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April 17, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois Cracks Down On Load Debris

Legislation passed by Illinois lawmakers last week would make it easier for law enforcement officers to cite truck drivers for debris that could fly loose

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April 17, 2000 - Industry News

Australia To Study Fatigue Monitoring

The federal government of Australia plans to fund a study of electronic monitoring devices for truck drivers to cut down on fatigue-related accidents

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April 17, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton Has Record Sales in First Quarter

Eaton Corp. first quarter truck component sales were a record $443 million, up 16% from first quarter 1999. This compares with an 8% rise in NAFTA Class 8 factory sales, a 5% rise in European commercial truck producton, and a 4% drop in South American truck output, the company noted

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April 14, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Official Apologizes For Grocery Store Incident

Teamsters Local 245 Business Manager Jim Kabell apologized for a "lapse of judgment" in his actions at a Monett, MO, grocery store last week that resulted in legal charges

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April 14, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor Opts Out Of FleetWorks.com

Meritor Automotive announced Friday it will not go forward with its participation in the recently announced FleetWorks.com

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April 14, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters May Run Own Election

A set of election rules and procedures proposed by the Teamsters union is expected to be approved this week, setting the stage for the union's first elections without government supervision since federal racketeering charges were settled in 1989. The U.S. Attorney's office in New York has already agreed in principle to the rules, according to published reports. The agreement must still be approved by a federal court judge

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April 14, 2000 - Industry News

Weight-Distance Tax Expected to Survive in Oregon

Supporters of a measure that would drop Oregon's cumbersome weight-distance tax in favor of a diesel tax and a 5-cent increase in gas taxes admitted defeat last week before the issue even came to a vote

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April 14, 2000 - Industry News

Foreign Drivers Still Aren't Welcome

Bringing in foreign drivers to fill empty driver's seats in U.S. trucks may seem like the perfect answer to truckload carriers' driver shortage problems. But it's a controversial proposal, opposed by driver groups, and not backed

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April 14, 2000 - Industry News

International Selects First Dealer of the Year

Duane Kyrish, president of Longhorn International Trucks, Austin, TX, has the distinction of being International Truck & Engine Co.'s first Dealer of the Year.

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April 14, 2000 - Industry News

More Vision Exemptions Approved

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has exempted another 34 drivers from federal vision requisions and has proposed to exempt 62 more

April 14, 2000 - Industry News

Averitt Signs Deal For 1,500 Volvo Trucks

Averitt Express, Cookeville, TN, has purchased 750 Volvo 660s and 750 Volvo VNM daycabs to be delivered over three years starting this month

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April 14, 2000 - Industry News

CVSA Partnering With PNV

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has linked up with PNV to bring safety information to truck drivers who use the communications and entertainment services of PNV at truckstops

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April 13, 2000 - Industry News

Simon Back in the Black

Simon Transportation Services, Salt Lake City, UT, is back in the black with the announcement of its financial results for the quarter that ended March 31

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April 13, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Posts Record Income

Landstar System, Jacksonville, FL, reported record first quarter net income of $8.3 million, up from $7.5 million in the 1999 first quarter

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April 13, 2000 - Industry News

USFreightways Income Rises 27%

USFreightways Corp., Rosemont, IL, has reported net income for the quarter ending April 1 $22.3 million, a 27% increase over the $17.5 million reported for the same period last year

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April 13, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway Adds Mexican Terminal

Roadway Express, Akron, OH, has expanded its Mexican operations with the opening of a new service terminal in Queretaro

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April 13, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Modifies Self-Disclosure Policies

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has revised its two self-disclosure policies which encourage companies and other regulated entities to voluntarily disclose and correct violations

April 13, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Drops Accident Data Verification Program With TRALA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has discontinued a Data Verification Project with the Truck Renting and Leasing Assn.

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April 13, 2000 - Industry News

Ergonomics Standard "Unworkable" Says ATA

A new ergonomics standard proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is “completely unworkable” because it is not based on sound science and it is too costly and not necessary, says the American Trucking Assns

April 13, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Accused Of Violating Restraining Order In Missouri

Teamsters workers demonstrating against Associated Wholesale Grocers in Springfield, MO, have been accused of violating a restraining order they agreed to last week

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April 13, 2000 - Industry News

Buchanan Vows To Put Hoffa On Cabinet

In a case of strange bedfellows, Reform Party presidential hopeful Pat Buchanan Wednesday promised Teamsters he would name union president James Hoffa to his cabinet

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April 13, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Reports 75% Increase in First Quarter Profit

Despite slowing North American demand for medium and heavy duty trucks, Cummins Engine Co. posted a 75% increase in first quarter profits compared to the same period last year

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April 13, 2000 - Industry News

Vehicle Utilization Up in First Quarter

Class 6-8 vehicles operated at an average 83.5% capacity in first quarter 2000, up 2.1 percentage points from first quarter 1999, according to the latest survey by MacKay & Co. Researchers said this was the highest utilization rate since 1988. The survey of 1,357 truck and bus fleets also indicated strong demand for truck transportation highlighted by an unusually small decline in utilization from fourth to first quarter

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April 13, 2000 - Industry News

OSHA Rethinking Wheel Chock Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is re-evaluating a recent decision to enforce wheel chock rules

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April 13, 2000 - Industry News

Sales and Marketing Executives Form New Association

Sales and marketing executives in the trucking industry have a new place to go for continuing education and networking. The former Sales and Marketing Council of American Trucking Associations has changed its name and location. It is now called the Transportation Sales and Marketing Assn. and is affiliated with SMC3

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