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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Mississippi Highway Program is Getting a Bad Rap, Transportation Commissioner Says

A Mississippi transportation commissioner says officials examining cost overruns in state highway construction have never asked the right questions

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Construction on I-95 in Virginia Continues This Week

The Virginia Department of Transportation is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week as an extensive reconstruction project continues on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl.

Tags: Highways

January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Tax Hike for Roads Pushed in Missouri

Missouri voters could be asked to approve tax increases to raise more than $650 million a year for transportation projects under legislation introduced last week

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Nebraska Lawmaker Wants Lower Speed Limit for Trucks

A Nebraska lawmaker introduced a measure last week that would limit the speed limit for tractor-trailers on the state's interstate highways to 65 mph, 10 mph below the limit for passenger vehicles

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

British Come to Aid of @Track

In a deal that will breathe new financial life into a veteran mobile communications supplier, @Track Communications, providers of HighwayMaster systems, has signed a letter of agreement with Minorplanet Systems PLC of Leeds, England

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Eaton To Restructure Truck Components Business

Citing volatility of the heavy duty truck market, Eaton Corp. said it will restructure its worldwide truck business this year

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

North Carolina, Virginia Join Forces to Make I-77 Safer

Transportation officials in North Carolina and Virginia are planning to spend $3.1 million this year on equipment and signs to warn motorists of severe weather on Interstate 77

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Kenworth Expands Inventory Reduction Program

Kenworth and PACCAR Financial have extended their special inventory reduction finance program through May 1 and added 2001 Kenworth truck models to the offering

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Redefines "Commercial Vehicle"

A new definition of "commercial vehicle" gives the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration jurisdiction over interstate for-hire property and passenger carriers based on gross vehicle weight as well as weight rating

January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Clarke Buys U.S.Carriers

Clarke Inc. has purchased Focus Carriers LLC, Memphis, Tenn.; Kenley Trucking Inc., Atlanta, Ga.; and Creative Logistics, Ripon, Calif. It has also agreed to buy Brandywine Consolidators Inc. of Philadelphia

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

First the Rotary Dial, Now the Keypad?

In what could signal the next wave in hand-held digital communication, Samsung Electronics of Seoul, Korea, is introducing a cell phone without a keypad

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Land Air Selects FACTS2000

Land Air Express of Williston, Vt., has selected the FACTS2000 computerized transportation system from Carrier Logistics, Tarrytown, N.Y

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Weyerhaeuser Shutting Down Trucking Subsidiary

Weyerhaeuser Co., one of the world's largest forest products companies, is closing down its Green Arrow Motor Express trucking subsidiary and will outsource its transportation needs

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Thermo King Inks Deal with U.S. Air Force

Ingersoll-Rand’s Thermo King unit has signed a five-year agreement to provide transport refrigeration systems to the U.S. Air Force

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Officials Claim Video Poker Prizes Illegal at West Virginia Truckstop

Truckers playing video poker at a Travelcenters of America truck stop in Charleston, W.Va., are allegedly trading their winnings for work gloves, antifreeze or books on tape and violating state law in the process

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Illinois Court Says Carrier Control Makes Owner-Operator an Employee

The Illinois Appellate Court recently ruled that a carrier’s control over an owner-operator made him an employee for state workers’ compensation purposes

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Renault May Build Volvo/Mitsubishi Cabs

Renault will reportedly build the cabs for a new midsize truck being developed by Volvo and Mitsubishi

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Roadway Adds Web Functions

LTL heavyweight Roadway Express, Akron, Ohio, has added some snappy functions to its newly redesigned web site

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Senators and Commission Clash Over Arkansas Commission Overhaul

The Arkansas State Highway Commission is fighting a proposed constitutional amendment to require commissioners be elected, but Arkansas' senators in Washington think it’s a good idea

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Survey: Most Americans Support Limiting Trucker’s Driving Times

A recent survey conducted for the insurance industry shows that most Americans support shorter drive times for truckers and are willing to pay for it. According to a survey conducted by the Insurance Research Council, a majority of the public, 57 percent, believes that increasing from 10 to 12 the number of hours a truck driver is allowed to drive with no break is unsafe

Tags: Safety

January 11, 2001 - Industry News

NPTC Announces Speakers for 12th Annual Conference

Three keynote speakers will address the National Private Truck Council's 12th Annual Education/Management Conference & Exhibition scheduled in May

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Etak and BeVocal to Offer Traffic Info by Phone

Digital map provider Etak Inc., Menlo Park, Calif., has licensed its real-time traffic service to BeVocal, a voice recognition company that will customize radio traffic reports from Etak and Westwood One

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

GE Capital Links with Point2 Online Truck Market

GE Capital of Stamford, Conn., the financial services unit of General Electric Company, will be the exclusive financing provider for Point2, a truck and heavy equipment Internet marketplace based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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January 10, 2001 - Industry News

76 Lubricants Buys Kendall

76 Lubricants Co., a division of Tosco Corp., has agreed to purchase Sunoco’s Kendall motor oil brand

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January 10, 2001 - Industry News

FedEx Signs Agreement With Postal Service

A new public-private alliance between FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service is expected to generate approximately $7 billion for FedEx over the seven-year term of the agreement. The agreement covers two areas: providing air transport for the post office and putting FedEx drop boxes in post offices

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