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May 19, 2000 - Industry News

Qualcomm Begins Offering LTL Software

Qualcomm, Inc., of San Diego, CA, has linked with Carrier Logistics, Inc., Tarrytown, NY, to provide bundled mobile communications and business software for LTL carriers

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May 19, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner to Build Light Commercial Vehicle in South Carolina

Freightliner Corp. has announced plans for an $11.4 million expansion to its Gaffney, SC, plant for production of a new light commercial vehicle.

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May 19, 2000 - Industry News

Iveco Looking for European Partner

Iveco is reportedly looking for an alliance in Europe. Giancarlo Boschetti, CEO of Fiat's commercial vehicle unit, told an Italian business daily that they are looking for a partner in Europe to consolidate Iveco's presence in its main market.

May 19, 2000 - Industry News

BorgWarner, Valeo Form Strategic Alliance

BorgWarner Inc. has formed a strategic alliance with Valeo Engine Cooling to collaborate on the development of cooling systems for light, medium and heavy truck engine vehicle applications

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May 18, 2000 - Industry News

The Flip Side of ABS

The following is a true story. The names have been changed and locations omitted, as the driver is awaiting trial for vehicular homicide. Joe Doakes is cruising along a winding, hilly two-lane state highway in his company-owned

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May 18, 2000 - Industry News

Houston May Ban Trucks From Left Lane Of I-10

The Houston city council is moving closer to banning big rigs from the left lane of I-10 during the day

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May 18, 2000 - Industry News

Fuel Prices, Used Truck Sales Affect Werner Earnings

Werner Enterprises, Omaha, NE, announced yesterday that continued high fuel prices and a weak market for the sale of used trucks are affecting earnings

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May 18, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Receives $300 Million DOT Contract

The U.S. DOT tapped Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, to receive the $300 million single-source nationwide Emergency Transportation Services contract

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May 18, 2000 - Industry News

Lord's Motion Master Available at Peterbilt Dealers

Lord Corp's Motion Master seat suspension system is now available through Peterbilt dealer Rush Truck Center.

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May 18, 2000 - Industry News

Drain Shield Prevents Unwanted Storm Water Runoff

New Pig Corp. has introduced the Drain Shield drain barrier to stop spills from entering storm drains.

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May 17, 2000 - Industry News

Rail Crossing Safety Video Debuts

As part of National Transportation Week, a new truck driver safety video on truck safety at rail crossings debuted yesterday

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May 17, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Calls For More Trucker Parking

The National Transportation Safety Board yesterday called for an end to the ban on private development of rest areas as a solution to the truck parking shortage

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May 17, 2000 - Industry News

NLRB Investigating Death Threats In Teamsters Action

A member of the Teamsters 505 in Charleston, WV, committee negotiating with the local Coca-Cola plant is the focus of a federal government investigation for illegal strike-related activities

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May 17, 2000 - Industry News

Ohio Bill Would Let More Schools Offer Driver Training

The Ohio General Assembly is trying to help ease the driver shortage by allowing joint vocational schools to offer truck driver training

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May 17, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Traffic Concern In I-70 Hearings

Truck traffic is a major concern expressed by drivers who have written to the Missouri Department of Transportation about its proposal to add two lanes to Interstate 70 in each direction between Kansas City and St. Louis.

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May 17, 2000 - Industry News

Intense Fire Guts NJ Truck Dealer

A massive fire destroyed an Elmwood Park, NJ, truck dealer Monday, "melting huge Mack trucks like butter," according to a description in a local newspaper

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May 17, 2000 - Industry News

Interstate 70 sinking in Pennsylvania

Interstate 70 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, has been sinking as much as a foot and a half during the night due to a Consol Energy coal mine underneath the highway, according to the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Assn

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May 17, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Proposes Tougher Diesel Requirements

Tough new emissions regulations for diesel powered trucks were unveiled yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The proposal, backed by the Clinton Administration and environmental groups, seeks to cut truck emissions by more than 90% by the year 2010. The proposal would affect everything from diesel-powered light, medium and heavy trucks to school buse

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May 16, 2000 - Industry News

NPTC to Hold HOS Forums

The National Private Truck Council is holding a series of one-day hours-of-service forums around the country to provide information on how the changes proposed by DOT will impact fleets.

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May 16, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder to Open New Logistics Center

Ryder System just broke ground for its new Transportation Management Center (TMC), home of Ryder's logistics network at Alliance Industrial Park, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

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May 16, 2000 - Industry News

Harvey Firestone: An Important Pioneer

Harvey Firestone was one of the world's most brilliant businessmen, a friend to presidents, founder of one of the world's most successful companies, and a partner to the most innovative minds of the past 100 years.

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May 16, 2000 - Industry News

Tanker Explosion Kills Driver, Damages AL Highway

A Sunday morning tanker crash in Mobile, AL, that killed the truck driver and damaged an overpass and has raised questions about the safety of the ramp where the crash happened

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May 16, 2000 - Industry News

Diesel Emission Estimates May be Too Low, Study Says

A computer model used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to estimate estimate pollutants from motor vehicles is underestimating diesel truck emissions, according to a new report by the National Research Council of the National Academies

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May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Super Asphalt Gets Mixed Reviews

A road-building approach pioneered in the late 1980s and early 1990s that supposedly makes for more durable highways is slowly gaining converts, but some questions have been raised about whether it is being implemented to the

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May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Brake Problems Cited in PA Crackdown

Pennsylvania officials last week announced the results of a seven-month crackdown on unsafe trucks on Interstate 78. Brake problems, including out of adjustment brakes and cracks in brake lines, were the most frequent violations found as part of Operation Air Brake, which began last October and ran through April

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