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November 8, 2000 - Industry News

Gunite Announces Layoff at Indiana Plant

Gunite Corp., a maker of wheel assemblies for heavy trucks, has laid off a third of its workforce at its Elkhard, Ind., plant thanks to a dramatic downturn in business

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November 8, 2000 - Industry News

Striking Truckers in Canada Face Losing Jobs

Independent truckers who continue to strike at the Port of Montreal could lose their jobs once the boycott is over, a spokesman for the trucking companies told the Montreal Gazette Tuesday

November 8, 2000 - Industry News

Supreme Court Hears Clean Air Arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court is going to decide if the government must change the way it sets clean air standards. In a case brought by American Trucking Associations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the court yesterday heard arguments about a pair of decisions that could affect not only engine emission requirements but the entire federal regulatory mechanism

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November 8, 2000 - Industry News

What Does the Election Mean for Trucking?

As close and uncertain as the election results are, it looks likely that we'll have Republican control of the White House and both houses of Congress for the first time in 48 years. We will have to

November 7, 2000 - Industry News

British to Cut Truck Taxes in Half

As the heated debate continues on whether Britain should compensate those hit by the high cost of fuel, oil giant BP Amoco takes their record earnings public

November 7, 2000 - Industry News

Qualcomm's New Weapon: High Speed Wireless Internet Access

Qualcomm, best known in trucking for its satellite-based communications system, may soon be known for something much more far-reaching

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November 7, 2000 - Industry News

Prophecy Introduces Fuel Card Interface

Prophesy now offers a comprehensive interface to most fuel card systems in its Dispatch & Accounting software

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November 7, 2000 - Industry News

Prophesy Announces Integration with QuickBooks

Prophesy is making it easier for smaller trucking companies to integrate Prophesy Dispatch with the popular QuickBooks accounting software

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November 7, 2000 - Industry News

Swift Prepares for New Terminal in Port of Tacoma

Phoenix-based Swift Transportation is planning to spend $3.8 million to buy nearly 30 acres of land in the Port of Tacoma's Frederickson industrial area

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November 7, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Recalls 15,000 Vehicles

Portland, Ore.-based Freightliner Corp. recently announced two separate recalls affecting more than 15,000 vehicles

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November 7, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Union Hit with $1 Million Fines

After two days of warnings, the government of Quebec is cracking down on striking truckers in the Port of Montreal by slapping the unions representing them with $1 million in fines

November 7, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Cuts 200 Jobs at Virginia Plant

A lagging heavy-duty truck market has forced Volvo Trucks North America to eliminate about 200 more jobs at its Dublin, Va., plant

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November 7, 2000 - Industry News

Clean Air Trust, ExxonMobil at Odds Over Clean Diesel Plan

The Clean Air Trust recently accused oil giant ExxonMobil of trying to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s diesel clean-up plan, but the oil company denies the charges

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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Subsidiary Launches Internet Freight Bidding Service

Shippers with 150-pound-plus shipments that must be delivered by next-day noon can now have carriers bid on their business instantly. UrgentFreight, a new FedEx subsidiary, is using a website to match carriers and shippers

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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

Judge Hands Down Preliminary Injunction in Lease Case

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is claiming a victory in its suit against a Kansas City, Mo., carrier alleging owner-operator leasing violations. Friday, U.S. District Judge Fernando Gaitan issued a decision on OOIDA's request for a preliminary injunction to restrain Ledar Transport from operations under an often-overlooked provision of Federal Motor Carrier Leasing Regulations that specifies what must be contained in leases between a carrier and the equipment owner

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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

Railroads Ready to Compete With Trucking

Several major railroads are gearing up to offer new freight services specifically designed to win business from the trucking industry

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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Predicts Low U.S. Sales for 2001

Volvo is expecting continued problems with its truck unit in the U.S next year, according to published reports

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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

ATA, NMFTA Outsource Freight Class Guide

SMC³, the trucking technology company, of Peach Tree City, Ga., has announced it will collaborate with the National Motor Freight Traffic Association and the American Trucking Associations to market the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) used by most less-than-truckload carriers

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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

California Officials Propose Rail Link Between Ports of Oakland, Stockton

Truckers trying to get through the Port of Oakland in California regularly experience long waits to pick up or drop off shipping containers, but a proposal from transportation officials could help alleviate the situation

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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

Pilot Opens Third Louisiana Travel Center

Pilot Corp. recently opened a new travel center in Breaux Bridge, La., located on U.S. Highway 328 at Exit 109, just off Interstate 10

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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

Allison in Rebuilding Mode

Not too long ago, Allison Transmission's reputation was in tatters as it struggled with production capacity. But the company has come a long way and is now using large customer events such as TestTrack to regain people's confidence

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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

Speedway Travel Centers Gear Up to Open Five New Facilities

Speedway Travel Centers have announced plans to open five new locations in early 2001

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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Truckers Protest Back-to-Work Legislation

More than 400 striking truck-drivers gathered at the Palais des Congres in Montreal late last week to vent their anger at the provincial government, accusing it of trying to stop their attempts at a union-negotiated labor agreement

November 6, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Helps Make A Wish Come True

As Kathi Blevins and her service dog Oakley made their way through Peterbilt's Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility, they were met with inquisitive eyes, friendly smiles, welcoming waves and a few requests to pet the yellow Labrador. While

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November 6, 2000 - Industry News

DAT Services Fights Internet Onslaught

If you want a good example of how the Internet can shake a market leader to its core, you need to look no further than DAT Services of Portland, Ore. The granddaddy of load information services

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