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September 5, 2000 - Industry News

Accuride, Gianetti Form Alliance

Accuride Corp. has formed a strategic alliance with European company Gianetti Route S.p.A. to provide worldwide sourcing of heavy wheels to the commercial trucking industry and to exchange wheel manufacturing technology

Tags: Industry

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

PennDOT Targets Heavy Truck Traffic Accident Corridors

Pennsylvania has targeted five “heavy-truck crash corridors” for extra enforcement, improvements and public education, according to the Allentown Morning Call

Tags: Highways

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

Bendix Recommends ABS Recall

A "confused" electronics control unit on some Bendix antilock brake units that can cause a 3- to 4-second loss of brakes has led Bendix to recommend the recall of 300,000 trucks and buses. The problem on Bendix

Tags: Safety

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

French Truckers Continue Protest

French truck drivers blocked oil refineries and fuel depots nationwide for a second day Tuesday to protest high fuel prices, causing fuel rationing and shortages in some areas

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

Port Truckers Rally in Savannah

Truckers who haul containers in and out of the Port of Savannah, Ga., were joined by local labor representatives as they staged a rally over the weekend to protest long wait times and low wages

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September 1, 2000 - Industry News

Aussie Truckers Continue Fuel Protest

A convoy of about 50 trucks drove to the home of West Australian Premier Richard Court today in an exclusive Perth suburb as part of their continuing protest against high fuel prices and low rates

September 1, 2000 - Industry News

Volvo, Renault Cleared to Merge

The European Commission has approved Swedish truck maker Volvo AB's acquisition of Renault's RVI truck unit after the companies offered "significant" concessions to address competition concerns

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September 1, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite, Teamsters Clash on Health Care, Other Issues

Last week's contract negotiations between the Teamsters and Overnite Transportation made little progress, as the two sides disagreed on Overnite's plan to change health care providers and Overnite wanted to declare an impasse on several contract items the union believes are still on the table

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September 1, 2000 - Industry News

California Checkpoints Spot Unsafe Trucks

A rash of accidents in California has prompted a safety crackdown on commercial trucks in Anaheim Hills, where police have issued at least 30 citations

Tags: Safety

September 1, 2000 - Industry News

Hoffa Campaign Submits 400,000 Petition Signatures

The Jim Hoffa Unity Slate submitted more than 400,000 rank and file signatures last week for his re-election bid in the upcoming International Brotherhood of Teamsters officers’ election

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September 1, 2000 - Industry News

Ontario and Quebec Agree on Weights/Dimensions

Ontario and Quebec transportation ministers signed an agreement last week to harmonize truck weights and dimensions for several vehicle configurations that commonly operate between the two jurisdictions

September 1, 2000 - Industry News

OOIDA Pushes Fuel Surcharge Legislation

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association is encouraging its members to push for a floor vote of the full House on the Motor Carrier Fuel Cost Equity Act of 2000

September 1, 2000 - Industry News

Longer Trucks Not Invading Vermont

It’s been a month since a new state law kicked in allowing longer commercial trucks on Vermont’s east-west highways, and officials say it doesn’t appear to have had any major effect on traffic

Tags: Highways

September 1, 2000 - Industry News

Southeastern Offers E-mail and Fax Invoicing

Southeastern Freight Lines, Columbia, S.C., has introduced two new billing alternatives, Internet invoicing and fax invoicing, which benefit smaller customers much like Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) invoicing but without the investment in EDI technology

Tags: Fleets

September 1, 2000 - Industry News

Meritor Tire Inflation System Honored

The Meritor Tire Inflation System, which automatically inflates, monitors, and equalizes tire air pressures on longhaul trailer rigs, has been recognized for an R&D 100 Award, honoring the top technical achievements of 1999

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August 31, 2000 - Industry News

FleetPride Opens Locations in New York, Texas

FleetPride, a heavy-duty truck part distributor in Deerfield, Ill., has opened two new locations in Marcy, N.Y., and Kilgore, Texas

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August 31, 2000 - Industry News

Sitton Buying 50 Peterbilt Model 387s

Sitton Motor Lines, Joplin, Mo., has taken delivery of the first of 50 new Peterbilt Model 387 tractors

Tags: Fleets

August 31, 2000 - Industry News

West Virginia Jumps on the PrePass Bandwagon

Truckers traveling on select West Virginia interstates will soon be able to keep rolling without stopping to get weighed. According to Associated Press reports, the state Division of Highways is forking over $1.2 million next month to install the PrePass electronic weigh-in-motion system on four state highways

Tags: Highways

August 31, 2000 - Industry News

S.C. Rep. Wants Truck Speed Limit Lowered to 65

A recent rash of accidents on Interstate 85 in Anderson, S.C., has prompted a state representative to push for lowering the maximum speed limit for trucks to 65 mph

August 31, 2000 - Industry News

Arizona Lawmakers Still Pushing for Truck Speed Reductions

A group of Arizona lawmakers are asking the state Department of Transportation to conduct another study to determine whether the speed limit for trucks should be reduced,

August 31, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian Owner-Operators Worse Off Now Than in March

The National Truckers Assn. in Canada, sick of empty promises and endless chats with well-intentioned bureaucrats, will hold a meeting next Sunday to plan a strategy to deal with skyrocketing fuel prices

August 31, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Truck Ban Grows Wider

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has moved to further restrict big, interstate trucks in the state. Under some circumstances, the agency now wants 102-inch-wide trucks, standard since the 1980s, limited to what it calls the “National Network” of highways even if those trucks are domiciled in the state. The DOT has issued the necessary proposed rule change and will accept written comments until October 18

Tags: Highways

August 30, 2000 - Industry News

Transportal Network Names New Member Carriers

Transportal Network (www.transportalnetwork.com), the Atlanta-based Internet company, has announced the names of six more fleets joining the Transportal network

Tags: Industry

August 30, 2000 - Industry News

HighwayMaster 5000 Integrates With TruckMate for Windows

@Track Communications, Richardson, Texas, has announced that its mobile communications product, HighwayMaster Series 5000, will integrate with TruckMate for Windows, comprehensive trucking management software from Maddocks Systems of Langley, British Columbia

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August 30, 2000 - Industry News

Dart Selects OptiStop

Dart Transit, the truckload carrier of St. Paul, Minn., will implement OptiStop fuel and routing optimization software from Logistics.com of Burlington, Mass

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