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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Trucks Gather in St. Ignace for Truck Show

The fifth annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show, famous for its Parade of Lights over the Mackinac bridge, will be held this weekend, Sept. 15-17, in St. Ignace, Mich

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Turnpike Gets E-ZPass, Toll Increases

At the end of this month, the New Jersey Turnpike will begin using a long-awaited cashless toll system -- and implement its first toll increase since 1991

Tags: Highways

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Super Trucks Race in Europe

Truck racing had its origins in the United States in the 1970s. But while the sport has all but died here, on the "other side of the pond" in Europe, it's still going strong. This weekend,

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Mack Breaks Ground for New KC Subsidiary

At a ceremony last night in Kansas City, Mo., Mack Trucks marked the start of construction on its new subsidiary, Kansas City Mack Sales and Service, on N.E. 45th St. and Randolph Road, just west of I-435

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Southern California Gears Up for Truck Lane on I-215 and Highway 60

Work has begun on an interstate truck lane meant to improve traffic congestion and safety on Interstate 215 and Highway 60 in Southern California

Tags: Highways

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Canadian, U.S. Load Matching Services Join Forces

Cabit Systems Corp., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will introduce Internet Truckstop Canada at the Truck World 2000 trade show in Toronto later this month. The new Internet freight-matching service is a joint venture with The Internet Truckstop in the United States

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Port Truckers Protest in California

Truckers who haul containers in and out of the ports of Los Angeles-Long Beach and Oakland, Calif., are protesting high fuel prices and slow turnaround times at container terminals. According to the Journal of Commerce, about six harbor trucking companies are affected in Los Angeles-Long Beach, while in Oakland, drivers are refusing to haul for Pacific Rim Transport, a subsidiary of Maersk Inc

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Delivery Drivers Take On New York

The competition was officially called the Race to Deliver, but some called it the Delivery Olympics. Twelve delivery drivers from the U.S. and Canada gathered in New York Sunday and Monday to participate in a contest

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September 11, 2000 - Industry News

Boyle Transportation Buys 40 Trucks With Inverters, Shore Power

Boyle Transportation recently took delivery of 40 Freightliner Century Class S/T's equipped with Xantrex (formerly Tracer) Technology's Truckpower inverter/chargers, which convert DC power into AC

Tags: Fleets

September 11, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Announces Recall on Bendix ABS

Freightliner has entered the second phase of its recall of vehicles equipped with the defective Bendix ABS EC 17-1030R electronic control units

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September 11, 2000 - Industry News

CCX Expands Service Coverage in Northeast

Con-Way Central Express, an LTL carrier based in Ann Arbor, Mich., recently opened a new service center facility in Borzah, Conn

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September 11, 2000 - Industry News

AAA Report Predicts Traffic Problems Will Continue

Even though the summer travel season has come to end, the American Automobile Association says don't expect too much relief from traffic congestion, thanks to highway construction projects

Tags: Highways

September 11, 2000 - Industry News

DaimlerChrysler To Take Control of Mitsubishi

Twenty years of dodging recalls has driven Mitsubishi Motors into the arms of DaimlerChrysler

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September 11, 2000 - Industry News

Owner-Operators Ask Clinton for Help on Fuel

OPEC has agreed to increase production in order to drive down fuel prices, but owner-operators still are pressing for legislative relief. In a letter last week to President Clinton, Jim Johnston, president of Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn., pleaded for leadership on a bill to create a national fuel surcharge. The surcharge is needed to forestall a catastrophe for small-business truckers as fuel prices rise this autumn, Johnson wrote.

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September 10, 2000 - Industry News

Stars & Stripes Qualifiers Win at Walcott

The second group of six qualifiers for the Stars and Stripes truck show series championship were named Saturday at the Iowa 80 truckstop in Walcott, Iowa

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September 8, 2000 - Industry News

Waste Management Gets Great Deal on Clean Trucks

Through a unique partnership with an electricity supplier, giant refuse hauler Waste Management has come up with a cost-effective way to convert trucks to cleaner natural gas fuel

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September 8, 2000 - Industry News

ATA Fills Environment, Safety Posts

The American Trucking Associations has filled two key positions in its environmental and safety regulatory operations

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September 8, 2000 - Industry News

NTSB Makes Truck Parking Recommendations

After the National Transportation Safety Board held its series of truck and bus safety hearings last year, it decided to look further into the issue of truck parking. The board last week issued several recommendations to help address the parking shortage, which is a key issue in the debate about truck driver fatigue

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September 8, 2000 - Industry News

The 3PLs Strike Back

Entrepreneur Ben Gordon says the conventional Internet wisdom -- that the intermediary is dead -- "is dead wrong." Gordon, president of Web startup 3PLex.com, told Truckinginfo.com that for the past six months to a year, transportation people

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September 8, 2000 - Industry News

French Truckers End Fuel Protest

French truckers ended their blockades of oil refineries and depots yesterday after six days of protests against high fuel prices

September 8, 2000 - Industry News

Truckin’ Down the Campaign Trail

North Dakota state Republican congressional candidate John Dorso, a former owner of a trucking and trailer sales business, recently concluded his "Road to Victory" truck tour. Traveling the road in his 1994 International cabover, a 1998

September 8, 2000 - Industry News

GE Capital Honors Fleets for Productivity

GE Capital Fleet Services has recognized 10 of its customers for innovative best practices in achieving fleet management productivity

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September 8, 2000 - Industry News

Used Trucks Find "Private" Auctions, Overseas Markets Online

"Private" truck auctions on the Web? If you were selling trucks at auction, wouldn’t you want as many bidders as possible? Maybe not. Last month, TruckCenter.com of Northfield, Ill., an Internet-based market for trucks and related services, auctioned

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September 8, 2000 - Industry News

Finalists For First Trailer Dealer Of Year Award Announced

Four outstanding trailer dealers have been selected as finalists for the industry's first National Trailer Dealer of the Year Award

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September 7, 2000 - Industry News

Mack Announces Two Additional Weeks of Plant Shutdowns

In addition to the already-announced plant closings for the week of Oct. 2, Mack Trucks has announced two additional weeks of plant shutdowns to help balance truck inventories

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