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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

Last Stars & Stripes Show Truck Qualifier In Texas This Weekend

Truckers and their rigs are rolling into the Dallas area this weekend for the final qualifying event in the Stars and Stripes show truck series, put on by Newport Communications and the National Association of Show Trucks, and sponsored by Chevron. The event is taking place at Rip Griffin Truck/Travel Center, just outside of Dallas in the city of Terrell, I-20 exit 503, today through Sunday, Oct. 27-29

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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

iFleet Relaunches Web Sites

iFLEET Inc. has redesigned and relaunched its two primary Web sites, iFleet.net and TruckNet.com.

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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

Interactive CD Training For AutoShifts

Eaton has released the newest course in the expanding Roadranger System Technician Certification program

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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

Michigan to Close Weigh Stations, Add Road Patrol

The Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Division is shutting down some weigh stations but hiring more patrol officers to make sure trucks comply with the state's weight requirements

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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

Cross-dressing Trucker Sues Over Firing

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in New Orleans earlier this week against Winn-Dixie, claiming the grocery store chain illegally fired one of their truckers because he occasionally cross-dresses away from work

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October 26, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Conference Dubbed A "Celebration" of Legislative Victories

Despite enormous economic pressures facing the trucking industry, Walter B. McCormick Jr., president and CEO of the American Trucking Assns., gave an impassioned and upbeat keynote address to members to kick off the 2000 ATA Management Conference & Exhibitio

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October 25, 2000 - Industry News

Congress Gives Trucks A Quicker Way to Pass Through Customs

Nearly eight years after the Customs Modernization Act gave the U.S. Customs Service authority to automate its operations, Congress has finally granted the money to make it happen

October 25, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Agrees to Participate in Program For Electronic Collection of Border Data

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently signed an agreement to participate in the International Trade Data System at the federal ports of entry in Buffalo, N.Y., in 2001

October 25, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Pileup Kills Two in Ohio

Five big rigs, including a tanker truck, and a car collided and burned during heavy fog in Marysville, Ohio, yesterday, killing two people and creating a fireball that melted telephone wires

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October 25, 2000 - Industry News

PNV Downsizes, Announces Layoffs

PNV, a Coral Springs, Fla.-based communications and information provider to the trucking industry, announced that is downsizing 15 percent of its work force

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October 25, 2000 - Industry News

Tex-Mex Train Collides with Tanker, Injures Six

A Texas-Mexican Railroad train struck a tanker truck filled with flammable hazardous material in South Texas Tuesday, causing an explosion that injured six people

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October 25, 2000 - Industry News

Canacar Protests Against M.S. Carriers for NAFTA Violations

Canacar, Mexico’s national trucking association, launched the first in a series of protests against foreign investment in Mexico's trucking industry yesterday morning, specifically focusing on Transportes EASO, a subsidiary of Memphis, Tenn.-based M.S. Carriers

October 25, 2000 - Industry News

California Program Offers Money to Help Replace Dirty Engines

A $95 million program designed to reduce diesel pollution in California’s San Joaquin Valley and the Sacramento metropolitan areas will give some financial help to truckers needing cleaner engines

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October 25, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo Says Weak North American Truck Sales Pulled Down Earnings

Swedish truck and bus maker Volvo yesterday recorded a 65 percent decline in third-quarter net income and a 4.5 percent increase in net sales, with lagging sales in North America to blame

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October 25, 2000 - Industry News

Changes Proposed for International Hazmat Freight

The Research and Special Programs Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed changes to the Hazardous Materials Regulations that will bring them in line with international standards

October 24, 2000 - Industry News

TransCom USA Signs Agreement With FedEx

TransCom USA, a Houston-based distributor of replacement parts and supplies for commercial trucks and trailers, has signed an agreement with Federal Express to become a primary supplier for FedEx's fleet of 35,000 vehicles

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October 24, 2000 - Industry News

New York Gets Tough on Roadside Emissions Tests

The state of New York has begun cracking down on enforcing how much smoke diesel engine exhaust stacks can release

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October 24, 2000 - Industry News

Travel Plaza Hosts Montana&#39s Largest Blood Drive

Muralt's Travel Plaza, an AMBEST and Conoco truckstop/travel plaza in Missoula, Mont., has again broken its own record for donations during its seventh annual Drive to Save Lives blood drive

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October 24, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters/Overnite Dispute Hits One Year Mark

Overnite strikers and Teamsters held rallies at Overnite terminals across the country yesterday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the unfair labor practice strike against less-than-truckload carrier Overnite Transportation

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October 24, 2000 - Industry News

Australian Report Says Technology Could Help Predict Driver Fatigue

A recent Australian study has revealed that dashboard cameras and devices used to measure vehicle wandering might be useful to detect fatigue among truck drivers

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October 24, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Opens U.S./Mexico Border

Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., is expanding its services into Mexico with expedited cross-border transit

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October 24, 2000 - Industry News

DAT Services Takes On Internet Markets

DAT Services (www.dat.com) intends to make a big splash in the turbulent pool of Internet freight exchanges

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October 24, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Stand Strong in Montreal

Hundreds of Montreal truckers held a rowdy protest in front of a prominent trucking company in Riviere-des-Prairies this weekend, blocking deliveries to and from several other trucking firms during the second day of their strike over labor issues

October 24, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Gets Funds for Stronger Federal Truck Safety Effort

President Clinton signed a transportation appropriations bill that funds a significantly higher federal investment in truck safety. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration got a 60% increase, from $171 million to $269 million for fiscal year 2001. The bill covers everything from the postponement of the hours of service rules and closing holes in the CDL program to border inspections and the shortage of truck parking, with a major funding increase for state enforcement efforts

October 24, 2000 - Industry News

Speed and Class

All visitors to the Richard Petty Driving Driving Experience get their photos taken with a race car. But a special group of participants last week had a Peterbilt truck in the picture, as well. Peterbilt brought about

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