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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TIP Website Features Trailer Regulations

Fleets can obtain state-by-state trailer height, length, width and weight restrictions through the TIP (Transport International Pool) Internet site at http://www.trailers.ge.com. The Resource Centers allows users to link to the trailer regulations section which features state

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Celadon Attributes Growth To NAFTA

Since 1994, Celadon Trucking has grown 50%, creating 500 new trucking and 100 administrative jobs — an expansion that Michael Hodson, Celadon executive vice president, attributes to the North American Free Trade Agreement. Speaking before a public

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

No-Penalty Vehicle Inspections Held At Bordentown Petro

The New Jersey State Police Truck Enforcement Unit held voluntary no-penalty vehicle inspections at the Petro Stopping Center, Bordentown, NJ, during International Highway Transportation Safety Week. Trucks passing the Level One inspections received a CVSA decal good

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Delays Clean Fuel Fleet Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has delayed the Clean Fuel Fleet Program start date for one year — it will now begin in model year 1999. CFFP requires fleets of 10 or more vehicles that are centrally

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Massachusetts Trucker Organizes Convoy For Kids

Donald Basile, a driver for R&J Poultry of Monson, MA, is organizing a Convoy for Kids in conjunction with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western Massachusetts. The combination convoy and picnic will be held July 20, 1997 starting

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Maintenance Masters Nominees Sought

Dryden Oil Co. has sponsored a program to honor maintenance operators in the fleet, construction, quarry, mining and transportation sectors. “Maintenance technicians and operators are often overlooked and underappreciated,” said Steve Hutchinson, director of marketing for Dryden

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider National Introduces Internet Site

Schneider National has launched a new Internet site at http://www.schneider.com. The website highlights company information and current employment opportunities. The Drive With Us area discusses driving opportunities for new and experienced drivers and independent contractors. Programs include

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Brochures Outline Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Energy has developed a series of brochures for fleets and owner-operators required to use alternative-fuel vehicles. The package details what alternative fuels are, how they work, and what fleets must do to comply

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Matheson Invests In LNG Fleet

Matheson Fast Freight, Elk Grove, CA, plans to purchase seven liquid natural gas trucks to haul U.S. mail. Although the trucks could cost Matheson $700,000, the fleet could receive up to $400,000 in incentives from the Sacramento

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Maine Drivers Group Hosts Convoy For Kids

The Maine Professional Drivers Assn. hosted its third annual Bangor Convoy For Kids on May 31. The parade featured 85 trucks and raised nearly $2,200 for the Children’s Miracle Network of Eastern Maine Medical Center. The event

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ford-To-Freightliner Transfer In Progress

The first steps are being taken to implement the transfer of Ford Motor Co.’s heavy truck business to Freightliner Corp., including new manufacturing sites for the purchased products, contracts to Ford Heavy Truck dealers, and jobs

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Lowboy’s Truck Show Adds Second Day

The 2nd annual Lowboy’s Truckstop Show, held at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, has been extended to include a second day. More than 10,000 drivers and their families are expected to attend the event, scheduled for Nov.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Burlington Motor Carriers Honors Winners

Seven professional drivers from Burlington Motor Carriers were honored for performance and dedication during the past year. The drivers excelled in service, safety, availability, fuel management, attitude and performance. Each driver received an award package totaling

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Launches Vehicle Sales Center On Line

Ryder has introduced an Internet site which gives users direct access to its database of used tractors, straight trucks, vans, trailers and buses. Located at http://www.ryder.com, the Ryder Used Vehicle Sales Center provides instant access to more

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

NAIT Announces Member Of The Year

John O’Hearn has been named as The National Association of Independent Truckers (NAIT) 1997 Member of the Year. Since 1991, O’Hearn has been leased to Bulk Transportation of Walnut, CA. Excellent driving, safety records, financial aptitude and

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Celadon Introduces Web Site

Celadon Trucking Services has launched an Internet site at http://www.celadontrucking.com. The site allows users to browse information on the company’s services, facilities, driver information, newsletter and financial data. Eventually the company expects to add interactive customer services

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Werner Inducts 100th Million Miler

Nine Werner drivers have logged 1 million accident-free miles. Each has been inducted into the Werner Hall of Fame, which brings the number of “Million Milers” to 100

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cathedral City To Open Truckstop Of The Future

Cathedral City, CA, will soon be the site of a state-of-the-art truckstop/travel center which will feature unique amenities to pamper and care for truckers

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Trucks Can Run On Diesel And Natural Gas

New technology developed by Clean Air Partners of San Diego, CA, will allow heavy duty trucks to run both on natural gas and diesel fuel

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Petro Stopping Center Hosts Summer Expo

Petro Stopping Center, Bordentown, NJ, will host its second annual Summer Expo throughout the months of August and September. The travel center has scheduled more than 20 displays and programs designed to “bring the truck shows

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

New England Truck Show Changes Name

The New England Truck Show will change its name to the North American Truck Show to reflect the increasing number of attendees that are coming from areas outside the six New England states. The 1998 North American

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Mack Intros Series Of Natural Gas Trucks

Mack Trucks is offering LNG-fueled Mack MR and LE model trucks equipped with Mack E7G 325 hp natural gas engines. The new engine is said to be an evolution of the Mack E7 diesel and will

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

The Truth About Texas Speed Limits

Truckers should know that Texas has not abolished split speed limits as previously reported by the Austin Statesman, the Dallas Morning News and the Texas Department of Public Safety. When the Austin Statesman stated the Associated Press

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Engine Manufacturers Challenge California Report

The Engine Manufacturers Assn. has challenged a California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board report which links diesel exhaust with lung cancer. The EMA claims that the report — Proposed Identification of Diesel Exhaust as a Toxic

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Wyoming Opens Two PrePass Weigh Stations

PrePass, the electronic weigh station bypass service currently available in California and New Mexico, is now operational at three sites in Wyoming. The more than 50,000 trucks enrolled in the program can now be weighed electronically and

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