Puts Qualcomm on the Web

Mobile communications pioneer Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, Cal., has introduced a product called iTruckMAIL, a variation of TruckMAIL, the truckload small fleet product that debuted in 1998. iTruckMAIL takes TruckMAIL onto the Internet, at least at the dispatch end

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October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Tollway Offers New Connection to Mexico

Eleven years of a wealthy rancher’s determination finally paid off when the first privately built toll road in Texas opened this week

Tags: Highways

October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers in Chile Call Off Fuel Protest Blockades

Truckers in Chile Call off Blockades Truckers in Chile yesterday called off fuel price protests after three days of blocking highways, agreeing to enter into talks with the government

October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton Clutch Supports Trucker Appreciation Day

The Eaton Clutch Division (formerly Spicer Clutch) recently celebrated 10 years of supporting a trucker appreciation day held by a local dealer and truckstop outside Fremont, Ind

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