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July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Eaton To Purchase Duffield

Eaton Aeroquip, Maumee, Ohio, has agreed to purchase the privately held business of Australian based Frederick Duffield PTY Ltd., and its overseas operations

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July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Nebraska Adding More PrePass Stations

Thanks to new weigh stations on Interstate 80 near Omaha, Neb., the number of big rigs being weighed will soon double, and due to new technology, many of them won’t even have to pull off the highway

Tags: Highways

July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Inspections on the Rise in Pennsylvania

A jump in the number of fatalities involving trucks last year prompted the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to increase truck inspections

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July 25, 2000 - Industry News

NCDOT Launches Real-Time Traveler Info System

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has introduced a system that offers real-time information on all incidents affecting highway travel across the state

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July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Southern California Looks at Truck-Only Lanes

Southern California transportation experts, looking for ways to accommodate dramatically increasing truck traffic in the Inland area, have been looking into truck-only lanes

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July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Internet Truck Parts Market Up for Grabs

FleetScape.com, the truck parts web site announced in March, has closed up shop. But the idea that spawned FleetScape is far from dead, according to former FleetScape President Susan Kampe. In an interview with Truckinginfo.com, Kampe said

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July 25, 2000 - Industry News

FedEx Ground Announces Fuel Surcharge

FedEx Ground, Pittsburgh, Pa., will apply a 1.25 percent fuel surcharge on all ground services, effective August 7, 2000

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July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Watch For Ramp Closures on I-5 in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation is advising truckers to be aware of ramp closures on Interstate 5 between Albany and Salem

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July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Navistar Announces Layoffs At Indiana Plant

Although the exact number of workers hasn’t been determined yet, a handful of Navistar employees in Fort Wayne, Ind., received letters late last week warning of layoffs

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July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Driver Claims Company Paid Him to Frame Teamsters

An Overnite Transportation driver says that company officials at the less-than-truckload carrier paid him to damage property and falsely accuse Teamster supporters so they would be fired

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July 24, 2000 - Industry News

Waupun Truckers Jamboree Plans Under Way

The Waupun Truckers Jamboree, an "11th Annual Salute to the Trucking Industry," kicks off the weekend of August 11-12 in Waupun, Wisc

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July 24, 2000 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Reports Record 2Q Net

Arkansas Best Corporation, Fort Smith, Ark., has announced its second quarter net income hit $17.7 million, a 60% increase from 1999’s second quarter and the highest for any quarter in the company's history

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July 24, 2000 - Industry News

International Forms New Engine Subsidiary

International Truck and Engine Corp. is placing its engine group in a new wholly owned subsidiary called International Engine Corp

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July 24, 2000 - Industry News

Port Expansion Could Put More Trucks on SC Roads

A massive intermodal port expansion planned for Charleston, S.C., has some people worried about the extra trucks it would mean on area highways

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July 24, 2000 - Industry News

North America Won't Feel Volvo Price Hikes

Volvo Trucks North America does not intend to follow its parent company's plan to raise prices in order to address the downturn in truck sales

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July 23, 2000 - Industry News

Wireless E-mail: Wonder or Woe? Part III

Editor's Note: This is the third installment of the experiences of Newport editors with using wireless Internet access on the road. As we go forward with the digital revolution, it seems pretty obvious that Microsoft will direct

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July 23, 2000 - Industry News

Wireless E-mail: Wonder or Woe? Part II

Editor's Note: This is the second in an installment of the experiences of Newport editors with using wireless Internet access on the road. I spend about 300 days a year dragging cool cars around the lower 48

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July 23, 2000 - Industry News

Wireless E-Mail: Wonder or Woe? Part I

Editor's Note: Over the next few days, we'll be sharing the experiences of Newport editors with using wireless Internet access on the road. My quest for a cell phone attachment for wireless e-mail started last December, when

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July 23, 2000 - Industry News

Huge Rail Merger Called Off

A merger that would have created North America's largest rail network hsa been called off

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July 22, 2000 - Industry News

Sterling Opens Ontario Dealership

Sterling Truck Corp. has opened its first corporately owned dealership in Canada in London, Ontario

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July 22, 2000 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso: Demand Continuing For Automatics

Over the past several years, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has seen greater demand for automatic transmissions in its trucks for the U.S., according to Bob Aquaro, the company's vice president-product assurance.

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Posts Gains in All Business Segments

Despite tighter pricing and a competitive marketplace, Ryder System reported second quarter revenue gains for all of its business units

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Overnite Announces Rate Hike

Overnite Transportation, Richmond, Va., has issued a general rate increase of 5.5 percent to go into effect August 14

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Peterbilt Honored for Safety

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

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Los Angeles Paves the Way for Residential Truck Ban

A ban on big rigs on North 7th Street in Los Angeles will get a little help, thanks to the construction of an alternative route funded by the state of California

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