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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Iowa Commission Says Firing of Alcoholic Driver Violates Civil Rights Laws

Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores says it will appeal a $200,000 award ordered by the state Civil Rights Commission in a case involving the termination of a truck driver for an off-the-job drunk driving arrest

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Qualcomm Launches Heavy Equipment Unit

Qualcomm, the San Diego-based mobile communications company with the lion’s share of the truckload market, announced it has established a group based in Bethesda, Md., specifically for the heavy equipment and construction market

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Horton Forms Separate Aftermarket, OEM Business Units

Horton Inc. has restructured the company into separate business units concentrating on aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer customers

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Ask For I-80 Rest Areas in NJ

The New Jersey Motor Truck Association pleaded before a special state task force this week for truck rest stops along I-80 in the Garden State

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Bendix Air Dryer Problems Could Cause Low Brake Air Pressure

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is concerned that some defective Bendix air dryers could cause braking problems, but Bendix says it's been working on correcting the problem for more than a year and there's no risk of drivers losing their brakes. If drivers find air reservoirs are not pumping back up to their full pressure following brake applications, there may be a problem caused by a faulty air dryer cartridge or canister

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Need a New ISP?

If the PNV shutdown left you without an ISP (Internet Service Provider), there are lots of alternatives, including innumerable local providers. Here are a few suggestions for truckers who need access numbers around the country. Remember, you

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Schneider Announces Advantage Club Drawings For 2001

Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis., will give Advantage Club members 60 chances this year to win extra vacation time, Packers football tickets, race weekends and Christmas shopping sprees

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January 16, 2001 - Industry News

The Internet And The Smaller Fleet

Mike Applegate, president of Sacramento, Calif.-based Applegate Drayage, is proving the Internet isn’t just for the big fleets.

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January 16, 2001 - Industry News

PTDI Certifies 13 More Schools

The Professional Truck Driver Institute has added 13 more schools to its roster of certified truck driver training courses

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January 16, 2001 - Industry News

Virginia Drops Speed Limit on Two Sections of I-81

Starting Friday, Jan. 19, the Virginia Department of Transportation will lower the speed limit on Interstate 81 from 65 to 60 in the Harrisonburg and Roanoke areas

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January 16, 2001 - Industry News

USF Glen Moore Gets New President, Moved to Regional Group

USFreightways Corp. announced the appointment of Mark Martin as President of its truckload subsidiary USF Glen Moore

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January 16, 2001 - Industry News

Yellow to Integrate Regional Companies Into Saia

Yellow Corp., Overland Park, Kan., is integrating two of its regional subsidiaries into its Atlanta-based Saia subsidiary

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January 16, 2001 - Industry News

Diesel Tech Training Gets Boost in Pennsylvania

Vocational training programs, including those for diesel technicians, are getting a boost in Pennsylvania with grants for equipment

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January 16, 2001 - Industry News

Technology Dispute Could Crimp Truck and Trailer Production

Unresolved disagreements over how much an inventor should receive for his technology could put a crimp in U.S. truck and trailer production beginning March 1. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requires each tractor manufactured after that date to have a light on the dashboard indicating when the antilock braking has malfunctioned. A requirement for royalties for the technology that enables this has cropped up, and it has upset affected manufacturers

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January 16, 2001 - Industry News

Nominees Announced For Truck Dealer Of The Year

Ten truck dealers have been nominated for the Heavy Duty Trucking/American Truck Dealer Truck Dealer of the Year award

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January 15, 2001 - Industry News

Investor Sues Intrenet

An investor in Intrenet, the flatbed company that suddenly closed its doors recently, is suing the company for fiscal wrongdoing

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January 15, 2001 - Industry News

More Uncertainty for Mitsubishi/Volvo Alliance

Despite recent reports that Volvo and Mitsubishi are moving ahead on a joint medium-duty project, there are more signs that Volvo competitor DaimlerChrysler's controlling stake in the Japanese automaker is causing problems for the Volvo-Mitsubishi deal

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January 15, 2001 - Industry News

Pittsburgh Tunnel Gets New Height Warning System

A warning system that is supposed to alert truck drivers if they're too tall for a Pittsburgh tunnel is back in service after years of not working following last week's incident of a truck getting stuck inside

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January 15, 2001 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing to Acquire Rollins

Penske Truck Leasing, based in Reading, Pa., has agreed to acquire Rollins Truck Leasing, Wilmington, Del., for $754 million

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January 15, 2001 - Industry News

Shenandoah Chooses Expert Fuel from IDSC

Shenandoah Motor Express of Versailles, Ohio, will use Expert Fuel, a real-time fuel routing and optimization product from Integrated Decision Support Corp. of Richardson, Texas

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January 15, 2001 - Industry News

NTE Ends 2000 on Upbeat

NTE of Downers Grove, Ill., announced that the number of shipments traded on its e-marketplace grew 45 percent and its membership doubled to 650 shippers and carriers in 200

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January 14, 2001 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler Consolidates Commercial Vehicle Component Operations as Part of Global Strategy

DaimlerChrysler announced Friday that it is bringing all of its commercial vehicle components activities together under one business unit, named DaimlerChrysler Powersystems, as part of its continuing global strategy

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January 14, 2001 - Industry News

SmarTire to Enter Commercial Vehicle Market

Because recent legislation has increased demand for tire monitoring systems, TRW is concentrating its efforts on the passenger car and light truck markets and is licensing British Columbia-based SmarTire to handle its commercial tire monitoring systems

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January 14, 2001 - Industry News

J.B. Hunt Announces Fourth Quarter Million Mile Safe Drivers

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, Ark., recently honored its 2000 fourth quarter million mile safe drivers

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January 14, 2001 - Industry News

Express Technologies Opens New Headquarters

Express Technologies, a transportation and logistics software provider, opened its new high-tech headquarters in the Pittsburgh suburb of Wexford, Pa., last week

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