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April 11, 2000 - Industry News

Wrongly Accused

"Wrongly Accused: Contrary to popular opinion, when cars and heavy trucks collide, the passenger vehicle is usually to blame, a U-M study shows." This is not news to the trucking industry, but it was great to see

Tags: Safety

April 11, 2000 - Industry News

Idaho Repeals Weight-Distance Tax

Idaho's governor is expected to sign legislation that repeals the state's weight-distance tax and gives the American Trucking Assns. $27 million in order to settle the ATA's suit alleging that the tax is unconstitutional

April 11, 2000 - Industry News

Fleet To Pay Big For California Gas Spill

Cox Petroleum will have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in clean-up costs after one of its tankers crashed on California's Ventura Freeway and spilled about 6,000 gallons of gasoline into the ocean

Tags: Industry

April 11, 2000 - Industry News

New Border Crossing To Open In Laredo

The newest border crossing in Laredo, TX, opens this weekend and will keep trucks out of the downtown area

April 11, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Program Trains New Technicians

Peterbilt's Specialized Training Service Program is getting ready to graduate its fourth class, making a total of 26 new technicians for Peterbilt dealers

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April 11, 2000 - Industry News

It's a Squeeze in Virginia

The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, VA reports that overheight trucks are being stopped with increasing frequency. In 1999, more than 13,000 were turned away before they could get into three area tunnels - a jump of 47%

Tags: Safety

April 11, 2000 - Industry News

Biodiesel Supporters Haven't Given Up

Boosters of biodiesel believe the fuel can still have a role powering future heavy duty trucks. Made from soybeans and other agricultural products, or even recycled cooking oil, the fuel has been touted by farmers and

Tags: Industry

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

ADP Enhances Dealer Management System

ADP Dealer Services has made a number of additions and enhancements to its Elite dealer management system

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April 10, 2000 - Industry News

Gustafson: 'Constellations' Are The Future

Problems such as a glut of used trucks are merely speed bumps for truck dealers, who need to make sure they use technology and other springboards to be successful in the future, said Marc Gustafson, president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America, during his keynote speech at the American Truck Dealers' annual meeting in San Antonio last weekend

Tags: Industry

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

Study Recommends Haz-Mat Improvements

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s hazardous materials program works reasonably well, but needs improvement, according to a recently released program evaluation.

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

Former ATA Staffer Launching New Security Group

The Transportation Loss Prevention and Security Council of the American Trucking Assns. will soon have some potent new competition headed up by its own former executive director, Gail Toth, who recently resigned from the ATA.

Tags: Industry

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo/Renault Close to Truck Alliance

The European press is reporting that Sweden's AB Volvo and France's Renault could announce an alliance within the next couple of weeks.

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

E-Commerce: Shippers Are a Step Ahead of Carriers

Shippers say carriers aren't satisfying their e-commerce needs and will need to improve if they are to survive in the New Economy, according to a recently released study by New York-based KPMG Consulting Inc. The study, which

Tags: Industry

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

Teamsters Puts Vegas Local Under Trusteeship

The Teamsters union has put Local 631 in Las Vegas under emergency trusteeship

Tags: Industry

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

Connecticut Says Campaign Reduced Rollovers

Connecticut police are calling a safety crackdown targeting truckers a success, saying it reduced tractor-trailer rollovers and generated $116,000 in fines

Tags: Safety

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

Idaho Installs Rumble Strips

Rumble strips have been installed on a 16-mile stretch of Interstate 84 east of Boise, ID

Tags: Highways

April 10, 2000 - Industry News

ATD Offers Truck Values on PC

The American Truck Dealers Division of the National Automobile Dealers Assn. and the NADA Official Used Car Guide Co. are offering new Windows-based valuation software for stand-alone PCs

Tags: Industry

April 9, 2000 - Industry News

Arrow Truck Sales Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Arrow Truck Sales, Kansas City, MO, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year

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April 9, 2000 - Industry News

Coles Is Dealer Of Year

James E. Coles, president of Western Peterbilt Inc., Seattle, WA, has been named national Truck Dealer of the Year 2000. The annual award, co-sponsored by the American Truck Dealers and Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, is given for excellence in business, industry contributions and community leadership

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April 7, 2000 - Industry News

Speedco and Chevron Partner

Speedco Truck Lube has signed an agreement with Chevron Lubricants to supply Delo 400 motor to its quick lube locations. Speedco has 28 locations and eventually plans to open 50 to 75 service centers along most major

Tags: Industry

April 7, 2000 - Industry News

Bendix Improves Web Site

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Elyria, OH, has improved its Web site, bendix.com to make it easier to access Bendix information. The site has been redesigned to include features such as warranty claims and status, troubleshooting information

Tags: Industry

April 7, 2000 - Industry News

Penske Buys McDevitt Transportation

Penske Truck Leasing, Reading, PA, has purchased the assets of McDevitt Transportation Services, a truck rental and leasing company based in Manchester, NH. Penske will operate directly from the existing McDevitt leasing facility.

Tags: Fleets

April 7, 2000 - Industry News

Con-Way Building New Virginia Facility

Con-Way Southern Express, a division of Con-Way Transportation Services, Ann Arbor, MI, is replacing its Richmond facility with a new freight assembly center in Chester, VA. Construction is expected to be completed in November.

Tags: Fleets

April 7, 2000 - Industry News

STB Denies Request to Proceed With CN/BNSF Merger

The Surface Transportation Board has denied a request to continue proceedings for the proposed merger of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and the Canadian National railway systems.

Tags: Intermodal

April 7, 2000 - Industry News

Port Truckers Claim Victory in Investigation

Those trying to win union representation for truckers hauling containers at the nation's ports are claiming an important victory following the Federal Trade Commission's conclusion of an investigation into their organizing activities. Eric Fink, one of the attorneys who has been representing the truckers during the investigation, says he received a phone message last week from the FTC that they have concluded their investigation and decided not to take any enforcement action

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