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August 18, 2000 - Industry News

New Attendance Requirement for Combustible Liquids Unloading

Cargo tank operators carrying combustible liquids are not required to be in close attendance while unloading, according to new rules from the Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration

August 18, 2000 - Industry News

FHWA Proposes Weight/Length Measurement Exclusions

The Federal Highway Administration has proposed criteria for excluding safety or efficiency enhancing devices from vehicle length and width measurements

August 18, 2000 - Industry News

Sapp Bros. Leasing Acquired By Chancellor

Sapp Bros. Leasing, an Indianapolis-based finance company for over the road tractors and trailers, has been acquired by Chancellor Corp

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August 18, 2000 - Industry News

Controversy Surrounds Hoover Dam Bypass Proposal

Controversy continues over how to alleviate the bottleneck caused by the two-lane road running over Hoover Dam

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August 17, 2000 - Industry News

Parade Kicks off Truckerfest in Reno

About 70 tractor-trailers and bobtail rigs of all ages, makes and descriptions made for a beautiful, noisy procession as the annual Truckerfest Parade of Pride slowly rolled through downtown Reno, Nev. The parade was the official kick-off to Truckerfest 2000, the annual trucker appreciation event put on by The Alamo travel center and Newport Communications. The event runs today through 1 p.m. Sunday, with exhibits, games, free steaks, live entertainment and more

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August 17, 2000 - Industry News

ExxonMobil Opens Convenience Stores

ExxonMobil has announced the launch of a state-of-the-art convenience store available to both Exxon and Mobil-branded service stations

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August 17, 2000 - Industry News

Avoid Westbound I-70 In Washington County, Md.

The Maryland State Highway Administration recomments that highway users avoid a stretch of Interstate 70 in Washington County for two to three weeks, beginning Aug. 21

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August 17, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Plant Earns Safety Award

Peterbilt's Madison, Tenn., production facility recently received a Perfect Record Award from the National Safety Council.

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August 17, 2000 - Industry News

AAIA Appoints President and CEO

Alfred L. Gaspar has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association

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August 17, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Plans Safety Conference

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is joining forces with a wide range of safety organizations to participate in a safety focus group at the CVSA Fall Conference, Sept. 10 in Grand Rapids, Mich

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August 17, 2000 - Industry News

Arkansas Officials Blame Trucks for Lane Violations

The Arkansas State Highway Commission is blaming truck drivers for causing construction to back up where lanes are closed for construction on interstate highways, but the trucking industry is fighting back

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August 17, 2000 - Industry News

ACE Hardware Buys Fleet Advisor

The ACE Hardware Corp. of Oak Brook, Ill., has purchased the Fleet Advisor mobile communications and fleet management system for its corporate fleet

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August 17, 2000 - Industry News

International Introduces Its Dealership Of The Future

City International of Chicago this week celebrated its grand re-opening, showing off a dealership totally restructured and renovated for a new look that is spacious, warm and functional. Yet at the same time, the design reinforces the rugged strength, durability and longevity attributed to International Trucks, says the company

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August 16, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Honored As Top Logistics Provider

Ryder Logistics, Miami, Fla., has been named the number one third-party logistics (3PL) provider for the third consecutive year in the annual Inbound Logistics' "Top Ten Excellence Survey.

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August 16, 2000 - Industry News

Phoenix Considers Truckstop Zoning

A proposed zoning amendment in Phoenix would allow large truckstops to be built along the city’s 70 miles of interstate freeways, but critics say the last thing the city needs is idling trucks emitting diesel exhaust into the air

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August 16, 2000 - Industry News

Goodyear & Cycloid Market Tire Inflation Systems

Goodyear Tire & Rubber has announced that it is investing in Cycloid Company of Cranberry Township, Penn., a producer of on-board vehicle tire inflation systems

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August 16, 2000 - Industry News

Barjan Buys Victor Automotive

Barjan Products LLC has purchased Victor Automotive Products of Des Plaines, Ill

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August 16, 2000 - Industry News

Study Looks at Driver Turnover

Close to two thirds of truckload carriers had more than 60% driver turnover in 1999, and over a quarter had more than 90% turnover, according to a survey by SignPost Inc

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August 16, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Honored by Kenworth and "18 Wheels of Justice"

The TNN television series "18 Wheels of Justice" and Kenworth are saying "thank you" to truckers on national television this week during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

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August 16, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo, Mitsubishi Sign Agreement to Distribute Engines

Volva Penta, a division of Volvo, has signed a global agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to distribute diesel engines with cylinder volume between 24 and 65 liters

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August 16, 2000 - Industry News

SMC³ Introduces Freight Classification Software

SMC³, the software provider of Peachtree City, Ga., has introduced FastClass, a Windows program to speed the search for listings in the National Motor Freight Classification

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August 16, 2000 - Industry News

Hub Group Upgrades Its Technology

Hub Group, Lombard, Ill., has upgraded its Internet-based customer services and adopted sophisticated yield management software

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August 16, 2000 - Industry News

TMW to Interface With Terion

TMW Systems of Beachwood, Ohio, a trucking software company, has introduced an interface for the mobile communications system made by Terion Inc. of Melbourne, Fla. That brings to five the announced number of trucking software vendors now interfacing with Terion

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August 15, 2000 - Industry News

Barjan Celebrates New Larger Headquarters

Barjan, the leading provider of electronics, accessories and other products to truckstops, is holding the grand opening of its new headquarters in Rock Island, Ill., today

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August 15, 2000 - Industry News

TravelCenters Opens San Antonio Facility

TravelCenters of America has opened a new facility in San Antonio, Texas

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