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February 12, 2001 - Industry News

ArvinMeritor To Appeal Patent Infringement Suit

ArvinMeritor plans to appeal Friday's decision against it in the patent infringement suit brought by Eaton against ArvinMeritor on the Engine Synchro Shift transmission system

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February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Names Dealer Council Members

Kenworth Truck Co. has named its Dealer Council members for 2001

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February 12, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Announces Formation of FedEx Freight

Shareholders of American Freightways Friday approved its merger with a subsidiary of FedEx, and FedEx officially announced the creation of FedEx Freight

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February 12, 2001 - Industry News

EU to Phase Out Tax Breaks

The tax breaks won by European truckers last year through strikes and blockades will be short-lived

February 12, 2001 - Industry News

TripPak Online Catches On

Truckload carriers are saying goodbye – and good riddance -- to some familiar paper documents

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February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Now This Is A Truck Deal

Discount pricing, money-off coupons, limited-time offers, manufacturer rebates, factory concessions, special financing and even no financing. These are pretty much commonplace with almost everything being sold these days, even heavy-duty trucks - both new and used.

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February 12, 2001 - Industry News

American Freightways Offers Customer Software on CD

FedEx-owned American Freightways, the LTL carrier based in Harrison, Ark., now offers American Shipper Desktop, a free product to help its web-challenged customers

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February 12, 2001 - Industry News

ASCAR Adopts New Programming Language

ASCAR Business Systems of Glendale, Calif., makers of trucking and courier operations software, has announced adoption of a new browser-based programming language for its products

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February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Ford, Navistar to Build Medium-Duty Trucks Together

Ford Motor Co. and Navistar International announced today that they intend to form a joint venture to build medium-duty commercial trucks. The 50/50 joint venture will use a common chassis - the same as International's new High Performance truck

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February 10, 2001 - Industry News

First Agreement Reached in Dispute Over ABS Light

A financial dispute over a federally mandated ABS warning light is apparently being resolved, less than a month before it threatened to stop production of new tractors and trailers

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February 10, 2001 - Industry News

Volvo Cuts Workforce at Virginia Plant

Volvo Trucks North America announced Friday it will eliminate approximately 400 jobs at its New River Valley, Va., plan

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February 10, 2001 - Industry News

OTR Express to Cut Fleet, Jobs

OTR Express, Olathe, Kan., plans to reduce its fleet size and eliminate more than 100 jobs

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February 10, 2001 - Industry News

International Establishes Fund for Victims

International Truck and Engine Corp. has established a memorial fund to support the families of employees who were killed and injured at its Melrose Park, Ill., engine plant last week

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February 9, 2001 - Industry News

Powernet Introduces Online Maintenance Scheduling

Powernet Systems, Englewood, Colo., has launched an Internet-based maintenance scheduling program at www.eighteenwheels.com.

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February 9, 2001 - Industry News

Tire and Rubber Industry Site Debuts

Atlanta-based RubberNetwork.com LLC, a purchasing and procurement marketplace created by six major tire and rubber companies, has launched its web site, www.RubberNetwork.com.

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February 9, 2001 - Industry News

Countdown for Opening Mexican Border has Begun

The countdown has begun for opening the U.S.-Mexican border to long-distance trucking

February 8, 2001 - Industry News

Independent Truck Shops Want Access to Diagnostic Information

Environmental Protection Agency officials recently told representatives of the heavy duty market that they’re trying to ensure information access to on-board-diagnostics parts and service informatio

February 8, 2001 - Industry News

FreightWise Shuts Down

FreightWise Inc., a web-based market for truckload and intermodal freight, has ceased operations

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February 8, 2001 - Industry News

Fortune Xpress Expands West Coast Operations

Fortune Xpress, Des Moines, Iowa, is expanding its operations on the West Coast

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February 8, 2001 - Industry News

Flying J Opens New Indiana Facility

Flying J Travel Plazas has opened a $7.5 million state-of-the-art facility at Spiceland, Ind.

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February 8, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth To Sponsor Alabama at Mid-America

Once again, the country group Alabama will perform at the 2001 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., next month, courtesy of Kenworth Truck Co

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February 8, 2001 - Industry News

Landstar System Reports Record Earnings

Landstar System, Jacksonville, Fla., reported record 2000 fourth quarter net income of $15.9 million

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February 8, 2001 - Industry News

CNF Among 'America's Most Admired Companies' for Third Year

CNF, Palo Alto, Calif., has again been ranked as America's most admired trucking enterprise in an independent survey by Fortune magazine

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February 8, 2001 - Industry News

OOIDA Says Maintain Border Restrictions

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is calling on President Bush to maintain the current restrictions on Mexican truck

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February 8, 2001 - Industry News

Study Says Iowa Speed Limit Hike Would Be Unsafe

Opponents of a bill in the Iowa state legislature to raise the state’s speed limit say it could lead to 10 percent more highway death

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