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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

Tags: safety

February 8, 2001 - Industry News

Mail Contractors Selects Fleet Advisor

Mail Contractors of America will install Eaton’s Fleet Advisor system on the company’s fleet of more than 1,000 trucks

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February 8, 2001 - Industry News

Texas Says It's Getting Short Shrift in Border Funding

Even as federal officials are figuring out how to comply with North American Free Trade Agreement provisions allowing Mexican trucks in the U.S., a Texas study shows the state is not getting the funding it needs for improving border infrastructure

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February 7, 2001 - Industry News

Wabash Posts Sharp Drop in Fourth Quarter Income

Wabash National net income for fourth quarter 2000 dropped to $83,000 from $11.8 million in fourth quarter 1999

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February 7, 2001 - Industry News

Ryder Takes $7.8 Million Used Truck Loss in Fourth Quarter

Deterioration of the used truck market took a bite out of Ryder System’s profits in fourth quarter 2000

Tags: Fleets

February 7, 2001 - Industry News

Teamsters Blast NAFTA Ruling

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa blasted a ruling by an arbitration panel that the United States cannot continue to keep Mexican trucks out of the country in violation of the North American Free Trade Agreement

February 7, 2001 - Industry News

SD Bill Would But Brakes on Jake Bans

A South Dakota bill would bar local governments from prohibiting engine brakes

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February 7, 2001 - Industry News

Mandatory Driver Training Proposed in Europe

The European Commission is proposing mandatory training for professional truck and bus drivers

February 7, 2001 - Industry News

Aether Offers Wireless Signature Capture

Mobile communications provider Aether Systems, Owings Mills, Md., has introduced e-Mobile Delivery 3.2, wireless proof-of-delivery software aimed at the private fleet market

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February 7, 2001 - Industry News

PNV Finds Buyer

A sister company of Transcommunications is buying the remaining assets of PNV for $5.5 million

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February 7, 2001 - Industry News

Nextel Teams With @Road

Wireless communications provider Nextel Communications, Reston, Va., has added @Road’s Mobile Resource Management to its list of mobile services

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February 7, 2001 - Industry News

Delorme Forms Web, Wireless Business Unit

Mapmaker DeLorme Publishing has formed a new business unit called Eartha Systems

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February 6, 2001 - Industry News

Hoffa Talks About Teamsters Future

He's been president of the Teamsters union for less than two years, but James P. Hoffa is still full of grand plans for the future, even as he faces re-election this year

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February 6, 2001 - Industry News

Arkansas Bills Would Change Highway Commission

Two constitutional amendments proposed this week in the Arkansas legislature would significantly alter the state Highway Commission

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February 6, 2001 - Industry News

Texas Faces Highway Funding Problems

The Texas state Legislature is looking for ways to fund projects to address the state's traffic congestion problems in its cities and at the border

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February 6, 2001 - Industry News

Paccar Posts Second Best Year Despite Soft North American Truck Market

Paccar has posted its second best year in company history

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February 5, 2001 - Industry News

DAT Services Sold to TransCore

DAT Services, the company that all but invented commercial load-matching, has been sold by Jubitz Corp. to TransCore Inc

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February 5, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Traffic Down Along Ohio Turnpike

A slowing economy is translating into fewer trucks taking the Ohio Turnpike

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February 5, 2001 - Industry News

New Report Gives Details On Trucker Pay & Benefits

A new report from the American Trucking Associations indicates truck driver pay is continuing to move up. The 2000 Driver Compensation Study indicates pay for both solo and team drivers increased more than 15 percent since 1997, to an average of $40,883 per year

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February 5, 2001 - Industry News

Internet Truckstop Offers CompuNet Credit Information

Credit information from CompuNet is now available to customers of the Internet Truckstop load-matching web site at www.truckstop.com.

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February 5, 2001 - Industry News

Connecticut Weighs Heavy Overweight Fines

Connecticut is considering severe penalties for truckers who violate highway weight limits more than once

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February 5, 2001 - Industry News

Trucks and Trailers Top Tradeout Markets

TradeOut of Valhalla, N.Y., an Internet marketplace for merchandise and equipment, announced that its commercial transportation group sold over $20 million in trucks, tractors, trailers, and containers during fourth quarter 2000

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February 4, 2001 - Industry News

PTDI Votes on New Initiatives

The Professional Truck Driver Institute will tackle straight truck driver standards and other new issues

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February 4, 2001 - Industry News

OPIS Offers Fuel Management University

The Oil Price Information Service and the American Petroleum Exchange are offering its Fuel Management University in April, September and October

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